Monday, July 11, 2011

How It's Done

Here are a couple of videos that Temple Records compiled last year, featuring the Battlefield Band. First off, an arrangement of "A' Bhriogais Uallach," with some rather driven harmonies--and a glimpse of a little fellow who looks as though he's wearing the trousers in question, too, at the end of the video. (Also, here's a translation of the song, or at least a similar version of it, because the lyrics are too good to miss.)

And in case you are not content with that, and would like to feel utterly exhausted, here is some intense and splendid fiddling (and piping!). You know that bit in "The Great Escape" when the Americans are trying out their potato moonshine for the first time, and the only comment they can all muster is a strangled sort of, "Wowww?" That is what I have to say about this video:


1 comment:

Mahri said...


That's about all I can say too, except that I get a kick out the of the translation of the first tune's title: The Pompus Trousers! That's a laugh!