Re: Dougie MacLean and Kate

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Posted by Kate on November 03, 1999 at 18:47:04:

In Reply to: Dougie MacLean and Kate posted by Elaine on November 01, 1999 at 10:37:38:

: : : Speaking of music, we've received permission, directly from Dougie MacLean, to use his version of "The Gael" on our Web Site ... we'll have it for you soon! For those who have never heard it, it begins in drastically different fashion than you are used to, before blossoming into the fiddle-style of LOTM.

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: : Well, some may have had trouble changing the clocks back; I had trouble getting on the board about a busy day!
: : Thanks for the update...the Major Bray (Thank you Mr. Bray) bibliography on the French & Indian War....what a list!!!! Check it out if you haven't already. Always subject matter for the book club...
: : Am looking forward to Sarah M.'s music tie in...
: : Liked the "new" title on the main MohicanLand page; glad to see the "On the Trail of" not split into two last..
: : Did Mr. MacLean have anything to say about writing the music about LOTM or did he(or his office) just give permission to using his music???
: : Jo

: Happy All Saint's Day, Jo!

: We received permission to use the music. The LOTM participation will be part of Sarah M's Musical Musings.

: Speaking of music (as in REALLY great Celtic music) ...

: Kate, have you by chance heard the CD "Scottish Moors" by Jeff Victor? Or "Celtic Odyssey" ... a mix of various American, Scottish & Irish artists including Altan's "Donal Agus Morag"? These are absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!

: For that matter, have you heard Loreena McKennit?

: Anyone who likes Celtic music, check these CDs out ... you won't be sorry!


Hi Elaine,

So sorry to take so long to respond!! The 'guts' of my computer have been out so often the last week or so as Keith has tested out bits of his own, it hasn't been working long enough to write a quick 'hi' lately!! Apologies!

Glad to hear you managed to get in touch with Dougie. I *thought* that 'souvenir' of LOTM that hangs in his bar indicated he is proud of his part in the film and would be happy to endorse the use of his music on the Mohicanland pages!

And I have to admit *head downcast here*, I have not heard of the CD 'Scottish Moors' or 'Celtic Odyssey' - nor Loreena McKennit!! There was a time when I was absolutely *up* with the Celtic music scene. My husband played guitar and bodhran in a folk band for years and my son, who plays ten folk instruments (guitar, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, penny whistles, concertina, piano, keyboards, Scottish Small Pipes (which are almost identical to Davey Spillane's (of Riverdance) Uillean pipes and something else which I can't remember!) played as part of a folk duo for a few years and Celtic music was the only thing ever played in this house!! However, my husband went to live and work in the Middle East (Sultanate of Oman for 9 years and now in Saudi Arabia) and Keith has other things in his life at the moment and hasn't picked up an instrument in months, and I've been involved in other things the last six years and celtic music just seemed to disappear out of my life! Also, it seemed to get a bit 'stale' for a good while. It needed to change. However, with Michael Flatley and 'Riverdance', the music seemed to become alive and exciting again and I find I AM getting into it again. But - there just so MUCH celtic music coming out just now, it is really hard to keep track!! However - now you have given me a nudge in the direction of some exciting new sounds, I will DEFINITELY have a look out!!

Well, Santa always needs a little nudge too!! So - perhaps these CD's would make excellent stocking fillers!! (Family take note!) :0)

Take care, all,

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