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Billy Kay celebrates the pouer o Scots sang wi a wheen o the maist kenpeckle sangsters singin in the tradeition the day. In the saicont programme, Billy is jyned bi Shona Donaldson fae Huntly an Chris Wright fae Broughty Ferry wha explore their local sangs. Huntly in Aiberdeenshire maun be coontit as ane o the sang capitals o Scotland an here Shona sings awthin fae bothy ballads like Drumdelgie tae nonsense sangs like the Pirn Taed Loonie! Billy spiers at the audience “Hou monie o ye oot there actually ken that ye’re pirn taed?” Shona noo bides on Deeside wi her man Paul Anderson, ane o the finest fiddlers in the north east hertland o the Scots fiddle. Paul threaps that the Scots language o the area an the fiddle tradeition are bound thrang thegither – ane supportin the ither. We’ll also hear fae Iona Fyfe fae Huntly an Christy Scott fae Buckie aboot their identity wi the sangs an the leid o their hame area, wi Iona singin the bothy ballad Guise o Tough an Christy singin aboot a puir chiel wha’s never haed ony luck wi the lassies – The Muckle Gawkit Gype!

Chris Wright wrocht on the Kist o Riches projeck on sangs in the Schuil o Scottish Studies archive, an collectit ballads fae within a few miles o his hame aboot airts that are noo pairt o Dundee but were pairt o rural Angus no sae lang syne. Noo Steve an his frien Steve Byrne gae intae the schuils an gar bairns tak tent o a sang heritage that wis nearhaund gaun. We’ll end wi three o the brawest Scots sangs Billy kens – Iona singin Logie o Buchan, John Morran fae Ayrshire singin Burns’s Yestreen I had a Pint o Wine an finally Robyn Stapleton fae Stranraer singin an speakin the words o the Scots sang that’s noo an international anthem o frienship, Auld Lang Syne.

Billy Kay celebrates Scots sangs wi a wheen bonnie sangsters that sing thaim.

Billy Kay celebrates Scots sangs wi a wheen bonnie sangsters that sing thaim.

Billy Kay celebrates the pouer o Scots sang wi a wheen o the maist kenpeckle sangsters singin in the tradeition the day. In the saicont programme, Billy is jyned bi Shona Donaldson fae Huntly an Chris Wright fae Broughty Ferry wha explore their local sangs. Huntly in Aiberdeenshire maun be coontit as ane o the sang capitals o Scotland an here Shona sings awthin fae bothy ballads like Drumdelgie tae nonsense sangs like the Pirn Taed Loonie! Billy spiers at the audience “Hou monie o ye oot there actually ken that ye’re pirn taed?” Shona noo bides on Deeside wi her man Paul Anderson, ane o the finest fiddlers in the north east hertland o the Scots fiddle. Paul threaps that the Scots language o the area an the fiddle tradeition are bound thrang thegither – ane supportin the ither. We’ll also hear fae Iona Fyfe fae Huntly an Christy Scott fae Buckie aboot their identity wi the sangs an the leid o their hame area, wi Iona singin the bothy ballad Guise o Tough an Christy singin aboot a puir chiel wha’s never haed ony luck wi the lassies – The Muckle Gawkit Gype!

Chris Wright wrocht on the Kist o Riches projeck on sangs in the Schuil o Scottish Studies archive, an collectit ballads fae within a few miles o his hame aboot airts that are noo pairt o Dundee but were pairt o rural Angus no sae lang syne. Noo Steve an his frien Steve Byrne gae intae the schuils an gar bairns tak tent o a sang heritage that wis nearhaund gaun. We’ll end wi three o the brawest Scots sangs Billy kens – Iona singin Logie o Buchan, John Morran fae Ayrshire singin Burns’s Yestreen I had a Pint o Wine an finally Robyn Stapleton fae Stranraer singin an speakin the words o the Scots sang that’s noo an international anthem o frienship, Auld Lang Syne.

Billy Kay celebrates Scots sangs wi a wheen bonnie sangsters that sing thaim.

Billy Kay celebrates Scots sangs wi a wheen bonnie sangsters that sing thaim.

Billy Kay celebrates the pouer o Scots sang wi a wheen o the maist kenpeckle sangsters singin in the tradeition the day. In the saicont programme, Billy is jyned bi Shona Donaldson fae Huntly an Chris Wright fae Broughty Ferry wha explore their local sangs. Huntly in Aiberdeenshire maun be coontit as ane o the sang capitals o Scotland an here Shona sings awthin fae bothy ballads like Drumdelgie tae nonsense sangs like the Pirn Taed Loonie! Billy spiers at the audience “Hou monie o ye oot there actually ken that ye’re pirn taed?” Shona noo bides on Deeside wi her man Paul Anderson, ane o the finest fiddlers in the north east hertland o the Scots fiddle. Paul threaps that the Scots language o the area an the fiddle tradeition are bound thrang thegither – ane supportin the ither. We’ll also hear fae Iona Fyfe fae Huntly an Christy Scott fae Buckie aboot their identity wi the sangs an the leid o their hame area, wi Iona singin the bothy ballad Guise o Tough an Christy singin aboot a puir chiel wha’s never haed ony luck wi the lassies – The Muckle Gawkit Gype!

Chris Wright wrocht on the Kist o Riches projeck on sangs in the Schuil o Scottish Studies archive, an collectit ballads fae within a few miles o his hame aboot airts that are noo pairt o Dundee but were pairt o rural Angus no sae lang syne. Noo Steve an his frien Steve Byrne gae intae the schuils an gar bairns tak tent o a sang heritage that wis nearhaund gaun. We’ll end wi three o the brawest Scots sangs Billy kens – Iona singin Logie o Buchan, John Morran fae Ayrshire singin Burns’s Yestreen I had a Pint o Wine an finally Robyn Stapleton fae Stranraer singin an speakin the words o the Scots sang that’s noo an international anthem o frienship, Auld Lang Syne.

Billy Kay celebrates Scots sangs wi a wheen bonnie sangsters that sing thaim.

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Billy Kay celebrates the pouer o Scots sang wi a wheen kenpeckle sangsters. In the furst programme Billy is jyned bi Robyn Stapleton fae Stranraer in Gallowa, John Morran fae the auld minin veillage o Muirkirk in Ayrshire, Iona Fyfe fae Huntly in Aiberdeenshire, Christy Scott fae Buckie on the Moray Firth an Steve Byrne fae Arbroath in Angus – sangsters fae aw the airts the wind can blaw….an whaur Scots is the mither tongue o maist fowk that bide there. Comin fae the hert o the Burns kintrae, Billy wis brocht up in a strang Scots tradeition, sae here he wantit tae explore the subjeck wi younger fowk tae see if the wey o talkin an singin ay tholed an thrived. John Morran is wi the baund Def Shepherd, but ower the years he’s been eidently makin his ain collection o sangs fae Muirkirk, an he’ll gie us ane or twa braw anes here. Iona Fyfe an Christy Scott were baith studyin Scots music at the Royal Conservatoire in Glesga whaur they realised hou important their Doric backgrund wis tae thaim in valuin the sangs o the North East. Iona wis brocht up gaein tae festivals organised bi the TMSA an we’ll hear her versions o ane o the muckle sangs – Glenlogie. Wi her bonnie Gallowa Irish twang, Robyn Stapleton haes ane o the brawest speakin an singin veices in Scotland an Billy explores Gallowa’s sang tradeition wi her. Finally Billy spiers at Steve Byrne, sangster wi the baund Malinky whit it wis that got him yokit tae Scots sang an jalouses that it wis his discovery o the weemen poets o Angus – Helen B Cruikshank, Marion Angus an Violet Jacob that got him thirled tae the leid an the sangs. We end wi Steve an ane o the brawest Scots sangs o aw time – The Wild Geese wi words bi Violet Jacob and tune bi the late Jim Reid o Dundee.

Billy Kay celebrates Scots sangs wi a wheen bonnie sangsters that sing thaim.

Billy Kay celebrates the pouer o Scots sang wi a wheen kenpeckle sangsters. In the furst programme Billy is jyned bi Robyn Stapleton fae Stranraer in Gallowa, John Morran fae the auld minin veillage o Muirkirk in Ayrshire, Iona Fyfe fae Huntly in Aiberdeenshire, Christy Scott fae Buckie on the Moray Firth an Steve Byrne fae Arbroath in Angus – sangsters fae aw the airts the wind can blaw….an whaur Scots is the mither tongue o maist fowk that bide there. Comin fae the hert o the Burns kintrae, Billy wis brocht up in a strang Scots tradeition, sae here he wantit tae explore the subjeck wi younger fowk tae see if the wey o talkin an singin ay tholed an thrived. John Morran is wi the baund Def Shepherd, but ower the years he’s been eidently makin his ain collection o sangs fae Muirkirk, an he’ll gie us ane or twa braw anes here. Iona Fyfe an Christy Scott were baith studyin Scots music at the Royal Conservatoire in Glesga whaur they realised hou important their Doric backgrund wis tae thaim in valuin the sangs o the North East. Iona wis brocht up gaein tae festivals organised bi the TMSA an we’ll hear her versions o ane o the muckle sangs – Glenlogie. Wi her bonnie Gallowa Irish twang, Robyn Stapleton haes ane o the brawest speakin an singin veices in Scotland an Billy explores Gallowa’s sang tradeition wi her. Finally Billy spiers at Steve Byrne, sangster wi the baund Malinky whit it wis that got him yokit tae Scots sang an jalouses that it wis his discovery o the weemen poets o Angus – Helen B Cruikshank, Marion Angus an Violet Jacob that got him thirled tae the leid an the sangs. We end wi Steve an ane o the brawest Scots sangs o aw time – The Wild Geese wi words bi Violet Jacob and tune bi the late Jim Reid o Dundee.

Billy Kay celebrates Scots sangs wi a wheen bonnie sangsters that sing thaim.