A stunningly soulful collection of classic Scottish ballads performed by two folk music legends, in their very first of what would be many collaborations. Recorded in 1959 and issued on compact disc for the first time last fall.
When the folk music revival hit the UK, the great Scottish singer Ewan MacColl sought out instrumental backing for the ballads he had been singing his whole life. In 1956 MacColl met Peggy Seeger, the daughter of two leading American ethnomusicologists and the sister of folk musicians Pete & Mike Seeger. Seeger's scholarly folk music accompaniment was a welcome change from the local jazz and classical players… Read more