THE BAIRNS' MUSIC
The latest album from the Oatmeal Brothers.
- these 12 newly recorded tracks represent one of Scottish
traditional music's enduring treasures
- this great Scottish band don't exactly churn out the recordings, but
their fourth album in 25 years is well worth waiting for
May You Never Lack a Scone
- breathtaking, sometimes as complex as a classical piece and sometimes starkly simple... their best yet
- there isn't a track here you wouldn't take to your desert island... packed with ideas and originality.
- their ability to make new and innovative noises on a very traditional set of instruments is astounding
- as tight as the proverbial duck's behind, with the distinctive JTB's swing
- they treat traditional music in respectful but imaginative fashion
- this is as pure, as full of character and as Scottish as it gets, simply wonderful
A' Jock Tamson's Bairns
- a truly outstanding recording, 'A Lasses Fashion' is deservedly acknowledged as one of the greatest recordings of traditional Scots music.
- shortlisted for the Best Trad Album of all time at the Scots Traditional Music Awards 2003.
Fergusson's Auld Reikie
Features Tony Cuffe, Billy Kay and the Bairns. Re-released to celebrate
the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of Scotland's greatest poets,
The album portrays the teeming life of Edinburgh's closes,
tenements and taverns in the 1770's through the vivid poetry of
Fergusson and the great Scots songs and airs that he loved