Gin I were a wise loon, Ah'd duly play ma pairt
December 24, 2020 7:14 PM   Subscribe

Iona Fyfe sings a Scots translation of Christina Rossetti's In the Bleak Midwinter.

Not your style? Perhaps you'd prefer one of these:
posted by Not A Thing (3 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
A lovely collection, thank you!

Am I missing it, or is the Bandcamp page for the first link mentioning neither poet nor the composer? - the latter wrote it in 1906! Trad. by now, but not Anon.
posted by clew at 11:21 PM on December 24, 2020 [3 favorites]

Thank you for this. I first came across Iona Fyfe on Susan Calman's 'Secret Scotland' where she sang the haunting 'Baltic Street'. Beautiful and wonderous singing. This version of In the Bleak Midwinter is a lovely tune and fits so well within the melancholy Christmas tradition. While available on Spotify, I was pleased to buy directly on Bandcamp where Fyfe should, I hope, receive way more.
posted by vac2003 at 1:22 AM on December 25, 2020 [1 favorite]

@ clew, I believe you are correct. I assume this is the Gustav Holst setting, but lack the musicality to be certain.
posted by Not A Thing at 7:29 AM on December 25, 2020

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