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Scotland

The McCalmans

The McCalmans: Coming Home

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  • Coming Home
    • 2009 - Greentrax CDTRAX 336 CD
  • Track List:
    1. Coming Home (Steven Clark)
    2. The Moor Road (Ian McCalman)
    3. Let's Recycle (Ian McCalman)
    4. Corrycreckan Calling (Nick Keir)
    5. When the Risk of Frost is Over (Ian McCalman)
    6. Victory Parade (Ian McCalman)
    7. Portnahaven (Nick Keir)
    8. No More Sailing (Lex D.Hall)
    9. Still Gonna Die (Shel Silverstein)
    10. Ye Jacobites by Name (Trad.)
    11. North West Passage (Stan Rogers)
    12. Five O'Clock (Martin Harbourne)
    13. Staggering Home (Ian McCalman)
    14. Only Remembered (Trad.)

  • The McCalmans
    • Ian McCalman
    • Nick Keir
    • Stephen Quigg
  • Credits
    • Recorded "live" in Penicuik, Arisaig, Langholm, Ardrossan, Dunoon, Melrose (Scotland)
    • Also Struer, Braband and Roskilde (Denmark)
    • Recorded by "Kevock Digital" mobile studio
    • Engineered and Produced: Ian McCalman
    • Cover Photograph: Drew Aitken, Coeltec Design
    • Live Photos by Pete Heywood and Ian McCalman
    • Graphics: Ian McCalman and John Slavin


Sleeve Notes

COMING HOME (Steven Clark)
A Scottish welcome to refugees

THE MOOR ROAD (Ian McCalman)
Written on the moor road between Kilchattan Bay and Rothesay, a mile from the birthplace of my father.

LET'S RECYCLE (Ian McCalman)
From Midlothian Council's guide to recycling. Bless them!

CORRYVRECKAN CALLING (Nick Keir)
A girl from a bleak background with a Highland dream.

WHEN THE RISK OF FROST IS OVER (Ian McCalman)
Old bitterness from the miners' strike of '84 lives on.

THE VICTORY PARADE (Ian McCalman)
Everyone in the world rights for a "just cause" apart from their enemy.

PORTNAHAVEN (Nick Keir)
Dreams of escape. A Monday morning song.

NO MORE SAILING (Lex. D. Hall)
Stephen had a slight cold when he recorded this but we were obliged to take this version from beautiful Arisaig, just a few miles from Morar.

STILL GONNA DIE (Shel Silverstein)
No matter what you give up, it's not enough.

YE JACOBITES BY NAME (Trad./arr. McCalman/Keir/Quigg)
We try to include an "oldy" in most of our albums, first sung by "The Macs" in 1964. Old enough?

NORTHWEST PASSAGE (Stan Rogers)
Great song. Of course, the definitive version has been sung by the writer.

FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (Martin Harbourne)
Fishing song set in Stornoway.

STAGGERING HOME (Ian McCalman)
Blinding faith that alcohol changes Quasimodo into Casanova.

ONLY REMEMBERED (Trad. Arr. McCalman, Keir and Quigg)
Traditional American song with relevance to The Great War.