Scottish Music

Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe, Argyll – Photo by Kenny Lam, courtesy of Visitscotland

Traditional music-making in Scotland was largely a solo art and the ‘folk group’ is a relatively modern phenomenon, resulting in some excellent music.

Musical Genres

Puirt a Beul – Rhythmic form of unaccompanied singing from Scotland that can be danced to.

Scottish music compilations

Scotland: The Real Music from Contemporary Caledonia (Smithsonian Folkways, 2003), compiled by Fiona Ritchie, producer and host of National Public Radio’s syndicated weekly show ‘The Thistle & Shamrock’

The Rough Guide To Scottish Folk (RGNET1235, 2010)

Scottish Musicians

Ailie Robertson
Annie Grace
Anna Wendy Stevenson
Alasdair Fraser
Aly Bain
Arthur Cormack
Bachue
Back of the Moon
Battlefield Band
Billy Jackson
Blazin’ Fiddles
Bodega
Boys of the Lough
Breabach
Burach
Brian McNeill
Bruce MacGregor
Calasaig
Calum MacCrimmon
Capercaillie
Catherine-Ann MacPhee
Catriona MacDonald
Ceolbeg
Daimh
Donnie Munro
Dougie Maclean
Elspeth Cowie
Finlay MacDonald
Gregor Borland
Harriet Earis
Iain Mackay
Ian Hardie
Ishbel MacAskill
Jack Beck
James Graham
James Grant
Julie Fowlis
Karen Matheson
Kris Drever
Lau
Lauren MacColl
Lori Watson
Maggie MacInnes
Malinky
Marc Duff
Mick West
Mike Heron
Na h-Oganaich
Old Blind Dogs
Paul Anderson
Peatbog Faeries
Pete Clark
Phil Cunningham
Rachel Hair
Rua Macmillan
Salsa Celtica
Savourna Stevenson
Session A9
Shooglenifty
Shona Mooney
Simon Thoumire
Tannahill Weavers
Tony McManus
The McCalmans
The Whistlebinkies
William Jackson
Wolfstone

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