Trad Song Archive

Over the winter of 2019/20 I recorded around 60 traditional folk songs of Scottish, Irish, English, Cape Breton & American origin and I have now uploaded these to SoundCloud where they may be freely listened to via the link below. I have recorded few Traditional songs in the past and I recorded this collection in the hope that folk will continue to sing them and enjoy doing so as much as I have. I believe them to be a fair representation of the Scottish folk scene over the last 50 years and will be very pleased if folk find them and use them as a useful/helpful source.

I have attempted to keep my instrumental accompaniments simple and tasteful, with the main focus being the songs themselves and have used various solo and duet combinations of guitar, old timey 5 string banjo, mandolin, octave mandolin, bouzouki and moothie. I have also provided background information on the songs and my sources on the SoundCloud pages.

Here is a list with links to some of the songs; (or scroll to the foot of this page to link to the full archive)

The Soor Milk Cairt

The Baron O’ Brackley

When First I Came To Caledonia

Scarborough Fair (Angie Goes To Scarborough)

The Brisk Young Lad

The web link to the complete archive is www.soundcloud.com/ajtradfolksong or simply click on the SOUNDCLOUD tag at top right below.