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Back in the craic (irish expression : to be back)

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Sorry, I couldn’t access the blog this week-end. I was quite busy as well, marking papers (the mock exam also known as “Bac Blanc”).

So here I am back but late with music for your ears !

This is a song by Travis (a British band but the singer, Fran Healy, is actually Scottish). Listen to “Why does it always rain on me ?”  (appropriate song for this wet week-end)

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Amy McDonald “Mr Rock & Roll”

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I had already posted “This is the Life” by Amy McDonald on this blog and here is “Mr Rock & Roll” from her debut album.

Amy McDonald is a Scottish singer and songwriter. You will her her strong but loverly Scottish accent in the second video of this article.

She started playing on-stage acoustic gigs at the age of 15 ! Her main influences include Travis (find them on YouTube, they’re Scottish too and they are great !) and The Libertines. In fact, she is a self taught musician (which means she learnt to play music all by herself !) and started to play her father’s guitar after being inspired by Travis at the T in the Park Festival in 2000, where she heard Travis’ song “Turn” (great song by the way !) and wanted to play it herself.

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And now, a short interview of Amy with her charming Scottish accent 😉

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