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Only release as a group, Clan Alba (1995)
Dick Gaughan's solo work
Traditional and own
This album is a kind of supergroup of Scottish contemporary/traditional musicians and singers with the best known (and guiding force of the gathering) being Dick Gaughan. Vocals trade off between the members. Their material ranges from traditional jigs and reels and songs to contemporary protest folk. The voices are strong, the songwriting is good. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
Clan Alba only album to date
Clan Alba (1995)
1995—Clan Alba Productions—CD1
Rare and hard-to-find was only available by mail order in the U.K.
Recommended only for fans of contemporary and traditional folk
Dick Gaughan—vocal, guitar
I should have liked this more, but I guess it goes to show how particular my tastes are in traditional folk music. This album is a kind of supergroup of Scottish traditional musicians and singers, but basically I find it uninspiring. I wanted it badly when I heard of it and heard discussion of it on a couple of celtic folk lists, but I don't love it and rarely play it. I expected something more, though I'm not sure what that more is. (Neile)
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