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ALISON McMORLAND & GEORDIE McINTYRE with Kirsty Potts: BALLAD TREE Scots songs & ballads

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Alison McMorland and Geordie McIntyre\r\nwith Kirsty Potts\r\n \r\nBALLAD TREE\r\nThe Tradition Bearers (2003) \r\nThe Wife of Ushers Well \r\nLamkin \r\nThe Two Brothers \r\nMay Colvin \r\nBraes o' Yarrow \r\nLover's Ghost \r\nThe Wee Toon Clerk \r\nTam Lin \r\nClerk Saunders \r\nThe Daemon Lover \r\nKing Orfeo \r\nalso featuring:\r\nRob MacKillop (Lute), Bill Taylor (Psaltery, Bray Harp) \r\nand Steve Sutcliffe (Concertina) The traditional ballads\r\nof the classic form have been decribed by some scholars, \r\nbut not singers, as the aristocrats of folk song. \r\n\r\nIn 1950 the American ballad scholar Evelyn Wells wrote \r\nwith remarkable insight and bouyant optimism. "The ballad\r\ntree, rooted in the past, living today will send forth \r\nits branches into tomorrow" \r\n\r\nWe have included a select bibliography, full texts, \r\nglossary and notes. As indicated in these notes, we are \r\nindebted to the song carriers, past and present, who have\r\nnourished the carrying-stream of what surely is the \r\ndemocratic muse. \r\n

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