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Scottish sampler with a surprise!

Dave the Gnome 22 Sep 09 - 11:01 PM
Big Tim 23 Sep 09 - 12:05 PM
longboat (inactive) 23 Sep 09 - 12:13 PM
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Subject: Scottish sampler with a surprise!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 11:01 PM

I got a lovely CD from a shop in Sheffield a couple of weeks back - All sorts of Scottish goodies and marketed as a sampler - Here it is on Amazon.

Now, look down the list to number 11 and what do you see? Our (Salford's) own Mr M with an exceptionaly good version of Dirty Old Town. I have been used to seeing this appear on compilations of Irish music, but I must say it is the first time I have seen it labeled as Scottish folk!

BTW - I always reckoned that when Mr Miller, as was, moved to Scotland he was in the local pub one night and overheard the miners chatting. One of them said 'I was doon the mine, 'ewin ma coal'...


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Subject: RE: Scottish sampler with a surprise!
From: Big Tim
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 12:05 PM

Thanks for the tip, I've ordered a copy.

There's also a very good 3 CD boxed set compliation called 'Borderlands: the best of Scottish folk'. An excellent 64 song selection with numerous classics.

There's also an Irish similar set from the same stable called 'The Rocky Road to Dublin: the best of Irish folk'. Sadly this one's not so good (and I'm Irish). It includes a pile of stuff which could hardly be called 'folk' such as 'Come Back Paddy Reilly', 'Westmeath Bachelor'. However it's worth it for two tracks alone: a rousing version of 'The Sash My Father Wore' and the beautiful Irish language song 'Siobhan Ni Dhuibhir' (Joan Dwyer, I think) performed by The Barley Cove Folk. You don't need to understand a word of the language, it's a thing of great beauty, imho!

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Subject: RE: Scottish sampler with a surprise!
From: longboat (inactive)
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 12:13 PM

Rough Guides have several recordings out there, this is one of the best. Tim I'm going to have to hunt down a copy of that Scottish box set, thanks for the heads up.

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