Great Scot! Music Monday – The Dirty Beggars – Come Away With Me

Today’s music recommendation combines two of my favorite things, Scotsmen and bluegrass.  Thanks to a tweet from Brian Ferguson (@brianjaffa) looking for help finding a venue for this guys in DC for July, I was introduced to the music of The Dirty Beggars. In addition to covers of some really great songs,  they have some original material as well.

The Dirty Beggars –  Come Away With Me.

Also, here is a great video of them playing on the roof of Studio Fàs on the Isle of Skye.

The Dirty Beggars – Unforgiven


Be on the lookout for these guys touring the USA this summer. You can follow them on Twitter (@TheDirtyBeggars) or find them on Facebook.


Great Scot! music for March 19, 2014 – Julie Fowlis -‘Wind and Rain’ / ‘Thig am Bàta’

I thought I would go with Julie Fowlis again this morning since I saw a tweet from Brian Ferguson that she would be at the Bannockburn Live festival at the end of June. I wish I could be there for that festival. Sounds like a number of fabulous musicians will be there.

Full details of #BannockburnLive festival unveiled, incJulie Fowlis, DougieMacLean, Roddy Hart & KarinePolwart:

— Brian Ferguson (@brianjaffa) March 19, 2014

I especially like this song since it has the lyrics in both Gàidhlig and English. As much as I love all Gàidhlig songs, it’s nice to know sometimes what the song is saying.  Also, this particular video has great pictures from Doune Castle and makes a great Outlander tie-in.

Julie Fowlis – ‘Wind and Rain’ / ‘Thig am Bàta’