AVAILABLE NOW: NEW CD
McCALMANS "lost tracks"
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A new McCalmans' CD, scheduled to be released on November 5th, is available NOW! We have stocks of the album and you can buy it from our McCalmans' CDs page. The album contains 19 songs never released on any McCalmans' album, ranging from a previously undiscovered, brilliant Nick song (full band) to recordings from the first line-up, recorded, but unused. Over 500 cassettes, reel-to-reels,"live" recordings, minidiscs, radio/TV shows, LPs, digital tapes, CDs and DVDs were meticulously listened to, and the songs chosen as the best of the McCalmans at the time of recording. There are tracks from every decade and every line-up of the Macs. It will be on sale for £12.00, from this website (£14.00 Europe and rest of world).
More later, but meanwhile, here's the track list:
CLICK ON TRACKS FOR SONG TEXTS
17 Plooman Laddies (Traditional) with Barbara Dickson
MINI BIOG of The McCalmans:
Scottish folk singers, song writers, talkers, travellers, friends. Formed 1964 whilst architecture students. Pubs/clubs. First album 1967. Multiple TV series. Concerts. Tours in UK, Denmark, rest of Europe, world. "Best live act" award, "Hall of Fame", 27 albums, recorded 400 songs, retired 2010. Only ever three in the Macs' line-up. Total of five musicians in 46 years.
"The McCalmans" retired in 2010 but the memory lingers on. Derek Moffat and Nick Keir, huge influences in the band, tragically passed away and are sorely missed. Stephen is still very successful with his concerts and tours, often singing with his wife Pernille. Ian writes songs and stage productions ("Ypres") and records/produces in his studio. Hamish makes concertinas in Orkney and still plays beautifully.
See above re "McCalmans, LOST TRACKS". Exciting stuff.
Nearing the end of recording another great album from Stephen and Pernille
The release of an album celebrating the many Greentrax projects, many of them involving "The Macs".
Ian completes a fund-raising run in Canada. Take it easy old man. Pernille completes a half marathon in a seriously good time.
Week-long reunion with old friend, Iain Rankin (superb Canadian singer/songwriter) and his brilliant wife, Viive, in Toronto and Lake Huron, singing songs, drnking and laughing far too much (don't mention the bears). Iain wrote the sleeve notes for the band's first album in 1967, "All in One Mind".
Fund-raising for "Sports Relief" raised £3,900.00 via Ian's "Pensioners over the hill" initiative. Here's the link to Midlothian Advertiser's article: midlothian-walkers-on-top-of-the-world
Discussion with the Scottish Government, WW100 for concerts of "Far, Far From Ypres" throughout Scotland. Scripts of "Ypres" are free and will be sent to those requesting them via email. Contact this site if you would like a script.
Many of the Bordeaux (Martignas) organisers of our "Ypres" concert in France, came over for the Scotland v France rugby match. An almighty party "happened" at Ian and Ellen's house with an amazing 4 hour singing session, which was declared a draw by impartial onlookers. Scotland won the rugby though!
**Pernille & Stephen Quigg "River of Time" New Release 2015
"I've nothing to gain by saying this, because the Macs are a thing of the past, but this album by Stephen and Pernille is a real cracker. There's a lovely combination of old and new and the balance of the two voices is magic. I thoroughly recommend It." Ian McCalman
Nick's music was of great importance to him and us, so we'll keep up the news of his fine new album.
Probably the best way to order this album is to contact this website and we'll try to track one down for you.
The Edge of Night (LRK004)
A silly video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hTroqFrwms
"McCalmans' Final Concert Uncut + The Good Old Days"
Run-time of 2hours 45 minutes, High Definition plus old Macs' archive footage.
"Superb", "brilliantly produced", "excellent", "the quality is stunning", "wonderful archive footage", "perfect momento",
Actual quotes from buyer's comments and reviews......honest! Ian
The McCalmans' compilation double album "The Greentrax Years" was released on January 6th 2010. The price is the same as a single album but for that price, you get 47 tracks of McCalmans' magic from Ian, Nick, Stephen, Hamish and Derek.
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