Travels With My Auntie Liz 5 January 2015 8-10pm
Repeated Wed 6 2-4 am and 1 – 3 pm
A tribute to Andy M Stewart who sadly passed away on 27 December 2015
Also to Hamish Imlach 20 years on 1 January since his passing.
Tunes I will be playing are:-
1 Queen Of All Argyle – by Andy circa 1983 with Silly Wizard originally from a new fangled ‘tape’!!
2 The Loch Tay Boat Song – written by Sir Harold Boulton (who also wrote The Skye Boat Song)
3 If I was a Blackbird Trad different versions –this one here mentions Donnnybrook Fair, held in Doonybrook – outside Dublin from the 13 th Century eg John of England in 1204 granted them to hold an eight day fair – which over the years expanded to a 15 day event till the 1850’s7
4 Take Her In your Arms by Andy – From Dublin Lady album 1987
5 Where Ar You Tonight I Wonder – From Dublin Lady album 1987
6 Dublin Lady – Written I believe by Johnny Connolly – From Dublin Lady album 1987
7 The Haughs of Cromdale – Trad – was a battle that took place on 30 April 1690 where the Jacobites were routed on the low ground (haughes) at Cromdale in Morayshire. Song was ‘moderenised by James Hogg the Ettrick Shepheard – other verses added and amended over the years. Good marching tune for the highland regiments – At It Again Album 1990 with Manus Lunny
8 Bogie’s Bonny Bell – Trad – a well known bothy ballad ,Bogie’s Bonnie Belle was a Scots Travellers’ favourite bothy ballad. Jimmy McBeath sang it in a recording made by Alan Lomax in November , 1953. And of course a favourite of all the Stewarts including Shellia
9 Lament for a Fisherman’s Wife was written by Martin Hadden and Phil Cunningham and released on their 1981 album Wild & Beautiful.
Also a tribute to oore Hamish Imlach it was 20 years on the 1 st January since Hamish passed, leaving his music his laughter and magic stories. To those who are not fortunate enough to hear him I bring a small part of a tribute concert by his long time travel an musician pal Ian Mackintosh (1932-2006) and fellow musicians.
You can get the show on Catch up for the next 30 days
Any requests or queries please email me at Liz@celticmusicradio.net