Jock Tamson’s Bairns


Derek Hoy (fiddle), Ian Hardie (fiddle), John Croall (whistle), Rod Paterson (guitar), Norman Chalmers (concertina).

This selection was recorded at a band rehearsal in the kitchen of The Treuchlie, Kincraigie, Perthshire.  The tunes were later included on the group’s 2005 CD for the Greentrax label, ‘Rare’.

Baba Mo Leanabh

Blythe, Blythe & Merry Was She

Da Grocer / Pottinger’s Compliments to Ronnie Cooper / The Marquis of Huntly’s Reel

Grave of the Unknown Clansman / The Highlands of Banffshire / Trip to Skye / Logie Bridge

More rehearsal recordings from 2008.

Traditional Scottish Tunes

Hey Donald

Alterans Sacramens

A track of introductory music recorded at a book event hosted by author Billy Kay. Bagpipes are played by Fin Moore.

Jewel on the Ocean



Jock Tamson’s Bairns Jock Tamson’s Bairns. Temple. TP 002. 1980
Jock Tamson’s Bairns The Lasses Fashion. 12TS424. 1982.
Jock Tamson’s Bairns A’ Jock Tamson’s Bairns. Greentrax. CDTRAX 112. 1996.
Jock Tamson’s Bairns May You Never Lack a Scone. Greentax. CDTRAX
Jock Tamson’s Bairns Rare. Greentrax. CDTRAX


Peter Symon, ‘Music and national identity in Scotland: a study of Jock Tamson’s Bairns’ Popular Music 16/2, 1997, pp. 203-216.