Singing in the Streets: Scottish Children’s Songs

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Rounder Records
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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