Gordon Easton

The Last of the Clydesdales


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Gordon Easton is from the Blackhills of Tyrie near Fraserburgh, where his family has crofted for generations. He learned many of his old songs from his mother and grandmother and is well-known for his fiddle, jew’s harp and ‘moothie’ playing, not to mention his considerable skills as a ‘diddler’.

At the age of 84, he recorded this his first CD. In recent years he has become a fixture on the festival competition scene, sometimes entering as many as five competitions. In 2004 he was made an honorary life member of the TMSA. In 2007 he was a guest at the Whitby Folk Week.

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Track List:
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1: The Last of the Clydesdales 1.52
2: The Banks of Inverurie 4.41
3: The Bonnie Lass o Fyvie 4.32
4: The Barnyards o Delgaty 4.10
5: Bonnie Bessie Logan 2.12
6: Briggie’s Gerse Park 3.19
7: Fee’d tae the Drum 3.05
8: Jimmy Raeburn 2.29
9: My ain Native Buchan 2.53
10: The Laird o Drum 6.48
11: The Randy Piper 2.17
12: Yellow on the Broom 3.45
13: Mains o Pittendree 3.59
14: Muckin o Geordie’s Byre 3.29
15: The Beggar Man 4.55
16: The Tyrie Song 5.08
17: The Bleacher Lassie o Kelvinhaugh 3.34

Recorded live at the annual Fife Traditional Singing Weekend May 2004 to 2007

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