Episode 17 of Scots Radio is live!

In this Episode – news o a new Centre for Culture planned for the North – Professor Peter Reid tells us aboot his Professorial lecture in Doric at Robert Gordon University. We look at fit books hiv been translated intae Scots – including Lord o the Rings wi Duncan Sneddon – Storyteller, Tim Porteus , gings back tae the roots o his ain story.   Listen to Episode 17  ...

Looking forward to the film showing ‘Troubled Fields’ and concert ‘Lyrical Heart’

Troubled Fields and The Lyrical Heart – at Tradfest in Edinburgh with Sarah Beattie and Delane Morrison-Wallace. Broadcaster and singer/songwriter Frieda Morrison invites you to a concert with a difference as a unique blend of music and song is showcased alongside a special folk film. On Sun 3 May, as part of TradFest, Frieda showcases a documentary film she made in 1993 about the changing face of the North East of Scotland, for which she also recorded original music for the soundtrack. The film, Troubled Fields, was highly acclaimed and heralded as ‘one of the most significant documentaries to come out of Scotland.’ (Scotsman) Frieda found herself in the privileged position of seeing the wider issues affecting the countryside as a popular environmental journalist on BBC Radio Scotland, and it was at this time her interest in writing songs to reflect these issues began to stir. Troubled Fields explores how economists had advised farmers to sell their cattle and concentrate farm business on growing grain.  Three bad harvests later, hundreds of farmers were facing bankruptcy.  This coupled with the notion amongst economists that there were too many small farms led to a mass exodus in North East Scotland.  Troubled Fields follows Sandy and Isobel Jaffrey as they prepare for their ‘Roup’ or farm sale.  The effect this mass exodus had on the Culture and language of the north is widely discussed in the film by observers like Dr Jim Hunter. Frieda Morrison produced the documentary with Director/Cameraman Mark Littlewood – one of the leading filmmakers in Scotland – capturing, amongst others projects, BBC Scotland’s Transatlantic Sessions.  Mark will be...

What a night we had – music and song.

Gadies Restaurant, Oyne was the destination on Friday 24th April 2015, where Birseland Media’s Frieda Morrison hosted an evening with Robyn Stapleton, BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2014 accompanied by Alistair Ian Paterson on keyboards....

‘Special Assistant’ to join Frieda at Gadies

Frieda is hosting a concert with singer Robyn Stapleton and keyboards player Alistair Ian Patterson – at Gadies, Oyne – near Inverurie.  She has a new special assistant – who will be doing a book signing at Gadies – 6pm. Book early for supper at 7pm. Concert at 8pm. Picture shows Alex Salmond with Frieda Morrison holding a poster for the concert at...

Scots Radio Episode 16 Live

We hiv geen intae the land o myths, magic and legend ess month – wir nae feart.   We hear aboot ‘Saltire’ the new Scots Supermannie in cosmic comics – wiv news o a spleet new play aboot the Scots Language caad ‘O is for Hoolet’ and wi find the source o the magic and the spring, oot dowsing for water aside Bennachie – Episode 16 Scots Radio....