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An up-date on the rescued footage of The Partick Folk Festival from 2004.


An up-date on the rescued footage of The Partick Folk Festival from 2004.
We have now managed to add the salvaged footage to a playlist on You Tube HERE▼

Featuring performances from

The Clutha
Jock Tamson’s Bairns
A spectacular evening of “Scottish & Irish Fiddle Traditions” with Aidan O’Rourke, Archie McAllister and Kevin Burk
An evening of “Songs Of The Gaels” with Maggie MacInnes, Maeve Mackinnon and Darren Maclean
The Mick West Band
A very rare performance captured on video of the late great Mick Broderick [founding member of The Whistlebinkies” and his band created for the festival “Tapsalteerie”
Adam McNaughtan

Some footage of the folk sessions during the day in The Lismore Bar

Interviews with
Darren Maclean, Maeve Mackinnon, Mick West and possibly the only recorded interview with Mick Broderick of The Whistlebinkies.

We hope you will enjoy these videos as much as we have and will research the back-catalogue of fine Scottish Folk Music made by the musicians featured here, which are still available to buy on CD recordings.

Thank you.


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A rare video of Scottish folk band “The Clutha” performing at the Partick Folk Festival in Glasgow 2004

A few weeks ago i was contacted by a folk music fan asking about a video I made in 2004 documenting some of the highlights of The Partick Folk Festival.

Traditional Arts Project Partick 2004 ▼
Video URL: https://youtu.be/DasT700Gbsg

In that video there is a short clip of The Clutha a ground breaking band from Glasgow who rose to fame in the early 1970s. It turns out that there is very little footage of this band performing and this music fan was very keen to see if there was any more footage. The problem was so much of my archive got ruined in 2012 due to flood damage and I could not remember if that particular reel had survived.

After much rummaging about I discovered some but not all of the reels from this festival and as luck would have it I had two songs of The Clutha saved.

So for any folk music connoisseurs and Scottish Music Historians here is that video re-digitised on YouTube for you to enjoy.

Which I hope you do.

The songs performed here are “Jock Hawk’s Adventures in Glasgow” and
“The Tartan Plaidie”

Official Website for The Clutha ▼


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