Old Songs & Bothy Ballads 6

There's Bound to Be a Row




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Many of the finest traditional singers in the country gather in May each year for the Fife Traditional Singing Festival - a weekend of concerts and workshops held near Collessie in the rural heart the ancient kingdom of Fife. Songs include a lovely version of Rigs of Rye, a powerful rendition of the ballad of the Battle of Harlaw and the harvest song The Lothian Hairst.


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Singers on this CD recorded in May 2009 are Bob Lewis from Sussex - renowned for his fine style and extensive repertoire of songs from the southern England, singer and fiddle player Jo Miller from Stirling, local singers Chris Miles from Kirkcaldy and Jimmy Hutchison originally from Skye and now living in Newburgh, the great northeast ballad singer Jock Duncan from Pitlochry, Henry Douglas from Hawick - renowned for his repertoire of border common riding songs and Jim Taylor from Aberdeenshire.

Track List:
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1: Sleepytoon in the Morning : Jim Taylor 2.50
2: Robin Hood and the Tanner : Bob Lewis 3.53
3: My Auld Sheen : Chris Miles 4.35
4: Erin go Bragh : Jimmy Hutchison 3.01
5: Lady Jean : Jo Miller 6.10
6: There's Bound to Be a Row : Henry Douglas 3.06
7: Rigs o Rye : Jim Taylor 3.23
8: The Oxen Ploughing : Bob Lewis 4.21
9: The False Lover Won Back : Jimmy Hutchison 4.37
10: The Battle o Harlaw : Jock Duncan 4.51
11: Whistle O'er the Lave O't : Jo Miller 2.10
12: Spread the Green Branches : Bob Lewis 3.36
13: The Lothian Hairst : Jimmy Hutchison 3.30
14: Sir Patrick Spens : Jock Duncan 5.07
15: Mill o Tiftie's Annie : Chris Miles 4.34
16: Bandy's Roup : Jim Taylor 4.23
17: The Drowned Lovers : Bob Lewis 3.51
18: The Parting Glass : Jo Miller 3.15

Cover Picture: Arthur Watson gives credit to Jimmy McBeath - source singer for many great old songs including the title song on this CD and on Jimmy’s 1978 Topic album. The full size model of Jimmy was made by Penicuik artist Jan Miller.

Credits: Thanks to all the singers who have given free use of their recordings to the East of Scotland Traditional Song Group. Recorded by Tom Spiers. Design & transcriptions by Peter Shepheard. All songs traditional arranged by the singer except where noted.


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