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OPTIMISTIC SOUND FUNDRAISING UPDATE
 The_Meenister 01 Sep 2014 10:22 AM    » Artists_Profile comments 0

OPTIMISTIC SOUND FUNDRAISING UPDATE

Here is an article from Dundee Courier with update on Optimistic Sound's fundraising efforts to bring El Sistema Scotland's Big Noise Orchestra to Dundee.

 

     


YOU SAY "HARMLESS", I SAY "HERMLESS"
 The_Meenister 21 May 2014 06:15 PM    » Albums comments 0

YOU SAY

Loudon Wainwright has recorded Michael Marra's "Hermless" translated as "Harmless" on his new album "Haven't Got The Blues (Yet) due for release in July. More information at Proper Records website

 

Loudon


MARTIN AND ELIZA CARTHY COVER MICHAEL MARRA
 The_Meenister 10 May 2014 03:44 PM    » Albums comments 0

MARTIN AND ELIZA CARTHY COVER MICHAEL MARRA

Martin Carthy

Martin Carthy and his daughter Eliza Carthy have covered Michael's "Monkey Hair" on their new album "The Moral of the Elephant" due for release on 02 June 2014.

A rare wee video of Martin and Eliza discussing and playing 3 of their song choices including Monkey Hair can be viewed at Folk Radio Uk

Michael dedicated his song "If I Was An Englishman" from the Quintet EP  to Martin Carthy.

 


MOTHER GLASGOW
 The_Meenister 29 Mar 2014 04:01 PM    » On Screen comments 0

MOTHER GLASGOW

A fine performance of Michael Marra's "Mother Glasgow" by Tom Urie along with the Glasgow Philharmonia conducted by Ross Gunning. The video of the performance is available on the Daily Record website


SCRIBBLED DOWN DRUNK BUT POSTED SOBER
 The_Meenister 02 Jan 2014 01:02 PM    » Review comments 0

SCRIBBLED DOWN DRUNK BUT POSTED SOBER

Fearghas Kelly has written a wonderful piece on an encounter he had with Michael at a gig in Paisley back in 2008. He has kindly agreed for us to use it here. You can read it at Fearghas's blog website 



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