Ok, so this isn’t the best recording, but it is the only one out there. This is a piece of hungarian dance music called “Czardas” played by the scottish folk guitar duo “Wingin’ It”.
i saw this piece performed live and it just blew me away. Whenever i feel sad i listen to this and i cant help smiling.
Boys of the Lough - The Steamboat & The Sheffield Hornpipe (Scottish / Irish)
Show of Hands - Tall Ships Medley (English)
Karine Polwart - Follow the Heron (Scottish)
The back of the winter is broken
And light lingers long by the door
And the seeds of the summer have spoken
In gowans that bloom on the shore
By night and day we’ll sport and we’ll play
And delight as the dawn dances over the bay
Sleep blows the breath of the morning away
And we follow the heron home
In darkness we cradled our sorrow
And stoked all our fires with fear
Now these bones that lie empty and hollow
Are ready for gladness to cheer
So long may you sing of the salmon
And the snow scented sounds of your home
While the north wind delivers its sermon
Of ice and salt water and stone
Oh man, I love this song and I didn’t even realize I knew it.
Planxty - The Good Ship Kangaroo (Irish)
Battlefield Band - A’ Bhriogais Uallach “The Pompous Trousers” (Scottish)
Was asked to do accent challenge so here it is:
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham - The Shinty Referee (Scottish)
Was in actual tears with the banter in this one.
Norrie MacIver - A Rribhinn og Bheil Cuimhn Agad (Scottish)
In the venn diagram of “Beatboxing” and “Scottish Gaelic” this video fits nicely in the middle. Always interesting to see how new instruments and techniques have been appropriated by the folk tradition.