Posts by Scott Macmillan

Scott Macmillan & Colin Grant at Milwaukee Irish Fest. Aug. 16-19th

Scott Macmillan & Colin Grant perform as part of the “Nova Scotia: Celtic Heart of North America”. A Music Nova Scotia sponsored Showcase of Nova Scotia artists at 2018 Milwaukee Irish Festival.  For more info go to https://www.scott-macmillan.ca/music/live/scott-macmillan-colin-grant-duo/

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Currents of Sable Island, Feb 23/18 – 7pm Canada Music Centre Toronto

Toronto to celebrate Canada Music Centre Centrediscs’ multiple award-winning recording Currents of Sable Island, with Associate Composer Scott Macmillan, February 23rd 2018. Come, watch, listen and experience the wild mysteries of Sable Island presented at the Canadian Music Centre (CMC), with Nova Scotia acclaimed Composer/Guitarist Scott Macmillan, February 23, 2018 at 7pm at CMC 20…

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Scott Macmillan & Colin Grant at UpCap Café, Whitby, On., Sun. Feb. 25

Scott Macmillan & Colin Grant bring their award winning music to the UpCap Café Sunday February 25th at 7:00pm at the Rawlicious restaurant , Whitby, Ontario,  $20 Tickets on sale: February 1st, 2018 from gisele.kashul@gmail.com And from https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-upcap-cafe-presents-a-night-of-folk-music-with-scott-and-colin-tickets-42379822189?aff=ehomecard

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Celtic Mass for the Sea Ottawa performance Feb 25

CAMMAC Annual Concert in Ottawa, performs Celtic Mass for the Sea February 25, 2018 conducted by Marg Stubington. 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of this wonderful music composed by Scott Macmillan with libretto by Jennyfer Brickenden, for choir, small string ensemble and Celtic ensemble. Celtic Mass for the Sea Date: Sunday February 25, 2018. Time:…

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Scott Macmillan & Colin Grant embark on ‘Bridge Over the Atlantic’

This weekend we head to Scotland to begin rehearsing and performing Colin Grant’s collaboration with Scottish fiddler Ewen Henderson. On October 12 in Belle Cote we will be performing the entire collaboration live at Celtic Colours. Other musicians on board are; Canadians: Colin Grant, Scott Macmillan, Jason Roach; Scottish performers, Ewen Henderson, Ingid Henderson and…

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2017 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominees………

Scott Macmillan & Colin Grant Duo – “GOOD2GO”: Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year Scott Macmillan – “Currents of Sable Island”: Classical Recording of the Year: Find out more about these recordings at: https://www.scott-macmillan.ca/music/

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Mysterious Barricades-live stream

For a short time you can watch any or all of Mysterious Barricades; a series of Canadian concerts from last Friday Sept 8th from Coast to Coast for suicide prevention awareness day. The first concert was in St. John’s NFLD then on to Halifax NS, Sackville NB, and beyond for a total of 21 hours…

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Colin Grant & myself are heading Stateside June 24th to 26th

  Colin Grant and I are heading to Massachusetts and Maine for few concerts. Come and Check us out!! Saturday June 24, Chatham Fiddle Company – 7:30pm, 875 Main St. Chatham, Massachusetts; $20 suggested donation. Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts Bar Harbour,  Maine Kicking the Top off the Box. Sunday June 25, 2017, 7pm. …

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Brian Doyle & Scott Macmillan at July 1st Literary Festival

Brian Doyle & Scott Macmillan perform at Canada Day Literary Festival; Canada 150 Birthday Bash,  Saturday, July 1st start; 2 PM, Coady Tompkins Memorial Library, Margaree Forks Hosted by Mary Lynk.. CBC producer Ideas with Readings by well known Authors and performing Musicians;  Ian Brown…  The Boy in the Moon, Sixty, Joanne Schneller… film critic,…

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Celtic Mass For the Sea, July 2, 4 pm, St. John’s Church, Lunenburg NS

Musique Royale celebrates Canada Day in Lunenburg with a powerful performance of Scott Macmillan and Jennyfer Brickenden’s Celtic Mass For the Sea. Tickets are on sale at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg or take advantage of the advance ticket price of $25 until June 15. Reservations can be made with Maureen at  902-634-9994 or…

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Scott takes home 2 of 3 2017 ECMA awards

‘Currents of Sable’ garners Classical Composition of the Year for Scott Macmillan while his duo recording with Colin Grant GOOD2GO takes home Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year at the 2017 ECMA awards in St. John NB. For more info go to https://www.scott-macmillan.ca/store/

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Scott takes home 2 out of 3 2017 ECMA Awards

Currents of Sable Island garners Classical Composition of the Year and GOOD2GO receives Traditional Recording of the Year with duo partner Colin Grant. Find out more https://www.scott-macmillan.ca/store/  

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Scott Macmillan receives Three 2017 ECMA nominations in 3 Genre Categories

 Scott Macmillan receives Three 20217 ECMA nominations in 3 Genre Categories.  Awards will be handed out in St. John NB April 26-30th. Classical Composition of the Year:  Scott Macmillan – ‘Currents of Sable Island’    https://www.scott-macmillan.ca/music/currents-of-sable-island/ Jazz Recording of the Year:  Scott ‘n the Rocks – ‘Live at Stayner’s Wharf’  https://www.scott-macmillan.ca/music/live/scott-n-the-rocks/ Traditional Instrumental Recording of the…

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HALIFAX CD RELEASE for GOOD2GO

Sunday afternoon November 13, 2016, 3pm at the Music Room, 6181 Lady Hammond Rd. $10.00 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scott-macmillan-colin-grant-halifax-cd-release-for-good2go-tickets-28852684155 ‘It was awesome. Their first tune brought everyone to their feet in a true standing ovation. Filled my heart and soul.’

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2016 Music NS nod for the Rocks

Scott ’n the Rocks ‘Live at Stayner’s Wharf’ receives 2016 Music Nova Scotia Nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year! Learn more where you can hear the Rocks https://www.scott-macmillan.ca/music/live/scott-n-the-rocks/    

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CD launch celebration for Currents of Sable Island

On Sept 9, 2016 we proudly released Scott Macmillan’s composition Currents of Sable Island in Lunenburg, NS for the Centredisc Label through the Canada Music Centre. On September 30 2016, 7:30pm Inverness County Centre of the Arts, will host the launch event, Inverness, Cape Breton. Learn more about Currents Of Sable Island: scott-macmillan.ca/music/currents-of-sable-island/ At the launch…

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Colin Grant & Scott Macmillan Launch GOOD2GO

July 15 2016, award-winning composers and multi-instrumentalists Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant will release their debut duo album, Good2Go. CD release shows: July 15 – The Normaway Inn, Margaree 8pm July 19 – Island Sunset Resort, Belle Cote 6pm July 30 – The Doryman, Cheticamp 2pm Aug 5 – St. Ann’s Bay United Church, St.…

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Five of my Choral works recently published.

Firstly, I am so proud that THE BEAGLE AND THE BELUGA AND THE EAGLES FINE TIMES has be added to the Jon Washburn Choral Series published by G. Schirmer, Inc. Jon is the conductor of the outstanding Vancouver Chamber Choir and they have been performing this work over the last number of years. This is…

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Welcome back to my fully functioning Website.

In mid February this website was infected with very nasty malware which corrupted most of its files.  My site was removed from all the search engines and it took Cheryl Smith and her team at Outfront much struggle to resolve it and get the search engines to accept the website back online. Once that work…

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Scott n the Rocks CD Release

On April 25 2016 at 8:30at Stayner’s Wharf in Halifax, I will release a long awaited recording of this wonderful group who have been with me musically for 10 years. Go to https://www.scott-macmillan.ca/music/live/scott-n-the-rocks/ for more.  

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‘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 tickets go to: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/5/23/0800/PM/New-England-Symphonic-Ensemble/

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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: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/live-recording-of-scott-macmillans-currents-of-sable-island-tickets-15327744697 OR at the door the night of the performance. For more info go to https://www.scott-macmillan.ca/music/currents-of-sable-island/  …

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Ardgour Bars

3 Composers- 3 Ideas -First of three tunes composed by Scott Macmillan, Mary Ann Kennedy and Colin Grant while on a 3 minute ride on Corran Ferry.  Each composed a section of the tune and then strung the sections together into a complete tune.

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Ferry Cool

3 Composers- 3 Ideas -Second of three tunes composed by Scott Macmillan, Mary Ann Kennedy and Colin Grant while on a 3 minute ride on Corran Ferry.  Each composed a section of the tune and then strung the sections together into a complete tune.

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Ferry Unusual

3 Composers- 3 Ideas -Third of three tunes composed by Scott Macmillan, Mary Ann Kennedy and Colin Grant while on a 3 minute ride on Corran Ferry.  Each composed a section of the tune and then strung the sections together into a complete tune.

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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 time achievement. ‘It was a wonderful event last Thursday that I got to enjoy with…

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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 vegetable garden tended to between trips, relishing in the harvest, replanting the garlic and preparing…

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‘Aiseag’ the Ferryboat available for download

Aiseag’ is now  available for download at: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/new-music-biennial/mary-ann-kennedy ‘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 arrive in Glasgow on June 29th to begin rehearsals.  ALL of the commissioned works were…

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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 selection of Macmillan’s Concert Band arrangements

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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 9th.  Tickets ($30.00 – $57.00) are on sale at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium Box Office …

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‘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 http://www.greenrights.com/rights-planet-and-its-people I am creating a 21-minute concert-music piece reflecting on and inspired by the Earth Charter and the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth. The work…

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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 (seniors), $15 (students) The VOCA Chorus of Toronto will present the ‘Celtic Mass for the…

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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 with the  “Haste Töne“ choir, The Reel Bach Consort, String Ensemble “Die andere Saite” and Sigrún…

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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 Dept Composition Class with Jerome Blais, admission is free  & all are welcome. (Halifax, NS)…

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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 Summit St. Halifax (Corner of Windsor)Tickets: $15 adults and $5 students. Tickets: At the door…

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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 SW, Calgary, Alberta Tickets $22 • Students & Seniors $18 • Children $12 Tickets: http://www.thefestivalchorus.com/tickets/…

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‘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 http://www.thegreeninterview.com/greeninterview You can see and hear both our interview and watch our June 8th Community Celebration World Ocean’s Day Concert.

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MORE ‘WITHIN SIGHT OF SHORE’ NEWS

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.’ http://www.mpbn.net/Television/LocalTelevisionPrograms/MPBNCommunityFilms/TheFilms/tabid/1163/ctl/ViewItem/mid/4621/ItemId/19897/Default.aspx

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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 Café, Inverness, Cape Breton, 10pm-2am. Joining Brian & Scott are Mike Murdoch, Sax, Neil MacQuarrie…

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‘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 | 106.1 FM CBC Saint John | 91.3 FM Mainland Nova Scotia | 90.5 FM Cape…

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‘WITHIN SIGHT OF SHORE’ NEWS:

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 music and film the tragic story of the sinking of HMCS Esquimalt, the last Canadian…

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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 will perform the 1st of 3 special concerts at ‘The Barn’ at the Normaway Inn…

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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  https://www.scott-macmillan.ca/music/live/scott-and-brian/

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‘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 Queen’s Landing on the Halifax waterfront.  Macmillan will present in concert his acclaimed compositions; ‘Celtic…

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A Community Celebration Seaside

Now lay thine ear against this golden sand…….. and thou shalt hear the music of the sea A Community Celebration Seaside June 9, 2012 2012 ECMA winning guitarist composer, Scott Macmillan presents a special night of song, art, photography and ocean sciences and awareness around the importance of World Oceans Day. Under the tent-top, this…

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CAPE BRETON ECMA NOMINEES TRIBUTE

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 few weeks away and Cape Breton is well represented again when it comes to award…

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‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ Flash Mob Full Playback

Whether you are a singer or instrumentalist download your parts, learn them and then join us as we raise our voices for Ocean Awareness! On World Ocean’s Day June 8th, we are encouraging singers to gather and sing this 4-minute excerpt portion of the Introit from ‘The Celtic Mass for the Sea’ as a ‘Flash…

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Celtic Mass for the Sea Flash Mob: Bass

Download the SATB vocal part as a pdf  along with a mp3 audio support of your part. Learn this 4-minute excerpt  from ‘The Celtic Mass for the Sea’ and be part of  our June 8th, World Ocean’s Day, ‘Flash Mob’ event.  Let’s raise our voices for for Ocean Awareness! Join us in Halifax at the…

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Celtic Mass for the Sea Flash Mob: Tenor

Download the SATB vocal part as a pdf  along with a mp3 audio support of your part. Learn this 4-minute excerpt  from ‘The Celtic Mass for the Sea’ and be part of  our June 8th, World Ocean’s Day, ‘Flash Mob’ event.  Let’s raise our voices for for Ocean Awareness! Join us in Halifax at the…

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Celtic Mass for the Sea Flash Mob: Alto

Download the SATB vocal part as a pdf  along with a mp3 audio support of your part. Learn this 4-minute excerpt  from ‘The Celtic Mass for the Sea’ and be part of  our June 8th, World Ocean’s Day, ‘Flash Mob’ event.  Let’s raise our voices for for Ocean Awareness! Join us in Halifax at the…

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Celtic Mass for the Sea Flash Mob: Soprano

Download the SATB vocal part as a pdf  along with a mp3 audio support of your part. Learn this 4-minute excerpt  from ‘The Celtic Mass for the Sea’ and be part of  our June 8th, World Ocean’s Day, ‘Flash Mob’ event.  Let’s raise our voices for for Ocean Awareness! Join us in Halifax at the…

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‘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 in WWII; within sight of shore.   Music, film and three generations of a family tell…

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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 2011 ECMA nominated recording ‘Live Off the Floor’ received 2 nominations as well, ‘Blues Recording…

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Maple Music

You can also find me and my music at MapleMusic.com.  This is a site featuring Canadian Artists. http://www.maplemusic.com/artists/sma/default.asp

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Listen to Plug for Phlug

Here is a composition I wrote last year for CBC’s Gallery Project. Thought you might like to hear it. Now you can read my score for A Plug for Pflug as you listen, just click on the PDF file icon.

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Here have Scott Free #3

The name of this tune is The Ladle and the Pot written for my good friend Ian McNeil. When you sign up to my newsletter on my home page you can download the mp3 of The Shirley To God medley which includes this tune, the Gaspereau Pickle, my 1st Scott Free tune and Shirley to…

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Here go with tune #2

The name of this tune is Shirley to God, written for Shirley Boates. When you sign up to my newsletter on my home page you can download the mp3 of this medley which includes the Gaspereau Pickle, my 1st Scott Free tune and Laddle and the Pot, my 3rd to Scott Free tune.

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First Scott Free Tune of the month

Welcome to Scott Free on my new website.  From time to time I am going to post a piece of sheet music and/or an audio file which you will be able to download. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Let’s start with ‘Gaspereau Pickle’ for my friends in Margaree that will be soon getting ready for the…

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‘Currents of Sable Island’ wins Classical Composition of the Year at the 2017 ECMA awards and ties with Symphony Nova Scotia for Classical Recording of the Year at the 2107 Music NS Awards!! I’m so proud of this piece and all the wonderful musicians, poet Jill MacLean, soloist Laurel Browne, photographer Damian Lidgard and my…

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The New ScottMacmillan.ca

Welcome to the new home of renowned Canadian conductor, composer and collaborator Scott Macmillan. Learn more about Scott and his music, find out about upcoming live performances and purchase CDs, DVDs and digital downloads from Scott’s entire catalog.

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2017 Canadian Folk Music Award winners for Instrumental Group of the Year, Colin Grant & Scott Macmillan perform from their multi-award winning recording GOOD2GO. For more info – Read More  

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