Scotland's Voices - Various Artists

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(February 2018)

16 tracks: The Battle Of Harlaw ( Jeannie Robertson) * Tramps And Hawkers (Jimmy MacBeath) * Auld Lang Syne (Jean Redpath) * Jamie Telfer Of The Fair Dodheid (Willie Scott) * Tha Mi Duilich ( Dolina MacLennan) * McGinty's Meal And Ale (Davie Stewart) * Hector The Hero (Aly Bain with Ale Moller) * The Berryfields Of Blair (Belle Stewart) * Thogail Nam Bo - MacFarlane's Gathering (Allan MacDonald with Seudan) * The Kielder Hunt (Willie Scott) * Drumdelgie (Jimmy MacBeath ) * Mhic Iain ‘Ic Sheumais (Flora MacNeil) * Queen Among The Heather (Belle Stewart) * MacCrimmon’s Lament (Jeannie Robertson) * The Watergaw (poem) (Hugh MacDiarmid) * The Freedom Come All Ye (Hamish Henderson).

Sixteen tracks are included on this outstanding Greentrax compilation.

In August 2017 the painting Scotland's Voices by Alexander Moffat, MBE was unveiled in the Saltire Society Rooms, Edinburgh.

The painting imagines some of the influential singers, players and tradition bearers of the Scottish folk revival, assembled round the poet, folk song collector and pivotal figure of that revival, Hamish Henderson, deploying his trusty tape recorder.

In an article on the painting in The Scotsman Magazine, freelance writer Jim Gilchrist wrote: "...there’s a case for a companion Scotland's Voices compilation recording - a challenge perhaps, for a label such as Greentrax".

The challenge was accepted by Greentrax and Jim Gilchrist agreed to help select the tracks and write the sleeve notes for such a compilation, while Sandy Moffat generously agreed to allow an image of the painting to be used as the front cover of the CD booklet.

The co-operation and enthusiasm of several record labels resulted in the inclusion of all the singers, musicians and poet Hugh MacDiarmid, surrounding Hamish Henderson in the painting, plus tracks by two singers not in the painting but who were contemporaries of those portrayed.

Part of the Landmarks exhibition with Scotland's Voices opens in the Montrose Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 10th March 2018 and runs until 21st July 2018.

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