Belle Stewart (1906 - 1997)

Scottish singer singing songs from the gipsy/ traveller's tradition, which she is part of. She is the mother of Sheila Stewart.


Title.year.Label. no
The Travelling Stewarts (*)1968Topic 12T179
Queen Among the Heather1976  
[Reissue]1999 Greentrax 

(* Includes Lizzie Higgins)

Collaboration - Alex, Belle, Cathie and Sheila Stewart.

Title. year. Label. No.
The Stewarts of Blair1994 OssianOSS CD 96


Title. year. Label. No.
Back o' Benachie - Songs and Ballads from the Lowland East of Scotland1967 Topic12T180
Festival at Blairgowrie1968 Topic12T181
There is a man upon the Farm (The Voice of the People vol 20) 1998  

Album tracks.

There is a man upon the farm - Working men and women in song. Running time: 64 minutes 21 seconds. The recordings are dated 1938 to 1980. Issued 1998. Edited by Reg Hall. Compilation, research and notes by Reg Hall. The recordings are mainly from the archives of Topic records but also from Columbia (The Belhavel Trio) and from various private collections (Keith Summer, Jim Carroll, Frank Purslow etc). There is a 42-page booklet (including covers) giving the words to all the songs. 14 pages are given over to biographical notes about the singers. Only the songs by Belle Stewart are shown.



1.The Overgate Belle Stewart. Rec by Fred Kent at Blairgowrie, Perthshire. May 1976 Traditional
23. The Berry Fields O' Blair Belle Stewart. Rec by Bill Leader at a concert in the Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, 13 Aug 1967 Traditional

Book: "Queen Amang the Heather: The Life of Belle Stewart" by Sheila Stewart (2006)
"The King o' the Black Art" (short stories) by Belle Stewart (1987)

Last updated on 26/10/2010