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.
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...
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...
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...
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...