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The Best of Scottish Folk [Essential]

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The Essential label's The Best of Scottish Folk is a double-disc compilation that, along with similarly extensive compilations like The Best of English Folk and The Best of Irish Folk, draws from the vaults of Transatlantic. The Transatlantic label was one of the primary outlets for British folk during the '50s, '60s, and '70s, and these reinvestigations neatly summarize what they had to offer. The Best of Scottish Folk includes Silly Wizard's "Pibroch," Lorna Campbell's "Wife of Usher's Well," Archie Fisher's "Terror Time," McCalmans' "Fare Ye Well Ye Mormond Braes," the Ian Campbell Folk Group's "Green Grow the Rushes O," Owen Hand's "I Loved a Lass," Alex Campbell's "The Water Is Wide," Isla Cameron's "John Anderson," and Hamish Imlach's "The Wind Blew the Bonnie Lassie's Plaidie Away."

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