Scottish Songs, Language and History (2021 program)

Allan Carr
Music 3
Singing / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Real-time event on festival day with pre-registration required. You can find the registration link near the top of the program page when the link is ready.

Allan Carr, from Aberdeen in Scotland, will present an informative and interactive workshop in Scots traditional song, with illustrations of the history, language and context of the big ballads, farming, sea songs, and love songs from the Northeast of Scotland. Be ready to learn, laugh and sing.

Allan Carr is one of Scotland’s finest traditional singers, whose unique repertoire of songs, ballads and stories reflects the culturally rich region of his native Northeast of Scotland. Born and raised in Aberdeen, Allan grew up in a musical family of singers, fiddlers, pipers and accordion players. Allan’s “resonant vocals have a depth found only in the rarest of singers” (Boston Globe) and he sings in an easy relaxed style with fine accompaniment on guitar and mandocello.