Old Songs & Bothy Ballads 6
There's Bound to Be a Row
Many of the finest traditional singers in the country gather in May each year for the Fife Traditional Singing Festival - a weekend of concerts and workshops held near Collessie in the rural heart the ancient kingdom of Fife. Songs include a lovely version of Rigs of Rye, a powerful rendition of the ballad of the Battle of Harlaw and the harvest song The Lothian Hairst.
Old Songs on Sound Cloud
Old Songs on fifesing/ soundcloud
Singers on this CD recorded in May 2009 are Bob Lewis from Sussex - renowned for his fine style and extensive repertoire of songs from the southern England, singer and fiddle player Jo Miller from Stirling, local singers Chris Miles from Kirkcaldy and Jimmy Hutchison originally from Skye and now living in Newburgh, the great northeast ballad singer Jock Duncan from Pitlochry, Henry Douglas from Hawick - renowned for his repertoire of border common riding songs and Jim Taylor from Aberdeenshire.
Cover Picture: Arthur Watson gives credit to Jimmy McBeath - source singer for many great old songs including the title song on this CD and on Jimmy’s 1978 Topic album. The full size model of Jimmy was made by Penicuik artist Jan Miller.