Jock Duncan

Aikey Brae to Ythanside

Jock Duncan CDsprcd 1045/46 (Double CD with 37 songs)

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Jock Duncan
The Man and his Songs.
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JOCK DUNCAN (1925-2021) was brought up in the ballad-rich farming country around New Deer and Fyvie in the Buchan area of Aberdeenshire and was one of Scotland’s great traditional singers and one of the last to inherit his songs from a living oral tradition. Many younger singers have been inspired by his songs and by his magnificent style and presence in performance whether in a small intimate gathering or on the concert stage. We may lament the loss of such an outstanding cultural icon – but we will continue to treasure the repertoire of one the great authentic voices of Scots song.

"More than a singer, more than a tradition bearer – Jock Duncan brought songs and the characters in them to life in an almost three dimensional cinematic way. Whether he was singing the big dramatic narrative ballads or the by no means lesser, entertaining ones, Jock engaged all the listener’s senses."
Rob Adams: Folk and Jazz Correspondent, The Herald.

The double CD incudes many recordings never previously issued.

The double CD and the new book can be purchased together at a special price on the Jock Duncan Book page.

Double CD. Track List:
Volume One (sprcd 1045): Aikey Brae/ Banks of Inverurie/ Bogie’s Bonnie Belle/ Bonnie Mill Dams O Binourie/ Breemie’s Bonnie Dother/ Bruce O the Fornet/ Cameloun/ Coortin in the Stable/ The Cruel Mother/ Fair Drumallachie/ Drumdelgie/ For Greenland Bound/ The Farmyard Gate/ Glenlogie/ Guise O Tough/ Hairst O Rettie/ Battle of Harlaw/ Hash O Benagoak.

Volume Two (sprcd 1046): Johnnie O Cocklesmeer/ Laird O Drum/ Lang Johnnie More/ The Lothian Hairst/ Miller tae ma Trade/ Monymusk Lads/ Mormond Brae/ Muckin O Geordie’s Byre/ Pirn-Taed Jockie/ The Plooboy Lads/ Rhynie/ Sae Will We Yet/ Sir Patrick Spens/ Sleepytoon/ The Straw Man/ Swaggers at Porter Fair/ Tradesmen’s Plooin Match at Hogmanay/ Where the Gadie Rins/ Ythanside.

All tracks traditional arranged Jock Duncan, Published Springthyme Music.

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