Thursday, July 23, 2009

On the Air

I have acquired a sizable collection of Shetland CD's. Recently I presented a program of Shetland fiddle music on my local radio station (WMUA FM, 91.1, out of Amherst MA), with a good word or two about the Fiddle Frenzy. How the time did fly! I could have filled 24 hrs, but, in the 1.5 hr program, had to settle for a small sample of Tom Anderson, Aly Bain, Catriona MacDonald, Willie Hunter, Debbie Scott and Chris Stout, Fiddlers Bid and Blazin' Fiddles.

I recently purchased Debbie Scott's "The Selkie's Song", newly released on CD. Love it, especially her composition, 'Naomi Jane's Reel.'

Janet and I are considering a visit to Cape Breton for Celtic Colours in October, 2009. While this year's edition will feature Irish fiddlers, Chris Stout and Catriona McKay will be there, too, upholding Shetland tradition.

1 comment:

shsch said...

Great photos; looks like a fun trip. My partner & I were at Celtic Colours in 2008 and are returning this year again. Although far Northern Californians, we also have an occasional home in Nova Scotia. Baddeck is a covenient centre for Celtic Colours as there is much to do there and nearby. In addition to the music, a day or two sightseeing with some hiking along the Cabot Trail is well worthwhile. We appreciate the fall colours and the apples which are scant where we are among the redwoods.

The Bay of Fundy with its spectacular tides is also something to see, especially if you're interested in fossils/minerals/geology.