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Thread #157805   Message #3726812
Posted By: GUEST,Sadie Damascus
28-Jul-15 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: Border & Hero ballads, Child #171-188
Subject: Border ballads, Child #171-188
I have had since November a weekly radio show about ballads, presenting five in order each week, and it has gone well until the end of Child's volume three, where almost none of the border and hero ballads (#171 to #188) seems to have been recorded by anybody.   I need to find online or free or very cheap versions of the fifteen that I don't know (I know the Bonny Earl o Murray and Willie Macintosh and Mary Hamilton only).
I have spent two days trolling the internet, youtube, itunes, wikipedia, and my own collection, to no avail. Nobody sings all these songs with "o" in the middle (Dick o the Cow, Jock o the Side, the Laird o Logie)--can someone advise me? Even CD's donated to the radio station would be a tax writeoff for some lucky collector.
The show is from six to eight pm pst, on Traditional Ballads with Sadie. I feel like giving up. Any help will be appreciated.