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August 30, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1527: Jean Redpath (August 30, 2012) Week 35


Singer Jean Redpath first travelled from Scotland to the U.S. in 1961 and was soon immersed in the American folk scene.  Since then, she has performed throughout the world, released over forty recordings, and won the hearts of public radio listeners through her many appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. Host Fiona Ritchie met up with Jean to reminisce about five decades of sharing song.
“Redpath is something very close to Scotland's folksinger laureate and certainly the world's preeminent interpreter of Burns' songs. Her deep, sandy voice is a marvelous ballad instrument, its naturalness concealing awesome control."
— The Boston Globe"

South Wind...by Jean Redpath from A Fine Song for Singing (Philo/Rounder)
The Lass o' Gowrie...by Jean Redpath from Will Ye No Come Back Again? (Greentrax)
The Kirk Swaree...by Jean Redpath from Now & Then (Jean Redpath)
Mill o' Tifty's Annie...by Jean Redpath from Song of the Seals (New Rounder)
With God On Our Side...by Bob Dylan from The Times they Are A-Changin' (Columbia)
[ID excerpt] Miss Admiral Gordon's Strathspey...by Alasdair Fraser, Jay Unger, Abby Newton from Jean Redpath's album Leaving the Land (Rounder)
My Love, She's But a Lassie Yet...by Jean Redpath from The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol 7 (Greentrax)
O, Merry Hae I Been...by Jean Redpath from The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol 7 (Greentrax)
Tuna the Food of My Soul...by Jean Redpath, Garrison Keillor, Prudence Johnston, Philip Brunelle from Prairie Home Comedy, Vol 2 (High Bridge)
Quiet...by Jean Redpath from Now & Then (Jean Redpath)
The Minstrel Show...by Garrison Keillor, Jean Redpath, Kate MacKenzie and the cast from A Prairie Home Companion Final Performance, Vol 2 (High Bridge)