Tinkler Maidgie

TinklerFolkwest 1 5 April 1977

A Glasgow-based band of the 1977/8 era that combined songs in West Coast Scots with traditional tunes on fiddle, Northumbrian, smallpipes, Scottish smallpipes and uillean bagpipes. Jim and Sylvia went on to form Kentigern and Chris Miller later payed with Molendinar.

Sylvia Barnes : song, Appalachian dulcimer

Jim Barnes : song, guitar, cittern

Chris Miller : fiddle, Northumbrian pipes

Ian MacDonald (of Neilston) : Northumbrian pipes, Scottish smallpipes, uillean bagpipes, whistle


The following lo-fi tracks were recorded on cassette at the East Kilbride Folk Club at The Forum bar by Stuart Eydmann.

Fairly shot of her

The weary farmer

It was a’ for our rightfu King