> Richard Mende stated:
> Dear friends, I'm sorry to be joining this discussion so late. But you
> inspired me to seek out more of Johnny Cunningham. All I could find was a few
> Silly Wizard tapes that a friend lent me.
> In my last posting I mentioned the magic of Lexy McAskill on Silly Wizardry.
> On the Golden Golden tape I find the same magic in The Rose of Red Hill. And
> the man's cuts are quite unbelievable, especially in McGlinchey's Reel.
> Many of you referred to his technical facility. It certainly is evident in Th
> Laird O'Drumblair. His astonishing speed draws quite a gasp from the audience
> I wish we had such sophisticated audiences where I live.
> IMO, the Golden Golden tape is flawed by TOO much guitar and bass.
> Mt friend also lent me A Glint of Silver. I find no magic on this tape.
> There's a great deal of overbearing synthesizer and bass on this tape. I hope
> don't start the old purist/non-purist debate again. Please believe me when I
> say that I have nothing against these instrments *per se.* I just find them
> too much on this particular album.
I think that Capercaillie has taken the torch of trad Scottish music
from Silly Wizard and Ossian, and taken it to another level, IMHO their
music is full of emotion and is played with more verve .. I suggest you
try some of their recordings Richard 'Delirium' 'Sidewaulk' and