2/The Two Brothers
My attention was drawn to this murder ballad by Derry based singer and BBC radio presenter Brian Mullen. He recalled learning the song from the Co. Antrim singer, storyteller and musician, John Kennedy. Beyond that, the song appears to be associated with the North-East of Scotland, particularly, the singer Elizabeth Stewart. I spent six years of my life in medical school in Aberdeen,so perhaps it is fate that I was attracted to this dark tale.


from Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, track released March 30, 2016
Jarlath: Vocals, low whistle, uilleann pipes
Duncan: Double bass
Hamish: Wurlitzer 200A
Innes: Guitar



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Jarlath Henderson Glasgow, UK

The youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Folk Award, back in 2003, multi-instrumentalist and singer Jarlath Henderson has since won further acclaim in his firebrand partnership with Ross Ainslie. . His hotly-anticipated solo debut, Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, launched at Celtic Connections 2016, comprises bold yet sensitive arrangements of traditional song. ... more

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