- 18 Aug 21
Take a look at the video for 'The Burning of Auchindoun' below.
Edinburgh-born artist Rosa Zajac – who is based between Dublin and Glasgow – has teamed up with Lankum's Daragh Lynch to share a powerful new version of 'The Burning of Auchindoun'.
The track is taken from the compilation album Songs Without Authors Vol. 1, out September 10, on Broadside Hacks Recordings – a London-based label dedicated to "the celebration and perpetuation of folk music."
The project is also set to feature Irish artists Junior Brother and Brigid Mae Power, alongside the likes of Katy J Pearson, Pixx, Sorry, Yorkston Thorne Khan, Gently Tender, Blaenavon, Shovel Dance Collective and more.
"Songs Without Authors was put together by a mixed company of musicians who share, above all, a passion for honouring our heritage in song," Broadside Hacks comment. "The marvel of Folk music is, in our view, its ability to find relevance in all times and places, while remaining essentially local. In this way, a Folk song may remain firmly rooted in a village, town or province, while being taken up by individuals who are centuries and continents apart. They are collaborations surpassing time, place, and genre.
"In this compilation, we have embraced this spirit of Folk. We do not believe that these songs should be preserved in stasis: they survive by their reinvention. They are the property of everyone and no-one, and our joint inheritance."
Songs Without Authors Vol. 1 is available to pre-order now on Bandcamp, as both a digital album and a double LP. All profits will be split between Focus Ireland, Scottish Trans Alliance and Sistah Space.
Take a look at the video for 'The Burning of Auchindoun' below: