Scotland's Big Year

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Duration: 35 minutes

It's all things Scottish as the Scotland celebrates one of its most important years. Marking its 50th anniversary, David and Connie face climbing the mighty Forth Road Bridge just outside Edinburgh. Connie gives the bagpipes her best blows, and there is music from Dunfermline Abbey, Dunblane Cathedral and beyond.

Music Played

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  • Image for National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS)

    National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS) I The Lord Of Sea And Sky

    Choir: The National Boys Choir. Supporting Artist: Matthew Beetchsen. Conductor: Christopher Bell. Music Arranger: Stuart Hope. Lyricist: Dan Schutte.

    Tune: Here I am Lord

  • Image for Dunfermline Abbey Congregation

    Dunfermline Abbey Congregation Lord for the Years

    Ensemble: Alba Brass. Supporting Artist: Norman Mitchell. Conductor: Gordon Stewart. Music Arranger: Robert Ramskill. Lyricist: Timothy Dudley-Smith.

    Tune: Lord of the Years

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Image for New Scottish Folk Sessions

    New Scottish Folk Sessions I Will Sing The Wondrous Story

    Music Arranger: Greg de Blieck.

    Tune: Hyfridol

  • Image for Aled Myrddin and Band

    Aled Myrddin and Band Safe In Your Harbour

    Lyricist: Phil Baggaley. Lyricist: David Clifton. Lyricist: Ian Blythe.

  • Image for Choir and Congregation of Paisley Abbey

    Choir and Congregation of Paisley Abbey Praise My Soul

    Supporting Artist: Dr George McPhee. Conductor: Gordon Stewart. Lyricist: William Williams (1717-91). Lyricist: Peter Williams (1727-96) and others.

    Tune: Cwm Rhondda

  • Image for Paul Baloche

    Paul Baloche Praise is Rising

    Performer: Phatfish. Choir: Congregation of CCK, Brighton. Conductor: David Lawrence. Conductor: David Lawrence. Composer: Brenton Brown.

  • Factsheet for Sunday 27th July 2014

    It’s all things Scottish as the nation celebrates one of its most important years. Marking its 50th anniversary David and Connie face climbing the mighty Forth Road Bridge just outside Edinburgh. Connie gives the bagpipes her best blows and there’s music from Dunfermline Abbey, Dunblane Cathedral and beyond.
  • Interviewees & Contributors

    Gordon Findlater

    Gordon lives in Dunfermline and cycles over the bridge every day to get to work in Edinburgh as Professor of Anatomy at the University. He's clocked up around 5000 miles cycling the bridge so far. He lends David a bike and they cycle the bridge together. Gordon explains how the daily journey helps him reflect on life's big questions, and also tells David how he hold the record for The Bridge Cross, a fundraiser for Christian Aid that takes place on the bridge every year.

     

    Louise Marshall

    Connie meets bagpiper Louise and tries her hand at playing the bagpipes. Louise tells of playing the bagpipes for Pope Benedict on his visit to the UK.

     

    The Corr Family

    Sam, Martin, Charlotte, Sophie and Aimee are a Catholic family from Essex. Earlier this year they responded to our appeal for a family to take part in some of our programmes over the Summer. Songs of Praise have set them a series of challenges to explore how their Christian faith is woven into their lives. This week they've got just a couple of hours to throw a Scottish themed party for the local South East Essex Scottish Society.

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Credits

Presenter
David Grant
Presenter
Connie Fisher
Interviewed Guest
Tony Christie
Producer
Lizz Martin
Series Producer
Matthew Napier
Executive Producer
David Taviner

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