The Poachers

from by Adam McCulloch

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This version of 'Van Dieman's Land' from Ord's 'Bothy Songs and Ballads' is a reminder of how hellish times could be in the bad old days. Telling the story of several unfortunate people who ended up transported from throughout Scotland to 'Van Dieman's Land' for their crimes. 'Jean Stewart's tale 'o'a lass frae sweet Dundees' 14 years for the 'playing o' the game' and of the captains freeing her only to find herself providing 'good usage' in return illustrates this painfully well.


from In These Times, released May 19, 2011



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Adam McCulloch Glasgow, UK

When I made this album I saw myself as a solo performer and purposely kept the whole feel very simple, having formed The Adam McCulloch Trio we're really keen to bring our new sound to a wider audience. Listeners can expect to find Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass and country influences blending seamlessly with Scots traditional material In addition to this my own compositions will feature more prominently ... more

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