Our first album, Binnorie, was released in September 2013. It contains fourteen songs, a mixture of traditional favourites arranged by ourselves, old ballads to which we have composed new melodies and even a folk 'Kyrie'. There are four songs available for preview - to play, double click on the song's title, and don't forget to leave us some feedback!
Broom Besoms: a traditional melody arranged by Alex. This song sometimes features as a 'Burns song', although he probably collected it rather than actually wrote it himself. Apparently buying broom besoms (more commonly just 'straw brooms' today) was a common Scottish metaphor for female sexual adventures. So now you know.
On Binnorie Alex and Andy combine to rework the Scottish version of this ancient and internationally popular song, versions of which exist from Sweden to Slovenia. Traditional words to a brand new melody
Land of Erin is a Northern Irish song, the lament of a poet exiled to Scotland, looking longingly across the water to the homeland he will never return to. Arranged by Andy.
The Wee Cooper of Fife is an old favourite, a cheeerful song with the highly un-PC theme of wife-beating! A sort of Scottish Taming of the Shrew, here in our high octane version!