Songs of Scotland

In full, modern Highland Regalia, Jimmy McWilliams can bring you memories of the White Heather Club television show with songs such as The Dancing in Kyle and A Scottish Soldier. Jimmy has a particularly extensive repertoire of modern and traditional Scottish ballads, marches and waltzes - both those familiar to the ear (e.g. The Road To The Isles and Loch Lomond) and those that are special and rare.

Robert Burns

Jimmy is a Burns enthusiast with a wealth of knowledge that has led to him providing an impressive Immortal Memory. Jimmy frequently sings at Burns Suppers, performing favourites such as Afton Water, A Rosebud By My Early Walk, and Ye Banks and Braes. Focusing on the non-dialect songs of Robert Burns, Jimmy’s performances appeal to a wide audience.

Songs of the British Isles

In addition to the Scottish music already mentioned, Jimmy also sings the songs of England, Ireland and Wales, favourites being The Fishermen of England, The Rose of Tralee, I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen, All Through The Night and We’ll Keep a Welcome.

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Variety & Cabaret

Jimmy has a broad and varied repertoire ranging from The Old Lamplighter of the early Variety era to the popular songs of the ‘50s and ‘60s such as When I Fall In Love, Softly As I Leave You, Love is a Many Splendoured Thing and Jim Reeves’ I Won’t Forget You and I Love You Because. More modern ballads include Roger Whittaker’s The Last Farewell and A Winter’s Tale by David Essex.

Classical and Musical Theatre

Classical repertoire performed by Jimmy ranges from Handel’s graceful Where’er You Walk to the rousing Victorian piece, The Holy City

Jimmy’s selection of show songs embraces the musicals of the ‘50s era including Almost Like Being In Love (Brigadoon), The Black Hills of Dakota (Calamity Jane) and Getting To Know You (The King & I).

Old Time Music Hall

Complete with crooked stick and tam-o’-shanter, Jimmy brings back memories of Scottish Music Hall star, Sir Harry Lauder, with songs such as Roamin’ in the Gloamin’ and The End of the Road.

Jimmy is also highly experienced in non-Scottish repertoire, and - in tailcoat & bow tie or perhaps strawboater & cane - sings the songs of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, including Rose of England, My Pretty Jane and The Sunshine of Your Smile

Also featured are the minstrel ballads, such as Beautiful Dreamer and entertaining sing-alongs, After the Ball, In The Twi-Twi-Twilight, and In The Good Old Summertime among others.