Dick Gaughan (born 1948)

Scottish singer of traditional and contemporary songs. His own compositions often have themes of social comment.

(Born Richard Peter Gaughan in Glasgow, but moved to Leith, Edinburgh while still a baby. Dick has recorded with The High Level Ranters, 5 Hand Reel, Boys Of The Lough, Andy Irvine and Clan Alba. Some tracks are guitar instrumentals)


No More Forever1972Trailer LER 2072
[Reissue]1997 Leader 
Kist O' Gold1976Trailer LER 2103
Coppers and Brass1977 Topic12TS315 
[Reissue]1994 Green Linnet3064
[Reissue]1995 Topic12TS287
A Handful Of Earth1981 Topic12TS419 
[Reissue]1995 Green Linnet3062
A Different Kind of Love Song1983Celtic Music/Folk Freak  CM 017
[Reissue]1999 Appleseed CD1018
Fanfare For Tomorrow1985Impetus IMP 18506
[Reissue] (vinyl)2007 Impetus 
True and Bold1997 STUC2
Call It Freedom1988Celtic MusicCM 041 
[Reissue]1997 Celtic Music 
Woody Lives1988Black Crow CDR217
Sail On1996Greentrax CDTRAX 109
Redwood Cathedral1998 GreentraxCDTRAX158
Outlaws and Dreamers2001 GreentraxCDTRAX222
Lucky For Some2006 GreentraxTRAX-CD0290

Collaboration - Dave Burland, Tony Capstick and Dick Gaughan.

Songs of Ewan MacColl (*)1978 RubberRUB027 
[Reissue]1997 Black CrowCROCD 215

(* Live at The Crypt Folk Club, St Martin's-In-The-Field, London, December 1982)

Collaboration/ Tribute - Dick Gaughan, Billy Bragg, Maddy Prior, Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Christy Moore, Blue Murder etc.

Title. year. Label. number.
Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal and Mike Waterson 2009 Topic ?

Collaboration - Dick Gaughan and Andy Irvine

Title. year Label Number
Parallel Lines 1982Folk Freak  FF 4007
[Reissue]? Appleseed CD1017

Tribute Album (for Ian McCalman) - Dick Gaughan, Aly Bain, Isla St Clair et al.

McCalman Singular2005  


Prentice Piece (*)2002 GreentraxTRAX-CD0236 
The Definitive Collection2006 HighpointHPO-CD6014

(* "Prentice Piece" is a 30-year retrospective of Gaughan's work)

Live Albums.

Live in Edinburgh1985 Impetus 
[Reissue] 1997Celtic Music 030
Gaughan Live at the Trades Club2008 GreentraxTRAX-CD0322

Best Albums(*).

Kist O' Gold1977
Coppers and Brass 1977
A Handful Of Earth 1981

(*)Based on critical opinion.

Popular downloads.

Song For Ireland
The World Turned Upside Down
Now Westlin Winds
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
Both Sides of the Tweed
Craigie Hill

Anthology - Various artists including Dick Gaughan

The Second Folk Review Record1976Folksound 
The Iron Muse   
Sandy Bell's Ceilidh1977  
Folk Friends 21981Folk Freak 
[Reissue]1990 WundertuteCD TUET 72.150
Songs For Peace1983Rounder/Folk Freak 
Out Of The Darkness1984Fire On The Mountain 
Fanfare For Tomorrow1985Impetus 
Woody Lives (A Tribute to Woody Guthrie) 1987Black Crow CRO 127
The Folk Collection1996 TopicTSCD481
Never The Same (*)2005  

(* Dick Gaughan, Aly Bain, Boys of the Lough, Lal Waterson et al)

Anthologies - various artists including June Tabor, Seamus Ennis, Dick Gaughan, Bothy Band.

Title. year. Label. No.
Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection (2 CDs)1996 Green Linnet 106 

The High Level Ranters with Harry Boardman and Dick Gaughan.

The Bonnie Pit Laddie (2 LPs) (*)1975Topic  2-12TS271/2
[Reissue] 1997Proper  
[Reissue] 2009Topic TSCD 486

DVD - Collaboration: Aly Bain, Jay Ungar, Iris Dement, Mary Black, Karen Matheson, Anna McGarrigle, Donal Lunny, Dick Gaughan, John Martyn, Emmylou Harris, Davy Spillane, Rod Patterson, etc etc.

The Original Transtatlantic Sessions (recorded c 1999)2009 



Last updated on 27/08/2010