This week we’re getting the spades out and digging around in the history of arguably the most widely identifiable Scottish song of all – Loch Lomond (also referred to in some quarters as The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond ).
Marty and Douglas express some pretty definite opinions on a song which, in its worst guise, can become a tacky, clichéd representation of Scotland, but in its best can be a heart-wrenching ballad or a unifying, crowd-pleasing stomper.
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You can hear the full song on The Sorries album Auld Lang Syne and can hear more of our songs on the major streaming services or by visiting http://thesorries.co.uk
Some references and further reading are to be found on the FURTHER READING page.
Loch Lomond by The Sorries (taken from the album Auld Lang Syne – 2012)
Loch Lomond (instrumental) by The Sorries (live recording, Moscow – 2019)
The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond by The Sorries (podcast session recording – 2022)
Kind Robin Lo’es Me by The Sorries (podcast session recording – 2022)
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