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Best traditional Scottish music? Your recommendations please!
We've all heard the iconic bagpipes, but what happens when you fuse traditional Scottish music with more modern inspiration?
On Saturday I went along to a Celtic Connections show at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow called 'Bothy Culture and Beyond
' (for those who don't know, CC is an annual festival of traditional music). This huge show which, along with an insane Skye-inspired set, featured famous trials cyclist Danny MacAskill performing alongside the Grit Orchestra. The musicians were playing songs from Martyn Bennett's albums such as Bothy Culture and Grit.
The music was AMAZING
If you could bottle what being in Scotland feels like, convert it into sound... Well, you're halfway there. I've been listening to Bennett's albums ever since on Spotify and I'm a little bit obsessed!SO... I need some more recommendations! Trad music fans, what are your favourite bands, singers, musicians?
I'm also a big fan of Skerryvore (who are great live) and Ryan Young (a VERY talented fiddle player who grew up just down the road from me!).
Comment below - I need to get some gigs in my calendar for 2018 Laura x
P.S. If you don't know who Danny MacAskill is and where cycling fits into it... Watch this
!All images my own.