Unless I am mistaken, Charlie Allan, a notable bothy ballad
singer referred to in Ian Russell's piece, is the son of John R.
The star, who shot to fame as gruff-voiced Roisin in the TV soap, sets out to breathe new life into the ancient tradition of Bothy Ballad
Ian Russell's analytical study focuses on a performance event, the Champion of Champions Bothy Ballad
Competition, held at Elgin in 2004.
But for many she'll always be queen of River City for her role as Roisin and in her native North East she's also the Bothy Ballad
This article looks at the ways in which songs, alcohol, and local identity are firmly wedded in the bothy ballad
tradition of North-East Scotland.
Consciously or not, he was following the example of Newcastle, and he was followed by others: singing competitions in Lincolnshire and Lancashire, the North of England Musical Tournament, and the bothy ballad
competition at Elgin.
goes the line in the Buchan bothy ballad
Tatties n' Herrin.
The latter in particular is a gem, placing bothy ballads
in the context of local dances, wonder tales, jokes, riddles, rhymes, rites of passage, and other rituals.
Whether his interest in opera and classical music was first sparked by a childhood fascination with bothy ballads
is less certain.
There is a lovely orchestra and it's a Scottish concert with songs like Loch Lomond, The Skye Boat Song, Ae Fond Kiss, A Man's A Man For A' That, My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose and Song Of The Clyde, all sung in a beautiful traditional style with some bothy ballads
Bothy" is a Scottish word for a humble cottage, and bothy ballads
told country stories, usually of a bawdy nature.
It features a visit to Thainstone Mart, kids from Udny Primary School learning about bothy ballads
, and a lesson on working with a Clydesdale horse.