Doesn't time fly when you're having a good time?
It seems like only twenty two years ago that we first set foot in a
recording studio to make our first LP. What you, dear listener, have
just parted with your hard earned cash for (or perhaps received as a gift
- Merry Christmas or Happy Birthday!) is our eleventh recording.
Many of you already have the previous ten, and for some this will be the
first. Whatever the case may be, if you have half as much fun
listening to us as we have playing for you, then I'm afraid we're having
twice as much fun as you!
May we wish you hours, months, years of listening pleasure, but remember -
time flies like an arrow, but even worse, fruit flies like a banana!
The Tannahills '96
The Tannahill Weavers are:
Roy Gullane - guitar, vocals
Phil Smillie - flute, whistles, vocals
John Martin - fiddle, viola, cello, mandolin, vocals
Les Wilson - bouzouki, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Duncan J. Nicholson - highland bagpipes, Scottish small pipes,
Recorded during May and June 1996 at REL Studios,
Edinburgh, Scotland. Produced by the Tannahill Weavers.
Engineered by Terry Adams. Post production work done at Pier House
Studios, Edinburgh, by Phil Smillie. Cover artwork
by Donald Sanders. Sleeve notes by the Tannahill Weavers, compiled
and edited by Maggie Smillie. Band photography by Norman Chalmers.
Studio photographs by John Martin and Phil Smillie.
We wish to thank a great friend of the band, Jim Walker,
for his excellent percussion on tracks 2 and 5. His side drumming on
The Highland Brigade at Magersfontein is true testimony as to why
he is regarded as one of the world's finest percussionists. Thanks,
Keeping a band like ourselves going over the years takes
great effort on everyone's behalf. We'd like to thank all our
friends and families for their support and belief in what we do. As
ever, particular thanks to Herschel and Sarah Freeman and family, to Chris
Wilkes for flute restoration, to Detlef, Harmke, Rosie and Celia, and to
Maggie for her efforts on and off the road.