65 episodios

Scottish history and culture with a mix of traditional and modern Scottish music. Take a virtual trip to Scotland on every episode!

Simply Scottish Andrew McDiarmid

    • Lugares y viajes

Scottish history and culture with a mix of traditional and modern Scottish music. Take a virtual trip to Scotland on every episode!

    Dunfermline: Scotland's Historic Capital (Wee Yin #4)

    Dunfermline: Scotland's Historic Capital (Wee Yin #4)

    Wee Yins are shorter episodes of Simply Scottish you can enjoy anywhere and anytime! Learn more about the ancient royal burgh of Dunfermline as well as the city's enduring connection with Scotland's famous king Robert the Bruce. Enjoy music from Gillebride MacMillan and CARA too!

    • 15 min
    The Legacy of Carnegie's Libraries

    The Legacy of Carnegie's Libraries

    On this episode of Simply Scottish, we profile Scotland's Carnegie libraries a century later. Are these gifts from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie still a valuable community resource or have they fallen victim to modernity and the digital age? Hear from historian Kenneth Breisch and enjoy new music from James Lindsay, Claire Gullan, Eabhal, and Kim Richards!

    • 35 min
    Six Degrees of Scotland, pt. 3: Famous Scottish Americans (Dickson, Garland, Irving)

    Six Degrees of Scotland, pt. 3: Famous Scottish Americans (Dickson, Garland, Irving)

    On this episode of Simply Scottish, we continue exploring Scotland's global reach with three more profiles of Scottish Americans. We'll look at inventor William Kennedy Dickson, actress and singer Judy Garland, and author Washington Irving. Plus, great music from Cruinn, Calum Stewart, Iona Fyfe, and others!

    • 27 min
    Six Degrees of Scotland, pt. 2: Famous Scottish Americans (Witherspoon, Reagan, Cash)

    Six Degrees of Scotland, pt. 2: Famous Scottish Americans (Witherspoon, Reagan, Cash)

    On this episode of Simply Scottish, we continue testing Scotland's global reach in our Six Degrees of Scotland series. Here, we profile famous Scottish Americans, including actress Reece Witherspoon, president Ronald Reagan, and singer Johnny Cash. Also, enjoy great new music from Mike Vass, Siar, Eddi Reader, and Sarah Hayes!

    • 26 min
    How to Sponsor Simply Scottish and a Profile of David Dunbar Buick (Wee Yin #3)

    How to Sponsor Simply Scottish and a Profile of David Dunbar Buick (Wee Yin #3)

    Wee Yins are shorter episodes of Simply Scottish designed to give you a quick Scottish fix! Enjoy the podcast? Here, you'll learn how to become a sponsor of Simply Scottish. With three levels of support, there's a way you can help to expand the reach of the show and ensure the production of new episodes. You'll also hear a profile of Scottish inventor David Dunbar Buick, part of our Six Degrees of Scotland series as featured in The Scots Magazine. Plus, brand new music from Mec Lir and powerhouse band Runrig!

    • 11 min
    Artist Spotlight: Dougie MacLean

    Artist Spotlight: Dougie MacLean

    Hailed as a "musical hero" by the USA's Wall Street Journal, renowned Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean is the subject of our latest Artist Spotlight! Tune in as Dougie discusses his musical influences, the enduring popularity of Scottish folk music, the impact of the digital revolution on his career, and how a wee song called "Caledonia" became a cultural phenomenon. You'll also hear Dougie's popular tune "The Gael," featured in the 1992 movie The Last of the Mohicans, and a track from his latest album, a collaboration with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Join us as we celebrate one of Scotland's greatest modern musicians!

    • 33 min

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