Tuesday, June 07, 2011

St Anne's Reel

Two versions of one of my favourite tunes. This one features' Ally Bain's superb fiddle:

This one includes some words to make it a song. The source of the words, I don't know. The performance is by the Scottish group North Sea Gas; perhaps one of them wrote it?

The description of the feeling at a good country dance with good musicians is spot on, too.

He said: "There's magic in the fiddler's arms,
there's magic in this town.
There's magic in the dancers' feet
and the way they put them down.
Smiling people everywhere,
boots and ribbons, locks of hair,
laughter, old blue suits, and Easter gowns.