Back To The Hills

By Kathryn Tickell

  1. Patrick Robert Menzies
    Whinshields
    Whinham’s
  2. Wild Hills Of Wannies
    My Sunny Day
  3. Jacky Layton
  4. Andrew’s March
    Kielder Schottische
    Shirley’s
  5. What It Is
    Fare Well
  6. Gin Ye Kiss My Wife I’ll Tell The Minister
    Inverness Gathering
  7. The Champion
    The Old Drove Road/The Old
  8. Keel Row
  9. Westoe
  10. Lasses Pisses Brandy
    Holme’s Fancy
    Madame Bonaparte
  11. Far Frae Hame
    Holme’s Fancy
    Hesleyside
  12. Thanks To Cocks And Bryan
    40 Years At Ford
    Old As The Hills
  13. Flower Of The Quern

Four comments

2002. Includes, Willie Taylor, Julian Sutton, Andy May among others. As the title suggest this is one of Kathryn Tickell’s more traditional albums.

The third tune on track seven is: "The Old Hornpipe", I tried the edit function several times without any success.

Re: Back To The Hills, more credits, and track 4 tune 2

Credits listed on www.discogs.com: (adding a few more to the above list)
Fiddle – Willie Taylor
Harp – Mary Macmaster
Melodeon – Julian Sutton
Northumbrian Pipes – Andy May (4)
Northumbrian Pipes, Fiddle – Kathryn Tickell
Piano – David Milligan*, Paul Flush
Trumpet – Daniel Lapp

It’s now pretty hard to find this CD anywhere - it’s not even listed in wikipedia’s discography, which may have been lifted from allmusic’s (which doesn’t mention it either, although the CD has been called one of her best).

The wonderful track 4 is three fine tunes played on fiddles (presumably Kathryn and Willie Taylor), joined by melodeon on the third tune. See particularly the notes linked above for tunes 1 and 3. However, ref track 4 tune 2, as pointed out by Nigel Gatherer at
https://thesession.org/tunes/2986
“Kielder Schottische
The usual tune which goes by the name "Kielder Schottische" is in fact a version of the tune known in Scotland as "The Lad wi the Pladdie" - and that’s the tune on Kathryn Tickell’s ‘Back to the Hills’ album. However, that’s not the tune given here. I don’t recognise the tune which Joe Heckels has given us”

So maybe the tune here should link to
https://thesession.org/tunes/2986
instead.

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Re: Back To The Hills. Willie Taylor

Just reading the very interesting potted biography of Willie Taylor at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_Taylor
and it says he died on 2 November 2000:
"Willy Taylor (5 January 1916 – 2 November 2000) was a fiddler from Northumberland, England. He performed with Joe Hutton and Will Atkinson as the Shepherds."

But this CD came out in 2002. I wonder when the tracks he played on here were recorded?

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