Niel Gow’s oak on the bank of the River Tay near Dunkeld in Perthshire is Scotland’s first entry to the European Tree of the Year contest. Continue reading »
Who knew there was a Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame? This link takes you there. Find any surprises?
Even though it seems as though the SRSNH just had a Gathering (the October session took place on Nov.3), the actual November Gathering kicks off at 1:00 this Sunday, 11/24 at the Concord Community Music School. Terry Traub will lead a workshop to explore playing pipe tunes. The workshop is free and open to all. See you there!
Visitors looking to buy tickets to the annual SRSNH Gala Scottish Concert have no doubt noticed an absence of information about the event. Due to a variety of economic, staffing, and organizational problems, the SRSNH Board of Directors canceled this year’s performance. Continue reading »
Due to a scheduling conflict, the date for the October SRSNH Gathering has moved to November 3. This Gathering will feature a workshop by Lissa Schneckenburger and will kick off at the normal time of 1:00 p.m.
The Cape Breton Fiddler’s Association celebrates a significant milestone this year. For details on the “party,” click here.
Have you always dreamed of going to Celtic Connections in Scotland? Most of us cannot afford the trip, but the BBC has made some last year’s festival performances available online. Go here to visit the site. Explore the various links and hear some terrific music.
Tartan Day commemorates the drafting by the then Chancellor of Scotland of the Declaration of Arbroath in the Arbroath Abbey in the year 1320. Many scholars call this document Scotland’s Declaration of Independence, and it served as a model for the US Declaration of Independence.