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A Fine Song for Singing
Genres: Folk, World Music
Singer Jean Redpath continues her unprecedented documentation and celebration of traditional Scottish music with this 1987 set, in which the words of various Scottish poets are brought to new life in song. Cellist Abby New... more »
Singer Jean Redpath continues her unprecedented documentation and celebration of traditional Scottish music with this 1987 set, in which the words of various Scottish poets are brought to new life in song. Cellist Abby Newton and violinist Jay Ungar are accompanists.
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Amazing voice, excellent songs
archie flockhart | Aberdeen, Scotland | 12/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wonderful combination of Jean Redpath's singing with Abby Newton's cello accompaniment. The songs are a mixture of traditional Scots songs, along with new musical settings of poems, and one song set to a classical melody.Anyone looking for a song that expresses the sadness of being far from home and unable to return should hear Violet Jacob's poem "The Wild Geese" on this album.Jean Redpath communicates the emotions of the songs in a way that few other singers can do. One or two of the songs are a bit too sentimental and 'People's Friend'-style for my taste (trust me, anyone Scottish will know what this means !) but the album as a whole is one I have been coming back to again and again for years."
Great voice, Great Songs
Lars | 02/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have listened to Jean Redpath many times on Prairie Home Companion and always enjoyed her performance. While surfing the BBC site, I came across a "Best Scottish Poems" contest. In researching the poems, I found Jean Redpath had recorded a song version of several. Ms. Redpath's clear tones and fluid delivery made it a delight to listen to all the songs on this album; most of which I never heard before. I particularly enjoyed the "Broom O' The Cowdenknowes" it is a rather different style then Silly Wizard's version, which I also enjoy."