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Heather and Glen

Heather and Glen (Tradition TLP 1047)

Heather and Glen
A Collection of Folk Songs and Folk Music from Aberdeenshire and the Hebrides
Various Artists

Tradition Records TLP 1047 (LP, USA, 1961)
Ember Records FA 2055 (LP, UK, 1968)
Acrobat Music ACRCD309 (CD, UK, 2008)

Heather and Glen (Acrobat ACRCD309)

Recorded and edited by Alan Lomax;
Cover design by Goran Bjorndal;
Mastering by David Hancock

The sleeve notes state that “Most of the songs were recorded in the summer of 1951 with the help of Calum McLean and Hamish Henderson”. Neither Jeannie Robertson nor Davie Stewart were ‘found’ by then by the folklorists. Alan Lomax recorded Jeannie Robertson in 1953 and Davie Stewart in 1957, so their tracks might come from these recordings.

Musicians

Blanche Wood, vocals [1];
Jeannie Robertson, vocals [2, 4, 7];
Jimmy McBeath, vocals [3];
John Strachan, vocals [5, 8];
John Burgess, bagpipes [6, 11];
Davie Stewart, vocals, accordion [9];
Flora MacNeil, vocals [10, 16, 18];
Kate Nicholson, vocals [12-13];
Alan MacDonald, vocals [14];
Allistair MacLean and Friends, vocals [15];
Calum Johnson, vocals [17];
Mary Morrison, vocals [18]

Tracks

Side 1: Songs from the Northeast of Scotland Side 2: Songs of the Hebrides
  1. [BW] I'm a Young Bonnie Lassie (Roud 387; Henry H79) (1.14)
  2. [JR] Never Wed an Old Man (Roud 210) (1.41)
  3. [JMcB] He Widna Wint His Gruel (Roud 935) (2.27)
  4. [JR] My Rovin' Eye (Roud 866) (1.37)
  5. [JS] Jock MacGraw (Roud 1877; G/D 1:70) (2.32)
  6. [JB] Bagpipe Tunes: Hail Ro Ruadh Waternish / Daldownie's Reel / Cork Hill / The Spider in the Gaff / Slow Gaelic Air (4.10)
  7. [JR] My Son David (Roud 200; Child 13) (2.36)
  8. [JS] Johnny o' Braideslee (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (1.37)
  9. [DS] MacPherson's Lament (Roud 2160; G/D 3:697) (6.35)
  1. [FMacN] Lament for William Chisholm (2.30)
  2. [JB] Blue Bonnets over the Border (Roud 14076) (1.28)
  3. [KN et al] Three Waulking Songs and a Song for Finishing the Cloth (4.21)
  4. [KN] Gentle Lady (1.38)
  5. [AMacD] The Soldier's Song (2.11)
  6. [AMcL] Mouth Music (1.26)
  7. [FMacN] The Sister's Lament (1.25)
  8. [CJ] The Song of the Trush (1.25)
  9. [FMacN et al] Dandling, Spinning and Waulking Songs (6.59)
  10. [MM] Pipe Imitations (2.22)

All tracks trad.

Links

See also Nick Guida's entry for Heather and Glen in the Tradition Records discography, and the Mudcat Café thread Alan Lomax? recording - Who's singing?