Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dick Gaughan

"Gaughan" 1978























Larry L. Looney:
This early album by Dick Gaughan contains some of his best work, and is a nice mixture of his self-penned political songs and more traditional selections, including works by Robert Burns as well as songs dealing with the work and plight of coal miners, a cause near and dear to his heart (He released an entire album of mining-related songs to benefit the miners strike in the UK during the Thatcher years). Gaughan is (as usual) in fine voice here, and his guitar work shines nicely as well. 'Bonnie Jeannie o' Bethelnie' is a classic example of the sheer beauty of traditional Scots song. This album is a classic of the Scottish folk revival -- it's nice to know that it's still available. Those who are interested should also seek out his 'Handful of earth' album -- that and 'A different kind of love song' are must-haves for anyone who enjoys his work.

7 Comments:

Blogger Lizardson said...

Download

15 August, 2007 18:10  
Blogger Bernie Stocks said...

Haven't heard this for years. It reminds me of living in N.E. Scotland from '78 to '87. Not very far from Bethelnie as it happens.

More tracks than I remember?

Thanks

16 August, 2007 02:31  
Anonymous streaker said...

This is so, so, so GREAT!

Dick Gaughan when he is good is as good as good can be!

Thanks so very, very much for making another of my dear musical wishes come true Lizardson.

17 August, 2007 16:42  
Anonymous Karel said...

Another great one!
Thanks again for all this great music!!

18 August, 2007 15:59  
Blogger The Irate Pirate said...

thank you so much for re-posting this, lizardson. it's fantastic. really, it could be his best work

26 February, 2008 13:00  
Blogger julien said...

Dick gaughan - id
great post
many thx

01 February, 2009 21:53  
Anonymous joe said...

Download link id dead

28 February, 2011 21:49  

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