Old Songs & Bothy Ballads 3
Some Rants o Fun
This is the third collection of Old Songs and Bothy Ballads recorded at the Fife Traditional Singing Festival - the annual gathering of traditional singers that takes place at Collessie in the Howe of Fife - in the heart of the ancient Kingdom of Fife. These recordings were made in May 2006. Traditional songs include the beautiful Bonnie Glenshee, the ancient ballad The Beggar Man and the humourous song of The Brundenlaws.
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The album features twelve different singers, opening with a superb rendition of the famous north east bothy ballad The Barnyards o Delgaty sung by Gordon Easton - seen in full flight in the cover photo. Special overseas guest Anita Best was brought up in one of the fishing outports of Newfoundland and sngs three songs from her local tradition including a Newfoundland version of an ancient traditional ballad The Bonnie Banks of Fordie still known in Scotland. Other singers include Bob Blair from Glasgow, Maureen Jelks from Dundee, Geordie Murison from Stonehaven, Ellen Mitchell from Glasgow, Ron Bissett from Falkland, Margaret Spiers from Turriff, Duncan Williamson from Ladybank, Hamish Grant from Cupar, Susan McClure from Glasgow and Henry Douglas from Hawick.
Recorded by Tom Spiers.