acoustic · bagpipes · bouzouki · Celtic · fiddle · Scottish · traditional · world

The Fire: Marigold

If you’ve ever chatted with Mr. David Brewer, Scottish highland piper extraordinaire, you might remember that one of his favorite words is “epic.” David is well known in the American piping community for composing epic pipe tunes, arranging them into epic pipe sets, and bringing them to the stage in an energetic style that can… Continue reading The Fire: Marigold

acoustic · bagpipes · bouzouki · Celtic · male singer · Scottish · world

Old Blind Dogs: Room With A View

What is it about blind musicians that makes them so dang good at their craft? Doc Watson. Ray Charles. O’Carolan. Stevie Wonder. I could go on, but I won’t. The Old Blind Dogs can still see pretty well, they’re not that old yet–but they are surely among the best folk bands in the world, and… Continue reading Old Blind Dogs: Room With A View

accordion · bagpipes · banjo · bouzouki · Celtic · female singer · flute · Scottish · singer-songwriter · whistle · world

Capercaillie: At the Heart of It All

The capercaillie is a big, beautiful bird that looks like a mix of a turkey, a grouse, and a raven. It requires a habitat of old coniferous forests. In Scotland, the population has declined greatly since the 1960s because of deer fencing, predation and lack of suitable habitat. There are believed to be fewer than… Continue reading Capercaillie: At the Heart of It All

acoustic · bagpipes · banjo · blues · Canadian · Celtic · female singer · fiddle · Irish · male singer · old-time · world

New Release from The Family Carr (MP3)

Kevin Carr and partner Josie Mendelsohn¬†are well-established (and well-loved) figures in West Coast traditional folk music circles, for good reason. From trad Irish and old-time American music to Quebecois and Asturian and Galician traditions, they have spread their passion for folk music far and wide. The couple just released a new record with their son… Continue reading New Release from The Family Carr (MP3)