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Kentigern was a group formed in 1978 out of a regular session at the Victoria Bar, Glasgow. John Gahagan (whistle) had been a member of The Battlefield Band, and with Jimmy McGuire (fiddle, banjo) combined with the four members of Tinkler Maidgie - Sandy Stanage (cittern, guitar, banjo) (who had also been in Molendinar), Ian MacDonald (pipes), Jim Barnes (cittern, guitar, vocals) and Sylvia Barnes (vocals, dulcimer, guitar, bodhran) - to form Kentigern. Dougie Pincock (pipes, whistle) replaced Ian MacDonald. Any more information about the group would be gratefully received: email me. Some of the Kentigern family's recorded output is detailed below.


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Kentigern: Kentigern (Topic 12TS394, 1979)

Side One: Cullen Bay (Ian Duncan)/Jig O' Slurs (G S MacLennan)/Seagull (Donald MacLeod); The Corncake; Breton Melody/Breton Melody/Breton Melody/Greenwoodside; The Weary Farmers; Pipe Major Donald McLean of Lewis/The Weavers of Newly/Kail and Pudding/Loch Roag (Iain MacDonald); The Iron Horse
Side Two: The Last o' Tinkler (Violet Jacob); Rathven Market (Ian Duncan)/The Conundrum (Peter MacLeod); Gin I Were Shot o' Her; Hebridean Air/The Braes of Tulimet/The Braes of Mellinish; Wild Roving No More; Put Me in the Great Chest/The Three Peaks of South Uist/South Uist.

all songs traditional unless otherwise indicated

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Scotch Measure: Scotch Measure (Topic 12TS426, 1985)

Side One: Ythanside; For A' That; The Brewer Laddie; Wild Rovin'; The Bonnie Lad that Handles the Plough
Side Two: The Swallow (Rothero); The Laird of the Dainty Dounby; The Calton Weaver; The Hadweaver and the Factory Maid; The Twa Magicians

all songs traditional unless otherwise indicated

Jim Barnes (guitar, cittern, vocals), Sylvia Barnes (vocals, dulcimer, guitar), Andy Lavery (keyboards, vocals)

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Jim & Sylvia Barnes: Mungo Jumbo (Cerberus Sounds CS002, 1991)

Side One: Kishmul's Galley; False Hae Ye Been; Mrs Greig (Skinner); Lady Diamond; Lichtbob's Lassie; This Is No' My Plaid
Side Two: Willie Brewed a Peck o' Maut; Galloways (Lowe); Rural Courtship; Young Allan; I Wonder; The Forester

all songs traditional unless otherwise indicated

Jim Barnes (guitar, cittern, vocals), Sylvia Barnes (vocals, dulcimer, guitar, cittern, whistles)
with Andy Lavery (keyboards), Erica Scott (flute), Jez Lowe (harmonica), Andy Cheyne (bass)