11 episodes

The American Scottish Foundation, national 501C3 organization. A bridge between the US and Scotland.. Strengthening and preserving cultural and heritage ties.

Hosted by Jamie McGeechan the podcast will shine a light of focus on the ASF and our diaspora partners, events and initiatives taking place in the community. We will feature a range of conversations, news and music all with a focus on Scotland and the American Scottish diaspora.

You can get in touch with us at americanscottishfoundation@gmail.com

www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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The American Scottish Foundation, national 501C3 organization. A bridge between the US and Scotland.. Strengthening and preserving cultural and heritage ties.

Hosted by Jamie McGeechan the podcast will shine a light of focus on the ASF and our diaspora partners, events and initiatives taking place in the community. We will feature a range of conversations, news and music all with a focus on Scotland and the American Scottish diaspora.

You can get in touch with us at americanscottishfoundation@gmail.com

www.americanscottishfoundation.com

    2020: The Challenges and Way Forward

    2020: The Challenges and Way Forward

    In this episode we are joined by Joni Smith, the Scottish Government's Counsellor for Scottish Affairs to North America

    and

     Gus Noble, President of Chicago Scots and CEO of Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care.

    With music from Starry Skies, Sean C Kennedy and Anna Sweeney.

    Presented by Jamie McGeechan with American Scottish Foundation President, Camilla Hellman, MBE



    www.americanscottishfoundation.org

    www.facebook.com/americanscottish

    • 58 min
    ‘Re-emerging, Reflecting and Remembering’

    ‘Re-emerging, Reflecting and Remembering’

    As Autumn arrives and as we reflect on 2020, we also take a moment to look back 19 years this week to September 11, 2001.

    Camilla Hellman is joined by Laura McGhee, who reflects on her musical contributions to moments of 9/11 Commemorations she was involved in in both New York and London.

    We also take a moment to celebrate the Edinburgh Virtual Festivals that took place this past month and look to the weeks ahead.

    With music from Laura McGhee, Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band, Band of the Coldstream Guards and John Condron.


    Presented by Jamie McGeechan, with ASF President, Camilla Hellman.

    www.americanscottishfoundation.com

    www.facebook.com/americanscottish

    • 37 min
    Spotlight on Sounds From Scotland

    Spotlight on Sounds From Scotland

    In this episode we shine the spotlight on Sounds From Scotland and some of the many brilliant music artists who the American Scottish Foundation have engaged with over the years.

    The American Scottish Foundation is a proud supporter of Scottish arts and culture and has worked with and helped to nurture some of Scotland's best new artistic talents.

    Join Jamie McGeechan and ASF President Camilla Hellman as we showcase some of these wonderful talents.

    With music from: 

    Alan Frew, Anna MacDonald, Cris Andreucci, Colin Hunter, Hannah Read, John Rush, Laura McGhee, Lisa Kowalski, Matt Scott, Mike Nisbet,  Noisemaker, Reely Jiggered, Sean Heely and Whisky Kiss



    www.americanscottishfoundation.com

    • 59 min
    The Highland Games go Virtual

    The Highland Games go Virtual

    Episode 8 of the ScotsInUS Podcast from the American Scottish Foundation:

    In this episode we are joined In Conversation by:

    Peter Wilson of Great Scot International and Scottish Heritage USA,

    Deb Dalziel, Fergus Scottish Games, Ontario, Canada

    Amy Lehman, Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Highland Games

    Gus Noble, President of the Chicago Scots and Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care



    With music from Sean Gray and Andrew Finn Magill, James Harper and Meredith McCrindle,

    Hosted by Jamie McGeechan, with ASF President Camilla Hellman 

    www.americanscottishfoundation.com

    • 50 min
    Midsummer Burns

    Midsummer Burns

    Join us as we explore the legacy of Robert Burns through conversation, music and poetry  and find out what Robert Burns means to our wonderful guests:

    Joining us In Conversation on the podcast are:

    Kenneth Donnelly, President of the Burns Society of the City of New York
    Hugh Farrell, Chair of the Friends of The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
    Alistair McCulloch, Scottish fiddle virtuoso and sole custodian of the famous 'Gregg Violin'

    With music from Anna MacDonald, Jamie McGeechan, Fraya Thomsen and Mr McFalls Chamber.

    Presented by Jamie McGeechan with American Scottish Foundation President, Camilla Hellman

    www.americanscottishfoundation.com

    www.burnsny.org

    www.alistairmcculloch.com

    www.friendsofrbbm.org.uk

    • 56 min
    Exploring Scottish Roots

    Exploring Scottish Roots

    In this episode entitled Exploring Scottish Roots we are joined In Conversation by ASF President Camilla Hellman and renowned genealogist Dr Bruce Durie who tells us the best way to explore your Scottish ancestry and discover your Scottish Roots. 

    We are joined by Bart Forbes, President of the Clan Forbes Society as he shares with us his passion for tracing his roots and how he developed the Clan Forbes Society into the thriving community which it is today.

    Music on the podcast comes from Lisa Kowalski, Anna MacDonald, Mike Nisbet and Gleadhraich.

    Presented by Jamie McGeechan.



    www.americanscottishfoundation.org

    www.brucedurie.co.uk

    www.clan-forbes.org

    • 59 min

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