Live performance videos from McNally Smith College of Music, the Celtic Junction Arts Center, and the Minnesota Scottish Fair (our debut performance!)
BRASS LASSIE's extraordinary repertoire, enriched with brass, fiddles, flutes, pipes, voices, dance steps, classic and ethnic percussion, bass and piano, includes....
--Modern and traditional Irish reels, jigs, hornpipes
--Snazzy Scottish and French Canadian tunes
--Ancient Irish airs featuring brass
--Smart and joyous arrangements of Scots Gaelic waulking songs
--Cape Breton dance tunes and puirt à beul (mouth music)
--Scots and Scottish Gaelic ballads
--Music from Brittany and Central France
--Latin-infused trad dance tunes
A notable feature of BRASS LASSIE's music is the loving treatment of the tunes and songs. Without being dissected or transformed, the melodies are set to shine through the arrangements.
In a fan's words: "To have horns on traditional tunes was an unexpected and dynamic change that did not lose the songs or tunes in the transition but actually brought them forward."