The Porridge Men
are a band from Scotland
formed in the early 1990s by violinist Murray Fergusson, accordionist Iain MacPhail and piper Donald MacLeod. The band's music is a fusion of traditional Scottish music
with modern influences. In June 1997, the band released their only CD, Planet Porridge
, on the REL record label. The album was recorded in Edinburgh
and also featured drummer Andrew Horne and percussionist Tom Wexler.
In 2005, team GBR Figure-Skaters John
and Sinéad Kerr
(from Scotland) chose three tracks from Planet Porridge
as the soundtrack to their performances at the British Championships, the European Championships and the 2006 Winter Olympics
On April 18, 2008, Edinburgh World Heritage and Meltec Films chose the second track from Planet Porridge
("Wax Reels") as the soundtrack for their short time lapse film called "Enlighten". The film contained scenes and landscapes from around the city of Edinburgh.