Bothy Ballad

Bothy ballad is a traditional Scottish folk music genre that originated in the 18th century. These songs were typically sung by farm workers in the bothies, or small shelters, where they lived during the harvest season. Bothy ballads often tell stories of rural life and the struggles of the working class. The genre has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with artists like Karine Polwart and Emily Smith bringing new life to these old songs.

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