20 tracks: The Lasses Fashion * The Braes O’ Balquhidder * Grieg’s Strathspey * Lady Keith’s Lament * The Gates of Edinburgh * Tibbie Fowler * The Shetland Fiddlers’ Society * The Laird O’ Drum * Kempy Kaye * Donald Willie and his Dog * Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque * The Birken Tree * The Hieland Soldier * The Skyeman’s Jig * Jenny Dang The Weaver * Brave Lewie Roy / Wantonness * Cathkin Braes * Miss Grace Hay’s Delight * The Hills of Perth * Clarke Saunders.
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Jock Tamson’s Bairns - one of the most esteemed and influential bands in Scottish traditional music.
The band’s first two albums (The Lasses Fashion and Jock Tamson’s Bairns) on one CD.
The band members on The Lasses Fashion are Norman Chalmers (concertina, whistles, piano), John Croall (vocals, bodhran, whistles), Jack Evans (guitar, bass, mandolin, cittern, flute, melodeon), Ian Hardie (vocals, fiddle, viola, bass guitar), Derek Hoy (fiddle) and Rod Paterson (vocals, guitar, mandola, cittern, trump).
On the Jock Tamson’s Bairns tracks Tony Cuffe (vocals, guitar, whistles) and Adam Jack (vocals, fiddle) were additional but Derek Hoy was absent.
This really is superb music by any standard.
“The material is still fresh and vibrant…”
(The Living Tradition)