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The Queen o Sorrow composed by Colin Crombie

Winner, Original Song in Scots competition at the 48th (2017) Newcastleton Folk Festival. A short song about impending environmental catastrophe, the imagery builds from apparent unrelated vanity and a farewell to natural beauties, turning gradually to disastrous man-made calamity and catastrophe, with no hope of turning the tide, or of redemption, to facing a bleak, […]

Waltz for Jo composed by Peter C Davie

Composed in appreciation of Jo Miller’s massive contribution to the Riverside Music Project over last 12 years. Composer website: Publisher: Riverside Music Project Tune type: Waltz Listen: If you have a question for Peter C Davie you can contact them here. If there is no link there is no contact address.

The Rosario Waltz composed by Storm Robertson

Just a simple wee waltz named after my partner’s family home. Composer website: Publisher: Tune type: Waltz Listen: If you have a question for Storm Robertson you can contact them here. If there is no link there is no contact address.

We Love Oor Ain The Best composed by Colin Crombie

Banned! My claim to infamy – I was red-carded for this song at the original song competition at the Glenfarg Folk Feast in 2015 – and banned from entering again for a year. It’s just a bit of fun (and a rare comic song from me, if you’ve looked at or listened to my other […]

The Ballad of Arthur and Dorothy composed by Colin Crombie

Ah, the tragedy of romance. One of my songs inspired by and crafted from real events. Intended, where possible, to be sung as a female-male duet. Arthur Golding died on 14 October, 1939 after returning for the fourth time to try to save shipmates from the Royal Oak, sunk at Scapa Floe by the German […]

Marchin’ [The Protest Song] composed by Colin Crombie

Marchin’ is a protest song. Written in the spirit of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow or the somewhat milder (to my mind) Tom Paxton. A truly quintessential protest song – worthy of taking its place in the canon of the greats, and as powerful in its way as any of them – in mine […]

Snap the Banjo composed by Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman

A pipe reel written for a night at The Park Bar with an unfortunate ending. Composer website: http://www.eilidhfirth.com. Publisher: Tune type: Reel Listen: If you have a question for Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman you can contact them here. If there is no link there is no contact address.

The Colliday composed by Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman

Named for a trip to An Chridhe Arts Centre on the Isle of Coll. Composer website: http://www.eilidhfirth.com. Publisher: Tune type: Jig Listen: If you have a question for Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman you can contact them here. If there is no link there is no contact address.

Song of Sophia [to Alexander Selkirk] composed by Colin Crombie

Sophia is Sophia Bruce. I grew up up in a time in Scotland when there was precious little Scots history – or much Scots culture at all – taught or introduced in the formal educational system. Probably much the same today. And it’s only through your own interests and reading that you learn about our […]

Medana’s Well composed by Colin Crombie

Medana’s Well tells the story of the legend behind the ancient healing or holy well near Glasserton in Dumfries and Galloway, known as St Medana’s Well. Medana – or Medan, or also known by several other versions of her name – had been an Irish noblewoman who spurned all the advances of the Irish gentry […]