Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Battle Of The Somme

Albion Country Band

Ian Campbell the noted musician had this to say about this tune:

Dave [Swarbrick] learnt this noble tune from his friend and teacher. Beryl Marriott, who, before emigrating to Canada, worked hard for many years, keeping traditional dance music alive in the Midlands of England. Dave says it was composed by the late Pipe Major Robertson of the Gordon Highlanders, an almost legendary figure in the world of piping, who created many other striking melodies. Some of them have had words put to them by Hamish Henderson.
from the liner notes of the album
Contemporary Campbell's
Transatlantic TRA 137 LP 1966

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