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Davie Robertson - now has a Website

akenaton 27 Oct 10 - 06:25 PM
Matthew Edwards 27 Oct 10 - 06:53 PM
Leadfingers 27 Oct 10 - 07:00 PM
akenaton 27 Oct 10 - 07:26 PM
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Subject: Davie Robertson
From: akenaton
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 06:25 PM

Davie Robertson, composer of "Star o'The Bar" and a multitude of other fine Scots songs has a website at last.Davie's website
Davie is a song writing genius, a man of wit, humour and a wonderful understanding of the Scottish psyche.
Possessing the observation and emotion of Burns combined with the wit and humour of McGinn, Davie has not yet received the recognition which he deserves.

His most popular song, the brilliant love song of a hard man,"Star o' the Bar", has been covered by many, but Davie prefers the version by Irish traditional singer Rosie Stewart.

He says that he never though it would be an Irish woman who would best interpret a Scots sang.

Davie has printed out many of his songs on his site and allows their performance by anyone who cares about Scottish music.


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Subject: RE: Davie Robertson - now has a Website
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 06:53 PM

I've really enjoyed hearing Rosie Stewart sing 'Star o the Bar', and it made me want to discover a bit more about the man who wrote the song. So I was delighted to (belatedly) discover Davie's 2003 Greentrax CD on sale at the excellent Coda music shop on the Mound in Edinburgh the other day; it may not have gone platinum, but this CD is solid gold.

I think I once found a lovely song of his somewhere about the Union Canal, but I can't find it again now. I'd like to hear it if indeed it is one of Davie's songs.

Thanks to Akenaton for drawing attention to a fine song writer and singer.

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Davie Robertson - now has a Website
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 07:00 PM

Another FINE writer who I steer clear of - I CANT do a Halfway Decent Scots accent and Davie's songs dont seem to work (For ME) in English !i


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Subject: RE: Davie Robertson - now has a Website
From: akenaton
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 07:26 PM

As long as you appreciate Davies writing leadfingers, you'll dae fur me :0)

Thanks for your kind words about Davie Matthew, I had a letter from him today and will be writing back, I'll convey your interest to him.
I believe his work deserves to be given a wider audience, but the Scottish music establishment has abdicated its responsibilities to Scots writing and song, preferring to hand out awards to tatty variety and pop acts masquerading as traditional musicians.


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