Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Trad Tuesday - Neil Gow's Apprentice sung by Roddy Woomble


Neil Gow was a Scottish fiddler and composer from Dunkeld born in the 18th century. This song was actually written in 1993 by Michael Marra and is a tribute to Dougie MacLean, modern day singer/songwriter from Dunkeld.

Roddy Woomble is the frontman for the Scottish rock band Idlewild and a well-liked folk singer/songwriter on his own. I happen to like him and his music in both genres. Usually, he is singing songs that he wrote himself and I compare his lyrics to Dylan Thomas poetry.

Bonus for Outlander fans: Roddy Woomble or Angus Mhor (Steven Walters) - You decide!