Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Va-Jewels of Scotland|
Jewels of Scotland
Genres: World Music, Pop
G. Kahn | Südniedersachsen | 06/12/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a collector of Scottish folk music for some thirty years. This album, which was given to me by a well-meaning friend whom I proceeded to marry in spite of it, is easily the worst I've ever encountered, and that's a whole lot. Some pieces aren't all that bad, although even those are rendered a little too "artificially" for my taste. Others are downright horrible, like the oompah accordion pieces with a steady background disco beat and the incredibly sappy "Scottish soldier". This album is to true Scottish folk music what a 19th century London music hall rendition of "Molly Malone" is to true Irish folk music (or what all the beerhall "music" albums available in the US are to true German folk music). This is what my husband puts in my CD radio alarm if he wants to make very sure that I sit upright in bed in the morning just so I can turn it off right away."