Scottish Artists

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Duration: 35 minutes

Ahead of Burns Night, Sally Magnusson meets an expert on the bard, as well as a writer, a painter and a hip hop dancer, and introduces popular hymns and songs by Scottish writers, sung in Dunblane cathedral.

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    All People That On Earth Do Dwell The congregation of Dunblane Cathedral

    Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Tune: Old 100th Music: Melody from Genevan Psalter 1551 Words: Psalm 100 The Scottish Psalter Source: Church Hymnary 4 Performed by Dunblane Congregation with Alba Brass and Colin Hyson (Timpani). Organ Matthew Beetschen

  • Image for Will You Come And Follow Me

    Will You Come And Follow Me The congregation of Dunblane Cathedral

    Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Tune: Kelvingrove Music: Scottish Folk Melody arranged by John L. Bell Words: John L. Bell and Graham Maule Source: Church Hymnary 4 Performed by Dunblane Congregation with Kathryn Bryan(Flute) and Katie Mcintosh(Oboe). ORGAN: Matthew Beetchsen.

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    I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say Morrisons Academy Girls Choir

    Tune: The Rowan Tree Music: Scottish Traditional melody Words: Horatius Bonar Source: Church Hymnary 4 Piano: Matthew Beetchsen

  • Image for Beautiful Saviour

    Beautiful Saviour Origin Praise Choir and Band

    Words and music by Tim Hughes Arranged by Colin Peckham

  • Image for We Cannot Measure How You Heal

    We Cannot Measure How You Heal The Congregation of Dunblane Cathedral

    Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Tune:Ye Banks and Braes Music: Scottish Folk Melody Words: John L. Bell and Graham Maule Harmonised by John L. Bell Performed by Dunblane Congregation. Organ Matthew Beetchsen.

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    Take This Moment The Congregation of Dunblane Cathedral

    Tune: Take this moment Music: John. L. Bell Words: John L. Bell and Graham Maule Source: Church Hymnary 4 Performed by Dunblane Congregation. Piano Matthew Beetchsen. Flute: Kathryn Bryan. Oboe Katie Mcintosh.

  • Image for Glory Be To God The Father

    Glory Be To God The Father The Congregation of Dunblane Cathedral

    Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Tune: Regent Square Music: Henry Thomas Smart Words: Horatius Bonar Performed by Dunblane Congregation, Organ Matthew Beetchsen, with Alba Brass and Colin Hyson (Timpani).

  • Factsheet for Sunday the 20th of January 2013

    Scottish Artists: Ahead of Burns Night, Sally Magnusson meets an expert on the Bard, as well as a writer, a painter and a hip hop dancer and introduces popular hymns and songs by Scottish writers, sung in Dunblane cathedral.

  • Interviewees

    Here is some background information on our interviewees featured in this week's episode:

    PROFESSOR GERARD CARRUTHERS

    Gerard Carruthers is the Head of the Department of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow, and co-organiser of the Robert Burns International Conference, held annually at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow.

    ALEX GRAY

    Alex Gray (her pen name) was briefly a folk singer as a student in Glasgow. Her first job was a visiting officer for the DSS in Govan. She then spent a decade teaching English.

    The chance to fulfil her ambition to be a writer arrived when illness forced her to stop teaching. She joined a local writer’s workshop and is still an enthusiastic participant. Eventually she decided to tackle her first crime novel. "I wrote a crime novel because I liked to read them", she said. "I’ve always loved the element of mystery and I’m very interested in people and their motivation – why do people do these terrible things?

    She takes her research for her books very seriously and has her own network of contacts in the legal professions to help ensure authenticity.

    She is cofounder of the Scottish Crime Writing Festival, Bloody Scotland.

    CONSOL EFOMI

    Consol developed his passion for dance in his home in the Congo. The son of a diplomat, his family was widely travelled. His privileged background contrasted with his subsequent life when he arrived in Glasgow as an asylum seeker.

    In Scotland, he worked for the Destiny Church in Glasgow, helping homeless people and those with drug addictions. To help lift their morale, he started giving occasional hip-hop dance performances.

    While in his final year at university, studying for a BA degree in Business Studies with Enterprise, Consol won a place in Entrepreneurial Spark’s Gorbals Hatchery. E Spark provides resources and advice for business start ups with strong potential.

    Consol’s initiative, Make That Move provides dance videos as an educational resource for professional and novice dancers, instructors and professional choreographers. His website and app provide a platform to enable professional dancers to submit their videos, which can be bought and downloaded via Apple and Android applications.

    JOHN LAWRIE MORRISON OBE

    John Lowrie Morrison is one of Scotland’s best known living artists. For many years Session Clerk of his local congregation, John trained to become a Reader (Lay Preacher) in the Church of Scotland in order to allow him to use his skills as a preacher in an official and wider context.

    After gaining a diploma in education at Jordanhill College, he began a 25-year teaching career in Argyll in 1973. In 1997 he decided to earn a living as a full-time painter. His work became hugely popular and his prodigious output sells in galleries across the UK and is widely reproduced on mugs, cards and calendars.

    Through his JoLoMo Foundation, he supports new landscape artists.
    He is a Patron of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

  • Locations

    Hymns and Performance pieces recorded at Dunblane Cathedral.

    The Interview with Professor Gerard Carruthers was recorded in the Haugh Memorial Gardens, Dunblane.

    The interview with John Lowrie Morrison ( JoLoMo) was recorded at the end of the Crinan Canal where it meets the Sound of Jura in Argyll, and in his studio at Tayvallich, Argyll.

    The interview with Consol and Kate Efomi was recorded at the Destiny Church, 1120 Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, with exterior shots along the South side of the Clyde in Govan, and in Entrepreneurial Spark, in Gorbals.

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Presenter
Sally Magnusson
Producer
David Strachan
Series Editor
David Taviner
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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