Orange and Blue

By woolybill1
There is a wonderful old Scottish fiddle tune called Orange and Blue, a Strathspey in style although it can be played as a Schottische or a Highland Fling. One of the ceilidh bands I used to play in tagged it on to the end of their final set - for the dance Drops of Brandy - and after a couple of times through someone would start singing and the instruments would drop out: even before the fiddle was invented the tune was an example of Gaelic Puirt beul or Mouth Music, now best known by its opening words "Brochan lom".

The words are really nonsense, but great fun: typical of a nursery rhyme, in fact. If you want to hear them you will have to follow this link and start the sound clip manually. It will also tell you what the song is about Smile

The photograph, from Dungeness, is of course Nothing to Do with the Case.

Tags: Photo journalism Specialist and abstract

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Beeeze 5 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 9:13AM
I love the textures in this as well as the colours. Plus a bit of education thrown in - it's a winner Smile

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Sep 2012 9:13AM
An amazing work, Bill! Wonderful colours and details. I love it! Certainly is a winner.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Sep 2012 9:14AM
A fine close up study of the decaying timbers, peeling paint, colours in this textural/tone image, Bill.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 9:21AM
Fantastic image Bill, superb textures and colours, first class Smile

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
13 Sep 2012 9:25AM
so that's where `Wiggo' gets his sideburns from GrinGrin
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 9:49AM
Lovely colours and textures Bill.

13 Sep 2012 9:59AM
This is my kind of thing and it is brilliant. Wonderful shot with fabulous composition, colours, details and textures.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 11:28AM
Nice........very nice in fact! I like this very much Bill.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
13 Sep 2012 11:40AM
Close up detail and texture but the colour contrast is the star of the show. A well found image, Bill.

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
13 Sep 2012 11:48AM
Fabulous colors and abstract I shall go and listen to the song.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
13 Sep 2012 12:16PM
A well seen image Bill colouful and with good details too.
Regards Richard
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
13 Sep 2012 12:22PM
One here Bill that would be in my ''colourful grot'' folder.
Grotty,grimey and colourful.
Just like some Scottish songs I know !!
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 4:17PM
Great work.
13 Sep 2012 6:11PM
VERY nicely done Bill, I like this VERY much.

John Smile
Superb colours Bill love the rope seen better days as has the wood but that's the attraction, nice one.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
13 Sep 2012 7:22PM
It's all about those wonderful textures Bill.
RobinF 11 83 1 England
13 Sep 2012 9:06PM
This hit's the spot for me Bill - you get my new 'Annie' User Award.
Ray42 10 3 England
14 Sep 2012 6:58AM
Great shot Bill like the colours and textures
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 10:29AM
A really good shot. Excellent.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
16 Sep 2012 3:59PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Sep 2012 6:15PM
Terrific textures, details and colours

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