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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PMCO 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) (Album) Parlophone PMCO 1077 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
PS 179 Kenneth McKellar - The Songs Of Robert Burns album art Kenneth McKellar The Songs Of Robert Burns (Album) Decca PS 179 UK 1959 Sell This Version
SKL 4034, SKL.4034 Kenneth McKellar - Roamin' In The Gloamin' album art Kenneth McKellar Roamin' In The Gloamin' (Album) Decca SKL 4034, SKL.4034 UK 1959 Sell This Version
SKL 4085, SKL.4085 Kenneth McKellar - Songs Of Ireland album art Kenneth McKellar Songs Of Ireland (Album) Decca, Decca SKL 4085, SKL.4085 UK 1960 Sell This Version
SW 99010, SW.99010 Kenneth McKellar - The Tartan album art Kenneth McKellar The Tartan (Album) Decca SW 99010, SW.99010 US 1960 Sell This Version
LK 4380 Kenneth McKellar - Famous Handel Songs And Arias. album art Kenneth McKellar Famous Handel Songs And Arias. (Album) Decca LK 4380 UK 1961 Sell This Version
LK 4137 Kenneth McKellar - Songs Of The Hebrides album art Kenneth McKellar Songs Of The Hebrides (Album) Decca LK 4137 UK 1961 Sell This Version
LXT/MET 218/19/20 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 LXT/MET 218/19/20 Spain 1961 Sell This Version
SKL4150 Kenneth McKellar - Sings The Songs Of John McCormack album art Kenneth McKellar Sings The Songs Of John McCormack (Album) Decca SKL4150 UK 1962 Sell This Version
LK 4502, LK.4502 Kenneth McKellar - Scottish Saturday Night album art Kenneth McKellar Scottish Saturday Night (Album) Decca, Decca LK 4502, LK.4502 UK 1962 Sell This Version
LXT 5685 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) Decca LXT 5685 UK 1962 Sell This Version
LK 4545, LK.4545 Kenneth McKellar - Favourite Ballads And Songs album art Kenneth McKellar Favourite Ballads And Songs (Album) Decca, Decca LK 4545, LK.4545 UK 1963 Sell This Version
SW.99331 Kenneth McKellar - Folk Songs From Scotland's Heritage album art Kenneth McKellar Folk Songs From Scotland's Heritage (Album) Decca, Decca SW.99331 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
OS 25928 Kenneth McKellar - Concert Classics album art Kenneth McKellar Concert Classics (Album) Decca, Decca OS 25928 US 1965 Sell This Version
LK 4710, LK.4710 Kenneth McKellar - Songs Of The British Isles album art Kenneth McKellar Songs Of The British Isles (Album) Decca, Decca LK 4710, LK.4710 UK 1965 Sell This Version
SKL 4817 Kenneth McKellar - Great Love Songs album art Kenneth McKellar Great Love Songs (Album) Decca SKL 4817 UK 1966 Sell This Version
LK 4889, LK.4889 Kenneth McKellar - Kenneth McKellar's Scotland album art Kenneth McKellar Kenneth McKellar's Scotland (Album) London International LK 4889, LK.4889 UK 1967 Sell This Version
LK 4913 Kenneth McKellar - Sacred Songs album art Kenneth McKellar Sacred Songs (Album) Decca, Decca LK 4913 UK 1968 Sell This Version
KSKC 4913 Kenneth McKellar - Sacred Songs: Kenneth McKellar At Paisley Abbey album art Kenneth McKellar Sacred Songs: Kenneth McKellar At Paisley Abbey (Album) London Records Of Canada (1967) Ltd. KSKC 4913 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SW 99538 Kenneth McKellar - Keneth McKellar's People album art Kenneth McKellar Keneth McKellar's People (Album) London International SW 99538 US 1969 Sell This Version
SKL 5018 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 SKL 5018 UK 1969 Sell This Version
LK 4998, LK.4998 Kenneth McKellar - Lollipops & Roses album art Kenneth McKellar Lollipops & Roses (Album) Decca, Decca LK 4998, LK.4998 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SKL 5079 Kenneth McKellar - A Dream O' Hame album art Kenneth McKellar A Dream O' Hame (Album) Decca SKL 5079 UK 1971 Sell This Version
SKL 5083 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 SKL 5083 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
SKL 5118 Kenneth McKellar - Famous Sacred Songs album art Kenneth McKellar Famous Sacred Songs (Album) Decca SKL 5118 UK 1971 Sell This Version