For our latest session we took the many boys and girls of Team Turnip, gave them some fresh air and sunshine and watched their folky chamber pop blossom in the Edinburgh spring sun.
We picked Advocates Close as our first spot, which jinks down from The Royal Mile and emerges on Cockburn Street. One of the oldest remaining closes in Edinburgh, it dates from the mid-sixteenth century and takes its name from one Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees, the last Advocate Of Scotland in office during the time of the Restoration, Revolution and Union. It’s also got a nice little sunlit platform halfway down that can fit a band that features drums, two violins, a glockenspiel, an omnichord and a mandolin.
We got a (ahem) cracking version of ‘Scramble Eggs’ here, a cheery, jolly-sounding slice of chamber folk that’s actually about the futility of war and the death of a friend - Sir James Stewart of Goodtree might even have approved.
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