The Foundry Bar Band
Foundry Bar Band (The)
SpringthymeReleased: 31st August 2007
Catalogue Number: SPRCD1007
Running Time: 41mins
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|1||Marches: WILLIE JOHN McAULAY/ BENAWE HIGHLANDERS ||3:12||.|| £0.79
|2||Song (Scottish Waltz): AUCHMITHIE (Jim Reid)||2:15||.|| £0.79
|3||Strip the Willow (Jig time): HOT PUNCH/ FAREWELL TO THE TAY/ BEARSDEN FIDDLER/ DONALD’S AWA TAE THE WAR||4:38||.|| £0.79
|4||Scottish Waltz: O NAGH AGHMOR/ KAREN ANN||3:01||.|| £0.79
|5||Bothy Ballad: GUISE O TOUGH (Jim Reid)||2:48||.|| £0.79
|6||Irish Jig: OUT ON THE OCEAN||1:47||.|| £0.79
|7||Eightsome Reel: ROXBURGH CASTLE/ MRS MacLEOD/ FAIRY DANCE/ THE BROLUM/ HIGH ROAD TO LINTON||3:20||.|| £0.79
|8||Pipe Marches: Mrs H. L. MacDONALD OF DUNACH/ LOCHABER GATHERING/ SWEET MAID OF MULL||4:51||.|| £0.79
|9||March and Hornpipe: GRANT FARQUHARSON OF INVERAVON/ BELLA AND ROY||2:07||.|| £0.79
|10||Song (Scottish Waltz): CATHERINE STREET (Jim Reid)||2:37||.|| £0.79
|11||Barn Dance (2/4 marches): RHODESIAN REGIMENT/ WILLIE GRAY/ LEWIS AND HARRIS GATHERING||4:12||.|| £0.79
|12||Song (Scottish waltz): TRAMPS AND HAWKERS (Jim Reid)||3:30||.|| £0.00
|13||Gay Gordons (6/8 marches): WEE TOD/ KENMURE’S UP AN AWA/ ATHOLL HIGHLANDERS/ BONNIE DUNDEE||2:55||.|| £0.79
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Bothy songs and Scottish country music have been a part of life at the Foundry Bar in Arbroath ever since the time when the only customers were the foundry workers from over the road (the foundry has long since gone), the fisher fowk from the town, and the fairm chiels in from the Angus countryside for the weekly fairs and markets.
In 1975 some of the Foundry Bar musicians got together, entered and won the Ceilidh Band competition at the Kinross festival – and so was born ‘The Foundry Bar Band’. This, their first album, was issued in 1981 and it has been a top selling album ever since.
Since then, many of the regular musicians at the Foundry Bar have taken a turn in the band – playing at concerts, ceilidhs and dances throughout the area, and at festivals up and down the country.
Few bands, professional or otherwise, can so well convey the essential lilt of Scottish music with such enjoyment and enthusiasm.
It's not really a first hearing 'cause this classic album has been a popular and steady seller for years, and now that it's out on CD for the first time and that will certainly help sustain it's popularity.
It's a big fat bouncy ceilidh band sound - great tunes and a few songs thrown in to keep the pot boiling.
LineupBobby Dewars - Accordion.
Chae Geddes - Fiddle.
Terry Beattie - Accordion.
Jim Reid - Moothis, Guitar, Concertina & Vocals.
Bobby Reid - Moothie & Guitar.
Jim Gray - Fiddle.
Geordie Anderson - Fiddle.
Sandy Beattie - Bass.
Peter Forbes - Flute.
Helen Forbes - Whistle.