The Banff and Buchan Collection

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William McKinnon


Bill McKinnon, Peterhead, was raised on a farm near Mintlaw in a musical family. His sister Jean was recorded in the 1950s and 60s by the American folklorist Kenneth S. Goldstein and by the School of Scottish Studies, but only recently has Bill's beautiful voice come to the fore. At the time of my interviews, Bill had only recently begun to compose and already he was fluent in traditional style, having been raised within it.

Listen to Bill McKinnon singing a verse of 'The Demise o the Craftie' live audio icon
(NEFA 1994.006.12).


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