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Thread #91101   Message #1731892
Posted By: Jim McLean
02-May-06 - 04:52 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Donald Macgillavry
Subject: RE: Origins: Donald Macgillavry
Big Tim, Page 100/101 of The Jacobite Relics of Scotland being THE SONGS, AIRS, AND LEGENDS,OF THE Adherents to the House of Stuart. Collected and Illustrated by James Hogg (sic).
Published in Edinburgh 1819.
I have lots of old books, including Johnson's Musical Museum, whence I found some interesting tunes and lyrics. I produced a Burns album, a Scottish Battle Ballad album, a Bonnie prince Charlie album and various others for Alastair and I researched all the songs thoroughly. In the fifties I was often in the company of Morris Blythman, Hamish Henderson, Norrie Buchan and Hugh McDiarmid whose combined knowledge of (not only) Scotland and her music was unsurpassable. I consider myself very fortunate to have known them and hope I learned something.