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Scotch Musicians Listed (For Obvious Reasons)

Scotland's finest

Scotland’s finest

Now it’s all over and we wipe away our tears and turn to face a new day for Scotland and the rest of the world, let’s take a break from Scotch Whiskey, Golf, Haggis, and making fun of the Scotcish accent, ach aye, I dannae can… and take a look at Scottish musicians as listed by Wikipedia. Since, you know, they coulda been independent and figured the mean ol English prigs you know is better than… well better than ruling themselves.

The problem is, Scotland shoulda gone for it when the oil was freely flowing, it is too bloody late now.

I would have voted for independence myself, just to screw with the insufferable David cameron. but that’s just me. And any way, that’s not why we are here… We are here to look at Scottish Musicians….

A personal favorite here? Well, not Simple Minds that’s for sure. May we agree upon… the Rezillos or Altered Images? Chvches.

Anyway, the Loch Lomond is one of the most beautiful places on earth and I wish em all the best.

Thanks everybody for voting, now let’s hope you got it right:


18 Wheeler, band

1990s, indie rock band



A Band Called Quinn

John Abell, countertenor, composer and lutenist

Aberfeldy, Pop band

AC Acoustics

Admiral Fallow Indie Folk Band

Stuart Adamson. Tattoo, The Skids, Big Country & The Raphaels

Adventures in Stereo, band

Aereogramme, Rock band

Alestorm, Pirate Metal band

John Alford

The Aliens (Offshoot of the Beta Band)

Charlie Allan, bandleader of Saor Patrol

James Allan lead singer with Glasvegas

JD Allan, former member of The Blimp

Dot Allison singer and songwriter, electronic music, Former lead singer with band One Dove in the early 1990s

The Almighty (band)

Altered Images

Alyth, singer

Amplifico Indie band

Ian Anderson singer, flautist, songwriter, and guitarist Jethro Tull

Miller Anderson, guitarist who played at Woodstock as a member of The Keef Hartley Band

Moira Anderson, singer

Aneka (aka Mary Sandeman), singer, Japanese Boy

Anne and Laura Brand, singing duo

Billie Anthony, (1932–1991), singer


Arab Strap

Craig Armstrong, composer


Astrid, band

Attic Lights, indie rock band

Average White Band Funk Rock Brass Band

Jean Aylwin (1885–1964)

Aztec Camera, band



Aly Bain fiddler

Jimmy Bain, bassist associated with Thin Lizzy, Rainbow and Dio

Ian Bairnson guitarist of Pilot and The Alan Parsons Project

Ballboy, indie band

Jimmy Barnes

The Bathers, band

Battlefield Band

Malcolm Baxter – singer songwriter, fronted punk band Last Words

Bay City Rollers, 1970s pop-rock sensations

Alex Beaton, guitar-playing folk singer

Morag Beaton (1926–2010), dramatic soprano

Jim Beattie, founding member of Primal Scream, Spirea X and Adventures in Stereo

Beggars Opera, Rock

Maggie Bell – rock and blues-rock singer

Simon Bell, singer, songwriter, known for work with Dusty Springfield

Belle & Sebastian, band

Nicola Benedetti, violinist

Martyn Bennett (1971–2005), Great Highland Bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, violin, piano

Berlin Blondes

Guy Berryman, bass player in the band Coldplay

The Beta Band folktronica

Shannon Bex, Member of the group Danity Kane

Biff Bang Pow!, Alan McGee’s band

Biffy Clyro, band

Big Country, band

The Big Dish, band

Bis, band

Norman Blake, Teenage Fanclub

Blazin’ Fiddles, folk

Bleed From Within – screamo rock band

The Blimp, rock band

The Blow Monkeys

Blue original Blue, not 2001’s boyband of same name

The Blue Nile, band

The Bluebells, band

BMX Bandits twee/jangle-popfolktronica

Boards of Canada Scottish downtempo/electronica group

Bodega, band

Eric Bogle, folk singer-songwriter

Bongshang, folktronica

Christopher Bowes, vocalist/keytarist for Alestorm

Box Codax, band

Billy Boyd, singer with Beecake

Susan Boyle, singer

Stuart Braithwaite, guitarist of Mogwai

Sandy Brechin, Accordion

Billy Bremner (musician) – guitarist

Broken Records, indie folk band

Sandy Brown, Jazz Clarinettist (1929–75)

Ronnie Browne, “The Voice”, founding member of The Corries

Jack Bruce (born 1943) bassist with Cream

Isobel Buchanan, operatic soprano

John Davie Burgess (1934–2005), bagpiper

Yvie Burnett, mezzo-soprano singer and vocal coach

Cha Burns (1957–2007), guitarist for The Silencers

David Byrne (born 1952)



Celtic Thunder, Band

Calamateur, singer, songwriter, musician

Camera Obscura, band

Isla Cameron (c.1930–1980)

Darius Campbell – singer, formerly known as Darius Danesh

Grant Campbell, singer-songwriter

Isobel Campbell – singer formerly of Belle & Sebastian

Junior Campbell, founding member, lead guitarist, piano player, and singer with the band Marmalade

Mairi Campbell – singer, composer, violinist, fiddler

Phil Campbell – lead singer, guitarist, pianist and harmonica (formerly with White Buffalo; now with The Temperance Movement)

Tracyanne Campbell – singer of Camera Obscura

Capercaillie, folk band

Captain Face, rock band

Sally Carr, lead singer of Middle of the Road

Cartoone, band

Ceilidh Minogue, ceilidh band

Kirsty Crawford

Duncan Chisholm, fiddle player, founder member of Wolfstone

George Chisholm, jazz trombonist

Chou Pahrot – 1970s band

Chvrches, alternative electronic band

The Cinematics, alternative rock band

Bryan Clarke – Napalm Stars/Punk Rock Band

Close Lobsters, band

Clouds, 1966–71, forerunners of Progressive Rock

The Clouds, 1980s indie band

Cocteau Twins, band

Codeine Velvet Club, alternative rock band

Richard Colburn, drummer

Edwyn Collins

Billy Connolly – comedian and singer, scored a UK No. 1

Brian Connolly – Vocalist with The Sweet

Chris Connelly

Gawain Erland Cooper, folk guitarist and singer Erland and the Carnival

Jimmy Cooper, hammered dulcimer player

Alex Cornish, singer/songwriter

The Corries, band

Cosmic Rough Riders, band

Lorne Cousin, bagpipe player

James Crabb – Classical Accordionist

Charlotte Gordon Cumming

Johnny Cunningham, fiddle player

Phil Cunningham, accordionist

Justin Currie (born 1964), singer, songwriter and bassist with Del Amitri

Ian Cussick, singer-songwriter

Ivor Cutler (15 January 1923 – 3 March 2006), singer, songwriter and humorist.



Glen Daly (c.1930–1987)

Dananananaykroyd, band

Danny Wilson, band

Darius Danesh (born 1980), singer, songwriter, and guitarist

Stuart David

Lindsay Davidson (born 1973), bagpiper

Clarita de Quiroz (Born 1984), Grade 8 Pianist, Grade 8 Percussionist, Singer, Songwriter and model

De Rosa, Rock band

Deacon Blue, band

Degrassi, band

Del Amitri, band

The Delgados, band

Jackie Dennis

Karl Denver (1931–98), singer

Jimmy Deuchar (1930–93), jazz trumpeter

Sydney Devine

Jim Dewar (12 October 1942 – 16 May 2002), vocalist and bassist with Robin Trower Band and Stone The Crows

Jim Diamond

Barbara Dickson, singer

Django Django

Dogs Die in Hot Cars, band

Lonnie Donegan – skiffle musician

Donovan (born 1946)

Daniel Dow, traditional Scottish musician and composer

Patrick Doyle

The Dreaming, Celtic rock

Kris Drever

Drive-By Argument, band

Bill Drummond (born 1953), singer/songwriter, Big in Japan guitarist, Zoo Records founder, The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu/The Timelords/The KLF/2K frontman, K Foundation artist, writer

Drums of Death, electronic musician

Graeme Duffin, lead guitarist for Wet Wet Wet

Irvin Duguid session musician/composer

Gordon Duncan (1964–2005), bagpiper and composer

Charles Davidson Dunbar, DCM, (1870–1939), first pipe major in Britain and the Empire to be commissioned as a pipe officer

Gordon Duncan (1964–2005), innovate piper

Malcolm Duncan, tenor saxophonist formerly with Mogul Thrash, founding member of Average White Band

Joy Dunlop, Gaelic singer

Sophia Dussek (1775–1831), singer, pianist, harpist, and composer

The Dykeenies, Indie rock band



Eagleowl, post-folk band

Sheena Easton (born 1959)

Joe Egan, singer with Stealers Wheel

Egebamyasi, house artist from Inverness

el Mafrex, Urban Contemporary Gospel

El Presidente, band

Emma’s Imagination, singer

Marcus Eoin (born 1970), electronic musician, Boards of Canada

Errors, post-electro band

Eugenius, founded by Eugene Kelly, formerly known as Captain America

Ex-Simple Minds, New Wave/rock band

The Exploited, punk band



Fairground Attraction

Al Fairweather

Kyle Falconer lead singer of The View

Fiction Factory

Findo Gask

The Fire Engines

Fish (born 1958)

Archie Fisher, folk singer and songwriter

Scott Fitzgerald

Dave Flett Guitarist Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Forever More

Julie Fowlis singer and multi-instrumentalist

Foxface, band

Roddy Frame songwriter Aztec Camera

Fran and Anna

Alasdair Fraser, fiddler

Elizabeth Fraser Vocalist Cocteau Twins

Franz Ferdinand, band

The Fratellis

Alan Frew Vocalist Glass Tiger

Scott Frew

Brian Joseph Friel, singer/songwriter

Friends Again

Frightened Rabbit

Future Pilot A.K.A.

Futuristic Retro Champions

Will Fyffe (1885–1947)



Paul Galbraith, classical guitarist

Gallagher and Lyle

Ganger, Glasgow alt rock band

Alex Gardner, pop singer

Willie Gardner

Dick Gaughan, traditional and political folk singer and songwriter

Geneva, Aberdeen alt rock band

John Giblin

Sir Alexander Drummond Gibson (1926–1995), conductor and opera intendant

Bobby Gillespie, singer with Primal Scream

Anne Lorne Gillies


Hamish Glencross, guitarist for My Dying Bride

Evelyn Glennie (born 1965), percussionist

God Help the Girl

The Golden Dawn

Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie, band. Formed a side-project named Angelfish with member Shirley Manson on vocals.

Todd Gordon, singer and entertainer

Nathaniel Gow (1763–1831), fourth son of Niel Gow, performer, composer and arranger of tunes, songs and other pieces

Niel Gow (1727–1807), the Perthshire Fiddler

Eve Graham, singer with The New Seekers

James Grant, singer/songwriter

Jack Green

Stan Greig (1930–2012), jazz pianist, drummer, and bandleader

Clare Grogan, singer with Altered Images

The Groovy Little Numbers, band

Gun, band

Robin Guthrie Founder of Cocteau Twins

The Gyres, band



H2O, band

Paul Haig, singer and co founder of Josef K

Robin Hall, folk singer

Jo Hamilton, vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist

Ian Hampton Bassist for Sparks

Calvin Harris, electronic musician

Roddy Hart, singer–songwriter in The Lonesome Fire

Alex Harvey (1935–82), blues & rock musician in The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

Colin Hay, singer Men at Work (born 1953)

The Hazey Janes

Fran Healy, singer in Travis

The Hedrons

Lou Hickey

Lizzie Higgins (1929–1993), ballad singer

Holocaust, heavy metal band


Hue & Cry, band

Alistair Hulett (1951–2010), acoustic guitar and vocals Roaring Jack

The Humblebums

John Law Hume (1890–1912), violinist on the RMS Titanic

Hip Parade, band

Hipsway, band




Hamish Imlach, folk singer

The Incredible String Band

Andrew Innes, guitarist in Primal Scream

Insight Engineer, producer, Vocalist

Iron Claw, band



Jill Jackson, singer

Leon Jackson – winner of the fourth series of the X-Factor

Stevie Jackson

Bert Jansch

The Jasmine Minks – band from Aberdeen, early Creation Records signing.

Jazzateers, pop/post-punk group

Ben Jelen Singer/Songwriter/Musician (born 1979)

Paul Jennings – Drummer and Percussionist Croft No. Five and Old Blind Dogs

The Jesus and Mary Chain, band

Jesse Garon and the Desperadoes, band

Richard Jobson lead singer of The Skids, The Armoury Show.

Davey Johnstone, Rock guitarist and vocalist (born in Edinburgh), best known for his work with Elton John, Alice Cooper, and Meat Loaf

Duncan Johnstone (1925–1999), bagpiper and composer

Josef K, band



Ramsey Kanaan, singer

Pat Kane, lead singer of Hue and Cry

Richard Kass, session drummer

Kassidy, band

The Kazoo Funk Orchestra, band

Johnny Keating

David Keenan

Brian Kellock, jazz pianist

Eugene Kelly, founding member of The Vaselines and Eugenius

Calum Kennedy (1928–2006), singer

Marjory Kennedy-Fraser (1857–1930), singer, composer and arranger

Mary Ann Kennedy

Jim Kerr, (born 1959) singer and founding member of Simple Minds

Mary Kiani singer

Kid Canaveral- Band

Carol Kidd, jazz singer

Alan King, lead singer of the rock band Walk on Fire

Niki King, jazz and soul-funk singer/songwriter

King Creosote, singer/songwriter

Alison Kinnaird, harpist

David Knopfler – co-founder of the rock band, Dire Straits

Mark Knopfler (born 1949), guitarist, Dire Straits frontman



Chris Lake House Musician, mau5trap

Frederic Lamond (1868–1948), classical pianist, second-to-last surviving pupil of Franz Liszt

The Last Battle indie alt-pop band

Lau, folk band featuring Kris Drever

Harry Lauder (1870–1950)

The Law

William Lawrie (1881–1916), bagpiper and composer

Storm Lee

Annie Lennox, from Eurythmics

Jackie Leven, folk musician

Stuart Liddell (living), bagpiper

Life Without Buildings

Alex Ligertwood, formerly vocalist with Santana,

Little Fire, singer

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions

Jaz Lochrie bass guitarist with Bad Company

Cecilia Loftus (1876–1943)

Logan, rock band

Ella Logan (1913–1969)

Lone Pigeon

Long Fin Killie (1993–1998)


Lord Cut-Glass

Gerard Love, Teenage Fanclub

Love and Money,

Lulu (born 1948)

Billy Lyall (1953–1989)

Lyn-Z bass guitarist of Mindless Self Indulgence



Hector MacAndrew (1903–1980), fiddler

Ishbel MacAskill (1941–2011), Scottish Gaelic singer and teacher

Jimmy MacBeath (1894–1972), singer

Lauren MacColl, fiddler

Donald Ban MacCrimmon (d. 1746), bagpiper

Red Donald MacCrimmon (d. 1825), bagpiper

Black John MacCrimmon (d. 1822), bagpiper

Hamish MacCunn, (1868–1916), composer, conductor and teacher

Amy MacDonald, Scottish singer

Calum MacDonald, percussionist of the band Runrig

Catriona MacDonald fiddler and teacher

Finlay MacDonald (born 1978), bagpiper and composer

Roddy MacDonald (born 1955), Pipe Major, bagpiper and composer

Rory Macdonald, bassist of the band Runrig

The MacDonald Brothers

Sydney MacEwan, singer (1908–1991)

Bruce MacGregor fiddler and broadcaster

Jimmy MacGregor, folk singer

Kathleen MacInnes

Colin MacIntyre, also known as Mull Historical Society

Alexander Mackenzie, (1847–1935), composer, conductor and teacher

Billy Mackenzie, singer

Fiona J. Mackenzie, Gaelic singer

Talitha MacKenzie

The Mackenzies, indie band

Maeve Mackinnon, folk singer

Dave Mackintosh, Dragonforce drummer

Iain MacKintosh (1932–2006)

Robert Mackintosh (c 1745–1807), violinist and composer

Jessie MacLachlan (1866–1916), Gaelic soprano

Dougie MacLean (born 1954) contemporary folk songwriter

Donald MacLeod (1917–1982), bagpiper

Roddy MacLeod (born 1962), bagpiper, principal of the National Piping Centre

James MacMillan contemporary classical composer

Catherine-Ann MacPhee, Gaelic singer

Gordina McCulloch, singer

Alan Mair, bassist from The Only Ones

Make Model, band

Steven Malcolmson, songwriter, record producer

Malinky, folk band

Shirley Manson (born 1966), singer/songwriter, Garbage frontwoman, formerly of Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie and Angelfish

Kelly Marie, singer

Marmaduke Duke

Marmalade, pop/rock band and first Scottish group to ever top the UK chart.

Helen Marnie lead singer of Ladytron

Michael Marra, (1952–2012), singer-songwriter and musician

Lena Martell, singer

Bill Martin

Sarah Martin

Malcolm Martineau (1960–), pianist

John Martyn (1948–2009), folk/rock/jazz singer and guitarist

Steve Mason

Karen Matheson lead singer of Capercaillie

Muir Mathieson (1911–75), conductor and composer

Dan McCafferty lead singer of Nazareth

The McCalmans

Angela McCluskey, lead singer in Wild Colonials

Alyth McCormack, singer

Kevin McDermott, singer–songwriter

Terry McDermott, rock singer Driveblind

Alastair McDonald

Shelagh McDonald

Rose McDowall, vocalist, most notably of Strawberry Switchblade and Sorrow

Jai McDowall

Johnny McElhone, founding member of Altered Images, Hipsway and Texas

Alan McGee founder of Creation Records and former member of The Revolving Paint Dream and Biff Bang Pow!

John McGeoch (1955–2004)

Gerry McGhee, singer in the band Brighton Rock

Raymond McGinley, Teenage Fanclub

Matt McGinn

Kerry McGregor (1974–2012)

Lorraine McIntosh, singer with Deacon Blue

Licorice McKechnie

Frances McKee, singer and songwriter in The Vaselines

Kenneth McKellar

Jackie McKeown lead singer and guitarist for The Yummy Fur and 1990s

Morag McLaren

Marie McLaughlin

Michelle McManus, Pop Idol winner

Tony McManus, steel-string guitarist

Colin McMaster (1960–1990), Lead Singer for Heart Industry and The Steel Chain

Brian McNeill, a founding member of the Battlefield Band

MC-VA, Rapper, record producer, songwriter and entrepreneur

Mendeed Glaswegian Metal Band

Meat Whiplash

Meursault, indie folk band from Edinburgh

Middle of the Road, pop group

Malcolm Middleton

Frankie Miller, Blues/Rock singer Guitarist and songwriter

George Mitchell (1917–2002), creator of The Black and White Minstrel Show

Aidan Moffat

Mogwai acclaimed post rock band

Hudson Mohawke, electronic music producer/DJ


Andrew Montgomery, singer

Shona Mooney, fiddle player

Hamish Moore, maker and player of Scottish smallpipes

Tom Morton, broadcaster and musician

Fred Morrison (born 1963), bagpiper and composer

Mother and the Addicts

Paul Mounsey

Mr Egg formerly known as James McDonald (born 1959), singer/songwriter, Egebamyasi Progenitor of Acid House Music

Jim Mullen, jazz guitarist

Mungo’s Hi Fi

Donnie Munro former lead singer of Runrig

Stuart Murdoch (born 1968), singer/songwriter, Belle & Sebastian frontman

Philip Neil Murray (British musician) is a bass player, best known for his work in Whitesnake, The Brian May Band and Black Sabbath.

My Latest Novel melodic indie pop band.

Mylo, DJ



Na Gathan, Indie rock band

Peter Nardone, countertenor, organist, choirmaster and composer

Nazareth, band

The Needles, band

Nina Nesbitt, singer/songwriter

Nicolette, singer-songwriter

Maggie Nicols

Nightcrawlers, DJ and producer, John Reid

No Way Sis

Rab Noakes singer, songwriter and producer

North Atlantic Oscillation

Paolo Nutini



Maeve O’Boyle, singer and songwriter

Oi Polloi, anarcho-punk band

Old Blind Dogs, folk/blues

One Dove

Orange Juice, Glasgow-based post-punk band

The Orchids


Justin Osuji, singer

Over The Wall



Pallas, progressive rock band

Owen Paul, singer

The Pastels, band

David Paton, singer, guitarist and bassist with Pilot, The Alan Parsons Project, Camel,

Davey Pattison, lead singer of Gamma

Pearl and the Puppets

The Pearlfishers

Peatbog Faeries

The Phantom Band

The Pictish Trail

Pilot, band

The Poets, band

Emma Pollock singer, songwriter, and guitarist. A founding member of The Delgados

Karine Polwart

Frankie Poullain, bass player for The Darkness

Primal Scream, band

The Primary 5, band

The Proclaimers




Finley Quaye

Monica Queen

Paul Quinn, vocalist and songwriter



Jesse Rae

John Rae, Scottish drummer, band leader, composer

Chris Rainbow

Gerry Rafferty, Scottish Singer Songwriter, Stealers Wheel

Eddi Reader

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Jean Redpath, singer

Johnny Reid, country singer

Maggie Reilly, singer/songwriter

Tommy Reilly

The Reindeer Section

Robert Rental

The Revolving Paint Dream, Andrew Innes first band also featuring Alan McGee

The Rezillos – Edinburgh nu wave punk band


Manda Rin – Singer/songwriter with bis

Billy Ritchie, Musician and Composer of Clouds

Ian Ritchie, saxophonist, producer and composer

The River Detectives

Alasdair Roberts, folk musician

B.A. Robertson, songwriter

Brian Robertson, guitarist for Thin Lizzy and Motörhead

Eric Robertson, composer

Jeannie Robertson (1908–1975), folk singer

Stanley Robertson (1940–2009), storyteller and ballad singer

Harry Robertson

Seb Rochford, drummer and bandleader Polar Bear

Rock Salt & Nails, band

Annie Ross, jazz singer

Ricky Ross lead singer of Deacon Blue

Runrig, Gaelic rock band


Louise Rutkowski, singer



Saint Jude’s Infirmary, indie band

Salsa Celtica, Latin/Folk fusion

Emeli Sandé, singer

Mary Sandeman (aka Aneka), Traditional singer, solo and with Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, Gaelic Mod Gold Medallist

Michael Sandison (born 1970), electronic musician, Boards of Canada

Saor Patrol, folk band

Paul Savage drummer in The Delgados

Scars, band

Bon Scott (1946–1980) singer for band AC/DC

David Scott, founder and leader of The Pearlfishers

Mike Scott (born 1958)

ScottishPower Pipe Band

The Secret Goldfish

Shuna Scott Sendall, dramatic soprano opera singer

Sensational Alex Harvey Band

Rachel Sermanni


The Shamen

Jimmy Shand (1908–2000)

Donald Shaw

Eilidh Shaw, fiddle player and singer

Rebecca Shearing, pop singer

The Shermans

Derek Shulman, lead singer for Simon Dupree and the Big Sound and Gentle Giant

The Silencers

Silly Wizard, folk group

Simple Minds

Habbie Simpson (1550–1620), town piper in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire

Tom Simpson, Keyboardist for Snow Patrol

The Singing Kettle, folk music group

Skids, band

Grahame Skinner

Slam House and Techno DJs/Producers

Slik – Midge Ure’s first band

Sluts of Trust

Emily Smith, singer

Martin Smith (1957–1994)

Tommy Smith jazz saxophonist, composer, educator and bandleader (Scottish National Jazz Orchestra)

David Sneddon, singer/songwriter

Snow Patrol, band formed in Dundee

Snowblood, sludge/post-rock/doom metal band

Jimmy Somerville

Sons and Daughters, band

Soup Dragons band

Spare Snare, band

Spirea X – Greenock psychedelic band

Sharleen Spiteri, singer, songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist of Texas

Isla St Clair

Adam Stafford, lead singer of Y’all is Fantasy Island

Stanley Odd, alternative hip-hop group

Mike Starrs

Stealers Wheel

Al Stewart

Andy Stewart (1933–93)

Andy M. Stewart singer, formerly of Silly Wizard

Duglas T. Stewart, leader of BMX Bandits

Ian Stewart, keyboardist and co-founder of The Rolling Stones

Rachel Stewart, singer and folk dancer, a founding member of Beauty School


Stone The Crows

Tallia Storm, R&B / soul singer

Chris Stout

Hamish Stuart

Strawberry Switchblade band

Sucioperro, rock band

The Supernaturals


Stuart Sutcliffe (1940–1962) original bass player of The Beatles

Katie Sutherland, singer

Swanee, elder brother of Jimmy Barnes



The Tannahill Weavers, folk group

Katie Targett-Adams, singer-songwriter-MC and Celtic harpist

John Taylor, fiddler

Julienne Taylor, singer/songwriter

Telstar Ponies

Teenage Fanclub

Terra Diablo


Sandi Thom

Dougie Thomson bass player of Supertramp

Paul Thomson, drummer of Franz Ferdinand (band)

William Thomson (1695–1753)

The Threats UK82 Punk band from Edinburgh/Dalkeith

Thrum, indie rock band

The Time Frequency

Stuart Tosh, drummer, songwriter and vocalist

Trashcan Sinatras

Travis, band

KT Tunstall

Alison Turriff, classical/folk fusion clarinettist

The Twilight Sad

Twin Atlantic




Unicorn Kid, Oliver Sabin, DJ / Chiptune Producer

The Unwinding Hours, alternative rock band

Midge Ure

Urusei Yatsura, band



The Vaselines band

The View band



The Wake

Gordon Walker bagpiper and pipe major

Sheila Walsh

The Waterboys

Colin Waterson, electronic musician

Keith Warwick

Lori Watson

Anna Watt (1923/24-09), singer from Fran and Anna

Fran Watt (1922-03), singer from Fran and Anna

We Are the Physics, indie band

We Were Promised Jetpacks, Glasgow based indie band.

Bobby Wellins, Jazz saxophonist

Bill Wells, bassist, pianist, guitarist and composer

Euan Wemyss lead singer of Captain Face

The Wendys


Werd (S.O.S)

Wet Wet Wet

Nancy Whiskey (1935–2003), folk singer

Andy White, session drummer, famously stood in for Ringo Starr

Doogie White

Tam White, blues singer


White Trash, signed to Apple Records, later changed their name to Trash

Astrid Williamson

Duncan Williamson, (1928–2007) storyteller and singer

Robin Williamson, a founding member of The Incredible String Band

Roy Williamson, founding member of The Corries and writer of Flower of Scotland

Paul Wilson bass guitarist for Snow Patrol

Ray Wilson, lead singer in Stiltskin and in Genesis between 1996 and 1998

Robert Wilson


Eric Woolfson, The Alan Parsons Project founder member, vocalist and lyricist

Roddy Woomble



The Xcerts band



Y’all is Fantasy Island, alternative folk bank

Yashin, post-hardcore band

Yasmin, DJ, singer, songwriter

James Yorkston

Alexander Young, eldest of the Young brothers, founding member of Grapefruit

Angus Young, lead guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of the hard rock band AC/DC

Malcolm Young, founding member, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and co-songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC

Young Fathers, alternative hip hop group

The Yummy Fur, indie rock band



Lena Zavaroni (1963–99)

Zoey Van Goey

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