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Scotland’s Voices

Various Artists: Scotland’s Voices (Greentrax CDTRAX400)

Scotland’s Voices
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX400 (CD, UK, April 2018)

In August 2017 the painting Scotland’s Voices by Alexander ‘Sandy’ Moffat MBE was unveiled in the Saltire Society Rooms, Edinburgh. The painting imagines some of the influential singers, players and tradition bearers of the Scottish folk revival, assembled round the poet, folk song collector and pivotal figure of that revival, Hamish Henderson, deploying his trusty tape recorder.

Research and track selection by Jim Gilchrist and Ian Green;
Mastered by Peter Haigh of Pier House Studios, Edinburgh;
Sleeve notes by Jim Gilchrist;
Album design by John Slavin at DesignFolk


  1. Jeannie Robertson: MacCrimmon’s Lament (Roud 5134) (4.20)
  2. Jimmy McBeath: Come All Ye Tramps and Hawkers (Roud 1874; G/D 3:487) (3.43)
  3. Jean Redpath: Auld Lang Syne (Roud 13892) (3.40)
  4. Willie Scott: Jamie Telfer of The Fair Dodheid (Roud 3364; Child 190) (0.50)
  5. Dolina MacLennan: Tha Mi Duilich (I Am Sorrowful) (2.27)
  6. Davie Stewart: McGinty’s Meal and Ale (Roud 2518; G/D 3:630) (4.56)
  7. Aly Bain (with Ale Möller): Hector the Hero (3.34)
  8. Belle Stewart: The Berryfields of Blair (Roud 2154) (2.30)
  9. Allan MacDonald (with Seudan): Thogail nam Bó (MacFarlane’s Gathering) (2.57)
  10. Willie Scott: The Kielder Hunt (Roud 5126) (4.39)
  11. Jimmy McBeath: Drumdelgie (Roud 2180; G/D 3:384) (3.25)
  12. Flora MacNeil: Mhic Iain ’Ic Sheumais (Son of John, Son of James) (2.40)
  13. Belle Stewart: Queen Among the Heather (Roud 375; G/D 5:962) (3.45)
  14. Jeannie Robertson: The Battle of Harlaw (Roud 2861; Child 163; G/D 1:112) (5.52)
  15. Hugh MacDiarmid: The Watergaw (poem) (1.58)
  16. Hamish Henderson: The Freedom Come All Ye (2.06)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Robert Burns;
Track 7 J. Scott Skinner;
Track 8 Belle Stewart;
Track 15 from Hugh MacDiarmid, Complete Poems Volume 1 (1969);
Track 16 words Hamish Henderson, tune The Bloody Fields of Flanders