July 24, 2012

The Broom of the Cowdenknowes

Heard "The Broom of the Cowdenknowes" the first song on The Thistle and Shamrock's June 14, 2012 Archie Fisher broadcast.  It's a melodical ballad about a banished shepherd, sung by The Black Family.  That broadcast will be available for a limited time, they keep the ten most recent shows available on the NPR Player.

"The Broom of the Cowdenknowes" is also around the six minute mark on The Thistle and Shamrock's June 20, 2012 Bass Rock broadcast, an alternate, harp-heavy arrangement performed by Danny Thompson, June Tabor, and Savourna Stevenson.
"Fain would I be in the north country..."


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