Billy Connolly – Tall Tales & Wee Stories – Autobiography

Billy Connolly, Tall Tales and Wee Stories by Billy Connolly Billy Connolly was born on 24th November, 1942. His career path has taken him from the shipyards of Glasgow, where he worked as a welder, to life as a folk musician and then onto the stage as a stand-up comedian. He also did a stint […]

The Sun Is Burning – Luke Kelly (Ian Campbell Song)

This haunting song was composed and written by Scottish folk singer, Ian Campbell, and first released in 1963 but made famous by Simon and Garfunkel, who included it on their first album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., one year later. It tells of the horrors of a nuclear blast and was written at a time when the […]

Dick Gaughan – The Father’s Song

Dick Gaughan is not only a Scottish folk hero, he’s a global folk sensation. His performances will send shivers of the best kind down your spine. The lyrics to his songs speak of everyday trials and dreams. The Father’s Song is a beautiful critique of the world as it really is. This is a true […]

Scottish Folk – Amy McDonald Sings This Is The Life

This is a great track from the Scottish singer-songwriter that should have resonance for many who hear it. It speaks of the struggle to find your place in an increasingly complex and pressurized life. How many among you have drank too much alcohol hoping for the good times that never seem to arrive? How many […]

KT Tunstall – Big Black Horse & The Cherry tree (Pop)

Rebel Voice was truly delighted to discover this gem whilst browsing. When the relatively unknown KT Tunstall first performed this song on the Jools Holland show, she stole the spotlight from the many better known musicians there. It has to rank as one of the best debut performances of all time. Remember, this is just one […]

Worker’s Song – Dick Gaughan

This is a powerful ballad from the mighty Glaswegian balladeer, Dick Gaughan. It laments the use and abuse of the working class by the Establishment who manipulate them into fighting evil, pointless wars so that the rich get richer and the poor die. This haunting song could be sung by working men and women wherever […]