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ScottishAndrew Music Bio

A Scottish contemporary electric fiddler, composer and folk dance musician [ceilidh dancing] and dance caller, with the Wild Geese Ceilidh Band http://www.wildgeese.biz which was formed in Leith in 1996. Will call the Scottish dances. (20 + ceilidh dances for all levels, fun dances for beginners to the more advanced) Also a contemporary electric violin player … Continue reading


MA PLASTIC KILT Andrew Hennessey  Me and ma plastic kilt   Have the ‘Burgh crowds all thrill’t Worn without guilt The sweat that was spill’t Playing the ceilidhs with ma fiddle   Nothing so demure As lambswool pure The enduring shape of plastic So that nothing drastic Happens in the wash   Tough as nails … Continue reading

The Fiddlers and the Faeries

From – The Fairy Mythology, Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries. by Thomas Keightley [1870] THE TWO FIDDLERS   NEARLY three hundred years ago, there dwelt in Strathspey two fiddlers, greatly renowned in their art. One Christmas they resolved to go try their fortune in Inverness. On arriving in that town they … Continue reading


MUCH ADO ABOUT THINGYAn interheaven folk song.Andrew Hennessey I worked my life in Satans Millsand eased my strife by chewing pillsbut in my head I had a planI was the inventor of the THINGY So I took it to the manin the back of my rusty vanits hard to understand but here is what he … Continue reading


hi folks, the tune is the road to the isles .. you can see the scottish mountains called the cairngorms .. then at the end the cuillin mountains of skye and also me outside eilean donan castle.I am totally exluded from scottish culture – in that I cannot make money at anything written, painted, composed … Continue reading

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