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Originally brought to us as a fledgling idea by Idlewild's Roddy Woomble, 'Ballads Of The Book' turned into a significant artistic event with live performances at Glasgow's Celtic Connections, an all day festival as part of Triptych and a sold out show as part of Edinburgh's International Book Festival.

The idea was head-slappingly simple: get a host of Scottish literary talent to submit poems or lyrics and have a battalion of Scottish musical talent on standby to turn them into original songs. The end product was a seventeen track folk-monster featuring artists like Idlewild, Sons And Daughters, King Creosote, Vashti Bunyan, Mike Heron, Alasdair Roberts, Trashcan Sinatras, Emma Pollock and Aereogramme alongside writers like Edwin Morgan, Alasdair Gray, Ali Smith, AL Kennedy, Robin Robertson, Ian Rankin, John Burnside, Alan Bissett and Louise Welsh.

Hailed as an artistic triumph, the album effortlessly showcased the breadth of talent currently operating in Scotland today.


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Ballads Of The Book ~ CD

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Ballads Of The Book ~ CD

Original UK Release Date: 5th March, 2007

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Ballads Of The Book ~ Digital Download

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Ballads Of The Book ~ Digital Download


Entire Album Download With Cover Art - 18 Tracks (256K bit rate; 130MB)

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Ballads Of The Book ~ Track Downloads

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Ballads Of The Book ~ Track Downloads


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"Song For Irena" by Mike Heron & John Burnside
"Steam Comes Off Our House" by De Rosa & Michel Faber
"A Calvinist Narrowly Avoids Pleasure" by James Yorkston & Bill Duncan
"Dreamcatcher" by Foxface & Rody Gorman
"A Sentimental Song" by Lord Cut-Glass & Alasdair Gray
"The Sixth Stone" by Aidan Moffat & The Best-Ofs & Ian Rankin
"Girl" by Norman Blake & John Burnside
"The Good Years" by Karine Polwart & Edwin Morgan
"The War On Love Song" by Sons And Daughters & A.L. Kennedy
"The Leaving" by Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson
"Message In A Bottle" by Strike The Colours & Rody Gorman
"If You Love Me You'd Destroy Me" by Aereogramme & Hal Duncan
"The Rebel On His Own Tonight" by Malcolm Middleton & Alan Bissett
"Half An Apple" by Trashcan Sinatras & Ali Smith
"The Fire" by Vashti Bunyan & Rodge Glass
"Where And When?" by King Creosote & Laura Hird
"Jesus On The Cross" by Emma Pollock & Louise Welsh
"Sappho And The Weight Of Years" by Idlewild & Edwin Morgan


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