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Cry Havoc

“I sat with my head against the church wall, hearing the chant through the thin planking and gazed across the marshes. The red earth burned through a thin covering of grass. The plain was patched and striped with yellow, russet, olive-green and purple between great clumps of black trees. The sun hung rayless from a … Continue reading Cry Havoc

ARCHIVE: Songs for Scotland 2 ‘About’ page/project description

About The Songs for Scotland 2 project will be a celebration of pro independence Scottish musical genius; a reaffirmation of Scotland’s drive to become an independent nation within the EU; and an homage to Scotland’s magus and a leading European cultural figure, our own Alasdair Gray. We are raising funds to create a downloadable album … Continue reading ARCHIVE: Songs for Scotland 2 ‘About’ page/project description

Senegalese singer Samba Sene joins album project and hopes for another chance to vote Yes

19 Sep 2016 / Nan Spowart, Journalist, THE NATIONAL CHARISMATIC Senegalese singer Samba Sene is delighted one of his songs is included in a new cultural project promoting Scottish independence. Songs for Scotland 2 has been launched to help keep culture as a central part of the independence drive and also to raise funds for … Continue reading Senegalese singer Samba Sene joins album project and hopes for another chance to vote Yes

‘He’s one of the most singularly creative individuals Scotland has produced’: Emma Pollock on An Evening for Alasdair Gray

By Nan Spowart, published in The National, 21 November 2016   EMMA Pollock couldn’t be happier she is headlining a fundraiser for the Alasdair Gray scholarship for young musicians. The former Delgados singer has long been a fan of the Scots polymath, particularly of his art, which adorns a couple of the albums produced by … Continue reading ‘He’s one of the most singularly creative individuals Scotland has produced’: Emma Pollock on An Evening for Alasdair Gray

Songs for Scotland 2: Culture and Politics

In 2014 Bella Caledonia created a flagship musical event as a part of the Yes campaign. ‘Songs for Scotland’ was three part: it included producing a downloadable album of pro independence songs, Bella Caledonia: Songs for Scotland the Album; staging a (sold-out) event in the Oran Mor auditorium that featured pro independence artists, and recording … Continue reading Songs for Scotland 2: Culture and Politics