Mark Wilson’s Scottish Musical Journey Stage 1 - Carlisle and the Reivers

Mark Wilson begins his Scottish musical journey just south of the border at Carlisle Castle where many of the Border Reivers were imprisoned. A number of old Scottish ballads were written to commemorate these Reivers… Rod Paterson is a leading performer, singer and authority on Scottish lowland and border ballads and he performs a track and tells Mark more about the ballad tradition. Mark visits the Tullie House Museum to find out more about the lawless thieves, raiders and bandits - and he discovers many familiar family names… After James VI came to the throne many of the Reivers moved to Ulster, bringing their ballads with them. (Broadcast: 28th Sep 2011)


Scotland and Ulster

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