Tonight is Burns’ Night. It is a date etched into my memory not because I am Scottish (I have no known Scottish ancestry) but because it is my birthday. This year, I am 40.
It seems like the perfect day to listen to The Burns Unit (who seem to have made an impression on Sheddi; quite an achievement, as he is usually fairly resistant to many of my more off-beat folky purchases). Anyway, here is my current favourite from Side Show, “Blood, Ice and Ashes”, featuring the delectable vocals of Karine Polwart, with a rock-influenced backing: