The Celtic Music Radio CD Album of the Week is Revenge of the Folksingers from Concerto Caledonia with Alasdair Roberts, Olivia Chaney, Mairi Campbell and Jim Moray.
Listen to Sandy Semeonoff talk to David McGuinness on Saturday 13th August from 12 noon and 12 midnight and on Monday 15th August from 6pm.
Concerto Caledonia is Scotland’s early music group, bringing to life the classical and traditional music of the nation’s history.
The group’s eight CD recordings include Robert Burns songs in their original versions, classical symphonies from Fife, early Scots fiddle music, and the unique sound of 18th-century Scottish-Italian crossover. Its contemporary recordings include music by Frank Zappa, Astor Piazzolla, Daniel Johnston and The Buzzcocks. The album Mungrel Stuff was a Sunday Times Record of the Year, and besides appearing regularly on BBC Radio 3, the group has also been broadcast on Radios 1, 2, and 4.
Revenge of the Folksingers is described as nu-folk in early music clothing: traditional and original songs with old and new tunes from Scotland which was recorded in the Suffolk countryside at Aldeburgh.
Concerto Caledonia perform at St Andrew’s & St George’s Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh on Monday 22 August at 2.30pm.
Album of the Week is presented this week by Sandy Semeonoff who will be talking to David McGuiness from Concerto Caledonia on Saturday 13 August at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 15 August at 6.00pm