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News for Fall 2008


This fall will see Scott Macmillan shifting his focus towards his new role as a Part-Time Academic at Dalhousie University in the Music Dept teaching Guitar, while maintaining his extensive creative and freelance activities

 Spring of 2008 was an intensive and creative time for Macmillan. Scott was Musician-in-Residence with the St. Cecilia Concert Society and during that time he premiered to much acclaim two new concert works, Within Sight of Shore and Currents of Sable Island.  Among other activities over the summer Scott returned to Chéticamp as Music Director during the annual presentation of Le Grand Cercle.

Starting September 4th Scott’s 30 plus years as freelance composer, conductor guitarist will take a twist and he will add Guitar Instructor as a Part-Time Academic at Dalhousie University in the Music Dept. in Halifax.  He is very much looking forward to working with Guitar Dept. head, Doug Reach, and the other Music Dept faculty this 2008/2009 academic year.

Scott will still be an active player on the freelance scene including the following gigs coming up this fall….



From Celtic to Blues to just about anything in between The Guitar Wizards, Scott Macmillan and Brian Doyle are at it again for an evening of music merriment!  Come and hear these amazing musicians as they fly around the fret-board in what can only be described as a memorizing performance.

  • Saturday October 4, 2008 The Red Shoe Pub, Mabou, 10-1pm
  • Saturday October 11, 2008 The Barn at the Normaway Inn, Margaree 8-10pm
  • Sunday October 12, 2008 The Island Sunset Resort, Belle Côte, Inverness County, 6-10pm


  • Thursday October 16, 2008, 10pm

Scott will host a jam after the Celtic Colours Guitar Summit concert

Judique Cape Breton at the Celtic Music interptative Centre


  • Saturday October 18 2008, 7:30pm

      TRIBUTE TO RITA MACNEIL, Celtic Colours Closing Concert, the Big Fiddle, Sydney CB



Friday October 24th  2008, 7:30pm

Featuring Guitar Soulmates; Scott Macmillan, Dave MacIsaac, Brian Doyle, Seph Peters.

Not be missed these four stellar guitar players will pick and grin through a repertoire of Celtic tunes both traditional, original and eclectic. It will be a concert of fabulous guitar interplay with maybe a little banjo and mandolin thrown in for good measure.

Saint Patrick’s Church, 2267 Brunswick Street, Halifax, N.S

For Tickets call 902-429-4170

or email:



Mark your calendars for Monday nights at Stayner’s featuring the hottest little big band on the East Coast. 

Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill Just behind Perks at the Ferry Terminal, Halifax

8:30pm – 11:30pm/no cover

Scott Macmillan leads this 12 piece cast of rock solid jazzers as take their chairs at Stayner’s Pub and Grill every 2nd Monday starting November 3rd 2008 for their by monthly romp through innovative and creative scores composed especially for them by Scott Macmillan and Chris Mitchell.  Come be part of Creativity unfold!

Scottn’ the Rocks dates: Mondays November 3, 17, 2008, December 1, 15, 2008

Mondays January 19, 2009, February 2, 16, 2009, March 2, 16, 30, 2009, April 13, 17, 2009



Continue to visit Scott at My Space:

Many of you have.  Thanks a lot! I am still having some problems with myspace.  I am going find another way to post the videos of Tune of the Month.  Meanstwhile you can get the sheet music on my website.

Become a friend, see and hear the Tune of the Month, as well as I’ll be posting updates, gigs and more.


For more information on the Scott’s various performances and activities contact us directly at