The Lyrical Heart @ the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

THE LYRICAL HEART – TradFest 2015. Concert at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh on Sunday 3rd May @ 2pm Frieda Morrison invites you to journey with her into the heart of the North East of Scotland to experience the songs and tunes from the North East, with original compositions.  The first part of the event will be a screening of ‘Troubled Fields’ – Frieda’s Documentary that explores the changing way of life and culture, as farming families are forced to leave the land in rural Aberdeenshire. This is a unique opportunity to see this much acclaimed and controversial film, first shown in 1993. Joining Frieda on Stage will be fiddler Sarah Beattie and singer Delane Morrison-Wallace. Tickets – Storytelling Centre Box Office: 0131 556 9579 www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk...

Interview with ‘Theatre Maker’ Ishbel McFarlane in Episode 16 of Scots Radio

The Arches & Traverse Theatre present Platform 18 Award winner 2014: Ishbel McFarlane, who will feature in Episode 16 of Scots Radio Language is personal. Nothing gets closer to our hearts. And yet, by its own nature, it’s always social. Who owns it? Who appoints it? Who governs it? And why? In this one-woman show about Scots langauge, Ishbel McFarlane presents a pile of fragments- collected stories, interviews, memories, characters and attitudes- to challenge and disrupt our expectations and prejudices about language. By interrogating the history of Scots and the ways in which it is taught and subdued, the audience is invited to question the way forward for minority languages. The Arches Platform 18 award gives groundbreaking, emergent performance talent the oportunity to stage a funded production at The Arches, followed by a run at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. Wed 15 – Fri 17 April – The Arches – tickets and info Thu 23 – Sat 25 April – Traverse Theatre – tickets and info  ...

Scots Radio will be featuring the Scots contributions to the Scottish Book Trusts new ‘Journeys’ competition

Scottish Book Trust has launched an exciting new writing project to encourage people to write about a journey they have taken, with a selection of submissions to be published in a book that will be distributed across the country during Book Week Scotland 2015. Journeys will run from 26 March – 30 June, and in that time Scottish Book Trust wants to build a written picture of excursions, commutes, adventures or life changing moments that have been important to the people of Scotland. This can be a physical journey, perhaps the adventure of their life or a day when their morning commute became extraordinary, or it can be an emotional journey, the moment they turned off the beaten track. People of all ages from across Scotland are invited to submit personal pieces of writing about their own memorable journey, of between 500 and 1000 words. They can be written in Scots, Gaelic or English and in a variety of different forms, such as a story, poem, song lyrics, a short play or sketch, a letter or even diary entry, and should be submitted via the Scottish Book Trust website. School pupils and their teachers are also invited to submit personal pieces of writing about a journey they have taken. A selection of pupils’ stories, chosen by a panel of young people, will be published in a free e-publication available to download during Book Week Scotland 2015. The project is being run in association with National Theatre of Scotland, whose creative theatre-makers will work with community members in two Scottish towns, bringing their new stories to life from the page...

Robyn Stapleton with Alistair Ian Paterson

Birseland Media in association with Gadies, is proud to present Robyn Stapleton with Alistair Ian Paterson. Scottish singer Robyn Stapleton was BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year, 2014.  Robyn is accompanied on keyboards by Alistair Ian Paterson. Gadies Restaurant, Oyne Friday 24th April 2015 @ 8pm. Or be there for 7pm for a Gadies Supper. Call 01464  851573 to reserve a...

April brings New Episode of Scots Radio

New Episode of Scots Radio coming to a place near you.  You can listen to it from April 1st! Content will include a unique opportunity to spend some  time on the slopes of Bennachie in Aberdeenshire – in the company of  ‘water deviner’ Ian...