Scottish Folk Music
One of the first images that comes to mind when we hear "Scottish folk music" is a man in a plaid kilt, playing the bagpipes.
Scottish music was influenced by the
and vice versa, yet each country has its own distinctive flavor or music.
There are other folk music instruments that have been popular in Scotland as well. The guitar and the fiddle are common stringed instruments. Various drums are an integral part of many scotch tunes. The accordion and the harp as well as the old tin whistle have their places in Scottish music history.
Which Scottish folk songs made it to America and are still well known even today?
Scottish Folk Songs
The following Scottish folk music songs made it across the ocean to the U.S. and you may even recognize several of them to this day. Most are very old folk tunes. The most famous is a national tradition for New Year Celebrants - when we say "goodbye" to the old year, and welcome in the New Year.
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