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Songs of the Sea

The fishing grounds off Scotland have long been a rich source of inspiration for songwriters in particular. Ewan MacColl's Song of the Fishgutters, also known as Come Aa Ye Fisher Lassies, is given a great treatment here by Cilla Fisher and her late sister Ray, with brother Archie on the guitar, in this 1990 tribute to Norman Buchan:

Prestonpans bard Davy Steele wrote of the decline of the fishing trade in his home area, in a song set in Morrison's Haven on the Forth, Fareweel tae the Haven:

Fareweel tae the Haven


- Davy Steele singing with Ceolbeg,inline audio,medium]