Scots sangster Iona Fyfe’s lockdoun diary

It’s the ninth o Mairch, and I’v juist gaed affstage at a venue cried SALA BBK in Bilbao, Spain. I hae hauf o the neist day tae explore aa the airts and pairts o this Basque toun afore me and my band hae tae ging on a plane back tae Glesca via Amsterdam. It’s business as normal in Bilabao, and fowk ar nou gaun aboot their auld-farrent Monday mornin wey: …

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Soonds o the kirk and coort: early muisic in Scotland

Whither in Italy, Germany, France or England, muisic bi gate o coort and kirk wis floorishin aw ower Europe in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. But what o Scotland? Wis it aw juist bagpipes, reels and fowk sangs? I pat on my speirer’s bunnet and haed a bit leuk. Atween c1430 and c1750—a time that comprehends twa muisical eras scholars caws the Renaissance and Baroque periods—Europe’s kirks and royal coorts …

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