Kenneth McKellar

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Kenneth McKellar
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Born 23rd June 1927 in Paisley, Scotland / Died 9th April 2010 in Lake Tahoe, CA, USA.

Kenneth McKellar was a Scottish tenor. Most famous for his interpretation of the works of Robert Burns.

McKellar studied forestry at the University of Aberdeen. He later trained at the Royal College of Music as an opera singer but rose to prominence as a performer of Scots songs.

His albums of the songs of Robert Burns (now digitised) are considered by musicologists to be definitive interpretations.

He competed for the UK in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest, performing 'A Man Without Love'. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s he appeared on the BBC Television Hogmanay celebration programme, alongside Jimmy Shand and Andy Stewart.

McKellar made the majority of his recordings on the Decca label. He also recorded several classical works, including Handel's Messiah alongside Joan Sutherland in a performance conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.
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Albums

Kenneth McKellar - Roamin' In The Gloamin' album art Kenneth McKellar Roamin' In The Gloamin' (Album) Decca UK 1959 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - The Songs Of Robert Burns album art Kenneth McKellar The Songs Of Robert Burns (Album) Decca Canada 1959 Sell This Version
PMC 1077 Kenneth McKellar - The Immortal Memory (25th January 1759) album art Duncan Macrae With Kenneth McKellar, Ian Wallace (3), Peter Mallan, Alistair McHarg, Stuart Gordon (4) And Jimmy Shand And His Band Duncan Macrae With Kenneth McKellar, Ian Wallace (3), Peter Mallan, Alistair McHarg, Stuart Gordon (4) And Jimmy Shand And His Band - The Immortal Memory (25th January 1759)(LP) Parlophone PMC 1077 UK 1959 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - The Tartan album art Kenneth McKellar The Tartan (Album) Decca UK 1960 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Messiah album art Haendel* - Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward (7), Coro* Y Orquesta Sinfónica de Londres*, Sir Adrian Boult Haendel* - Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward (7), Coro* Y Orquesta Sinfónica de Londres*, Sir Adrian Boult - Messiah (Album) London Records, London Records Spain 1961 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Famous Handel Songs And Arias. album art Kenneth McKellar, Sir Adrian Boult, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Kenneth McKellar, Sir Adrian Boult, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - Famous Handel Songs And Arias. Decca UK 1961 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Sings The Songs Of John McCormack album art Kenneth McKellar Sings The Songs Of John McCormack (Album) Decca UK 1962 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Messiah Excerpts album art Handel*, Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward (7), London Symphony Orchestra* & Chorus*, Sir Adrian Boult Handel*, Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward (7), London Symphony Orchestra* & Chorus*, Sir Adrian Boult - Messiah Excerpts (Album, Comp) Decca UK 1962 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Scottish Saturday Night album art Kenneth McKellar Scottish Saturday Night (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1962 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Favourite Ballads And Songs album art Kenneth McKellar Favourite Ballads And Songs (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1963 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Songs Of The Hebrides album art Kenneth McKellar Songs Of The Hebrides (Album) London International UK 1961 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Folk Songs From Scotland's Heritage album art Kenneth McKellar Folk Songs From Scotland's Heritage (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1964 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Songs Of The British Isles album art Kenneth McKellar Songs Of The British Isles (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1965 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar Concert Classics (Album) London Records UK 1965 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Great Love Songs album art Kenneth McKellar Great Love Songs (Album) Decca UK 1966 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Kenneth McKellar's Scotland album art Kenneth McKellar Kenneth McKellar's Scotland (Album) London International UK 1967 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Sacred Songs album art Kenneth McKellar Sacred Songs (Album) Decca UK 1968 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Lollipops & Roses album art Kenneth McKellar Lollipops & Roses (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1969 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar Keneth McKellar's People (Album) London International US 1969 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - 'Eco Di Napoli' (The Songs Of Naples) album art Kenneth McKellar, Mike Sammes Singers Kenneth McKellar, Mike Sammes Singers - 'Eco Di Napoli' (The Songs Of Naples) (Album) Decca UK 1969 Sell This Version
KSKC 4913 Kenneth McKellar Sacred Songs: Kenneth McKellar At Paisley Abbey(Cass, Album) Decca KSKC 4913 UK 1969 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Songs Of Ireland album art Kenneth McKellar Songs Of Ireland (Album) Decca, Decca Australia 1970 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - The Great Duets Kenneth McKellar & Patricia Cahill album art Kenneth McKellar, Patricia Cahill Kenneth McKellar, Patricia Cahill - The Great Duets Kenneth McKellar & Patricia Cahill Decca New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
Kenneth McKellar - Famous Sacred Songs album art Kenneth McKellar Famous Sacred Songs (Album) Decca UK 1971 Sell This Version
SPA.149 Kenneth McKellar - The Evergreen World Of Kenneth McKellar album art Kenneth McKellar The Evergreen World Of Kenneth McKellar(LP) Decca SPA.149 UK 1971 Sell This Version

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