The Road to Hammer Junkie

By The Chair

  1. The Road To Hammer Junkie
    Mr & Mrs Ron Corkett
    Ron’s
  2. Esther’s
    The Sorquoy
    Miss Henny Mackenzie
  3. The Hamars O’ Syradale
  4. Bok Espok
    The Scariest Room In The Hoose
  5. The Humours Of Tulla
    The Silver Spire
    Wes And Maggie’s Ceili Croft
  6. Keengalee
    The Tieve
  7. Furmiston Ruby
    Fifi McArthur’s
  8. The Dark Maid’s
    Cancro Cru
    Bongo Boy’s
  9. The Skatehorn Ceilidh Band
    Knees Of Fire
    The Tailor’s Twist
  10. The Well
    Shaloka
  11. Sporting Paddy
    The Clydeside Lasses
    French Canadian (Jaybird)
    The Morning Dew
    Roddy McDonald’s Fancy

Six comments

Gavin Firth on guitar
Fionn McArthur on fiddle
Bob Gibbon on accordion
Brian Cromarty banjo and vocals
Chas Milne on bass guitar
Erik Laughton on drums
Douglas Montgomery on fiddle and mandolin
Robbie Thomson on percussion

The Chair: The Road to Hammer Junkie

01: THE ROAD TO HAMMER JUNKIE
The Road to Hammer Junkie (Jim Craigie)/Mr & Mrs Ron Corkett (Jim Craigie)/Ron’s Reel (Jim Craigie)
02: HUP SET
Esther’s (Brian Cromarty)/The Sorquoy Jig (Erik Laughton)/Miss Henny Mackenzie (trad)
03: THE HAMARS O’ SYRADALE
The Hamars o’ Syradale (words: trad; tune: Ethel Findlater)
04: THE SCARIEST ROOM
Bok Espok (Kepa Junkera)/The Scariest Room in the Hoose (Gavin Firth)
05: HUMOURS
The Humours of Tulla (trad)/The Silver Spire (trad)/Wes and Maggie’s Ceili Croft (Leo McCann)
06: KEENGALEE
Keengalee (Kris Drever)/The Tieve (Brian Cromarty)
07: FURMISTON RUBY
Furmiston Ruby (Bob Gibbon)/Fifi McArthur’s (Gavin Firth)
08: THE DARK MAID
The Dark Maid’s Reel (trad)/Cancro Cru (Anxo Pintos)/Bongo Boy’s Reel (Gavin Firth)
09: KNEES OF FIRE
The Skatehorn Ceilidh Band (Brian Cromarty)/Knees of Fire (Gavin Firth)/The Tailor’s Twist (trad)
10: ARMENIAN
The Well (Gavin Firth)/Shaloka (trad)
11: THE BIG SET
Sporting Paddy (trad)/The Clydeside Lasses (trad)/French Canadian Reel (trad)/The Morning Dew (trad)/Roddy McDonald’s Fancy (P.M. Donald McLeod)

Hi Nigel, I’ve updated the track listings.

Thanks for the mandolin lessons at the Feis by the way. Still being buoyed by it! See you again, Alistair :o)

The Chair: The Road to Hammer Junkie

Great stuff, Alistair - it’s always good to have a full list of the tracks. I’ve been enjoying listening to The Chair - a bit of organised chaos at times, but a breath of fresh air too. I’ve been trying to remember where I might have heard ‘Wes & Maggie’s Ceili Croft’ before, and now you’ve updated the tracks, I see it’s probably Blazin’ Fiddles.

Re: The Road to Hammer Junkie

Does anyone know the name of "French Canadian Reel" in the Big Set (Track 11) please? I’ve heard "Old Frenchie" suggested…