14 tracks: White Wings * The Rocks of Gibraltar * The Virginnia Maid * The Shoreheid Boat * Time Wears Awa’ * Here’s a Health to All True Lovers * The Gairdner * John Barleycorn * The Shira Dam * MacCrimmon’s Lament * Farewell to the Bens * In Freenship’s Name * Our Ship is Ready * Last Farewell Tae Stirling.
Alison McMorland was born in Renfrewshire into a musical family. She has enjoyed a long involvement in traditional music at various levels: singer, collector, broadcaster, author and tutor on the Scottish Music course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow.
Alison came to wider public notice in the 1970s, through her recordings and published song collections having come, initially, under the inspirational guidance of the late Hamish Henderson. In working closely with and learning from traditional singers, such as Willie Scott and Lucy Stewart, Hamish was to say of her: ‘Alison stands out as one of the principal modern interpreters of a ballad singing tradition