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All tracks written by Allan Johnston except where indicated.
|hear an mp3 clip||Hey You|
|Carry Me Aff Tae Australia|
|hear an mp3 clip||Paddy Fahey’s / The Ship In Full Sail (trad)|
|Drinkin’ & Thinkin’|
|The Dusty Miller (R Burns)|
|Wid Ye Fly Away Tae Amerikay|
|hear an mp3 clip||Tae The Beggin’ (trad)|
|Jane & Joe Johnston’s Golden Wedding Waltz (P Clark)|
|The Songs & The Tears|
|Jamie Raeburn (trad)|
|hear an mp3 clip||Dreamtime|
|The Bonnie Moorhen (trad)|
|The Rose Among The Heather / Cathkin Braes / The Sound Of Sleat / The Bird’s Nest / A’ Bhanavaich (trad)|
Hey You consists of 7 original songs, 4 Scots traditional songs and 3 tune sets, these being a set of Irish jigs, a Scottish strathspeys & reels set and a waltz written by Perthshire based fiddler Pete Clark for Allan’s parents’ Golden Wedding in 1996.
This is the first album where Allan has included songs from the Scots tradition alongside his own compositions.
Further evidence of traditional influence is provided by his chosen accompanists Harry Lawson on uilleann pipes and whistle, Mike O’Malley on button box and Gavin Pennycook on fiddle, all well known and accomplished traditional players currently resident in Edinburgh and members of Allan’s 4 piece band Skelf.
With Allan doubling up on guitar and octave mandolin for much of the album as well as singing all lead and backing vocals the result is a very full and traditional sound with strong vocal harmonies, tasteful instrumental arrangements and strong tunesets.
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