With the vote over independence coming up in Scotland next week…
Roy Williamson (Corries) wrote what may become the Scots anthem.
Another anthem contender.
Mayhem and glory, the story of Scotland.
Massacre of Glencoe – The Corries
Ghosts of Culloden – Isla Grant
Scotland The Brave reminds us Scotland’s bravery mostly served GB instead of Scotland.
And of course…
and more nostalgia.
As a folk song has origins but not boundaries, we hope:
Two famous Scots songs performed by (yikes) Americans- who slow the songs down a bit and English who don’t:
1. Perhaps the oldest of all: “Tam Lin”
The gold standard is still
A reworking,quite lovely I think, is by Americans’
Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
2. Robert Burns: “My Love is like a red red rose”:
The late Eva Cassidy’s version:
the English singer June Tabor’s version:
Robin Williams 😀
Scotland the brave, with amazing scenery:
For another POV:
Can’t say that I have a lot of Scottish tunes at the ready to fire at you (figuratively, of course). So, let’s just go with a bunch of drunken Irishmen having a rollicking good time:
The Pogues – Sunny Side of the Street
What ! No Eric?
Facepalm me to forget your National Treasure.
Thanks for reminding me.
And (slightly OT) ’cause I really fekkin’ like classic Brit humor:
The Goodies – Scotland
Another by Kenneth McKellar
Much is made of the Irishman’s longing to return home, but the feeling was equally strong among many Scots.
McKellar once released an album of Irish songs, on the theory that the Scots and Irish were but a stone’s throw apart, as they’d proved by throwing stones at each other for centuries.
Let this Irish tune, then, serve for all who long to return.
Welcome Poor Paddy Home
(More info on this song)
NOT LONDON CALLING
Time to have a little provocation with this- here’s a song about how the North (of England), once sooty, dark landcape will rise again- perhaps the Scots will give them a push……..
KLF, (JAMS) it’s grim up north
Phil Beer with a great version o f “Blow Boys, Blow”
a sea shanty from the Southern edge of GB way out on its own, from the Yankee clipper days.
Caribbean and German disco versions as well as “The Empire strikes back” bonus ….:-)
We have dueling banjos; Scotland has dueling bagpipes.
Scots wha hae have a problem with England.
And then just longing for the home country.
The Imagineers – Fairground
And a few more
Scotland Will Flourish