The Dowie Dens O Yarrow

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Released as a split 7" single with Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart on Twos&Fews (Drag City) in 2011
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I was inspired to sing this border ballad after hearing Ewan MacColl's rendition on the Alan Lomax collection "World Library Of Folk And Primitive Music Vol 6: Scotland". I have added an extra stanza since hearing a 1954 recording of Norman MacCaig in the School Of Scottish Studies sound archive

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released August 1, 2011
Drew Wright: voice and M1 Shruti Box (Key of C)
Recorded at Verden Studios, Portobello
www.verdenstudios.co.uk

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