We Found A Bluegrass Version Of ‘Kashmir’ By Led Zeppelin

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin attend a press conference to announce Led Zeppelin's new live DVD Celebration day at 8 Northumberland Avenue on September 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)

One of Led Zeppelin’s most emblematic songs is “Kashmir” from the sixth album Physical Graffiti, released in 1975. The name of the song is a reference to the homonymous region of northern India. Epistemologically the word means “land devoid of water”. The history of this region is marked by conflicts and tensions. Disputed by India and Pakistan, it has already been the target of terrorism and wars, as well as protests of independence by its inhabitants.

It is unanimous within the band that this is one of their best musical achievements and a lot of artists have covered their songs – and one of them is the band called Iron Horse, who made a Bluegrass version of the song below.

Iron Horse was a Scottish Celtic music band formed in 1990. During the 1990s, the band, along with others, extended Celtic music from its traditional roots to a wider range of music now encompassed within the Celtic music genre. From slow sounds and ballads to driving instrumentals, they wrote and performed a wide spectrum of Scottish folk music. Although the band broke up in 2001, due to contractual recording obligations, they reunited briefly in 2004 to record a final album.

The band toured extensively, appearing at many festivals such as Ely, Edinburgh, Tarbert, and Arran. They headlined the 1994 “Celts in Kent” festival, with two performances at Faversham and the Sassoon Gallery in Folkestone. In 1996, they caught the eye of the Easter Gosport Festival, with their contemporaries, the Old Blind Dogs, sharing the stage for the finale.