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GUEST,Murray Macleod Scottish Emigrant Songs (101* d) RE: Scottish Emigrant Songs 11 Oct 00

Joe, you really have to alter the software so that a "enter" doesn;t send a non existent message. I know you wil remove it ....

Personally, I cringe whem I listen to most emigrant songs sung at Highland Games and such events, here in the USA. The barbaric reality of the enforced emigration at the time of the Clearances is seldom reflected in the Victorian winsomeness of most of these songs. I grew up in a community on the west coast of Sutherland which only came into existence as a "last frontier" a wind-blown refuge from the atrocities of Patrick Sellars and his accomplices.

I still like "Caledonia" but the only emigrant song that tells it like it was is the one composed and recorded by Alasdair Hulett, "Destitution Road"


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