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Ballads and Laments

5 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 25 November 2012

This week, the musician and academic Kirsteen McCue celebrates Scotland's rich heritage of musical laments and ballads with a collection of programmes from the BBC Radio Scotland archive.

Among the beautiful programmes she'll revisit are an examination of the history behind songs such as The Dowie Dens O Yarrow, Flooers O' The Forest and Ae Fond Kiss.

There's also a fascinating programme on Bob Dylan's passion for Scottish, English and Irisih folk music.

Plus we take a trip back in time to discover the lovesongs and laments of the Scottish Middle Ages.


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