Music Guests: The Brogues

The Brogues are a Glasgow-based band with a very fine line in Gaelic hymns and ceilidh tunes. They are: Alan Murray (fiddle), Alastair Bennett (guitar & calling), David Matheson (drums & guitar) and Grace Walker (piano). We were MOST delighted to have them record in our studios for the March smallVOICE podcast. Enjoy the chat and their two tunes, ‘The Potter’s Throw [at   around 16’06 minutes] and ‘Be Thou My Vision’ sung in Gaelic [at 43’44 ].



Their (rather classy) website says:
Active in writing their own tunes, the band’s sound is grounded in Scottish traditional folk music, with a modern feel. In days gone by, almost every township or village in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland would have had a ‘ceilidh house’ – a place where people felt welcome and found good company. It was here that folk shared the gift of entertaining each other in song, dance and story. It’s a custom that’s made Scotland famous throughout the world, and it’s this kind of atmosphere that the Brogues seek to create wherever they go. With a history of organising dances and concerts for visitors on the Isle of Skye (home for two of them), they’ve since settled in Glasgow, and have been involved in leading events across the UK and beyond.


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