2006 The Cottars ‎– Forerunner

Forerunner is the third album by the Eastern-Canadian Celtic band The Cottars.

The Cottars are a Canadian Celtic musical group from Cape Breton Island formed in 2000. The group’s current members are Ciarán and Fiona MacGillivray, Bruce Timmins, and Claire Pettit.


1  Waterlily (Karine Polwart) 04:29
2  Miss Casey Medley (Traditional) 01:59
3  Byker Hill (Traditional) 02:47
4  Atlantic Blue (Ron Hynes) 04:15
5  Some Polkas (Traditional) 03:15
6  Pat Works On The Railway (Traditional) 04:26
7  Georgia Lee (Tom Waits; Kathleen Brennan) 04:34
8  Sliabh Na Mban (Traditional) 03:06
9  Home By Bearna (Traditional) 02:33
10  Send Me A River (Sinead Lohan) 03:44
11  The Honeysuckle Medley (Traditional) 04:11
12  Hold On (Tom Waits; Kathleen Brennan) 04:37



BassMike Brignardello
BassJamie Gatti
DrumsShannon Forrest
GuitarGordie Sampson
GuitarTom Bukovac
GuitarJimmy MacKenzie
GuitarCiaran MacGilivary
BanjoJimmy MacKenzie
BouzoukiGordie Sampson
PianoGordie Sampson
PianoTom Bukovac
PianoCiaran MacGilivary
AccordionCiaran MacGilivary
CelloDavid Henry
FiddleRoseanne MacKenzie
WhistleCiaran MacGilivary
WhistleFiona MacGillivary
BodhranCiaran MacGilivary
BodhranFiona MacGillivary
PercussionShannon Forrest
PercussionRoseanne MacKenzie
Background VocalsRoseanne MacKenzie
VocalsAllister MacGillivray
VocalsBeverly MacGillivray
VocalsCiaran MacGilivary
VocalsFiona MacGillivary

Other Musicians

4 Atlantic Blue

VocalsJimmy Rankin

Liner Notes

Producer – Allister MacGillivray
Producer (Executive) – Allister MacGillivray, Gordie Sampson
Arranged By – Allister MacGillivray
Engineer – Adam Beard, Gordie Sampson, Jeff Balding, Mike Shepherd
Mastered By – Adam Ayan

Design – Jean-Pierre LeGuillou
Photography By – Andrew MacNaughtan

Mixed At GroundStar Studios, Nashville
Recorded At Lakewind Sound
Recorded At Sound Emporium
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Copyright (c) Rounder Records Corp