Listen to the Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music podcastHi there,
Here’s the latest podcast. We’re featuring Scottish bands in this edition. There are not so many CDs coming out at the moment but 2 to look forward to are ‘They Dressed in Yellow‘ by Fiddlers’ Bid and Donald Grant’s The Way Home. Both ate fantastic fiddle records that are approaching things slightly differently. We’ll play them on the podcast when they come out.
I’m heading to Quebec on Wednesday with pianist Dave Milligan for a few days. It’s an accordion festival with lots of music and stepdancing on the streets. I went a few years back and loved the people and their music. It will be nice to be back!
We’ve just announced the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame inductees. Everyone of them is amazing and given so much to Scottish traditional music. The list is
Jim Kilpatrick MBE
Phil Cunningham MBE
Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music: Dr John Barrow
The inductees will be presented with their awards on the 28th November as part of the Scots Trad Music Awards. http://www.tradmusichall.com/index.htm
Even in the Rain by Deaf Shepherd
Track – Millenium Village
I’ve always loved this band and have followed them since their conception. Their particular brand of bagpipe folk always brings down the house. They recently performed on the BBC Radio 3 stage at Womad to great acclaim. They’ve recorded half a 4th album which should hopefully be out in the new year (and yes it’s nearly hear!)
May You Never Lack a Scone by Jock Tamson’s Bairns
Track – Gude Claret / Wee Hieland Laddie (song/march)
This is another band who I’ve alway enjoyed. Rod Paterson’s singing is hard to beat and their choice of tunes is always interesting and good. They were also in there right at the beginning of the Scottish folk fusion movement.
Dochas by Dochas
Chuir Lad Mise dh’Eilean Leam Fhin
This band are currently recording their latest release which must be available soon. Listening back to this track it is not hard to see why they have been successfull and why Julie Fowlis (the singer) has done so well.
On Safari by Keep it Up
Track – Edward
We don’t play much nowadays but when we do it is always fun.
Sugarcane by Shine
Track – Alasdair Og
We received a few comments about this band when I last played them on the podcast so I thought I would play them again. Their music is very original and the production of the CD by Jim Sutherland makes it sound very different. It would be great to have a sequel to the CD girls?
Albannach by The Whistlebinkies
Track – The Loch Ness Monster
This band have toured all over the world and released a mountain of records. Their old singer Mick Broderick did last month but he left a wealth of stories. Meanwhile the Whistlebinkies carry on and again it must be time for another CD!