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The Greatest Folk Songs of All Time

Bruce MacGregor plays a selection of listeners' suggestions for the songs which could be The Greatest Folk Song of All Time.

Since Hallowe'en, Travelling Folk has been gathering listener and guest suggestions for the tracks which they think are The Greatest Folk Songs of All Time. Tonight, Bruce MacGregor attempts to cram in as many choices as he possibly can, in a celebration of brilliant folk singers, songwriters and song.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Wed 19 Dec 2018 21:00

Music Played

  • The Proclaimers

    Scotland’s Story

    • Notes and Rhymes.
    • Chrysalis.
  • The Pogues

    Dirty Old Town

    • Rum, Sodomy and the Lash.
    • Stiff Records.
  • Silly Wizard

    The Queen of Argyll

    • Kiss the Tears Away.
    • Highway Records.
  • Karine Polwart

    Follow the Heron

    • Scribbled in Chalk.
    • Spit & Polish.
  • Lau


    • The Bell that Never Rang.
    • Reveal.
  • Richard Thompson

    1952 Vincent Black Lightning

    • Action Packed: The Best Of The Capitol Years.
    • Capitol/EMI.
  • Anais Mitchell/ Greg Brown

    Why We Build the Wall

    • Hadestown - A Folk Opera.
    • Righteous Babe.
  • Hamish Imlach

    Black is the Colour

    • Cod Liver Oil & The Orange Juice.
    • Castle Music.
  • Gaelic Women

    Canan Nan Gaidheal (Language Of The Gael)

    • Gaelic Women - Ar Canan 'S Ar Ceol.
    • Greentrax.
  • Brian McNeill

    No Gods and Precious Few Heroes

    • No Gods.
    • Greentrax.
  • Davy Steele

    Scotland Yet

    • Chasing Shadows.
    • Temple.
  • Dougie MacLean


    • Dougie Maclean's Caledonia (The Plant Life Years).
    • Limetree.
  • Bob Dylan

    The Times They Are A Changin’

    • The Times They Are A Changin’.
    • Columbia.
  • The Corries

    Will Ye Go Lassie Go

    • The Corries in concert.
    • UMC.
  • Karen Matheson/Donald Shaw/The Duhks/Bryan Sutton

    Ae Fond Kiss

    • Hands Across the Water.
    • Compass.
  • Eric Bogle

    No Man’s Land

    • At this Stage.
    • Greentrax.
  • Julie Fowlis


    • Cuilidh.
    • Shoeshine Records.
  • Ossian

    Will Ye Go To Flanders? / Lord Lovat's Lament

    • The Best of Ossian.
    • Iona.
  • Silly Wizard

    The Ramblin’ Rover

    • Live in America.
    • REL Records.
  • Paul Brady

    The Lakes Of Pontchartrain

    • Welcome Here Kind Stranger.
    • Pee Bee Music.
  • Sheena Wellington

    Now Westlin Winds

    • Hamley Fair.
    • Greentrax.
  • Dick Gaughan

    Both Sides the Tweed

    • Handful of Earth.
    • Topic Records.


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