Aikey Brae (Full Version)


Aikey Brae (Full Version) is the full-length version of the bothy ballad Aikey Brae, including the doric monologue before the last chorus, as written by G S Morris. Fred Wilkinson and I recorded the Aikey Brae track for a short film we created with Duncan Harley. “Awa we gaed tae Aikey”, we were runners up in the 2019 Doric Film Festival. We also recorded a radio edit version which is much shorter and radio-friendly. It has much fewer verses and is missing the doric monologue, which you can hear on the previous page. Both tracks are available as a digital download. I prefer the full version, but it’s never going to get any radio play at over 6 minutes.