We have recorded some of our most requested songs including Caledonia, Fields of Barley and Raggle Taggle Gypsy. As well as some of our favourite traditional songs such as Ye Banks and Braes, we have added some more contemporary numbers including White Flag and Forgiven Not Forgotten. We have guest cello, guitar and banjo on some tracks and Mal even dusted off his fiddle.
On Raglan Road sampler video
Some of Humbug's favourite songs. Patrick Kavanagh's poem set to a traditional tune, Raglan Road; Jimmy McCarthy's Ride On; New York Girls, Song for Ireland and Bobby Sand's Back Home in Derry. There's also a Humbug singalong (as always) with Fields of Athenry. Steve Groves' evocative ballad of life in Melbourne in the 1920s/30s, Brunswick Road. Both Sides the Tweed has been reincarnated and we've also added a couple of traditional Irish ballads, Spancil Hill and Galway Bay.
On the 250th anniversary of his birth, Canberra’s own Celtic ‘big band’, Humbug, pays tribute to the great Scottish bard, Robbie Burns. Several of his best-known works are included - from the poignant ballad of lost love, ‘Ae Fond Kiss’, to the stirring anti-war protest, ‘Ye Jacobites By Name’.
The recording also features the band’s distinctive original harmonies in a number of other much-loved Scottish ballads and rousing Irish favourites.
And, of course, it would not be a fitting tribute without the inclusion of the title track, Robbie Burns’ immortal, ‘A Man’s A Man’ – for all that!
A Man's A Man
Step It Out Mary
Both Sides the Tweed
Ye Jacobites By Name
Women of Ireland
Ae Fond Kiss
Auld Lang Syne