Hector The Hero

"Hector the Hero" is a classic lament penned by Scottish composer and fiddler James Scott Skinner in 1903. It was written as a tribute to Major-General Hector MacDonald, a distinguished Scottish general around the turn of the century. MacDonald, a friend of Skinner's, had not long before committed suicide following accusations of homosexuality.  (suite...).

High Road To Gairloch

Gairloch (Geàrrloch (littéralement 'Petit Loch') en gaélique), est une petite ville et une paroisse que les rives de Loch Gairloch sur la côte nord-ouest de l'Écosse. C'est une destination touristique populaire en été, avec son golf, son petit musée, ses hôtels, son centre de loisirs, ses plages et ses montagnes proches (suite...).

 

Gairloch /'g??rl?x/ gair-lokh (Scottish Gaelic: Geàrrloch Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: ['k?a?r?l???x], "Short Loch") is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. A popular tourist destination in the summer months, Gairloch has a golf course, a small museum, several hotels, a community centre, a leisure centre with sports facilities, a local radio station, beaches and nearby mountains (next...).

 

Highland Cathedral

Souvent prise à tort pour une chanson traditionnelle écossaise, elle est en fait une composition moderne (1982) de Michael Korb et Ulrich Roever, deux natifs de Berlin, passionnés de cornemuse.

Les compositeurs ont été inspirés par l’histoire du roi Jacques Ier d'Ecosse qui avait convoqué tous les chefs de clan à une réunion secrète à l’Highland Cathedral (St Columba Church of Scotland, Glasgow) (suite...).

 

This melody was composed by German musicians Ulrich Roever and Michael Korb[1] in 1982 for a Highland games held in Germany.[2] It has been proposed as the Scottish national anthem to replace unofficial anthems Scotland the Brave and/or Flower of Scotland. It has subsequently undergone various orchestrations and had lyrics added in English and in Scottish Gaelic (next...).