19 tracks: Glenlogie * The Gypsy Laddies * The False Knight Upon the Road * The Bonnie Banks ’ Fordie * The Twa Brothers * Tam Lin * The Knight and the Shepherd’s Daughter * The Bold Pedlar * The Twa Sisters * The Jolly Beggar * Lord Thomas and Fair Ellen * Young Johnston * Young Beicham (Lord Bateman) * The Keach in the Creel * Clyde’s Water * Sir Hugh and the Jew’s Daughter * The Broom of the Cowdenknowes * Jamie Telfer o’ the Fair Dodhead * Andrew Lammie.
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Some of the classic Scots ballads sung by the very best traditional singers, now sadly almost all gone.
Jeannie Robertson, Lizzie Higgins, Betsy Whyte, Jane Turriff, John Strachan, Jimmy MacBeath, John Adams, John MacDonald, Bella Higgins, Duncan MacPhee, Nellie MacGregor, Minnie Haman, Sheila MacGregor, Betsy Johnstone, Willie Whyte, Geordie Robertson, Jessie Murray, Willie Edward, Campbell MacLean, Margaret Stewart and Willie Scott.
This is a must for any lover of the big ballads.
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…”.