Caledonia Dreaming

Many people long to visit Scotland many who are not even Scots by BirthThere is something magical about Scotland that lures and draws people from all over the World. Many seek a source where they can claim to be Scots through their parents or even ancestorsThis Feature is one of a different kindHere we welcome none other than Samuel Alexander BarbourNow Samuel is as far as he is concerned a Scot born in Harpenden in England to a Father from Scotland who instilled the love of Scotland into Samuel and from there on in his heart has always been across the wall in ScotlandLike many of us life takes us away from home some for a short time and others for too longSamuel as he says is a Primary School teacher living and working in Hong Kong. He also is a singer songwriter. He studied Classical music at Edinburgh Napier UniversityHis father was a born and bred Paisley boy and it was from him his love of Scotland came. Even as child he had to fight off many kids in the play ground over his Scottish stanceAlthough his Mother was born and bred in England he says his Heart has always been North of the Border.  He manages a holiday or two to his mother who now lives across the border in West Kilbride but he yearns for the day when he gets the time to discover much more of this Scottish homelandAlthough Samuel's father is no longer with us it is he who Samuel feels gave him the inspiration to turn to song writing and especially the song Caledonia DreamingI first heard this song a few weeks ago and to me it is one of those songs that will be loved by those living away from home and even those still hereI myself spent many years away form Scotland and the time away makes you appreciate just how lucky we are and how lucky we should feel and proud about the country we live inThere are many countries much much worse off than our ownCaledonia Dreaming just makes you feel that you want to come homeSamuel has done a great job and we will post it live here when it is available on iTunes etcYou can listen to it on Youtube and we wish him all the success with not just Caledonia Dreaming but all aspects of his music careerWe also wish him well in the future and that he returns Home and gets the time to travel Scotland as am sure his Dad will be with him all the wayScotland is a Very Special place for all even those who just want to be part of it Samuel has written a beautiful song that may will connect withCheck out the youtube version before it becomes available on iTunes and other download platforms… "