Kornog – The Braes o’ Killiecrankie

Kornog – Korong

Kornog – Korong

In recent weeks we’ve visited Ireland and England, so now, one day before St Andrew’s Day, it’s time to visit Scotland.

Today’s track is undeniably Scottish, The Braes of Killiecrankie is a mash-up between a traditional chorus and verses by Robert Burns and James Hogg, a traditional Scottish tune and a Breton schottishe.

Kornog, the group that performs this track, is also a bit of a mash-up. Three out of the four members , are in fact from Brittany with only the fourth member, Jamie McMenemy, being from Scotland.

I bought this CD some years ago now because 1. I wanted some more Breton music in my collection and 2. I am cheap and it was on offer. It has become a favourite not least because of the fantastic playing of the musicians involved.

Having had a run around the UK in recent weeks I’ve decided to dedicate December to Africa, so watch out for Franco and more!

Kornog – The Braes o’ Killiecrankie

One thought on “Kornog – The Braes o’ Killiecrankie

  1. dill

    Good track. I don’t know how it could have happened, but it reminded me of a song called ‘The Dowie Dens of Yarrow’, which is really one of the best (ie my favourite) border ballads. Yarrow is further south than Killiecrankie. I knew the ballad in a great version by The Corries, but there’s a sort of hippy/Hammond organ version by Shelagh McDonald which I like, too – it’s on YouTube.

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