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Shputnik is a set of three Scottish jigs: Jimmy Macgregor, originally a pipe tune; Shputnik In Glenshiel, a contemporary tune written by the late, legendary Martyn Bennett; and another puirt-a-beul melody, Nighean na Cailleach Crotach Crupach or The Daughter Of The Humpbacked And Lame Old Woman, an upbeat tune from the far north-west of Scotland.


from A Breath Against The Calm, released November 3, 2018
PM Jimmy McGregor (John Scott)/Shputnik in Glensheil (Martyn Bennett)/Nighean Na Cailleach Crotach Crupach (Trad.). Arranged Root and Branch.


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Root & Branch play the traditional music of Britain, Ireland and the Appalachian mountains. The band consists of five musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, with diverse influences and backgrounds that create a distinctive and energetic sound.

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