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!