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Scots Folk Music
Last updated: 24.01.17
flag15sc.gif It is not all Burn's Night, or is it? flag15sc.gif.gif
A rhetorical question perhaps but whenever going into Scottish folk music, our Rabbie will be found fairly soon. I hope I do not offend too many of my fellow Brits north of Hadrian's Wall when comparing Scottish and English folk music. First of let us consider the Scottish racial make-up. I maintain that your average Scot is just as much a mongrel as your average Englishman (in fairness, please refer to my comments on my own "race", the English). To put the record straight, the Scots came from Northern Ireland, the Ulster of today, across the North Channel raiding South West Scotland in the 3rd century AD. Here they came into contact with the so-called Picts (a Roman term meaning simply "painted people") whose tribes, probably Pre-Celtic or assimilated Celtic, included the Epidii, Novantae, Selgovae, Maeatae, Votadini, Dumnonii, Venicones, Taexali, Caledonii and Vacomagi. It was the Epidii and Novantae who bore the brunt of the raids as the Scots settled into the modern Argyll building up their kingdom of Dalriada. In the 9th century Dalriada itself in the time of Kenneth Mac Alpin was united with the kingdom of the Picts. A century later the Scotland of today emerged and the rest is, yes folks, history. But in considering this history, dear surfer, let us reflect on further aspects of the "Scottish" racial make-up. The Romans occupied the Scottish Lowlands up to the Antonone Wall and their centurions and others, as soldiers are want, no doubt passed on some genes to the Celtic and Pre-Celtic tribes that they came in contact with. And then, and then - the Vikings! Enter the Viking as they did to so many other countries. From the 9th century on, the Vikings increasingly raided Scotland eventually achieving complete political control of the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.
To be continued . . . . please watch this space!
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flag15sc.gif Annie Laurie  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Auld lang syne  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Between me and you  mp315.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Bluebell of Scotland, The  notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Bonnie Lass of Fyvie, The  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Calton Weaver (Nancy Whisky), The  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  mp315.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Come by the Hills   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Comin' through the rye  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Dundee Weaver  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Earl of Murray, The   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif John Anderson, my Jo  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Loch Lomond  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif MacPherson's Lament  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif My love is like a red, red rose  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif O wert thou in the cauld blast   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif O Willie Brewed a Peck o' Maut  mp315.gif  nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Oh, Charlie is my darling  notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Oran na Birlinn  mp315.gif
flag15sc.gif Robin's Last Will, The  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Shipyard Apprentice  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Skye Boat Song, The  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Waverley Polka, The   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Will ye no' come back again?  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Witch of the Westmoreland  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif World must be coming to an end, The   nlyrics.gif
flag15sc.gif Ye banks and braes  notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif