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The Exciting McGillicuddies band, with its music, is much like The Rainmaker of many ancient cultures who, with mystery, magic, music and dance, visited peace, prosperity and longevity upon the people, their surroundings and the land itself.

In a contemporary context, the title Rainmaker can apply to anyone who consistently finds innovative ways to make things happen...

In the purest sense, a Rainmaker is a ‘difference maker’.

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released May 13, 2017

MICK SLOCUM: button accordion, harmonica, percussion, harmony vocals, lead vocal on Valparaiso.

DAMIAN PECK: electric and acoustic guitars, bass, percussion, harmony vocals, lead vocal on Dog Star,Where do you Go?, Rainmaker, No Sunny Day and Mingulay Boat Song.

ELLY D’ARCY: violin, guitar, harmony vocals, lead vocal on Black is the Colour and The Sailing Song (Shore Bound, Lamenting).

ALESSANDRO ANDREW PARISE: hurdy gurdy (Malochet and Valparaiso).

DENIS CHARLES: bodhran, percussion.

Guest Artistes:

Paul Van Ross: saxophones, flute, bass flute, piccolo.
Damian Ellis: drums.

Recorded and Engineered by the fabulous and wonderful Joel Foulds at Electric Circus Studios, Union Road Ascot Vale between August 2016 and April 2017.

Production:
Michel Lawrence: Photography and Creative Direction
Bill Burrows: Design and Art Direction
Produced by Damian Peck and Mick Slocum

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Track Name: Dog Star
DOG STAR
(D. Peck 2016)

CHORUS

I have wondered far, following a star,
Through fog and rain and waves of all sizes,
I am bound to roam, never to go home,
You’ll find me where the Dog Star rises,
My path is winding,
My course unknown,
Over land, over sea,
Only one accompanies me,
All through the night time,
She leads me on,
Staying just out of reach,
To a cold winter’s beach,

CHORUS

She’s first to greet me,
She’s first to shine,
As the sun disappears,
Like it has a billion years,
I must keep sailing,
To God knows where,
If it’s all in His hands,
Any day I’ll find land,

CHORUS

There is a lighthouse,
There is a cove,
I am there when I sleep,
As I sail across the deep,
She’s there to greet me
I’ll sit by her fire,
And I’ll sing her my song,
How my voyage has been long,

CHORUS
Track Name: Black Is The Colour
BLACK IS THE COLOUR
– Trad. Irish

Black is the colour of my true love’s hair
His lips are like some roses fair
He’s got the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands
I love the ground whereon he stands
I love my love and well he knows
I love the ground whereon he goes
I’m sure the day it soon will come
When he and I will be as one

I go to The Clyde and I mourn and weep
But satisfied I never can be
I write him a letter just a few short lines
And suffer death ten thousand times

Black is the colour of my true love’s hair
His lips are like some roses fair
He’s got the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands
I love the ground whereon he stands
Track Name: Where Do You Go?
WHERE DO YOU GO
D.Peck/M.Slocum

I bet you were running before you could crawl,
Where ever you’re going I tried to stall,
You booked a ticket, told me goodbye,
I know you saw the look in my eye,
And then you went away,
Nothing could make you stay,

Where do you Go?

I came to you like the moth to the flame,
Because I knew you I wasn’t the same,
I tried to tell you but you did not hear,
Chose not to see it, what did you fear?
It was your choice to make,
Knowing my heart would break,
Where do you Go?
And you can see me on the other side,
Fighting back the tears,
And you’ve always been the lonely child,
Kept for all these years,
I could help ease your pain,
Baby I feel the same,
Where do you Go?
And I would be there,
If you would call my name,
And you’ve always been the lonely child,
It never seems to change,
Baby you run so far,
I don’t know where you are,

Where do you Go?

I would be there,
It’s still a burning flame,
And you’ve always been the lonely child,
It never seems to change,
Baby you run so far,
I don’t know where you are,

Where do you Go?

And you went away,
Nothing could make you stay,
Where do you go?

(You left, you left me and you said goodbye),
(You left, you left me and you made me cry).
Track Name: Rainmaker
RAINMAKER
(D. Peck 2016)

Feel the heat that burns my shoulder,
Feel the sweat that soaks my shirt,
See the ground is cracked and broken,
Out here in the dust and dirt,
And all I want is a life so new,
All I need is to be with you,
Be my Rainmaker, pour your mystery down,
Let it rain upon this barren ground,
Be my Rainmaker, I love to hear that sound,
Just before I fall asleep I’m found,
In your arms.
You’re the clouds on my horizon,
You’re the air upon my skin,
I can hear your rolling thunder,
Say the word, let’s begin,
All it takes, a single drop,
Then the rain that breaks,
It will never stop,

CHORUS

I lift my face to the sky,
I can hear the desert cry,
It is sharing secrets I don’t understand,
Let it rain, let it pour,
So we won’t thirst anymore,
I can see the life returning to this land.

CHORUS
Track Name: The Sailing Song
THE SAILING SONG
(Shore Bound, lamenting)
Elly D’Arcy

I see you sail on the horizon
When will you turn your head
Sail back to the shore?

When will you choose our song
Over the seabirds’ cry?
When will you take your heart
From where the waves lie?

You say I hold you like a prisoner
You want to be free to sail, to roam
The dark waves cross the ocean I watch them
Some day they will carry you home.

Don’t sail back into the distance
Or stare at the sea, the waves, the foam
I’ll watch you shore bound, lamenting, the gulls cry
Without you here to carry them home.

I’ll sing to you, my sailing friend
Please, can we begin again?
Shed our skins and turn the boat around
I’ll echo back across the sea

Say you’re coming home to me
And I’ll know you now
And some day I’ll see you sail

I see you sail on the horizon
When will you turn your head
Sail back to the shore?
Track Name: Valparaiso
VALPARAISO

Our ship lies waiting in the bay,
We’ll take that ship and sail away,
We’re sailors on a mighty sea,
Our holds are full as full can be.

Our captain is no tyranny hack,
He’s sailed around the world and back,
With forty years before the mast,
He knows this voyage is his last.

Our voyage will not be in vain,
We’ll clew the sheets and trim the main,
We’ll steer well clear of shoal and reef,
And pray that tempests will be brief.

Bold pirate ships they will abound,
But dare they not to run us down?
With Southern trade winds as our friend,
We’ll splice the mainbrace in the end!

CHORUS

We’re bound for Valparaiso,
Valparaiso in the morning,
We’re bound for Valparaiso,
Valparaiso in the morning.

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