Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 98: Folk Music of Scotland


Welcome to our THIRD annual summer series, Around the World with Busy Kids Love Music! If you’re new around here, here’s how it works:

With each new episode (new episodes air every 2 weeks), we’ll be traveling to a new country and learning about that particular place’s folk music. As you listen to each episode, you’ll collect a stamp to add to your passport while you work your way around the globe and learn about the incredible artists, cultures and communities that have contributed to folk music. Use the links below to download your passport and this episode’s stamp — from SCOTLAND!

When I was prepping for this summer’s series, I asked followers on social media where they would like to visit this summer. The country with the most requests was Scotland! Many folks mentioned they were excited to learn about the bagpipe — and don’t worry, we’ll definitely cover that in the episode.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Print the Passport

Print Scotland Stamp

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Scotland Traditional Music

Scottish Bagpipes | Celtic Music with Beautiful Views of Scotland, Ireland and Wales

Robert Burns Complete Songs – What can a young lassie do wi’ an auld man

Elephant Sessions – For The Night [Official Video]

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 98

I think you’ll love the playlist I’ve created for you on YouTube to correspond with this episode! It contains a wonderful sampling of Scottish folk music — both contemporary fusions and original songs — and allows you to also see and hear some of the instruments that were discussed in today’s episode. Listen to it here.

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