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Thread #44772   Message #1171626
Posted By: tooligan
26-Apr-04 - 04:49 PM
Thread Name: Barnyards o' Delgaty
Subject: RE: Barnyards o' Delgaty
Just happened to be sitting here in Kirkcaldy listening to Joe Aitken singing the song when I saw the post. Bothy Ballads may not be known to many catters who don't have connections to the North East of Scotland, but if anyone wanted to hear pure traditional song, there can be no better example. The language used is the Doric language , a dialect, still commonly used by Aberdonians today. The Barnyards of Delgaty is a good example, but there is no better way to hear the songs than by the worthies who regularly compete at festivals all over the North East. They are truly authentic and sing from the heart.
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