Corralach

We are traditional, lyrical and love harmony

Welcome to Corralach’s website. Please have a browse around, where you can find out where we are playing, listen to some tracks on our Media page or buy tracks from our current CD. Our contact and booking details are also listed.

We will be very pleased to hear from you.

Biography

Tony and George formed Corralach in 2011 having formerly played as part of The Clach, a 3 piece harmony folk band from 2002. We have a particular interest in keeping the vocal tradition alive, especially with harmony singing. We love songs that tell stories and paint pictures and have been aptly described as, ‘Two old guys having fun’ – we do thoroughly enjoy what we do.

Corralach sing a wide range of songs drawn from the tradition of Scotland, Ireland and America with a few self-penned offerings for good measure. Our songs are accompanied by 12 or 6 string guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and 5 string banjo, although we also sing a number of songs a capella.

We play regularly at Ardersier International Folk Club, do summer residency in local hotels and play mainly throughout the Highlands, although we head off each year to play in Folk Clubs outwith our home area, often in Central and South Scotland. In the last few years we have played in Stirling, Falkirk, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Haddington, Irvine and Dalgety Bay Folk Clubs, The George Hotel and Palmerston Place Church in Edinburgh, together with a variety of other theatres, hotels, pubs and restaurants as we travelled.

We are happy to take bookings throughout Scotland and Northern England.

Tony Perridge

I started playing the ukulele when the earth was still cooling and then moved onto six string guitar while still at school. I heard my first skiffle band when I was about twelve years old and have loved live music ever since. I moved up to Scotland from Newcastle in the early sixties and became steeped in Scottish folk music. I also acquired a twelve string guitar and it has been my main instrument since then. My baptism in playing in public only came when I joined the Clach back in about 2002, so I'm the shy member of the band.

I play twelve and six string guitars and mandolin and even sing now and then.

George Livingstone

I started playing in folk bands in the mid 1960’s as part of The Norlanders in Caithness. I was then part of the group of people who started Dounreay 69 Folk Club before moving to Edinburgh where I played solo and also as part of Luckenbooth, Barleycorn and John and George before returning to the north in 1984. After a period not playing I met up with the members of The Clach ultimately becoming part of Corralach and as they say, the rest is history.

I play 6 string guitar, bouzouki, banjo and bohdran as well as singing both lead and harmony vocals.

Merchandise

Buy “Corvidae”

“Corvidae”, our latest CD, consists of a mixture of traditional, contemporary and self-written songs. It was recorded at Attadale Studios in Inverness, produced by Cam Perridge at Kernel Recording Studio in El Sobrante, California, mastered in San Francisco by Trakworx and pressed by A1 Cds of King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Ah, the wonders of modern communications!

Songs

  1. The Bonnie Lass o’ Fyvie
  2. The Plooman’s Dream
  3. Golden, Golden
  4. The Water is Wide
  5. The TGB
  6. Leavin’ is the Story
  7. The Twa Corbies
  8. This is No’ My Ain Lassie
  9. Bonnie Bessie Logan
  10. Ca’ the Yowes
  11. Windmills
  12. Leezie Lindsay
  13. The Sunset o’ the Fishin’

To purchase the CD please click the pay now button below. CD’s are priced at £10.00 which includes postage to the U.K.

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Contact us

Tony Perridge

Tony Perridge

T: 01463 234189
E: honesttone@yahoo.co.uk

George Livingstone

George Livingstone

T: 01463 792713
E: corralach@corralach.co.uk