Folk music & dancing


The Laird o’ Cockpen

“The Laird o’ Cockpen” is a song by Scottish songwriter Carolina Nairne, Baroness Nairne (1766–1845), which she contributed anonymously to The Scottish Minstrel, a six-volume collection of traditional Scottish songs published from 1821 to 1824.

Violet Alford

Violet Alford (18 March 1881 – 16 February 1972) was an internationally recognised authority on folk dancing and its related music and folk customs.