You can take down my old violin

Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson This is our third post this week on “Tom Dooley.” You can read the first here and the second here. Introduction My heart sank just a little after reading in John Edward Fletcher’s book about the Dula case that Doc Watson told a story of Grayson … → read more

MacPherson’s rant – A western from an Auld Country – part two.

James MacPherson’s sword. The actual truth concerning the life of James MacPherson has been long lost in the mists of time. However, as with the truth concerning Liberty Valance we are really concerned with the legend. Legend has it that MacPherson and his gang swept through the lands of the … → read more

MacPherson’s Rant – A western from an Auld Country

Imagine if you can a rich landowner surveying his lands. He has a small band of his men with him. He looks around his land with pride knowing that everything he can see is his. As he stands there he slowly becomes aware of the sounds of bagpipes coming towards … → read more