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Scotland, a Source of Inspiration for Artists : Rossini…


Rossini Google Doodle image 29 February 2012


Here’s the frog-adorned image which appeared on Google on 29 February 2012. It marked the 220th birth anniversary of Gioachino Rossini, one of the greatest composers of the 19th century who has often been called “the Italian Mozart”. He was born only three months […]

Opera Tells Story of Scottish Slaves Hekja & Haki


Celtic Life – 25th Anniversary – Special Edition


On this beautiful sunshined day, while reading away stories from Celtic Life – 25th Anniversary Special Edition which compiles the “Best of the Best” articles published in the last quarter century, a title grabbed my fullest attention: Child Slaves From Scotland; A Story […]

Franz Liszt: A Trip to Scotland?


Sainte-Rose du Nord Saguenay Québec © 2010 Scotiana

Every year, it comes as a surprise.

The leaves flare, for a time, to crimson and butter yellow,

the air shifts, in the early morning,

from te damp greens of late summer to […]

The Scottish Autumn of Frederick Chopin …



Chopin's tomb at the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris – Source: Wikipedia


Hi everybody!

Without our last message from Iain and Margaret, it would certainly have escaped us that today was the anniversary of the death of Frédéric Chopin, nor would we have known that this genial composer owed so much […]

Debut Album of Scottish Singer Susan Boyle I Dreamed a Dream walks the talk…

Blackburn,West Lothian,Scotland

A short 30-minute journey from Edinburgh’s Bathgate railway station brings you to the small Scottish village of Blackburn, where resides Susan Boyle, who became, only six months ago, following her performance at “Britain’s Got Talent” TV show in London, a worldwide acclaimed star.

It’s been a while now that folks at […]