John Watt and Davey Stewart - Shores Of The Forth

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(May 2010) 17 tracks (44 mins): Lochaber Gathering / Tam Bain's Lum * Shores of the Forth / Fisher's Hornpipe * Dunfermline Linen * Pittenweem Jo * My Wee Dog * Dundee City Police Pipe Band / Hills of Glenorchy * The Eyemouth Disaster / The Boatie Rows * Annabelle Rosabelle * Kelty Clippie * Barbara Donnachie / Coolie's Reel / The Ash Plant / The Corner House * Mining Trilogy: Athony Reilly / Eany Many / Schooldays Over * Bobby Muldoon * The Poachers * The New Toon Hall / There Cam a Young Man / The Goby O / Rosin the Beau * Farewell tae the Ferries * Fife's Got Everything * Blue Skies.

Comedy songs, serious songs and recitations from these fine entertainers paint a past picture of the beautiful Kingdom of Fife.

Fife's Got Everything, according to the song by John Watt and Davey Stewart - these two Fifers from Dunfermline and St Andrews respectively go a long way to prove it.

King James VI of Scotland described Fife as a 'beggar's mantle fringed with gold'. This inspired the name of The Beggar's Mantle Ceilidh Band, who provide the instrumentals and the backings - Jock Ritchie (fiddle) from Inverkeithing, Jock Mullen (accordion) from Kelty, Robin McKidd (guitar, bass) from Glenrothes and Brian Miller (guitar, mandolin) from Penicuik.

The title song Shores Of The Forth is one of the few songs on the album that was not written by John Watt. Some of John's songs such as Kelty Clippie and Pittenweem Jo have become classics, and have been recorded by several other singers since John and Davey first recorded them here in 1976.

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