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By Keep It Up

  1. The Glasgow
    Knit The Pocky
    The Uist Regatta
  2. Hector Mackenzie’s
    The Skylark’s Ascension
    The Dismissal
    Biodag Chailean
  3. Kiss The Lass Ye Like The Most
    Because He Was A Bonny Lad
    Ian Peterson’s Compliments To Jack Delaney
  4. Griogal Chridhe
  5. The Grappa Groove
    Fosgail An Dorus
    Pat And Al’s
  6. Lord Elgin’s Fancy
    The Cadger Of Crieff
    Ann MacKechnie
  7. The Kilt Is My Delight
    Lexy MacAskill
    The Fiddle Cushion
  8. The Dundee City Police Pipe Band
    Iain Symington
  9. Maid Of The Lustrious Hair
    Failte Gu Scalpaigh
    Maighdeanan Na H-airigh
  10. Drathairs Na Theine
    Oran An Teine
    Dan Breen’s
  11. Arthur Gillies
    Dance Of The Woodbug

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A bit silly title, but a smashing recording by young Scottish group Keep It Up. The members are: Simon Thoumire (concertina), Eilidh Shaw (fiddle & vocals), Malcolm Stitt (bouzoukie), Kevin MacKenzie (guitar).

Their first album was quiet, and Simon Thoumire and Eilidh Shaw’s sweet concertina and fiddle duet reminded me of that of Jackie Daly and Kevin Burke. But the members become all aggressive on some tracks of this new recording. You will hear Simon’s both traditional and modern sides.

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Don’t want to brag, but I’m very broad that the group includes a tune I made on this recording. The tune is “Biodag Cailein” or “Colin’s Dirk”, named after my piping teacher’s antique, gold plated dirk. The tune was published by Barry Shears in his third collection of tunes. You can get the book from Paul Cranford: http://www.cranfordpub.com/index.htm
Or the man himself: http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/caper/
Simon picked up the book on a recent trip to Cape Breton.
You can also get copies from Footstompin’ in Scotland.