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the cundeez

Unashamedly Dundonian working class band promotin the culture an havin a laugh! Bringin #OaryRock to the world!

the cundeez

Dundonian band The Cundeez have a fast, thrashing, unique sound, straight out of the punk tradition, but with pipes and kilts for good measure. They make a lot of interesting social comments through their songs, based partly on their own experiences growing up in the council estates of Dundee and elsewhere. The Cundeez lineup consists of lead singer, piper and song-writer Gary Robertson, Stevie Cundee on bass, Trotsky Cundee on guitars and Tez the Cockney Cundee on drums. Another outstanding feature of the Cundeez is their use of the Dundonian dialect of Scots, interwoven in their songs, used to clever, humorous and skilful effect (where else could you get ‘Murder on the Oary Express’?) and integral to the band’s Dundee-based identity. The name Cundeez is taken from the Scots word cundie – meaning a drain - which comes originally from the French word conduit. Another word closely associated with the Cundeez is oary, a version of orra(e), which in English translates variously as ‘uncommon, unmatched, spare, or even odd’, hence the Cundeez ‘Oary Rock’! (Viewers and listeners in the North East can tune into orra, as in orra loun). The Cundeez repertoire includes ‘Skeem Life’, ‘Yir Talkin Shite’ (a comment on politics and the state of the world), ‘Gangs o Dundee’, ‘Ehm aff it!’, ‘Oary Tull Eh Deh’ and ‘Lend wiz yir lugz’. The band also produced ‘Coloured Ribbons and Tarnished Brass’ (in memory of Gary Robertson’s two grandfathers who fought in WWII) from which all the proceeds went to Troops Relief.



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cundee radio

    chronicled youth · coloured ribbons an tarnished brass · dd fehv · dundee fowk · ehm aff it · gangs o dundee · lorraine kelly · mick mccluskeys oary topia · one step beyond · ska-rismuss · skeem life · thirz nuthin worse · wannabe ·

lend wiz yir lugz

    caleil · fightback · fortune street · haggis man · keyboard gangsters · mr e go · oary tull eh deh · sehturday night · summer o · this is britain · yir talkin shite ·

murder on the oary express

    braveheart lament · charlie kean · doctor doctor · green inginz · horns an halos · houston baby · jist a number · punk star · rude girls-rude boys · skeem weemin · social network addict · twa pints meh erse · xmas in the skeemz ·

sehturday night weaver

    broo dog · cottonwool society, pt. intro · evil-ution · homecoming · mr politician, pt. · reality tv · rooota · scaffie radio · society, pt. · teenage kicks bagpipes · the fightback [continues] ·