Les coutumes du mariage écossais

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Marriage customs in Scotland are numerous and diverse. In this blog post we will look at just a handful of these customs, with a focus on a few which have evolved over centuries and one or two which are no longer practised. […]

L’héritage en chanson des migrations irlandaises et écossaises

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Among the great many cultural connections between Ireland and Scotland, the mutual influence of each nation’s musical and singing traditions on the other is perhaps one of the most interesting. As a case in point, below are some archival examples which point to the legacy of people travelling back and forward between the two countries, and the songs they took with them. […]

juillet 25th, 2016|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Réflexions d’un poète sur la Bataille de la Somme

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. This month marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. It was one of the bloodiest battles in modern history, with over one million soldiers left dead or wounded. Fought from the trenches on the upper reaches of the River Somme in France from 1 July to 18 November 1916, it was the biggest battle of World War I. […]

juillet 13th, 2016|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Chanter pour gagner son souper : les chants de travail écossais

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Work songs were commonplace in Scotland for hundreds of years and, whatever the activity, there would be a song to accompany it and match the speed at which it was being undertaken. […]

Apprendre des airs traditionnels grâce à la technologie : Europeana Sounds et Tunepal

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. As part of the Europeana Sounds project, together with Tunepal, Comhaltas and Tobar an Dualchais, Historypin has created a traditional tune identification website that will make it easier for musicians to discover and learn from Irish and Scottish traditional music archival recordings held by Europeana. […]

janvier 25th, 2016|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Saint Andrew’s Day, petite histoire de la fête nationale écossaise

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and St Andrew’s Day, celebrated on 30 November, is a day of national celebration of all things Scottish. […]