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Thread #125052 Message #2841228
Posted By: GUEST,kenny
16-Feb-10 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: Regional British TV folk programmes
Subject: RE: Regional British TV folk programmes
"Fiddles And Whistles An' A" - BBC Scotland in the 1980s. Remember "Ossian", "Silly Wizard", June Tabor & Martin Simpson, Allan Taylor, "Crannachan".
There was also a Channel 4 series with the ridiculous title of "How To Be Celtic", which featured "Ossian" at the Lorient festival, "Bucca" from Cornwall, the "Chieftains", Dick Gaughan, Jean Redpath, and Galician group Milladoiro" playing in the "Elbow Room" in Kirkcaldy! 4 one hour programmes, I think in that series.
The Corries had several programmes from Edinburgh as well, and I remember the Fureys, Loudon Wainwright III and Juan Rodriguez as guests.
I also have a recording of "De Danann" playing on a Saturday morning Gaelic kids programme.
Grampian TV here in Aberdeen had a programme in the 70s called "Marc Time" with Marc Ellington. I remember being in the audience to hear Sandy Denny at one of those programmes.