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FTX 260 - AIRLIN'S FINE BRAES

JIMMY McBEATH sings BOTHY BALLADS

Descendant of Shakespeare's hero, this super-tramp folk-singer and storyteller (1894-1972) was first discovered by Hamish Henderson in 1951 and the following year Seamus Ennis went to record him. He was born at Portsoy, Banffshire, in 1894 and at the age of 13 was hired at Brandane's Fair. He received 4 for his first "haflin" and 5 guineas for the second half of the year. Although he tried his hand at many jobs, he was happiest as a beggar on the open road and in his later years became known as one of the last singers of "The Cornkisters" or "Bothy Ballads".
 

AIRLIN'S FINE BRAES - THE LABOURING BAKER - THE COO WITH THE IRON TAIL - CORRACHREE - DRUMALACHIE - THE ROAD AND THE MILES TO DUNDEE - BOLD ERIN GO BRAGH - THE MARLIN FAIR AT FOGGIELOAN - THE BONNY LASS O FYVIE - THE GUISE O TOUGH - THE BANKS OF INVERURIE - THE BONNY IRISH BOY - THE SLEEPY TOON O KENNETHMONT - THE BALL O KILLIECRANKY - THE DARK AND ROLLING EYE - JOHNNY MACADOO - THE BOLD ENGLISH NAVVY - NICKY TAMS - THE LADS THAT HAUD THE PLOO - THE SCOTTISH LASSIE - THE SUIR MILK CAIRT - WILD ROVER

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