Season 2 Episode 2: Potato Scone

By Craig Thorburn - January 19, 2019

Apologies for the lateness of this post - here is the archive post from last week (January 12th)!


The first full two hour show we packed a lot of music in this week!  We covered Scottish dance music, some Scottish rap as well as the usual favorites!

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A Scottish Ceilidh

Scottish Dance Music

I spoke quite a bit about Scottish dancing and Scottish dance music on the show today.  If you're interested in getting involved in some Scottish dancing around the area, you can check out the DC branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) website.  There is a group that meets in Greenbelt on Tuesday nights or if you're a member of the UMD community you can join on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Math Rotunda.  Contact me if you would like more information. 

It was surprising to me when moving here, just how popular Scottish dancing is in the US, even with people who have no Scottish heritage.  It's a lot of fun and a great way to be active and meet people!

New Music

A quite time for new Scottish music right now, but that doesn't mean the songs that we are getting aren't incredible.  Karen Matheson this week released a cover of Deacon Blue's Dignity -  wonderful acoustic rendition.

We also had another reimagined song from Fatherson, from their EP release of alternative versions to songs from their 2018 album 'Sum Of All Your Parts'.  These slowed down, but not completely acoustic songs are definitely worth a listen and a wonderfully different vibe to their usual sound.

Track Listing

Let's Go - The Fratellis
The Academy Award - Franz Ferdinand
Colour Me In - VUKOVI
Suis-Je Cool? - The Van Ts
Afterglow - Mt. Doubt
Gratitude (Reimagined) - Fatherson
Dignity - Karine Polwart
Nothing Ever Happens - Del Amitri
Can You Hear Us? - Skerryvore
About You Now - Skipinnish
Hold On To You Heart (Acoustic) - The XCERTS
Hold On (Acoustic) - Twin Atlantic
Information - The Proclaimers
Lochaber Foxtrot - Ian Hutson & His Scottish Dance Band
Virginia Reel - The Hooley Ganzband
Strip The Willow Encore - The Hoolez Ganzband
Ferla Mor - Dave Wiesler, Mara Shea
After The Storm - Sketch
Luths - Gabh Greim - Niteworks
Giant - Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
17 Again - Tide Lines
17 September 2014 - Loki
The Tree That Never Grew - Hector Bizerk
Never Say Die - CHVRCHES
Over And Done With - Sunshine On Leith Cast

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