THE TRADITION BEARERS (Scotland) is proud to present Clyde’s Water by FIONA ROSS with Tony McManus – the latest release in the record label’s Scots Songs and Ballads Series. Clyde’s Water is a stunning album that showcases the richness & diversity of the Scots song canon and confirms Fiona Ross’s standing as one of Scotland’s finest contemporary exponents of the traditional style. The album pairs Fiona’s honest, commanding vocals and compelling song interpretation with the masterful guitar accompaniment of Tony McManus. It also features renowned fiddler & multi-instrumentalist John McCusker.   


Track Listing

  1. Davy Faa
  2. Yowie wi the Crookit Horn
  3. The Bleacher Lass o Kelvinhaugh
  4. The Burning of Auchindoun
  5. The False Bride
  6. The Laird o Cockpen
  7. Clyde’s Water
  8. When the King Comes O’er the Water
  9. The Shuttle Rins
  10. The Seasons
  11. My Ain Kind Dearie, O

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Fiona Ross

Tony McManus
acoustic & electric guitars, bouzouki

John McCusker  
fiddle, whistles, harmonium

Track Listing

  1. The Rovin’ Ploughboy
  2. The Lea Rig
  3. Laird o’ the Dainty Dounby
  4. Down to the Sea
  5. Loch Lomond
  6. Mary Hamilton
  7. Twa Recruitin’ Sergeants


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$18 (+$5 postage)

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T: (03) 9654 1110

Fiona Ross                 vocals
Ken Maher                acoustic guitar
Angus Downing     fiddle
Michelle Burton    harp

Special Guest Musician
Jeff Lang                    guitar, tenor banjo

Review by Graham Blackley for Trad & Now Magazine

Fiona Ross, who originally hails from Glasgow but resides in Australia, previously sang in the Scottish folk band Handsel. Her prodigious work ethic and talented embrace of traditional Scottish songs has seen her perform at a host of high-profile Australian events such as: Port Fairy Folk Festival, Maldon Folk Festival, Brunswick Music Festival, (with Dougie Maclean and with the Battlefield Band) and the Scottish Fling Festival at the Immigration Museum. This seven track album contains six traditional songs plus the evocative Down to the Sea, which was written by Donny O’Rourke and Dave Whyte. Ross’s crystal clear vocals and warm delivery ensures that ubiquitous folk club classics such as Loch Lomond sound fresh and vital. The tasteful musicianship of Ken Maher (acoustic guitar), Angus Downing (fiddle), Michelle Burton (harp) and “special guest”Jeff Lang (acoustic guitar and tenor banjo), proves to be a mellifluous treat. The Thistle May Bloom, which is likely to tug at the heart strings of anyone with Scottish blood surging through their veins, will impress the discerning lover of authentic Celtic music.