Celebrating Scots Radio

PRESS RELEASE:  An online Radio programme, that celebrates the Scots language, has been nominated for a top international award alongside some of the worlds biggest Radio Stations. ‘Scots Radio’ is produced by well known broadcaster and singer Frieda Morrison and features Scots ‘fae Shetland tae the Borders and athin in atween’. The programme , launched on the internet two years ago, attracts thousands of listeners throughout the world with its special blend of information, interviews and music.  The monthly podcast has been nominated in the ‘magazine category’ and is competing against programmes from BBC Alba and BBC Scotland as well as BBC Ireland and Wales, for the Festival’s ‘Torc’ Award for Excellence. Frieda Morrison, who hails from Deeside, Aberdeenshire, sees the nomination as an important step in the promotion of the Scots Language. “I’m just thrilled and honoured that Scots Radio has been nominated for an award in such a prestigious festival and I would like to thank all the contributors and listeners for their support. It’s a big class of entries and we’ll be competing with the biggest broadcasting companies in the land – but we are proud of our programmes and we travel in hope,” she said The hour long podcast receives funding from Creative Scotland and before it developed its own website, www.scotsradio.com, was hosted by the Scots Language Centre. Frieda is joined on the programme throughout the year, by folklorist and musician, Steve Byrne and the programme is recorded in Edinburgh by Richard Werner at B&B Studios. Celtic Media Festival director, Catriona Logan said: “The record breaking entries were whittled down by our dedicated national juries...
Tradfest 2016

Tradfest 2016

Edinburgh’s TradFest kick starts the summer season with a feast of music, storytelling, dance, folk drama, folk film, literature & talks, crafts & visual arts in Scotland’s capital. From Wednesday 27th April to Sunday 8th May, covering 12 days, in 25 venues and with more than 90 events, this blaze of contemporary colour is inspired by the traditions of May Day and Beltane, showcasing Celtic arts and cultural traditions with a contemporary spin. For full details, please download the 2016 proramme or...

‘Images of the Song’ @ Tradfest 2016

Broadcaster and singer-songwriter Frieda Morrison presents a musical journey of self-penned and traditional songs and tunes, melded together with her own unique film footage from North East Scotland and beyond. Frieda is joined by fiddle player Sarah Beattie and vocalist and autoharp player Delane Morrison. This unique combination of song, harmonies and instrumental, produces a blend of music that can only come from a family accustomed to making music together. ‘To those who cherish the music and song of Scotland, the name Frieda Morrison means a singer with a voice as warm, melodic and expressive as you could wish to hear – a creator of lyrical, passionate and tuneful stories in song. She is as much at home in the traditional song of her native North East as she is in her own compositions – one of Scotland’s hidden gems.’ (Sheena Wellington) TradFest 2016 will take place at the Netherbow Theatre, Edinburgh on Saturday 30th April and tickets, priced at £6.00* (Concession £4.00*) are available through Tracscotland. * A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box...

Scots Radio nominated for International Award

I am affa pleased tae announce that Scots Radio has been nominated for an international award, in the magazine programme category, o the Celtic Media Festival to be held this year in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland. We micht nae be as big as the ithers – bit we traivel in hope. Thank you tae a oor listeners and contributors for yir support.   Pictured: (left) Frieda Morrison with Steve Bryne and (right) oor soon sorter, Richie Werner  ...

Scots Radio – Episode 27

In Episode 27 of Scots Radio, wir back in harness wi a new hoose and a new programme.  It’s teen a file tae get a the ficherin wi the fichery stuff richt in the technical room, bit it’s on wi the job.  In this new Episode wiv captured oor spirit o adventure with Donald Smith leading us on his Pilgrim Journeys.  Grace Banks opens up a new book o songs fae the North East, and fairmer Fobie Leslie taks us throw the five stages o power he’s seen fae a hill outside Lumsden – fae peat tae turbines. Episode...