Hamish Henderson Collects vol 1

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(December 2005) 18 tracks (72 mins): The Nonsense Song * Willie Cumming * It Wisnae My Fortune To Get Her * Fair Rosie Ann and Bonny Baby Livingston * The Picket Hoose At E'en * As I Went Oot Ae Merry May Morning * A Mhàiri Bhàn Òg * Auld Jock Bruce O The Fornet * The Braes O Strathblane * The Lassies In The Coogate / Maggie A-Milking / The Gallant Forty Twa * The Tinker * The Lowlands Of Holland * The Douglas Tragedy * Peggy and The Soldier * My Bonny Brown Boy * Na Hi A Hù Chalamain and Mo Nighean Donn Ho-Gù * A Pity I Forgot Me Fiddle * Three Good Advices.

Hamish Henderson is considered to be one of the most important of the 20th century's folk song collectors.

Songs, ballads and a story from The School of Scottish Studies archives.

"All captured on tape between 1952 and 1958 by the leading character (he only recently passed away) in the post-war Edinburgh University department which houses a national archive of folk song and recorded tales. Copious notes, fragments of Hamish himself bantering with the performers, and nearly two score authentic Scots gems from Jeannie Robertson, Bella Higgins, John Strachan, Willie Mathieson, Finlay Maclean and Roderick Campbell make this essential listening for anyone interested in the Scottish identity." (Norman Chalmers, Scotland on Sunday)

"It would be a great irony if your readers assumed that I did not want my recordings of Scots folksongs to be broadcast. On the contrary, I believe that the broadcasting of them would be an event of great cultural significance in Scotland." (Hamish Henderson, in a letter to The Scotsman in 1953)

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