Teton Skye formed in 2017, bringing together traditional Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and American acoustic folk music with a decided American Highlands twist. Our music ranges the span of Celtic folk tradition, from pieces that have their roots in the medieval era, to their tuneful great-grandchildren of today. Liz likes to say we’re “Trad, Plaid, and Dangerous to Know.”
Literally translating as "Old Long Since", Robert Burns' 1788 song contrasts childhood memories and present cares, and bids us hold both dear. We use an alternate tune setting to the one most often used, simply because we like it better. #celticmusic #robertburns #newyear2021.
From our new Christmas album, Hearts in the Highlands. Child in the Manger: Mary MacDonald authored one of the few Christmas songs written in Gaelic; Lachlan MacBean translated it to English around 1888. The complexity of a traditional Scottish tune brightens this piece.
From our new Christmas album, All Hail to the Days: an early piece of published music from 1625, "All Hail" sets a reveling mood to carry us through the dark of winter. It's original "liner note" still applies: "A Pleasant Countrey New Ditty: Merrily shewing how to Drive the Cold winter away."
An old song from the British isles, but we're pretty sure the fox was Scottish.
Haunting melody and beautiful lyric imagery.
Seems that even 200 years ago, parents and sons were butting heads.
Another original by Robert Burns
Caledonia is the ancient name for Scotland.