ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes by Ewan McVicar

ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes

Written by Ewan McVicar

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A treasure trove of an anthology, this is a brilliant collection of Scots songs and rhymes for children suitable for singing or chanting on all occasions. Many have been gathered from visits to schools across Scotland especially in the 1990s and 2000s but others are much older. Taken from the far flung islands and from the cities, they celebrate many aspects of life in Scotland including family, friendship, the beautiful countryside and the weather.


ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes by Ewan McVicar

Adults may lament that today's children do not sing in the playground, but the kids know better. Hilarious, energetic, surreal, shocking and nonsensical rhymes and songs are as much in evidence today as they always were. In this book, one of Scotland's best-known storytellers introduces hundreds of such rhymes from all over the country. Some date back hundreds of years; many others have been collected on the author's personal visits to schools.


'a pleasure to dip into' - Facts & Fiction

'surreal, energetic, hilarious ...a fascinating read' - Scottish Field

About the Author

Ewan McVicar

Ewan McVicar was born in Inverness. He worked as a banker in Scotland and Africa, then as a guitar teacher in the USA. On his return to Scotland, he was employed in various areas of social work before becoming a self-employed storyteller and songwriter. He has performed in over 200 schools and in castles, museums, folk festivals and other venues across Britain, as well as in Canada, the USA, Holland and Russia. He lives in Linlithgow.

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224 pages


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Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General

Publication date

6th March 2014




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