Traditional Scottish music in Perthshire

Apr 19th, 2005, 12:02 PM
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Traditional Scottish music in Perthshire

Any suggestions on where to find traditional Scottish music venues (pubs, restaurants, whatever) in the Perthshire area? We'll be there May 21-28th.
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Apr 19th, 2005, 03:02 PM
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My husband & I were in Scotland in 2003, and we stayed in the Perthshire area for 5 days. On your PC type in Highland Games Scotland, and some good sites should come up. We attended the Games in Pitlochry, (in Sept.), but I think they had some dates in May also. The bagpipe bands, & highland dancers were great, plus the tug of war, hammerthrow, & cabre toss were really fun to see. Ask where you are staying about other possible venues for music. We didn't seem to find music in all of the pubs like we did in Ireland, but I feel sure they are around. Have a good time!
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Apr 19th, 2005, 03:34 PM
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Start with Mclean's Music Pub in Dunkeld.

Look what you get if you Google "traditional music" + Perthshire...

http://www.visitdunkeld.com/perthshi...onal-music.htm

And here's another one....

http://www.musicacrossperthshire.com/main.htm

Heavens! You're there during the Festival of the Arts. As a folk fan, I'd suggest you not miss Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain; and Archie Fisher.

Hope this helps.

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Apr 20th, 2005, 05:45 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions!
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Apr 20th, 2005, 04:13 PM
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MacLean's in Dunkeld (no longer owned by Dougie MacLean - search for Taybank on the web) is the place to be. On the south edge of Perthshire, Glenfarg folk club is one of the best known in the country.
Re the post from RSTravelers, pubs which advertise themselves as traditional music venues don't usually mean pipe bands and the like. It's much more likely to be singer / guitarists with "folk" type instruments joining in.
Interested in your comment that Scottish pubs didn't all have live music like they did in Ireland. Dougie MacLean opened his Real Music Pub in Dunkeld because he was fed up being told he couldn't sit down with a few friends and play tunes in an otherwise empty bar. If every tourist asked at every pub they visited "When do you have live traditional music?" maybe the pub owners would get the message that juke boxes are not to everyone's taste..
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Apr 20th, 2005, 06:04 PM
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Craigellachie-I am confused. Does Dougie Maclean (I am a huge fan of his) still have a pub or has he sold his interest in the pubs? Thanks. We keep talking about doing a Scotch (for him) and Music (for me) tour of Scotland.
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Apr 21st, 2005, 04:03 PM
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AGM, he doesn't own te Taybank any more, and I don't think he ever owned any other pubs. He still plays there sometimes, and he plays sometimes at Wester Caputh.

Ehen you say "Scotch (for him)" do you mean your partner or Dougie?
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Apr 21st, 2005, 04:12 PM
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Dougie MacLean's Real Music Pub was also known as the Taybank. He no longer owns it. www.thetaybank.com gives the new owners. They seem very keen to run the place as Dougie did. I don't know if he has any other pubs.
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Apr 21st, 2005, 04:12 PM
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Dougie probably has sufficient access to Scotch. I meant my husband.
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Apr 21st, 2005, 04:15 PM
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Good to know, AGM
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Useless information? Nobody in Scotland ever talks about Scotch. I think we're genetically programmed to assume that whisky can't be made anywhere else. (Before our Celtic cousins get upset, we'll let them make the whiskey and we'll keep the whisky).
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