Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Alasdair Roberts "Captain Wedderburn's Courtship" 7" 11/8/2011!

Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart
“Captain Wedderburn’s Courtship”
Drew Wright
“The Dowie Dens O Yarrow”
 This split 7" record is being released in tandem with the compilation album  Whaur the Pig Gaed on the Spree: Scottish Recordings by Alan Lomax 1951-’57.

The A-side of the single is Alasdair Roberts’ own arrangement and performance (with renowned Scottish singer Karine Polwart) of “Captain Wedderburn’s Courtship,” a tradi-tional ballad included on Whaur the Pig… from the mouth of an octogenarian farmer named  Willie Mathieson. The flipside features another young and talented traditionally-minded Scots singer,  Drew Wright, who turns in an interpretation of the classic Scots border ballad, “The Dowie Dens O Yarrow.”

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