Robert Garioch 1909-1981

In Mind o a Makar

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Comments and recollections by Alexander Scott, David Murison,James B Caird, Norman McCaig, Jack Aitken, Sorley MacLean, J K Annand, Albert D Mackie, Edwin Morgan

and the voice of Robert Garioch Sutherland

reading from his own works and those of Dunbar, Fergusson, and Ramsay

1 Lament for the Makars (Dunbar) 0:32

2 Alexander Scott 2:33

3 At Robert Fergusson’s Grave 1:18

4 Braid Claith (Fergusson) 2:26

5 David Murison 3:58

6 Sisyphus 1:46

7 James B Caird 3:26

8 Brither Worm 2:02

9 Did ye see me? 0:52

10 Norman MacCaig 2:02

11 Perfect 2:57

12 Jack Aitken 2:17

13 Meditatioun in Winter (Dunbar) 3:08

14 Embro to the Ploy 5:37

15 Sorley MacLean 3:45

16 My faither sees me 1:10

17 J K Annand 2:41

18 Doktor Faust in Rose Street 4:01

19 Albert D Mackie 2:15

20 Heard in the Cougate 0:51

21 Fi’baw in the street 1:33

22 Edwin Morgan 3:31

23 Elegy on Maggie Johnston (Ramsay) 4:44

total running time on this CD 59:25

Robert Garioch

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1 Introduction: Edwin Morgan [05.56] Edwin Morgan

2 Embro to the Ploy [05.39] Robert Garioch

3 I’m Neutral [00.56] Norman MacCaig

4 Heard in the Cougate [00.52] Robert Garioch

5 Did you see me? [00.53] Robert Garioch

6 At Robert Fergusson’s Grave [01.18] Robert Garioch

7 The Percipient Swan [02.16] Norman MacCaig

8 Fi’baw in the Street [01.35] Robert Garioch

9 The Canny Hen [08.32] Norman MacCaig

10 Sisyphus [01.47] Robert Garioch

11 My Faither sees me [01.11] Robert Garioch

12 Brither Worm [02.04] Robert Garioch

13 The Muir (extract) [11.52] Edwin Morgan

14 Doktor Faust in Rose Street [04.03] Robert Garioch

15 Perfect [02.58] Robert Garioch

16 Cooling-aff [01.37] Norman MacCaig

17 Lesson [06.43] Norman MacCaig

18 End Credits [00.08] Allan Ramsay

George Bruce

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1 Introduction by Dr J. H. Alexander 11:27

2 Departure and Departure and \ 0:51 *

3 My House 0:26

4 The Curtain 0:44

5 Inheritance 0:55

6 Kinnaird Head 0:55

7 Late Springs This North 0:40

8 The Town 0:45

9 The Fisherman 0:57

10 The Auld Fisherman 0:51

11 For Voyagers 0:33

12 A Departure 0:52

13 On the Edge – The Broch \ 10:02 *

14 On the Roads/SM 0:58

15 Laotian Peasant Shot 0:39

16 Camelias in the Snaw 4:10

17 Elizabeth Polishing an Agate 0:42

18 Love in Age 0:39

19 Touch 0:31

20 Nightfall GB/SM \ 1:55 *

21 Comment by GB on item 22, read by GP 2:01

22 Cliff Face Erosion \ 2:12 *

total for this CD 44:48

* This poem appears in Pursuit – Poems 1986-1998 by George Bruce, published by Scottish Cultural Press

All poems are read by George Bruce except where otherwise marked. Thus . . .

[SM] Sheena Middleton

[GB/SM] George Bruce and Sheena Middleton

Comments read by George Philp

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1 Epistle: A Thank You to John Bellany, Christmas 1997 \ 1:52

2 House with Back-Garden \ 1:20

3 Father and the Silver Salver \ 1:24

4 The Face \ 1:43

5 Vibrations [SM] \ 0:36

6 Cheery Sam 1:46

7 Haiku Envoi \ 0:10

8 Comment by GB read by GP 0:55

9 Rembrandt in Age [SM] 0:45

10 Velazquez at the Edinburgh International Festival \ 0:57

11 Epistle to the Cumming Family especially for Ruby (5) and Holly (3) \ 1:33

12 Woman Pitten Back Nicht [SM] 0:55

13 Comment by GB read by GP 1:48

14 Chopin at No.10 Warriston Crescent – 1848 [GB/SM] 3:03

15 Chopin: Mazurka in F Op.68 Nº3 played by Colin Kingsley 1:12

16 Soup and Sherry \ 1:25

17 Words for Jenny \ 0:40

18 Castle Tioram, Loch Moidart \ 1:08

19 Elizabeth in the Garden \ 0:53

20 Responsibilities [SM] \ 0:58

21 After the Death of Martin Luther King 0:59

22 The Chair – Poets and Painters [GB/SM] 7:59

23 GB’s Sea Symphony 1:49

24 Odd Goings-on in Dunfermline Toun [SM] 0:38

25 Invocation \ 1:37

26 Single Ticket – Edinburgh/Bennachie [GB/SM] 2:07

27 Urn Burial (R.I.P. Scots Tongue) 1:13

total on this CD 42:43

* This poem appears in Pursuit – Poems 1986-1998 by George Bruce, published by Scottish Cultural Press

All poems are read by George Bruce except where otherwise marked. Thus . . .

[SM] Sheena Middleton

[GB/SM] George Bruce and Sheena Middleton

Comments read by George Philp

J.K. Annand

Dod & Davie

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A tale anent twa wee deils and seiven ploys

Dod and Davie owerset into Scots by J K Annand from the original text in German.

1 Foreword 1:25

2 First Ploy 3:03

3 Saicont Ploy 3:07

4 Third Ploy 3:20

5 Fowrth Ploy 3:57

6 Fift Ploy 3:01

7 Saxt Ploy 2:03

8 Hinmaist Ploy 1:16

9 Tail Piece 1:18

The original German text of Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch was read by Marja Waddell.

10 Foreword 1:23

11 First Prank 2:57

12 Second Prank 3:00

13 Third Prank 2:57

14 Fourth Prank 3:28

15 Fifth Prank 3:00

16 Sixth Prank 1:43

17 Last Prank 1:00

18 Tail Piece 1:06

Interludes and incidental music on piano and fiddle were played by Hugh McGilp from compositions of Kabalevski and traditional Scottish Airs. "Da Grocer" was by kind permission of Tom Anderson.

Illustration after Wilhelm Busch.

The text of Dod and Davie wis furthset bi Canongate, an is nou out o prent, tho the Scots Language Society haes a puckle copies aye ti haun. We thank Scottish National Dictionaries an Canongate for aa necessar permissions.

Total running time of this CD 43:04