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1979-1980: Line-up changes




1979 saw Brian leaving the band, and they were joined by Peter Miller on guitar and vocals. This period coincided with the material becoming more traditional and less country – a lot to do with Peter's influence. The line up was also augmented by the appearance one night at the Fisherman’s Arms of John (Cass) Cassidy (whistle, flute, vocals), a construction worker from Paisley who was working for one of the companies building the Sullom Voe oil terminal. The workers from the construction camps used to fill all the venues around Shetland at the weekends, and a lot of them were heavily in to traditional songs and tunes. Cass, as it later transpired, was a founder member of the now famous "Tannahill Weavers". He became a fixture with the band for the remainder of his work in Shetland.

This line up went back in the Viking Vision "studio", and recorded an E.P. of four tracks of Shetland and Irish music, the most memorable being "The Wilds Of Yell".

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