2012 Festival Previews

Hear audio clips looking ahead to must-see events of the festival: Karine Polwart talks to Bruce MacGregor about the protest song event, The World Turned Upside Down, and director Donald Shaw gives us the inside track on some unmissable concerts. And there's an exclusive session from returning eighties heroes The Big Dish.

Festival Preview Clips

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Donald Shaw - Celtic Connections 2012 preview

The director reveals his top festival tips to Bruce MacGregor. Folk duo Spiers and Boden perform Oswestry Wake and The Morgan Rattler at City Halls for Celtic Connections 2011. Folk band Malinky performing Pad The Road Wi Me and Sweet Willie and Fair Annie live at Pacific Quay.


Listen to more from Travelling Folk on BBC Radio Scotland.


Gerry Rafferty Remembered

One of Scotland's greatest songwriters passed away last year. As a tribute, Rab Noakes has put together an epic cast to explore Gerry Rafferty's legacy with "Bring It All Home". Look out for TV and web coverage of the concert. Meanwhile, hear Gerry's fellow ex-Humblebum Billy Connolly tell Janice Forsyth about his friend and colleague, and Rab himself sings a moving version of one of Gerry's songs.

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Billy Connolly on Gerry Rafferty

Billy Connolly shares memories of the late Gerry Rafferty with Janice Forsyth. Alex Gardiner performs his debut single "I'm Not Mad" on the Janice Forsyth show. Alex Gardiner performs, There goes my heart, on the Janice Forsyth show.


Listen to more from Mary Ann Kennedy's Global Gathering on BBC Radio Scotland.


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