A Corries Discography/Newsletter as of: 96/5/27

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. Recent news/ordering Corries tapes and CDs
  2. Introduction to the Corries plus personal impressions and memories
  3. The discography
  4. Corries books and videos
  5. The Corries museum exhibit in Forres, Scotland


1. RECENT NEWS/ORDERING INFORMATION:

Change of e-mail address for one of the editors of this archive:
        Paul Franklin is now at franklinp@ucfv.bc.ca
(That's Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, near Vancouver.)
Alan Turnbull is still at wb066@freenet.victoria.bc.ca
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Ronnie Browne has gone through the discography to check for errors.  It was 
correct, but there are some additions for Ronnie's new work.
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Ronnie Browne appears in the film "The Bruce" (not in Braveheart, as 
rumored last year).  The film premiered in Glasgow March 1st 1996, and 
Ronnie has a speaking part. The film stars Oliver Reed and Brian Blessed.
Ronnie plays the part of  "Maxwell the Minstrel".
He also sings "Flower of Scotland" at the end of the film over the titles.  
This is available as a CD single.

Gavin says: "He has also been very busy in the last 2 weeks with the 
numerous publicity events associated with the release of "The Bruce" 
(the film he appears in).  The theme tune used for the film is Flower of 
Scotland, recorded for the film by him with a full orchestral backing."
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ORDERING INFORMATION FOR CORRIES MATERIAL

Ronnie Browne's son Gavin has a WEB page and has set up a
system with Ronnie to make the later Corries recordings available by 
mail order. Gavin's WEB site is
	http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Gavin_Browne

Ronnie Browne still has control of the Corries releases from about 1974 
onwards, when they formed their own Dara label.
All of the Corries pre 1974 material was recorded for record companies who 
still retain control of all of that material.   It is this material which 
companies like BGO are getting permission to re-release under their own 
label on CD. 

DARA TITLES, AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE ONLY AT THIS TIME:
(Gavin: "We do intend to release these on CD - possibly two LPs per CD, 
but it will take some time.")

Dawning of The Day
Scotland Will Flourish
Barrett's Privateers 
The Bonnie Blue
Stovies 
Live From Scotland Vol 1 
Live From Scotland Vol 2 
Live From Scotland Vol 3
(Live From Scotland Vol 4 is deleted, but will probably be reissued on CD)

MOIDART TITLES, AVAILABLE ON CD OR CASSETTE:
The Corries - Silver Collection
The Corries - Flower of Scotland
The Corries and Ronnie Browne - Scots Wha Hae
Roy Williamson - The Long Journey home

ALSO AVAILABLE:
The Corries Songbook (Words and music to 62 songs)
	List of songs available at Gavin's WEB site.

RONNIE BROWNE ALBUMS
The First Time (CD or cassette)
Scottish Love Songs (CD or cassette)
Scottish Love Songs (video) (available in PAL or NTSC)
Flower of Scotland (CD single)  - The Theme from the Film "The Bruce"
	(A new version recorded for the film by Ronnie)

PRINTS BY RONNIE BROWNE
Two prints are available which commemorate the Scottish
rugby team's Grand Slam victories of 1984 and 1990.
1984 Print (The Turning Point)
1990 Print (Underdog Rampant)
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PRICES - ALL PRICES ARE IN GB POUNDS 
Videos................15.50 (PAL) or 16.50 (NTSC)
Cassettes..............9.50
CD's...................15.50
Songbooks..........12.50
Prints.................12.50
CD single............5.50

Postage and Packing:
Within EEC 1.00 for first item and 0.50 per additional item.
Outwith EEC 1.50 for first item and 1.00 per additional item.

ORDERING DETAILS FOR THOSE WITHOUT WEB ACCESS:
Enquire by e-mail to Gavin Browne at  101614.777@compuserve.com
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CD Re-releases known of so far:

A re-release of "BONNET, BELT AND SWORD" on CD, remastered at Sound
Recording Technology, Cambridge 1995.   On BGO Records BGOCD271. 

A re-release of "IN CONCERT" and "SCOTTISH LOVE SONGS" on one CD.
These are two excellent albums. 
>From BGO Records (licensed from Polygram) BGOCD267, 1995.  Record company
info: for a catalogue, please send a large (A4) S.A.E. to 
       Beat Goes On Records
       P.O. Box 22, Bury St. Edmunds
       Suffolk, IP28 6XQ, England
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There is a CORRIES HOME PAGE Web site at
	http://www.botree.co.uk/~andrew/corries/
So far, it is still under construction., but carries some lyrics and other 
information.
Gavin's home page has links to this site, and to this discography.
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Some historical questions answered by Ronnie, via Gavin Browne:

What happened to the combolins when Roy died?

"When Roy died the combolins were left to someone my dad is no longer in
contact with.  He got both of them and as Roy made them himself there are no
plans available.  My dad says that one of the biggest problems with them was 
the immense strain placed on the joints between the necks and the body due 
to the number of strings and their associated tension."

How were the Corries miked on their live recordings?

"I also asked him about the microphone set-up question and he basically said
that there is no real secret to success apart from trial and error and 
learning your craft over a number of years.  When you don't have a sound man
constantly adjusting your levels during a show you have to use the preset 
levels and use your distance from the mikes to create the effects you want 
people in the audience to hear.  Apart from that always use the best 
equipment you can without getting over complicated,  I don't think they ever
 used more than 2 mikes each and a very simple mixing desk."
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2. INTRODUCTION TO THE CORRIES AND PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS & MEMORIES

Send me any contributions you would like to make.  Let me know if you either
would or would not like to be credited for your words.  
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BRIEF INTRODUCTION (first draft):

Ronnie Browne and Roy Williamson - a Scottish folk/traditional music duo.
Scottish traditional music along with newer songs, some written by the 
Corries.  Their work covers a wide range of material from the comic to 
the tragic.  Great voices, great playing, and some of the most beautiful 
songs in the world.  A wonderful live concert stage presence, with much
humor, historical comments and banter.

The two wrote some great songs.  In particular, Roy Williamson wrote 
"Flower of Scotland", which has become the unofficial national anthem of 
Scotland, and Ronnie wrote "The Roses of Prince Charlie".   

They are accomplished performers on a number of instruments.  Roy built two
instruments called Combolins that combined several fretted instruments into
one.  The two instruments are dissimilar, and complement each other.  One 
has bass strings and the other has sympathetic drone strings like the Indian
sitar.  Listen to "The Great Silkie" - it sounds like four people rather 
than a duo.

The Corries formed out of The Corrie Folk Trio with Paddie Bell, a group 
started in the early 1960s.  When Paddie Bell and Bill Smith left, the 
Corries duo began.  Ronnie and Roy performed together until 1990, when Roy 
died of a brain tumor.   Ronnie Browne still performs solo.

If you've enjoyed more recent Scottish folk music (Capercaillie, The 
Tannahill Weavers, Silly Wizard, Dougie MacLean, Runrig and so on) you should
listen to the Corries, who helped to keep the music alive in the sixties and 
seventies.  
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IMPRESSIONS AND MEMORIES:

Mark Loescher:

I ended up being transplanted from the Texas plains to the Scottish moors
courtesy of Motorola, Inc. (Yeah, that's right -- just another
semi-conductor brat.) The culture shock was extreme, aided little by my
stereotypical southern drawl -- barely discernable stateside, but comic in
the wild environs of East Kilbride (just south of Glasgow). But my family
and I struggled on in the face of adversity and widespread ridicule: being
the only American in the school was similar to being the only black in
school back home.

Life was pretty grim for a while, until my Mom -- in her ongoing effort to
expose us to all facets of this new and strange culture to which we had to
assimilate -- brought home our first Corries album. The songs told of
ancient battles, bloody victories, angry defiance, and more. This was a
music I had never heard before -- full of patriotism and love for a country
no bigger than one of our Texas counties. The first song I learned was
"Speed Bonnie Boat", which I attempted to sing in my squeeky, pre-adolescent
twang. (Unfortunately, a tape recording of this ignominious performance
still exists today.)

We ended up buying evey Corries album we could find, and had the good
fortune to see them perfrom live twice (in Motherwell, Scotland). The tapes
have all but worn out from overuse, and I still have an autographed tour
poster from 1981 hanging on my living room wall. The Corries were
entertainers in the truest sense of the word, and their renditions of the
"classics" are still the versions I prefer. More than anything else, their
music helped us see the beauty in the people and places around us, and to
make the best of a less than ideal situation. Sad to say, but the Corries'
music was the only unreservedly positive experience we brought back with us
when we returned to Texas.

After many years of listening to this music, I have now undertaken to
perform it with my own group called "Two O'Clock Courage". While we may
not be as traditional as Ronnie and Roy (and nowhere near as talented), I
hope that I'll be able to pass the musical torch on to the next generation
of musicians.

It had always been my dream to someday make it back to Scotland and see them
perform live again. I guess that wasn't in the cards...

Andrew Webb:
     I got hooked on the Corries through my mother 
     who used to listen to their albums while cleaning the house when I was 
     but a wee laddie. In fact I was about 11 when I realized that being an 
     Englishman, I was the villain in most of their songs! Heritage aside, 
     I still enjoy a rousing Jacobite tune, and considering I married into 
     a Scottish family that has proved to be nothing short of divine 
     intervention.
     
     Anyway, I had the distinct pleasure of hearing one of their last 
     concerts in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland in 1988 at "The Burn". The 
     lads were in rare and highly ribald form which played well with the 
     audience, which was mostly old Scottish ladies who joined in with 
     gusto on the chorus to "Maids when you're young." They also did a fair 
     bit of promoting for the Scottish Nationalist Party and when I went to 
     talk to them later, they were just a bit curious as to "what the hell 
     a young Sasenach was doing at their concert?" They were promoting 
     "Barretts Privateers" which had just been released and I managed to 
     get a signed copy for my dear old mum. 

Bob Kool:

For me the reason to get hooked on the Corries was the Jacobite-song. I 
heard it on a recording of a broadcast from the German radio (A broadcast 
from the series "Matinee der Liedersaenger") some ten years ago. It 
turned out to be the beginning of a 5 or 6 year quest for more of the 
Corries. It seemed as if I was the only person in Holland to have ever 
heard of them. But finally after sending letters to various countries I 
managed to get hold of the address of the DARA label and more of the 
Corries.
Later on I met the owner of a Scottish restaurant in Alkmaar (Holland) 
who provided me with all of the early recordings of the Corries (Many thanks 
to him!).

Bonnie Chaikind:

I saw them in September 1979 in Motherwell, Scotland.  They told
the audience that there were some folks from California, dedicated a song to
us and asked that we come backstage after the concert.  They were extremely
gracious and pleased that folks had come all that way to see them -- in 
fact, I planned the trip around when we could hook up with their tour.  

I went through some old trip stuff and found the programme they signed and
remembered that they dedicated Dumbarton's Drum to us.  What wonderful
memories.  I could tell you how I missed the train by 15 seconds and had to
take a bus from Edinburgh to Motherwell (took forever) and when I got there,
no one was at the hall.  I mean no one.  It was 6:50 p.m., the concert 
started at 7:30 and not a soul  to be found.  I learned from Helen (whom I 
met that evening, got me on the right train going home and has since become
one of my best friends--of almost 20 years) that I was much too early! 

Virginia Garber:

I first "discovered" the Corries when I was living in Paris, ostensibly 
studying French but in reality I spent more time studying Scottish Country 
Dancing with the three groups that met four nights a week in Paris.  The 
first chance I got I went to Edinburgh and bought every record album I could
lay my hands on, and ordered more when I came home, so I have quite a few, 
but obviously not enough. I attended a concert at a theater in Edinburgh on 
April 1, 1976, which I remember with awe as I sat on the front row at their 
feet in the very middle seat - I had sent for tickets from Paris, and was 
lucky to get my request in before they were really accepting requests for 
tickets, so I got the very best seat in the house.  And I sat next to one 
of their next door neighbors, who was a delight, and very informative.  
She said Bill Smith was a lawyer, as I recall and left the group to pursue 
that career?  Is my recollection right?  I was very definitely a star struck
 kid, because I thought they were the cat's meow, and I really haven't 
changed my mind!  I had never seen them, so when these two guys came out, 
one in an orange shirt and the other in yellow, I think, I thought - gee, 
they don't really appeal in looks - then I discovered it was an April 
fool's joke - it wasn't the Corries at all!  Then the real Corries came
out, and they sounded and looked like the real thing!  I asked the ushers 
if I could take pictures, and they said I could, then at intermission the
ushers came back and said the flash blinded them so I could take photos if 
I didn't use a flash.  So I have a couple of photographs of them in concert,
which I enjoy.  And I got autographs and song books, plus a single of 
"Flowers of Scotland", and some albums - I can't remember which I bought.  

They were worth the trip from Paris - I was a student, so went cheap cheap 
cheap - an all day bus to the coast, then the hovercraft across the Channel,
then another bus to London, then an ovenight bus to Edinburgh.  By the time
I arrived in Edinburgh, I was bushed, but then I was only 22 then so 
recovered fast, and I considered it a small price to pay. It was probably 
the highlight of my two years in Paris



Colin Williams:

Hmmmm....No stories per se.  The concert I went to was excellent, though, 
they did so much to blend the serious historical stuff with the frivolous 
silliness of their comedic songs.  The "Birth of the Corries" blues was 
played there and I laughed hard. As an aside on their comedic music, it 
has been one of the mysteries of my life for years to know what is going 
on during much of 'Maids When You're Young' on one of the early albums.  
Lots of audience interaction which sounded like fun but is strange to 
listen to with audio only).  Anyway, after the concert we hung around and 
they came down to talk.  Ended up talking with them for almost an hour!  
They were happy to see younger fans of their music, and were pleased to 
get the chance to meet with us.  We left there with autographed pictures 
and happy memories...

Paul Franklin:

Initially, surprise and delight!  As an ex-rock/jazz drummer, I didn't 
expect to like Scottish traditional music, but had a habit of listening to 
everything, because occasionally it pays off.  First cut I heard was "Wha 
Wouldna' Fecht For Charlie".  I was hooked.  Then "Tramps and Hawkers" and
"The Great Silkie" (with combolins) finished the job.  I have yet to play 
the Corries for a newcomer who was not impressed and delighted.

When I discovered the Corries for myself, I felt like I'd found the
Beatles all over again, but a more mature Beatles.  The songs have
everything from bawdy humor to intense joy and sadness.  The Corries music 
for me is the living oral history of a people.  Of course many of the songs
they did not write, but the Corries kept them alive, and brought them to a
wider audience.  I believe the Corries are as important to Scottish music
as Planxty and the Chieftains are to Irish music.  I'm still surprised
that they are relatively unknown.  Perhaps that's also part of the delight
in being a Corries fan outside of Scotland -- it's nice to be one of the
knowledgeable few, who can produce such delights as "Lowlands Away" and
"Flower of Scotland" for friends who think they know Scottish music,
having heard only more recent groups.  Unfortunately, these new fans
then compete with us for the few used Corries LPs and tapes still around in 
collector's shops.  Perhaps it's best to keep quiet until everything
is re-released...    8^)

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3. THE DISCOGRAPHY

Facts below are gleaned from records, tapes, CDs, Corries booklets and a 
Ronnie Browne concert program, plus a LOT of help from those listed below.
Many thanks to all!

Help, advice and corrections are welcomed! 
        Paul Franklin (franklinp@ucfv.bc.ca)
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Thanks to the following (in alphabetical order) for helping: 
Bonnie Chaikind, Douglas Clark, Jim Delgrande, John Hair, Bob Kool, Alex 
McEwan, Alex Nisbet, Mark Loescher, Raymond McCracken, Mairi McKissock, 
Ken Miller, Gerard Manning (ceolas@aisling.Stanford.EDU), who will store 
this in his Celtic archive at celtic.stanford.edu, Blair Stringfellow, 
Alan Turnbull (who is working on his own formatted discography - Alan's 
e-mail address is wb066@freenet.victoria.bc.ca), Grant Winton et al.
If I've missed you, let me know...

NOTE: the Corries recorded for a number of record companies.  In some cases
more than one record company and release number is given.  Many releases 
were also available on the MFP (Music For Pleasure) label, and we don't have
all of those identified yet.
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Albums by The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell:  
        Roy Williamson, Ronnie Browne, Bill Smith and Paddie Bell
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THE CORRIE FOLK TRIO WITH PADDIE BELL (1965)   Elektra EKL-291 (Mono)
                                               Elektra EKS-7291 (Stereo)
Lock the Door, Lariston                 
O'er the Water
Bungle Rye
Doodle Let Me Go
The Singing Games
Singin' Bird
Queen Mary, Queen Mary

The Jug of Punch 
Coorie Doon
Blow Ye Winds, In the Morning
Bothwell Castle
The Itinerant Cobbler
The Flowers in the Valley
The Lass of' Fyvie
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THE PROMISE OF THE DAY (1965)                   MFP/EMI MFP-50154 (UK)
                        Elektra EKL 304 mono, Elektra EKL 7304 stereo (US)

SIDE A songlist for original Elektra release:
My Love She's But A Lassie Yet
The Leaving of Liverpool
The Trooper and The Maid
Whistling Gipsy
I Saw Three Ships
The Gift O' Gowd
The Cherry Tree Carol

SIDE A songlist for MFP/EMI rerelease:
My Love She's But A Lassie Yet
Shoals O' Herrin'
The Trooper and The Maid
Whistling Gipsy
Queen Mary
The Leaving of Liverpool
Uist Tramping Song

SIDE B songlist for both releases:
Johnnie Lad
Roddy McCorly
Verdant Braes O' Screen
Around Cape Horn
Fear A Bhata (The Boatman)
Killiecrankie
Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow
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IN RETROSPECT (date unknown, may be 1965)       EMI Talisman  STAL 5005
  A collection, including some not previously released.
The Greenland Fisheries (1964)
Uist Tramping Song (1965)
Lord Gregory (1964)
My love she's but a lassie yet (1965)
The Cherry Tree Carol (1965)
Bonny Lass O'Fyvie (1964)

Johnny Lad (1965)
Fear a Bhata (1965)
Killiecrankie (1965)
Christ was born in Bethlehem (1965)
The Singing Games (1964)
Blow ye winds of morning (1963)
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In 1965, Paddie Bell left the group to have a child.
In January, 1966, Bill Smith left, and the Corries began.

ALBUMS BY THE CORRIES:   Ronnie Browne and Roy Williamson
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CAM YE BY ATHOLL (1966)                                 Philips  6382 083
   by The Corries Folk Trio, so Paddy Bell presumably gone at this point,
   but Bill Smith still present.
  (Originally issued as `Those Wild Corries'. An original 
  White Heather Series Recording)
  Cover says "Other Corrie Albums available  6382 025    6382 059"
        These other recordings not yet identified.
Maid of Amsterdam
There are no pubs in Kirkintilloch
On the Banks of the Roses
Quiet Lands of Erin
The Gentleman Soldier
Lammas Tide

The Galway Races
The Lowlands Low
The Kerry Recruit
The Riever's Galley
I'm a Rover
Cam ye by Atholl
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BONNET, BELT AND SWORD (1967)            Philips/Phonogram (822 084-1)
                                         Fontana/Phonogram STL 5401
                Also Philips Priceless series PRIMC 67 (822 084-4), with
                title mistakenly given as "Belt, Buckle and Sword"
  (Studio recording)
Hot Ashphalt
Cam Ye O'er Frae France ("Cam" misspelt as "Can" on Philips cover)
Joy Of My Heart
The Jolly Beggar
Bring Back My Granny to Me/My Brother Bill's A Fireman
Glenlyon Lament
Johnny Cope
Gaberlunzie King
Haughs O' Cromdale
Banks of Newfoundland
Parcel O' Rogues
North Sea Shoals        (Cassette release has "North Sea Holes" as title)
Katie Bairdie/Oor Wee School 
                        ("Bairdie" misspelt as "Beardie" on Philips cover)
I Once Loved A Lass
Blow Ye Winds
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KISHMUL'S GALLEY (1968)                 Fontana/Phonogram STL 5465
Kishmul's Galley
Roving Journeyman
Lewis Bridal Song
The Spanish Shawl
Cruel Brother
Gallus Bloke
Highland Lament

Twa Corbies
Night Visitor's Song
Doran's Favourite
Toon O'Kelso
October Song
The Shamrock and the Thistle
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THE CORRIES IN CONCERT (1969)                   Fontana STL 5484
    (Recorded live at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh)
Johnny Lad
Wild Rover
Sally Free and Easy
Lord of the Dance
Kid Songs ("Oor Wee School" and "My Brother Bill's A Fireman")

Liverpool Judies
Flower of Scotland
Hills of Ardmorn
Granny's In The Cellar
Will Ye Go Lassie Go

Alan Turnbull asks the question, was there a "Lord of the Dance" single?

"Here's a puzzle for me.  On the Best of the Corries (Pickwick compilation 
CD) is the only place I have heard the studio version of "Lord of the Dance." 
The date is 1968 (Polygram).  Was this a single?  Are we missing an album
altogether?  The original number of Corries albums does not add up to what 
it should."
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SCOTTISH LOVE SONGS (1969)             Fontana/Phonograma 6309 004
   (Studio recording in London, Dec 10-12, 1969.)
Tiree Love Song
The Road to Dundee
Ca' the Ewes
Annie Laurie
Hunting Tower
The Bonnie Lass of Fyfvie
Ae Fond Kiss
The Lowlands of Holland
The Skye Boat Song
The Nut Brown Maiden
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STRINGS AND THINGS (1970)                       Fiesta FLPS 1832
                                                EMI SCX 6442
  (Studio recording)
Garten Mother's Lullaby
Heiland Harry
The Heidless Cross
Rattlin' Roarin' Willie
Jock O' Hazeldean
Flood Garry
Kiss The Children For Me, Mary
I Will Go
Three Shetland Tunes:
  The Hen's March
  Peerie Hoose Ahint the Burn
  Norwick Wedding
The Dowie Dens O' Yarrow
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LIVE AT THE ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE, EDINBURGH (1971) Fiesta FLPS 1798
                                                   EMI SCX 6468
Wha Wouldna Fecht for Charlie
Liberty
Side by Side
Tramps and Hawkers
The Great Silkie
Lyceum Blues

Ye Jacobites by Name
Lowlands Away
Abigail
The Old Triangle
Dream Angus
Maids When You're Young
Bonnie Dundee
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SOUND THE PIBROCH (1972)                        EMI SCX 6511
A Man's A Man
Kate Dalrymple/Petronella
Farewell Tae Tarwathie
Sound the Pibroch
Scots Wha Hae

Peggy Gordon
Bluebells of Scotland
I Know My Love/The Lark in the Morning
Where Two Hawks Fly
Westering Home
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"LIVE" A LIVE O (1972)                          Contour, 1972.  6870 539
Recorded circa 1969 at the Lyceum Theatre, Edin.
   A little-known, excellent live album.
In Kirkintilloch
Busk Busk Bonnie Lassie
The Haughs Of Cromdale
The Braes Of Killiecrankie
 
Marie's Wedding
Johnny McEldo
The Bonnie Lass Of Fyvie
The Hills O' Ardmorn
The Rattling Bog
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A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY (1973)               EMI  SCX 6546
The Black Douglas
The Castle of Drumore
The Collier Laddie
Bogie's Bonnie Belle
The Boys of Bluehill/Derry Hornpipe
The News from Moidart

The Rose of Allendale
The River
The Isle of Skye
Helen of Kirkconnel
Sherrifmuir
Derwentwater's Farewell
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THESE ARE ... THE CORRIES (date unknown)        Philips/Phonogram 6382 025
Wild Rover (live - no intro)
Johnny Lad (")
Sally Free and Easy...
...Lord of the Dance (")
Kishmul's Galley
Twa Corbies
 
October Song
Katie Bairdie/Oor Wee School
Bring Back My Granny To Me/My Brother Bill's A Fireman
I Once Loved A Lass
I'm A Rover (Corrie Folk Trio)
Cam Ye By Atholl (Corrie Folk Trio)
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THESE ARE THE CORRIES VOLUME 2: THE SKYE BOAT SONG (date unknown -  1975?)
                                                Philips/Phonogram 6382 059
The Skye Boat Song
Cam Ye O'er Frae France
Haughs o' Cromdale
Banks of Newfoundland
Blow Ye Winds
Roving Journeyman
Lewis Bridal Song
Highland Lament
Flower of Scotland
Tiree Love Song
The Road to Dundee
Annie Laurie
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16 SCOTTISH FAVORITES (1973)                            EMI GLN 1005
The Collier Laddie
Where Two Hawks Fly
The Castle of Drumore
Jock O' Hazeldean
A Man's A Man
Helen of Kirkconnel
Sherrifmuir
Scots Wha Hae
The News From Moidart
Kate Dalrymple/Petronella
The Heidless Cross
I Know My Love/The Lark In The Morning
Heiland Harry
The Bluebells of Scotland
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LIVE FROM SCOTLAND VOLUME 1 (1974)                      Dara/EMI PA002
Fallaldy
Mingulay Boat Song
Lads Among The Heather
A Scottish Holiday
Hugh The Graeme
Maggie Lauder
The Roses of Prince Charlie
Dark Lochnagar
Loch Tay Boat Song
The M,hm Song
Flower Of Scotland
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LIVE FROM SCOTLAND VOLUME 2 (1974/75)                   Dara/EMI PA008
 (Live from Glasgow, Motherwell, Dunfermline and Edinburgh)
Lock the Door, Lariston
Sunday Driver
Come O'er The Stream Charlie
King Fareweel
Yur Losin' Them
Ettrick Lady
Nancy Whisky
Sae Will We Yet
Lord Yester
Reivers Galley
La-di-dum
Johnny Ra
Macpherson's Rant
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LIVE FROM SCOTLAND VOLUME 3 (1975)                      Dara/EMI PA015
The Portree Kid
The Sherramuir Fight
Jamie Raeburn
Chevaliers Muster Roll
Shoals O' Herring
The Massacre of Glencoe
The Friday Game
The Battle of Preston Pans
Weep Ye By Atholl
The Rattling Bog
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THE VERY BEST OF THE CORRIES (1976)                     EMI/MFP 50478
  (Compilation album)                                   Phonodisc PHE 6011
  (re-released on CD by EMI in 1990, on EMI CC 246)
  (re-released as LEGENDS OF SCOTLAND: THE CORRIES in 1995?, on Lochshore 
   Klub records on tape -- not sure about CD availability)
The Black Douglas
Wha Wadna Fecht For Charlie
The Isle Of Skye
I Will Go
Sound The Pibroch
Derwentwater's Farewell
Flood Garry
Bonnie Dundee
The Collier Laddie (only on CD version)
The Bluebells Of Scotland (only on CD version)
Peggy Gordon
The Boys Of Bluehill And Derry Hornpipe
Abigail
Gartan Mother's Lullaby
Maids When You're Young
The Rose Of Allendale
Kiss The Children For Me, Mary
Westering Home
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PEAT FIRE FLAME (1977)                                  Dara PA024
  (Studio recording)
Leezie Lindsay
Braw Braw Lads
Peat Fire Flame
Mormond Braes
Come By The Hills
The White Cockade
The Barge of Gorrie Crovan
Turn Ye Tae Me
Erisaky Love Lilt
The Wee Cooper of Fife
Lord Gregory
The Poachers
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LIVE FROM SCOTLAND VOLUME 4 (1977)                      Dara PA027, 1977
 Recorded on Tour in 1977

Haughs O' Cromdale
Blues for Hughie
Hush Hush
Willie's Gone Tae Melville Castle
South Australia
Lowlands O' Holland

Bannockburn
The Rigs O' Rye
There Was A Lad
Battle O' Harlaw
Earl O' Moray
Killiecrankie
 
Note from Alan Turnbull:  not listed on the album is the encore song, 
"Goodnight and Joy."  This comes after Killiecrankie.
This album is the source of a few of the songs on "Love from Scotland."

Note from Gavin Browne: 3.  " Live From Scotland Volume 4 " was deleted 
but is one of the albums we have the master for and my dad reckons that 
will be one of the first to be included in the albums we intend to release 
on CD in the future.
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SPOTLIGHT ON THE CORRIES (1977)               Phonogram (6625 035, Philips)
  Two-album collection
Side 1:
Flower of Scotland
Wild Rover
Roving Journeyman
Hills Of Ardmorn
Katie Bairdie/Oor Wee School
Ca' The Ewes
 
Side 2:
Gallus Bloke
Highland Lament
Twa Corbies
The Lowlands Of Holland
Toon O' Kelso
Haughs O' Cromdale
 
Side 3:
Glenlyon Lament
Cruel Brother
The Bonnie Lass Of Fyvie
Ae Fond Kiss
Bring Back My Granny To Me/ My Brother Bill's A Fireman
Kishmul's Galley
 
Side 4:
Johnny Lad
Sally Free And Easy
Lewis Bridal Song
Parcel O' Rogues
The Road To Dundee
Will Ye Go Lassie Go
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STOVIES (1980)                                          Dara PA036
  (Live recordings)
The Bloody Sarks
The Bonnie Moorhen
Birnie Boozle
Country Western Medley
The Broom O' The Cowdenknowes
The Bantam Cock
Dumbarton's Drums
The Standard on the Braes O' Mar
(Ye picked a Fine Time to Leave Me) Lucille
Arkinholm
The Blackbird
The Bricklayer's Song
Welcome Royal Charlie
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THE CORRIES (1980)              Ideal Records TC-IDL-8 OC 254-07 240 (EMI)
A compilation of original tracks recorded in 1970-1973.  
  Front cover has them both playing combolins. Album compiled by David Lale.
side one:
A Man's A Man
Sound The Pibroch
Kate Dalrymple
 / Petronella
The Collier Laddie
The Bluebells Of Scotland
The Boys Of Bluehill and Derry Hornpipe
Heiland Harry
The Black Douglas
Scots Wha Hae

side two:
Wha Wadna Fecht For Charlie
Derwentwater's Farewell
The Isle Of Skye
Lowlands Away
The Hens March/Peeire Hoose Ahint The Burn/Norwick Wedding
The Dowie Dens O' Yarrow
The Castle of Drumore
Westering Home
Bonnie Dundee
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THE DAWNING OF THE DAY (1982)                   Dara PA040
The Dawning of the Day
Bloody Waterloo
Big Nellie May
Turn Ye Tae Me
The Lammas Tide
The Blue Bonnets
The Green Fields of France
The Widow and the Fairy
The Queen's Maries
Blow Ye Winds
Bothwell Castle
The Silver Tassie
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LOVE FROM SCOTLAND (1983)                       Dara PA055
Dark Lochnagar
Ettrick Lady
Mingulay Boat Song
Jamie Raeburn
Lord Yester
Loch Tay Boat Song
Nancy Whisky
Hush Hush
Rigs O' Rye
Lads Among the Heather
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SCOTLAND WILL FLOURISH (1985)                   Dara PA066
All God's Creatures
The Wee Grey Finch
The Birth of The Corries Blues
The Wedding of Lachie McGraw
Ballenmuir Cottage
My Bonnie Laddies Lang A'Growin'
Scotland Will Flourish
Kids On The Range
The Banks of Newfoundland
Haul Away Rosie
The Highlander's Farewell
A Man's A Man
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THE CORRIES COLLECTION (1986)                   Dara PA 070, Lismor 6032
The Roses of Prince Charlie
Dark Lochnagar
Come o'er the stream Charlie
The Loch Tay Boat Song
The Shoals o'herrin'
Yur losin' them

The Flower of Scotland
The Massacre of Glencoe
Ettrick Lady
Peat Fire Flame
Leezie Lindsay
Weep ye by Athol
Macpherson's Rant
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THE CORRIES: THE COMPACT COLLECTION (1987)      Lismor LCOM 9006
 Cassette version titled "The Collection" - same songs and listed as
 Lismor LIDC 6032. 
Come O'er The Stream Charlie
MacPherson's Rant
Dumbarton's Drums
The Portree Kid
The Roses of Prince Charlie
SHoals O' Herring
The Lammas Tide
Sunday Driver
The Massacre of Glencoe
Ettrick Lady
The Sherramuir Fight
Turn Ye Tae Me
The Bricklayer's Song
Dark Lochnagar
Scotland Will Flourish
King Farewell
A Man's A Man
Flower Of Scotland
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THE BANTAM COCK RIDES AGAIN   (date unknown)  Dara CPA 079 (cassette only)
  (A collection of their comic songs)

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Gavin Browne says:
I was reading through your discography and it occurred to me that I have a copy
of "The Bantam Cock Rides Again" so here is the track listing:

The portree Kid
Country Western Medley
Nancy Whisky
The Bricklayer's Song
Jerusalem (Ye'r Losin Them)
The Rattlin Bog
Looseal (Lucille)
Kids on The Range
The Bantam Cock
La Di Da Di Dum
The Birth Of The Corries' Blues
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BARRETT'S PRIVATEERS (date unknown)                     Dara CPA 083
North Sea Shoals
Jock O' Braidislee
The Tortoise
Rise, Rise
Loch Lomond
Dashing Arts
Twa Recruiting Sergeants
Waters O' Tyne
The Folker
Barrett's Privateers
Strangest Dream
Rosin the Beau
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THE BONNIE BLUE (1988)                                  Dara CPA 090
  (Live at the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkaldy, 1988)
The Bonnie Blue
Oh Dear Me
The Clingfilm Wrapper Blues
A Tiree Love Song
Tramps and Hawkers
The Garten Mother's Lullaby
Who'll Take The Ball from Maggie Thatcher?
Thw Winter It Is Passed
Er Fa La La Lo
Bonnie Gallowa'
The Hieland House Hunter
Lowlands Awa'
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THE BEST OF THE CORRIES (1989)                  Pickwick  PWKS 4054P
Flower of Scotland
The Road To Dundee
The Skye Boat Song
Will Ye Go Lassie Go
Annie Laurie
Parcel O'Rogues
Lord Of The Dance (studio version, previously unreleased?)
Ae Fond Kiss
Wild Rover
October Song
Highland Lament
Tiree Love Song
Blow Ye Winds
Kishmul's Galley
The Lowlands Of Holland
I'm A Rover
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FLOWER OF  SCOTLAND  (1990)                     Dara Records 
                                                Moidart MOICD 002 (1991)
Stirling Brig
Kelvin Grove
The Vicar And The Frog
The Bona Line
The Loo Song
The Black Douglas
The Bonnie Ship The Diamond
Mothers, Daughters, Wives
Tibbie Dunbar
Shenandoah
The Castle Of Drumore
The Food Blues
Flower of Scotland (from Live in Scotland, Vol 1)
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In August 1990, Roy Williamson died of a brain tumor.

This is a complete list.  A Ronnie Browne concert program
mentions the Corries as having lasted 24 years and 26 albums.  There
are 31 recordings listed here, plus three with Paddie Bell and Bill
Smith.  Some of these are collections, so Ronnie wasn't counting
all of those in his tally of 26.

With the two later collections listed below, that makes a
grand total of 36.  Then there are some singles, the solo work, and
the Corries and Ronnie Browne album (recorded after Roy's death)
mentioned below...

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Later Compact Disc Collections:
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THE CORRIES (1991)                              EMI CDP 7 95746 2
Sheriffmuir
Sound The Pibroch
Kate Dalrymple/Petronella
Where Two Hawks Fly
The Bluebells Of Scotland
The Heidless Cross
Rattlin' Roarin' Willie
Jock O' Hazeldean
The Black Douglas
Wha Wadna Fecht For Charlie
Helen Of Kirkconnel
Scots Wha Hae
The Isle Of Skye
I Know My Love/The Lark In The Morning
Shetland Tunes Medley: 
        The Hens' March Peeire 
        Hoose Ahint The Burn
        Norwick Wedding
A Man's A Man
Westering Home
The Dowie Dens O' Yarrow
The News From Moidart
Garten Mother's Lullaby
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THE SILVER COLLECTION 1966-1991 (1991)               Moidart MOICD 005
Killecrankie
Rise! Rise!
The News From Moidart
Johnny Cope
Lock the Door, Lariston
Scots Wha' Hae
I Will Go
Loch Lomond
The Skye Boat Song
Welcome Royal Charlie
A Parcel of Rogues 
Barrett's Privateers
The Queens Maries
Jock O' Braidislee
The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie
The Haughs o' Cromdale
The Rose of Allendale
Westering Home
Twa Recruiting Sergeants
The Wild Mountain Thyme (Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go)
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CORRIES SINGLES  
 
1. Flower Of Scotland and The Roses of Prince Charlie.
Dara SPA003, 1974
 
Alan Turnbull: "I believe that these are the same recordings as appear on 
Vol 1 of Live from Scotland.  However, I'm not sure.  They are live but have
no verbal preamble as on Vol. 1 with Flower of Scotland.
I do know, however, that this recording of Flower of Scotland is the one that 
appears on the Flower of Scotland (Moidart/BBC) CD, which is all original 
songs except for this track."
Ronnie Browne thinks Alan is probably correct.
  
2. Scotland Will Flourish and The Massacre of Glencoe.
Dara, SPA029, 1978
These are unique studio versions.
 
There were no other Corries singles issued. 
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The Corries and Ronnie Browne:
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SCOTS WHA HAE (THE BATTLE SONGS OF SCOTLAND)    Moidart MOICD 009 (1993)
        Assembled after Roy Williamson's death, some cuts by the Corries, 
        some by Ronnie Browne, Ronnie Browne narrating.
Sterling Brig
The Black Douglas
Scots Wha Hae (Ronnie Brown alone)
The Lammas Tide
The Battle of Harlaw
Lock the Door, Lariston
The Haughs of Cromdale (Ronnie Brown alone)
Bonnie Dundee (Ronnie Brown alone)
The Braes O' Killiecrankie (Ronnie Brown alone)
The Sherramuir Fight
The News From Moidart (Ronnie Brown alone)
Johnny Cope (Ronnie Brown alone)
King Fareweel
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Roy Williamson Solo:
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THE LONG JOURNEY SOUTH (1991)                   Moidart MOICD 001
        Compiled after Roy Williamson's death from his uncatalogued home
        studio tapes by Nicky Williamson.
The Long Journey South
Laggan Love
The Skye Boat Song
Donald Og
Peggy Gordon
Nicky's Theme
Number One
Tuscan
The Long Journey South (reprise)
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Ronnie Browne solo:
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THE FIRST TIME (date 1992)                      Reekie REEMC101 (Cassette)
                                                Reekie REEMCD101 (CD)
Donald McGillavry
The Hielan' Man
Afton Water
Black is the colour of my true love's hair
The Effen Bee
No more wild rover
Scotland is the place for me
The first time ever I saw your face
Blackwaterside
A Scottish holiday
Flower of Scotland
We're no' awa' tae bide awa'
The wild mountain thyme

SCOTTISH LOVE SONGS (1995?)	SCOTDISC
Video ID number VITV 602,  CD ID number CDITV 602,  
Cassette ID number KITV 602.
1.  Dumbarton's Drums
2.  My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
3.  The Touch and The Go
4.  The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie
5.  Loch lomond
6.  The Canvas of my Life
7.  The Bonnie Earl o' murray
8.  Kate Dalrymple
9.  Leezie Lindsay
10. The Massacre of Glencoe
11/12. Mary Hamilton / The Queen's Maries
14. Willie's gan' tae Melville Castle
15. Come all ye Fair and Tender Maidens
16. The Parting Glass

Gavin: "I've taken the listing from the video inlay as that's all I have to 
hand at the moment but my dad assures me that the CD and cassette include 
the same content but they may be in a slightly different order."

Recording company:
SCOTDISC, B.G.S. Productions LTD.
Newtown Street,
Kilsyth,
Glasgow,
Scotland
G65 OJX.

Gavin: "Incidentally, my dad is lined up to record another album, video 
along the same lines with SCOTDISC but with the Scottish Battle songs as 
the theme this time.  This should be available in the 3rd quarter of 1996 
but the title is still to be confirmed."
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Paddie Bell solo:
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THE DAWN OF A BRAND NEW DAY (1993)      Alauda Records ALAMC 101
Available on cassette from      
  Alauda Records, 9 Belgrave Place, Edinburgh EH4 3AN.

Side One:
The Dawn of a Brand New Day
Far Away in Australia
The Flight of Earls
Pretoria
My Dear and Only Love
Ulysses
A Trip Over the Mountain

Side Two:
Song for the Fox
The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow
1999
The Isle of Eigg
The Rigs o' Rye
Freewheeling Now

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COMPILATION ALBUMS CONTAINING THE CORRIES 

CD "Scottish Favorites" has "Lewis Bridal Song" - no other info at this time
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4. CORRIES VIDEOS AND BOOKS (courtesy of Alan Turnbull)

Videos:
"Flower of Scotland: A Vision of The Corries" BBCV 4409, 1990.
"Years Must Roll On" BBCV 4683, 1991.
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Alex McEwan reports: 
As you probably well know, The Corries did a 'regular' series for BBC 
Scotland.  The last of these formed the basis of  the video which was 
commercially released and which is on your list.  It was a series of six 
shows, so obviously the video is not complete. Unfortunately neither is my 
collection, as my mother didn't realise it was on until the series was 
almost finished. The also made a few TV specials for Scottish Television 
(STV) over the years.
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Books:  
"Flower Of Scotland - Roy Williamson, My Father", by his daughter, 
        Karen Williamson, published 1993, available from
        Balnain Books, Druim Jouse, Lochloy Road, Narirn IV12 5LF, Scotland

Song Book, reported by Bob Kool (Netherlands):
        "The Corries Complete"
        62 of their favourite songs from Scotland
        A songbook designed and produced by New Town Studios, Edinburgh.

This songbook contains music and words of 62 of their songs including the 
chords used for the various songs.   NOTE: available through Gavin Browne.
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5. The Corries Exhibit in the Forres Museum

Alan Turnbull reports on the Corries exhibit in the Forres Museum.
Forres is Roy's old home town.  It's about half an hour's drive east of 
Inverness, near Elgin.  A nice little town with a pretty high street and 
Mercat Cross.

His comments: 
        I visited the Corries' Exhibition at the Forres museum.  It's a 
        permanent fixture.  It was interesting, but I was disappointed.  
        There was on display case with an early Williamson guitar (a hole
        crunched in one side - ouch), his black concertina, and his black 
        (English?) flute.  The display is quite small.  There is a video 
        playing that was made especially for the exhibit (actually, some of 
        it comes from the 'Flower of Scotland' video), but it is almost 
        unwatchable cause the video has deteriorated - get a new one, guys!
        Some interesting interviews; here Ronnie is hilarious - Roy is too
        but he's much quieter - shy really -- can you believe that?  There 
        were some album covers including some 45s from the Trio and Paddie
        Bell on Waverley but no songs listed on the side showing, and the 
        curator couldn't help me on that... frustrating.

        The exhibit was really a shrine to Roy.  It mentioned something I 
        didn't know - that Roy suffered from terrible asthma and that he 
        used to induce fits before a tour which somehow functioned to lessen
        the bouts during a tour... pretty wierd.

        There was a cover (LP? - I didn't know there was one for this album) 
        of The Bonnie Blue.  The caption read something like, "This was the 
        last recording made by the Corries."  This isn't true, is it?  I 
        thought the BBC/Moidart "Flower of Scotland" was the last.

        I spoke with a curator about providing a discography if they were 
        interested. To be quite honest, they weren't that interested.  They
        have received other artifacts (funny word in this context) which 
        they are adding to the Archives but not! to the exhibit (Why the hell 
        Not?!).  She said she would look into what is in the archives and 
        (perhaps) send a list.  Not very promising.


Paul Franklin (franklinp@ucfv.bc.ca)


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