eddi reader, willie stewart, and the search for haggis
Reader says one of her thoughts in doing Burns music (she's a Scot, as of course, he was, and she's done his work with orchestras and as well as in more informal settings) is to do it the way someone might might have sung the songs in a pub in the 18th century, and you just happened upon it. She seems to have that nailed in this clip from the Cambridge Folk Festival.
We'll hear more from Reader here along the music road as the year unfolds, and from other Scots musicians as well. On this clip, notice (how could you not? he's the fiddle player) the work of John McCusker. He's a Glasgow native, as is Reader. Both have family from Ireland, too.
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hunt for the elusive haggis through webcams of Loch Ness, the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Glasgow's George Square, and other places, prizes on offer if you see one before Burns day
Music Road: Homecoming Scotland
Dual: Julie Fowlis & Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh