"On record, The Wee Heavies' approach can be reverent or ribald. . . tender and sonorous. . .whatever the mood of the song, the voices blend warmly and in harmonic accord." -Christian Schaeffer, The Riverfront Times
Times Long Gone
1. Pound A Week Rise 2. Sally MacLeannane 3. Barrett's Privateers 4. House of the Rising Sun 5. Farewell to Tarwathie 6. Close the Coalhouse Door 7. Sell Your Labor, Not Your Soul 8. Blackbird 9. Bold Riley 10. Willie Taylor 11. Caledonia 12. Mary Mack 13. Mairi's Wedding 14. South Australia 15. Rowdy Soul
Production Team: Brian McNeill, producer Jacob Detering, engineer Darryl Bennet, assistant engineer Recorded at Red Pill Studios, St. Louis, MO
Performed by: Aaron Schiltz, vocals Peter Merideth, vocals Jay Harkey, vocals Steve Neale, vocals Brian McNeill, mandocello, fiddle, chincello, concertina Matthew Brown, bodhran
About the Album: Times Long Gone is The Wee Heavies' second album. Produced by Internationally acclaimed Scottish singer, songwriter and performer, Brian McNeill, this collection of songs showcases the Heavies' dark and edgier side. While it features "heavy" songs about working men, this album will also take you out for a drink at the pub at the end of the day and then home for some quiet moments with that special someone in your life. Brian McNeill's instrumental accompaniment sprinkled throughout the album is a fantastic addition to the Heavies' a cappella sound.
The Wee Heavies
1. The Bonnie Ship the Diamond 2. Heiland Laddie 3. The Minstrel Boy 4. MacPherson's Rant 5. Byker Hill 6. Jock Stewart 7. Mary Mack 8. Birnie Bouzle 9. Loch Lomond 10. The Terror Time 11. Whiskey, You're the Devil 12. The Collier's Daughter 13. Rocky Road to Dublin 14. Shenandoah 15. Seven Bridges Road
Performed by: Aaron Schiltz, vocals Peter Merideth, vocals Jay Harkey, vocals Steve Neale, vocals and guitar
About the album: The Wee Heavies is the mostly a cappella band's self-titled first album; a selection of songs in the Anglo-Celtic tradition from both sides of the Atlantic. The album features new arrangements of these masterpieces of folk art that showcase the group's wide ranging yet stunningly blended sound.