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Kenneth McKellar

voc, 1927-2010 GB, Paisley
Folk, World and Pop

Born 23rd June 1927 in Paisley, Scotland / Died 9th April 2010 in Lake Tahoe, CA, USA. Kenneth McKellar was a Scottish tenor. Most famous for his interpretation of the works of Robert Burns. McKellar studied forestry at the University of Aberdeen. He later trained at the Royal College of Music as an opera singer but rose to prominence as a performer of Scots songs. His albums of the songs of Robert Burns (now digitised) are considered by musicologists to be definitive interpretations. He competed for the UK in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest, performing 'A Man Without Love'. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s he appeared on the BBC Television Hogmanay celebration programme, alongside Jimmy Shand and Andy Stewart. McKellar made the majority of his recordings on the Decca label. He also recorded several classical works, including Handel's Messiah alongside Joan Sutherland in a performance conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.

  • Folk
  • World
  • Pop
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Roamin' in the Gloamin on The Flower of Scotland by Various Artists
Scotland The Brave on The Mist Covered Mountains Of Home by Kenneth McKellar
The Midges on Highland Journey by Kenneth McKellar
The Northen Lights Of Old Aberdeen on Today by Kenneth McKellar
Messiah, HWV 56 / Part 1: 1. Accompagnato: Comfort ye, My people on Handel: Messiah - Arias & Choruses by George Frideric Handel, Dame Joan Sutherland, Grace Bumbry, Kenneth McKellar, David Ward, Alan Stringer, Ralph Downes, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
A Gordon for Me on The Very Best of Scotland by Kenneth McKellar
Flower Of Scotland on Today by Kenneth McKellar
The Song of the Clyde on The Early McKellar Vol.2 by Kenneth McKellar
Loch Lomand on The Very Best of Scotland by Kenneth McKellar
Wi' A Hundred Pipers on Kenneth McKellar - The Decca Years by Kenneth McKellar

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Title Artist Year Type
My SongKenneth McKellar2014Album
Kenneth McKellarKenneth McKellar2012Album
The Art Of Kenneth McKellarKenneth McKellar2006Album
The Songs Of Robert Burns / Songs Of The HebridesKenneth McKellar2004Album
The Decca Years 1955 - 1975Kenneth McKellar1999Compil.
Where'er You Walk Music Of InspirationJohann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Charles Gounod, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Kenneth McKellar, Luciano Pavarotti, Marilyn Horne, Renata Tebaldi1999Compil.
A Scottish JourneyKenneth McKellar1994Album
To Robert Burns: A TributeKenneth McKellar1993Album
McKellar TodayKenneth McKellar1988Album
Highland JourneyKenneth McKellar1985Album
McKellar In ScotlandKenneth McKellar1983Album
54 Nursery RhymesVera Lynn, Kenneth McKellar1980Album
Sings The Praises Of The Dunlop SP4 Steel RadialKenneth McKellar1980Single
CatrionaKenneth McKellar1978Single
I Belong To ScotlandKenneth McKellar1978Album
The Wonderful World Of Nursery RhymesVera Lynn, Kenneth McKellar1976Album
On Wings Of SongKenneth McKellar1975Album
The Joy of ChristmasMantovani, Frank Chacksfield, Kenneth McKellar, Eric Rogers1974Album
Kenneth McKellar sings Robert BurnsKenneth McKellar1974Album
The Romantic Scotland OfKenneth McKellar1974Album
Focus On Kenneth McKellarKenneth McKellar1973Compil.
The Great SerenadesKenneth McKellar1973Album
With You GoneKenneth McKellar1972Single
The Great Duets Kenneth McKellar & Patricia CahillKenneth McKellar, Patricia Cahill1971Album
Famous Sacred SongsKenneth McKellar1971Album
Scotland's PrideKenneth McKellar & Robert Wilson1971Compil.
A Dream O' HameKenneth McKellar1971Album
The Evergreen World Of Kenneth McKellarKenneth McKellar1971Album
The World Of Kenneth McKellar Vol. 2Kenneth McKellar1970Compil.
'Eco Di Napoli' (The Songs Of Naples)Kenneth McKellar, Mike Sammes Singers1969Album
The World Of Kenneth McKellarKenneth McKellar1969Compil.
Keneth McKellar's PeopleKenneth McKellar1969Album
Mary's Boy ChildKenneth McKellar1969Single
Lollipops & RosesKenneth McKellar1969Album
Lollipops And RosesKenneth McKellar1969Single
I'll Be Always Loving YouKenneth McKellar1968Single
Sacred SongsKenneth McKellar1968Album
Kenneth McKellar's ScotlandKenneth McKellar1967Album
Waiting For SheilaKenneth McKellar1967Single
Songs For EuropeKenneth McKellar1966Single
Great Love SongsKenneth McKellar1966Album
A Man Without LoveKenneth McKellar1966Single
A Man Without LoveKenneth McKellar1966Single
Concert ClassicsKenneth McKellar1965Album
Songs Of The British IslesKenneth McKellar1965Album
Folk Songs From Scotland's HeritageKenneth McKellar1964Album
The Proud Peaks Of ScotlandKenneth McKellar1964Single
Songs Of The HebridesKenneth McKellar1963Album
Favourite Nursery Rhymes No. 1Kenneth McKellar1963Single
Favourite Ballads And SongsKenneth McKellar1963Album
Falling In Love With LoveKenneth McKellar1963Single
Uncle Ken Sings Favourite Nursery Rhymes No.2Kenneth McKellar1963Single
Messiah ExcerptsGeorg Friedrich Händel, Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus, Sir Adrian Boult1962Album
Scottish Saturday NightKenneth McKellar1962Album
Sings The Songs Of John McCormackKenneth McKellar1962Album
The Longest DayKenneth McKellar1962Single
HandelKenneth McKellar1961Single
MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel - Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus, Sir Adrian Boult1961Album
The Songs Of IrelandKenneth McKellar1961Single
Famous Handel Songs And Arias.Kenneth McKellar, Sir Adrian Boult, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden1961Album
Flowers Of The ForestKenneth McKellar1961Single
The TartanKenneth McKellar1960Single
Songs Of The IslesKenneth McKellar1960Single
The TartanKenneth McKellar1960Album
The Road To The IslesKenneth McKellar1960Single
The English RoseKenneth McKellar1960Single
The Immortal Memory (25th January 1759)Duncan Macrae With Kenneth McKellar, Ian Wallace, Peter Mallan, Alistair McHarg, Stuart Gordon And Jimmy Shand And His Band1959Album
Comfort Ye / Ev'ry Valley / Largo / Silent WorshipGeorg Friedrich Händel, Kenneth McKellar, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Adrian Boult1959Single
The Lark In The Clear AirKenneth McKellar1959Single
The Star O' Robbie BurnsKenneth McKellar1959Single
The Songs Of Robert BurnsKenneth McKellar1959Album
Roamin' In The Gloamin'Kenneth McKellar1959Album
Favourite BalladsKenneth McKellar1959Single
A Dream Of HameKenneth McKellar1959Single
My Heart & IKenneth McKellar With Bob Sharples And His Orchestra1958Single
No. 2Kenneth McKellar1958Single
Song Of The Clyde / It's A Long, Long Way To TipperaryKenneth McKellar1958Single
One Hand, One HeartKenneth McKellar1958Single
The Road To The IslesKenneth McKellar1958Single
Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful (From "Cinderella")Kenneth McKellar With Bob Sharples And His Music1958Single
Ring The Bluebells Of ScotlandKenneth McKellar1957Single
Granny's Highland Hame / Uist Tramping SongKenneth McKellar1957Single
The Cameronians / Mandolin SerenadeKenneth McKellar1957Single
Kenneth McKellar SingsKenneth McKellar1957Single
No. 1Kenneth McKellar1957Single
Rothesay BayKenneth McKellar1956Single
Loch Lomond / Scotland The BraveKenneth McKellar With Bob Sharples And His Music1955Album
Scotland's Favourite Singer (No. 2)Kenneth McKellar1955Single
The Golden Voice Of Kenneth McKellarKenneth McKellarAlbum
Scotland's Favourite Singer (No. 1)Kenneth McKellarSingle
Songs Of IrelandKenneth McKellarAlbum
Handel - Great Tenor AriasKenneth McKellar, Orchestra Of Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Conducted by Sir Adrian BoultAlbum
Scotland's Favourite Singer (No. 1)Kenneth McKellarSingle
My Love Is Like A Red, Red RoseKenneth McKellarSingle
The Rowan Tree / Bonnie Lass O' BallochmyleKenneth McKellarAlbum
The Saturday DanceKenneth McKellarSingle
The Voice Of ScotlandKenneth McKellarCompil.
Forgotten DreamsKenneth McKellarSingle
The Romantic Scotland Of Kenneth McKellarKenneth McKellarAlbum
Das Schönste Aus Händels MessiasGeorg Friedrich Händel, Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus, Sir Adrian BoultAlbum
Arias y Coros de "El Mesias"Georg Friedrich Händel, Joan Sutherland, Grace Bumbry, Kenneth McKellar, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian BoultAlbum
One Hand One Heart / When Day Is DoneKenneth McKellarAlbum
The Mist-Covered Mountains Of Home / Corn RigsKenneth McKellarAlbum
A Dream O' Hame / The Thistle O' ScotlandKenneth McKellarAlbum
Lewis Bridal Song / Skye Boat SongKenneth McKellarSingle
Songs of ScotlandKenneth McKellar, Calum KennedyAlbum
The Evergreen World Of Kenneth McKellarKenneth McKellarAlbum
Keneth McKellar's PeopleKenneth McKellarAlbum
Folk Songs From Scotland's HeritageKenneth McKellarSingle
Loch Lomond / Scotland The BraveKenneth McKellar With Bob Sharples And His MusicAlbum
North Of The BorderKenneth McKellarSingle
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