Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

vanishing fiddlers

August 19, 2010

I’ve been spending some time in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton recently. (Pictures coming soon.) Ever wonder why there’s such a tradition of Celtic fiddlers and bagpipers and culture in general, on the far East Coast of Canada? It’s geography: Nova Scotia = “New Scotland”.

Here’s a fascinating mini-doc. with the story:

songs for ‘stick’ season

November 15, 2009

John McCutcheon WintersongsAutumn’s closing out, winter’s not quite here yet. We’re waiting for snow.

This week’s World of Music features Wisconsin native John McCutcheon with a song about anticipating the snow, from his Wintersongs. We’ll make musical stops in Norway, Scotland, and Senegal in the weekly world tour – and find out what happens when a contemporary DJ remixes traditional stories from India’s ancient epic, the Ramayana. The result is unforgettable. The Easy Star All-Stars give up “Money” from Dub Side of the Moon, and the Denver Dub Collective channels Prince from their brand new release Purple Dub.

World of Music is a seasonal blend of blues, jazz, poetry, and world music every Monday on the Radiator, 3-5pm ET. Online, or at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT.

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