Gaberlunzie: Superstition

  • Superstition
    • 1982 - IGUS/Klub KLP 34 LP
    • 2005 - Elm Records CDELM 4140 CD
  • Side One
    1. Superstition (Menzies)
    2. Barnyards Of Delgaty
    3. Menzies Tree (Menzies)
    4. Willie John McMenemy (Menzies)
    5. Ye Banks And Braes (Burns)
    6. Don't Bury Me Before The Battle (Menzies)
  • Side Two
    1. Haughs Of Cromdale
    2. The Auld Folk (Menzies)
    3. Cam Ye By Atholl (Hogg/Gow)
    4. Bonnie Dundee (Scott)
    5. Spirit Of The Eagle (Menzies)
    6. The Bonnie Argylls (Menzies)
    7. Leaving Loch Broom (Menzies)

  • Gaberlunzie
    • Gordon Menzies: Vocals, Guitar, Mandoline
    • Robin Watson: Vocals, Guitar
  • Musicians
    • Graham Brierton: Bass
    • Dave Murricane: Piano
    • John Sampson: Recorders
    • Mike Gill: Accordion
    • Harry Barry: Drums
    • PM Malcolm Mackenzie: Pipes
  • Credits
    • Produced by Harry Barry
    • Recorded At Ca Va Studios, Glasgow

Sleeve Notes

Superstition — The Old Religion still exists in the Scottish highlands.

Barnyards Of Delgaty — This old bothy ballad takes a lighthearted look at farm life in the first half of the 20th century.

Menzies Tree — On the shores of Loch Rannoch in Perthshire stands an old Scots pine called the Menzies Tree. Legend has it that when the tree falls the last Menzies will have left Rannoch forever.

Willie John McMenemy — This is one of those apocryphal stories.

Ye Banks And Braes — Burns captures this bitterness of the abandoned lover.

Don't Bury Me Before the Battle — What do soldiers think of before they go into battle?

Haughs Of Cromdale — An up tempo version of the old battle song.

The Auld Folk — Dedicated to Gordons mother Nancy.

Cam Ye By Atholl — This is a jacobite song written by James Hogg the Ettrick Shepherd. The music is by Neil Gow Jnr.

Bonnie Dundee — Sir Walter Scott wrote this referring to Graham of Claverhouse.

Spirit Of The EagleDundee This is for all Scots everywhere.

The Bonnie Argylls — A tribute to the renowned Scottish regiment.

Leaving Loch Broom — For all our friends in and around Ullapool.