Hawick Callants Club: founded 1904

But through it a' betide what may
I'll cherish aye the same
The far off Hawick o' Callant days
My long lost Scottish hame.
My hung'ring heart will constant yearn
For scenes that hain the past
The Borderland, the Borderland,
My first love and my last.

J. E. D. Murray

Callants Club Publications

Hawick and Teviotdale in Song and Poetry

There are 12 tracks of songs and poetry on this Callant Clubs CD: a fascinating journey through local literature. The list of tracks is:

  1. The Hawick Callant
  2. Songs of Teviotdale
  3. The Fairest Spot O' A'
  4. Hawick Lasses
  5. The Queen O' the Auld Scottish Border
  6. The Bleach
  7. Auld Hawick, ma Border Hame
  8. The Lassie that Works in the Mill
  9. Hawick Volunteers
  10. Robbie Dye
  11. The Bonnie Banner Blue
  12. Callant's Song

5.00 + 1.00 postage and packing.

Hawick in the 20th Century

As part of the Club's Centenary celebrations in 2004 a book was published to illustrate various aspects of Hawick over the past century. It is a fresh and fascinating volume, dealing as it does with events and personalities which many people today can remember personally - or with which they will be familiar with at second-hand from their parents and others.

A handsome hardback with a wealth of photographs, Hawick in the 20th Century covers:

  • The Founding of Hawick Callants Club
  • Stobs Camp, Hawick
  • Art and Literature
  • The Common-Riding
  • Hawick and its Wars
  • Sporting Heroes
  • Hawick Industry
  • Highlights of Hawick Callants Club's history

7.50 + 2.50 postage

Songs of Hawick

Recordings on this CD have been digitally remastered from the original 1964/1965 vinyl recordings, and all tracks have been digitally enhanced to achieve the highest technical quality possible.

Two sample MP3 tracks are available:

All the songs on this CD are from the 1964 and 1965 Songs of Hawick albums which were released by Hawick Callants Club.

List of tracks:

  • Teribus and Rumblin' Brig
  • Hawick
  • The Mosstroopers Song
  • Up wi' the Banner
  • Oor Bonnie Border Toon
  • Kinly Stick
  • The Border Queen
  • I like auld Hawick
  • Auld Hawick, My Dreams
  • Oor Ain Auld Toon
  • The Anvil Crew
  • The Soft Lowland Tongue
  • Hawick Among the Hills
  • Clinty's Song
  • My Borderland
  • Pawkie Paiterson
  • I like auld Hawick the Best
  • Meda's Song
  • Up wi' auld Hawick
  • Bonnie Teviotdale

8.50 + 1.00 postage

The Hawick Songs: a complete collection, revised and enlarged 2001

This is an A4 size publication containing 109 pages of words and music, and is the definitive collection of Hawick songs.

The Hawick songs are unrivalled in their genre. No other town has inspired such an abundance of lyrical creativity. To a song, the melodic lines are both memorable and eminently singable and it is this that sets them apart.

Remarkable, also, is the range of songs comprised in the collection. Here is the traditional song, the ballad, the drawing room ballad, the humorous or comic song, the stage song, the pseudo folk song, the vaudeville song, the dirge, the patriotic song and the art of song - something, indeed, for everyone.

18.00 + 2.50 postage

Hawick in song and poetry

A small paperback size book with 98 pages

The latest reprint (2009) of this most sought after book which contains words and lyrics to Hawick songs and poetry.

Hawick in song and poetry includes songs of the Common Riding, songs in praise of Hawick, songs of local personalities, songs of the Borderland and poems of the Borderland.

5.00 + 1.00 postage