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Tunes for a Monday Morning

Today, gorgeous tunes from two of Scotland's finest singers.

Above: "Bothan airigh am braigh raithneach," a traditional Gaelic song performed by Julie Fowlis, who hails from the island of North Uist in the Hebrides. (Go here to see a lovely short film about her, and about the history of the music of the western isles.)

Below: "Follow the Heron," by singer/songwriter Karine Polwart, who comes from Banknock in Stirlingshire. The performance was filmed at the Shrewbury Folk Festival in 2009.