By David Buchan, James Moreira
Sometime within the early 19th century, probably within the yr 1818, the Reverend Robert Scott, minister of the parish of Glenbuchat in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, compiled a set of conventional ballads that previously has no longer been released. lots of the ballad collections produced through the Scottish Romantic Revival have been finally anthologized in Francis James kid's seminal English and Scottish well known Ballads (five volumes, 1882-96). but, the Glenbuchat manuscripts, containing sixty-eight ballads in 4 folio volumes, weren't incorporated in kid's volumes. the full paintings purely got here to mild in 1949 while it used to be donated to the precise Collections of the Aberdeen collage Library by means of a descendent of the unique compiler.
Scott didn't supply the ideal destinations of the place he accumulated his ballads or identify the performers, however the texts are certain and seem to were drawn from oral resources. As such, the ballads exhibit greatly in regards to the nature of conventional track on the time they have been collected.
The Glenbuchat Ballads have been initially ready for ebook via David Buchan, one of many best ballad students of the 20 th century. Upon Buchan's demise, his former pupil James Moreira took up and accomplished his paintings and wrote the targeted introductory essay and annotations during this volume.