Videos tagged with "gig"
Graham Mausoleum Methven Church Perthshire Scotland August 19th [01:03]
Tour Scotland video of the Graham Mausoleum by Methven Church in Perthshire. This is the burial vault for General Thomas Graham of Balgowan, Lord Lynedoch, and his wife who was the Honourable Mary Cathcart, daughter of Charles Cathcart, 9th Lord Cathcart. Deeply affected by the death of his wife, Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, commissioned a Mausoleum to her memory in the kirk yard at Methven, Perthshire. This gave the architect James Playfair, a chance to put to practice his most advanced ideas and the resultant design in the form of a gigantic sarcophagus is truly amazing for its period. After a long life Lord Lynedoch joined his wife in her last resting place in 1848. The Mausoleum is the free standing building in front of the church.
Tags: Graham, Mausoleum, Methven, Church, Perthshire, Scotland, Ancestry, Genealogy, Visit, Travel, Tourism, Cathcart
The Crafter's Song - Tartan Day on Ellis Island [16:39]
"The Crafter's Song" was the first documentary film produced in America about National Tartan Day. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Cliff Robertson, the film was produced by the Clan Currie Society in collaboration with Metaphor Pictures of New York. The film explores Tartan Day through the eyes of four of Scotland's premiere crafters during their exhibition on Ellis Island in 2003 as part of the Clan Currie Society's annual Tartan Day on Ellis Island program produced in partnership with the National Museums of Scotland. Each craft represents part of Scotland's "portable culture" that was brought with Scottish immigrants to North America from Colonial times to the present. Featured in the film are Hamish Moore - the celebrated bagpipe maker, teacher and international performer, Wilma Couper - a knitter with the Shetland Working Textile Museum, Robert McBain - a master tailor and kilt maker, and Colin Adamson - a producer of violins, violas and cellos for world class musicians. In addition, the crafters are joined by New York violinist, Lisa Gutkin - a performer with the contemporary Celtic band, Whirligig. The award-winning documentary debuted on YouTube on Tartan Day, April 6, 2012 in tribute to Cliff Robertson, who died on September 10, 2011 -- one day past his 88th birthday.
Tags: Cliff Robertson Scotland, Ellis Island, Tartan Day, tartan, kilt, fiddle, bagpipes, knitting, Currie, Clan Currie, Scottish, documentary, immigration, macmhuirich, Hamish Moore, Colin Adamson, Wilma Couper, Robert mcbain, Keith Kilt School, Gaelic, tradit
Stirling University Campus [03:36]
Voted the second nicest university campus in Britain (after Roehampton)! The University first opened its doors in 1967, and the buildings surround the attractive Airthrey Loch. Elton John`s first Scottish gig was here in 1971, and he and his band were paid a total of £350. His first hit "Your Song" had just become a hit, after he was booked to play.
Tags: Stirling, university, campus, wildlife, Airthrey, Loch, birds, students, swans, Elton John, music, Your Song, Scotland, Bridge of Allan, University of Stirling, education
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2011 [03:43]
Giving a little bit of flavour of what the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is all about! Featuring original music composed by Colin Steele (thanks at the end of the video). Now in it's 34th year, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is the biggest of its kind in Scotland, taking in all sounds and styles of jazz, blues, soul, latin, hip-hop and everything in between. Kicking off with the spectacular Mardi Gras in the Old Town's Grassmarket, the festival showcases some of the most spectacular talent from across the globe. The week long Festival in the last week of July gets the Edinburgh festival season - the largest of its kind in the world - started with a suitable bang!
Tags: edinburgh, festival, jazz, blues, soul, funk, live, fest, scotland, concert, performance, spiegeltent, onstage, gig, event
Craig Tara Haven Holidays - Air Space The opening [02:34]
Craig Tara Airspace is the new leisure facility at Haven Holidays Park in Ayr and was officially opened in March 2012 by TV presenter and Olympic champion Graham Bell. It features a new multisport arena, a three way climmbing wall, an interactive sports wall and a total experience golf simulator plus a gigantic themed soft play area. The facility is open to guests and owners at Craig Tara Holiday park.
Tags: Craig Tara Ayr, Haven Holidays, Graham Bell, Airspace, Scotland, Family UK Holidays