Traditional singers; performing with Willie Scott.
Date 20 September 1985
Track ID 92909
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1985.208; SA1985.209

Original Tape ID

SA1985.208

Summary

Traditional singers; performing with Willie Scott.

Ray Fisher discusses Jeannie Robertson's singing of 'What a Voice'. [Break to change tape.] She talks about how she met Willie Scott. Hamish Henderson's ceilidhs in the 1960s brought together the leading traditional singers. Ray describes the quaint appearance of Jimmy MacBeath. Scott, as a shepherd, stood out for his quality of dignified serenity. Ray tells an anecdote about Jean Redpath driving him around the United States. Ray realised that it would be helpful to drive him around within Britain, and they performed together when he was in his 80s. Ray learned his songs, partly to help him if he forgot the words.

Item Subject/Person

Robertson, Jeannie; Scott, Willie

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS