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Drinker's Drouth

This mainly vocal group were formed in 1974 with Jack Aitken, Dave Black, Tony Dougan and Brian Dougan, with the late Davie Steele joining them in 1981. Steele went on to perform with The Battlefield Band, Clan Alba and Ceolbeg; he died in 2001. The other three still perform as Drinker's Drouth. Any further information would be gratefully received (email me).



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When The Kye Comes Hame (Drouth Records DD01, 1982)

Side One: Let Me In This Ae Nicht/Merrily Kissed the Quaker; Dream Angus; Birnie Bouzle; Heave Ya Ho; When the Kye Comes Hame
Side Two: The Prickly Bush; Cam Ye O'er Frae France/The Store Cheque; Wha'll Dreg a Buckie-O; Tiree Love Song; Gospel Ship

Jack Aitken (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, autoharp), Dave Black (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki), Tony Dougan (vocals, guitar), Brian Dougan (lead vocals, mouth organ), Davy Steele (lead vocals, guitar, 5 string banjo, whistle)


Bound To Go (Drouth Records DD02, 1984)

Side One: The Exile Song (Ewan MacColl); Johnny Sangster; The Bonnie Light Horseman; When Chairlie Tae the Hielands Came; Lord Malborough; The Soutars O' Selkirk/The Deid Cat (Phil Cunningham)
Side Two: The Sodger's Return; Private William Coffey (Graham Cooper); I'se the Bye; The Ploughman; Bound To Go (Ian McCalman)

All songs traditional except where indicated

Jack Aitken (vocals, bouzouki, guitar), Dave Black (vocals, mandolin, fiddle), Tony Dougan (vocals, guitar), Brian Dougan (lead vocals), Davy Steele (lead vocals, guitar, 5 string banjo) with Martin Hadden (bass guitar, harmonium, synthesiser), Graham Bingham (side drum)

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A Tribute (Greentrax CDTRAX223, 2001)

Includes: Wha'll Dreg A Buckie (Davie Steele); Heave Ya Ho (Davie Steele);

Jack Aitken, Dave Black, Tony Dougan, Brian Dougan, Davy Steele