Old Songs And Bothy Ballads  - The Little Ball Of Yarn

Old Songs And Bothy Ballads - The Little Ball Of Yarn

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(June 2012) 21 tracks: Green Grows The Laurel * The Bold Fisherman * Old Yorkie Watson * Nicky Tams * The Russian Jew * Willie O * Princie And Jean * O Good Ale * The Owls And The Mice * Aikey Brae * Time Wears Awa * Dobbin's Flowery Vale * Our Captain Calls * Three Score And Ten * My Last Farewell Tae Stirling * The Little Ball Of Yarn * The Day I Met Wi Hector * The Bonnie Wee Shirt * The Sweet Nightingale * Over The Hills And Far Away * Ye Boys O Callieburn.

2011 recordings from The Fife Traditional Singing Festival, the annual weekend of concerts and workshops held near Collessie in Fife.

The singers are: Len Graham from Newry in Northern Ireland, Emily Portman, a singer, writer and concertina player, originally from Glastonbury but now based in the North East of England, Brian Dawson with songs from Lincolnshire, John Valentine from Cove Bay near Aberdeen singing bothy ballads and cornkisters, Duncan MacRae from Coaltown of Balgonie, Elizabeth Stewart from Mintlaw, Joe Aitken from Kirriemuir sings a song by an Orkney writer in praise of a pair of Clydesdales, Emma Spiers sings a song from Border shepherd Willie Scott, Jimmy Hutchison, originally from Skye and now living in Newburgh sings a transportation ballad and Shepheard, Spiers And Watson lead the company in a farewell song of emigration to finish the CD.


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