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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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Recording details: April 1999
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 2000
Total duration: 2 minutes 55 seconds
Cover artwork: Loch Linnhe. Photograph by Malcolm Crowthers
'Marie McLaughlin sings with warm tone, affection, humour and zest' (Gramophone)
'Marie McLaughlin sings these songs in a clear, unpretentious soprano, evidently delighting in the texts, which she delivers in a pleasing, crystalline brogue. An exquisite disc' (International Record Review)
A traditional air. Although this song is attributed to Lady John Douglas Scott, legend has it that it was composed by one of Prince Charlie’s captured followers on the eve of his execution. The ‘low road’ is the way his soul will return to his homeland after death—quicker than his friend travelling by the more usual ‘high road’.