Music Played7 items
National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS) I The Lord Of Sea And Sky
Tune: Here I am Lord
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
Ralph Vaughan Williams Let All the World
New Scottish Folk Sessions I Will Sing The Wondrous Story
Music Arranger: Greg de Blieck.
Aled Myrddin and Band Safe In Your Harbour
Lyricist: Phil Baggaley. Lyricist: David Clifton. Lyricist: Ian Blythe.
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
Paul Baloche Praise is Rising
Factsheet for Sunday 27th July 2014It’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 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.
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.
Further information on:
- The Forth Bridges Festival, can be found on the Forth Bridges Festival website.
- The Bridge Cross item with Gordon Findlater, can be found on the Christian Aid website.
- The South East Essex Scottish Society (who featured with the Songs of Praise family), can be found on the South East Essex Scottish Society website.
- David Grant
- Connie Fisher
- Interviewed Guest
- Tony Christie
- Lizz Martin
- Series Producer
- Matthew Napier
- Executive Producer
- David Taviner