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Premiere of Gaelic version of the ‘Introit’ from the ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’

During our performance of ‘Aiseag the Ferryboat’ on August 1, 2014 at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, Scotland. The Inverness Gaelic Choir premiered a Gaelic rendition of the ‘Introit’ from my ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’.
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A new version of Gigglebee Jig

Here is a new arrangement of my tune originally composed for Scott ‘n Rocks for 2 guitars. Here am I on electric guitar with Jeff Torbert on classical along with a string quartet from the Dalhousie University string music program.

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Scott’s Summer Gigs & Things

Go to this link to read what’s up with me this summer  

‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ returns to Carnegie Hall, May 23rd 8pm.

The Canadian Celtic Choir conducted by Pierre Perron and Jenny Crober will perform Scott Macmillan’s and Jennyfer Brickenden’s ode to the World Oceans for a 2nd time at Carnegie Hall May 23rd at 8pm. To find out more and purchase … (Get More Info)

LIVE Recording of ‘Currents of Sable’

BE part of an exclusive audience for a LIVE recording of my evocative lyrical composition ‘Currents of Sable Island’ at the Peggy Corkum Music Room, 6181 Lady Hammond Rd, Halifax Tickets $25.00 Only 100 seats available! Online at Eventbrite: OR … (Get More Info)

Scott Macmillan honoured with Nova Scotia’s Portia White Prize

On November 20, 2014 I was awarded Nova Scotia’s most prestigious Arts Prize, The Portia White Prize at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards,celebrating Nova Scotia’s Artistic community. This award recognizes the recipient’s commitment to artistic growth, community engagement and life … (Get More Info)

Scott ‘n the Rocks hits 10 years this season

It is with great pleasure that I’ll be starting up Scott ‘n the Rocks November 3rd for another fun year of great music!  See you at Stayners.

Fall is here.

Autumn is in full swing, Celtic Colours is over and I am back teaching guitar at Dalhousie for another year. As I recall the ‘full on’ summer that was, between two trips to Scotland, working with Jenn to keep our … (Get More Info)

‘Aiseag’ the Ferryboat available for download

Aiseag’ is now  available for download at: ‘Aiseag’ (The Ferryboat); is sailed full steam ahead towards its Premiere July 3rd at at  Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (Gaelic College), Sleat, 8pm,  then on to London, July 5th 9pm.  Scott and Colin … (Get More Info)

Scott Macmillan & Colin Grant are Feature soloists.

On Sunday June 8th at 7:00 pm Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant are the feature soloists for the Second Wind Community Concert Band 20th Anniversary Concert “Music For Life” Concert at the Savoy Theatre.  The band will be performing a … (Get More Info)

Rita MacNeil Tribute Concert with Symphony Nova Scotia, March 8 & 9 2014

I will be Conducting a very special Tribute to Rita MacNeil with Symphony Nova Scotia, and special guests; the Men of the Deeps, Lucy MacNeil and Katriona MacNeil on International Woman’s Day March 8th with a repeat performance on March … (Get More Info)

‘An Drochaid: The Bridge Rising Film’ Soundtrack Release at Celtic Connections Glasgow Jan 26, 2014

Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant will travel to Scotland to perform with Mary Ann Kennedy of Watercolour Music at the Film Soundtrack Release and Film Screening of ‘An Drochaid: The Bridge Rising Film’ at 2014 Celtic Connections in Glasgow Scotland … (Get More Info)

‘Earth Our Home’ a new composition and work in progress

I have teamed up with Silver Donald Cameron to compose the music for his Green Rights Project. You can learn more and contribute to the project at I am creating a 21-minute concert-music piece reflecting on and inspired by … (Get More Info)

Celtic Mass for the Sea,Toronto June 1st

The VOCA Chorus of Toronto presents CELTIC TIDE, a warm up to World Ocean’s Day; Conducted by Artistic Director, Jenny Crober, Accompanist, Elizabeth Acker Sat. June 1, 2013, 7:30 pm, Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave., Toronto $25 (regular), $20 … (Get More Info)

June 8th, World Oceans Day performance of Celtic Mass for the Sea

Composer Scott Macmillan and Librettist Jennyfer Brickenden will be in Beethoven’s hometown of Bonn, Germany for a ‘World Oceans Day’ performance of their ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ June 8th at 8:00 pm, Nachfolge-Christi-Kirche, Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Straße, Bonn-Beuel-Süd, Germany Conducted by Hubert Arnold … (Get More Info)

Composer to Discuss ‘SummuS’

As a prelude to the premiere of my “SummuS’ I  will discuss my composition methods  of my 1st Symphony, which is based on palindromes. Wed., Jan. 23, 9am. Rm 111,  Dalhousie University Arts Centre Building. This is a Dalhousie Music … (Get More Info)

World Premiere of Scott Macmilllan’s 1st Symphony ‘SummuS’ with Nova Sinfonia

On January 28th 2013, Canadian Composer, Scott Macmillan, will premiere his 1st Symphony ‘SummuS’ with Nova Sinfonia in a program of his own works conducted by Macmillan at the Faith Tabernacle Church in Halifax at 7:30pm Faith Tabernacle Church, 6225 … (Get More Info)

Celtic Mass for the Sea in Calgary Sat. Nov 24th

For those of you in Calgary this weekend plan on attending the Calgary Festival Chorus concert  ‘A Celtic Christmas’ featuring the ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ this Saturday, November 24, 2012 8 pm at the Knox United Church 506-4th Street … (Get More Info)

Scott Macmillan receives award

For my ongoing contributions to Nova Scotia and Community I was awarded with the Queen’s 60th Diamond Jubilee Medal

‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ featured on ‘The Green Interview’

Following our World Ocean’s Day performance of our ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ renowned writer Silver Donald Cameron and environmentalist interviewed Jennyfer Brickenden and me for his ‘Green Interview’ series go to You can see and hear both our … (Get More Info)


On Saturday September 15, 2012 at 11:00am Maine Public Broadcasting Network; (MPBN) Community Film Series will air Ian Macmillan’s evocative film ‘Within Sight of Shore.’


I am very  pleased to say that my 2012 ECMA CD & DVD winner ‘Within Sight Of Shore’ scored ‘Classical Recording’ of the Year’ Nomination for 2012 Music Nova Scotia

Late Summer Gigs for Brian & Scott

Great Guitar magic as these two fabulous players round out the summer with a few late summer gigs. Friday August 31st, 8pm -10pm, at ‘The Barn’ at the Normaway Inn in NE Margaree. Saturday August 25 at the Coal Miner’s … (Get More Info)

‘CELTIC MASS FOR THE SEA’ on CBC Radio 1 ‘All the Best’

On Sunday August 26th between 4 -5pm, Scott Macmillan & Jennyfer Brickenden’s iconic  ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ will broadcast on CBC Radio 1 ‘All the Best’ in Atlantic Canada. Listen Live:  CBC Fredericton | 99.5 FM CBC Moncton | … (Get More Info)


On Saturday September 15, 2012 at 11:00am Maine Public Broadcasting Network; (MPBN) Community Film Series will air Ian Macmillan’s evocative film ‘Within Sight of Shore.’ This double 2012 East Coast Music Award winning Documentary Within Sight of Shore explores in … (Get More Info)

Brian Doyle & Scott Macmillan performing around Inverness this summer.

Back on the Island after their performances at the Mariposa Folk Festival in early July, the exciting Guitar Duo of Brian Doyle and Scott Macmillan have a series of concerts around Inverness this summer. Friday July 20th, 8pm -10pm, they … (Get More Info)

Scott & Brian to play Mariposa Folk Festival in July 2012

Scott and Brian head to Orrilla Ontario next week, July 6, bringing  their exciting guitar interplay to this years Mariposa festival, check out our playing schedule on the ‘Performance’ page. Learn more

‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ & ‘Currents of Sable Island’ in Concert June 9th

A Community Celebration Seaside, Queen’s Landing, 1707 Lower Water St. Halifax Waterfront, Sat.  June 9, 2012, 7pm to sunset, Free 2012 East Coast Music Association winning composer, guitarist, Scott Macmillan presents A Community Celebration Seaside June 9th at 7pm at … (Get More Info)

‘Within Sight of Shore’ Wins 2 East Coast Music 2012 Awards

Scott wins the ECMA Classical Recording of the Year for  ‘Within Sight of Shore’ while son, Director Ian Macmillan wins the DVD of the Year for his documentary  ‘Within Sight of Shore’.  


CAPE BRETON ECMA NOMINEES TRIBUTE, Wednesday, March 28, at Centre 200, in Sydney at 7pm. Scott is among Cape Breton’s award nominees to stepping into the spotlight during Screaming Eagles playoff game Wednesday.  East Coast Music Week is just a … (Get More Info)

‘Within Sight of Shore’ to Air on MPBN

Thursday, Feb. 2, 10 pm & Saturday, Feb. 4, 11am….. Ian Macmillan’s Documentary ‘Within Sight of Shore’ to Air on MPBN Community Films (Maine Public Broadcasting Network) On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt became the last Canadian warship sunk … (Get More Info)

Three 2011 Molson Canadian Music Nova Scotia Award nods!

The nominations are in and I have been given 3 Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2011 Award nods!  I particularly pleased with the nominations for  for ‘Musician of the Year’. And also excited that along with Brian Doyle,  our … (Get More Info)

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