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Nick Keir - 1953-2013
After a time with the group Finn McCuill, a tour with Norman McCaig and his work with the 7:84 Theatre Company, the late Nick Keir joined The McCalmans in 1982. He remained with the group for the next 30 years and toured all over the world as one of the best known and most successful Scottish Traditional acts.

Many of Nick's songs entered the repertoire of The McCalmans but at the same time Nick made many solo performances, including his sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe sell-put shows and still found time to record four solo albums.

In 2004 The McCalmans were inducted into the Scottish Traditional Hall of Fame and were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The McCalmans retired in 2010 and Nick died of a serious illness in 2013 at far too young an age. Nick has been described as a modest and infinitely courteous man, a true poet and remarkable singer/songwriter.

Disc: 1 1. Festival Lights 2. Portnahaven 3. All Over This Town 4. Fires Of Edinburgh 5. Applecross Bay 6. Slow French Waltz 7. American Accent 8. The Bonny Maid Of Fife 9. MIddle-Aged Men 10. Envy The Wind 11. It's A Lie 12. The Seige 13. On This Island 14. Mephistopheles On Minto Street 15. Cold Night In This Old Town 16. Borderland 17. Sorrowlessfield 18. Running Home 19. Here's To You

Disc: 2 1. Corryvrekan Calling 2. East Lothian Sky 3. Far Down The Line 4. Nowhere Else To Go 5. The Beatles Played Kirkcaldy/Happy To Dance WIth YOu 6. Crooked Smile 7. Song Of The Plough 8. The Heron 9. Ainster Harbour 10. Everybody Lies 11. The Heart 12. Loves The Rising Sun 13. The Field Behind Our House 14. White Horses 15. Norman's Dram 16. The Daybreak Carol 17. The Long Road 18. Take MY Time

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