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Jimmie MacGregor and the Celtic Zone

Duration: 03:34

Jimmie MacGregor shares a few behind the scenes anecdotes for the Celtic Zone.


00.00 MacGregor’s Music Part 1 – Jimmie explains how he got started in Folk Music (2004)

00.28 MacGregor’s Gathering in Nova Scotia – Jimmie meets people in Cape Breton and explores the ties between Scotland and Canada (1990)

01.17 MacGregor’s Music Part 2 – Jimmie explains how he got involved in the City Ramblers and how he met his musical partner Robin Hall (2004)

01.44 MacGregor’s Gathering at the Shetland Folk Festival – Jimmie meets many of the favourites from this visit to the famous music festival including Aly Bain, Tich Frier, and Dougie MacLean (1986)

02.41 MacGregor’s Music Part 3 – Jimmie recalls his time on the White Heather Club and his move into broadcasting (2004)

03.08 MacGregor’s Gathering Burns in Glasgow – Jimmie explores Robert Burns' ties with Glasgow (1987)

04.05 "Fair Eliza" – Alex Norton reads one of Jimmie’s favourite Burns poems

04.07 Travelling Folk – Archie Fisher talks to Jimmie from earlier this year about life in his 80s (2010)

04.26 MacGregor’s Horizons – Jimmie recalls his time as part of the Folk Revival and the influence of Childhood songs on his musical development (1993)

04.57 MacGregor’s Horizons – Jimmie recalls his years in London playing with legends like Euan MacColl (1993)

Available since: Tue 6 Jul 2010

This clip is from

Celtic Zone Jimmie MacGregor Compilation

Jimmie MacGregor introduces a collection of folk music programmes he's made for the BBC.

First broadcast: 06 Jul 2010

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