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Scots Folk Music
Geoff Grainger
Last updated: 18.04.22
flag15sc.gif It is not all Burn's Night, or is it? flag15sc.gif.gif
A rhetorical question perhaps but whenever going into Scottish folk music, our Rabbie will be found fairly soon. I hope I do not offend too many of my fellow Brits north of Hadrian's Wall when comparing Scottish and English folk music. First of let us consider the Scottish racial make-up. I maintain that your average Scot is just as much a mongrel as your average Englishman (in fairness, please refer to my comments on my own "race", the English). To put the record straight, the Scots came from Northern Ireland, the Ulster of today, across the North Channel raiding South West Scotland in the 3rd century AD. Here they came into contact with the so-called Picts (a Roman term meaning simply "painted people") whose tribes, probably Pre-Celtic or assimilated Celtic, included the Epidii, Novantae, Selgovae, Maeatae, Votadini, Dumnonii, Venicones, Taexali, Caledonii and Vacomagi. It was the Epidii and Novantae who bore the brunt of the raids as the Scots settled into the modern Argyll building up their kingdom of Dalriada. In the 9th century Dalriada itself in the time of Kenneth Mac Alpin was united with the kingdom of the Picts. A century later the Scotland of today emerged and the rest is, yes folks, history. But in considering this history, dear surfer, let us reflect on further aspects of the "Scottish" racial make-up. The Romans occupied the Scottish Lowlands up to the Antonone Wall and their centurions and others, as soldiers are want, no doubt passed on some genes to the Celtic and Pre-Celtic tribes that they came in contact with. And then, and then - the Vikings! Enter the Viking as they did to so many other countries. From the 9th century on, the Vikings increasingly raided Scotland eventually achieving complete political control of the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.
To be continued . . . . please watch this space!
  Title Composer Performer Instruments/Issue
         
  DBE MP3 Sample      
audiodbemp315.gif Between Me and You Geoff Grainger Voice, Concertina
audiodbemp315.gif Calton Weaver (Nancy Whisky), The Geoff Grainger Voice, Concertina
audiodbemp315.gif O Willie Brewed a Peck o' Maut A. Masterton Dr Rosteck & Mr Grainger Voice, Piano, Flute
audiodbemp315.gif Oran na Birlinn Dr Rosteck & Mr Grainger Voice, Piano, Chorus
  MP3 File(s)      
audioextmp315.gif Annie Laurie A.A.J. Scott The Greater New York Quartette Columbia Phonograph Company: 9014
audioextmp315.gif Annie Laurie A.A.J. Scott Christine Miller Edison Blue Amberol: 28166
audioextmp315.gif Annie Laurie A.A.J. Scott Marie Narelle Edison Amberol: 862
audioextmp315.gif Auld Lang Syne Traditional Herr Dr. Professor Schnozophone
George Donahue
Homemade: none
audioextmp315.gif Auld Lang Syne Traditional Edison Male Quartette Edison's National Phonograph Company:2202
audioextmp315.gif Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond Traditional Marie Narelle Edison's National Phonograph Company: 9325
audioextmp315.gif Bonnie Dundee W. Scott Marie Narelle Edison Blue Amberol: 2288
audioextmp315.gif Bonnie Sweet Bessie J.L. Gilbert Marie Narelle Edison Amberol: 585
audioextmp315.gif Coming Through the Rye Traditional Marie Narelle Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9254
audioextmp315.gif Jessie, the Flower O' Dunblane R.A. Smith Marie Narelle Edison Blue Amberol: 2289
audioextmp315.gif My Ain Countrie Traditional Christine Miller Edison Blue Amberol: 28208
audioextmp315.gif  Queen Amang the Heather Traditional H. Lauder Edison Blue Amberol: 5506
audioextmp315.gif Queen Amang the Heather Traditional Sandy MacGregor Indestructible Record: 3156
audioextmp315.gif Queen Amang the Heather Traditional H. Lauder Edison Amberol: 12260
audioextmp315.gif Scots, Wha Hae Wi' Wallace Bled! Traditional Christine Miller Edison Blue Amberol: 28247
audioextmp315.gif Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon J. Miller Marie Narelle Edison Blue Amberol: 1974
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Annie Laurie A.A.J. Scott Frank Petersohn
audiomidi15.gif Auld lang syne   Unknown
audiomidi15.gif Bluebell of Scotland, The   Unknown
audiomidi15.gif Comin' through the rye   Frank Petersohn
audiomidi15.gif John Anderson, my Jo   Unknown
audiomidi15.gif Loch Lomond   Frank Petersohn
audiomidi15.gif MacPherson's Lament   Frank Petersohn
audiomidi15.gif My love is like a red, red rose   Frank Petersohn
audiomidi15.gif Oh, Charlie is my darling   Unknown
audiomidi15.gif Skye Boat Song, The   Frank Petersohn
audiomidi15.gif Will ye no' come back again?   Frank Petersohn
audiomidi15.gif  Ye banks and braes   Frank Petersohn
     Title Audio Files Remarks
       
flag15sc.gif Annie Laurie  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Auld lang syne  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Between Me and You  audiodbemp315.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Bluebell of Scotland, The  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Bonnie Lass of Fyvie, The   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Calton Weaver (Nancy Whisky), The  audiodbemp315.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Come by the Hills   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Comin' through the rye  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Dundee Weaver   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Earl of Murray, The   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif John Anderson, my Jo  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Loch Lomond  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif MacPherson's Lament  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif My love is like a red, red rose  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif O wert thou in the cauld blast   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif  O Willie Brewed a Peck o' Maut  audiodbemp315.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Oh, Charlie is my darling  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Oran na Birlinn  audiodbemp315.gif
flag15sc.gif Punters   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Robin's Last Will, The   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Shipyard Apprentice   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Skye Boat Song, The  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Waverley Polka, The   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Will ye no' come back again?  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Will You Come and Follow Me   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Witch of the Westmoreland   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif World must be coming to an end, The   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Ye banks and braes  audiomidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
     Title Performer Composer
       
youtube15.jpg Auld Lang Syne (3:02) B. Graham
youtube15.jpg The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie (4:17) The Corries
youtube15.jpg Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice (4:29) H. Imlach
youtube15.jpg Dundee Weaver (1:26) The Dubliners
youtube15.jpg Punters (4:00) Robin Laing
youtube15.jpg Punters (3:10) Dave Brocksopp
youtube15.jpg The Waverley Polka (2:37) The Clydesiders
youtube15.jpg Will You Come and Follow Me (1:48) Cor Jove Contrapunt J.L. Bell