About Bill
The Beginning (CD)
Music samples
Contact us
1. Scots Wha Hae
2. Wild Rover
3. Whisky in the Jar
4. Loch Lomond
5. I'll Tell My Ma
6. Spancil Hill
7. Piper o' Dundee
8. Irish Rover
9. Wild Mountain Thyme
10. Rising o' the Moon
11. I Will Go
12. Black Velvet Band
13. Fields of Athenry
14. Molly Malone

Scots Wha Hae

Bruce billsing

Written by Rabbie Burns, Scotlands national bard who lived a short, hard but prolific life (in many ways) from 1759 to 1796. Imagine Robert the Bruce on a cold damp morning, September 18th 1314 facing his Army and inspiring them to charge against the much larger English army at the battle of Bannockburn to claim freedom for Scotland. “Now’s the day and now’s the hour…”, “Let us do or die…” so incredibly powerful, so final. Their bravery that day won Scotland it’s freedom for almost 400 years.


I took the original song and gave it a new faster, more powerful arrangement  - bringing in the heartbeat of the bass and the gallop of the bodhran building as the song progresses. The harmony vocal message on the last verse makes my neck hairs tingle “Scotland’s freedom is close now… stand for freedom"


Instruments :  6 & 12-string guitars, bass, 20” bodhran and vocals


Go to download page : Listen here :


Bill Mullen: The Beginning

Copyright © 2014 Bill Mullen. All rights reserved