Scottish Folk and Folk Rock

by Bill Golembeski
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Some of these artists take the electric road, and some take the acoustic road; but truly, they all arrive, in their own good Lothian time, to sing the beauty of Loch Lomond. Pride, tartan wisdom, defiance, Arthur's Seat, The Stone of Scone, and the poetry of Robert Burns hover over all this music. Runrig rocks; Dick Gaughan inspires; The Proclaimers harmonize like the sacred soil that is etched into an ancient Pictish carving, and then those Reid brothers "throw the R away." Capercaillie sing John Martyn's "Fisherman's Dream," a hymn that matches the sound of the tough lapping waves of The Firth of Forth at midnight. So, as James Hogg wrote, "Let friendship and honour unite/And flourish on both sides of the Tweed." These records sing that Scottish song. Click an album below to read a review

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