“elegant, witty and sometimes trenchant”
(Robin Skelton, Yeats Annual)
“scholarly but undaunting, committed and infectiously enthusiastic”
(James MacMillan, The Scotsman)
Welcome to John Purser’s official website!
John Purser is one of Scotland’s most important cultural ambassadors. His award-winning radio series and book, ‘Scotland’s Music: a history of the traditional and classical music of Scotland from early times to the present day’, is widely regarded as the essential authority on the subject. He is an award-winning composer, playwright and author, as well as a champion of Scottish Gaelic, and continues to bring new passion to the Scottish cultural landscape. More…
|With funding from Creative Scotland, and Sabhal Mor Ostaig, John has just brought out 3 CDs of his own music – Dreaming of Islands: Circus Suite: and Bannockburn, all available via this site. More…||Recently, John produced American fiddler Bonnie Rideout’s latest CD, Scotland’s Fiddle Piobaireachd Volume 2. More…||Diary: For John’s up-coming engagements check out this page More…|