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''My Bonnie Gallowa''
- Songs of Galloway

Traditional Songs sung by William Williamson.

My Bonnie Gallowa' - Songs of Galloway

William Williamson...
A native of Dumfriesshire, William is a well-known entertainer throughout South West Scotland. From the gala occasion to the cosy night in the village hall, he is equally at home. After studying music at Napier College in Edinburgh, he returned 'Doon hame' to teach at Moffat Academy for eighteen very successful years before becoming freelance.

As well as singing and compering all over the country and abroad, William teaches Scottish Country Dancing which has taken him to Europe and the USA. He still finds time to be a choral conductor and work in the theatre. William has also appeared before the Queen and her family at the Palace of Holyrood House.

For many years, first with the BBC and then with West Sound Radio, William and his old pal David Shankland broadcast a very popular radio show. Their show became required listening in the area. Throughout the summer months William is compere at ceilidhs in the Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries.

Living with his wife Linda in the village of Amisfield, William loves nothing better than to get out on foot into the hills and take in the magnificent scenery in Dumfries and Galloway, although, as he says, '' It's not just scenery that makes a place, it's people''. So it is to the people of this lovely part of Scotland that he dedicates this collection of songs.

Standing (left to right) :
Ewan McGowan (2ndAccordion) Graham Jamieson (Drums)
Bobby Miller (Bass) Alan Gardiner(1stAccordion)
Seated (left to right) :
Keith Dickson (Piano/Keyboards) Gavin Maxwell (Bagpipes)

The Songs on ''My Bonnie Gallowa'' :

 1. : The Gallowa' Hills - Traditional.
 2. : The Bonnie Banks of Cree - John T. Edgar.
 3. : King's Own Scottish Borderers - Jonny Jardine
      (Pipes - Blue Bonnets Over the Border).
 4. : Durisdeer - Lady Jane Scott.
 5. : The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede - Matt McGinn.
 6. : A Man's a Man - Robert Burns.
 7. : Scotland Yet - Henry Scott Riddell.
 8. : The Fairest of All (Dumfries) - John Thompson / Max Houliston.
 9. : Annie Laurie - Lady John Scott.
10. : Bonnie Gallowa - G. Sproat / G. Hornsby.
11. : Ae Fond Kiss - Robert Burns.
12. : Wi' a Hundred Pipers - Lady Nairne (Pipes - Midlothian Pipe Band).
13. : The Soft Lowland Tongue o' the Border - Traditional.
14. : Scots Wha Hae - Robert Burns.
15. : Scotland My Home - B. King.
16. : Medley - Scotland the Brave (Hanley) /
Black Bear (Pipes) / Auld Lang Syne (Robert Burns).




Ordering by Post :

Video £ 12.99 + £ 2.50 Post & Package. CD £ 10.00 + £ 2.00 Post & Package.
Cassette : £ 10.00 + £ 2.00 Post & Package.
Payment should be made in sterling by cheque or postal order to William Williamson. Please include payment with order and allow three weeks for delivery.

Orders should be sent to William Williamson (price includes UK postage)
Postal Address : Mr. William Williamson, Dykeside, Amisfield, Dumfries DG1 3LL
Telephone : 01387 710973. E-mail :

William Williamson minipage designed and managed by
Richard Edkins of Dalbeattie Internet.
Page added to Moffat Town website on 21st July 2000,
last updated 3rd December 2002.