The Scottish Football Museum is delighted to accept the presentation of an extremely rare 10-inch disc recording of “The Laddie Frae Cardenden”

The Scottish Football Museum is delighted to accept the presentation of an extremely rare 10-inch disc recording of “The Laddie Fae Cardenden”, a tribute to legendary Celtic goalkeeper John Thomson.

The historic song, written by Alexander McGregor and performed by Douglas Robb, dates from 1931 and was recorded as a tribute to Thomson who was killed in a tragic accident during an Old Firm match at Ibrox Park on September 5, 1931. A Scottish internationalist when he died aged just 22, John Thomson had already made 188 appearances for his club in a career that was so tragically cut short.

The disc is being donated to the Museum by Terry Dick son the late Glen Daly. Glen himself is famous for his recording of The Celtic Song which is still played at every Celtic home game.

Presenting the disc to the Museum was Celtic and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Pat Bonner, a man who represented his club on 641 occasions and is placed fifth in the Parkhead club’s list of all-time appearances. Pat will be accompanied by Gerry McDade, co-author of his Irish Book Award nominated autobiography, The Last Line.

you can listen to the Laddie frae Cardenden song here http://www.raretunes.org/recordings/laddie-frae-cardenden/

Pat Bonner