Barrie's Trip

Record 1 of 1
« Previous Record  |  Next Record »
Title - Barrie's Trip
Contributors - Dr Jean Redpath
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - I'm no gaun tae Barrie's trip,
I'm no gaun again;
I'm no gaun tae Barrie's trip,
It ayeways comes on rain.

Barrie's trip was organised by a man who ran a mission in the Grassmarket [in Edinburgh] which held an annual trip like a Sunday School picnic. Jean Redpath got the song from Stuart [MacGregor?], who picked up the song from a drunk in a pub, who learned the song as a child.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:52
Date Recorded - 1960.09
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 76780
Original Tape ID - SA1960.205
Original Track ID - SA1960.205.A18
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh

Item Notes - One verse, sung twice. Barrie's Trip was organised through the Grassmarket Mission, by "Bailey [sic] Barrie ... a councillor" ('Memories of Edinburgh Streets: The City Image', The Living Memory Association, 2001, p. 11).

Permanent Link -

Record 1 of 1
« Previous Record  |  Next Record »
Terms of Use  |  FAQs  |  Accessibility   |  Contact   |  Copyright  |  Acknowledgements   |  Useful Links   |  Site Map
BBC Alba
The National Trust for Scotland
Sabhal Mor Ostaig