Singing in the Streets: Scottish Children’s Songs

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA – Rounder Records releases today Singing in the Streets: Scottish Children’s Songs
(Rounder 1795-2), which is part of the Alan Lomax Collection. It is an album of rich, timeless musical gleanings of evocative or surreal ephemeral
children’s lore, gathered in a school playground in the crowded city of
Edinburgh, a quiet little classroom on a sparsely populated Hebridean island, a
suburban street in Aberdeen, and in quiet conversations with James T. Ritchie,
one of Scotland’s foremost childlore experts, and with two giants of Scottish
folk music: Ewan MacColl and Hamish Henderson.Recorded from 1951 to 1957 by Alan Lomax, Hamish Henderson, and the MacLeans of
Raasay. Introduction and notes by Ewan McVicar. Remastered to 24-bit digital
from the original field recordings.


Singing in the Streets