If you have enjoyed this website, here are links (A-Z) to other great sites you may enjoy:
A Little Breath of Scotland
A weekly Scottish music radio Show presented by Denis Snowdon, and one of the few shows in the world where you are regularly likely to hear vintage tracks from Andy Stewart.
‘A Little Breath of Scotland’ first aired on October 21, 1965 as a half hour programme on CHWO Radio in Oakville, and the following week it was extended to an hour long show, and has been on the air every week since then. For more than 25 years the show was heard on Saturdays from 11.00a.m. till 1.00p.m., before moving to Sundays from 4-6p.m. Going into the 51st year and the 21st century the show now is in podcast form on the internet. Additionally track listings for each show are available from Denis’s own Blog site.
Big Red Book
A wonderful website dedicated to This Is Your Life – a national television institution. The aim of the site is to present an accurate, online record of every UK edition from 1955 to 2003 as well as exclusive features, articles and interviews with former subjects.
British Music Hall Society
Founded in 1963 by Ray Mackender and Gerald Glover, the Society, a registered charity, is for everyone who is a fan of Music Hall and Variety.
The Glasgow Empire
The history of one of the most famous – and infamous theatres in Scotland; The Empire, Glasgow.
The official web site of Gordon Pattullo, the Scottish Accordionist. Based in Perthshire, Gordon is one of the busiest accordionists in Scotland. He is in great demand as a solo performer, band leader, teacher, composer and as a Guest Artiste at Accordion & Fiddle clubs.
Joe Gordon & Sally Logan
Joe Gordon, with his group ‘The Joe Gordon Folk Four’, was resident on ‘The White Heather Club’ for several years and had several top twenty records in the Scottish charts. Sally Logan achieved fame as a child and Radio & TV appearances soon followed. Sally also appeared in London West-End Musicals. Joe and Sally teamed up in 1966, and rapidly established themselves as one of the country’s leading acts notching up more than 400 TV appearances over the years. This is their official website.
In a career that has spanned more than half a century, John Cairney has performed on every kind of stage from London’s West End to the garden room of a millionaire’s home in Texas, and before every kind of audience from Britain’s royal family to a hall full of shipyard workers out on strike in Glasgow. He has worked as actor, recitalist, lecturer, director and theatre consultant, been published as an author and, most recently, exhibited as a painter.
One of the premier Scottish music labels of all time with a 450 album catalogue that comprises the best in genre across all the relevant forms of traditional music – Harp, Highland Bagpipes, the Pipes & Drums, Scottish Country & Ceilidh Dance, Accordion & Fiddle music, Gaelic song, folk song of the ‘travelling people’ and the great singers of the era – Kenneth McKellar, Moira Anderson, Andy Stewart, The Alexander Brothers, Sir Harry Lauder and more.
Renee Houston Site
Appearing with Andy in his early years in the theatres, this site is dedicated to the actress and variety star Renée Houston who died in 1980.
Robert Burns Country: The Official Robert Burns Website
Everything you wanted to know about Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard (and lots more besides).
If you enjoy authentic Scottish traditional music, folk, ballads, Scottish military music and easy listening, then you have discovered the best place to be on the world wide web!
Scottish Music Hall & Variety Theatre Society
“The Glorious days of Scottish Music Hall and Variety Theatre”. Founded Portobello 1979. Incorporating The Sir Harry Lauder Society.
Sir Harry Lauder
In the first half of the 20th century Sir Harry Lauder was one of the most famous entertainers in the world. A gifted singer, songwriter and comedian, he sold millions of recordings and filled theatres all over the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the USA. This site is maintained by a distant relation of Lauder himself.
Sir Jimmy Shand
The official website for Sir Jimmy Shand and his music. Here you can read about Sir Jimmy and his band, browse the photo gallery and buy music books CDs and DVDs.
The Sounds of Scotland Radio Show with Andy Mack
A weekly Scottish music radio Show presented by Andy Mack, and one of the few shows in the world where you are regularly likely to hear vintage tracks from Andy Stewart.
Broadcast live from Ontario, Canada, “The Sounds of Scotland” has developed into a “must listen” for Scots and non Scots from all over the world. For the past 14 years Andy Mack has been playing a great weekly mix of Scottish Music, from Bothy Ballads through to the Bagpipes, and everything in between. From Jimmy Shand to Matt McGinn, The Alexander Brothers, Runrig, Gaberlunzie, and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, with some cheery chat, and occasional interviews. Contains downloadable podcasts.