The Bonnie Banks Of Airdrie

from by Adam McCulloch

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Child ballad (no 14) Which Adam first heard from the singing of his mammy. He particularly likes the corruption of Child's title Babylon into the brother's unlikely namer of Boblin John. This ballad focus's on three sisters who upon entering the forest are met by the brigand Boblin John who "kills them ane by ane" before ultimately discovering that he is killing his kin, whereupon he takes his own life!


from In These Times, released May 19, 2011



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Adam McCulloch Glasgow, UK

When I made this album I saw myself as a solo performer and purposely kept the whole feel very simple, having formed The Adam McCulloch Trio we're really keen to bring our new sound to a wider audience. Listeners can expect to find Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass and country influences blending seamlessly with Scots traditional material In addition to this my own compositions will feature more prominently ... more

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