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DOUGIE MACLEAN

Royal Scottish National Orchestra John Logan conductor


DOUGIE MACLEAN

Royal Scottish National Orchestra John Logan conductor

1. THIS LOVE WILL CARRY . .....................................................5:48 2. TALKING WITH MY FATHER .................................................4:43 3. GREEN GROW THE RASHES*...............................................3:34 4. TURNING AWAY . ..................................................................4:44 5. TILL TOMORROW .................................................................5:08 6. HOLDING BACK . ..................................................................4:55 7. CA’ THE YOWES+ ...................................................................5:16 8. HEILAND HARRY+ . ...............................................................3:21 9. MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS . ....................................................4:45 10. THE GAEL ...........................................................................4:07 11. CALEDONIA ........................................................................4:47 Total Running Time: 52 minutes All music and lyrics by Dougie MacLean and orchestral arrangements by John Logan unless noted. All songs published by Limetree Arts and Music. * Lyrics by Robert Burns, arranged by Dougie MacLean and orchestral arrangement by John Logan. +

 yrics by Robert Burns, arranged by Dougie MacLean L and orchestral arrangement by Paul Bateman.

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Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, UK, 26-27 June 2013 Produced by Philip Hobbs & Jamie MacLean Engineered by Philip Hobbs, Jamie MacLean & Robert Cammidge Post-production by Julia Thomas Cover image by Jamie MacLean Design by Toucari.Live

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Photograph by Life In Frame Photography


1. THIS LOVE WILL CARRY It’s a thin line that leads us and keeps us all from shame And dark clouds quickly gather along the way we came There’s fear out on the mountain and death out on the plain There’s heartbreak and heartache in the shadow of the flame CHORUS This love will carry This love will carry me I know this love will carry me The strongest web will tangle, the sweetest bloom will fall And somewhere in the distance we try and catch it all Success lasts for a moment and failure’s always near You look down at your blistered hands as turns another year CHORUS These days are golden, they must not waste away Our time is like that flower and soon it will decay And though by storms we’re weakened, uncertainty is sure And like the coming of the dawn it’s ours for evermore CHORUS

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2. TALKING WITH MY FATHER I’m talking with my father He’s talking with his son And I don’t need to look any further For the one I have become He says listen to that curlew That’s a sound I love to hear It’s a strange reflection that we look through Oh that finally finds us here

CHORUS There will always be the brave one There’ll be the one who turns away With all too many things left undone Oh and so much left to say I’m talking with my father He’s talking with his son I don’t need to look any further For the one I have become

CHORUS In this place where life’s heart thunders In this place where time holds still In this place of harmony And wonder and values not of gold fulfil

CHORUS

I’m walking with my father Across these gentle Perthshire hills It’s timeless mysteries that we gather To make the memories that we fill He says don’t fix what is not broken No need to find what’s not been lost It’s a heavy gate we have to open An endless field we have to cross

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3. GREEN GROW THE RASHES There’s nought but care on ev’ry han’ In ev’ry hour that passes O What signifies the worth o’ man An’ ‘twas na for the lasses O CHORUS Green grow the rashes O Green grow the rashes O The sweetest hours that e’er I spent Were spent amang the lassies O CHORUS The warldly race may riches chase An’ riches still may fly them O An’ when at last they catch them fast Their hearts can ne’er enjoy them O CHORUS Gie me a canty hour at e’en My arms about my dearie O An’ warldly cares an’ warldly men May a’ gae tapsalteerie O

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4. TURNING AWAY CHORUS In darkness we do what we can In daylight we’re oblivion Our hearts so raw and clear Are turning away, turning away from here On the water we have walked like the fearless child What was fastened we’ve unlocked revealing wondrous wild And in search of confirmation we have jumped into the fire And scrambled with our burning feet through uncontrolled desire CHORUS There’s a well upon the hill from our ancient past Where an age is standing still holding strong and fast And there’s those that try to tame it and to carve it into stone Ah but words cannot extinguish it however hard they’re thrown CHORUS On Loch Etive they have worked with their Highland dreams By Kilcrennan they have nourished in the mountain streams And in searching for acceptance they had given it away Only the children of their children know the price they have to pay CHORUS 8


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Photograph by Rob McDougall


5. TILL TOMORROW Lift up your glass to tomorrow Say your own sad farewells for today But how can parting be such a sweet sorrow When you can’t find the right words to say Oh I can see I will have to be moving I’ve been standing out here for too long But I know all the friends I’ll be losing I will see them again further on There’s a time when crying comes easy When there’s more to be lost than be won And I know that tomorrow might see me On the other side of the sun And I’ve been looking in every direction For the places that I used to know But on making a closer inspection I noticed I didn’t know which way to go So we’ll finish our glasses together And we know we can no longer hide And the silence will linger forever Oh it is there and it helps you decide That it’s not as it seemed in the stories That you made when you wanted to dream So you pick up your pieces before you find out That you might have been left in between 10


6. HOLDING BACK It’s in the darkness of believing It’s in the shadows where we have to stand Beside the loving and the grieving O I’ll never understand It’s in the way it has to reach us It’s in the restless of the shifting sand And all the truth it has to teach us O I’ll never understand

CHORUS Soon all the promises are broken And expectation passes underhand And not a gentle word is spoken O I’ll never understand It’s in the darkness of believing It’s in the shadows where we have to stand Beside the loving and the grieving O I’ll never understand

CHORUS Holding back to listen to the ocean Holding back to dance inside the storm I may be foolish but I don’t care As long as you are there

CHORUS

From edge to edge we take our pleasure We follow blindly each insane command We’re judged by some eternal measure O I’ll never understand O and peace is child to no-one We’re held together by an endless strand First to be woven then to be undone O I’ll never understand

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7. CA’ THE YOWES Ca’ the yowes tae the knowes Ca’ them whare the heather grows Ca’ them whare the burnie rowes My bonnie dearie Hark, the mavis’ evening song Sounding Clouden’s woods among Then a-faulding let us gang My bonnie dearie We’ll gae doon by Clouden’s side Through the hazels spreading wide O’er the waves that sweetly glide Tae the moon sae clearly Fair and lovely as thou art You hae stown my very heart I can die but canna part My bonnie dearie Ca’ the yowes tae the knowes Ca’ them whare the heather grows Ca’ them whare the burnie rowes My bonnie dearie

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8. HEILAND HARRY My Harry was a gallant blade Fou stately straid he on the plain Noo he’s banished far awa’ And oh he’ll no’ come back again CHORUS Oh for him back again Oh for him back again I wud gi’ a’ Knockhaspie’s land For Heiland Harry back again When a’ the lave gang tae their bed I wander dowie up the glen Sit me doon and greet ma fill For Heiland Harry back again CHORUS Oh were some villains hingit high And ilke body had their ain I might see the joyful sight Of Heiland Harry back again CHORUS

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9. MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Something happened here in this cold deserted place Where mighty walls have vanished leaving not a trace Something’s not quite right where ravens cast a guilty eye And hidden reason still continues to deny CHORUS But Mary I can feel your pain I can hear your heart breaking On the silent fields of Fotheringay I can hear your heart breaking We give our might to men who take it as their own And in our name destroy with every thrown stone We stand the simple fools we watch them break it down But the stolen voice lies silent it cannot make a sound CHORUS We’ve found a darkness here belief has withered well away And time has sacrificed but no-one dares to say Something’s not quite right where ravens cast a guilty eye And hidden reason still continues to deny CHORUS

10. THE GAEL Instrumental

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11. CALEDONIA I don’t know if you can see the changes that have come over me In these last few days I’ve been afraid that I might drift away So I’ve been telling old stories, singing songs that make me think about where I came from And that’s the reasons why I seem so far away today CHORUS Oh but let me tell you that I love you, that I think about you all the time Caledonia you’re calling me and now I’m going home If I should become a stranger you know that it would make me more than sad Caledonia’s been everything I’ve ever had I have moved and I’ve kept on moving, proved the points that I needed proving Lost the friends that I needed losing, found others on the way Oh and I have tried and I’ve kept on trying, stolen dreams, yes there’s no denying I have travelled hard, with conscience flying somewhere with the wind And now I’m sitting here before the fire, the empty room the forest choir The flames that couldn’t get any higher they’ve withered now they’ve gone But I’m steady thinking, my way is clear and I know what I will do tomorrow When the hands have shaken and the kisses flow well I will disappear

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Photograph by Jamie MacLean


DOUGIE MACLEAN Dougie MacLean has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer on his own terms. This talent has taken his performance to concerts and festivals all over the world and to the stages of Carnegie Hall in New York, London’s Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Other appearances of note include sharing the stage with Lou Reed and Eddi Reader in the grounds of Culzean Castle at the Burns an’ a’ That! Festival, featuring on the BBC Hogmanay programme from Edinburgh Castle with James Taylor and sharing the bill with the legendary Mavis Staples at Glasgow‘s Royal Concert Hall.   His songs have been covered by hosts of artists including Scottish stars Paolo Nutini and Amy MacDonald, Irish greats Ronan Keating, Mary and Frances Black, Dolores Keane, Deanta and Cara Dillon, and GRAMMY Award-winning American country singer Kathy Mattea. His anthem ‘Caledonia’ has topped the Scottish charts and is one of Scotland’s most popular contemporary songs. His music has been used in Hollywood films (including Last of the Mohicans), on television (BBC’s A Mug’s Game) and he has been the subject of three BBC TV specials: The Land: Songs of Dougie MacLean, Songroads and Clann na Mara (Children of the Sea).   MacLean was appointed OBE in the 2011 New Year Honours list in recognition of his services to music and charity. He has also recently received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, has been inducted into the Scottish Music Hall of Fame and given a Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Songwriting by the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. 17


Photograph by Tom Finnie


JOHN LOGAN conductor Conductor John Logan has enjoyed almost thirty years of playing in many of the UK’s top orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Simon Rattle and a seventeen year tenure as Associate Principal Horn with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. As well as having the position of Head of Brass at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Logan is heavily in demand as a conductor, arranger and composer and has a special interest in bringing the world of folk and traditional music together with the symphony orchestra. To date he has written for and performed with artists such as Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain, Barbara Dickson, Eddie Reader, Roddy Hart and Dougie MacLean. As part of The Spree Festival he orchestrated for and conducted the Royal Scottish National Orchestra along with Scottish bands Admiral Fallow and The Twilight Sad.   In 2013 he was commissioned by Tripswitch Productions to write and record the soundtrack for the Scottish short film Whistle My Lad starring Ewan Stuart (Titanic, Royal Shakespeare Company and Rob Roy) which will be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.   His version of ‘Flower of Scotland’ for pipes and orchestra will be used for the medal ceremonies at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Photograph by Tom Finnie


ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is Scotland’s national symphonic ensemble and is one of the country’s National Performing Companies. Formed in 1891 as the Scottish Orchestra, the company became the Scottish National Orchestra in 1950, and was awarded Royal Patronage in 1991. Throughout its history, the Orchestra has played an integral part in Scotland’s musical life, including performing at the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament building in 2004. Many renowned conductors have contributed to its success, including George Szell, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Alexander Gibson, Neeme Järvi and Stéphane Denève.   In 2012 the RSNO welcomed British-Canadian musician and conductor Peter Oundjian as its latest Music Director and Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård as Principal Guest Conductor. The RSNO performs across Scotland, including concerts in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Perth and Inverness. The Orchestra appears regularly at the Edinburgh International Festival and at the BBC Proms in London. Recent appearances in England have included performances at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, Leeds Town Hall, The Sage, Gateshead and at The Sands Centre, Carlisle. The RSNO regularly appears at the St Magnus Festival, Orkney, and has made recent tours to France, Germany, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Serbia. In December 2012 and January 2013 the Orchestra undertook its first mainland Asia visit with a hugely successful tour of China with Peter Oundjian.   The RSNO has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its recordings, receiving two Diapason d’Or de l’année Awards for Symphonic Music for the Roussel Symphonies (Naxos) and orchestral works by Debussy (Chandos), both with Denève, and eight GRAMMY Award nominations over the last decade. 21


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