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Songlines - Radio Scotland programme

Scabby Douglas 10 Aug 04 - 08:40 AM
belfast 15 Aug 04 - 07:24 AM
Scabby Douglas 15 Aug 04 - 06:59 PM
The Borchester Echo 15 Aug 04 - 07:07 PM
Scabby Douglas 15 Aug 04 - 07:38 PM
GUEST,Anne Croucher 16 Aug 04 - 06:34 PM
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Subject: Songlines - Radio Scotland programme
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 08:40 AM

I posted this on another forum, but I thought some Mudcatters might like to know about it.

Several weeks ago, on a Sunday morning, I was lucky enough to catch most of a Radio Scotland programme called "Songlines". it was about the song "Brother, an You Spare a Dime?", and features commentaries by singers, and writers about how the song arose, and what it has come to mean, and so on.

It was pretty interesting stuff, and I was full of determination to catch the programme again.

And then I promptly forgot all about it.


Then on Sunday past, I accidentally came across it again, and it was focussing on Billy Bragg's song "Between the Wars". Really good radio. 30 minutes well-spent.

You can hear the broadcast online by clicking the "Listen Again" link (the wee loudspeaker icon) here:


songlines



Now, even if you don't want to hear about Billy Bragg's excellent song, you *will* want to hear the next programme. It features Hamish Henderson's "Freedom Come-All-Ye".

Sunday morning (15 August) 11:30 - 12:00
repeated Monday evening 19:30 - 20:00
(you can use Listen Again after the first broadcast)



Oh... and while I have your attention. ( I DO have your attention, don't I?)

You might want to check out this one


Greig-Duncan

"Song Collectors Tues 11:30 12:00
The Greig-Duncan Collection is one of the most important folk song archives in Britain. Old Blind Dogs singer Jim Malcolm asks how two men on bicycles collected 3000 songs in north-east Scotland at the turn of the 20th century and what publication of the entire collection means to contemporary musicians.
This programme is now repeated on Sunday, 1705-1730."

See Radio Scotland? Don't complain about it. Just be grateful. And tell them regularly how grateful you are.


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Subject: RE: Songlines - Radio Scotland programme
From: belfast
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 07:24 AM

I have just been listening to the programme on "Freedom Come-all-ye". A wonderful piece of work. I would not have known about it were it not for the previous posting. Thank you kindly for bringing it to out attention. Go raibh maith agat.


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Subject: RE: Songlines - Radio Scotland programme
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 06:59 PM

Yeah - unfortunately I bloody forgot about it. IN my own defence, I was driving down the Great Glen from Inverness at the time, so the reception might have been a bit dodgy anyway.

I must remember to listen to the repeat tomorrow evening.

Also... contrary to what I asserted above, the "Listen Again" link online does not seem to produce anything apart from a remark that they cannot webcast it "for contractual reasons" ...

I'm glad to hear it was worth listening to.


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Subject: RE: Songlines - Radio Scotland programme
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 07:07 PM

I'm getting that message too. Thought at first it was discrimination against Sassenachs but if you can't listen to it in the Great Glen, where can you hear it?


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Subject: RE: Songlines - Radio Scotland programme
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 07:38 PM

If you are in a position to go online tomorrow evening (Monday) at 19:30 (UK time)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/radioscotland/

...you should be able to hear it live.

Or, if you have digital TV (UK) you may find that Radio Scotland is carried as one of the audio channels - ntl provide it.


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Subject: RE: Songlines - Radio Scotland programme
From: GUEST,Anne Croucher
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 06:34 PM

I was rather pleased to hear the program today - Monday, having been unable to get it to replay - however - having managed to decypher the dots for 'The bloody fields of Flanders' just about right and then found that the words would not quite fit, I was rather miffed to discover that the song actually fits to a slightly different tune (Buss bonnie lassie) at a much slower beat.

Still it was interesting to hear something of the history of the song and its writer.

Anne


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