:: Title :: The Laird O Drum (beginning)
:: Genre :: ballad, Child ballad
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Robertson, Jeannie [vocal]
:: Setting :: Probably Alan Lomax's flat
:: Location :: London (None), London (England)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots, Aberdonian, Scottish Traveller
:: Session :: Jeannie Robertson 5/58
:: Date :: 5/30/1958
:: Reference Information :: T3467.0, Track 3 (00:07:45)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - More interviews with and songs sung by Regina "Jeannie" Robertson, MBE, "acclaimed balladeer of Scotland's travelling clans." [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Child ballad No. 236. Alexander Irvine of Drum whose first wife had been Lady Mary Gordon, was reduced to poverty through support of the Stuart cause. Not long before he died in 1687, he married a second time to a shepherd's daughter, discomfitting his relations but pleasing the ballad makers. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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