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The Gallowa Hills



TRACK DURATION: 0:04:08

  • LANGUAGE:
  • Scots

GENRE: Song

COLLECTION: SOSS

RECORDING LOCATION

  • County - Aberdeenshire
  • Parish - Aberdeen
  • Village - Aberdeen

TRACK ID: 88982

ORIGINAL TAPE ID: SA1960.110

ORIGINAL TRACK ID: SA1960.110.A6

AUDIO QUALITY: Good

SOURCE TYPE: Reel to Reel tape

ITEM NOTE: Recorded at the 'Bothy Ballads and Blues' ceilidh.

'The Gallowa Hills' is believed to have originated from a song by William Nicholson (15th August 1783 - 16th May 1849) called 'The Braes of Galloway', first published in his 'Tales in Verse, and Miscellaneous Poems descriptive of Rural Life and Manners' (1814). 20th century versions appear to stem from broadsides in the late 19th century.

See:
'101 Scottish Songs' (N. Buchan, 1962) p. 102
National Library of Scotland, Broadside Ballad collection, RB.m.143(119)
'Jeannie Robertson: Emergent Singer, Transformative Voice' (J. Porter & H. Gower, 1995) pp. 171-172
'Tales in Verse, and Miscellaneous Poems descriptive of Rural Life and Manners' (W. Nicholson, 1814), pp. 262-263

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