Gaelic Song Stories

Gaelic Song Stories

Deirdre Graham takes a look at the stories and themes behind Scottish Gaelic songs.

Episodes

October 19, 2023 82 mins

The final episode in this series sees Deirdre Graham in conversation with renowned singer, Kim Carnie. They explore bloody murder through Gaelic song, choosing a song each that holds a gruesome tale behind them.

 

Produced by Deirdre Graham

Mixed by James Lindsay

Music from Deirdre Graham's album URRANTA

 

This series is supported through the 'Tasgadh' fund from Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

 

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Deirdre Graham in conversation with Rona Lightfoot about her upbringing in South Uist,  the links between piping and Gaelic songs, and a canntaireachd lesson!

 

Produced by Deirdre Graham

Mixed by James Lindsay

Music from Deirdre Graham's album URRANTA

 

This series is supported through the 'Tasgadh' fund from Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

 

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Deirdre Graham hosts a conversation with Gaelic singer and songwriter, Rachel Walker about two of her own compositions; Sgàthach celebrates the revered warrior queen from Skye and Gormshùil, the most powerful of the West Coast witches.

 

Produced by Deirdre Graham

Mixed by James Lindsay

Music from Deirdre Graham's album URRANTA

 

This series is supported through the 'Tasgadh' fund from Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

 

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Deirdre Graham in conversation with Dòmhnall Ryno Morrison about some songs and poetry connected to World War 1, with a closer look at the communities that were affected at home, as well as the communities formed in the trenches.

 

Produced by Deirdre Graham

Mixed by James Lindsay

Music from Deirdre Graham's album URRANTA

 

This series is supported through the 'Tasgadh' fund from Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

 

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September 21, 2023 47 mins

Deirdre Graham in conversation with Gaelic singer and screen star Kathleen MacInnes over Òran na Cloiche; the song that celebrates the retrieval of the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey in 1950.

 

Produced by Deirdre Graham

Mixed by James Lindsay

Music from Deirdre Graham's album URRANTA

 

This series is supported through the 'Tasgadh' fund from Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

 

Further Information

www.deirdregraham.com

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Deirdre Graham in conversation with Fiona J MacKenzie about the folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw who wrote the book, 'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist', as well as contributing to an enormous legacy of archive recordings at Canna House with her husband, John Lorne Campbell.

 

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Mixed by James Lindsay

Music from Deirdre Graham's album URRANTA

 

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December 23, 2021 53 mins

Deirdre Graham is joined by her mother, Kirsteen Graham, a Gaelic singer and tutor who steeped Deirdre in songs and stories from childhood. Together they share a couple of songs connected to Skye as well as the lore surrounding them.

 

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Deirdre Graham hosts a conversation with Gillebrìde MacMillan on the role of the cèilidh house as well as the unbroken chain of Gaelic song compositions.

 

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December 9, 2021 61 mins

Deirdre Graham chats with singer, musician and activist Rachel Newton about a couple of waulking songs that reveal injustices towards women, how women's voice was empowered, and what that means to performers today.

 

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Deirdre Graham is joined by lecturer and rare books collecter, Gilleasbuig Ferguson. Together they comment on the events surrounding the Battle of the Braes in April, 1882.

 

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November 25, 2021 66 mins

Deirdre Graham is joined by folklorist and singer Margaret Bennett, who shares a charming conversation about the songs and stories connected to emigration from Scotland.

 

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Deirdre Graham is joined by senior lecturer Dr Dòmhnall Uilleam Stewart, who gives an overview of the historical events that impacted Gaelic song literature from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

 

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October 24, 2021 1 min

Deirdre Graham explores the stories and themes behind Scottish Gaelic songs.

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