Ross Ainslie and Jarleth Henderson - Morning After Phil (Scottish and Irish)
Did I mention there was also beatboxing?
So it looks like I’ll be teaching 3rd year abertay students how to program 3D audio.
Maybe I can convince them to include folk music in their projects.
Fred Morrison - The Hard Drive (Scottish)
Capercaillie - Waiting for the Wheel to Turn (Scottish)
One of my old time favourites!
I’m late for St. Andrew’s Day, but here’s a topical post anyway. We always remember this holiday at my house and lament that we haven’t got anything to drink. Since it lands in the middle of Hanukkah this year I’m especially in a spirit for obscure winter holidays, and I never like to forget my real ancestors in November.
This is a Robert Burns song which is typically opaque for anyone without a Scots dictionary ready at hand, but it’s a sour political broadside against people who are now very dead. I like it.
This is the first of several party ballads which Burns wrote to serve Patrick Heron, of Kerroughtree, in two elections for the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, in which he was opposed, first, by Gordon of Balmaghie, and secondly, by the Hon. Montgomery Stewart. There is a personal bitterness in these lampoons, which did not mingle with the strains in which the poet recorded the contest between Miller and Johnstone. They are printed here as matters of poetry, and I feel sure that none will be displeased, and some will smile.
Ruaridh MacMillan - Bruichladdaich (Scottish)
Kathleen MacInnes - A Mhic Iain Ic Sheumais (Scottish)
Julie Fowlis - Oganaich Uir a Rinn M’Fhagail (Scottish)
Capercaillie - Rose Cottage Reels (Scottish)