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].
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.