Scottish Music and Culture
What Scots music do you like?
I'm partial to:
Old Blind Dogs--http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=old+blind+dogs+kincardine+lads&oq=old+blind+dogs+kincardine+lads&gs_l=youtube.12...8811.9190.0.11322.214.171.124.0.0.0.116.284.2j1.3.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.S9BIsbKJYP4
The Battlefield Band--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0-P0C4JDq8&list=PLA8DE0431AF1E2CC5
The eagerly awaited second edition of Walter Macdougall's book, Journeying in MacDougall Country, has been published. Like the first edition, it is a wonderful resource about travel, hiking, Scottish culture, and especially Clan MacDougall history. But this edition includes updated information, addtiional stories, and enhanced formatting. The book is now available online through lulu.com, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and our own clan bookstore. You can also order it internationally and in your local bookstore, although you may need to give them the ISBN, which is 978-0615177892. The retail price is $24.95. If you buy online, please post a review here and with the bookseller you choose. Look in forthcoming issues of the Tartan for an interview with the author and a review. Enjoy! ~Suzanne McDougal, Editor
The following e-mail was addressed to the webmaster and I thought it would be appropriate to share with you.
The Chieftains, Ireland's musical ambassadors for the past four decades, will be touring the U.S. this February and March. This year's visit is called the CELTIC-SCOTTISH CONNECTION 2008 TOUR. Opening for The Chieftains will be a trio of renowned musicians from Scotland as special guests. Fronting the trio is Alyth McCormack, from the Isle of Lewis, accompanied by pianist and singer Brian McAlpine, and Jonny Hardie (guitar and fiddle).
The Chieftains would like to have several pipers participate in their shows in each city they will visit, and asked us to contact you for volunteers. A list of their tour dates follows. If you or anyone you know would be interested in playing for the show in your city, please contact Cristina Parvu, Director of Music & Publishing, at Cristina@DRCPublicRelations.com, or you may call her at 212 966 4600, ext. 15.
If you do participate, please tell us all about it. Thanks!
Here are the tour dates:
February 18 Albuquerque, NM Popejoy Hall
February 19 Fort Worth, TX Bass Hall
February 21 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Hall
February 22 Marin, CA / San Rafael Marin Center
February 23 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
February 26 Detroit, MI Orchestra Hall
February 27 Notre Dame, IN De Bartolo Center
February 29 Marion, OH Palace Theatre
March 01 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square
March 02 Chicago, IL Orchestra Hall
March 04 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Hall
March 07 Princeton, NJ McCarter Theater
March 08 Inglewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
March 09 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
March 11 Charlottetown, NC Belk Theater/Blumenthal Center
March 12 Norfolk, VA Sandler PAC/Virginia Beach
March 14 Boston, MA Symphony Hall
March 15 Philadelphia, PA Kimmel Center
March 17 New York, NY Carnegie Hall