Jock Duncan has been described as ‘A National Treasure’. Born in 1925 and raised on the farms of Aberdeenshire, Jock has been involved with the balladry of Scotland for all of his life and today is rightly regarded as the foremost of the nation’s tradition bearers. Whether a big ballad or a comic cornkister, Jock’s rich performance is matched by his knowledge of the history of the piece. There are seventeen songs on this album twelve of which are set to musical arrangements by James Alexander of Fochabers. The CD booklet contains twenty four pages which includes the words of all of the songs, some notes and images of relevance to each track and of course, some comments and thoughts from Jock himself.
17 Tracks - Breemie’s Bonnie Dother, The Diamond Ship, The Strae Man, Jamie Foyers, Bonnie Ythanside, Lang Johnny More, The Moss o’ Burreldale, Come A’ Ye Fisher Lassies, The Muckin’ o’ Geordie’s Byre, The Flower o’ Northumberland, Tatties and Herrin, Johnnie o’ Cocklesmeer, The Scranky Black Fermer, MacPherson’s Rant, The Weddin’ o’ McGinnis, Sir Patrick Spens, The Last Trip Home