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Cilla and Artie

Scottish folk musicians

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Folk musicians Cilla Fisher and Artie Tresize perform "Northern Winds" with Artie playing the accordion and Cilla on guitar. Cilla and Art went on to become part of the Singing Kettle - Scotland's leading children's entertainers who combine traditional Scottish children's music with singalong songs and fun.

Questions & Activities


  • Who are Cilla and Artie? What are they famous for now?
  • What Scots words can you hear? Do you know what they mean?
  • How many places are mentioned?
  • What is the song about?
  • What kind of instrument is Artie playing?


Music / English: Research a Scottish folk song specific to your local area?

Music / English: Write a folk song and music for characters and places in your town.

English: Write your own lyrics to a well known folk tune.

History / Modern Studies / Polictis: Find a protest song and describe/sing it to the class. Try to work out what it was protesting about.

Drama: Create a live performance in the style of "€˜This is Your Life" about Cilla and Artie.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-002-535-C
Resource Rights Holder National Library of Scotland
Project Ref N0403
Date 1981
Genre TV News
School Subject English, Music, Drama, Politics, Modern Studies
Who Artie Tresize (Performer), Cilla Fisher (Performer), Grampian Television (Producer)
Attributes Colour, Sound
Clip Length 2:59
Film Length 02:59