acoustic · Scandinavian · world

Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers (MP3)

This past weekend was my Annual Desktop Clearance, and what do you think I found buried deep amid the soggy beer coasters, coffee-stained music store receipts, and fuzzy spiders? The three-track demo CD from the Boston-based neo-trad fiddle outfit that calls itself Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers, which I had picked up almost a… Continue reading Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers (MP3)

bagpipes · Celtic · Scottish

Wicked Tinkers: Rant

What do your think of when you hear the words “Celtic music?” Is it the mighty dance tradition of the Celtic lands: jigs and reels on flutes and fiddles? Is it beautiful, mist-mystic new-age tunes played achingly slow on harp and hammer dulcimer, and drenched in reverb? Or maybe it’s the song tradition: balladeers singing… Continue reading Wicked Tinkers: Rant