Norman's Cronies

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Norman MacCaig reads poems in Scots written by his friends, and reads his own appreciation of Robert Garioch

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1 Bizerta

2 At My Father’s Grave

3 Cokkils

4 She Fills the Hairt

5 Frae the Riggins o Chelsea or

Hame Thochts frae Abraid

("It wasnae a bad nicht we had . . .")

6 Credo

7 In Time of Deepest Wanhope

8 The Years of the Crocodile

9 An Appreciation of Robert Garioch

10 I’m Neutral

11 The Percipient Swan

12 The Canny Hen

13 Cooling-aff

14 Lesson

15 Echo in Scots

16 Prolegomena*

17 Peeries and Buckies

18 Eros

19 Quiet Passage

20 Ghaisties

21 The Smoky Smirr o Rain

22 My Een are nae on Calvary

 
        
                        

 

THE CRONIES:

(A) Hugh MacDiarmid SSCD 149

(B) Sydney Goodsir Smith

(C) Robert Garioch

(D) George Campbell Hay

(E) Douglas Young

(A) 1 Bizerta [02.04]

2 At My Father’s Grave [00.36]

(B) 3 Cokkils [00.50]

4 She Fills the Hairt [00.55]

5 Frae the Riggins o Chelsea or

Hame Thochts frae Abraid

("It wasnae a bad nicht we had . . .") [04.30]

6 Credo [01.50]

7 In Time of Deepest Wanhope [02.26]

8 The Years of the Crocodile [01.14]

(C) 9 An Appreciation of Robert Garioch [02.06]

10 I’m Neutral [00.58]

11 The Percipient Swan [02.19]

12 The Canny Hen [08.38]

13 Cooling-aff [01.38]

14 Lesson [06.44]

15 Echo in Scots [00.43]

16 Prolegomena* [05.48]

17 Peeries and Buckies [00.37]

18 Eros [00.46]

19 Quiet Passage [01.05]

20 Ghaisties [01.23]

(D) 21 The Smoky Smirr o Rain [01.10]

(E) 22 My Een are nae on Calvary [00.25]

*Original recording incomplete; last three stanzas read by George Philp

Cover photograph of Norman MacCaig at home, copyright of George Philp

All recordings previously available in Scotsoun archive as under:

1 sscd 080 Twa Leids / Dà Chànan

2 sscd 079 Langholm Memorial Sculpture

3–8 sscd 141-142 Sydney Goodsir Smith (Makars Series)

9 sscd 061 In Mind o a Makar (In Memory of Robert Garioch)

10–14 sscd 045 Robert Garioch (Makars Series)

15 sscd 080 Twa Leids / Dà Chànan

16–20 sscd 072 Poems in Scots and Gaelic

21 sscd 080 Twa Leids / Dà Chànan

22 sscd 080 Twa Leids / Dà Chànan