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The Cotters

I know very little about this duo. They were Alex Sutherland and Alistair Watson from Edinburgh, and they got together after meeting in a folk club. They subsequently did a TV commercial for Carling Black Label in Canada, and recorded one album that I know about (see below). Alistair Watson left the Scottish music scene in 1980 and emigrated to Western Australia. His son (also Alistair) has recently returned to Britain to try to build up his own musical career. He told me that his father had been very ill with cancer.
Any other information would be gratefully received (email me).



The Cotters (Page One Records FORS 030, 196?)

Side One: Mingulay Boat Song; Killicrankie; Lowlands Low; ye Jacobites; Charlie's Lament; McPherson's Farewell
Side Two: Tramps and Hawkers; Bonnie Ship the Diamond; Wild Flying Dove; Standard On the Braes O'Mar; Fair and Tender Ladies; Night Errant

All songs traditional except where indicated

Alex Sutherland, Alistair Watson