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

Hello, fellow music explorers! Welcome to the THIRD annual summer series of the Busy Kids Love Music podcast: Around the World with Busy Kids Love Music! If you’re just joining us, here’s the scoop: with each new episode, we embark on a musical journey to a different country, immersing ourselves in the rich tapestry of its folk music. As you follow along, you’ll collect stamps for your passport, making your way around the globe and discovering the incredible sounds of various cultures and communities.

This episode, we’re setting our compass to the enchanting land of Scotland, a country steeped in history, myth, and, of course, captivating folk music. Get ready to download your passport and add this episode’s stamp as we dive into the melodic landscapes of Scotland!

Scotland’s Summer Spectacle:
As I was planning this summer’s series, I reached out to our fantastic social media community to find out where they wanted to journey to this summer. The overwhelming response? Scotland! So, here we are, ready to unravel the musical wonders that this picturesque country has to offer.

Bagpipes, Bards, and Beyond:
In today’s episode, we’ll delve into the heart of Scottish folk music, exploring the iconic sounds of the bagpipes and the role of bards in preserving the country’s musical traditions. Buckle up as we uncover the similarities between Irish and Scottish folk music, discovering the threads that connect these two vibrant cultures.

Passport in Hand:
Before we set sail on this sonic adventure, make sure to download your passport and this episode’s stamp from Scotland! Your passport will become a cherished memento of the diverse musical landscapes we explore throughout this summer series.

Educational Excursion:
As always, our journey goes beyond the melodies. We’ll unravel the historical and cultural significance of Scottish folk music, gaining insights into the traditions that have shaped this unique musical genre. Whether you’re a seasoned folk music enthusiast or a curious newcomer, there’s something for everyone in the melodies of Scotland.

So, grab your passport, open your ears, and join me as we embark on a musical odyssey through the enchanting folk tunes of Scotland. Thank you for being part of the Busy Kids Love Music community, and get ready to stamp your passport and let the melodies of Scotland transport you to a world of tradition, myth, and musical magic in today’s episode! Happy listening!

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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