That Guy Fae The Corries & So Much More: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Talks To Ronnie Browne…

For the latest podcast, Ali and Ian took a trip to the edge of Edinburgh to talk to one of Scottish music’s great voices and characters, Ronnie Browne. By his own admission Ronnie is best known as one half of The Corries, but there other tales to tell, and he kindly agreed to talk us about his recently published autobiography, Ronnie Browne: That Guy Fae The Corries.

As you’ll hear, there’s far more to Ronnie’s life than that, and what unfolds is 40 minutes of conversation which is thoughtful, at times moving, at others uproarious, and always entertaining. Ronnie talks about his young life in Edinburgh, his career as an artist, the strength he has gained from his family life, as well as his time as one of Scotland’s most iconic musicians. It is a life well lived, and spending time in the man’s company you realise it always would have been no matter what as he has a spirit that could never be denied.

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Shared History: A Review Of Ronnie Browne’s Autobiography That Guy Fae The Corries

If you asked most people in the street, “Who is Ronnie Browne?”, I doubt they would be able to tell you without you dropping a strong hint. If you said, “..that guy fae The Corries”, or showed them a picture (see left), the majority would know immediately. Beside Roy Williamson, he was one half of Scotland’s most iconic musical duo, and as a result both were best known collectively rather than as individual musicians. That’s obviously something that Browne is well aware of as That Guy Fae The Corries is the name of his autobiography, and it shows a modesty and self-deprecating sense of humour that runs through the book.

It is written with a warmth and humility which won’t surprise those who are aware of The Corries’ body of work, but it may surprise those who have preconceived ideas what a ‘Corrie’ autobiography is going to be like.

 

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