Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Foot Stompin' Music, a record label in Scotland, offers three fine mp3s which you can download free at the bottom of the page here, an Irish fiddle set (pleasant change of pace!) off a CD by Liz Doherty, a multi-instrumental set (yes, pipes too) from Back of the Moon, and a set, mostly of puirt a beul, from James Graham's first CD. If I remember aright, that set was one he sang when he won Young Scottish Traditional Musician of the year back in '04.

Myy, time flies! It seems like just last week, I was sitting in my dorm room listening to BBC online when I, no doubt should have been studying. I don't remember what it was I was supposed to be studying, but I do remember I happened to catch the final round of competition for Young Scottish Traditional Musician of the Year. I remember that all of it was enough to keep me on the edge of my seat. There was some lovely fiddling and some insanely good accordion playing that sticks in my mind, and the aforementioned set of puirt. I can safely say that catching that particular broadcast lead, in one way or another, to many of my current interests, linguistic and musical (although I have not yet showed much inclination towards playing the accordion.)

Anyway, it fits in very well with the recent inclinations of this blog towards songs which are related to piobaireachds (as is the first of the set) and mouth music (as is the rest of the set), not to mention last Friday's video. If, perchance, you like it as well as I do, yes, the whole CD is well worth owning.

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