Scotland has a long cultural tradition of music, thrives on live music and inspires musicians from other cultures. Traditional Scottish insturments include bagpipes, clarsach, fiddle and tin whistle.
Annie Lennox, Scottish singing legend, was recognised in the recent New Year's Honours list for her charity work with AIDS.
Auld Lang Syne
Auld Lang Syne, often attributed to Robert Burns, is a song most frequently sung to welcome the New Year and commemorate Robert Burns at the end of Burns Night celebrations on 25 January.
Bagpipes in Scotland
Bagpipes - historical and cultural traditions in Scotland. The differences between oral and notated piping music. Allan Macdonald´s research into bagpipe music.
Concert Review - Monika Stadler Harpist
Concert review of Monika Stadler an Austrian harpist who has written and performed music inspired by Scotland.
Evelyn Glennie is a Scottish percussionist of outstanding talent who has carved a name for herself as a solo artist. It is easy to forget, when watching her speak or perform, that Evelyn Glennie is deaf...
Scottish Music Festivals
Music is a part of Scotland’s soul, the heartbeat of the land. This article features a few of the highly popular music festivals which take place in Scotland, from Celtic Connections to Rockness.
Susan Boyle - Scottish Singing Sensation
Susan Boyle shot to fame with her audition on Britain´s Got Talent. Her performance of "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Misearbles gained worldwide acclaim.
The Skye Boat Song Scottish Culture Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Scottish Culture Site Map
The Skye Boat Song is a music that stays with you – eminently singable and hummable. It tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s journey from the Uist to Skye. The song carries the optimism and hope of the Jacobites – men who believed in an independent Scotland.
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