Nigel Gatherer advises that this Edinburgh band was originally named Chorda Cleich but simplified its name in 1971.
This selection comprises tracks recorded sometime in the 1970s by Kenny Hadden. Concertina is played by Norman Chalmers.
The Bob o’ the Fettercairn
Clean Pease Strae
Four recordings made around 1983. The group (as featured in the photograph) comprised:
- Hamish Moore – Scottish smallpipes
- Ian Hardie – fiddle and vocals
- Rod Paterson – vocals, mandola, guitar and vocals
- John Croal – vocals and bodhran
Braes o’ Gleniffer
Eyemouth Fishing Disaster
The Merchant’s Son
The Rock and the Wee Pickle Tow / Campbeltown Kilties’ Ball / The Train Journey North / Troy’s Wedding
This set of MP3 tracks of the same line up was recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 1984. The recording was kindly supplied by Ditte Andersson.
This line-up was only together for about a year before Rod left to work with the Easy Club. They were then joined by Donald McDougal and continued to perform as Chorda for another couple of years.
Hornpipe, March, Jig and Reel
The Braes o’ Gleniffer
March and Two Reels
The Trooper and the Maid
Air and Three Reels
March, Strathspey and Reel