Blue Skies

On Springthyme SPRCD 1002
John Watt & Davey Stewart - Shores of the Forth

In his sign-out from the album John mentions various Fife people and places. Onesiphorus Tyndall-Bruce was an Englishman, the only one on this record, who in 1849 restored Falkland Palace and built the church there. His monument stands on Green Hill, Falkland. Largo Law is the hill to the North of Upper Largo, a Fife village close by Lower Largo, the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, otherwise known as Robinson Crusoe. Robin is responsible for the pun (the 'long arm' of the Largo Law). The tune, Blue Skies, is of course by Irving Berlin - to whom copyright may have been paid.

The Beggar's Mantle Ceilidh Band:
Jock Ritchie from Inverkeithing on fiddle, Jock Mullen from Kelty on accordion, Robin McKidd from Glenrothes on guitar and bass and Brian Miller from Penicuik on guitar and mandolin.

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