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Jon Fratelli and Ashley Storrie

A celebration of Bloomsday - the annual event commemorating the life of Irish writer James Joyce

The Fratellis have recorded a version of the 70s disco classic Yes Sir I Can Boogie to celebrate the Scotland’s men’s football team’s bid in the Euro 2020 tournament. Jon Fratelli joins Grant to talk about how the band got involved- plus we’ll play the band’s exclusively recorded version for The Afternoon Show.

Comedian Ashley Storrie takes on the notoriously fiendish Getting To Know You challenge.

Colin Macleod, the Isle of Lewis-based singer songwriter and crofter, talks about his new single, Runaway, and album, Hold Fast, and we’ll hear Colin’s recording for The Afternoon Show of an exclusive version of one of the album tracks.

And June the 16th is always celebrated in Ireland as Bloomsday: a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce. It’s the day his novel Ulysses (1922) is set, the date of his first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle, and named after its protagonist Leopold Bloom. BBC Scotland journalist and Joyce enthusiast Brian Taylor joins Grant to explain why, if we haven’t done so already, Joyce, and Ulysses, are worth discovering.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Don Henley

    The Boys Of Summer

    • (CD Single).
    • MCA.
  • Kirsty MacColl


    • The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist.
    • Virgin.
  • Taylor Dayne

    Tell It To My Heart

    • Hits Album 8, Part 1 (Various).
    • Hits Album.
  • Pat Benatar

    Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    • Best Shots.
    • Chrysalis.
  • David Bowie

    Modern Love

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Leona Lewis

    Bleeding Love

    • Spirit.
    • Syco Music.
    • 1.
  • Chic

    I Want Your Love

    • C'est Chic.
    • Atlantic.
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips

    Midnight Train To Georgia

    • The Best Of.
    • Columbia.
    • 9.
  • The La’s

    There She Goes

    • Crash! Indie Anthems 1982 - 2004.
    • BMG / Telstar.
    • 20.
  • Elbow

    One Day Like This

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Fiction.
    • 1.


  • Wed 16 Jun 2021 14:00