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Thread #164649 Message #3943832
Posted By: Will Fly
14-Aug-18 - 07:39 AM
Thread Name: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
Subject: RE: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
I've spent 50+ years playing and singing a wide variety of music, from folk to jug band music, jazz, rock'n roll, funk/soul and back traditional tunes in a ceilidh band and at sessions and singarounds - sometimes simultaneously.
I'm quite open about what I play and why I play it.Go to my YouTube channel and check out what I do - which includes many, many lessons for beginners and a wide variety of music. Check out my website for the free transcriptions for solo guitar and tenor guitar. It's sometimes invidious having to nail one's colours blatantly to the mast, but there you go.
You asked if we play contemporary traditional Scottish music down in Sussex. Yes, we do, amongst other things, because the background that some of us grew up in, was Scottish. I was brought up in Glasgow. Lots of traditional Scottish melodies of unknown origin, some by known composers such as Scott Skinner, and some modern takes on the style. Would you call Phil Cunningham, Tom Anderson "contemporary"? What about the more modern take on Scottish songs by people like Old Blind Dogs, who I think are excellent.
Anyway, I'm away to France now, for a fortnight of food, sun, sea and - with a bit of luck - some Breton tunes in the company of excellent musicians. You can talk among yourselves.