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Currently I'm Listening To:

"Abyss"

"In the build up to getting married in Scotland this year, I've been on the search for a traditional folk band from Scotland that will help me understand the qualities of Scottish folk. Fortunately, I discovered Talisk. This group is comprised of a concertina, fiddle, and guitar, and is a brilliant example of maintaining traditional tunes and instruments, while infusing them with modernity and timelessness. In opposition to the flowing melody lines of Irish folk music, Scottish folk is characterized by note precision, quicker tempos, and more dynamic rhythmic variation. I once heard someone describe the difference between Scottish and Irish music as being similar to the differences in the landscapes of the two countries: Ireland's music has gradual hills and valleys of serenity and melancholy, and Scotland is full of passionate, lively expression, and prone to high peaks like that of it's steepest mountain, Ben Nevis."

-N.L.

 

Currently I'm...

"Settling in to life in New Zealand! We moved here a few months ago and are thrilled to be living in such a vibrant, creative city. Wellington truly is the ‘coolest little capital.’ There are too many great things to do and explore in this beautiful community, and we’re embracing all the excitement ahead. Cheers!”

                                                     -N.L.