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1986-2018: Celebrating 32 Years of Scottish Music releases

cover image for Scotland’s Voices
1st April 2018
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16 tracks: Jeannie Robertson ‘The Battle of Harlaw’ * Jimmy MacBeath ‘Tramps and Hawkers’ * Jean Redpath ‘Auld Lang Syne’ * Willie Scott ‘Jamie Telfer of The Fair Dodheid’ * Dolina MacLennan ‘Tha Mi Duilich’ (I Am Sorrowful) * Davie Stewart ‘McGinty’s Meal and Ale’ * Aly Bain (with Ale Möller) ‘Hector The Hero’ * Belle Stewart ‘The Berryfields of Blair’ * Allan MacDonald (with Seudan) ‘Thogail nam Bó’ (MacFarlane’s Gathering) * Willie Scott ‘The Kielder Hunt’ * Jimmy MacBeath ‘Drumdelgie’ * Flora MacNeil ‘Mhic Iain ‘Ic Sheumais’ (Son of John, Son of James) * Belle Stewart ‘Queen Among The Heather’ * Jeannie Robertson ‘MacCrimmon’s Lament’ * Hugh MacDiarmid ‘The Watergaw’ (poem) * Hamish Henderson ‘The Freedom Come All Ye’.

In August 2017 the painting Scotland’s Voices by Alexander (‘Sandy’) Moffat, MBE was unveiled in the Saltire Society Rooms, Edinburgh.

The painting imagines some of the influential singers, players and tradition bearers of the Scottish folk revival, assembled round the poet, folk song collector and pivotal figure of that revival, Hamish Henderson, deploying his trusty tape recorder.

Freelance writer Jim Gilchrist, in an article on the painting in The Scotsman Magazine, wrote:

”...there’s a case for a companion Scotland’s Voices compilation recording - a challenge perhaps, for a label such as Greentrax”.

The challenge was accepted by Greentrax and Jim Gilchrist agreed to help select the tracks and write the sleeve notes for such a compilation, while Sandy Moffat generously agreed to allow an image of the painting to be used as the front cover of the CD booklet.

The co-operation and enthusiasm of several record labels resulted in the inclusion of all the singers, musicians and poet Hugh MacDiarmid, surrounding Hamish Henderson in the painting, plus tracks by two singers not in the painting but who were contemporaries of those portrayed.

Sixteen tracks are included on this outstanding Greentrax compilation.

Part of the Landmarks exhibition with Scotland’s Voices opens in the Montrose Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 10th March 2018 and runs until 21st July 2018.


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