Specializing in the traditional folk songs of Scotland and the Celtic nations and its
influence on American Folk & Bluegrass music. Colin Grant-Adams presents an
educational, fun entertaining look at the music of his homeland of Scotland and the
Celtic nations. And how its influence has been absorbed in to the folk music fabric
of America. Students enjoy singing and clapping along to the songs and are encouraged
to pursue the music and instruments of their choice.
Who I am.
Where I'm from.
How I came to America.
The Highland Clothes I'm wearing Kilt, Jacobite shirt, etc.,
Traditional folk songs and the writing of original songs.
Students will be exposed to the music of Scotland and the Celtic nations,
much of which was bought to the United States by immigrants and absorbed in to the American folk culture.
To expose students to the music of Scotland and the Celtic nations and
To encourage students to pursue an interest in their ethnic backgrounds.
To recognize the importance of the contributions that the Scottish and Celtic people have made on America.
To teach the students about the similarities and differences in the Scots,
Celtic and American folk music.
To involve the students in a FUN and EDUCATIONAL program through stories and song.
The School program is tailored according to the age of the students that are attending the presentation. A forty-five minute performance touching on the historical and geographical aspects of the music.
Introducing songs that highlight the movement of people and their culture to America from Scotland & the Celtic nations. And how this music was integrated into the folk & bluegrass music of America.
The program includes talking about the Scottish Highland Dress that is worn, stories about the songs, different Celtic guitar styles and tunings that Colin uses and the writing of new songs in the folk tradition. ( According to the age of the students )