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Dick Gaughan (born Richard Peter Gaughan on 17 May 1948 in Glasgow) is an influential Scottish musician, singer, and songwriter. He was a founding member of Celtic bands Boys of the Lough (appearing on their first album in 1972) and Five Hand Reel (with whom he played from 1974-1980). On top of that he has a number of fine albums of his own.

Gaughan took up the guitar at the age of seven. Although he has later sung…

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  • Agreed!
  • Handful of Earth is such a perfect record.
  • The World Turned Upside Down------>That song says it all.
  • My favorite song: The Wind That Shakes The Barley (unfortunately I cannot find it)
  • I can't get by this one. It's so perfectly done. 'The fluttering gory pinion'
  • the wind that shakes the barley <3
  • His website is well worth a read and contains an enormous archive of songs. Highly recommended. It's at http://www.dickgaughan.co.uk/index.html
  • Aged 50+, I can't believe I've only just come across this amazing musician and singer. Will definitely be going to a live show in November.
  • amazing musician and awesome live
  • I picked up a copy of Handful of Earth in a secondhand record shop at the weekend. I hadn't heard of Dick before and only bought the CD because the record label is/was based on Stroud Green Rd, which is just round the corner from my house. So far I'm really happy with my random purchase!

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