Look for our CD "Kittens and Cannonballs" now at our shows.
Buy online now at CD Baby or buy tracks at iTunes, Rhapsody and more.
UPDATE: St. Patrick's Day! Check our schedule for where to be IRISH (and Scottish) on St. Patrick's Day.
Sassanach is a Duluth, MN group playing mostly traditional Scottish, Irish, and Newfoundland songs. An occasional somber ballad provides relief to the steady stream of drinking songs, fighting songs, and bawdy songs.
Sassanach? What the.... Sassanach? Huh? Wassit mean?
Sassanach (sass eh nak) is a Gaelic word, primarily Scots, mostly derogatory. It means outsider, outlander,
or foreigner. It mainly is used describe the English ( = Saxon) at their worst and most despised, so the connotation of the
word has come to be a derogatory one.
So? Why use it? Well, it crops up frequently in the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series (we recommend)
and we like the original meaning, stripped of historical connotation. It also sounds really good. (Especially
after a drink - with a Scots KH on the end!)