03 February 2010

O Scotland's Hills for Me!















Whins of Milton, Stirling, Stirlingshire
August 2008

The constituent parts of my family have lived in North America for many hundreds of years, the most recent immigrants being a set of great-grandparents from Ireland who landed here more than 100 years ago. As a melange of bits Northern European, I've never particularly identified with any one country or heritage, and so, have cheerfully embraced pretty much everything. And yet, of all the countries I've traveled, certain places tug rather insistently. Scotland was one of those.

Go listen to some good music: "O Scotland's Hills for Me!" by William Gardiner. And thanks to this lovely list of traditional Scottish songs for the suggestion.

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