Singing in the Streets: Scottish Children’s Songs

Rounder Records

Recorded from 1951–1957 by Alan Lomax, Hamish Henderson, and the MacCleans of Raasay
Notes by Ewan McVicar
These gleanings of ephemeral, often surreal children’s lore were gathered in a playground in the crowded city of Edinburgh; a quiet schoolroom on a lonely Hebridean isle; a suburban street in Aberdeen; and in conversations with James T. Ritchie, one of Scotland's foremost childlore experts; and with Ewan MacColl and Hamish Henderson, two giants of the Scottish folk revival.

Listed in Top Five 2005 Folk Releases, Other Music, New York City