Tuesday Tunes: The Lochmaben Harper

“The Lochmaben Harper” is one of those appealing folk songs telling a story that gets a smile. Yet, as is often true, a lot relies on the performance.

I took some photos a few years back, at the launch of Emily Smith’s second album. She introduced the song with a bit of the tale, and sang it with the wit and the wink it needs and deserves. I remember it as a brilliant gig all round, actually.

Emily’s won a bunch of awards, and is well worth listening to. You can get her music, including this track, on iTunes.

(I can’t find “The Lochmaben Harper” on YouTube or Spotify, but you can find some tracks in each place: on Youtube and on Spotify.)