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Colourful Christmas Gifts ?

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Glencoe, Scotland

 

Cultural Intolerance

Though kilts and tartan are hugely popular and famed worldwide nowadays, at one time it was illegal and severely punished for Highland clansmen to wear the traditional garments which Scots hold so dear in present times. This situation came about due to the Act of Proscription, which came into effect in August of 1746 and … Continue reading

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

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

Loch Ness Monsters

Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scotland by Andrew Hennessey

The Thick Veil of Reason

The Thick Veil of Reason In researching the folklore archives of SacredTexts.com I had thought that I was already familiar with the modus operandii of the faerie folk or elemental Greys as we call them today having been personally exposed to their nonsense some years ago. However what strikes me the most in reading about … 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

Scottish Andrew’s 2013

The Phase 2 launch of Scottish Andrew in January of 2013 was part of a 5 website programme designed to showcase the various arts of Andrew Hennessey. Andrew the Musician is presented by http://www.scottishsoundscapes.com Andrew the Scottish Traditional Ceilidh Musician by http://www.wildgeese.biz Scottish Andrew the Modern Artist by http://www.scottishbydesign.biz Andrew the Tour Operator by http://www.stargateedinburgh.comContinue reading

The Mystery of the Scottish Wild Geese

My first introduction to anything Irish and goose-like took place in the folk music sessions of Edinburgh in the 1980’s in bars like the Royal Oak and this led to many late night music parties behind closed doors. It was there that I was first introduced to the idea that folk culture could be a … Continue reading

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