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Greetings Febroists! We're armed and slightly attractive this month with the deadly nyckelharpa from the bowels of Sweden. As neither of us can actually play one it's probably safe to come out of your shelter because it's in the hands of Mr Pennycook. If you're in the UK you will likely come across one should you encounter a certain Vicky Swann.

Mal draws the short straw this time round as once again the Gaelic language defeats us but it sure sounds better coming from Mischa and Julie.

We thought it about time we tackled some Bluegrass for a change in the form of two sisters from England. We Brits can do it just as well y'all.

The FATEA Showcases quarterly free download gave us yet another crackin' track and our good friends at Copperplate Distribution came up trumps with two very good albums.

Add in a Scottish 'girl' band, a Russian lady, a favourite Irish lady, a bit of English ceildh band, some Northumbrian pipes, and some 'old fashioned' musicians, and there you have a most excellent offering.

See you next time with the mad March hares.........


1) Gavin Pennycook - Planxty Madam Maxwell/Charles O'Connor
2) Connla - Daily Growing
3) Albireo - Morning Star/Three Jolly Sheepskins
4) The Old Fashioned - Poor Murdered Woman
5) Kathryn Tickell - The Wedding/Because He Was a Bonny Lad
6) The Mischa Macpherson Trio - Cha D'fhuair Mi'n Cadal (I Got No Sleep)
7) Daria Kulesh - Heart's Delight
8) Rant - Willie Cumming's Rant
9) Rant (with Julie Fowlis) - Thug Thu Chonnlach as an T-Sabhal
10) The Carrivick Sisters - Over the Edge
11) Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman - The Mist in the Meadow/The Curlew's Cry/Chris Corbett's
12) Karen Casey - Town of Athlone
13) The Hydes - Land's End/On the Road From Glen to Carrick