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Best of 1979-1989


  • 1. The Geese In The Bog / Jig Of Slurs
    2. Auld Lang Syne
    3. Tranent Muir
    4. Highland Laddie, The
    5. Lucy Cassidy / The Bletherskate / The Smith Of Chilliechassie
    6. Farewell To Fuinary / Heather Island
    7. Roddie Macdonald's Favourite
    8. Gypsy Laddie, The
    9. Jamie Raeburn's Farewell
    10. Johnnie Cope / The Atholl Highlanders
    11. I Once Loved a Lass
    12. Turf Lodge / The Cape Breton Fiddlers' Welcome To The Shetland Isles / The Flaggon
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1100

  • Credits
    ProducerThe Tannahill Weavers
    Engineer

    Scottish folk music icons the Tannahill Weavers begin their first anthology -- like one of their legendary live shows -- with the rousing "Geese in the Bog/The Jig of Slurs," and what follows are some of the most electrifying recordings of traditional music ever put to tape. Best of 1979-1989 compiles 12 stellar tracks culled from the group's first seven records and showcase its muscular piping and gorgeous balladry. Audience favorites, such as "Johnnie Cope/Atholl Highlanders," "The Gypsy Laddie," and their peerless version of Robert Burns' "Auld Lang Syne", reside among the lesser known -- but equally impressive -- "Tranent Muir" and "Farewell to Flunary/Heather Island." This is a great place to start for the novice, as some of these records are either out of print or require a great deal of hunting. Singer/guitarist Roy Gullane's clever liner notes and the addition of a "Scots-glossary" help make this already essential compilation even more valuable. ~ James Christopher Monger

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