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Gary West's Musical Influences

5 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 09 December 2012

Gary West with a selection of programmes featuring artists who've inspired him, including Nanci Griffith, Martyn Bennett, Karine Polwart and Silly Wizard. Listen online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland.


7 items
  • Pure Wizardry: Silly Wizard

    Bruce MacGregor presents the story of Silly Wizard from formation to their final gig in 1988

  • Stark Talk: Julie Fowlis

    Edi Stark speaks to Julie Fowlis about her early childhood influences in North Uist, the effect of her mother's sudden illness and walking up the red carpet for the world premiere of Brave.

  • Travelling Folk: Dick Gaughan

    Bruce MacGregor speaks to Dick Gaughan about his Gaelic and Irish background and finds out how he developed his guitar technique.

  • Scotland In Tune: Karine Polwart

    Barbara Dickson speaks to Karine Polwart about her varied career in the music industry, including her latest work as part of The Burns Unit.

  • Global Gathering: Martyn Bennett

    Mary Ann Kennedy dedicated her last ever Global Gathering show to the legacy of Martyn who tragically passed away at the age of just 33.

  • Travelling Folk: Fred Morrison

    Bruce MacGregor speaks to piper Fred Morrison about why he chose to make an album trilogy which took 6 years to complete.

  • Another Country: Nancy Griffith

    Ricky Ross spoke to Nancy Griffith back in March about Intersection and she performed some songs from the album.


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