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Programme 2

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 05 June 2005

Stravaig, Alan Reid, The Cultures of Ulster, Dick Gaughan, UFO & Highland Connection.

  • Series 8 Programme 2

    We open in the splendour of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall where the Celtic Connections Festival runs every January. In 2001, a group of women called ‘Stravaig’ from Dumfries and Galloway, performed ‘The Pier o Leith’. Liam considers the connections between the speech patterns of the Galloway Irish and folk in Ulster.

    For our second track, the Ulster-Scots Folk Orchestra pay tribute to Galloway with their track, ‘The Gallowa’ Hills’, from their album ‘Endangered Species’.

    Track 3 is Alan Reid’s track, ‘Hector and Bessie’ - a tribute to the days of ploughing with horses. The song can be found on the CD ‘Gentle Giants: a celebration of the Clydesdale horse in song’.

    Liam reflects on the Ulster-Scots words ‘neb’ and ‘mooth’: before we head to Donegal where the ‘Cultures of Ulster’ group have a new CD out called ‘That Highland Thing’ - a celebration of Ulster’s music and its Scots influence. We hear a track from the album with Elizabeth McLeister singing ‘The Bonny Wee Lass’.

    Our fifth track is from one of Scotland’s finest singers, Dick Gaughan with his version of ‘Ruby Tuesday’ by the Rolling Stones.

    Charlie Gillen reads ‘When all the kye had names’ from the CD of the same name.

    The last track in today’s Kist is another Burns song by ‘Highland Connection’ with their own version of ‘My Tocher’s the Jewel’ from their album ‘Gaining Ground’.


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