Music from Scotland – Martyn Bennett

Martyn Bennett (17 February 1971 – 30 January 2005) was a Scottish musician who was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He was influential in the evolution of modern Celtic fusion, a blending of traditional Celtic and modern music.

I choose this clip esepecially for Xandi , who is a great cyclist , hope he likes both , the music and the great pictures

Here is the song Firebird

Music from Scotland/ Sweden – Cain Gordon

When I was working and listening to some good music I found Cain Gordon, a half scottish, half swedish singer-songwriter. These great guitar reefs mixed with his great voice will make you dream! Listen to his great song “When I’m down”:

5 songs as a Madiba tribute

No words. Just tribute to one of the greatest personalities of the last century.

Simple Minds (Scotland) live in 1990 with their Tribute Nelson Mandela :

The Memeza African Choir (South Africa) featuring Marika Hattingh and a group of international musicians with “The Rainbow Song”:

Johnny Clegg (UK/South Africa) with his song “Asimbonanga”, live in 1999 together with Nelson Mandela:

Trenton and Free Radical (South Africa) with their song “Mr. Mandela”:

Ciza tha Journalist (South Africa) with his song “Lion of Africa”:

Music from the UK – Jo Hamilton

Jo Hamilton is a British vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Birmingham, England. Her official debut album Gown was released in September 2009 although she worked since 1999 on her career .Hamilton is the daughter of a Jamaican mother and Kenyan father, although both families trace their roots back to Scotland.

Here is her song “There it is ”

 

Music from Scotland – Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris is a singer, DJ, songwriter and record producer. He has won awards and had some hit singles so far. Listen to “Sweet Nothing”:

Listen to Feel So Close too!

Music from the UK – Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle, born in 1944 in Scotland is a folk singer-songwriter. In 1969, he emmigrated to Australia. His great song “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” is in the australian top 30 of all time!