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Monday, 11 July 2016
Marra on Monday
Here is the Bard of Dundee the late great Michael Marra to kick off your week with a couple of tracks from his album Posted Sober.
Musician, poet, Dundee United fan and all round good bloke Michael Marra died of throat cancer in October 2012 at the age of 60.
On his death his family asked that donations be given to the Big Noise Sistema Scotland project looking to develop children's orchestras in Scotland based on the successful model in Venezulea.
Feel free to throw a couple of coppers in their general direction.
Before we get to the two tracks an interesting duo you may not have heard.
First up and indeed a first for CCM is Mr Leo Sayer with his version of Hamish the Goalie a song about the legendary Dundee United goalkeeper Hamish McAlpine
Leo is followed by the man himself with the masterpiece that is Hermless a song that has been touted as an alternative Scottish national anthem
Michael Marra - Letter From Perth
Michal Marra - The Butterfly Flaps Its Wings
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I know shamefully little about Michael Marra. These songs are extraordinarily good.ReplyDelete
Do you know how it is that Leo Sayer came to do this? I'm not aware of any connection between Leo Sayer and Dundee? Intrigued, CC, I'm intrigued.ReplyDelete
No idea sorryDelete
I know it is on a CD of United songs that Euan has
Well, this brought me up short. Love it. Thank youReplyDelete