Old Songs & Bothy Ballads 4
Nick-knack on the Waa
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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 the humourous ballad The Wee Toun Clerk, the ancient Twa Brothers and the light hearted It's Aa Yin Tae Me.
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Singers on this CD recorded in May 2007 are Gordeanna McCulloch from Glasgow who was first inspired to sing the ballads after hearing Jeannie Robertson in the 1960s; Gordon Easton, singer, fiddle player and raconteur from Tyrie in Aberdeenshire; Elizabeth Stewart from Mintlaw, many of whose songs came to her from her family the Fetterangus Stewarts; the world renowned singer and storyteller Duncan Williamson of Ladybank (who sadly passed away in November 2007) and Ron Bissett of Falkland, well-known in Fife for his repertoire of bothy ballads.