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ED2012 Music Review: The Sorries

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The Sorries play a brand of folk music that is so deliciously infectious it’s almost impossible not to get carried away. This duo bring traditional folk songs back to life through their clever contemporary humour (their ‘Johnny Lad’ makes reference to Alex Salmond and Usain Bolt, amongst others), top notch musicianship and perpetually smiling faces. Their comfortable on-stage rapport helps the show to become a sing-a-long with friends, adding to its authentic Scottish nature. From a heartfelt ‘Auld Lang Syne’, tweaked to become a ballad, to a raucously catchy ‘Rattlin’ Bog’, the pace never falters. With an audience constantly singing, clapping or stomping along this show is riotous fun that affirms just how alive Scottish folk music is.

Quaker Meeting House, 1-25 Aug (not 12, 19), 4.30pm, 8.30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lewis Wade]


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