The late 1990s to the present day
great Whalsay guitarist John (a'Burns) Hutchison guested
with the band for the next few years, but couldn't commit
himself to joining permanently due to other projects he
was planning. Among these was the recording of a CD of
his father – the fiddler Gibbie Hutchison of Whalsay.
The line up in 1998 was Gary Peterson (mandolin, tenor
banjo), Davie Henry (vocals, mandolin, tenor banjo), Brian
Nicholson (vocals, bass guitar), John Robert Deyell (fiddle)
and John Hutchison (guitar, vocals).
By now the band was thinking that a new album was long
overdue, and in 1999 they started recording, using the
facilities of local musician Willie Barker.
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