• Andy Shearer

Day 233 - Carl Barat, Karsh Kale, Papon: The Minstrel's Tale

An epic collaborative track filmed for Dewar's whisky in and around Kenmore including the sumptuous gilded splendour of Taymouth Castle in 2012. The song was composed and performed by Carl Barat of The Libertines, US artist Karsh Kale and Indian singer Papon. It features a blend of English, Assamese and Hindi lyrics and Perthshire's own Ross Ainslie guesting on pipes.

The Dewarists is a musical television series on MTV India. The series is part music documentary and parttravelogue.The show casts musicians from various parts of the world, collaboratingto create originalmusic while travelling across India. The first season featured total ten episodes. It featured musiciansImogen Heap, Vishal-ShekharZeb and Haniya, Shantanu Moitra, Swan and Kirkire, Indian Ocean, Mohit Chauhan, Parikrama, Agnee, Shilpa Rao, Shri, Monica Dogra, Rajasthan Roots, Papon, Rabbi Shergill, Shubha Mudgal, Swarathma, MIDIval Punditz, Humble the Poet, Karsh Kale, Baiju Dharmajan, NjeralathuHarigovindan, Raghu Dixit and Rewben Mashangva.


The first season was directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, ad-filmmaker and frontman of Mumbai Hardcoreband, Scribe. The show is hosted byactor-singer Monica Dogra. The Theme music of The Dewarists was given by Raghu Dixit.


As the culmination of Season Two, The Minstrel’s Tale was filmed in and around Aberfeldy, the home of Dewar’s principal distillery, the first location outside India.

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