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Molendinar

This group existed for 4-5 years from 1975 with original members Mick West, Stuart Eydmann, Alan MacFadyen and Sandy Stanage. By the time they recorded their only album in 1979, Sandy had left and Fergus Muirhead, Chris Miller and Mark Hamilton had joined. Ken Campbell was also a member, but was on tour in Turkey when the album was recorded.

Mick West forged a solo career and is currently an acclaimed singer with the Mick West Band. Stuart joined The Whistlebinkies with whom he still performs. Sandy Stanage joined Kentigern and now performs solo and in various groups. Chris Miller and Ken Campbell teamed up and toured as Piper's Maggot and then, with Alasdair Robertson, formed The Ideal Band. Any further information would be gratefully received (email me).

 

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Molendinar

Molendinar (Amiga 8 45 177, 1979)

Side One: Marry Me Now/Ale Is Dear/Dancing Feet (GS MacLennan); The Banks of Sicily (trad/Henderson); Betsy Bell and Mary Gray; The Carles o' Dysart/Kenmure's On and Awa; The Doon Reel/The Glass of Beer; James Connolly; The Judge's Dilemma (D MacLeod)/Duncan the Gauger
Side Two: Pibroch of Donal Dubh; Adieu My Lovely Nancy; The Conundrum (D MacLeod); Freedom Come All Ye (trad/Henderson); Banish Misfortune/Prince Charlie; Pipe Major George Alan/Crossing the Minch/The Wee Man from Skye (all D MacLeod)

Mick West (vocals, bodhran); Fergus Muirhead (bagpipe); Stuart Eydmann (fiddle); Alan MacFadyen (guitar, vocals); Chris Miller (fiddle); Mark Hamilton (whistles)