Note: Ewan McVicar: "Generally considered Scotland’s own national anthem. Robert Burns wrote the lyric as what 'one might suppose to be [King Robert the Bruce’s] address to his heroic followers on that eventful morning' of 24 June 1314, when the Scots routed the army of King Edward II of England and regained their independence." From "1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh" CD, Rounder 2006.
About the session: Recordings from the first People's Festival Ceilidh, part of the 1951 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Ballads and songs sung by Jimmy MacBeath, John Strachan, Jessie Murray, and Blanche Wood; Gaelic pieces by Calum Johnson and Flora MacNeil; piping by John Burgess; MC'd by Hamish Henderson.
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