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Thread #9450   Message #62420
Posted By: Philippa
11-Mar-99 - 10:23 AM
Thread Name: Isla St Clair
Subject: RE: Isla St Clair
Isla made an LP "The Song and the Story" featuring songs from the programme Alison mentions. I've also heard a more recent recording Isla made of her mother's songs, but I don't recall the album title.
I just did a quick Alta Vista search and found that album at Greentrax. Also, Isla is listed for Broadstairs folk fest in Kent this August
The following recordings are available from Greentrax
"Tatties & Herrin'" - The Sea CDTRAX146 (1997)
"Tatties & Herrin'" - The Land CDTRAX145 (1997)(two albums from the eponymous radio seriesof 1995)
19 tracks: Tatties & herrin/The plooman laddies/Wi' my rovin'eye/Arlin's fine braes/Up the Noran Water/Bogie's bonnie belle/The Kirk o' Birnieboozle/Drumdelgie/Chairlie O Chairlie/Band o'shearers/Johnny Sangster/Guise o' Tough/Barnyards o' Delgaty/Nicky tams/Dying ploughboy/Twa recruiting sergeants/Emigrants' farewell to Donside/Hilly's man/ Tatties & herrin'.
"Scenes of Scotland" CDTRAX119 (1996)
14 tracks including: Lest we forget/Queen Edinbro'/Couthy Cullen/Ballachulish/Lament for the commandos/Dunkirk/ Lullin' the Littlin'/A toast for Stornaway/The lifeboat/ Spinning wheel/Glencoe/The bonnie boats o' Buckie/Poet & lover.
TV girl Isla St Clair sings the songs of her mother Zetta, and takes some musical journeys around Scotland. Produced by Phil Cunningham, who also plays various instruments.