The Rambling Boys
Dick Gaughan, Brian McNeill, Archie Fisher, Tom Paxton, Gibb Todd, Roy Bailey, John Herald
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
31st January 2003
"Celtic Connections" Festival
1. Come All ye Fair and Tender Ladies
3. The Shipyard Apprentice / Yonder Banks
4. Bonnie Border Lass
5. My Own Sweet Marie
6. Half a World Away
9. An Odd Kind of Ultimatum
10. Vic Williams
11. Song of the Birds
13. The Yew Tree
14. The Devil's Only Daughter
17. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Dick Gaughan & Brian McNeill
18. The Baltic Tae Byzantium
19. No Gods and Precious Few Heroes
1. Here Comes Jack
3. Bottle of Wine
4. John Ashcroft and "The Spirit of Justice"
5. Looking for the Moon
6. This is my River
8. Me and a Couple of Angels
9. The Bravest
Assemble - Tribute to Lonnie Donnegan
10. Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvie
11. Midnight Special
12. Rock Island Line
13. Last Thing on My Mind
14. Song for David
15. Falkirk Tryst
16. Dark as a Dungeon
17. It's Good to See You
18. Goin' Home
19. Rolling Home
20. Ramblin' Boy
I post this for its relative rarity and would like to thank the donator who wishes to remain anonymous.
The original taper (not the donor) has obviously pressed "pause" at the end of each song, so almost all applause has been cut. The transitions were therefore very sudden so I've applied fades and track separation (not to be confused with 2 second TAO gaps).
The recording is by no means perfect. There are bumps and squeaking chairs during intros, but the music is intact and the crowd well behaved. There is one significant problem with the final track, which I associate with a bad burn somewhere along the line.
Lots of comings and goings on stage, so I've probably not quite got the combinations (or the song titles) right. After the Tom Paxton set I'd say most of the artists are on stage and I've just listed the main performer.
Copy of extract from the programme included.
Lineage: MD > (Transfer ??) > CDR.
CDR copy > EAC > Soundforge (edits).