Eve's Bonie Squad

Eve's Bonie Squad: CD cover image

Tim Dalling - with Ian Carr and Neil Harland

I watched a documentary called 'The Secret Life of Waves' in which a scientist used the metaphor of a wave for human life. A wave doesn't really exist as an object, it's just energy moving through water particles. It's not an object, it's a process. So humans are just processes, forms of energy creating, building and discarding cells until we eventually crash on to the shore. I've found this metaphor really helpful as I've started to se the first faint outline of land up ahead.

So I'd like to dedicate these songs to all those waves in front and behind, from William Dalling, Nellie Maud Palmer, Eileen and Alan Baker to Tom, Rhona and Ailsa Dalling and the waves behind them.

We've fauts and failins - granted clearly:
We're frail backsliding mortals merely,
Eve's bonie squad, priests wyte them sheerly
For our grand fa';
But still - but still - I like them dearly;
God bless them a'!

Robert Burns, Epistle to Major Logan

"...simply expressed but beautifully realised songs..."

The Herald


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Track listing and samples

 
1.Picture of You 
2.Poison Hand
3.Where I Want To Be 
4.Mr Michael Marra
5.Hey Burro
     - poem by Nigel Wild
 
6.Song of the Lower Classes
     - poem by Ernest Jones
 
7.Two Lighthouses
     - poem by Julia Darling
 
8.Eve's Bonie Squad 
9.Shy Bairns
     - poem by Dr Keith Armstrong
 
10.They'll Never Come Back 
11.Indelible, Miraculous 
11.Song of the Wind
     - poem by Julia Darling
 
11.Enivrez-Vous (Get Drunk)
     - poem by Charles Baudelaire
 
11.Thalassa
     - poem by Louis MacNeice
 
  All songs by Tim Dalling