Whaleback City

The Poetry of Dundee and Its Hinterland

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1) Introduction written and read by Bill Herbert

The Tay

2) Tayside Villanelle - Forbes Browne - (FB)
3) Crossing The Tay Bridge - Lydia Robb - (LR)
4) Ode to the New Old Tay Bridge - Bill Herbert - (BH)

The Town

5) Taodunum - Arthur Johnston (Tr Robert Crawford) - (AJ)
6) Sooth Road - David Phillips - (MT)
7) Blackness Road - Kate Armstrong - (KA)
8) Dundee Sonnet No.6 - George T Watt - (GW)
9) The Captain's House - David Dick - (FB)
10) South Union Street By Night - Norval Scrimgeour  - (DL)
11) A Dundee Pastoral - William J Rae - Joe FitzPatrick - (JF)
12) Maggie's Centre - Forbes Browne - (FB)
13) Prospect from Balgay - George Maxwell  - (DL)
14) Farewell Lochee Brig - David Phillips (CL)

The Times

15) God Send Everie Preist Ane Wyfe - John Wedderburn - (GW)
16) The Foondry Lane - Mary Brookskank - (JM)
17)The Fifie - Joseph Lee - (JT)
18) Lifeboat Disaster, April 1960 - William Montgomerie - (FB & LR)
19) The Life Cycle of the Barracuda - Judith Taylor - (JT)
20) Dundee Day Tripper - Lydia Robb - (LR)
21) Excerpt from 'The Wallace' - Blind Harry - (GW)
22) Textile Toun - Kate Armstrong - (KA)
23) Discovery - Matthew Fitt - (MF)
24) On An Old Hoose in the Coogate, Dundee - Athole Cameron - (SR)
25) The Taybridge Disaster - William McGonagall - (BH)
26) Apples - Kate Armstrong - (KA)

The Types

27) Painting By Numbers - Andy Jackson - (AJ)
28) Liz McColgan - Matthew Fitt - (MF)
29) Peggy - Dorothy Lawrenson - (DL)
30) King O' The Law - The Roper Bard - (MT)
31) Sour Jewel - Andy Jackson - (AJ)
32) National Poetry Day - Lydia Robb - (LR)
33) Daft Davie (a true tale) - William Beharrie - (MF)
34) Dundee's Own - anonymous - (DL)
35) Bullet - Joseph Lee - (DL)
36) Polish Lass, Dundee - Matthew Fitt - (MF)

The Temper

37) Frida Khol's Visit to the Bridge Bar - Michael Marra - (JM)
38) Thi Mither Tongue - Mark Thomson - (MT)
39) Valentine - Judith Taylor - (JT)
40) Harmless - Michael Marra - (JM)
41) Postscript written and read by George T Watt
42) Bonus Track Struggle to get Camera and Staff - Billy Thomson - (BT)

Speakers

(BH) Bill Herbert
(AJ) Andy Jackson
(BT) Billy Thomson
(CL) Chris Law MP
(DL) Dorothy Lawrenson
(FB) Forbes Browne
(GW) George T Watt
(JM) Jenny Marra MSP
(JF) Joe Fitzpatrick MSP
(JT) Judith Taylor
(KA) Kate Armstrong
(LR) Lydia Robb
(MT) Mark Thomson
(MT) Matthew Fitt
(SR) Shona Robson MSP

  1. Intro Bill Herbert
  2. Tayside Villanelle - (FB)
  3. Crossing The Tay Bridge- (LR)
  4. Ode to the New Old Tay Bridge- (BH)
  5. Taodunum - (AJ)
  6. Sooth Road - (MT)
  7. Blackness Road - (KA)
  8. Dundee Sonnet No.6 - (GW)
  9. The Captain's House - (FB)
  10. South Union Street By Night - (DL)
  11. A Dundee Pastoral - (JF)
  12. Maggie's Centre - (FB)
  13. Prospect from Balgay - (DL)
  14. Farewell Lochee Brig - (CL)
  15. God Send Everie Preist Ane Wyfe - (GW)
  16. The Foondry Lane - (JM)
  17. The Fifie - (JT)
  18. Lifeboat Disaster, April 1960 - (FB & LR)
  19. The Life Cycle of the Barracuda - (JT)
  20. Dundee Day Tripper - (LR)
  21. Excerpt from 'The Wallace' - (GW)
  22. Textile Toun - (KA)
  23. Discovery - (MF)
  24. On An Old Hoose in the Coogate, Dundee - (SR)
  25. The Taybridge Disaster - (BH)
  26. Apples - (KA)
  27. Painting By Numbers - (AJ)
  28. Liz McColgan - (MF)
  29. Peggy - (DL)
  30. King O' The Law - (MT)
  31. Sour Jewel - (AJ)
  32. National Poetry Day - (LR)
  33. Daft Davie (a true tale) - (MF)
  34. Dundee's Own - (DL)
  35. Bullet - (DL)
  36. Polish Lass, Dundee - (MF)
  37. Frida Khol's Visit to the Bridge Bar - (JM)
  38. Thi Mither Tongue - (MT)
  39. Valentine - (JT)
  40. Harmless - (JM)
  41. Postscript George T Watt
  42. Bonus Track - (BT)