Blair Douglas

Music from the Isle of Skye

What makes you interested in Cajun music?

I was lucky enough to go to Louisiana and to meet and play with some great Cajun musicians at Fred’s Lounge in Mamou. The music of Dewey Balfa had interested me for many years - I first heard of him when I was a student in Glasgow - and I bought a Cajun accordion and tried out a couple of tunes (not very successfully!) Cajun music is similar to my own, I think - it is simple with a strong melody and it can be captivating.