Scottish Arts

Andrew Hennessey of Edinburgh, Scotland is a Scottish musician, composer, colourist, artist and natural and supernatural photographer with an interest in folklore and mythology. Today he is also a professional session musician, composer, storyteller and digital artist and has recently re-invented tartan as Startan.

03/02/2018 08:54 PM
Captain Scott - and the Antarctic - Dundee

02/03/2018 12:18 PM
The Scottish Andrew Bookstore on Amazon and Kindle
Amazon and Kindle do a good selection of my UFO and Theatre books

see The Scottish Andrew Bookstore on this link

11/21/2017 06:27 AM
Strange Tartan - the new album

07/16/2017 09:11 PM
AEON - a faerie tale of wars in the stars
in original music verse and song ..

06/08/2017 11:25 PM
I thought I saw a Puddy Tat

03/26/2017 09:30 PM
The Magic of Ancient Fife

Balwearie castle - Michael Scott the Mages tower near Kirkcaldy, the Stones at Lundin Links and Balbirnie

03/07/2017 05:11 PM
New projects from Andrew Hennessey in 2017

03/07/2017 04:23 PM
new CD in 2017 - Electric Tartan
I know - I know -  kids can do this on their iPhone between gaming sessions.
Kids today can burp into their iPhones, modulate and arpeggiate the sounds on some magical APP, add some beat to it, tweek distort and delay it with a range of effects I could only hae dreamed of in my youth and then instantly sell the products to some record label - but there is actually some skill in producing lounge music.
The choice of dynamic backing, the mix and levels of it - the choice of lead solo playing and its feel and sensitivity.
I have an opportunity to improvise in a style that I call jazzmetaz - which you can hear more of at:

I had two friends in Kirkcaldy, both long departed alas, who recognised the genre of electric and acoustic combinations - true it's not everybody's cup of tea, but then - what is ??

So here is Electric Tartan - overdue from myself - this stuff has been sitting about in folders etc not mastered or chopped for a long while - but not forgotten !!

11/27/2016 01:47 AM
Wild Geese at the Queen Charlotte Rooms

11/27/2016 01:16 AM
The Wild Geese play Comrie Croft near Crieff

08/23/2016 06:52 PM
Wild Geese Ceilidh Band at the Ghillie Dhu

05/17/2016 07:48 PM
Andrew Hennessey 2016

05/16/2016 08:42 PM
The Charles Hennessey Duo

04/22/2016 10:35 PM
The view from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, april 19. 2016

03/31/2016 10:39 PM

03/31/2016 09:52 PM
The Shetlands

01/05/2016 08:58 PM
The Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange

12/30/2015 09:43 PM
The Age of Steam in Scotland
age of steam gifts on link

12/27/2015 09:46 PM
 Stargate Edinburgh Tours

12/06/2015 12:27 AM
Going Forth to Multiply

Going Forth to Multiply

By Andrew Hennessey

Oh big elastic dangly bridge
Ower the silvery Forth
It’s a great shame that you’re
All cracked up
With problems so immense

You’re now a suspension bridge
That keeps no business in suspense
Your metal towers weary stance,
Metal fatigue which at a glance
Is fit only for cycle or ambulance

No more white van or HGV
Speeding home in time for tea
To the ancient Kingdom
And with rusty cables
At your gables
There’s no more need to worry
All traffic now must stop
Because no-ones in a hurry

Eleven mile jams all up the valley
Beggars understanding
Because everybody and their brother knows
The next bridge is Kincardine

It all might end
With the newest bridge
Whilst commuters hide in the park and ride
By the thousands in all weather
Business done by the iPhone fax
Green Scots pay their Carbon Tax
Wait in queues and blether
With internet in the Park and Ride
Business is somewhat peripatetic

I hope the next bridge works much better
Because this one is pathetic.

11/29/2015 05:49 PM
Giants Doorway in Etive Mor, Glencoe, Scotland

11/21/2015 06:35 PM
The Cross

11/21/2015 06:30 PM
The Faerie Bridge

11/19/2015 11:28 PM
Scottish Persistence

09/21/2015 09:59 PM