".... every performance here has plenty to commend it. And faithfulness to the original texts is not compromised either by the occasional addition of a chorus section or by a small degree of editing to enable better flow for the singers. There's a spirit and liveliness about all of these treatments which is both infectious and wholly appealing; and no hint of fusty, dusty academe. Quality is assured throughout this beautifully performed and recorded release, and I'm already looking forward eagerly to volumes 2-5." Read the full review here
David Kidman, The Living Tradition
Robert Tannahill is a much neglected 18th Century Scottish Poet and Songwriter often compared to Robert Burns. Producer Dr Fred Freeman, is the man behind the splendid 13 volume "Songs of Robert Burns"set. The musicians involved have approached their work with similar dedication and reverence. With mainly traditional folk arrangements, it includes the melancholy, of singers such as Emily Smith, Gillian Mcdonald and especially Wendy Weatherby's "With Waefu heart". And jaunty songs such as 'Barrochan Jean' by John Morran and 'I'll hie me to the Shieling Hill' by Ross Kennedy. This is an album packed with poetic delights.
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