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Scotland's Living Tradition in Song and Music

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Bertrand H Bronson's
essential ballad collection:
The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads
BARGAIN: Free eBook/CDR when you buy the 4 volume set!
(2,200 pages of tunes and ballad texts with notation for 4,120 tunes)



And NOW the condensed edition:
The Singing Tradition of Child's Popular Ballads

Francis James Child's
classic ballad collection:
The English & Scottish Popular Ballads

Excellent new edition

Set in 5 volumes

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The West Wind
Traditional music from Miltown Malbay, Co Clare.

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SONGS FROM THE ARCHIVES
Daisy Chapman: Ythanside

Live recordings of songs and ballads from a great but rarely heard Aberdeen singer.

Book (32 pages) & Single CD
MTCD 308
£12.50


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The Brazil Family:
Down by the Old Riverside


The song traditions of a romany gypsy family.

Book (48 pages) & Tripple CD
MTCD 345-7
£20.00


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Lizzie Higgins: In Memory of

Gems of traditional singing ... a big part of the nation's heritage.

Book (36 pages) & Double CD
MTCD 337-8
£16.00


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Wiggy Smith and other Smith Family: Band of Gold

The song traditions of a gypsy traveller family.

Book (28 pages) & Single CD
MTCD 307
£12.50

SPECIAL OFFERS

Here are some Special Offers - Discount price CDs and Cassettes. Find more on the Cassette Page

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The Leda Trio:
Airs for the Seasons

Scottish music of the 1700s - rare, interesting and beautiful music.

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£4.99

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SPRANGEEN
Sprangeen

Seven women, an imaginative instrumental line-up, fine tunes. Patsy Seddon and Mary McMaster on clarsach.

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Jim Reid & John Huband:
Freewheeling Now

A powerful collection of songs from one of Scotland's finest singers including the title track 'Freewheeling Now'.

SPECIAL
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£1.99

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Jimmy McBeath
Wild Rover No More

Master of the bothy ballad, Jimmy's singing became a major influence on the folk revival of the 1960s. A legendary singer from the days of the feeing markets.

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£1.99

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£11.99

NEW: May 2015
Tom Hughes & Friends:
Traditional Fiddle Music of the Scottish Borders


This 35 track CD is a treasure trove of great tunes from the family repertoire of Tom Hughes of Jedburgh recorded along with other Border fiddle players including Wattie Robson and Bob Hobkirk.

Tune Book/ CD: The Tom Hughes tune collection is also issued as a 98 page book of fully transcribed tunes for the fiddle player with detailed analysis of Tom's style and playing techniques.

For details go to Tom Hughes Book

Some recent issues:
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£11.99

May 2012
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads:
The Little Ball of Yarn


Recorded live at the Fife Traditional Singing Festival. Singers include Len Graham, Emily Portman, Brian Dawson, John Valentine, Elizabeth Stewart (photo), Jimmy Hutchison, Shepheard, Spiers & Watson.

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Full song texts online!
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£11.99

Shepheard, Spiers & Watson:
Over the High Hills

The second CD collection from Pete, Tom and Arthur. After their first album issued they were nominated in the Scots Trad Music Awards as Scottish Folk Band of the Year.

Recognised as three individuals with a long experience of traditional song, they bring together a wealth of repertoire accompanied on melodeon, fiddle and whistle and gleaned directly from the many traditional singers they have known.

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£11.99


Still available as Virgin Vinyl LP.
Sprangeen:
Sprangeen

SPRANGEEN brought a new dimension to the spectrum of Scottish music when they issued this their first and only album as an LP in 1984. The band (of seven women) derived their style and repertoire from a wide range of traditional roots. All have gone on to contribute to the richness of the current Scottish music revival, Patsy Seddon and Mary MacMaster play together as a duet in Sileas and were both founder members of The Poozies.

Remastered to CD from the original studio recordings.

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£11.99

Savourna Stevenson:
Tickled Pink

Savourna Stevenson has long been regarded as one of the leading exponents of the Scottish small harp or clarsach. Since recording this her first album as an LP in 1985 Savourna has recorded more than half a dozen albums. With Aly Bain (fiddle) and Frank Usher (guitar). The CD includes a Bonus track - Savourna and Aly's new, extended, 6 minute version of The Trip We Took Over the Mountains.

Remastered to CD from the original digital recordings.


OLD SONGS & BOTHY BALLADS
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£11.99

FifeSing6:
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads 6
There's Bound to Be a Row


An excellent collection of Old Songs and Bothy Ballads recorded at the Fife Traditional Singing Festival. Singers include Jim Taylor, Bob Lewis, Henry Douglas, Jo Miller, Jimmy Hutchison, Chris Miles and Jock Duncan.

PLAY mp3 online:
Jim Taylor: Sleeptoon in the Morning

Full song texts online!
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£11.99

May 2011
FifeSing7:
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads 7
Hurrah Boys Hurrah!


Recorded at the Fife Traditional Singing Festival - the CD opens with Jeff Warner (photo) from New Hampshire - a singer with an extensive repertoire of old songs from the New England states. Songs from Phyllis Martin, Geordie Murison, Sheila Stewart, Terry Conway, Joe Aitken, Jimmy Hutchison, Pete Shepheard and Danny Couper.

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A WEST HIGHLAND GEM!
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£11.99

Iain McLachlan:
An Island Heritage

Iain McLachlan's music comes as fresh as the sea breezes wafting over the Uist machair - Highland and Gaelic as his island heritage. Includes his famous composition The Dark Island and many traditional tunes played with other island musicians on fiddle, button accordion, melodeon and goose. A highly praised gem.

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MUSIC FROM EDINBURGH OF THE 1700s
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£11.99

The Leda Trio:
Airs for the Seasons
Scottish music of the 1700s


Rare, interesting and beautiful music from 18th century Scotland - music that would have been an important part of social life in Edinburgh at that time. Performed by Peter Campbell-Kelly: violin; Katherine Thomson: harpsichord; Kevin McCrae: cello.

Music by James Oswald (1710-1769) and David Foulis (1710-1773).

PLAY SoundCloud online:
Foulis Sonata III Allegro in E major

JIM REID: SCOTS SINGER OF THE YEAR 2005
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£11.99

Jim Reid:
I Saw the Wild Geese Flee

Trad Awards 2005
Jim Reid's
'Wild Geese' album, first issued in 1984, immediately established him as one of Scotland's finest singers. In 2005 he was voted Scots Singer of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards.



JOCK DUNCAN: HALL OF FAME 2006
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£11.99

Jock Duncan:
Ye Shine Whar Ye Stan!

Hall of Fame
Jock Duncan is one of Scotland's great traditional singers. In December 2006 he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame during the Scots Trad Music Awards in Fort William.

MORE CDs AVAILABLE FROM SPRINGTHYME:
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Shepheard, Spiers & Watson

They Smiled as we Cam In

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Billy Ross & John Martin

Braes of Lochiel

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Gordon Easton:

The Last of the Clydesdales

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FifeSing5:

Old Songs & Bothy Ballads 5

Grand to be a Working Man

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John Watt & Davey Stewart

Shores of the Forth

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FifeSing2

Old Songs & Bothy Ballads 2

For Friendship and for Harmony

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Aly Bain & Young Champions

Aly Bain & Young Champions

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Bill Black Scottish Dance Band

The Dawning

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The Foundry Bar Band

Rolling Home

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The Michael Philip Ceilidh Band

At the Riverside

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FifeSing3:
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads 3


'Some Rants o Fun'

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The Foundry Bar Band

Foundry Bar Band

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Jim Reid & John Huband

Freewheeling Now

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MORE CD's in the OLD SONGS SERIES
Old Songs, Traditional Songs
& Bothy Ballads

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SPRINGTHYME Cassette Series
Click Cassettes for a link to the complete music cassette series.
Here are a few:

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Joe Aitken
If you've never been tae Kirrie

Traditional songs and North-east bothy ballads from this ever popular singer.

lp: £1.99
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Duncan Williamson
Mary and the Seal

Traditional ballads and tales from Scotland's 'travelling people'. An essential part of Scotland's heritage.

mc: £4.99
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Scots Songs & Music
Live from Kinross Festival

Songs, bothy ballads & fiddle music.

mc: £1.99

SPRINGTHYME Classic Vinyl

We still have some Vinyl LPs - here are a few below. We do not repress these any more but we have some excellent mint vinyl stock left for the enthusiasts out there! Click here for More Vinyl LPs

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mint vinyl lp
also on CD
The Foundry Bar Band

The first album from this famous band from Arbroath - including Jim Reid's song Auchmithie.

SPECIAL
lp: £7.99
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mint vinyl lp
Jim Reid's classic album
I Saw The Wild Geese Flee

Includes the song: The Norland Wind/ The Wild Geese.

lp: £11.99
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Scots Songs & Music 1
Live from Kinross Festival

A historic album of songs and music recorded at the 1973 Kinross Festival.

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