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Andrew Hennessey aka Scottish Andrew was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and has been a part of the thriving folk music scene there for many years. From self-penned, composed and produced Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows, to folk and fiddle orchestras, folk-rock, ceilidh and blues bands - Scottish Andrew is part of the diversity of the Scottish music and arts scene.

Within the last decade Andrew’s unique Ufo tour and its many incredible photographs have come to international attention in conjunction with radio and TV appearances, and a  magazine columnist for Paranormal Magazine. In 2016 his book which describes his life’s journey as a folklorist and Ufologist called ‘Alien Encounters and the Paranormal’ went out on Amazon.

Scottish Andrew Arts, Music and Storytelling is part of an ancient and historic tradition of the Ceilidh.

Originally, a ceilidh was a social gathering of any sort, and did not necessarily involve dancing.

Ceilidh (plural ceilidhs or ceilidhean) is from Scottish Gaelic cèilidh, Irish céilidhe, from Old Irish céile ("companion") is defined as an Irish or Scottish informal social gathering anywhere in the Celtic diaspora where traditional folk music is played, with dancing and story telling.

The folklore expert Alexander Carmichael in his folklore collection Carmina Gadelica, 1900, tome I, p. xxviii writes..

'The 'ceilidh' is a literary entertainment where stories and tales, poems and ballads, are rehearsed and recited, and songs are sung, conundrums are put, proverbs are quoted, and many other literary matters are related and discussed.'

Scottish Andrew is a part of that diverse folk tradition; a Scottish musician and ceilidh dance caller to facilitate and participate in all aspects of the gathering, with Storytelling that is part of the paranormal and mystical tradition in Scotland, a poet and composer, a 'Dissident Scientist' [2012] with solutions to the conundrums of the cosmos, and a producer of innovative art that seeks to augment the nature of tartan designs and the tradition of colours in Scotland.

In that context, Scottish Andrew is a Ceilidh 'player' - part of the ancient tradition of multifaceted performers and artistes called the Filidh - Scottish Gaelic: filidh, plural filidhean who were an integral part of community events.

The word "filidh" is thought to derive from the Proto-Celtic *widluios, meaning "seer, one who sees", derived ultimately from the verb *widlu-, "to see". This may suggest that the filí were originally prophetic poets, who foretold the future in the form of verse or riddle, rather than simply poets.

The Natural and Supernatural photography of Scottish Andrew carries on that tradition of seeing the truth in our Cosmos.

Through such traditional musicians as Turlough O'Carolan (who died in 1738 and is often lauded as "the last of the bards") the musical tradition of the fili has made its way to contemporary ears via a contemporary culture of folk music artists and composers such as Scottish Andrew and his Wild Geese Ceilidh Band.

The fili maintained an oral tradition that predated the Christianization of Ireland and the culture placed great importance on the fili's ability to pass stories and information down through the generations without making changes in those elements that were considered factual rather than embellishment.

In the accounts of Stargate Edinburgh Tours that Celtic tradition of paranormal folklore which witnesses, collects and compares the reports of modern faerie tales is preserved in the 21st Century through the reportage of Andrew Hennessey.

Scottish Andrew, Andrew Hennessey is part of an ancient tradition of community arts, entertainment and social insight.

In more recent decades, the dancing portion of the Ceilidh event has usurped the older meanings of the term, though the tradition of guests performing music, song, story telling and poetry still persists in some areas of the Celtic fringe.


Ceilidh musician and man of dance

Investigator of paranormal circumstance

Composer of art and pictures and tunes

And researcher of old Scottish stones and runes

Cosmic conundrums and landing on the Moon ...