The McCalmans   •     Listen To The Heat [CD]

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  • Listen To The Heat
    • 1988 - Greentrax CDTRAX 019 CD (UK)
  • Tracklist
    1. I Have Seen The Highlands (Matt McGinn)
    2. Town Of Kiandra
    3. Mount And Go
    4. Sister Josephine (Jake Thackray)
    5. 23rd June
    6. The Prisoner Song
    7. The Song Song (Chris Rohmann)
    8. Rambling Rover (Andy M. Stewart)
    9. Rory Murphy
    10. First Christmas (Stan Rogers)
    11. Instrumental: Lakewood, The Thriepmuir Hornpipe, Royal Belfast
    12. The President's Men (Alastair Clark)
    13. Air Fa La La Lo
    14. Sickening Thank You Song (I. McCalman)

  • The McCalmans
    • Ian McCalman, Derek Moffat & Nick Keir
  • Credits
    • Mixed and edited at Pier House Studios, Edinburgh.
    • Engineered by Peter Haigh and lan Bevendge.
    • Photographs and graphics by Ian McCalman, P.A.M.A., Talbot Video and Castle Photographic, Edinburgh.
    • Thanks to Dougie and Maureen Blyth of the Kestrel Hotel, Balerno and The Balerno Folk Club.
    • All tracks Trad. Arr. The McCalmans — unless otherwise noted

Sleeve Notes

This album was recorded at the Kestrel Hotel, Balerno (the home of Balerno Folk Club) on the 23rd June 1988. The village of Balerno lies at the foot of the Pentland Hills, south-west of Edinburgh. There has been a conscious effort during editing, not to be carried away on the wings of "crack", as we are aware that spontaneous humour wears a bit thin after a couple of listenings, can't keep a good audience down and the "attack" of the songs cannot be achieved (by us at least) in studio recordings. We chanced on the hottest evening of summer for the recording and with what amounted to 200 living, breathing storage heaters packed into the club, the atmosphere was steamy, verging on "sauna" — hence the album title, "Listen to the Heat"!