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    Scottish Ballads & Folk Music


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    Dowie Dens of Yarrow by Karine Polwart

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    Ah, Taggart - I love that tragic ballad, and I love Karine Polwart's voice.

    Here's another of hers, a Burns song, that certainly echoes my own sentiments.

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    What a great thread this is - thanks so much for starting it, elderpiano.

    I love Dougie Maclean too - here's his version of a lively eighteenth-century song written by the displaced Episcopalian minister, John Skinner.

    Tullochgorum!

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    he Battle of Harlaw - Old Blind Dogs

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    Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, Farewell to Stromness, a beautiful lilting ballad. I so wish I could play this.
    I think this version is actually played by Peter Maxwell Davis himself. But there are other very nice versions out there.

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    My other favourite version.

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    As I came in by Fisherrow - I was hoping for the Dick Gaughan version, but this is still nice.

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    Andrew Lammie - Child Ballad 233 - a tragic ballad that may be based on a historical event.
    Sung here by Dick Gaughan.

    The lyrics and recording background can be found here -
    https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/andrewlammie.html

    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-23-2018 at 10:01.
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    Johnny o' Breadislee - Child Ballad 114 - Sung by Hamish Imlach.



    More about the song here:
    https://mainlynorfolk.info/june.tabo...bredislee.html
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    Here is the lovely playlist for the Ballads of the Scotish ballads....some of them are one of the best in the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlderonFrederic View Post


    Here is the lovely playlist for the Ballads of the Scottish ballads....some of them are one of the best in the series.

    This is a video of an Irish song sung by an Irish group.
    Just saying!
    Last edited by Ella Beck; Nov-10-2018 at 23:05.
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    Back to Scotland now for a modern performance of the Burns song 'A man's a man for a' that.'

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