…from the Tron Tavern Edinburgh
The recent discussion regarding Llig reminded me of this recording. I found this CD at an Irish music store here in the States. Knew nothing about the people, but I noticed there was a musician named Michael Gill on the recording and it was made in Scotland, so I thought, what the heck? Wouldn’t it be kind of funny if it was everybody’s favorite session.orger. Still have no idea whether or not it is, so maybe the man himself can verify. My guess is that it isn’t because I suspect he would have directed people asking for a recording of him towards this CD since IMHO the M.G. on this recording sounds pretty good. If it is him, I suspect this CD may need several reprints as folks around here will probably want evidence. Never know, so I thought I would post it anyway. Either way is a pretty nice CD.
OK, so here’s what I do know about the recording. It was released in 1994 by Greentrax Recordings. It features the following musicians:
Track 1: George Duff (guitar/vocals), Adam Jack (fiddle)
Track 2: Eilidh Shaw (fiddle), Kathryn Nicoll (fiddle), Russell Hunter (keyboards)
Track 3: Palaver (vocals)
Track 4: Seannachie (instrumental)
Track 5: Cy Laurie (vocals), Sam Ramsay (guitar), Freddie Thomson (fiddle), Shaw (fiddle), Hunter (keyboards)
Track 6: Davy Thompson (guitar)
Track 7: Ian Carmichael (banjo), Michael Gill (fiddle)
Track 8: William Haines (concertina), Martainn Beag (keyboards/high & low whistles)
Track 9: Seannachie (song)
Track 10: Carmichael (banjo/vocals), Ramsay, Gill (double bass), Laurie
Track 11: Gill (fiddle), Ramsay (guitar)
Track 12: Laurie (vocals), Ramsay (guitar), Thomson (fiddle), Shaw (fiddle), Hunter (keyboards)
Track 13: Palaver (vocals)
Track 14: Duff (guitar/vocals), Jack (fiddle)
Track 15: Nicoll (fiddle), Shaw (fiddle), Hunter (keyboards), Gill (double bass), Thomson (fiddle), Ramsay (guitar)
Also, “The Silver Spire” is incorrectly listed on Track 2 as “The Silver Spear”.
OK, that’s all I got on this CD for now. Anybody have anything to add?
It’s always Freddie who plays bass when I drop by the pub. Anyone else, too?
That’ll be oor Michael OK. Lot of good players on that recording.
Thanks for the verification Kenny.
Deadly, would like to get my hands on a recording. Any ideas where I could pick it up?
Brilliant, thanks Jason.
hey, I wouldn’t mind a copy of that too.
Cheap at twice the distance
Good price and available here (as Jason suggested above)
“hey, I wouldn’t mind a copy of that too.”
….sorry I can’t help, but I do have a copy of “Fly Fishing” by JR Hartley 🙂