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Traditional Scottish Music

Traditional Scottish Music

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We're taking this week to explore some of the cross currents between traditional music and classical music on Performance Today. Today, we take you, musically at least, to Scotland. We'll start by hearing the ensemble Ferintosh — cellist Abby Newton, harpist Kim Robertson and violinist David Greenberg. They talk with Fred about cultural influences in the music they play. And we hear Ferintosh play a set called the "Ferintosh" set — a strathspey and two reels. Then we hear music by James Oswald, a short piece called "The Virgin's Bower." Ferintosh closes with a medley called "Are You Sleeping, Magie?"

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