Stirring Up Scotland Tour 2010

Tiller's Folly - Stirring Up Scotland Tour 2010

The music of Tiller's Folly is uniquely representative of Canada's proud Scottish heritage. For over a dozen years, they have been collecting and interpreting Scots traditional music from a global perspective, tracing its many influences through North American music traditions. Performing the width and breadth of the North American continent, and throughout the United Kingdom.

This visit, Tiller's Folly will be touring in support of Bruce's solo release A Minstrel in Moray, inspired by the beautiful music, wonderful people, and amazing landscape that is Scotland.

In addition, we will be highlighting two new media projects.

Over Northern Skies, a song commissioned to celebrate 100 Years of Flight in Canada (2009), tells the story of how Scots-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell was responsible for Canada's first motorized flight. The song was used in a documentary celebrating the event.


 Robbie McBeath: Bruce was commissioned by the Village of Kinlochbervie, Scotland to commemorate their local hero, Robert McBeath, VC. That song has become a collaboration with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. A line from the song is engraved in a commemorative cairn in Kinlochbervie.



Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Institute Hall - 8:00 PM
Tiller's Folly In Session with Calum Stewart and Heikki Bourgault. 
Fochabers,  Moray

Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Carnegie Hall - 7:30 PM 
Clashmore, Sutherland

Friday, July 30th, 2010
Speyfest Marquee Main Stage - 7:00 PM
Tiller's Folly with The Fochabers Fiddlers and The Wilders.
Fochabers, Moray

Sunday, August 1st, 2010
Speyfest Survivor's Ceilidh
Tiller's helps wrap up this incredible event!
Fochabers, Moray

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Eden Court Theatre -7:30 PM
Inverness, Highlands 

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Gable End Theatre - 7:00 PM
Hoy, Orkney

Thursday, August 5th, 2010
Support act for Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain
Kirkwall, Orkney 

Friday, August 6th, 2010
Mey Village Hall - 7:30 PM
Mey, Caithness

Saturday, August 7th, 2010
Kinlockbervie Village Hall 
Kinlochbervie, Sutherland

Sunday, August 8th, 2010
The Tin Hut
Gartly, Aberdeenshire


Robbie McBeath Sample

Sample of our new tune Robbie McBeath is now available below on the flash player.  Check it out and tell us what you think.  Song is available on iTunes

New Tiller's Folly tune & video

Just wanted to let you all know that we've posted our new tune on YouTube. Click here.

"Robbie McBeath"

November 20th 1917. World War 1 was raging in Europe. Entrenched in bitter warfare at the Battle of the Somme in France, a regiment of Seaforth Highlanders was pinned down by intense machine gun fire. Lance-Corporal Robert McBeath, from the small Sutherland village of Kinlochbervie, Scotland volunteered to attack the guns alone, armed only with a Lewis gun and revolver. Joined by a tank, McBeath attacked five machine gun nests in succession, capturing three officers and thirty enemy soldiers. For this heroic action Robert McBeath was awarded the Victoria Cross.

McBeath returned home to a hero's welcome. He married Barbara MacKay and soon after, emigrated to Vancouver, Canada, where he joined the Vancouver Police Department.

October 9th, 1922 Constable Robert McBeath was fatally shot while engaging in an arrest.

McBeath's funeral was one of the largest ever in Vancouver history. All stores and banks were closed and thousands of attended to pay their respect. The procession took twenty minutes to pass, and was led by Vancouver Police Inspector George Hood on horseback. He was followed by the Vancouver Police Pipe Band, the widow Barbara, the mayor and council members, 300 Masons, 80 Vancouver Police, 100 Vancouver Fire Fighters, 12 Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 50 Seaforth Highlanders, a contingent of Irish Fusiliers, Several hundred WW1 veterans, 40 members of BC Electric Railway, 12 of the Canadian Pacific Police, several hundred members of the Foresters, St. Andrews, and Caledonia Societies.

Click here to download a 1 page information PDF on Robbie McBeath

New Photos here & on Facebook

We've just posted a few photos from our St. Paddy's 2010 Tour. You can see them in the photo section or go to to see the entire set of photos. Please feel free to post your comments and click like on the ones you like there. Cheers!

Tiller's Folly to be featured on UK's ‘The Independent Music Show’.

UK fans can hear Tiller's Folly featured on Tom Lambert's "The Independent Music Show."

On Saturday 17th April from 2pm till 3pm UK time.

For more info:  

Thanks Tom!

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