The subject of this week’s episode is the very familiar song Wild Mountain Thyme. But should we call it Will Ye Go Lassie, Go… or possibly Purple Heather… or should it actually be The Braes o’ Balquhidder?!
Douglas and Marty delve into the origins and development of this much-covered song, and look at Robert Tannahill and Francis McPeake, two figures who arguably did most to shape the song we sing today.
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Wild Mountain Thyme by The Sorries (taken from the album Live at the Fringe – 2013)
The Braes of Balquidder (1821 melody) by The Sorries (podcast session recording – 2022)