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Borders: Songs and Dances of the Scottish-English Border

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

Produced by noted music historian Samuel B. Charters, this album is a collection of field recordings of folk music from the border of Scotland and England. This region, fought over by English and Scots for many centuries, has a traditional culture containing elements typical of both countries. Many of the people native to the region, however, feel there is a noticeable difference between the music and speech on the two sides of the border. The album features folk songs sung a cappella in local dialects, fiddle tunes, songs played on a lesser-known variety of bagpipe called the Northumbrian smallpipes, and a recitation of a poem by D.M. Mackenzie. Liner notes include photographs and information on the region, the songs, and the performers.

Track Listing

101
Nickie Tams Jimmy Scott 2:31
102
The Laird of Drumblair (Strasthpey) Rob Hobkirk 1:15
103
The Shepherd's Life Will and Sandy Scott 3:56
104
First of May (Jig) Rob Hobkirk 1:16
105
Jimmy Raeburn Tom Scott 2:43
106
The Borders - The Scottish Side Tom Scott 0:51
107
Bonnie Jeannie Shaw Tom Scott 1:34
108
The Borders - The English Side n/a 1:11
109
Northumbrian Air and Variations n/a 1:49
110
Border Reels n/a 1:12
111
The Pipes n/a 1:23
112
Shepherd Laddie n/a 0:43
113
Blackthorn Stick Tom Breckons 1:12
201
The Kielder Hunt Will and Sandy Scott 4:49
202
The Flowers of Edinburgh (Reel) n/a 1:15
203
De'il Among the Tailors (Reel) n/a 1:47
204
Mist Covered Hillsa of Home/Bonnie Galloway (Waltzes) n/a 2:33
205
Harvest Home (Hornpipe) Rob Hobkirk 1:43
206
The Tinker's Weddin' Jimmy Scott 3:43
207
McAllister Dances Before the King Sandy Scott 2:12
208
The Common Riding Tom and Jimmy Scott 1:53
209
I Like Old Hawick the Best Nan Scott 1:45

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