Inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by
the strength and vibrancy of today's Scottish cultural scene, which indeed they have done
much to create and fuel, they have led, and been at the forefront, of a great revival in
Scottish music. Refusing to be limited musically by suffocating antiquarianism, or
the music biz' fashions, they have mixed the old songs and music with a new
self-penned repertoire, all played on a fusion of ancient and modern instruments -
bagpipes, fiddle, synthesiser, guitar, flutes, bodhran and accordion.
Capercaillie ("Kap-ir-Kay-Lee", named after a large
Grouse) are without a doubt one of the most popular of Scottish traditional groups. Karen
Matheson's singing has been widely acclaimed, both for traditional songs and some of their
more pop-influenced recent work.
Celtic Fiddle Festival
The Celtic Fiddle Festival is a group rather than an event, a
combination of one of the best fiddlers from each of three celtic countries - Johnny
Cunningham of Scotland, Kevin Burke of Ireland and Christian Lemaitre from Brittany.
"Ceol Beag" is a Scottish Gaelic phrase meaning
literally `Small Music'. It refers to the jigs, reels, and strathspeys of traditional
Scottish pipe music and contrasts with `Ceol Mor', the `Big Music' of the pibroch or
classical Highland bagpipe repertoire.
Ronnie Browne and Roy Williamson - a Scottish
folk/traditional music duo. Scottish traditional music along with newer songs, some
written by the Corries. Their work covers a wide range of material from the comic to the
tragic. Great voices, great playing, and some of the most beautiful songs in the world. A
wonderful live concert stage presence, with much humor, historical comments and banter.
Welcome to The Electrics Website. Pictures
and video of the band, Tour dates and Some of our favourites and endorsers web sites.
Inside you will find information about Gaughan, a song
library, a full discography with historical and biographical information, reviews,
tourschedules, links to a wide variety of other sites; an Absolute Beginner's Guide to
Usenet, little bits of Celtic artwork and much more.
MacLean started playing in school, forming a band with future
Silly Wizard-ites Andy Stewart and Martin Hadden. In 1974, while busking on the street,
Roy Gullane approached him and recruited him to the Tannahill Weavers, with whom he stayed
until 1977, when he moved to Germany, playing solo and working with Alex Campbell and Alan
Initially formed in the late 1970s by rock and jazz players
from the Glasgow music scene, New Celeste raised a few eyebrows in their fledgling years
with their controversial mix of jazz/rock with traditional Celtic music and their fast and
furious stage act.
The Poozies is a brilliant band, made-up of 4 of the best
folk musicians you're ever likely to hear. Playing a basic foundation of traditional and
contemporary Scottish, English and Irish compositions, supplemented by a sprinkling of
cajun, country & western, swedish waltzes and the occasional pop song, the Poozies
push the boundaries of musical ability and imagination.
Rock, Salt & Nails
After a six month break Rock Salt & Nails are back with a
new album, new tour and different line up.
A very popular Scottish group, playing a mix of folk-rock
very influenced by traditional music.
"Their live shows radiate
a raw pulsating energy and musical force not witnessed since the Bothy Band era... Their
reputation lies in the strength of their stage show and the power of their music... a
lethal concoction of musical dexterity and gut power... when they put the hammer down they
play with a fury unmatched since The Bothy Band's heyday."
Silly Wizard "evolved" in Edinburgh in about 1971 -
around a nucleus of Gordon Jones, Bob Thomas and Johnny Cunningham.
Silly Wizard (unnoficial)
Silly Wizard must rate as one of the top Scottish folk bands
of many past years.
Roy Gullane Lead Vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin John Martin
Fiddle Kenny Forsythe Pipes and whistles Phil Smillie Flute, whistles, bodhran Les Wilson
Bouzouki, keyboards, guitar, harmonica, vocals...