From Loch Lomond, Scotland.

One of the best Songbooks in contemporary Scots acoustic music.

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“One of Scotland’s most distinctive duos, with their wide ranging influences and unusual instrumentation.”

      ~  Celtic Connections Festival

“Wonderful, your music truly unites people, fantastic ambassadors for Scotland, and very talented musicians.         

What wonderful songs and music you’ve composed.”                  

      ~   City Days Festival, Russia

“Your concert was incredible – we loved your music, your presentation, your obvious love for what you do, and for your audiences.

The magic showed on our audience’s faces, thank you.  We would be thrilled to have you back.”

       ~   Willits Theatre, California USA

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Trad/Campbell, Bridgegate Music

The words, apart from verse four, are based on a Broadside from the the 19th century Poets Box origin Continue reading “Northern Winds” »

Campbell, Bridgegate Music
For all the good, honest, ordinary Scots folk who made our land, and similarly contributed to many other nations the world over…
Continue reading “Where the Scots Pine Grow” »

Campbell, Bridgegate Music

“The making of America people say.” Thirty million immigrants including many Scots, passed through Ellis Island, New York. The lyrics are the actual words of Ellis Island immigrants interviewed years later. Continue reading “Island of Hope” »

Aitken, Bridgegate Music

Achachrome was the Gaelic name of the abandoned Campbell family croft in Kilmartin Glen, Argyll. Continue reading “Achachrome” »

Trad/Campbell, Bridgegate Music
Fragments of two traditional whaling songs from Dundee on the east coast of Scotland, collected by Maurice Fleming for a book of Dundee songs pub 1985. Additional words and music by us, and given a contemporary spin. Continue reading “Dundee Bound” »

Campbell, Bridgegate Music
For all the people of our little village of Gartocharn on the southern shore of Loch Lomond, Scotland. Wha’s like ye ! Ring of Aber at the mouth of the River Endrick, sits next to a nature reserve and wild life sanctuary, looking northwards to Ben Lomond and the Scottish Highlands. The words say it all!

 

Continue reading “Ring of Aber” »

Trad/Arr.Aitken, Bridgegate Music
An alternative version of a classic traditional song from the late legendary Scots fiddler and singer Willie Beaton, here given the Tom Boy up tempo approach ! We first learn’t this version by osmosis from the singing of Sylvia Barns and Mick West, two of Scotland’s finest traditional singers, musical companions and friends for more years than we would all care to remember.

 

 

Continue reading “Wild Roving” »

Campbell, Bridgegate Music
A little known tragic but true story – Scotland’s lost tribe of sugar slaves in Barbados, banished as indentured labour, and still there today in the northeast of the island where you will also find the Scotland District and a Saint Andrews Parish.

There are dozens of traditional songs about Scots convicts and others being banished to Van Deamon Land, Australia, but none about the ‘Redlegs’ as they were known in Barbados, so here is the first!

 

 

Continue reading “Red Legs” »

Campbell, Bridgegate Music

A song for Scotland, inspired by our lochside living, the changing seasons, the wildlife, the people and the community that surrounds us here.

 

Continue reading “Time and Tide” »