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The Clutha

Scottish folk group

Gordeanna McCulloch from Glasgow went to the school where Norman Buchan ran his famous Ballads Club, and shortly afterwards she travelled to London to attend Ewan MacColl's class of singers. Gordeanna also had an early spell singing with The Clydesiders, and more recently she has been involved with Palaver and Glasgow's Euridice Choir.

The Clutha formed in about 1964 and performed for at least ten years. They won the Peter Cooke Cup for Scots ceilidh bands three years in a row (1971-73). The band added piper Jimmy Anderson shortly after recording their Scots Ballads... LP. Any more information about the group would be gratefully received: email me. Some of The Clutha's recorded output is detailed below.


Gordeanna McCulloch: New Voices from Scotland (Topic 12T133, 1965)
with Norman Kennedy and The Exiles

Side One: The Kirk o' Birnie Bouzle; The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow
Side Two: The Lichtbob's Lassie; Will Ye Gang, Love

all songs traditional

The Clutha: The Streets of Glasgow (Topic 12TS226, 1965)
with Terry Dick, Flora MacNeil, Geordie McIntyre, Freddy Anderson, Gordeanna McCulloch, Duncan Cameron, Johnny Cameron, Sheila Christie, Mick Broderick, Barmulloch Primary School.

Dance Tune Medley; The Collier's Eight Hour Day; The Weekend Song [Gordeanna]; Bottling Songs [Gordeanna & Sheila]; The Bleacher Lassie o' Kelvinhaugh (Gordeanna); March Tune Medley

The Clutha: Scotia! (Argo ZFB18, 1971)

Includes: The John McLean March; The Border Widow's Lament; Captain Ward and the Reindeer; Bride's March/Foula Reel/The Merry Boys o' Greenland; The Gauger; We're Geylie Yet; The Shearin's No For You; The Magdalene's Lament; The Forfar Sodger; Tail Toddle; Highland Division at Akarit/The Pibroch o' Donal Dubh; John Anderson; Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow; Jenny's Bawbee; Cauld Kail in Aberdeen; Doon in the Wee Room; The Banks o' Red Roses; Bannocks of Barley Meal/Farewell to the Creeks; Harlow

all songs traditional unless otherwise indicated

Gordeanna McCulloch (vocals); Ronnie Alexander (vocals, guitar); John Eaglesham (vocals, concertina); Callum Allan (fiddle); Erlend Voy (fiddle, concertina, vocals)

The Clutha: Scots Ballads Songs & Dance Tunes (Topic 12TS242, 1974)

Side One: The Soor Milk Cairt; Donald Blue; Mount and Go; Deil In the Lum; The Moudiewort/The Caledonian Hunt's Delight/The Shepherd's Wife; Andro and his Cutty Gun; The Rigs o' Rye
Side Two: The Dark Island/Battle of the Somme/Greenwoodside/Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle/Invercauld Gathering/Paddy's Leather Breeches; Johnnie Sangster; Wha's Fu'; Andrew Ross; Corn Rigs/Soldier's Joy/Mrs McLeod; The Gaberlunzie Man

all songs traditional unless otherwise indicated

Gordeanna McCulloch (vocals); Ronnie Alexander (vocals, guitar); John Eaglesham (vocals, concertina); Callum Allan (fiddle); Erlend Voy (fiddle, concertina, vocals)

Various Artists: Scots Songs & Music Recorded at the Kinross Festival 1973 (Springthyme Records SPR 1001)

Side One: The Clutha: The Winter Is Past/Alan McPherson of Mosspark/Captain Campbell/Sleepy Maggie/High Road to Linton

The Clutha: Bonnie Mill Dams (Topic 12TS330)

My Apron; Binnie Susie; Farewell Tae Kemper/Kilworth Hills; High, Jeanie, High; Braes o' Lochie; Terrible Twins; Banks of Allan; Ochitree Walls; Binnorie-o; Logan Water; Neil Gow/Captain MacDuff's Reel; Among the Blue Flowers and the Yellow; False Bride; Maids o' the Black Glen; Back o' the Moon/Donald Willie and his Dog/I Laid a Herrin' in Saut/Mossie and his Mare

Gordeanna McCulloch: Sheath and Knife (Topic 12TS370, 19??)

Yowie Wi the Crookit Horn; There's a Herrin' in the Pan; Sheath and Knife; Jock Since I Ever Saw Yer Face; Chevy Chase; Captain Wedderburn; The Gallant Weaver; Eence Upon a Time; Caw the Yowes; Bawbie Allan; The Heilan Laddie; Be Kind Tae Yer Nainsel

Gordeanna McCulloch: In Freenship's Name (Greentrax CDTRAX123, 1997)

The Shuttle Rins; The Bawbee Birlin'; The Laird o' the Dainty Dounby; My Bonnie Lad's Lang A' Growin; The Shepherd's Wife; Skippin' Barfit Thro' the Heather; The Laird o' Warriston; Tail Toddle; The Plooman Laddies; Willie's Droon'd in Yarrow; The Laird o' Drum; In Freenship's Name

with Billy Jackson, Stuart Morison, Charlie Soane, Dougie Pincock, Brian Miller