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Thread #134129   Message #3048697
Posted By: GUEST,padgett
08-Dec-10 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: Scottish Trad. Awards on T.V.
Subject: RE: Scottish Trad. Awards on T.V.
Saw this last night and despite the fact that my Gaelic is non existent thoroughly enjoyed the content Sheila Stewart, Joe Aitken (won trad singer of the year!), Julie Fowlis, Mary Anne Kennedy were presenters too
DrPhil Cunnigham with his shirt sleeve and lolts of Gaelic singers and pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers won an award too!

Of coures until recently being English I had not realised just to what extent Scotland and Ireland/Ulster have there own language (s), highly regarded musical culture which puts us English totally to shame!

Dance bands, accordions melodeons, fiddle and whistles and guitars are all played with enthusiasm

Gaelic programing (the language) and Gaelic songs are all in evidence!

I can get these progs via cable, but I am unable to get local stations ~ ie Sheffield/Leeds/Derby/~ terrestrial reception being poor due to a huge cliff behind me!

Radio Alba brill!!