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Thread #53836   Message #830809
Posted By: sharyn
20-Nov-02 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: Alan Lomax? recording - Who's singing?
Subject: RE: Alan Lomax? recording - Who's singing?
Steven, I have a Tradition Records album called Heather and Glen, a collection of folk songs and folk music from Aberdeenshire and the Hebrides collected by Alan Lomax, Calum McLean and Hamish Henderson (TLP 1047) Side 1 is material in Scots dialect, Side 2 is in Scot's Gaelic. It sounds like your album contains the Side 1 material. I'll list the contents for you:

I'm a Young Bonnie Lassie (Blanche Wood, Portnoekie, Banffshire)
Never Wed an Old Man (Jeannie Robertson, Aberdeen)
He Widna Wint His Gruel (Jimmy MacBeath, Elgin, Morayshire)
My Rovin' Eye (Jeannie Robertson)
Jock MacGraw (John Strachan, Fyvie, Aberdeenshire)
Johnny O'Braides-lee (John Strachen)
My Son David (Jeannie Robertson)
MacPherson's Lament (Davy Stewart, Dundee, Angus)

The spelling inconsistencies are Lomax's, not mine.

I hope this helps.