13 Tracks: Lizzie * The Clyde * Soldier Boy * Cha Tig An Latha * Mary * Govan Boys * Neilsen And His Bride * Baile Ghobainn * Pride Of The Clyde * Betsy * Lady Elder * A Flea In The Lug * Latha Na Feille.
The Glasgow Barons, Govan's orchestra have joined forces with Skippinish lead singer Norrie MacIver to release their debut album.
Songs of Govan Old is a collection of material celebrating the Glasgow neighbourhood's rich heritage.
"The album is a tapestry of stories from the vibrant, close-knit community of Govan's days gone by and pairs Scots and Gaelic folk music, rooted in the tradition of social commentary, with the stunning sounds of a string orchestra. Govan's ship building era is brought back to life as The Glasgow Barons and Norrie celebrate the area's working class heroes and heroines, and recognise its Gaelic population. Songs like Mary, which pays tribute to rent strike activist and former Bailie of Govan Mary Barbour, recognise some of Govan's most iconic figures." Folking.com.
"I was delighted to take part in this project and to collaborate with an orchestra like The Glasgow Barons. It's been fantastic to see the project grow from our first show back in 2018 to releasing this collection of songs. Govan has a great and important heritage and I hope people can connect with that through the album" Norrie MacIver.
"As a regeneration orchestra, we take pride in promoting Govan's heritage and culture far and wide and telling the positive stories from this area. This album was the next step in getting these marvellous songs out there that give people a fresh perspective on Govan."Paul MacAlindin, Artistic Director of The Glasgow Barons
String ensemble: Artistic Director, Paul MacAlindin, (and five of the GB's fifteen members): Seonaid Aitken and Katrina Lee (violins), Patsy Reid (viola), Alice Allen (cello) and Ben Burnley (bass).
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