Home / Biography / Kenneth McKellar

Kenneth McKellar


Blessed on June 23, 1927 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, Kenneth McKellar was an accomplished tenor who all first achieved popularity as an interpreter of Scottish music, notably those by poet Robert Uses up. Although his afterwards function encompassed light opera, sacred music, and popular materials, he remained from the traditions of his Scottish homeland. Despite various contemporaneous pop serves, McKellar was relatively amazingly nominated as Britain’s consultant within the 1966 Eurovision Melody Contest. His entrance, “A GUY Without Appreciate,” fared badly, and at the same time when such information typically marketed well domestically, the ensuing one struggled to attain the very best 30. This aberration aside, the singer continuing to enjoy an effective international career, especially in countries boasting expatriate Scots. He passed away of pancreatic tumor at the house of his girl in Lake Tahoe, CA on Apr 9, 2010. Kenneth McKellar was 82 years.

Quick Facts

Full Name Kenneth McKellar
Died April 9, 2010, Lake Tahoe, United States
Profession Singer
Education University of Aberdeen, Royal College of Music
Nationality British
Music Songs The Rowan Tree, Wi' A Hundred Pipers, The Road to the Isles, Uist Tramping Song, The Midges, My Ain Folk, Where'er You Walk, Ye Banks And Braes, Ombra Mai Fu, Song Of The Clyde, Roamin' In The Gloamin', Westering Home, Tolomeo: Silent Worship, Hail Caledonia, The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen, Flower Of Scotland, The Hiking Song, Afton Water, The Flowers of the Forest, The Tartan, Marching Through the Heather, The Island Of Tiree, The Bluebells of Scotland, Dream Angus, Bonnie Wee Thing, A Man Without Love, Ae Fond Kiss, To People Who Have Gardens, The Crookit Bawbee, Farewell My Love, Granny's Highland Hame, The Ball Of Kirriemuir
Albums A Scottish Journey, Songs Of Robert Burns, The Songs Of Ireland, Kenneth McKellar Sings Handel, Highland Journey, Songs of the Jacobite Risings, Nessun Dorma, Kismet, Roamin' In The Gloamin', The Songs of Robert Burns / Scottish Saturday Night, To Robert Burns A Tribute, The Very Best Of Kenneth Mckellar, Hail Caledonia, Classic Celtic Songs, Sleeps The Noon In The Deep Blue Sky (2 CDs), Robert Burns: The Essential Collection, Ecco Di Napoli, Kenneth McKellar Sings the Songs of Robert Burns, Kenneth Mckellar, Comfort Ye, My People Every Valley Shall Be Exalted: Kenneth McKellar Sings Handel, Today, The Voice of Kenneth McKellar (Remastered), The Early McKellar Vol.3, The Bluebells of Scotland, Famous Handel Songs And Arias, Linden Lea, The World of Kenneth Mckellar Vol. 2, Land of Hearts Desire, The Early McKellar Vol.2, Famous Handel Songs and Arias (Mono Version), A Man Without Love, Scotland The Brave, At Home in Scotland, Bless This House, Kenneth McKellar Sings the Songs of John McCormack, Marching Through the Heather, Songs Of The Hebrides, The Wonderful World of Nursery Rhymes, Scottish Saturday Night, Scotland, Glorious Scotland, The Songs of Robert Burns & Songs of the Hebrides, My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose (Remastered), Ae Fond Kiss The Best of Kenneth McKellar, Lochnagar, The Gathering of the Clans, My Heart's In the Highlands : Kenneth McKellar Sings Robert Burns, Kenneth McKellar - The Decca Years (2 CDs), Macushla - Celtic Songs from Kenneth McKellar, Scottish Classics, The Tartan, Kenneth McKellar - The Decca Years 1955-1975 (Disc 2)

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

1 His version of "The Song of the Clyde" was used for the opening titles of 'Billy Liar (1963)'.



Dear Frankie 2004 writer: "The Midges"
The Eurovision Song Contest 1966 TV Special performer: "A Man without Love"
Billy Liar 1963 performer: "Song of the Clyde" - uncredited



The Great Waltz 1972 Narration (voice)
The Beggar's Opera 1963 TV Movie Captain Macheath, a Highwayman



This Is Your Life 1975-1991 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Guest
There Was a Lad 1986 TV Special documentary Himself - Singer
The Good Old Days 1976-1978 TV Series Himself - Performer
Stars on Sunday 1971-1976 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Andy Stewart Show 1976 TV Series Himself
Seaside Special 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
Face the Music 1975 TV Series Himself - Guest
Nana Mouskouri 1974 TV Series Himself
The Reg Varney Revue 1972 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Harry Secombe Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Mantovani and His Concert Orchestra 1970 TV Series Himself
The Morecambe & Wise Show 1969-1970 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1960-1969 TV Series Himself
International Cabaret 1968 TV Series Himself
Moira Anderson Sings 1968 TV Series Himself
Billy Cotton Band Show 1968 TV Series Himself
Showtime 1968 TV Series Himself
Down at the Old Bull and Bush 1967 TV Movie Himself
The Val Doonican Show 1966-1967 TV Series Himself
The Ken Dodd Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Eurovision Song Contest 1966 TV Special Himself - United Kingdom Entry: 9th Place
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1965 TV Series Himself
With Andy 1965 TV Series Himself
The Kilt Is My Delight 1961-1962 TV Series Himself
Ask Anne 1961 TV Series Himself
The White Heather Club 1960 TV Series Himself
Showtime 1959-1960 TV Series Himself
Words and Music 1959-1960 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1960 TV Series Singer
The Jimmy Logan Show 1960 TV Series Himself
Off the Record 1956-1957 TV Series Himself
These Are the Shows 1957 TV Movie Himself
Monday Melody 1957 TV Series Himself
Highland Fling 1955 TV Mini-Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Eurovision at 60 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Contestant, 1965

Looks like we don't have awards information. Sorry!

Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!

Looks like we don't have quotes information. Sorry!

Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!

Looks like we don't have pictures. Sorry!

Check Also

Pran Nath

The original music of Northern India was preserved and promoted by Pakistan-born vocalist and teacher …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.