A band towards the Peeping Tom side of the English Ceilidh Band spectrum. Something of a Rock Ceilidh band feel when live - to the extent of a four-square rhythm although not the excess of decibels.

All Blacked Up Say I am Dancing

All Blacked Up, 1993, COF CD1

Gentler than the band live and could be excellently be used as an example of "what an English Ceilidh sounds like" to anyone who hadn't heard any of the music before. Those who know the music will enjoy the contrast between the 1970's, Albion Country Dance Band, style Durham Rangers and the 1990's development.

  • Fiddler Locke's (Trad) / One Oasis (Gillies)
  • Durham Rangers (Trad) / The Swiss Boy (Trad)
  • The Quarryman (Sherrit) / The Lemonville Jig (Hayes)
  • The Steamboat (Trad) / The Kirkgate Hornpipe (Trad)
  • The Elephant's Nest (Wilson) / 'Til the Tide Comes in (Trad)
  • Nowhere to go (Baker) / Woodland Flowers (Burns) / Comme Un Poisson (Parkes)
  • The Coughing Dog of Cahors (Gillies) / Galopede (Trad)
  • The Flowers of Edinburgh (Trad) / The Morning Star (Trad)
  • Milkin' the Ass (Ass in the Milk) (Gillies) / Four Storey (Gillies) / Dark Girl (Trad)
  • Walter Bulwer's (Trad)
  • Calliope House (Richardson) / Great Barrier Riff (Gillies)
  • The Halting March (Trad) / The Bear Dance (Trad)

See the Say I am Dancing and Spirits of Another Sort reviews on Green Man.

All Blacked Up Spirits of another sort

All Blacked Up, 1997, COF 002

  • Two for Joy (Parkes) / The Arkansas Scottisch (Trad)
  • Church Street (Trad) / St Mary's (Trad)
  • The Beano Annual General Meeting (Baker) / The Redesdale Hornpipe (Trad)
  • The Hogmanay (Rankine) / Blackjack (Baker)
  • Machynlleth (Trad)
  • The Swan (Gillies)
  • The Ballyvournie Polka (Trad) / Johnnie Mickie Barries (Trad)
  • Mazurka (Trad) / Valse d'Hiver (Trad)
  • F.G.B. (Gillies) / Known Him Years (Gillies)
  • Indian Queen (Trad)
  • Marc Perrones No 1&2 (Trad) / Two Sisters (Trad)
  • Not in the Mood (Gillies)
  • The Kissing Dance (Trad) / The Goulash Archipeggio (Gillies)
  • Jacob (Trad) / The Gypsy's Hornpipe (Trad)

All Blacked Up A Thousand Twangling Instruments

All Blacked Up, 2007, COF 0702

  • La Bastringue (Trad) / Pepper in the Brandy (Kirkpatrick)
  • Off to California (Trad) / Rory's Hornpipe (Parkes)
  • Soldier's Joy (Trad) / Over the Hills (Trad)
  • The Long Haired Field (Gillies)
  • Mr Garner's (McDermott) / Beetle on the Wine (Whetstone)
  • Homecroft (Britten) / La Caleta (McDermott)
  • Oxbol Polka (Jenson) / Scan Tester's (Trad)
  • Star Above the Garter (Trad) / Spirit of the Dance (Trad)
  • A Morris Dance (Trad)
  • Gaspe Reel (Trad) / Rambling (Trad)
  • John Wayne's Jig (Tiomkin:Webster) / Cardington Girls (Shepherd)
  • Around the World for Sport (Trad)

Alistair Gillies By Arrangement

Alistair Gillies, 1997, COF 003

  • Sport of the World (Trad) / Four Men Caps (Gillies)
  • The Foxhunter's Jig (Trad)
  • For Polentzi Guezala (Trad)
  • All Around the World (Trad) / The Green Gates (Trad)
  • The Humours of Glendart (Trad) / Joys of my Life (Trad)
  • D'Une Annee a L'Autre (Gillies) / De Servant (Trad)
  • The Fixhunter's Jog (Gillies) / Dunphy's Hornpipe (Trad)
  • The New Arbor Tree Processional (Saunders) / Allemaine (Swain)
  • The Flowers of Edinburgh (Trad)
  • The Toboggan Run (Gillies) / Morrison's (Trad)
  • The Leitrim Fancy (Trad) / Langstroms Pony (Trad)

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