Chorda

Chorda-1983


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

Seaforth Highlander


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 Conundrum

 

The Braes o’ Gleniffer

 

Donald Don

 

Coshieville

 

Bingo Bella

 

Bagpipes Air

 

March and Two Reels

 

The Trooper and the Maid

 

Air and Three Reels

 

The Rock

 

Polska

 

March, Strathspey and Reel

 

The Merchant’s Son