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Evergreen Ensemble

Curious Caledonians (CD)

Curious Caledonians offers a rare insight into domestic and public music-making in Australia since 1788, honouring the extraordinary contributions of Scottish culture to Australian society. Part classical, part folk, part Scottish, part Australian, this album captures the musical – and emotional – landscape of the early Australian settlement.



1.Miss Susanna Baird’s Reel / Miss Johnston’s Reel

2.Black Mary

3.The Emigrant Highlander’s Wife

4.The Blue Bell of Scotland


6.Laddie Oh Leave Me

7.Hit Her on the Bum

8.The Favorite Scotch Rondo

9.The Hen’s March / Sir George Murray’s Favorite / The Duke of Wellington

10.The Marquis of Huntly’s Welcome Home / [No] 6 Dance

11.Ye Banks and Braes

12.Jenny Dang the Weaver

13.The Banks of Clyde

14.Lord Moira’s Welcome / Miss Jeann Stewart of Bohally’s Reel

15.The Horse-man’s Port

16.Queen of France’s Lamentation

17.Blackbird Waltz

18.La Fenella 19.Don Alphonso


Evergreen Ensemble: Shane Lestideau violin Ben Dollman violin & viola Allegra Giagu mezzo-soprano Claire Patti soprano & Celtic harp Guest Artists Aaron McGregor violin Daniel Yeadon cello Neal Peres Da Costa 19th-century square piano David McGuinness 19th-century square piano & harpsichord