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I need to assemble some acceptable -and yet scottish- music, for an upcoming sailing trip . Hence not the usual bagpipe racket, and not scrapy-voice rod stewart. However, once you discount them - what's left, hm?

So far i have

the Proclaimers (yep, that one)
KT Tunstall ( she's scottish, two decent songs)
Ragtime (anything by SCOT joplin i suppose)
Macartney/beatles ( a bit, due to "mac" element)
Eurythmics (she's scottish)
M People moving on up (lead singer called Heather...)
Johnny Lee Hooker "one bourbon, one SCOTCH, one beer")

any others?
 

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'Local Hero' - written by Knopfler, who wasn't Scottish as far as I know, but the film was set in Scotland. Some stirring stuff to gird them loins when battling inclement weather and then some soothing bits for those sundown cockpit moments.
 

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All the following are Scottish...........

Travis, Marti Pellow / Wet Wet Wet, Bay City Rollers, Texas, Big Country, Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand, Deacon Blue, Fish (from Marillion), Runrig, Del Amitri, Lulu, Simple Minds.

Plenty to choose from. If you are looking for more traditional stuff, let me know and I'll see what I can dig up. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

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The first person to add that dreadful dirge Mull of Kintyre to the list goes on ignore.

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As does anyone who mentions the Bay City Rollers.
But Annie Lennox should be at the top of the list (not hidden half way down as the Eurythmics woman) /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

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There was no exclusion zone stated in the original request so I stand by my Bay City Rollers mention. Not my kind of music I must admit but no accountimg for taste. Agree re Annie Lennox. How on earth she has never had a no. 1 hit is a mystery to me.
 

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P.S. Please don't ignore me! /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
 

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Eddie Reader - she did a fabulous sung burns album a few years ago
Anything by Ally Bain
Also check out the "transatlantic sessions" albums from a BBC scotland series a few years back - suberb stuff.
You can slag it off all you like , but if you want dancin, you want a ceilidh. When i go to a dance south of the border with trad music(or any music) that is as good then I will change my view.
 

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You want some genuine Scottish music try any of the albums by Dougie Maclean, EG - Riof, Tribute, Perthshire Amber, Inside the thunder.
Or Wolfstone, many to choose from again.
And Duncan Chisholm an outstanding musician, his albums are Red Point and The Door of Saints. I play these a lot on the boat and I am continually being asked "thats really good who is it".
Enjoy
 
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