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Bitter Withy Recordings

21 Jan 11 - 09:23 AM (#3079349)
Subject: Bitter Withy Recordings
From: nigelgatherer

Bitter Withy were, as many of you will know, a Scottish folksong group consisting of Tich Frier, Andy Ramage and the late Lesley Hale. They formed one night after meeting and singing together at an Edinburgh folk club. They recorded on album that I know about: "Sampler" on Jim Maclean's Nevis label (it was produced by Jimmie Macgregor). Did they record anything else?


22 Jan 11 - 12:07 AM (#3079821)
Subject: RE: Bitter Withy Recordings
From: eddie1

Lesley recorded a cassette called "Sing Me an Island". Don't remember any details but I do know where the original tape is. If anyone is interested, I can check before giving details.

I think the Withy did a couple of tracks on a sampler but no idea which.

Eddie


30 Jan 11 - 02:16 PM (#3085363)
Subject: RE: Bitter Withy Recordings
From: nigelgatherer

Thanks, Eddie.


30 Jan 11 - 05:19 PM (#3085481)
Subject: RE: Bitter Withy Recordings
From: Jim McLean

I sent the master of the Nevis LP to Lesley as she wanted to make a CD a few years ago but she never acknowledged receipt of it. I know she passed away a few years later.


30 Jan 11 - 09:48 PM (#3085628)
Subject: RE: Bitter Withy Recordings
From: Effsee

Nigel, why don't you just ask Tich? He has a website of sorts...just ask Mr.Google!


31 Jan 11 - 07:17 PM (#3086240)
Subject: RE: Bitter Withy Recordings
From: Tattie Bogle

Some of the folk at Newtongrange Folk Club might know too. This was the club that Lesley was most associated with latterly, as well as the Loanhead Guitar club. Lesley was a prolific songwriter, and several of her songs are regularly sung by club members. She died in October 2009.


07 Mar 11 - 08:57 PM (#3109320)
Subject: RE: Bitter Withy Recordings
From: Tattie Bogle

There are 10 tracks on the Bitter Withy Sampler:
1. Somebody Counts on Me
2. Sound The Pibroch
3. The Lowlands Low
4. The Rose of York
5. Familiar Night Ride
6. The Family of Man
7. Come Boat me O'er Tae Charlie
8. Lowlands Away
9. Leavin'
10. A Man's a Man for A' That


08 Mar 11 - 07:17 PM (#3110019)
Subject: RE: Bitter Withy Recordings
From: peregrina

Youtube channel Corryvreckan42
has a number of tracks that Bitter Withy recorded on a 1969 recording called the Golden Bird here:
Bitter Withy sing Bitter Withy at Corryvreckan42's youtubes