sad irish and scottish ballads

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hml-tUJ3Peo";>the sally gardens - makem & clancy</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86egt8PDmos";>skye boat song - the corries</a>

chachuuung, Sunday, 21 November 2010 23:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

whoops

chachuuung, Monday, 22 November 2010 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2c0Ph5FmGo

seandalai, Monday, 22 November 2010 00:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

lovely, lovely song seandalai.

chachuuung, Monday, 22 November 2010 00:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

obvious, but always welcome imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p2g2WuGXwE

the 'Friends' experiment (Pillbox), Monday, 22 November 2010 00:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

A folk-singer friend of my Mum sang this for her 50th birthday. Beautiful song, always makes me cry like a bloody babby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP8A9rtg0iI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

That is the stench of tyranny (VegemiteGrrrl), Monday, 22 November 2010 01:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

"the parting glass" is a wonderful tune.

m0stlyClean, Monday, 22 November 2010 02:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP15bKvUpdw

^ Dick Gaughan - Craigie Hill

Sméagol-Eye Cherry (NickB), Monday, 22 November 2010 08:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uibIM0AOu_w

jeevves, Monday, 22 November 2010 08:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14iipXu5wA0

jeevves, Monday, 22 November 2010 08:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l06ozEXOSaY&feature=related

buzza, Monday, 22 November 2010 08:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4V7aoAguEs

Shelagh McDonald - Dowie Dens of Yarrow

Sméagol-Eye Cherry (NickB), Monday, 22 November 2010 08:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuafmLvoJow

cheating a bit, as the words are 'modern' but a trad tune....

sonofstan, Monday, 22 November 2010 08:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHx8xsp8EMI&feature=related
Richard Thompson, "Banish Misfortune"

jeevves, Monday, 22 November 2010 09:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

jeeves, black books is undoubtedly the standout track here.

chachuuung, Tuesday, 23 November 2010 00:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

"oh jim, oh they'll blister your face with th'pity." :D

That is the stench of tyranny (VegemiteGrrrl), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 00:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

jeeves, black books is undoubtedly the standout track here.

― chachuuung, Monday, November 22, 2010 4:27 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

Ha, yep. "I am a simple cow, living a simple life/but sometimes, I feel ex-ploit-ed..."

jeevves, Tuesday, 23 November 2010 19:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Someone posted a version of this upthread, I like this take on it a lot as well (love the Yeats poem too):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CS5vbp2eWU

jeevves, Friday, 26 November 2010 08:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

This song reminds me of my childhood *sniff*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AaizmzAE4E

(Not trad. arr. but written by Roy Williamson, what a talent)

Bees Against Racism (Tom D.), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 17:43 (four years ago) Permalink

Man, that caledonia upthread kicked my arse from under me ;_;

posters who have figured how to priv (darraghmac), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 18:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah, saw him doing it live a couple of times back around 1990 - the whole theatre was in floods.

everything, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 19:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Just for the sake of pendantically responding to the thread title, here's one by the Corries (Scotland) with Paddie Bell (Ireland).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VBUYtAyD1E

everything, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 20:11 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLVq0IAzh1A

... (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 22:56 (four years ago) Permalink

sorry for sting

... (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 23:02 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUTh_kUgi3Q

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 23:02 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g61xLfDYn3I

... (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 23:02 (four years ago) Permalink

tbh if i'd to land sting on the thread, his chieftains collab aint bad on 'mo ghile mear' (tho the version is a bit bombastic)

i'm looking for a good wailing sean-nos 'black is the colour' to lock thread with but no joy, it's something i've only heard live at readoiri and such but it's a spine-shiverer

posters who have figured how to priv (darraghmac), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 23:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Omg Ronan... That still of sting is just like your Andy Carroll twitter ava o_O

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 23:07 (four years ago) Permalink

I'd still forever indebted to anyone who can identify the version of this song I heard by a female vocalists (probably recorded in the 70s or 80s, I would guess):

http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/K124.html

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 23:23 (four years ago) Permalink

And it's not the Burns version.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 23:24 (four years ago) Permalink

^^^ Gemma Hasson, "Dan Malone"

Ou sont les Sonneywolferines d'antan? (Leee), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 05:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Xxpost. Quite a few of the artists on this thread have done Ca' the Ewes but they are all men. Don't know any by a female. Peggy Server did a lot of sheep songs though.

everything, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 06:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Shirley Collins did it on "Anthems in Eden" but I can't find it on YouTube. There's also this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdeHCmqejg4

Bees Against Racism (Tom D.), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:09 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i mentioned the sting version but tbh it's an abomination next to a decent version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDlCM_Mwtys

dj hollingsworth vs dj perry (darraghmac), Thursday, 27 June 2013 03:23 (four years ago) Permalink

craigie hill was lovely

dj hollingsworth vs dj perry (darraghmac), Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:48 (four years ago) Permalink

It's a tearjerker and a half

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Thursday, 27 June 2013 13:01 (four years ago) Permalink

That whole Dick Gaughan album is fantastic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpHZUxqPK6Q

One of my all time favorites:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2EcU7qq3NM

Austin, Thursday, 27 June 2013 16:05 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL9wTmHgcuE

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Sunday, 18 August 2013 15:33 (four years ago) Permalink

My mum was big on her trad Scottish folk bobbins when I was growing up....Any bearded chap warbling on about the Highland Clearances/Jacobite uprisings/declining industry etc etc. She was all over that shit.

More than any other band though, The McCalmans soundtracked my childhood and I've got a weird extensive knowledge of their back catalogue through osmosis. Always far preferred them to The Corries.

Certain McCalmans songs are guaranteed to make me come over all dusty eyed (though that's usually more to do with my memories of em, tbh). This one frinstance...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZqubVmyf_8

Humphrey Plugg, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 13:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh bloody hell, here's another one that transports me back to being about 7 years old.

Warning: The video's pretty harrowing but it's the only version I could find by The Corries..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKHt43DDars

Humphrey Plugg, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 14:48 (four years ago) Permalink

I love this version of "Auld Triangle" — better than the version on Red Roses for Me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RousyTQB6iY

Jazzbo, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:35 (four years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRBRznHQPe0

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Thursday, 5 June 2014 11:19 (three years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5RHP4IAmW8

anvil, Thursday, 5 June 2014 12:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Beautiful radio session.

http://youtu.be/UW1X_qO_9RY?t=1m32s

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer - Clyde Water

finn_the_scot, Thursday, 5 June 2014 14:18 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
one year passes...

Archie Fisher, "The Broom o' The Cowdenknowes"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broom_of_the_Cowdenknowes

https://www.you.tube.com/watch?v=lcJg6mYxw88

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 June 2017 13:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

Oops,

https://www.youtu.be.com/watch?v=lcJg6mYxw88

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 June 2017 13:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

wtf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJg6mYxw88

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 June 2017 13:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

... anyway, you get the general idea.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 June 2017 13:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

... very much part of that subgenre identified by Billy Connolly of songs about being far away from Scotland being sung by people who are still in Scotland.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 June 2017 13:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

I.bumped the hiberno thread only this week. Must be the weather

quet inn tarnation (darraghmac), Monday, 26 June 2017 14:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

This is the song I was looking for, but it's not remotely the performance I am looking for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjAB1bUMV4I

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 24 December 2017 20:49 (three months ago) Permalink

was it the shirley collins version? it's on anthems in eden, which is perfection from start to finish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGabYHdNvnM

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 24 December 2017 20:52 (three months ago) Permalink

https://g.co/kgs/Y77dkB
Mellow Candle to thread

calstars, Sunday, 24 December 2017 20:53 (three months ago) Permalink

The performance I've been trying to locate all these years has a distinct bitter-sweet tone to it, which I find lacking here.

x-post No, not that one. That's a different song I think.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 24 December 2017 20:56 (three months ago) Permalink

The one I'm looking for is beautiful, absurd, mysterious, and sad. Maybe some day I will rip it from cassette and post it online somewhere. I'm pretty inept at that sort of thing.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 24 December 2017 21:00 (three months ago) Permalink

"The Broom A' The Cowdenknowes" is great. I've heard it (possibly in other versions) but did not know its title.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 24 December 2017 21:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh, this is good too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Paq4pLs9L4M

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 24 December 2017 21:09 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

This song reminds me of my childhood *sniff*

(Not trad. arr. but written by Roy Williamson, what a talent)

So many of these posts have disappeared, YouTube has no heart! I assume I originally posted this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AaizmzAE4E

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Friday, 12 January 2018 16:16 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ7oYCx6tBw

khat person (jim in vancouver), Friday, 12 January 2018 17:25 (three months ago) Permalink


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