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lori watson

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...

FAUSE, FAUSE The third monthly digital single release of the Yarrow Acoustic Sessions, part of Lori Watson’s latest project Yarrow, has arrived and ‘Fause, Fause’ is a minimalist delight: Freedom, it’s curious how quickly...

The second monthly single is out! I was leaving Radio Borders one night and met Walter Elliot (poet, historian, archaeologist) at the door, he handed me some words and said I might like to...

I am delighted to share Johnnie Armstrang, the first monthly single of new project Yarrow. I’ll be releasing a new acoustic single every month and other bits and pieces of the evolving Yarrow project....