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No Parasan!; Scots In The Spanish Civil War [CD]

No Parasan!; Scots In The Spanish Civil War [CD]

Ref: CDTRAX3639

Format: CD

EAN / ISBN: 5018081363926

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No Parasan! is a collection of songs and a poem principally about the many Scots In The Spanish Civil War who volunteered to fight in Spain on the side of the elected Republican Government against General Franco and the fascists. The Scots volunteers fought mainly with The International Brigade which included, as the name suggests, volunteers from many other countries of the world.

When research for songs with a mainly Scottish perspective was undertaken it became immediately apparent that some very fine songs existed, but as the project advanced songwriters came forward with new and quite excellent material. Eventually fifteen songs and a poem were selected.

1. The Peatbog Soldiers (The McCalmans)
2. Jamie Foyers (Dick Gaughan)
3. Jarama Valley / Bandiera Rosa (The Laggan)
4. Another Valley (Geordie McIntyre)
5. Si Me Quieres Escribir (If You Want To Write) (Christine Kydd)
6. These Hands (The Wakes)
7. Owt For Nowt (John Watt)
8. Viva La 15th Brigada / Viva Nicaragua (Carlos Arredondo)
9. Picasso Paints Guernica (Robin Laing)
10. Graves In Spain (Eileen Penman)
11. When The Call Comes (George Archibald & Ian McCalman)
12. Salud International Brigade (Jim Brown)
13. Viva Los Brigadistas (Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre)
14. Hasta Luego (Frank Rae)
15. ¡No Pasaran! (Gallo Rojo)
16. Hasta La Vista - Poem (Iain Anderson)

I am sitting listening to No Paseran with tears running down my cheeks. My father would have been so honoured, proud and touched that he and his comrades were being remembered in the way so long after the struggle and the pain.
Sheen Wellington.

moving from simplistic to subtle, pompous or passionate - it radiantly delivers an eternal human message.
Norman Chalmers, Scotland on Sunday.

No. 1 Album in the Top Ten in October - Albert Reguart, Catalunya Radio.

Moving, inspiring, often deeply personal…… It may not be an obvious purchase but it is one you will not regret, an album to which you will regularly return.
Nigel Scholfield, Living Tradition.

'This is no ordinary CD you hold in your hands. This is history, tribute and as you will hear love, affection, defiance and most importantly solidarity between Scotland and Spain and in memory of the contribution of the International Brigades defending Spain from fascism. Scots more than played their part in this noble struggle'.
Written by Cllr. Gordon Munro (Leith Ward Labour) in his piece for the CD.

'When Spain called, Scotland answered. Well over 500 Scottish men and women served in the Spanish Civil War. A third of them remain in the country, sleeping beneath the soil they volunteered to fend from fascism. As the last of that golden red generation dies away, our job is to remember, commemorate and oppose prejudice today. This album is then a souvenir, to be enjoyed and a clarion call to be heeded.'
From the album introduction by Daniel Gray, author of 'Homage to Caledonia', published by Luath Press.

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