John Laurie




Dumfries-born Laurie was well-known through his many performances on stage, in films and on television. He was noted as a speaker of Scottish verse from all periods.

See his Wikipedia entry here.

The following tracks are from the 1959 LP record The Jupiter Book of Ballads [Jupiter Recordings Ltd. JUR 00A3].

Alison Gross

Helen of Kirconnell

The Tay Bridge Disaster

By William McGonagall (b. 1830).

The Wife of Usher’s Well

Mary Hamilton