Centre for Scottish Studies

Leith Davis, SFU English students, and musicians wow crowd at 2022 B.C. Highland Games

June 20, 2022

SFU Research Centre for Scottish Studies Director Professor Leith Davis, along with SFU English students and musical friends, drew a crowd and applause at the 2022 British Columbia Highland Games.

Professor Davis, Shauna Irani, Emma Trotter, and Julianna Wagar, gave a talk about The Lyon in Mourning manuscript, and specifically the female rebels of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. Watch Professor Davis' introduction to the talk below.

Enjoy Julianna Wagar's rendition of My Love is Like a Red Red Rose.

Musicians Sheila Allan (fiddle), Scott Alpen (bodhran), and Rob McGregor (guitar) complemented the event with music. In this clip, Professor Davis discusses "The Tartan Ladies" and the musicians play two dance tunes "The Tattie Ball" and "When are you comin' over?"

Enjoy this musical medley with musicians Sheila Allan (fiddle), Scott Alpen (bodhran), Rob McGregor (guitar), and joining them on the final piece, Professor Davis (fiddle)!