When I was commissioned to interview the Corries for the sleeve notes of this record I set off northward with the idea that one, or at most two days should see my task complete. After nearly a fortnight of following rumoured sightings I did finally trace them to an isolated farmstead, deep in the moorlands of Argyle. The hour was late when I arrived but the night, as they say, was still young — and indeed, what with singing, music, stories and dancing it, and all assembled lasted well into the following dawn. By then the condition of both parties was hardly sympathetic to an interview, far less to coherent journalism.
I have preferred to remember the evening as a series of impressions which seem to me to typify the character and environment which the Corries favour, and which they carry with them into their performances whether on radio, television, big concerts or small.
They are stimulating company and, if audience reaction is anything to go by, they are second to none in providing a type of entertainment in which all elements of human emotion are portrayed.