Latest Music of Scotland Stories

2009-09-06 14:42:25

Scottish musicians like Tommy Reilly and Midge Ure are set to perform at an event recognizing the end of Scotland's Year of Homecoming 2009, organizers say. Geoff Ellis, head of the DF Concerts promotional firm, said Homecoming Live: The Final Fling will bring to an end the Scottish campaign intended to draw people of Scottish ancestry to the country of their roots, The Scotsman reported Sunday. This is a homecoming gig, the kind of thing that is going to bring people back to Scotland, Ellis...

2008-09-19 06:00:21

By Jim Gilchrist THEY say that in the Tuscan hill town of Barga, near Lucca, anyone who speaks English does so with a Glasgow accent, such has been the degree of emigration to the west of Scotland from the area. This may be an exaggeration, but it is entirely true that on Wednesday the town will resound with the strains of Scottish traditional music. The pealing bells of the medieval town's duomo will mell with the strains of Scots and Italian choirs to introduce a line-up of visiting...

2008-09-17 15:00:23

CARTHAGE - New England Celtic Arts will present one of Europe's top-rated traditional Irish bands, Cara, Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., with a preshow jam at 6:30 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam for a few minutes with the artists. Cara is a band rooted in Irish and Scottish traditional music, but with ambitions to create a unique sound. Each of the four musicians has made a name for him or...

2008-09-03 15:00:26

CARTHAGE - New England Celtic Arts will present the world- renowned Celtic band The Tannahill Weavers for two concerts Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 10-11, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center. One of Scotland's premier traditional bands, The Tannahill Weavers diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs and original ballads and lullabies. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant...

2008-07-21 15:00:42

ONE of the biggest spectacles of Scottish music this summer is to be performed in Glasgow today. George Square will host the Pipers' Trail Parade with a display of bagpipes, drummers and a theatrical performance. It's on between 11am-noon and again from 3pm to 4pm. The event is a celebration of the Army's links with Scotland through music and runs in the city until Sunday. Brigadier David Allfrey, Commander of 51 (Scottish) Brigade, said: "The Army in Scotland has a long and established...

2008-07-18 06:00:35

By Jim Gilchrist Two young singers and a veteran solo balladeer have released albums at opposite ends of their journey into the heart of Scottish traditional music, with fine results "TIME wears awa'," as the song goes. You can hear it on the fine forthcoming debut album, In A Bleeze, by Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller, this year's Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners. But sometimes music can make time stand still - another song on the album, Miller's unaccompanied singing of Mary Mild, is so...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'