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FAQs

Do you deliver worldwide?

Yes we have many existing customers in all corners of the world.

What are you delivery charges?

Our delivery charges can be viewed on our Terms and Conditions

Our delivery charge includes, postage, packaging and the Mail Service portion.

What are your delivery times?

Our estimated delivery times can be viewed on our Terms and Conditions

Can you help us find a CD?

Yes, just send us an email and if we don't have it, we will try to get it for you.

Do you accept mail orders?

Yes we accept mail. To place a mail order use this ORDER FORM

What are the current exchange rates?

All prices are in Great British Pounds (GBP). Exchange rates shown are approximate and actual exchange rates are calculated by the Credit Card company at the time of placing your order. You can check current exchange rates using the following link Universal Currency Converter

Where do I enter a Coupon Code?

The coupon code must be entered in the www.musicinscotland.com site. There are entry points at the bottom left of every page or in the shopping cart.

Ways To Order From Music In Scotland

You can order from us using your payment card or PayPal over our secure website or you can send a cheque or postal order.

You'll probably find it most convenient to order online using your payment card.

You can also order by cheque/postal order. Our accepted ordering and payment methods allow us to provide the largest range of products to you, at the most competitive price, and with the greatest payment security.

You may find it easiest to calculate your payment due for an 'offline' order by completing our Shopping Cart process, until the point where payment is requested.

Order online

Use our search (at the top of this page) or browse the catalogue to locate a CD, DVD, book or sheet music title.

By clicking on 'ADD TO CART' on any catalogue page, you place the item in your Shopping Basket. (Any item can be removed later if you change your mind by clicking on VIEW BASKET (top right of every page), change the quantity click on 'UPDATE' (bottom left)).

Use the currency converter as a guide for converting prices fromUK Pounds Sterling to US dollars, Euro or other currencies.

Once you have finished shopping, click Checkout (top of every page) to input your invoice address and alternative delivery address.

Your can then choose to pay by credit / debit card by selecting Nochex or PayPal, two of the leading secure online payment processors. You can overwrite your delivery address here with your correct billing address, if this is different.

Your credit/debit card is then processed securely with instant authorisation and confirmation of your completed order. Your card is charged with the amount shown. Your order will not be processed until you have fully completed this stage.

If you have still problems with your order at this stage please contact us. Information about your order and our customer service can be found in our Terms And Conditions. You may find an answer to your query in our Help section

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Order by cheque or postal order

Send your cheque or postal order to this postal address. You should enclose payment for the full amount in UK Pounds Sterling only, including the delivery charge. You may find it easiest to calculate your payment due for an 'offline' order by completing our Shopping Cart process, until the point where payment is requested. You may also find our off-line order form of help.

Your payment must be made payable to Music In Scotland Ltd. and drawn on a UK bank - for international customers, your own bank may be able to arrange this. Non-Sterling cheques will be returned to your address, or destroyed if you have not provided a return address.

As your cheque or postal order payment needs to clear before we can despatch your order to you, you should allow up to 5 working days extra processing time on top of the normal despatch period.


MP3 Downloads

Downloads are sold as individual tracks or complete albums. Within a few minutes of completing your order you will be sent an email with the links to download the file(s). You can save the files anywhere you like on your computer. The links will expire so make sure you download the files prior to the expiry time given on the email.

All audio downloads sold on this site are high quality MP3 files.

To unzip the files please follow the instructions for the operating system you are using:

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Club Discounts

We can offer discounts to the following parties:*

- Scottish Country Dance Society Clubs

- Ceilidh Dance clubs

- Other music clubs or societies.

* Subject to a minimum order value.

Email: jiml@musicinscotland.com us for application details.

Video Formats (Video and DVD Players)

The PAL Video format is believed to be used in the following countries:-
Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Qatar, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

The NTSC Video format is believed to be used in the following countries:-
Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, El Salvador, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad, United States of America, Venezuela.

Dual Format Players

Many DVD players manufactured in the past several years are dual format which means they will play both PAL and NTSC format. These dual format DVD players are becoming ever cheaper and can be purchased for well under $50.00 US Dollars. If you have an old DVD player or you are not sure about the capabilities of your machine, please contact your local dealer. Many computers are also dual format.

DVD Regions

DVD regions country list - this is not a definitive list and is intended only as a guide.

0 All Regions

1 American Samoa, Canada, Guam, Palau, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, Micronesia, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands

2 Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Yemen, Yugoslavia

3 Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Phillipines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

4 Antigua, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, New Guinea, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, Tobago, Uruguay

5 Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St. Helena, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

6 China

7 Reserved for future use

8 International Territories (ships, planes etc)

A Guide To Scottish Music

Scottish Music, Musique cossaise, Schottische Musik, Msica escocesa, šoti muusika Шотландская музыка, Msica escocesa

Below is a quick guide to Scottish music.

Throughout the text we have tried to provide links such that you can purchase CDs, DVDs and books of some of Scotland's favourite artists. If you're still not sure what you might like, you may wish to try one of the many compilation albums available or contact us for some recommendations.

Scottish music comes in many forms.  First of all there are the Scottish Saltiresummer shows you will find throughout Scotland, mostly aimed at tourists. These shows host a predominance of tartan, bagpipes, highland dancing, comedy and songs of hills and heather - essentially the image many tourists have of Scotland.  They follow a successful recipe made famous by the television series 'The White Heather Club' broadcast in the 1960s. Artists such as Kenneth McKellar, Peter Morrison, Will Starr, etc. were favourites around the music halls and still are!

If dancing is your pleasure then there are several choices from the more formal Scottish Country Dance (SCD) to the less formal Ceilidh Dancing. Another popular form in Scotland is Highland Dancing which is essentially a solo or group performance. If you are keen to learn how to dance then there are a series ofvideos, CDs and DVDs available to help you.

There are hundreds if not thousands of SCD societies throughout the world. SCD goers tend to prefer music played to a strict tempo - bands such as the world famous Jimmy Shand, Jim Johnstone, John Ellis to name but a few. There are also a myriad of new bands following in their footsteps. Bands invariably comprise of two accordions, fiddle, piano, bass and drums. These bands also perform at the vibrant 'Accordion and Fiddle Club' scene throughout Scotland.

Increasing in popularity is the 'Ceilidh Dance' a variant of Scottish Country Dance where formality goes out of the window. A dance caller shouts out instructions to experienced dancers and beginners alike. The main objective isLion Rampant enjoyment, getting the dance steps wrong is almost irrelevant. Bands comprise of various line-ups ranging from the more sedate "SCD Band" formula to a full blown rock rhythm backing Celtic melodies. Bands such as the Craigenroan Ceilidh Band, The Occasionals and Alasdair MacCuish & Black Rose Ceilidh Band are amongst the most popular.

The folk circuit is where many Scots would look for a cultural night out. It is alive and vibrant and is not only about tradition. There are many contemporary song-writers as well as traditionalists. Artists such as Dougie MacLean, Eric Bogle, Hamish Imlach, Battlefield Band, Dick Gaughan, Tannahill Weavers, Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain have made a lucrative living playing to world-wide audiences.

Another large part of the folk circuit is the 'folk festival'.  Folk festivals comprise of a mixture of concerts, ceilidhs and workshops where young and learner musicians can seek tuition from some of Scotland's top folk artists. For a list of folk festivals please take a look at our events diary.

The Scottish Highland bagpipe forms another huge Scottish Piper attraction to visitors throughout the summer months. There are manypipe bands throughout Scotland and indeed there are hundreds more throughout the world. Pipe bands can be seen parading along town high streets or through highland games events - this is a sight to behold. Many of Scotland's most popular contemporary groups feature the great Highland Bagpipe e.g. Battlefield Band, Wolfstone andCeolbeg.

Scottish Fiddle Music also has it's place in events and concerts throughout Scotland today. Fiddle orchestras are prevalent of which The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra is possibly the name most famous world-wide but their are smaller orchestras in Dunkeld Kirriemuir, Elgin and Fochabers to name but a few, which have been in existence for decades.

Then there is Gaelic music, which again falls into two categories, the formal and the less so. The formal consists of gaelic choirs up and down the country with the mega event being the National Mod. The less formal are essentially concert hall based and consist of groups likeRunrig, Capercaillie, Clan na Gael.

Instrumentation throughout the different classifications includes Fiddle, Accordion, Bagpipes, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Bazouki, mandolin, whistle, flute. Although these instruments are typical, just about anything goes!

The above notes are guidelines, there is considerable overlap from one genre to the other.

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