William Jackson

Scottish vocalist & musician. Born 14 September 1955
William Jackson
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1955-09-14
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William Jackson

William Jackson Biography (Wikipedia)

William Jackson (born 14 September 1955) is a Scottish harpist and composer.

Jackson was born in Cambuslang, near Glasgow. As his grandparents came from County Donegal, he visited Ireland many times, throughout his childhood, and still has a home there. He trained as a music therapist at the Guildhall School of Music in 1992/93, and currently heads the Music therapy department at Mission Children's Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. In 1969 he formed the Scottish folk group Contraband, who released an album in 1974, then disbanded in 1975. Jackson's brother George (died 1998) was also a member. He became a founding member of Ossian in 1976.

Ossian disbanded in about 1989, and this allowed Jackson to experiment on his own. From 1989, calling himself William Jackson rather than Billy Jackson, he released a series of albums, sometimes using ancient texts, and on one occasion a poem by Kahlil Gibran. In 1996, A Scottish Island was commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. In 1999 he wrote Land of Light and won the Song for Scotland competition with this song. It was performed at Edinburgh Castle on 27 July 2000 to mark the 100th birthday of the Queen Mother, and was featured at the 2000 Edinburgh Tattoo. He arranged and performed the music for Battle of the Clans, a documentary on The History Channel. As a producer, he has worked with several singers on the anthology Celtic Woman. Duan Àlbanach was recorded with the Scottish Festival Orchestra, recorded live in 2002, but not released until 2003.

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A Skye Air / Soft May Morn
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A Skye Air / Soft May Morn
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The New Road
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The New Road
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The Heights Of Casino / A.A. Cameron's Strathspey / Harris Dance
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The Heights Of Casino / A.A. Cameron's Strathspey / Harris Dance
Gráinne Hambly
Ge Do Theid Mi Do M'Leabaidh / Drunk At Night And Dry In The Morning
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Ge Do Theid Mi Do M'Leabaidh / Drunk At Night And Dry In The Morning
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Anna Bheag
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Anna Bheag
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The Hummingbird
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The Hummingbird
Gráinne Hambly
Da Thabh Air An Fharaidh / Da Foostra
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Da Thabh Air An Fharaidh / Da Foostra
Mackenzie
Ba Mo Leanabh (O My Baby)
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Ba Mo Leanabh (O My Baby)
Tony Cuffe
My Home Town
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My Home Town
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Glasgow 1885
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Glasgow 1885
Gráinne Hambly
Cam Ye By Atholl?/ Eliza Rossi/ A' Chubhag
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Cam Ye By Atholl?/ Eliza Rossi/ A' Chubhag
Gráinne Hambly
Ged Do Theid Mi Do M' Leabaidh (Though I Go To My Bed) Drunk at Night Dry In The Morning
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Ged Do Theid Mi Do M' Leabaidh (Though I Go To My Bed) Drunk at Night Dry In The Morning
Alasdair Fraser
The Bannock Burn
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The Bannock Burn
Anna Murray
Canan Nan Gaidheal - Language of the Gael
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Canan Nan Gaidheal - Language of the Gael
Allan MacDonald
An t-slige Chreachain
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An t-slige Chreachain
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Joseph on the Golden Strand
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Joseph on the Golden Strand
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Father O'Flynn / Haste to the Wedding / Irish Washerwoman
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Father O'Flynn / Haste to the Wedding / Irish Washerwoman
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A SKYE AIR/SOFT MAY MORN
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A SKYE AIR/SOFT MAY MORN
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The Flight Of The Earls
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The Flight Of The Earls
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Life in the City, The March of the Workers
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Life in the City, The March of the Workers
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Waterfall
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Waterfall
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Corryvreckan
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Corryvreckan
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Could He Whom My Dissembled Rigour Grieves
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Could He Whom My Dissembled Rigour Grieves
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Live in Thine Eyes For Ever Plays
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Live in Thine Eyes For Ever Plays
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