The Islands Suite

Mary Ann Kennedy's Global Gathering broadcast the world premieres of four brand new works by some of Scotland's brightest young composing talent. Specially commissioned by Creative Scotland for 2011, the Year of Scotland's Islands.

  1. Maeve Mackinnon - The ExileMaeve Mackinnon - The Exile

    14:24 UK time, Wednesday, 14 December 2011

    The Exile traces the links between two emigrant cultures. It's an epic production featuring four movements, three languages, two choirs, as well as soloists and a solid backing band. Maeve Mackinnon was the last of...

  2. Conrad Molleson - ArchipelagoConrad Molleson - Archipelago

    14:15 UK time, Wednesday, 14 December 2011

    Archipelago is a satirical sci-fi story set in a Scotland devastated by environmental disaster. The seas rise and mountains become islands. It's an intriguing musical journey with plenty of grooves and pretty vocal harmonies. Conrad...

  3. Shona Mooney - Tidal IslandShona Mooney - Tidal Island

    11:56 UK time, Friday, 2 December 2011

    Tidal Island is a haunting piece, inspired by the beautiful shores of Eilean Tioram near Loch Moidart in the Western Highlands. Shona Mooney explains her thinking in this short film, shot during the recording at...

  4. Calum MacCrimmon - When Birds MigrateCalum MacCrimmon - When Birds Migrate

    16:35 UK time, Tuesday, 22 November 2011

    Canadian expat Calum finds the native Mi'kmaq tribes share a surprising commonality with the Scottish islanders who colonised Cape Breton, in music as well as a determination to survive the harsh winters. Calum assembled an...

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