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.


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.


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.



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)


  • 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


  1. ^ "Scruj MacDuhk - The Little Band That Could"; The Carillon, Feb, 2001. Volume 43, No. 18
  2. ^ "Singer Jann Arden tops music awards". SASKATOON — Globe and Mail, Oct. 02, 2000