17 tracks: Mouth Music (Kenneth MacIver) / Canntaireachd (Mary Morrison) * The Muckin o Geordie’s Byre (Jimmy MacBeath) * Gaol an t-Seoladair (Peggy Morrison) * The jolly Beggar (Lizzie Higgins) * Oran Coire Cheathaich (Rev William Matheson) * Millhills / PM John Stewart / The Lodge of Glentana / Gavin MacMillan (Hector MacAndrew) * Dundee (Norman MacLeod) * Iseabail NicAoidh (James C M Campbell) * Harlaw (Jeannie Robertson) * Soldier’s Joy / Deil Among the tailors (Willy B Henderson and Bobby Jamieson) * The Beggin Trade (Edith Whyte) * Na Faighinn Gille Ri Cheannach (Calum Johnston) * Latha Siubhal Beinne Dhomh (Mary Morrison) * The Massacre of Glencoe (PM Robert Brown) * An Till Mise Chaoidh (Joan MacKenzie) * Glengarry’s / Lady Madelina Sinclair / Reel of Tulloch (Angus Lawrie) * Johnnie in The Cradle (Andra Stewart).
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In response to many requests, The School of Scottish Studies Archives, in conjunction with Greentrax Recordings, have selected tracks for this compilation album from previous album releases in the Scottish Tradition Series and other material from the Schools’ rich archive collection.
Amongst the collectors represented here are Calum MacLean, Hamish Henderson, Morag MacLeod, Thorkild Knudsen and Peter Cooke.
The impact of the Scottish Tradition Series of recordings has been widespread and deep - they are used in teaching, research, broadcasting (radio, television and film) and have provided inspiration for singers, storytellers and instrumentalists both in Scotland and overseas.
The Scottish Tradition Series consists of a selection of material previously held in the School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh. The widely acclaimed collection is quite unique, and has been regarded as “the most important series of traditional recordings ever…”.