Jean Redpath


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Born: 1937/04/28
Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Genres: Folk

Jean Redpath MBE (born 28 April 1937) is a singer of folk songs and Scottish music. Redpath was born in Edinburgh, to musical parents. Her mother knew many Scots songs and passed them on to all four of her daughters; her father played the hammer dulcimer. She was raised in Fife, Scotland, and later returned to Edinburgh, taking medieval studies at the university. Hamish Henderson was working in the School of Scottish Studies and Redpath took a keen interest in the archive of tapes and discs of music and songs. To help pay her way through her studies, she worked as a driving instructor and undertaker's assistant. She learned about 400 songs, together with the oral folklore that went with them... Continue Bio >>


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