Glasgow & Mackintosh
( 1890 -1910 )


By the time of the great international fair of 1901, Glasgow was wideley fecognized as the "second city of the British Empire." In addition to generating substantial profits from shipbuilding and coal and iron mining, Glasgow was spearheading Scotland's substantial contributions to British culture. It's Worldly and welleducated populancewas building a modern society to rival the most advanced in Europe. In the field of music, for example, one could hear a surprisingly rich diversity of forms in Glasgow: fiddling for the dancing of strathspeys and reels; pibroch and pipe-band music of the Inventary and Govan Police Pipe Bands; international music hall singers; concert bands; chamber music and concerts of the Scottish Orchestra; piano and song recitals by young Scottish women performing French and German works in salons; organ music and choral singing in chuches; and opera at the Crystal Palace.

Machintosh was born in Glasgow in 1868, his early life was spent in the oldest part of the city but later the large family moved to a house in the countryside where he took long walks on which he would sketch buildings and flowers. During this impressionable period he determined to become an architect and at his sexteen machintosh was apprenticed to an architectural office. He also enrolled as an evening student at the artistically progressive Glasgow School of Art. With tree fellow students machintosh formed a collaborative design group known as the four. by the end of 1894 they had rivolutioned interior design, creating the glasgow style, a northern version of Art Nouveau.

Machintosh masterpiece "the Hill House (1902-4) merged traditional seventheenth-century Scottish Baronial architecture with Art Nouveau. The interior of the house has white rooms, white walls, white woodwork and stenciled rose trellises around the walls. machintosh was meticolous about integrating all the details of style and feeling in his buildings, and at the Hill House he designed the gardens and table settings as well as the interior and forniture. Although Machintosh's all-encompassing creativity was more influential in Budapest, Turin and Vienna, it could have originated nowhere but in the unique cultural context of Glasgow by the turn of the century.


The 72nd Highlanders Farewell to Aberdeen
Rhona Mackay, ( harp traditional )

The Braes of Tullymet
John Reid Sr. and john Reid Jr., ( strathspey & reel )

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