Series 11 Programme 6
Liam opens the kist with a tune from Beggars Row - ‘The Galloway Hills’ from their CD ‘Almost Live’. Singing ‘I Once Was a Maid’ - from Volume 12 of Dr Fred Freeman’s collection of all the songs of Robert Burns - is Scottish singer, Mairi MacInnes.
The Low Country Boys perform ‘My ain countrie’, first recorded in the early 20th century by William MacEwan, evangelist preacher and singer. Our next song comes from duo, ‘Wildfire’ - Doris Rougvie from Perthshire and Brenda Warwick from Belfast - with ‘Up the Noran water’ from the poem by Helen Cruickshank. Singer and songwriter Steve Byrne from Arbroath performs ‘The Ither Lass’ from his CD called ‘Songs from Home’: before Charlie Gillen reads his rhyme ‘The Fiddling Man’.
Two or three weeks ago, Liam was in Girvan and met up with Glasgow singer, Adam McNaughton. Adam chats about the Ulster songwriter James Curran and sings Curran’s song, ‘Fitba Crazy’. Our final song ‘Nancy Whiskey’, also known as ‘The Carlton Weaver’ is performed by Hamish Imlach.