Embrace our traditions

We would be "
blaick affrontit" if we didn't include all the wonderful Scottish groups happening in Perth just now

Saint Andrew's Society of WA

 

Can you believe there are more than 30,000 Scots living in Perth and the surrounding area and of course we know there are thousands more with Scottish ancestry.   The St Andrews Society, right here in Perth WA state that there are only two types of people in the world, Scots and people that want to be Scots! So if you want to learn more about the ancestry and traditions of Scotland, please check out St Andrews Society an organisation that we collaborate with regularly. 

 

 

Spirit of Alba

Featuring Fiona Davidson, co-founder of Scottish Stramash and Tim Stapleton on Fiddle accompanied by Guitarist Paul Johnson, Piper Stuart Robertson and John Calabrese on keys/accordian. The band’s Genre is Celtic with material from Scotland, Cape Breton and Ireland.  Check out their music!

 

 

 

Gallus Rock Ceilidh Band

 Gallus offers something new for Perth; they are a high energy "kick in the pants" ceilidh band who mash Scottish jigs and reels with rock and dance beats to get any party going! With half the band steeped in traditional music and the other half in contemporary music, the explosion of energy that results has to be experienced.  AC/DC and Avicci to White Stripes and Faithless, you can ceilidh dance to the lot of them!  Contact Ali on gallusperth@gmail.com or on 0437 589 004 Follow them on Facebook and Check out footage from the recent gig!

 


Jamie McKinnon is well known in the Scottish folk circles of WA.  He has had a extensive singing career, both solo and with various collections of musicians, particularly as lead singer with Celtic band Loch Ard. His song list is heavily influenced by that of the Corries, Scotland’s foremost folk singers.

His latest CD and according to Jamie his last, features Scottish Stramash co-founder, Fiona Davidson and fellow musicians John Ralph and Alisdair McKerron.
Playing concerts and festivals was a large part of Jamie's singing career with seven appearances at the famous Port Fairy Folk Festival as well as at many other well known festivals and playing support for Battlefield Band and Capercaillie.
More information, songs and videos are on his website www.jamiecmckinnon.com
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