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  • #31
    Originally posted by Terry H View Post
    Now this is cool.And the scenery-breathtaking!
    I should make a Scottish picture thread someday, I have some awsome pictures from our camping trips.

    Originally posted by Terry H View Post
    I'm noticing percussion has a larger role than I previously had thought. I've now picked up some more things to check out now based on your contribution.
    Yeah, I tend to like more upbeat pipes+drums/bodran ... stuff that makes you wanna move

    Originally posted by Terry H View Post
    BTW, I've shown the pic of your dog to a few people. Everyone is impressed and chuckle about the size of the bone (he?) is chewing on.
    That was an entire cow leg he had, Gotta love my butcher...
    Sadly we dont have him anymore, he passed just after Christmas


    Originally posted by Terry H View Post
    P.S. The crowd in the second link-wd. they have been dancing during the tune?
    Wouldent you? LOL
    Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

    http://primaldog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    • #32
      Hey DinoHunter I'm very sorry about your dog. I'm sure he was a good'n and had a great family to be with to boot.

      Yeah the dancing question was kinda dumb, but I cd. only see the first row and they were standing and clapping

      boy if cd. encourage you to make such a thread as you mentioned. Scotland is wunderbar.
      Last edited by Terry H; 02-19-2014, 03:56 PM.

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      • #33
        ANOTHER FIFER:




        Gonna look for more by him to listen to.

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        • #34
          FIFE, SCOTLAND-ABOUT LOCAL MUSICIANS



          Last edited by Terry H; 03-17-2014, 11:58 AM. Reason: SP

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            • #36
              Performed just the other day.

              Orchestra - Royal Scottish National Orchestra

              Last edited by Terry H; 06-06-2014, 05:38 PM.

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              • #37
                Mo Nighean Dubh (my dark-haired maid)! There's a Percy Grainger arrangement of that:




                Grainger was quite an eccentric. He used to run between concert halls sometimes; he also left his windows open in winter and dressed in tweeds in summer in order to experience a temperature he felt appropriate to the season. He is also said to have invented the "sports bra". (I've no idea whether that's accurate or not, but it's been claimed.) He was arrested twice in the U.S. for "vagrancy" being rather casual in his clothing -- since Americans were very strait-laced and orderly in those days and American cops could not get their heads around a scruffy-looking Australian concert pianist.


                Here's another Scottish air. This is by a Scottish fiddler who was a child prodigy. After the death of his second wife, he put his fiddle down and stopped playing. When he was eventually persuaded to take it up again, this, an air of his own composition, is the first thing he played. Here it's played in a contemporary style by an Orkneyman called Phil Anderson who has now relocated to Nashville:


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                • #38
                  Thanks for that Lewis for both music and commentary. Quite the contrast.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                      My grandmother's name was McClure. I think that might be Scottish. My dad said we weren't Irish. If so, I've probably got a quarter or an 8th Scot in me. Love those Scottish fiddle tunes in the key of A. Always bring down the house!
                      McClure? -- do you remember Doug McClure as Trampas in The Virginian?

                      doug-mcclure-vir.jpg

                      I also seem to recall him in a film version of that Conan Doyle lost world story. Fairly well-muscled and well able to take on the prehistoric beasts -- maybe he was an early low-carber. LOL





                      Anyway, there's been a lot of coming and going between Scotland and Ireland. They're close enough for parts of both to have been one kingdom at one time -- Dalriada:

                      Dál Riata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


                      The Scotti were originally an Irish tribe. They colonised much of the West of Scotland. By the ninth century they were so well established there that one notable Irish theologian was known as Johannes Scotus Eriugena -- meaning "John the Scot from Ireland" since even by then people were more likely to associate the word "Scot" with what's now known as Scotland.

                      At one time there were four languages spoken in what's now Scotland:

                      1. a language akin to Welsh in the South-West;

                      2. one like Old English (specifically Northumbrian) in the South-East, which had been colonised by the Angles (this became the Lallans (Lowlands) dialect used by Burns) …

                      O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
                      To see oursels as ithers see us ...
                      Robert Burns, Critical Analysis of To A Louse

                      3. a form of Gaelic, descending from Irish Gaelic, in the West (the language that was captured in the classic of "Celtic Christianity" the Carmina Gadelica);

                      4. remnants of Pictish.


                      To add to that, the Orkneys and Shetland were effectively Scandinavian -- and are as close to there as they are to Scotland. IIRC, they came at some point in the Middle Ages as a dowry with a Danish princess who married a king of Scotland -- much to the disgust and annoyance of the islanders at the time and long afterwards. (See Sir Walter Scott's The Pirate.)

                      Modern Shetlanders celebrate the "viking" inheritance with the Up Helly Aa festival:

                      up-helly-aa.jpg



                      It just goes to show -- a modern political unit can have fairly diverse origins and the roots of that, with a European State, tend to be dynastic: a modern European state is that area which, all cultural, linguistic, etc. criteria on one side some particular family had been able to control.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Terry H View Post
                        Thanks for that Lewis for both music and commentary. Quite the contrast.
                        Indeed!

                        Phil Anderson seems a pretty impressive guitar player -- indeed, multi-instrumentalist.

                        I found the band that he produced that got the best debit album for a Scottish folk-band award:

                        Amazon.com: Huinka: Music

                        Turns out they're from Orkney as well.

                        The Chair: Red-blooded stomp music from Orkney

                        I've yet to check them out, but they sound interesting ...

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                        • #42
                          From their first album, i think?



                          Ano:



                          Like them have to give them more of a listen.

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                          • #43
                            If It's Not Scottish It's CRAP! - YouTube

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                              • #45
                                From their first album, i think?


                                Like them have to give them more of a listen.
                                Thanks for the links. The Folky Gibbon is great fun!



                                Here's an old Scottish song -- Annie Laurie. Two versions. First Isobel Baillie in 1943:



                                Then here's a contemporary take from American guitarist Jed Marum:

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