Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Cool Music Rec: Abundance
Last year, via a BBC Gaelic and Celtic music show, I discovered a rockin' instrumental tune with horns and strings. It is so rockin' that I wanted to know more! Despite not knowing Scottish Gaelic, I worked out that the song's "The Kelburn Brewer", and is a collaboration involving Natalie Haas and Alasdair Fraser and closes their CD "Abundance". Here's "The Kelburn Brewer" as a YouTube track. Gets going around 0:34, then picks up further about a minute in, then increases its jammin'-ness as it goes. Enjoy! You can also buy "Abundance" as unencumbered MP3s and I recommend this because you get a bunch of cheery instrumental music by indie artists on an indie label! And the instruments include kalimba! I had never heard of kalimba before!