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Genre: bothy ballad

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Bothy ballad is a traditional Scottish music genre that originated in the rural areas of Scotland. It is characterized by its storytelling nature and its focus on the lives and experiences of rural workers. Bothy ballads are typically sung in a strong Scottish dialect and are accompanied by instruments such as the accordion, fiddle, and guitar. The music often tells tales of love, loss, and hard work, and is a reflection of the culture and history of Scotland.


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