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Posted by shanoah on May 12, 2009

Ah. I was thinking of it as posting late the previous day. My bizarre schedule encourages such mistakes…

My minds blank about conspiracy theories and monkeys right now (worrysome; that’s one of the symptoms of a mind wipe ^_-), so, instead, I’ll just post some Scottish music. First, a song you’ve heard before, sung by The Silencers:

Yep, Wild Mountain Thyme. Traditional Scottish tune, right? Well, actually, it’s copyright 1957 by someone in Belfast. However, it’s very clearly derived from a Scottish song from the late 17th century, The Braes of Balquhidder. Here’s a good, non-traditional rendering by a Czech group, Le hAnam:

And here’s a more traditional rendition. Not sure who the group is:

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