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Review: Saor - Aura

The history of Saor is a bit deceptive. If you’ve heard the name at all, you didn’t until last year, but the man behind it has been around for some time now. 626 more words

Music Review

Halloween Soalin - Peter, Paul & Mary & Sting

English Folk Song, A Soul Cake, possibly dating as far back as the 16th Century –  later popularized by Sting.

The first version has the edge on being more hauntingly evocative. 16 more words

History

Essential Traditional Folk Songs #4: Fairport Convention sings 'Tam Lin'

Today we have an old Scottish ballad of the ‘fantastical’ variety. ‘Mainly Norfolk’ tells us ‘This is a truly magical ballad. It was first mentioned in The Complaynt of Scotland in 1549 but no words were published until Herd put a fragment into his Ancient and Modern Scots Songs in 1769. 253 more words

Music

To Copyright or Not to Copyright: Pondering the "Writing" Part of Songwriting

Copyrights? For books, it’s a no-brainer. Duh.

For songs? Well, yes, when I first started writing them, about two and a half years ago, my music teacher persuaded me to go through the copyrighting process as each song came out. 261 more words

Wing's Words

Introduction.

This blog is part of a project I am completing as part of the final year of my degree in Commercial Music at the University of the West of Scotland. 119 more words

Edinburgh

New Website Official Launch!

Introducing my new website launch -

http://www.yvonneblasycreativeinnovations.com/

Contains blogs, artwork with slideshow, poetry, links to my music… and more.

Hope you’ll stop by and take a tour! 23 more words

Carnival Youth - 'Octopus' video

We introduced you to Carnival Youth back in the summer when they released their debut single ‘Never Have Enough’ and now the Latvian folk-poppers have released a new video for ‘Octopus’. 106 more words

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