Since the beginning of time, nature has provided artists with inspiration. In the famous and evocative love song, My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns uses the beautiful imagery of Scotland’s natural landscape, to convey a love that is ever-lasting, and capable of surviving both distance and time. Year of Natural Scotland 2013, serves as an opportunity for us all to unite and become active in preserving Scotland’s outstanding natural beauty. By supporting this single, you will be contributing to the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA's efforts to save Scotland's glorious places. 100% of our profits go towards protecting Scotland's heritage.
Born and raised in Coatbridge, Scotland, Maureen McMullan is an award-winning professional musician, educator, and arts
consultant. She currently works as an Artist-in-Residence and Music Archivist for the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA and as a member of the musical ensemble Atlantic Seaway. Her ambassadorial role at the NTSUSA is to advance and promote Scottish Roots Music and culture in North America and to raise awareness for the mission of the NTSUSA and the National Trust for Scotland. Maureen was a lead vocalist in the hit PBS TV music special ‘Highland Heartbeat’ and recently made her acclaimed debut singing lead vocals with the wonderful Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall for Joseph Sohm’s, ‘Visions of America’. A graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and the Berklee College of Music, Boston, she is also a recipient of Sir Sean Connery’s, S.I.E.T scholarship, and a prestigious Dewar Arts Award, set up by Scotland’s first First Minister, the late Rt. Hon. Donald Dewar. For more information on Maureen, visit: www.maureenmcmullan.co.uk
Recipient of the National Trust for Scotland’s 2012 - Great Scot Award, Atlantic Seaway, is a creative and educational
vehicle that demonstrates the migration and influence of traditional Scottish Roots Music on the music of other countries, most notably, North America, Canada (Nova Scotia), France (Brittany,) and Spain (Asturias). It supports the research of the non-profit organization – The International Alliance for the Advancement of Scottish Roots Music – by taking audiences on a dynamic, culturally rich, and compelling musical journey. This innovative ensemble fuses different roots styles in the same program, drawing on a large body of work that explores and authenticates the common threads of these centuries-old creative connections. For more information on Atlantic Seaway, visit: www.ntsusa.org
The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is the American friends group for the National Trust for Scotland. Since 2000, the Foundation has provided more than $6.5 million in funding for the essential work of Scotland’s largest preservation charity. The Trust protects and promotes Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. The Trust cares for 129 properties, including:
1 World Heritage Site, 188,000 acres of countryside, 26 castles and country houses, 35 gardens, 50,000+ artifacts, 4 birthplaces of famous Scots, 16 islands, 7 nature reserves, 4 battle sites, 72 holiday properties, 349 miles of footpaths, 46 Munros