Marjory Kennedy-Fraser in Scotland - early 20th Century

from Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, Songs of the Hebrides, page 99:

[The fisherman] was busy with his nets, and they chaffed him, I could see, about the strange lady who was running after him for his singing. So I had to wait about half an hour before he would be persuaded to sing... But at last he yielded and having once begun sang verse after verse, and I got it noted down. He sang it with a peculiar woodwind like quality of voice, which suggested a theme for orchestral treatment.
cite as

Marjory Kennedy-Fraser and Kenneth Macleod, Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, Songs of the Hebrides. In Richard Baker and David Proctor (ed.), Music of the sea (:London, 2005), p. 99. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Scotland


Listening to

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Fisherman's song performed by Scottish fisherman

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by th4 on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 14:30:02 +0000