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Songs Of Scotland / Mclaughlin, Martineau, Frayling-cork


Release Date: 07/14/2009 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55336   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalRobert BurnsMarjorie Kennedy-Fraser
Performer:  Malcolm MartineauMarie McLaughlinIsobel Frayling-Cork
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



SONGS OF SCOTLAND Marie McLaughlin (sop); Malcolm Martineau (pn); Isobel Frayling-Cork (clarsach) 1 HYPERION 55336 (75:10 Text and Translation)


TRAD Loch Lomond. O whistle and I’ll come to you, my lad. Jock o’ Hazeldean. Comin’ thro’ the rye. Ye banks and braes o’ bonnie Doon. Dance to your daddy. The flowers o’ the forest. The Skye boat song. 1 The cockle Read more gatherer. 1 The fidgety bairn. A fairy’s love song. 1 The gallant weaver. The keel row. There’s nae luck about the house. An island sheiling song. The white cockade. Bonnie wee thing. Air falalalo. A rosebud by my early walk. Hush-a-ba, birdy, croon, croon. 1 An Eriskay love lilt. 1 My love’s in Germany. The winter it is past. The tocherless lass. The Laird o’ Cockpen. Kind Robin lo’es me. Ca’ the yowes. The Queen’s Maries. The rowan tree. The bonnie Earl o’ Moray. O Willie’s gane tae Melville Castle. Scots wha hae. The wee cooper o’ Fife


This is an absolutely delight. Unlike some collections of folk songs (even those set by Beethoven, Haydn, and Weber reviewed elsewhere), this one has a wide variety of moods. The program is planned intelligently, so that the mood keeps shifting and we don’t risk falling into a trance from endless sameness.


These performances could hardly be bettered. McLaughlin and Martineau (and on some of the songs, Isobel Frayling-Cork, who plays a small Scottish harp called a clarsach) all get into the spirit of each song, and are careful to differentiate colors and inflections. There is a smile in McLaughlin’s voice quite often, and the result is a set of performances that practically define the word “infectious.” Recorded sound is well balanced and natural, McLaughlin’s diction is clear (but just in case, Hyperion provides texts), and there are informative notes to accompany the disc. This appears to be a reissue of a recording that was made in 1991, but I missed it its first time around and am delighted to encounter it now.


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Works on This Recording

1. Loch Lomond by Traditional
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Isobel Frayling-Cork (Celtic Harp)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2. The flowers of the forest by Traditional
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3. Skye Boat Song by Traditional
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
4. The Gallant Weaver by Robert Burns
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
5. Jock O'Hazeldean by Traditional
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
6. Dance to your daddy by Traditional
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 0 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Harold Boulton 
7. The Cockle Gatherer by Traditional
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
8. A Fairy's Love Song by Traditional
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
9. The Fidgety Bairn by Traditional
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
10. There's nae luck about the house by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
11. An island sheiling Song by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
12. Air Falalalo by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
13. A Rosebud by Robert Burns
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
14. Hush-a-ba, birdie, croon, croon by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
15. An Eriskay Love Lilt by Marjorie Kennedy-Fraser
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
16. My love's in Germany by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
17. The winter it is past by Robert Burns
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
18. The Torcherless Lass by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
19. The Laird o'Cockpen by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
20. Kind Robin lo'es me by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
21. Queen's Maries by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
22. The rowan tree by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Scotland 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
23. Willie's gane to Melville Castle by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
24. Scots wha hae by Robert Burns
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
25. The Wee Cooper o' Fife by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
26. O, whistle and I'll come tae ye, my lad by Traditional
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
27. Coming through the rye by Traditional
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
28. Ye banks and braes o' bonie Doon by Traditional
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
29. The keel row by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
30. The White Cockade by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Scotland 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
31. Bonnie wee thing by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
32. Ca' the yowes to the knowes by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: Scotland 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
33. Bonnie Earl o' Moray by Traditional
Performer:  Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 

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