Ethel FINDLATER (1899-1973) of Dounby, Birsay on
the mainland of Orkney, got most of her songs and ballads from her mother
- her husband, John (1893-1959) came from Stromness and was much in
demand as an MC at local dances and weddings. Although Ethel played
melodeon at dances, she & John preferred to sing unaccompanied.
Besides reciting his courtship poem on "bundling", John talks about
local weddings - recorded by Peter Kennedy in 1955