CDs are all £10 plus p+p - to purchase contact Robin by e-mail.
All CDs are also available from www.codamusic.co.uk (which has a listening facility) or from www.musicscotland.com

Whisky and Death
Whisky and Death: this is my fifth whisky CD - and who knows? - maybe my last! Probably more than any of the previous whisky CDs the musical styles are quite diverse. There are some pseudo-dark themes - but a lot of fun as well.
The lyrics can be found here.
Tracks: 1. WHISKY AND DEATH: 3.42 ; 2. WHISKEY LULLABY: 5.00 ; 3. ALL THE WHISKY MEN: 5.04 ; 4. MAGIC SHIP OF DREAMS: 3.06 ; 5. JOHNNIE AND ME: 4.06 ; 6. SHACKLETON’S HUT: 3.24 ; 7. JASPER "JACK" D : 2.49 ; 8. SLOW AS MOLASSES: 5.20 ; 9. HEMINGWAY’S WHISKEY: 3.29 ; 10. THE SENTOSA SAILS AWAY: 3.58 ; 11. PESTERING JIM: 3.48 ; 12. McGINTY’S MEAL AND ALE: 5.48 ; 13. WHISKY CATHEDRAL: 3.40 ; 14. UGLY BETTY: 4.02 ; 15. ALL SUMMER LONG: 4.20
Whisky For Breakfast
"Whisky for Breakfast" is my fourth whisky CD. It has 15 new songs about whisky - all written by me. There is also a bonus track in German. The lyrics are not in the CD booklet so you can find them here.
Tracks: A Turquoise Frame of Mind, Talisker Bay, Special Sippin' Whisky, Macallan, The Arran Dram, Old Minmore, Whisky for Breakfast, Black Art, The Wee Cooper o' Fife, Monkey Shoulder, Snuffed Out, The Bruichladdich Dram, Paul Campbell, Loons is Loons, The Smallest Whisky Bar, Bonus track - Ein Letztes Glas
One For The Road (Greentrax CDTRAX313)
'One For The Road' is my third whisky CD. It is available from Greentrax or from me or from various websites. The lyrics are not in the CD booklet so you can find them here.
Tracks: World of Whisky, Heaven Hill, The Sun's Coming Over The Hill, Elijah Craig, Speyside Whisky Song, A' Bunadh, We Can't Let Al Qaeda Get Their Hands On This, Uisquebaugh Baul, Bottle of Gin, The Whisky Makes You Sweeter, Reaching Home, Rory's Still, Everything I Love, Full Moon Whisky
Ebb and Flow (Whistleberry CD001)
Ebb and Flow is my sixth solo CD but the first one to have nothing but my own songs. My skills as a songwriter are improving and I hope they will improve more as I practice the craft. Click for more >>
Tracks: There's a New Life Round the Corner, Born in the Blossom Time, Laughing Boy, The Bloofer Lady, Islands, The Lotus Eaters, Black Coffee, Jamie Penman, The Covenanter's Grave, Indigo Blue, Donald Cameron VC, I Believe in You, Silver, Skip Back a Track and Replay
The Water Of Life (Greentrax CDTRAX246 - 2003)
Robin follows on from his 1997 album dedicated to "The Angel's Share" with another collection of fourteen songs from the book on the subject of whisky.
Tracks: A Wee Drappie O't - Shining Clear - Jock Geddes And The Soo - Lochanside - The Devil Uisge Beatha - The Best O' The Barley - The Wag At The Wa' - Bruichladdich - A Cogie O' Yill - The Queer Folk In The Shaws - The Barley Bree - The Ghost Ai' The Squeaky Wheel - The Gulls Of Invergordon - A Wee Drap O' Whisky
Imaginary Lines (Greentrax CDTRAX185 - 2001)
This is a fine album to add to Robin's extensive catalogue of thoughtful and thought-provoking songs.
Tracks; Where Did the Morning Go, The Wife of Usher's Well, Cyclops, A Nation's Heart, Carmichael Mill, Watershed, Closer to Heaven, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Michigan Skies, Heavy Horses, Born in the Wrong Time, Venezuela, Black Clothes, The Sectret Song of Time
The Angels' Share (Greentrax CDTRAX137 - 1997)
This album has most of the songs (and a few short poems), from the one man show, "The Angels' Share", devised by Robin as a light-hearted examination of the cultural side of Scotch whisky. Most of the songs are traditional, but not all! The Angels' Share is the name given to the whisky lost through evaporation as the spirit matures for years in oak casks. Best listened to with a wee dram, but that is not compulsory.
Tracks: More Than Just a Dram, Our Glens, Piper MacNeil, Willie Brew'd a Peck o' Maut, The Parish o' Dunkeld, Tak Aff Your Dram, Twelve and a Tanner a Bottle, Whisky and Women, Nancy's Whisky, The Deil's Awa wi' th' Exciseman, A Bottle o' the Best, John Barleycorn, Tongue Discipline, Tall Tale, Whisky You're the Devil, Tak' a Dram/A Wee Deoch an Dorus
Walking in Time (Greentrax CDTRAX072 - 1994)
This album has more of a balance between traditional songs and self-penned. The theme of the album is the re-working of traditional and historical material. This might be new versions of old song lyrics or traditional tunes or the historical subjects of some of the songs.
Tracks:The Soldier Maid, Kilbowie Hill, The Summer of '46, Punters, The Unquiet Grave, The Lass o' Paties Mill, El Punado de Centeno/Jamie Foyers, Billy Taylor, The Forth Bridge Song, The Loose Noose/Deacon Brodie, When Two hearts Combine, Lament on the death of his Second Wife, Calypso's Island, Experience
Edinburgh Skyline (Greentrax CDTRAX021 - 1989)
Robin's first recording. All but two of the songs are written by Robin. The two which are not are a Scots ballad, "Andrew Lammie" and "Icarus" by Anne Lister. Robin's own songs have settings that range from Cornwall to Edinburgh and to the inner Hebrides. The dominant theme, to quote from Hamish Henderson's sleeve notes is "a preoccupation with the transitory nature of things - with time, the passing of the seasons and the annual resurrection and rebirth which the folksong of the world celebrates". This album has two of Robin's most frequently sung and recorded songs, "Isle of Eigg" and "Ulysses".
Tracks: Edinburgh Skyline, Burke and Hare, Love is Born, The Union Canal, Leaving Today, Icarus, Ulysses, Isle of Eigg, Day by Day, Andrew Lammie, Spring Song, Passing Time.
Bruichladdich Inspiration
This CD, released on 5th May by Bruichladdich distillery, has 6 songs I have written about Bruichladdich. You can find a seventh song and a poem here.
Bruichladdich have created a special bottling to go with the CD - also called Bruichladdich Inspiration - it is a 2003 vintage from a port hogshead (55.3% abv). This unique Bruichladdich whisky is only available through me - it will not even be on the open market - not even in the Bruichladdich shop!
Tracks: A Turquoise Frame of Mind, Black Art, Bruichladdich, Uisquebaugh Baul, We Can't Let Al Qaeda Get Their Hands On This, The Bruichladdich Dram
From a Garden of Songs
"From a Garden of Songs" is a CD project of my friend Tom Clelland I was closely involved in.
Scottish songwriters set thirteen of their favourite poems from Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Child's Garden of Verses" to music.
You can find more information about the album here.
Tracks: Aberlady Links/The Swing, Shadow March, Keepsake Mill, The Land of Counterpane, Where go the boats?, The Hayloft, Picture Books in Winter, My Ship and I, Block City, Escape at Bedtime, The Moon, The Lamplighter, How far is it to Babylon?, Aberlady Links
Gentle Giants (Greentrax CDTRAX271-4 - 2004)
Scotland is a land rich in stories. The people who live here love nothing better than to sit round together exchanging stories on a winter's evening, with a fire in the grate and some drams. It doesn't matter what form the stories take. These days it could be jokes or shaggy dog stories. In the old days it might have been long narrative ballads. Songs and poems have always been acceptable ways of conveying stories in Scotland.
Tracks: The Last Trip Home, What's Waiting for You, Heavy Horses, The Last Clydesdales, Gone are the Strong Ones, The Baron o' Buchlyvie, Champion, Samson Dreams, Princie & Jean, David & Goliath, Boxer's Story, Hector and Bessie, The Dying Ploughboy, The Day When The Horses Come Back, The Last of Your Line, The Clydesdale Horse

 



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