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Robin Laing - Whisky For Breakfast (CD)

Laing is Scotland’s ‘Whisky Bard’. This is his fourth album of whisky songs, and this time, whether following his Muse or the thread spun for him by the Fates, he has put together a collection of his own songs, all on the tasty subject of Scotch whisky. An eclectic mix…

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Robin Laing - One For The Road (CD)

Laing is a professional musician and writer based in rural South Lanarkshire. He is known as an interpreter of traditional Scottish songs and his own songs, many of which have been covered by other artists. His songs are on a wide variety of subjects, from Ulysses to Clydesdale horses and…

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Robin Laing - The Water Of Life (CD)

Laing has been collecting for years. In 1997 Robin recorded an album of whisky songs (The Angels’ Share) and in 2001 he published a book of 95 songs and poems about Scotch whisky (The Whisky Muse). Working on the book made Robin realise that there were many more whisky songs…

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Robin Laing - Imaginary Lines (CD)

Laing. With Amy Geddes (fiddle), Brian MacAlpine (keyboards, accordion), Tom McNiven (trumpet), Wendy Weatherby (cello), Jim Gash (drums), Derek Star (percussion), Ursula Ryan (backing vocals), Davie Scott (keyboards, bass, electric and acoustic guitars).

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Robin Laing - The Angels’ Share (CD)

…One of the most thoughtful and gifted voices of the Scottish folk revival. A wonderful collection of songs and a couple of poems celebrating Scotland’s national drink - whisky (the water of life)!  ‘Atmospheric stuff from this long admired balladeer.’ (Shire Folk)

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Robin Laing - Edinburgh Skyline (CD)

Robin’s debut album.  ‘A showcase for his songs’ (HERALD and POST)

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For Freedom Alone - The Wars Of Independence (CD)

Laing (Bruce at Bannockburn, dealing with the killing of Henry De Bohun by Robert the Bruce before the battle proper), Ian Bruce (De Bruce, De Bruce - a poem put to music by Ian McCalman) and George Archibald (Bruce’s Address To His Captains, part of John Barbour’s epic poem put…

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Far, Far From Ypres - Songs, Poems & Music Of World War One (double CD)

Laing and Gaelic singer Donny MacLeod. There is also a chilling contribution from a young Scottish songwriter Steven Palmer, who later recorded a solo album for Greentrax called Heartprint Shadow. The BBC Radio Scotland presenter Iain Anderson reads three poems and acts as narrator on stage which he does brilliantly.…

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The Scottish Diaspora - The Music And The Song (double CD)

Laing, three contributions by Margaret Stewart, My Last Farewell To Stirling by Ian Bruce & Ian Walker, and a new version of The Rovin’ Dies Hard by Brian McNeill.  In addition there are previously recorded songs from Jean Redpath MBE, Natalie MacMaster, Margaret Stewart, Fiona J Mackenzie, Mairi MacInnes, Cathy-Ann…

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The Flooers O’ The Forest (double CD)

Laing (a brand new song), Gary West and the children of Drumlanrig & St Cuthberts Primary School, Hawick. The poems and prose are read by BBC Radio Scotland presenter Iain Anderson, the actor John Shedden, and Alastair McDonald. To our knowledge, this is the first time that Flodden has been…

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The Music And Song Of The Great Tapestry Of Scotland (double CD)

…This album is being released in association with The Great Tapestry Of Scotland which is currently being stitched on panels designed by the artist Andrew Crummy, and will go on exhibition in 2013. The Tapestry, which will be longest in the world when complete, has been given the stamp of…

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¡No Pasaran! (They Shall Not Pass) - Scots In The Spanish Civil War (CD)

Laing’s latest descriptive piece of writing Picasso Paints Guernica. Ian McCalman also searched his archive of multi-track tapes of McCalmans recordings and unearthed The Peatbog Soldiers, recorded live in 1979 by the original lineup of Ian, Derek Moffat and Hamish Bayne. This is as good as any version of this…

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Music And Song From Scotland - The Greentrax 25th Anniversary Collection (double CD)

…2011 sees Greentrax Recordings Ltd celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a double CD collection for the price of one CD. The double CD is a compilation of 25 tracks, plus two bonus tracks, all of very special relevance and significance to the label and its managing director, Ian Green. The…

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The Music And Song Of Edinburgh (Celtic Collections vol 13) (CD)

…A collection of music, song and one poem from Edinburgh by Scotland’s finest artistes. With some track changes and a new running order this very popular album (previously CDTRAX090) is re-released on the Greentrax Celtic Collections Series as vol 13. The album has been brought up to date with the…

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Scotland, The Music And The Song (A 20 Year Profile Of Greentrax) (3 x CD)

…3CD Digipak Compilation. Greentrax Recordings, ‘Scotland’s Favourite Record Company’, was launched in 1986 by retired Police Inspector Ian Green. In 2006 the company, which also includes the Culburnie label, celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The tracks for this 3CD compilation have been carefully selected by Ian from over 300 albums, showcasing…

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Gentle Giants (A Celebration Of The Clydesdale Horse In Song) (CD)

Laing and consists of previously recorded songs plus others specially recorded and engineered by Davie Scott for the project.  This is a remarkable celebration of the Clydesdale.

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Songs Of East Lothian And The Forth (Celtic Collections vol 7) (CD)

Laing and Dick Gaughan.  Songs of the Prestonpans salters, the shell-fish gatherers, colliers and fishers * songs about soldiers and saviours, songs of the trees and the landscape.

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Bah! Humbug (The Alternative Christmas Album) (CD)

Laing, Ian McCalman, Scott Murray, Tom Clelland, Eric Bogle, Tom Lehrer, Cyril Tawney, Bill Barclay, The McCalmans, Malcolm Jones, Loudon Wainwright III, His Worship And The Pig and Enoch Kent. Do you twinkle like the lights on a Christmas tree at the approach of Christmas or do you throw up…

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Scots In The Spanish Civil War - ¡No Pasaran! - On Stage At Celtic Connections 2013

Laing with Steven Polwart - Picasso Paints Guernica; Alison McMorland and Geordie McIntyre, accompanied by piper Allan MacDonald - Viva Los Brigadistas. Ian McCalman searched his archive of multi-track tapes of McCalmans recordings and unearthed The Peatbog Soldiers, recorded live in 1979 by the original lineup of Ian, Derek Moffat…

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