Songs and Ballads of the Scottish Wars, 1290-1745

Songs and Ballads of the Scottish Wars, 1290-1745

Max Dunbar FW03006 / FP 3006

An Arctic marine biologist by trade, Max Dunbar studied the folk songs of his native Scotland. Here, he presents a selection of songs and ballads from the thirteenth century to the eighteenth—songs that span Scottish resistance to England, the border feuds, and the union of the crowns in 1603. The notes include a handy glossary of Scots words contained in the songs.

Year Released 1956
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1956 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Celtic; Historical Song; World
Country(s) Scotland; United Kingdom
Culture Group(s) Scottish
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Subject(s) Ballads; Grief; Heroic tales; Laments; Love songs; Military music; Murder; Music--British Isles; Outlaw songs; Patriotic songs; Political ballads and songs; Protest songs; Topical songs; Tragic songs; Wit and humor; World history

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101 Gude Wallace Max Dunbar 2:56
102 Lord Randall Max Dunbar 2:36
103 The Battle of Otterbourne Max Dunbar 4:40
104 The Battle of Harlaw Max Dunbar 2:39
105 The Flowers o' the Forest Max Dunbar 1:46
106 The Bonny Earl of Moray Max Dunbar 1:39
107 Hughie Graham Max Dunbar 2:15
108 Bonnie George Campbell Max Dunbar 1:30
109 Kinmont Willie Max Dunbar 5:27
201 The Bonnie House of Airlie (The Bonie House of Airlie) Max Dunbar 2:25
202 Awa', Whigs, Awa' Max Dunbar 1:46
203 The Battle of Bothwell Bridge Max Dunbar 3:32
204 Bonnie Dundee Max Dunbar 2:06
205 Three Good Fellows Max Dunbar 1:50
206 The Wee, Wee German Lairdie Max Dunbar 1:21
207 Will Ye Go to Sheriffmuir? Max Dunbar 1:06
208 The Piper o' Dundee Max Dunbar 1:41
209 Ye Jacobites By Name Max Dunbar 1:25
210 The Athol Gathering Max Dunbar 0:59
211 What's A' the Steer, Kimmer? Max Dunbar 0:42
212 Wha Wadna Fecht For Charlie? Max Dunbar 1:21
213 Charlie is My Darling Max Dunbar 2:10
214 Johnnie Cope Max Dunbar 2:29
215 The Sun Rises Bright in France Max Dunbar 1:58
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