The Gaberlunzie — This is a Scottish word which means a beggar or pedlar or, so I am led to believe by the three ex Glasgow policemen who make up the Ex Hayriders group now known as the Gaberlunzie.
And what magnificent song pedlars they are. I called this album "Brave Words N' Fightin' Talk" because, after the first five minutes of the recording session I was so shaken by the threatening rattle of dirks and sporrans I wanted to fly back to my side of the border. Miserable cowardly Sassenach that I am.
Seriously, Messrs. Menzies, Watson and MacDonald have done a wonderful job on this recording of Scottish Folk Songs and original songs written by Gordon Menzies.
No true tartan proud full blooded whisky drinking Scotsman should be without a copy of this record.
According to Gordon Menzies — "Jimmy MacDonald was instrumental in bringing Robin and me together and forming the group. He was with us for a year and left to buy a pub in Ayr. Later went on to acting and DJ in local Radio Westsound. He still lives in Ayr."
Update: Jimmy MacDonald passed away on October 9, 2011 at the age of 80. Source: The Herald.