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Music from the Orkney Islands (Scotland)

Allie Windwick and Hugh Inkster
Music from the Orkney Islands (Scotland)

Despite strong influences from Scotland and parts of Scandinavia, music from the Orkney Islands conveys a “quiet, stubborn sense of independence.” In this collection, Allie Windwick and Hugh Inkster perform a repertoire of original compositions and Scottish, Orcadian, Shetland, and Norwegian songs. Windwick is featured on nine tunes playing mandolin, fiddler Inkster on ten. Billy and Ingirid Jolly sing in the local dialect.

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The liner notes include a brief glossary of terms and song lyrics. (Note: The cover art contains a misspelling of Hugh Inkster’s name).

Track Listing

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Chappan at the Door Allie Windwick with Billy and Ingirid Jolly 1:48
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102
Partans in his Creel Allie Windwick with Billy and Ingirid Jolly 2:26
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103
Peedie Pakistani Allie Windwick with Billy and Ingirid Jolly 4:19
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104
Sleepie Laddie Door Allie Windwick with Billy and Ingirid Jolly 3:08
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105
Charlie's Jukebox / Weary O' the Darning Allie Windwick with Billy and Ingirid Jolly 1:26
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106
Picky by the Sea / Cubbie Roo Allie Windwick with Billy and Ingirid Jolly 3:03
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107
Isie's Gaan tae Brew Allie Windwick with Billy and Ingirid Jolly 1:43
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108
Weary O' the Darning Allie Windwick with Billy and Ingirid Jolly 1:53
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109
Butter on the Bow Allie Windwick with Billy and Ingirid Jolly 3:19
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201
The Orphan Boy (Slow Air); Helliar Holm; Brinkie's Brae Hugh Inkster with Nancy Cassell 3:44
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202
Medley of Scandanavian Tunes Hugh Inkster with Nancy Cassell 2:57
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203
Road to Hammer Chunkie (Strathspey); Nether Bow (Reel) Hugh Inkster with Nancy Cassell 1:41
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204
Whaals Rost Hugh Inkster with Nancy Cassell 1:34
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205
Scottish Hornpipe; Flowers O' Edinburgh Hugh Inkster with Nancy Cassell 2:20
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206
Inganess; The Strynd; El Adhem Hugh Inkster with Nancy Cassell 4:12
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207
Old Polka, The; Dancing Waves Hugh Inkster with Nancy Cassell 2:49
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208
Gardebylaten; Stockholmslaten Hugh Inkster with Nancy Cassell 2:40
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209
Salute to the Lasses Hugh Inkster with Nancy Cassell 1:24
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210
Shetland Selection: Nannie an Andrew; My Wife's a Drunkard; Shalder Geo; Sail her over da Ruftrees Hugh Inkster with Nancy Cassell 2:27
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