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Thread #166503   Message #4004406
Posted By: GUEST,Observer
13-Aug-19 - 05:45 AM
Thread Name: Correct location for historical song?
Subject: RE: Correct location for historical song?
In dealing with retrospective songs about historical events and characters Brian McNeill is excellent at doing this. His history is extremely accurate and his skill as a wordsmith is unparalleled. Two really good examples that demonstrate this are "Far North Land" (Character sketches of Mary Queen of Scots and John Knox - who "both betrayed the future of a far North land") and "Auld Man By The Fire" (Character sketch of Colonel "Bluidy Tam" Dalyell). Cannot see, for the life of me, why with all the relevant information at hand it isn't just as easy to get it right.