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They're a cultural phenomenon that spans generations of family members. The band has been around for so long that some of the same faces which grew up watching them in the eighties and nineties are now bringing their own children along to see them perform.
The audience keeps regenerating so the Singing Kettle keeps going.
Over four million of us have seen the Singing Kettle perform their special brand of Scottish flavoured entertainment.
They perform over 150 shows each year despite the fact that founding members and husband and wife due Artie and Cilla are in their sixties and very comfortably off.
What keeps this band going? When Edi first met Artie and Cilla in 2000, Artie admitted he hoped to be doing something different by the time he was 60. That birthday has come and gone and still the band undertakes a gruelling schedule of tour dates every year.
Edi travels to Kingskettle (yes, that's really where they live) to talk with Artie and Cilla about the secret of their longevity. She goes backstage with Gary and Kevin in Kirkcaldy in search of a kettle and interviews Scotland's biggest entertainment bookers about the enduring appeal of the Singing Kettle.
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They're a cultural phenomenon that spans generations of family members. The band has been around for so long that some of the same faces which grew up watching them in eighties and nineties are now bringing their own children along to see them perform.
The audience keeps on regenerating and the Singing Kettle keeps on going.
They still perform over 200 shows every year despite the fact that Artie and Cilla are both in their sixties and millionaires many times over.
Edi travels to Cilla and Artie's home in Kingskettle (yes, that's really where they live) for a behind the scenes peak at preparations for their forthcoming tour. We meet the Kettle superfans, trawl through the band's props and costume cupboard and speak with Scotland's biggest bookers about the secret of their longevity.
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Recorded before founding members Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise announced their retirement in October, Edi met the husband and wife duo at their home in Kingskettle.
2012 marked thirty years in the business for Cilla and Artie, who plan to leave the stage after this year's Christmas tour finishes, though Gary Coupland and Kevin Macleod will continue.
The Singing Kettle are a cultural phenomenon. Over four million of us have seen the Singing Kettle perform their special brand of Scottish flavoured entertainment.

Duration

  • 30 Minutes

Genre

  • Documentaries
  • Arts
  • Culture & the Media
  • Factual

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