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The Borders

The Borders (Folkways FW 8776)

The Borders
Songs and Dances of the English-Scottish Border
Various Artists

Folkways Records FW 8776 (LP, USA, 1960);
Smithsonian Folkways FW08776 (CD/download, USA, 2004)

Recorded by Samuel B. Charters;
Willie Scott and Sandy Scott recorded at King's Seat of Auth, Kolty, Fifeshire, on August 16, 1960;
Jimmy Scott, Tom Scott, and Rob Hobkirk recorded at Hawick, Roxburghshire, on August 20, 1960;
Tom Breckons recorded at Bellingham, Northumberland, on August 21, 1960;
Technical assistance by A.R. Danberg;
Cover design by Ronald Clyne

Liner notes (PDF) at Smithsonian Global Sound

Musicians

see track list

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Jimmy Scott: Nicky Tams (Roud 1875) (2.31)
  2. Rob Hobkirk, fiddle: The Laird of Drumblair strathspey (1.15)
  3. Willie Scott, Sandy Scott: The Shepherd's Life (Roud 5124) (3.56)
  4. Rob Hobkirk, fiddle: First of May jig (1.16)
  5. Tom Scott: Jimmy Raeburn (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535; Henry H151) (2.43)
  6. Tom Scott, voice: The Borders (The Scottish Side) (0.51)
  7. Tom Scott: Bonnie Jeannie Shaw (Roud 3945) (1.34)
  8. Tom Breckons, voice: The Borders (The English Side) (1.11)
  9. Tom Breckons, Northumbrian small pipes: Northumbrian Air & Variations (1.49)
  10.   --   : Border Reels (1.12)
  11.   --   : The Pipes (1.23)
  12.   --   : Shepherd Laddie (0.43)
  13.   --   : Blackthorn Stick (1.12)
  1. Willie Scott, Sandy Scott: The Kielder Hunt (Roud 5126) (4.49)
  2. Rob Hobkirk, fiddle, vocals: The Flowers of Edinburgh reel (1.15)
  3.   --   : De'il Amang the Tailors reel (1.47)
  4.   --   : Mist Covered Hills of Home / Bonnie Galloway waltzes (2.33)
  5.   --   : Harvest Home hornpipe (1.43)
  6. Jimmy Scott: The Tinker's Weddin' (Roud 5408; G/D 3:609) (3.43)
  7. Sandy Scott, recitation: McAllister Dances Before the King (Roud 5692) (2.12)
  8. Tom Scott, Jimmy Scott, voice: The Common Riding (1.53)
  9. Nan Scott: I Like Old Hawick the Best (Roud 8243) (1.45)