Live in Edinburgh (1985)
Engineer Roy Ashby
Producer Dick Gaughan
Artist : Dick Gaughan
Dick Gaughan : Vocal, Guitar
Revolution (words:Bovshover / music : Gaughan)
Also recorded on Different Kind of Love Song
Which Side Are You On? (Music: Trad / Words: Gaughan / Reece)
Written as a campaigning song for the 84-85 miners' strike. Also recorded on True and Bold
Victor Jara of Chile (Words: Adrian Mitchell/ Music: Arlo Guthrie)
Adrian Mitchell's poem, set to music by Arlo Guthrie.
Companeros (Ewan MacColl)
Ewan's song about the Cuban Revolution. I learned it specifically for this concert and it's the only time I have ever sung it.
Your Daughters and Your Sons (Tommy Sands)
Written by Tommy Sands of Rostrevor, Northern Ireland. I first heard him sing it in the wonderful little theatre piece, Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed, which Tommy and his brother Colm presented at the Traverse Theatre during the Edinburgh Festival in the early 80s.
Four Green Fields (Tommy Makem)
This was an attempt to move this song away from the triumphalist and sectarian approach which is the usual interpretation and try to place it where it rightfully belongs, as part of the wonderful tradition of songs which represent all Irish people. Unfortunately, the sectarian associations have proven too strong so I now refuse to sing it live - so please don't ask me.
Jamie Foyers (Ewan MacColl)
Ewan's tribute to those who volunteered to fight for the Republic during the Spanish Civil War.
Recorded live in the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh during the 1984 Edinburgh International Festival
In early January 1984, I was doing a gig in the Star Club in Glasgow. I got to the second verse of the second song and my voice went. It was 5 months before I could speak and 7 months before I could sing again. This concert was the first I had given and I was absolutely terrified. Edinburgh being my home town, the audience that night was largely friends who knew how I felt and when I walked out on the stage, the emotional support from them was like a large pair of arms giving me a huge hug; one of the most remarkable and wonderful moments of my life.