Scots Whay Hae! is the place to discuss modern Scottish Culture whatever and wherever that may be.
A Mother's Song - Finn Anderson & Tania Azevedo
For the latest podcast Ali spoke to theatre director Tania Azevedo and musician and composer Finn Anderson about the new folk musical A Mother’s Song which will has its World Premiere at the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling from 23 - 26 February 2023.
The three talk about the ideas behind A Mother's Song and its years in the making, and how it has developed over those years, Tania and Finn also set out the story, the transatlantic aspect of the production, the accompanying EP which is coming out, the single 'Sarah's Song', their hopes and fears as the Premiere approaches, and a whole lot more. It was great to learn all about this ambitious and exciting production, and we hope this whets your appetite for A Mother's Song.
All the relevant links as to where you can learn more and buy tickets are over at scotswhayhae.com
Each week, for the Scots Whay Hae! Radio Show, Ali interviews the artists of the week. Usually the interviews are around 10-15mins, with the unedited versions available on our YouTube channel. Last Saturday's was a chat with Gill Higgins and Hannah Jarrett-Scott from the wonderful CLR Theory, and we blethered on for nearly 40mins so we thought is was too good not to make it into a podcast episode, so here it is.
The three talk about how CLR Theory came to be, the forthcoming album 'Waves', the launch night at Glasgow's Glad Cafe on the 20th January (when they will be supported by the the iconic Jill Lorean), how Lockdown helped shape the band and their music, the Workers' Stories Project that they were part of, and so much more. It's such an easy conversation that it is no wonder time flew!
You can find links to the band, their music, and the gig at The Glad, at scotswhayhae.com
For the first SWH! podcast of 2023 Ali spoke to Dawn Taylor, the Artistic Director & CEO at Puppet Animation Scotland, to learn all about this year's MANIPULATE International Festival of Visual Theatre which runs from 2nd - 12th February. Now in its 16th year, this year's festival will be the biggest yet and Dawn talks about the challenges met during lockdown and the valuable lessons learned, the history of the festival, the importance of supporting non-ext based theatre and film, just what festival goers can expect, and how and where people can get tickets and get involved.
She also sets out just some of the extensive programme which you can find at manipulatefestival.org or you can find all the relative links at scotswhayhae.com
Braidwood Brothers Best of 2022
For our final podcast of 2022, Ali once again jumps on Zoom to talk to Andy, his brother who runs a gallery in Braemar, for what has become a regular end of year chat. The two talk about the highlights of their cultural year, which includes recorded music, live gigs, books, art, podcasts, films, magazines, & more.
We hope you excuse this self-indulgence and enjoy the chat, and that you find something which you would like to investigate further. It's further proof that there was loads of great art being made in, and about, Scotland in 2022.
Best Films of 2022
For the latest SWH! podcast, and the last of our Best of 2022 pods, Ali is joined once more by regulars Chris Ward and Wesley Shearer to talk all things film, or at least to talk about their films of the year.
Once again picking five each, they share their enthusiasm for films you may have missed first time around, and we’re sure you’ll find something to tickle your fancy.
They talk about small indies and major blockbusters, this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, the problems facing cinemas, directors old and new, documentaries, drama, the return of unlikely heroes, TV on the big screen, and a whole lot more. All the details, and all the ways to listen, at scotswhayhae.com
Best Music of 2022 with Fiona Liddell
For our latest roundup of 2022 we look at the year in music, with Ali joined once again by musician, podcaster, radio presenter, and righteous supporter of Scottish music, Fiona Liddell. They each pick 10 tracks to discuss which have left their mark in the last 12 months.
Good content and awesome hearing about different stories and cultures in Scotland.
- Abi and Fee, Everything Coincidental
Full of Scottish culture.
Must listen for all things Scottish culture
Great podcast, well researched and some really great subject matters discussed.