Welcome to Nigel Gatherer's Scottish Music Links. I'm not going to fill
this page with links, but add them slowly as I come across outstanding
sites. If you have an idea for a good link relevant to Scottish or
let me know.
Last updated: 19th March 2006|
Learning Centres |
CDs, Videos, etc |
Instrument Makers |
Useful Sites |
ALP Scots Music Group
Formed in 1989 to provide traditional music classes in the
community. Now caters for 500 students every year.
Glasgow Fiddle Workshop
Although formed to cater for traditional Scottish fiddle
music, this popular organisation now offers classes in mandolin,
bodhran, singing, whistle, guitar, etc.
Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop
Associated with the Glasgow Fiddle Workshop, this initiative is
centred around Lochgoilhead, teaching traditional fiddle playing.
Jim Sutherland, who has played with Mirk and The Easy Club, is one of
Scotland's most inventive mandolin, cittern, and bodhran players.
Da Capo Alba
A mandolin and guitar orchestra based in south Lanarshire, Da Capo Alba
play everything from classical to jazz to traditional Irish and Scottish.
Scottish smallpipes, Highland pipes, low whistle, mouth organ
and also songs, accompanied by acoustic guitar, bass, fiddle and
percussion. New CD the reel mackenzie.
Former folkie singer turned successful singer.
The Drumalban Folk Ensemble
Drumalban have been going strong for over 30 years, promoting
traditional Scottish music, song, storytelling and dance, as an
integrated whole. They started life as a wholly Gaelic/West Highlands
affair, but over time have come to represent almost all of the
Scottish tradition, and have been the springboard for many of the
current Scottish traditional artists.
Ceilidh and concert band.
The Cameron Brothers
Played together since the 1970s. This site relies on Flash, and
can be rather difficult to read.
Edinburgh Shetland Fiddlers Society
Meet on Sunday evenings. Play or listen.
CDs, Videos etc
Scottish Music and Videos Community. "Lyrics, Music to buy, Scottish
Themed Forum. We offer Music, Videos (Documentary, Music, etc.), and
other related products for sale."
The Traditional Scottish & Irish Music Store
Excellent source for Scottish and Irish recordings.
Dedicated to promoting music and musicians with a Celtic
connection to a world-wide audience.
The Acoustic Music Co
Visit The Acoustic Music Co for a great range of
mandolin family instruments and hand made guitars.
The Music Room
Britain's center of excellence for traditional musical instruments.
Highland Music Trust
Traditional Scottish Fiddle Music books (including the essential Athole
Maker of very attractive mandolin-family instruments, as well as
an octave ("the muckle") fiddle, etc.
Makers of highly respected Celtic mandolins - amongst other things.
Maker of mandolins, mandolas, etc in Inverness.
Maker of harp, etc near Carlisle.
Bonnie Prince Charlie
A site dedicated to Jacobite songs.
Free Sheet Music
Listings of where on the web you can access free music in
standard notation, ABC notation, tablature, etc, as well as lessons,
tips, articles and so on.
Provides free information regarding traditional music
theory, history and technology as well as commercial products.
Florence International Music Summer Campus
Classical and jazz music summer courses in the Florence Music
School Il Trillo, with musicians and teachers of