Highland Swing play ‚Midnight on the Water’ and ‚Margaret’s Waltz’. – YouTube

Highland Swing are a five piece band with a distinctly Scottish flavour based in London. Clare Lindley fiddle /caller/vocals, Colette O’Leary accordion, Chris Haigh fiddle/vocals, Brian Mullen cello/bass/vocals and Paul Kerr guitar/vocals They are a professional and experienced group of musicians who are available for ceilidhs, concerts and festivals. Highland Swing are represented by several London event and music agencies. They perform a wide repertoire of instrumentals and songs and are versatile in different styles of music from traditional to jazz, popular and classical.

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10 of the most disturbing folk songs in history – BBC Music

Like all good stories, folk music is largely about three things: sex, death and politics. There might be a lot of carousing along the way, and there may be some discussion of farming or the occasional comedic skit to tickle your fancy, but the principal themes remain constant and they are always delivered with rude gusto. So, as we head towards this year’s Radio 2 Folk Awards, here are 10 examples of songs that go beyond the bounds of human decency (and are all the better for it)

Source: 10 of the most disturbing folk songs in history – BBC Music

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