Project Field Recordings

Summary

Ian, when I began this project your Mum told me that she worked in the mill in Blairgowrie!

Specifications

  • Blairgowrie, Perthshire
  • Fieldworker: Margaret Bennett
  • Audio Format: digital Mic/wav
  • Transcribed: Jennifer Meiklejohn & M. Bennett
  • Publication: N/A
  • Date: Sunday, 05 July 2015

Index : Margaret Bennett

  • TRACK 1 Intro
  • TRACK 2

• Working in jute mill

• Apprenticeship hours and pay

• Keathbank

• Brooklinn mill on River Ericht

• Jobs, replacing pins on carding machine

• Sheila’ work

• Cleaning lade

• Salmon

• Greasing machinery

• Left mill to plant tatties

• Potato planting

• Belle worked at flax harvest in Perthshire

• Belle’s song, Berryfields o Blair, 1928

• Ceilidhs at home

• Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger visits

• Learning to play bagpipes

• The BBs

• Bob Pitcaithly

  • TRACK 3

• Summers in Glencoe with grandparents

• Busking

• ‘Big’ Willie MacPhee & Bella

• Belle & Bella sold white heather

  • TRACK 4

• Sheila’s work at the mill

  • TRACK 5

• From tattie liftin to singing

• ‘The Stewarts o Blair’

• Travels to folk clubs in London & elsewhere

• Given £5 for the night’s songs

  • End

Click: Full transcription of Ian MacGregor interview

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