NEWS

lori watson

FLOOERS O THE FOREST Thinking about red and white poppies, about how precious and fleeting life is, and how sometimes, in the stories we tell ourselves about a cause, we lose sight of the...

Tune in at 9pm worldwide this Saturday 2nd December to watch the Scots Trad Music Awards live! I’ll be performing on the night with my new trio (Steven Byrnes and depping for Duncan Lyall...

OCTOBER SONG I’ve loved this song since exploring my dad’s record collection (incl. The Incredible String Band) as a teenager. I spent some time working up a version in Rule of Three with John...

DOWIE DENS O YARROW This version of Dowie Dens came to me from Willie Scott, a shepherd and wonderful traditional singer from the Borders. He sang at events all over the world, and...

Hamish Henderson developed this song from an anonymous German poem titled ‘Streilied zwischen Leben und Tod’ (battle song between life and death) that he found just before World War II began. Good and bad...

CAPERNAUM The sixth monthly Yarrow Acoustic Sessions is Capernaum: a poem written by Lewis Spence in the 1930s and set to music by Ed Miller in the 1990s. Ed gave me this song last...

FINE FLOORS IN THE VALLEY The fifth monthly Yarrow Acoustic Sessions single is a beautiful version of the traditional song shared with me by Anne Neilson. Anne’s interpretation of traditional song, the way she...

BORN IN THE BORDERS The fourth monthly digital single release of the Yarrow Acoustic Sessions, part of my current project Yarrow. Born In The Borders was commissioned by John Henderson to celebrate the opening...