Bob Murdoch grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania listening to Scottish music. His father, Tom Murdoch, left Motherwell, Scotland in 1923 and, after settling in Pittsburgh, became renowned as Pittsburgh's Scottish Tenor. When Tom passed away in 1975 his son Bob, who was a tenor soloist in Pittsburgh area churches, continued as Pittsburgh's Scottish Tenor. Bob has also served as National Chairman for Tartan Day in the United States. In addition to his national activities for Tartan Day, Bob has been a long time member of Clan Donald. In 2000 he was elected a Fellow in the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and is a member of the Caledonian Foundation of USA, Inc., the Robert Burns Scottish Club of Erie, PA, the St. Andrews Society of Pittsburgh, the Scottish Heritage Society of North Central West Virginia and the Scottish-American Military Society.
At the urging of friends Bob sought to do a CD of well-known Scottish music. Through the advice, help and production of the well-known international entertainer, Carl Peterson and Carl's recording company, Darach Recordings, this CD came to fruition. The title of the CD bears the name of one of the best-known and well loved pieces by Robert Burns. There are 24 songs on the CD which will be familiar to all persons who love Scottish music. There are just as many other songs in the same category which would be prime material for another CD!