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20060702

Robbie Shepherd presents traditional music and song, and visits Clelland for the first in his series Scotland's Roads of Summer in the company of singer and entertainer Sydney Devine.

20060702

Robbie Shepherd presents traditional music and song, and visits Clelland for the first in his series Scotland's Roads of Summer in the company of singer and entertainer Sydney Devine.

20060709

Two hours of entertainment with Robbie Shepherd presenting. Call free on 0500 92 95 00.

20060723

Two hours of entertainment with Robbie Shepherd presenting. Call free on 0500 92 95 00. Robbie visits the beautiful Island of Barra, to meet up with Gaelic Singer Flora McNeil.

20060730

Two hours of entertainment with Robbie Shepherd presenting. Call free on 0500 92 95 00. Robbie visits Dundee in the company of fiddler and band leader John Ellis.

20060806

Robbie Shepherd presents the best of Scottish Song and Dance music. On his Roads of Summer tour, hear about Robbie's trip to Lerwick to meet up with renowned piano accompanist Violet Tulloch.

20060813

Robbie Shepherd presents the best of Scottish Song and Dance. As part of his Roads of Summer Tour, Robbie visits Uig on Skye to meet the ex-singer of Runrig, Donnie Munro.

20060820

Robbie Shepherd presents the best of Scottish Song and Dance music. As part of his Roads of Summer Tour, Robbie visits Lanarkshire and meets the Alexander Brothers.

20060827

Robbie Shepherd presents the best of Scottish Song and Dance music. With tracks from the Currie Brothers, Tribute, and Angus Fitchett and his All Stars Band. Call free on 0500 92 95 00.

20060903

Musician, singer, composer and champion of the gaelic language, Donnie Munro, sits in for Robbie Shepherd to bring you two hours of the very best in traditional and contemporary Scottish music.

20060910

Donnie Munro sits in for Robbie Shepherd for two hours of the very best in traditional and contemporary Scottish music. Call free on 0500 92 95 00. Includes News.

20060917

Two hours of great music, song and chat presented by Robbie Shepherd. Singer/songwriter Eric Bogle joins Robbie in the studio to share stories and chat about his songs. Plus, we see the launch of 'Spot the What', and for your chance to take part in the competition call free on 0500 92 95 00. Includes News.

20060924

Two hours of entertainment with Robbie Shepherd presenting. Call free on 0500 92 95 00. Includes News.

20061001

Joining Robbie in the studio will be Shonaig MacPherson, the newly appointed chairperson of The National Trust for Scotland. Call free on 0500 92 95 00.

20061008

Author Jess Smith chats to Robbie about her first novel, and we link up with Kelso High School, to hear about their forthcoming year as BBC Radio Scotland's soundtown. Call free on 0500 92 95 00.

20061015

Two hours of entertainment with Robbie Shepherd presenting. Call free on 0500 92 95 00.

20061022

Two hours of great music, song and chat presented by Robbie Shepherd, including the Spot the What competition. Entertainer and accordian maestro Billy Anderson joins Robbie Shepherd, talking about his career so far and his new material.

20061105

Two hours of entertainment with Robbie Shepherd presenting. Call free on 0500 92 95 00.

20061112

Robbie Shepherd with a mixture of music, poetry and prose. Two hours of great music, song and chat presented by Robbie Shepherd, including the Spot the What competition.

20061119

Robbie Shepherd with a mixture of music, poetry and prose. Two hours of great music, song and chat presented by Robbie Shepherd, including the Spot the What competition.

20061126

Robbie Shepherd with a mixture of music, poetry and prose. Two hours of great music, song and chat including the Spot the What competition.

20061203

Robbie Shepherd reports live from the 2006 Scots Trad Music Awards. He chats to the winners and losers and takes in the atmosphere of the full weekend.

20061210

Robbie Shepherd brings you traditional music and song and finds out all about Christmas Trees. Plus, Jennifer Forrest has tips on getting into the festive spirit.

20061217

Robbie Shepherd plays the very best of traditional music and song. Plus he goes backstage at panto time, to meet the cast and hear all about the festive magic.

20061224

Join Robbie Shepherd for a very festive Reel Blend, as ever you'll hear the very best traditional music and song, including all your seasonal favourites.

20061231

Robbie Shepherd presents a fabulous selection of traditional music. Also we'll be catching up with some well kept celebrities to hear how they are spending Hogmanay.

20070107

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music. Norman Kennedy joins Robbie to reveal some of his favourite songs and join in with Spot The What to win a great prize.

20070114

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music. This week we mark 100 years since the birth of Robert Wilson, with special guests and archive recordings.

20070121

Robbie Shepherd presents the best traditional music. Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face! This week Scots across the world will celebrate Burns Night, so we're marking the occasion with a veritable supper of music, song and fun.

20070128

Join Robbie Shepherd live from the City Halls in Glasgow ahead of tonight's BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician awards. We'll be speaking to past winners to hear about the exciting times to come for tonight's winner, and of course we'll hear some of the best contemporary and exciting traditional music around.

20070204

Robbie Shepherd presents the best traditional music you'll hear anywhere, from exciting young performers, to the stalwarts of the scene. This week we've a variety of special features, including a chat with X-Factor finalists The Macdonald Brothers. Plus, Spot The What to win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070211

Robbie Shepherd presents the best traditional music you'll hear anywhere, from exciting young performers, to the stalwarts of the scene. This week we've a variety of special features, including a chat with X-Factor finalists The Macdonald Brothers. Plus, Spot The What to win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070218

Robbie Shepherd brings you the best traditional music around. Nicky Spence, the acclaimed young Tenor, chats to Robbie about his traditional influences and career thus far.

20070225

Robbie Shepherd with the best traditional music spanning the decades, from classic 78s to the best contemporary artists. Plus, win a great prize in our Spot the What competition.

20070304

Robbie Shepherd with the best traditional music spanning the decades, from classic 78s to the best contemporary artists. Plus, win a great prize in our Spot the What competition.

20070311

Join Robbie Shepherd as he plays the very best of traditional music and song. Plus, Jennifer Forrest brings you news from the accordion and fiddle club scene.

20070318

Robbie Shepherd brings you the best in traditional music. This week we're looking to the Islands of Scotland for inspiration, and we'd like your help!

Let us know your favourite island-related music, songs, stories and poems by emailing reelblend@bbc.co.uk; or write to us at The Reel Blend, BBC Scotland, Beechgrove Terrace, Aberdeen AB15 5ZT.

20070325

Robbie Shepherd presents a vibrant selection of the best Scottish traditional music, from classic favourites to exciting new releases.

This week Robbie talks to author Roger Hutchison to hear the story of Calum's Road. Plus there's poetry, requests and your chance to win in our Spot The What competition.

20070401

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

Plan your week with Jennifer's gig guide, and if you can Spot The What, you could win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070408

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

Plan your week with Jennifer's gig guide, and if you can 'Spot The What', you could win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070415

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

Plan your week with Jennifer's gig guide, and if you can 'Spot The What', you could win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070422

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

Plan your week with Jennifer's gig guide, and if you can 'Spot The What', you could win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070429

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

Plan your week with Jennifer's gig guide, and if you can 'Spot The What', you could win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070506

Robbie is taking a well-earned break so this week The Reel Blend is hosted by piper Stuart Cassells, winner of a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year award.

20070513

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to brand new releases. This week Robbie visits 'Maggie's Hoosie' in Inverallochy, a beautifully restored cottage.

Plus, if you can Spot The What, you could win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070520

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

Plan your week with Jennifer's gig guide, and if you can 'Spot The What', you could win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070527

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

Plan your week with Jennifer's gig guide, and if you can 'Spot The What', you could win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070603

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

Plan your week with Jennifer's gig guide, and if you can 'Spot The What', you could win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070610

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

Plan your week with Jennifer's gig guide, and if you can 'Spot The What', you could win a great prize in our weekly competition.

20070617

Stuart Cassells brings you the very best traditional music and song.

Plan your week with Jennifer's gig guide and if you know your Scottish songs, there's your chance to take part in The Songs of Scotland.

20070729

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20070805

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20070812

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20070819

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20070826

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20070902

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20070909

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20070916

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20070923

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20070930

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071007

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071014

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071028

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071104

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071111

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071118

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071125

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071202

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071209

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071216

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071223

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20071230

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to brand new releases.

Moira Anderson joins Robbie to see the year out in style with some of her favourite music, plus some surprise guests from her career in showbusiness.

20080113

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080127

Robbie Shepherd is joined by legendary actress and comedienne Elaine C Smith as he brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases.

20080203

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080210

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080217

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080224

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080302

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080309

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080316

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080323

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080330

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080406

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080413

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080420

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080427

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080504

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080511

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080518

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080525

Join Robbie Shepherd as he presents a very special Reel Blend, celebrating the wide variety of work, jobs and careers in Scotland.

20080601

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080608

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music and song. Jennifer Forrest has news from the Accordion and Fiddle Club scene and Robbie visits Eilean Donan Castle.

20080615

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080622

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080629

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases. Plus fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080706

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases. Plus fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080713

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases. Plus fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080720

Robbie Shepherd brings you the very best traditional music, from classic 78s to brand new releases. Plus fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080727

Join Robbie Shepherd as he presents a very special Reel Blend, celebrating the wide variety of work, jobs and careers in Scotland. From the traditional industries to modern trade and the conventional to the bizarre, we cover the length and breadth in music and song.

20080803

Join Robbie Shepherd to hear about your favourite hills with chat from landscape photographer Colin Prior and leading mountaineer Cameron McNeish. Music and song take us from the Borders to the Highlands and Islands.

20080803

Join Robbie Shepherd to hear about your favourite hills with chat from landscape photographer Colin Prior and leading mountaineer Cameron McNeish. Music and song take us from the Borders to the Highlands and Islands.

20080810

Robbie Shepherd with the very best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to new releases. He is joined by Edinburgh born folk singer Jean Redpath.

20080817

Robbie Shepherd with the very best traditional music and song. He is joined by Scottish entertainer Alastair MacDonald who will be sharing some of his favourite tracks.

20080824

Robbie presents a special animal themed episode of The Reel Blend. From Hercules the Bear to the Loch Ness Monster, expect to hear your favourite animal related songs.

20080831
20080831

Join Robbie Shepherd as he dedicates the show to prominent dates in Scotland's history, from the opening of the Parliament to shipbuilding on the Clyde.

20080831

Join Robbie Shepherd as he dedicates the show to prominent dates in Scotland's history, from the opening of the Parliament to shipbuilding on the Clyde.

20080907

Join Robbie Shepherd as he dedicates the show to Scotland's halls and venues. From packed village halls to grand theatres and open air venues.

20080914

Robbie Shepherd brings you the best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080921

Robbie Shepherd brings you the best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080928

Robbie Shepherd brings you the best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20080928

Robbie Shepherd brings you the best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life.

20081005

Robbie Shepherd brings you the best traditional music and song, from classic 78s to new releases, as well as fascinating features on Scottish life. At the Scottish Maritime Museum in Clydebuilt, Robbie discovers the story of Glasgow's development from the tobacco lords of the 1700s right up to the present day.

20081012

Join Robbie Shepherd for two hours of traditional music and song. From new CD releases to BBC archive recordings, Robbie plays tracks from throughout the years. His guest today is traditional musician and shinty star Gary Innes.

20081019

Join Robbie Shepherd for two hours of traditional music and song. From new CD releases to BBC archive recordings, Robbie plays tracks from throughout the years. His guest is singer-songwriter Steve Byrne, who chats about his love of music.

20081019

Join Robbie Shepherd for two hours of traditional music and song. From new CD releases to BBC archive recordings, Robbie plays tracks from throughout the years. His guest is singer-songwriter Steve Byrne, who chats about his love of music.

20081026

Water is the theme of this week's Reel Blend, featuring music and songs dedicated to Scotland's Lochs, rivers and seas. Robbie Shepherd shares listeners' favourites and recalls his own visit to the Queen Mary.

20081102

Join Robbie Shepherd for two hour of traditional music and song. Maw Broon's But an' Ben cookbook is opened and Robbie hears all about Celebrity Squares in Kirriemuir.

20081102

Join Robbie Shepherd for two hour of traditional music and song. Maw Broon's But an' Ben cookbook is opened and Robbie hears all about Celebrity Squares in Kirriemuir.

20081109

Join Robbie Shepherd for two hour of the very best of traditional music and song. He chats to Ian Green and Ian McCalman about their new CD, entitled Far, Far from Ypres.

20081109

Join Robbie Shepherd for two hour of the very best of traditional music and song. He chats to Ian Green and Ian McCalman about their new CD, entitled Far, Far from Ypres.

20081116

Join Robbie Shepherd for two hour of the very best of traditional music and song.

20081116

Join Robbie Shepherd for two hour of the very best of traditional music and song.

20081123

The Alexander Brothers join Robbie fresh from their 50 Years in Showbusiness celebration and talk to him about the secret to their enduring success.

20081123

The Alexander Brothers join Robbie fresh from their 50 Years in Showbusiness celebration and talk to him about the secret to their enduring success.