I intend to have a Traditional Scottish folk mp3 track for every song on that website for free download. This will be available
to everyone on my mailing list. This could eventually mean that at least 250 Scottish folk songs could be in your music collection
would suit anyone who just wants to listen to Scottish folk songs.
It will also be a very useful method for other musicians to discover Scottish
folk songs that they can add to their repertoire.
As the recordings are done in busking style, that means there is no more than
one voice, a guitar and a harmonica in recordings. This makes it very easy to learn the songs by ear. Some songs will be just
voice and Bohdran, There may be a few that's just accapella.
In time I will try and put all the chords on the website with the lyrics also.
My main aim is to
try and get Scottish folk music out there and more well known.
There are so many beautiful Scottish folk songs that many folk lovers will not
have heard.There are also many Scottish folk songs that are mistaken as Irish folk songs. I have sang many Irish and Scottish
folk songs over the years and the number of times someone has asked me to sing an Irish song request for them and it has turned
out to be Scottish is amazing.
It is not surprising though. The Scottish and Irish have lived with each other, drank with each other,
sang with each other and married each other for hundreds of years.
Irish songs have become regular songs in Scotland and Scottish songs have become
regular in Ireland.
It appears that there are more Irish folk songs than Scottish. That may be true as after the battle of Culloden in
1745 much of the Scottish music culture was suppressed by the British government. How much Scottish music was lost then will
never be known.
Those days are gone and new Scottish folk songs appear all the time. Although I will only be recording Traditional
Scottish folk songs for free mp3 download.