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Where is Alastair McDonald?

oldhippie 18 Nov 07 - 03:15 PM
Banjiman 18 Nov 07 - 03:17 PM
Mrs Banjiman 18 Nov 07 - 04:15 PM
oldhippie 18 Nov 07 - 04:40 PM
GUEST,Philippa 19 Nov 07 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,Downgirl 19 Nov 07 - 06:12 PM
GUEST,KBSanskuki 19 Nov 07 - 10:42 PM
bruceCMR 09 Jul 17 - 05:48 AM
GUEST,Marcia Palmater 09 Jul 17 - 08:35 PM
Tattie Bogle 10 Jul 17 - 06:46 PM
bruceCMR 11 Jul 17 - 09:03 AM
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Subject: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: oldhippie
Date: 18 Nov 07 - 03:15 PM

Back in the late 1980s/early 1990s on one of my trips to Scotland I purchased a casette "White Wings" by Alastair McDonald. Never heard any more about him. Anybody know of other recordings, or if he is still singing?


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Subject: RE: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: Banjiman
Date: 18 Nov 07 - 03:17 PM

Mrs Banjiman knows....she'll update you once she's put the kids to bed!

Paul


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Subject: RE: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: Mrs Banjiman
Date: 18 Nov 07 - 04:15 PM

Hello there,

Yes, I know Alastair McDonald reasonably well as he goes to the church I used to go to when I was still back home in Glasgow.

He is still very much alive and well, singing and playing a bit, but doing a lot of radio work on Saga Radio for example.

Funny you should mention "White Wings" as I have the same cassette and listened to it endlessly when I lived in Japan and was homesick for Scotland!

The best to you,
Mrs B xxx


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Subject: RE: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: oldhippie
Date: 18 Nov 07 - 04:40 PM

Thank you Mrs B for the information.


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Subject: RE: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 11:32 AM

I'm quite sure I've seen him listed on gig guides for Scotland within the past month


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Subject: RE: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: GUEST,Downgirl
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 06:12 PM

Alistair is alive and well and working hard in Scotland.
We had him as the headline guest at our Folk Festival in March past and he was excellent.


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Subject: RE: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: GUEST,KBSanskuki
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 10:42 PM

its an append... age thing Milnathort Folk Fetival 2007


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Subject: RE: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: bruceCMR
Date: 09 Jul 17 - 05:48 AM

Resurrecting a rather old thread.....

Alistair will be guesting on Celtic Music Radio this coming Tuesday afternoon (11 July).


As part of his "Ballads and Balladeers" series, Gavin Paterson introduces a series of occasional shows looking back over the entire career of one of our folk song heroes or heroines,
For our first show, the Special Guest is Alastair McDonald.

From recording in Abbey Road *before* The Beatles to ongoing theatrical and musical work, he has had a unique life in folk song.

Gavin Paterson will be chatting to Alastair, talking about his early 'Skiffle' and trad influence, working with Maurice Blythman and Jim McLean, and about the big numbers that are forever associated with him. Sam the Skull will no doubt make an appearance.

Please join us on Tuesday 11th July – 2pm to 4pm UK time.

You can listen on 95FM around Glasgow, or online at www.celticmusicradio.net
(click the "speaker" icon at the top of the page), or via apps such as TuneIn.

And after broadcast, you'll be able to listen again for 30 days on Gavin's catch-up page


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Subject: RE: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: GUEST,Marcia Palmater
Date: 09 Jul 17 - 08:35 PM

Delighted to see this! I have two of his LPs; one is Burns songs which I've featured on my radio show's Burns Nights for years. Excellent album!


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Subject: RE: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Jul 17 - 06:46 PM

Still very much a part of the Scottish folk scene: absolutely indefatigable: you have to admire his energy and enthusuasm. Excellent presentations of the songs of Maurice Blythman ( "From Thurso to Berwick" in a reference to Maurice's nom de plume.)


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Subject: RE: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: bruceCMR
Date: 11 Jul 17 - 09:03 AM

On live now....


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Subject: RE: Where is Alastair McDonald?
From: bruceCMR
Date: 11 Jul 17 - 06:55 PM

If you want to hear it again, the first hour is on
http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?id=22358

and the second on http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?id=22359

Gavin writes:

Playlist for Ballads and Balladeers with Gavin Paterson on Celtic Music Radio, Tuesday 11 July 2017
My special guest today, joining me for the full two hours, was the great Alastair McDonald. We had a look back over all the many aspects of Alastair's long career. And what a joy it was. You really want to have a listen to this one. If you only know the man from his more novelty numbers, you are in for a big surprise. You'll thank me.
All songs are by Alastair unless noted.

First Hour
Come In Come In (Theme) - Andy Stewart
Nancy Whiskey - (with Danny Kyle)
Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream - George Penman Jazz Band with Alistair on vocals and banjo.
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Hush Hush (Smile In Your Sleep)
Shores Of Sutherland
Massacre Of Glencoe - Nigel Denver
The Great Silkie Of Sule Skerry
Requiem/Sing Me A Song

Second Hour
The Barras
Sam The Skull
Keltie Klippie
Kevin Barry - Lonnie Donegan
Eskimo Republic
John MacLean (The Man In Peterhead)
Sinner Man - Robin Hall & Jimmie MacGregor
The Bush And The Blair


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