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Alan Braidwood Alan Braidwood | 12:33 UK time, Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Phil Cunningham presents a new series where he discusses five songs with a musician each week.

Mike Walker Senior Producer in Inverness wrote a few words describing the new series.

If there's one thing every one of the guests in the new series of My Life in Five Songs agreed upon it was just how difficult it was to pick just five songs. 'It should have been fifty five' said broadcaster Iain Anderson while Pat Kane admitted it was a 'tough gig', but that's the challenge Phil Cunningham throws to his guests.

My Life in Five Songs guests

The new series starts on Thursday and first up is Hue and Cry's Pat Kane who sang along with some of the songs in the studio. 'It was a surreal experience' said Phil, ' I had Frank Sinatra in one ear and Pat in the other'. The Sinatra track was an important one for Pat. 'When I hear Frank Sinatra I hear my late father' he said and went on to tell Phil that his dad encouraged him to sing, but would sometime pull him up on his diction. In Kaite Sutherland's case (of Pearl and the Puppets) she reveals she was competing with her sisters for her fathers attention by trying to become his daughter of the week, while Iain Anderson has a moving story of how he's only here because of an extraordinary event at Gallipoli.

As one of the best known figures on the Scottish music scene Phil already knew all the guests but as he said himself, ' that didn't mean I was paying attention to their careers' so this was a great opportunity to meet some old pals, hear a bit about their life and be constantly surprised by their choice of music.

Thursday 8th April at 1130 - My Life in Five Songs - Pat Kane.
Thursday 15th April at 1130 - My Life in Five Songs - Kris Drever

Mike Walker is the Senior Producer of My Life in Five Songs.


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