There are two exceptionally difficult things to do in life. One is
to hang your rear end from a window then run down stairs and throw stones
at it. The other is writing sleeve notes, especially when a good
head on suitable shoulders is priority number one, but let's face it, some
heads are no way fussy whose shoulders they perch on these days.
This year our collective heads, and other accessories, have taken us from
Wick to Penzance and Copenhagen to Vienna. We've rehearsed this
album, in front rooms, back rooms, bathrooms, public bars and
fields. We'd like then, to thank the many friends, old and new, who
helped us, after all that, to make this, our second album.
A million thanks to:
Stewart, Joanne & Mick - for the bottled relaxation
Geoff, Hilary & Joel - who must have wished for a new Hadrians wall
just north of Bedford
Nigel - again for his help.
May the best thing they've ever seen be the worst thing they will ever
Tannahill Weavers '78
THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS:
Roy Gullane: Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Vocals
Hudson Swan: Bouzouki, Glockenspiel, Harmonium, Foot Bass, Vocals
Phil Smillie: Whistles, Flutes, Bodhran, Vocals
Mike Ward: Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Alan MacLeod: Bagpipes, Whistles, Flutes, Bodhran, Assorted Chanters
Copyright 1978 Phil Smillie and Roy Gullane. Recorded at Free Range Studios, London. Produced by Nigel
Pegrum. Engineered by Ashley Brigdale and Ron Eve. Remixed and digitally remastered in 1991 by Phil Smillie at Pier House Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland, with Peter Haigh as engineer.
Available as HRCD102 from: