One of the most easily recognised figures on the Scottish scene, Ronnie Browne was one half of The Corries until the untimely death of his musical partner, Roy Williamson, in 1990. Working as a duo with mostly traditional Scottish material, The Corries took musicality and professionalism to new levels in Scotland, delighting audiences with their witty, joyful and poignant performances and inspiring the following generations of musicians.
The Corries are responsible for Scotland's unofficial national anthem, Flower of Scotland, composed by Roy Williamson and sung to great effect when Scotland took the Rugby Grand Slam in 1990. Since Roy's death Ronnie has sung the song all over the world, done much to make it instantly recognisable wherever it is heard, and campaigned for its official recognition.
There is more to Ronnie Browne than music though. He is also a gifted artist, a portraitist of distinction, who has received both critical and commercial success from childhood to the present day. He met his wife, Pat, in school and remained in this one partnership, the most important of his life. Together they had three children and four grandchildren.
In That Guy Fae The Corries, Ronnie Browne writes revealingly of his childhood in pre-War Edinburgh, of The Corrie Folk Trio with Paddie Bell, and The Corries throughout their existence, of the many famous musical personalities he has rubbed shoulders with through the decades, of family, travel and his life as an artist. It is a book that will illuminate an era from one of its brightest stars.
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|Size: ||4.1 MB|
|Publisher: ||Sandstone Press|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781910124376 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|