Alba

By Alba

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Track 10 is misspelt. It should be ‘Garten’ or ‘Gartan’.

Isn’t it also worth pointing out that this album dates from 1977?

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Also, why post a recording without putting any details about the players and the music they play ? The person who posted this presumably thought it worth his/her while to include this recording here in the website. All we have so far is a list of songs and tunes - not much use without any background. I knew "Alba" well, and could fill in a lot of information about them, but will do so only after "boisei0" ventures an opinion.
And the "Geese In The Bog" is the 4-part piper’s version.

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One of my favourite recordings of scottish music. I bought the vinyl some months ago on ebay.a friend of mine have it and every time I visited him,the first thing I did was looking for Alba album on his shelves.

I like almost every track on it,but first track worth the price of the album.

http://www.tonycuffe.com/disco.htm

Alan Macleod (Highland bagpipes, bodhran), Tony Cuffe (guitar, lyre, whistle, vocals), Sean O’Rourke (vocals, bazouki, flute, whistle), Mike Ward (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals)

Rafix

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Would anyone be so incredibly kind as to do me a copy of this? Have been trying to replace my lost vinyl for yonks.

Alba

They were absolutely terrific when I saw them live.

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I finally oredered a copy (CD) vis Music Stack from here: RECORD HEAVEN MAILORDER" <order@recordheaven.net>.

Phew. Bliss!

Track 5

Unless I’m much mistaken, Track 5 is a medley of 3 tunes - the air "Mermaid’s Song" - "John Murray of Lochee" and Donald McLeod’s "Pipe Major George Allan". I’ll add some to this later.

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Re: Alba

If you look at the photos at the bottom of the "Home Page", I’ve just posted a photo of Sean O’Rourke [ piccollo ] and Tony Cuffe [ whistle ], playing a few tunes together at the campsite at Durham Folk Festival, 1975, I think.
It may not be there for long before it gets shunted off, but……………. those were happy days.

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