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GUEST,Pete Heywood 21 Mar 16 - 11:20 AM
LadyJean 21 Mar 16 - 10:23 PM
GUEST,# 21 Mar 16 - 11:45 PM
GUEST,R 22 Mar 16 - 05:59 AM
GUEST,Pete Heywood 23 Mar 16 - 07:30 PM
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GUEST,# 24 Mar 16 - 01:40 AM
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Subject: Jean Redpath: Help to identify this song
From: GUEST,Pete Heywood
Date: 21 Mar 16 - 11:20 AM

I'm listening to a lovely live recording I have of Jean Redpath from 2002 and this song popped out. Does anyone know the song and the writer? Here are some of the words.

Auld Ayr, the wind has heard your music
Its heard the sangs, your seabirds sing
Its heard the chants of Roman Legions
And themes of hope your kirk bells ring

Auld Ayr, the wind has aye been singing
defiant songs that Wallace sang
Your Covenanters sounds of glory
That o'er the strife to Heaven rang

I'm beginning to think that Jean wrote it. Although not known as a song writer, I know for a fact that she did write one shortly before she died. She normally credits her sources, but she sang this song without any comment in a concert in the town of Ayr.


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Subject: RE: Jean Redpath: Help to identify this song
From: LadyJean
Date: 21 Mar 16 - 10:23 PM

i don't know the song. But I'm posting to move you to the top, because I want to know too.


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Subject: RE: Jean Redpath: Help to identify this song
From: GUEST,#
Date: 21 Mar 16 - 11:45 PM

What is the title of the song on the CD?


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Subject: RE: Jean Redpath: Help to identify this song
From: GUEST,R
Date: 22 Mar 16 - 05:59 AM

Not normally known as a songwriter, but you might be interested to hear, on the Tobar an Dualchais website, a recording of one of Jean Redpath's own compositions entitled 'The Strange Wild Cry of Homeless Things.'


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Subject: RE: Jean Redpath: Help to identify this song
From: GUEST,Pete Heywood
Date: 23 Mar 16 - 07:30 PM

The song title isn't on the CD. It is a recording of a live concert at a Festival / Summer School which I organised so no notes and, sadly, no Jean Redpath to ask.


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Subject: RE: Jean Redpath: Help to identify this song
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 23 Mar 16 - 08:48 PM

Hi Pete,
I'll ask Tim Neat if he has any knowledge of this song--- was at his recent book (The Day of the Mountain) launch in Edinburgh.

He knew Jean well, made the Tree of Liberty documentary / film about her, Serge and Esther Hovey, The Songs of Robert Burns project.

- Please let me know if you discover more!

A


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Subject: RE: Jean Redpath: Help to identify this song
From: GUEST,#
Date: 24 Mar 16 - 01:40 AM

Ditto. I cannot find a thing about this song anywhere, 'cept here.


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