Here’s an interesting wee film about an Edinburgh institution. All the voices have their own merits but the one that’s really hit me having just watched it is “Mog”. Everyone in it has a passion about them or they wouldn’t be in the film in the first place, but the song by “Mog”, it has something more.
It’s like the song has strode straight off a scheme into the Royal Oak to just remind everyone that, “hey that folk music you’re all singing, it’s a living thing you know, and in a 100 years half the songs they’ll be singing will be sounding like this one”.
The song has a pain and an integrity that seems to be rooted in real experience that gives it that “ouch!” quality that will stay with you as well as the “wow!” it slaps you with at the end. Of all the performers shown…
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