Alasdair Roberts / Jackie Oates ‎– A Selection Of Marches, Quicksteps, Laments, Strathspeys Reels And Country Dances

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Room40 ‎– RMV403
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Vinyl, 7"
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Tracklist

A1 The Bloody Fields of Flanders
A2 The Red Headed Boy
B1 Mrs MacDonald of Dunacht
B2 Cunnla
B3 Larach Do Thaicaidean

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A. THE BLOODY FIELDS OF FLANDERS / THE RED-HAIRED BOY
The first tune in this set is a Scottish pipe tune which the folklorist and writer Hamish Henderson used for his Internationalist anthem "The Freedom Come-All-Ye." The Second tune was learnt from a recording of Paddy Doran of Belfast, who used it for the song "The Roving Journeyman." When I played it in Lexington, KY in 2007, somebody told me it was called "Jerusalem's Ridge" round those parts.

B. MRS MacDONALD OF DUNACHT / CUNNLA / LARACH DO THAICAIDEAN
The first tune here is another Scottish pipe tune; the great ballad singer Lizzie Higgins used it as her tune for the ballad "Lady Mary Ann" at the suggestion of her father Donald. The second is the tune of a "macaronic" song, half-Irish/half-English, from the singing of Joe Heaney of Connemara. The third is the tune of a Scottish Gaelic song taught to me by the great Lewis-born Mairi Morrison. The title translates as: "The prints of your tackety boots."
- Alasdair Roberts, January 2010.

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