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  • Tribute To The Scottish Amongst Us

    I recently watched some BBC TV- a couple of shows set in the Highlands. That led to looking for a bit of Scottish music more on the folk/traditional side. Words fail me and some of these tunes move me to tears:

    Dougie MacLean - 'S Fhada Leam An Oidche Ghemhraidh - YouTube

    Fear a Bhata {The Boatman} at Dougie MacLean's House - YouTube

    Dougie Maclean - Farewell to Whiskey - YouTube

    Dougie MacLean - Caledonia - YouTube

    Mo Nighean Donn, Grdh Mo Chridhe (My Brown Haired Maiden, Love - YouTube

    Anyways, greetings and respect.

    Hope everyone enjoys, and wd. like to know about your favorite music, as well.

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    Dougie does move one. I like to say that I've a quart' o scotch in me blood. That would be the influence of my maternal grandmother.

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    • #3
      Sounds good! I'll put in a recommendation for checking out Duncan Chisholm and Ivan Drever, if you don't already know them. Both fantastic scottish musicians as well!

      I've also got a quart of scotch in my blood, but I infused that myself

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      • #4
        I like to say that I've a quart' o scotch in me blood
        that is such a good way to put it. me too.

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            Originally posted by Ghshl View Post
            Sounds good! I'll put in a recommendation for checking out Duncan Chisholm and Ivan Drever, if you don't already know them. Both fantastic scottish musicians as well!

            I've also got a quart of scotch in my blood, but I infused that myself

            Hah! Thanks for the recommendations I'll be checking them out!

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            • #7
              Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, both together and separately, deserve a mention:

              The gentle light that wakes me - Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - YouTube
              Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - Shetland tunes, Hogmanay 2010 - YouTube



              Also, for more contemporary takes on Scottish music, you could try Wolfstone, Runrig, and Capercaillie

              Wolfstone - Ballavanich - YouTube
              Runrig Loch Lomond - YouTube
              Capercaillie - Coisich A Ruin - YouTube

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              • #8
                Thank you very much indeed! I'm anticipating lots of good stuff to listen to this weekend.

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                • #9
                  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!
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • #10
                    ...Love those Scottish fiddle tunes in the key of A. Always bring down the house![/QUOTE]

                    Yeah, me too.

                    Where is that gal with the 175lb hound? I was hoping she wd. chime in, too.

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                        Thanks Fifer. When I get home I am going to TURN IT UP!! to give it a proper listen.

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                        • #13
                          I'm mostly German

                          Make America Great Again

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                          • #14
                            Majesttisch! Danke.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fifer View Post
                              Is there for honest poverty
                              That hangs his head, an' a' that
                              The coward slave, we pass him by
                              We dare be poor for a' that
                              For a' that, an' a' that
                              Our toil's obscure and a' that
                              The rank is but the guinea's stamp
                              The man's the gowd for a' that

                              What though on hamely fare we dine
                              Wear hoddin grey, an' a' that
                              Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine
                              A man's a man, for a' that
                              For a' that, an' a' that
                              Their tinsel show an' a' that
                              The honest man, though e'er sae poor
                              Is king o' men for a' that

                              Ye see yon birkie ca'd a lord
                              Wha struts an' stares an' a' that
                              Tho' hundreds worship at his word
                              He's but a coof for a' that
                              For a' that, an' a' that
                              His ribband, star and a' that
                              The man o' independent mind
                              He looks an' laughs at a' that

                              A prince can mak' a belted knight
                              A marquise, duke, an' a' that
                              But an honest man's aboon his might
                              Gude faith, he maunna fa' that
                              For a' that an' a' that
                              Their dignities an' a' that
                              The pith o' sense an' pride o' worth
                              Are higher rank that a' that

                              Then let us pray that come it may
                              (as come it will for a' that)
                              That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth
                              Shall bear the gree an' a' that
                              For a' that an' a' that
                              It's coming yet for a' that
                              That man to man, the world o'er
                              Shall brithers be for a' that






                              Just thot I wd. include the lyrics/text for this
                              Last edited by Terry H; 02-06-2014, 06:22 PM.

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