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Friday, March 20, 2009

Inside my china cabinet - Teacup 6 of 6

Today's teacup is Road to the Isles

Road to the Isles is a famous Scottish traditional song about an actual [ancient] road that runs along the northern banks of the River Tummel in the Highlands of Scotland. The lyrics mention locations the road passes.

It is said to have been played by the piper to Lord Lovat during the D-Day invasion. If, like me, you are a fan of the bagpipes, you can listen to the song here.

I hope you have

enjoyed this series!

There are six cups and saucers in this set, and it is called the Traditional British Songs Series by Royal Albert. These songs represent England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.


British Traditional Songs Series:

Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond
John Peel
Land of Hope and Glory
Londonderry Air
Men of Harlech
Road To The Isles

I first became aware of this series whilst browsing through teacups on eBay. (A Tea Lover can get into a lot of trouble doing that, you know!) I thought they were something a bit "different" so, over a period of time, I accumulated the set.

Obviously, these are no longer made and are highly collectible. Royal Albert created loads of "series" collections. I have not taken the time to research what year(s) these were produced, etc. Maybe one of these days I will.

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