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Scots Whay Hae! is the place to discuss modern Scottish Culture whatever and wherever that may be.

Scots Whay Hae‪!‬ Alistair Braidwood

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Scots Whay Hae! is the place to discuss modern Scottish Culture whatever and wherever that may be.

    Leyla Josephine - In Public / In Private

    Leyla Josephine - In Public / In Private

    For the latest SWH! podcast Ali spoke to returning guest, the poet, performer and playwright Leyla Josephine, to talk about her new poetry collection In Public / In Private which is published by Burning Eye Books.

    Leyla kindly reads some of her work, and talks about becoming a published poet, the ideas and themes that are behind the poems, the line between the public and the private, getting that balance right in both her poetry and other work, learning lessons from the past, and a whole lot more.

    She also talks about her current tour, which includes a night in Glasgow at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut on  Saturday 26th November, which will see Colin Bramwell, Ellen Renton, Empress, Iona Lee, Kevin P.Gilday, Niki Rush in support. It promises to be a special event, and you can get tickets and find out more over at www.scotswhayhae.com.

    • 41 min
    Douglas MacIntyre, Grant McPhee & Neil Cooper - Hungry Beat

    Douglas MacIntyre, Grant McPhee & Neil Cooper - Hungry Beat

    For the latest SWH! podcast Ali spoke to musician Douglas MacIntyre, filmmaker Grant McPhee, and journalist Neil Cooper to learn all about their new book 'Hungry Beat - The Scottish Independent Pop Underground Movement (1977-1984)'. 

    It's seems a shame to have the three on the same podcast as each deserves an individual interview to themselves (and that may come to pass in the future.) Douglas runs the excellent indie record label Creeping Bent as well as putting on the FRET series of concerts at the Strathaven Hotel, and has played with a number of bands over the years.

    Grant McPhee has made three great documentaries looking at Scottish indie music, Teenage Superstars, The Glasgow School, and Big Gold Dream - the latter providing the inspiration for Hungry Beat. 

    Neil Cooper is a journalist, critic and cultural commentator who writes for the Herald, Bella Caledonia, and many other fine publications. Few have written more insightfully about, and on, Scottish culture as he has. 

    What follows is a fascinating and in depth conversation about what many consider the glory days of Scottish independent music, when a number of bands, musicians, and mavericks made the music world sit up and listen. Whether you were there or not this is a must listen for any music lover.

    You can find out more, as well as out to get a copy of Hungry Beat, over at scotswhayhae.com

    • 55 min
    Burd Ellen - A Tarot of the Green Wood

    Burd Ellen - A Tarot of the Green Wood

    For the latest SWH! podcast Ali caught up with musician Debbie Armour to talk all things Burd Ellen, and their new album 'A Tarot of the Green Wood', which is out on the 31st October on Debbie's own label, Mavis Recordings. Debbie talks about the history of Burd Ellen, working with Gayle Brogan, how the new album came about, the inspiration of tarot cards, blending the traditional with the contemporary, the influences behind the music - musical and otherwise - and a whole lot more.

    They also discuss the folk tradition, the possibility of playing the album live, and the atmosphere Burd Ellen's music creates. Burd Ellen are among the most interesting and innovative musicians around - with 'A Tarot of the Green Wood' being just the latest proof of that - and it was fascinating to get a glimpse behind the music.

    For links to learn more about Burd Ellen, and to buy their music, head over to https://www.scotswhayhae.com

    • 28 min
    Dilys Rose - Sea Fret

    Dilys Rose - Sea Fret

    For the latest podcast Ali spoke to writer and poet Dilys Rose to talk about her latest short story collection, the excellent 'Sea Fret' (published by Scotland Street Press). Dilys is one of Scotland's finest writers and it was such a pleasure to be able to talk about her work, the short story as a form, the stories behind the stories, teaching writing, the drama found in the everyday, the different sides of her writing, and a whole lot more. Quite simply it's a must listen for readers, writers, and all book lovers.

    • 39 min
    Calvin Wilson & Gail Anthea Brown - The Northern Stories Festival

    Calvin Wilson & Gail Anthea Brown - The Northern Stories Festival

    For the latest SWH! podcast Ali spoke to Lyth Arts Centre's Marketing Director Calvin Wilson & author Gail Anthea Brown to learn all about The Northern Stories Festival, which is on between 7th - 16th October across Caithness.

    The two talk about the themes and ideas behind the festival, the extensive programme, the different strands, just a few of the highlights, and a whole lot more. They also discuss the importance of storytelling in bringing people together, and building bridges with other countries and cultures.

    You can find out further details, and book tickets to events, by going to lytharts.org.uk/northern-stories-festival

    • 27 min
    Marianne Dissard

    Marianne Dissard

    For the latest podcast Ali headed to Glasgow's Hidden Gardens (behind the Tramway) on a beautiful morning to meet up with singer, photographer, filmmaker, and author Marianne Dissard, to talk about her life and work, and how she came to Glasgow. They discuss her recent exhibition of photography 'On A Good Day You Can See France', the extensive and varied musical side of her career, collaborating with other musicians and artists, the challenges of writing her memoir 'Not Me', and her films.

    It's a fascinating conversation with someone who lives and breaths their art, and whose life continues to be shaped by her work. It was such a pleasure to be able to talk to Marianne, and in such peaceful surroundings, and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we did recording.

    All the links to Marianne's art and music can be found over at https://www.scotswhayhae.com

    • 26 min

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