Scruj MacDuhk

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Scruj MacDuhk
Origin Canada
Genres Folk
Years active 1995 (1995)–2001 (2001)
Past members

Scruj MacDuhk was a Juno-nominated Canadian folk music group.

History[edit]

Scruj MacDuhk formed in 1995,[1] touring cross-Canada and releasing two albums before their break up in 2001. In 2000 the band was presented with a Prairie Music Award for best independent album.[2]

The band included singer-songwriter Ruth Moody, current member of the Wailin' Jennys, and also Clawhammer banjo player/vocalist Leonard Podolak, who went on to form The Duhks.

Discography[edit]

Live At The West End Cultural Centre[edit]

  1. Roddy McCorley / Lost gander (traditional)
  2. Walkin Boss / Cold Frosty Morning (traditional)
  3. Oh No Not I (traditional)
  4. Rocks of Bawn (traditional)
  5. Alice in Frenfell (Joel Fafard)
  6. Fierce Warmth (Joel Fafard)
  7. Alan MacPherson of Dumbarton / Pretty Little Indian (traditional)
  8. Banks of Red Roses (traditional)
  9. Waiting for Nancy (Curtis Bouterse) / Aqua Marine One Step (Geoff Butler) / Paddy's Jig (traditional)

Recorded live at the West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 26, 1997. Released by Scruj Tunes in 1997 (SM002) in Cooperation with CBC Manitoba.

Personnel[edit]

Guests

The Road To Canso[edit]

  1. Cidermill: Cidermill / The Colliers' Reel / Sadie at the Back Door* (Trad., arr. Sruj MacDuhk; * composed by Jere Canote)
  2. The Rambling Irishman (Trad., arr. Sruj MacDuhk)
  3. La Banqueroute* / La Reel St. Jean (Trad., arr. Sruj MacDuhk; * composed by Oscar Thiffault)
  4. Silence They Say (Jeremy Walsh)
  5. Nonsuch/Dinky's Reel/The Meech Lake Breakdown* (Trad., arr. Sruj MacDuhk; *composed by Emile Benoit)
  6. The Maid Who Sold Her Barley / The Rakes of Kildare (Trad., arr. Sruj MacDuhk)
  7. The Northern Set: Anderson's Rel / Alan MacPherson of Dumbarton / The Man From Dundoran (Trad., arr. Sruj MacDuhk)
  8. Roddy McCorley / Lost Gander (Trad., arr. Sruj MacDuhk)
  9. Things In Life (Don Stover)
  10. Adventure Sings (Jeremy Walsh) / Louis Riel (Andy Desjarlais)
  11. Cragie Hills (Trad., arr. Sruj MacDuhk)
  12. The Road To Canso: A Thousand Roads (Geoff Butler) / The Road to Canso (Ruth Moody) / Hare O' The Dug (Alan MacLeod)

Released in 1999 by Scruj Tunes (SM003)

Personnel[edit]

  • Christian Dugas - percussion, guitar on Alan MacPherson, bass on Things in Life, feet on La Banqueroute, backing vocals
  • Ruth Moody - lead vocals, piano, bodhran, backing vocals
  • Jeremy Penner - fiddle, backing vocals
  • Leonard Podolak - 5-string banjo, lead vocals on Things in Life and La Banqueroute, bodhran on The Maid Who Sold Her Barley
  • Oliver Swain - bass, mandolin on Things in Life, backing vocals
  • Jeremy Walsh - guitar, whistle, lead vocals on Silence They Say and Adventure Sings, backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scruj MacDuhk - The Little Band That Could"; The Carillon, Feb, 2001. Volume 43, No. 18 http://www.carillon.uregina.ca/01.02.08/scruj.html
  2. ^ "Singer Jann Arden tops music awards". SASKATOON — Globe and Mail, Oct. 02, 2000