Note: Jeannie tells Lomax about her favorite singers, Davie Stewart ("genius at cornkisters") and Geordie Stewart; thinks Lomax resembles one of the latter Stewart's family. She discusses her family lineage, their talent for music, and their characteristics. "They all died at a very young age." Her father was a good-looking man, but had a "weakness for drink…he couldn't live without it." He died after getting drunk, sleeping in the graveyard, and catching pneumonia. She also discusses her parents' courtship, her siblings, her brother's drinking.
About the session: Interviews with and songs sung by Regina "Jeannie" Robertson, MBE, "acclaimed balladeer of Scotland's travelling clans." The last tape in the series, T3462, was recorded at a song swap, also featuring revival singer Isla Cameron (included here) as well as Irish singer/banjo player Margaret Barry (included in the Irish collection) and Appalachian ballad singer Jean Ritchie (included in both, depending on the context of her songs). Tape 3447 was presumably not recorded in early November, as the tape box reads "…30, 1953" but because the month is not known, the tape is included here.
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