Scottish music (1980–1989)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

During the 1980s, Scottish music featured post-punk bands exemplified by Simple Minds and Josef K, and bands like Runrig that remained closer to the Scottish dance music tradition. Folk rock or Celtic rock bands launched in the 1980s included The Waterboys and The Proclaimers. Among the folk singers of the time were Dick Gaughan and Bill Drummond, and Ewan MacColl who died in 1989.