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September 17, 2016 By Andy Ross

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The lost songs of St Kilda

A pensioner, Trevor Morrison, recorded some of the songs that he had been taught by a former resident of St Kilda, and now those songs have become an instant seller. 

Trevor passed away in 2012 but the songs were passed on and eventually ended up with Decca Records who commissioned composers to work on them, along with the Scottish Festival Orchestra. On their release earlier this month the recording has sold out in hours, making this the fastest selling posthumous artist debut ever. And that is no surprise because the songs I have heard are beautiful, poignant and haunting. 

More on the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37389502 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37307195