Sleeve Notes for The Amber Triangle by Ian Giles
A collection of mainly traditional songs, with some modern songs in traditional style. Backed with a wide variety of acoustic instruments.
Ian Giles has been singing on the club, and festival circuit for some 25 years, and has established a formidable reputation both as a solo artist, and as vocalist with a number of successful traditional groups.
Here, for the first time under his own name, Ian has collected a selection of favourite songs from his vast repertoire, including: Aye Waukin O / I Wish I Were Where Ellen Lies / Thornaby Woods / Ratcliffe Highway / High Germany . . . . . . .
Ian is accompanied and supported by a formidable collection of talent including:
Sandra Kerr, Nancy Kerr, James Fagan, Graham Metcalfe, and
1 I Wish I Were Where Ellen Lies
2 Thornaby Woods
trad. arr. Giles, Leslie, Sartin
The gameskeeper outwitted as usual, a none too reliable landlady, an astonishingly lenient Assizes, and a lame dog. From the singing of Roy Bailey
3 Aye Waukin' O
R. Burns arr. Giles, Tilson, Satrin
An insomniac's guide to unrequested love, by Robert Burns
4 John Cherokee
When I first learned this American shanty at school, it was 'executed' in such a dirge like manner that I expelled it immediately from my mind! Until hearing Jim Megeean's rendition twenty years later . . . .
5 Broom of the Cowdenknowes
6 The Streeets of Forbes
7 High Germany / Ratcliffe Highway
8 Banks of the Doe
9 Polly on the Shore
10 Admiral Cole
11 Yarmouth Town
12 By The Hush
13 The Great Silkie
14 Singing Bird