LOCH BROOM BLETHERS Friday November 20 2009, 12:00 AM

From this week's Rosshire Journal -

Loch Brrom Blethers


A WEE Home from Home last Saturday in the hall was excellent, and there were a number of us there who had been there twenty-one years ago. I hope time was as kind to us as it was to Frank McConnell and Michael Marra. Michael's voice just goes on getting better and better and Frank's dancing and agility was just superb.

In 1988, at the time of Ullapool's bicentenary, Michael wrote the song Under the Ullapool Moon - he subsequently recorded in on his album On Stolen Stationery.

He told me at the weekend that the Scottish jazz singer, Sylvia Rae Tracey (daughter of jazz great, bassist Ronnie Rae) has also recorded it on her album Up From the Skies. A glowing review states "she brings together the work of some of her favourite artists, chief among them Michael Marra (whose acerbic yet tender Under the Ullapool Moon brings Loudon Wainwright's Central Square Song to mind)".