Colin MacIntyre, aka Mull Historical Society, will be playing a one off gig in St. Augustine, Florida in January ahead of a show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Details of the Florida gig below along with Colin’s thoughts on who deserves the title of Scotland’s Greatest Ever Vocalist:

 Colin will play at Cafe Eleven on Wednesday 13th January 2010 in St. Augustine, Florida which is about an hour and a half from Orlando. 

Dear Scotland spoke to Colin this week and asked him who he thought Scotland’s Greatest Ever Vocalist is. Here is what he had to say:

Cycling along the Florida beach with new songs on the go. Could almost see Mull…
Had a think and I’d find it easier to pick bands! But here goes, I’d go for:
 
Female: Elizabeth Fraser
Male: Roddy Frame
 
You can see the full articles about Scotland’s Greatest Ever Vocalists here, here and here.
When Dear Scotland caught up with Colin earlier this year, he spoke about writing his latest album ‘Island’ in Florida and how his Scottish accent goes down there:
 
DS: Do you feel more Scottish when you are abroad, or do you adapt well to new places? Anything you’ll miss about Scotland?

Colin MacIntyre: I’m a Scot living in London, so I suppose I’m used to living away. When music started happening for me it was a learning curve to get used to being away and going to new places. But you realise that you’re lucky to have your music travel and to be able to travel with it. I’ve always got my Gran up on Mull for thr local gossip reports and the weather updates, so that’s never too far away. I think I adapt quite well, I’ve spent a lot of time in America, New York and St Augustine, Florida, where my in-laws are based now. I wrote ‘Island’ there on a borrowed guitar from the local stringed instrument shop. Each year I cycle along the coast with a candy apple and my i-Pod. To think Scotland and Mull is just on the other side…
DS: How do people react when they discover you are Scottish?

Colin MacIntyre: In London sometimes with a shake of the head. I recently ordered a Coke. They said “A coc..?” I said. “A coke.” They got closer…screwed up their face, “A coa..?” I said, “A COKE”. They shook their head and looked as if I was speaking Gaelic. I said “A Coco-COLA!”  “Oh, a coke? No problem.”    It’s happened a few times. I usually it gives you a nice distinction, when you live away from Scotland. Especially coming from the Hebrides. In the States of course people love it, I have a community in NE Florida and NYC and they never tire of hearing about Scotland. Or maybe it’s me that never tires talking about it.
Dear Scotland Interview with Colin MacIntyre, 25 September 2009. Full interview here.
Photo Credit: BBC
 
 

Comments

  1. The nicest man in pop. Surely you should have said “Colin mulled over his choice for scotland’s greatest vocalist”!!!

  2. I am one of a foursome of golf buddies of Colin in Saint Augustine, waiting for him to show up each year.
    He’s a good golfer (Duffer, to say the least) and lots of fun to be with.
    We listened to him at Cafe 11 and he’s great, the place was mobbed.
    It took us a while to get used to his songs.
    You’ve got to remember we are old (ancient at 70+)
    We love him