Old Songs & Bothy Ballads 1
Here's a Health to the Company
The Fife Traditional Singing Festival brings traditional singers together in an informal setting to give song enthusiasts a chance to meet and hear some of the finest exponents of the art. The event was started in 2003 and this album includes 20 songs from 16 singers recorded live at the May 2003 and May 2004 events. The album opens with a superb rendition of the famous north east song The Bonnie Lass o Fyvie sung by Gordon Easton.
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The album opens with a superb rendition of the famous north east song The Bonnie Lass o Fyvie sung by Gordon Easton and joined by a room full of singers raising the roof in chorus. Some of the ancient ballads are sung: Sir Patrick Spens by Duncan Williamson and The Bonnie Hoose o Airlie by Stanley Robertson. Other guests and singers on the album include Sheila Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart, from Ireland, Roisin White, local bothy ballad singer Ron Bissett, Alison McMorland and Kirsty Potts, Geordie Murison and Jim Taylor, Shepheard, Spiers & Watson, Maggie Macrae, Norman Stewart and Tom McKean.
Credits: Thanks to all the singers who have given free use of their recordings towards the funds of the East of Scotland Traditional Song Group organisers of the Fife Traditional Singing Weekend.
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