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Thread #166038 Message #3989092
Posted By: GUEST,Dom
24-Apr-19 - 08:47 PM
Thread Name: Jean Redpath Biography
Subject: Jean Redpath Biography
By chance as is usually the case I stumbled upon Jean Redpath's Book.
Giving Voice to Traditional Songs Jean Redpath's Autobiography, 1937–2014. As told to Mark Brownrigg
Acclaimed Scottish singer Jean Redpath (1937–2014) is best remembered for her impressive repertoire of ancient ballads, Robert Burns songs, and contemporary folk music, recorded and performed over a career spanning some fifty years, from the 1960s until her death in 2014. In Giving Voice to Traditional Songs, Mark Brownrigg helps capture Redpath’s idiosyncratic and often humorous voice through his interviews with her during the last eighteen months of her life. Here Redpath reflects on her humble beginnings, her Scottish heritage, her life’s journey, and her mission of preserving, performing, and teaching traditional song.