Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Bagpipes! The Accents! Why I Love Scottish Music

Yeah, you read that right. They're pipers and they're bad ass! I first heard the Red Hot Chilli Pipers while strolling through the touristy gift shops on High Street in Edinburgh (which was more fun than should be legal) and I thought they were awesome.

Bagpipes, attitude, accents, what's not to love? In fact, I think the RHCP are so phenom that I'm giving away one of their CDs to someone who comments on this blog post!

But the RHCP (amazing as they are) are not the only Scottish bands I love. Jim Malcolm, Dougie MacLean, Old Blind Dogs and Runrig also top the list. I saw Jim Malcolm in concert a couple years ago and he's currently on a US tour, so check to see if he's coming to your town!

If you've never listened to Scottish folk music, Dougie's "Caledonia" is playing in the background of this video I made of pics from our 2010 Scotland trip.

There's just something about a singing Scotsman that melts a lassie, especially when he's singing the poetry of  auld Rabbie Burns. *blissful sigh*

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  1. Ooh! Even if I don't win I'm gonna have to check this band out!

  2. So excited about all this scot fun!!! #TKBurnsNight

  3. I am pretty sure that bagpipes are my favorite Scottish thing. I don't know what it is about them...but they always make me happy.

  4. I can't believe I'vve never heard of these guys before!!!

  5. The sound of bagpipes is pretty entrancing...I like folk music (: would love to win this one!!

  6. My all time favorite piece of bagpipe music is "Steam Train to Mallaig". I collect different versions of it - LOL. Used it as inspiration for a scene in a novel in progress...