Whaur The Pig Gaed On The Spree LP
Label: Drag City

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Includes 6-page booklet with notes by Alasdair Roberts and photos from the Lomax archives* Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Alan Lomax's important first recordings of Scottish folk and traditional song, Drag City have tasked "bastard heir" Alasdair Roberts with collating the best of the archive circa 1951-'57. From "rumbustuous to ruthless, and from acapella to accordion" this is a gorgeous, revelatory collection of seventeen songs rare to these ears and most others, yet instantly endearing and enjoyable by anyone with a sense of craic. Lomax undertook the project in 1951, shortly after taping his first collection in Ireland, but as he would come to realise after his Scottish expedition and meetings with poet, Scots Nationalist and Communist Hamish Henderson, he write that the "conversation was extremely important… Hamish feels that Scotland is the most interesting and important place on earth, with a real live people's culture, now on the march, and I must say, he made me share his feeling." From the Gaelic work songs of the highlands and the islands, to urban children's games, pipe tunes and bothy ballads, there is some incredible music within this record which we implore you to explore.
This item is tagged as:
  • Acoustic
  • Folk
  • Guitar Picking

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