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Scotland’s Voices - New CD fae Greentrax

18th April 2018


In August 2017 the painting Scotland’s Voices by Alexander (Sandy) Moffat MBE was unveiled in the Saltire Society Rooms, Edinburgh. The painting imagines some of the influential singers, players and tradition bearers of the Scottish folk revival, assembled round the poet, folk song collector and pivotal figure of that revival, Hamish Henderson, deploying his trusty tape recorder.

Jim Gilchrist, who is a freelance writer contributing a music column in The Scotsman newspaper, wrote an article for The Scotsman Magazine and ended with the words:

”...there’s a case for a companion Scotland’s Voices compilation recording - a challenge perhaps, for a label such as Greentrax”

The challenge was accepted by Greentrax and Ian Green invited Jim to be involved in selecting the tracks and writing the sleeve notes for such a milestone compilation, to which he enthusiastically agreed, while Sandy Moffat was asked for and generously gave his permission to allow the image of the painting to be included in the design of the CD front cover.

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