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20090101

Robbie Shepherd presents a celebrity special featuring sparkling conversation, quick wit and fascinating stories.

2010092820110222 (RS)

A celebration of the ties that bind the musical communities of Canada and Scotland.

Mary Ann Kennedy celebrates the ties that bind the musical communities of Canada and Scotland. Discover how Canadian artists have reached back into the Scottish traditions for inspiration and material, and how Scottish musicians have benefited from exposure to the vitality of the new world expression of a shared heritage.

20101123

A collection of programmes featuring Celtic music inspired by the landscape of Scotland.

20101130

Phil Cunnigham meets Lonnie Donegan, Roseanne Cash, Glen Campbell and Tom Paxton.

20101207

Janice Forsyth introduces some of her favourite interviews with Celtic musicians.

20101214

Cathy MacDonald marks a Year of Song with a selection of musical archive material.

20110215
20110215

A Celtic Voices special featuring Jean Redpath, Dick Gaughan, Karine Polwart and more!

A 'Celtic Voices' special presented by Karen Matheson featuring Jean Redpath, Dick Gaughan, Karine Polwart and many more!. Listen online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at bbc.

20110315

Phil Cunningam introduces episodes from his series Cunningham and Company.

20110329

Robbie Shepherd with Scottish artists who lead the way in traditional music.

20110405

Karine Polwart presents highlights from The Studio One Sessions, featuring Emily Smith, Mairearad Green & Anna Massie, Kathleen MacInnes, Catriona McKay & Chris Stout, Tim Eriksen, and The Halton Quartet performing for a live studio audience at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20110412

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

Listen online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/radioscotland.

A Zone celebrating the Classic Scottish Songbook.

20110419

Anne Sofie Linge Valdal presents a Celtic Zone with a Nordic flavour.

20110503

Fiddler Chris Stout presents a Celtic Zone centred around Shetland.

20110515

Maeve Mackinnon introduces music and chat from some of her favourite performers.

20110522

A collection of programmes on the best in Celtic culture from Aberdeen and the North-East.

20110529

Euan McIlwraith explores the best in Celtic Culture from Aberdeen and the North-East featuring legendary opera singer Mary Garden, the first quine of pop Annie Lennox, the voice of Saturday night on Radio Scotland Robbie Shepherd and the irreverent Aberdonian sketch show The Desperate Fishwives.

A collection of programmes on the best in Celtic culture from Aberdeen and the North East.

20110612

Tom Morton presents history and music programmes inspired by the sea.

20110619

Bruce Macgregor with a selection of music and chat from some of his own favourite artists.

Travelling Folk's Bruce Macgregor delves into the BBC Radio Scotland archives to present a selection of music and chat from some of his own favourite artists.

20110703

Celtic influenced music and chat as picked by singer-songwriter Findlay Napier.

20110710

Phil Cunningham introduces episodes from Cunningham and Company.

20110717

A programme celebrating the music and culture of Fife and Perthshire.

20110724

John Purser presents a Celtic Zone devoted to the Scots' experience of conflict and war.

20110731

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scenes.

20110807

Anna Massie selects programmes featuring some of her favourite artists.

20110814

Bruce MacGregor explores the music of Scotland's islands.

20110821

Jonny Hardie of Old Blind Dogs presents an eclectic selection of Celtic-influenced shows.

20110828

Scottish folk singer and songwriter Archie Fisher takes a trip round the borders.

20110904

There's adventures from the Hebrides to Hindustan, on the football field and on the dancefloor, and in the courtroom and the bar, as John Purser presents a selection from the Scotland's Music series all featuring music specially recorded for the series.Listen online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/radioscotland.

John Purser presents a selection from Scotland's Music featuring specially recorded music.

20110911

Kirsteen Macdonald with music from artists appearing at the 2011 Blas festival.

20110925

Tom Morton presents history and music programmes inspired by the sea.

20111002

Celtic influenced music and chat as picked by singer-songwriter Findlay Napier.

20111009

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20111030

David Ferrard presents a Celtic Zone on protest song including Joan Baez and Bob Marley.

20111106

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20111127

As we mark St Andrew's Day, we look at the musical contribution of Scots around the world.

20111204

Davie Scott introduces Classic Scottish Albums from Donovan, Bert Jansch and John Martyn.

20111211

A snowy Celtic Zone featuring some favourite winter songs.

20111218

John Purser presents a selection of programmes from the Scotland's Music series, all with a religious flavour.

John Purser presents a selection of programmes from the Scotland's Music series.

20111225

Bruce MacGregor introduces a special Celtic Zone celebrating Hogmanay.

20120101

Mary Ann Kennedy with a selection of Celtic grooves to get you dancing into the New Year.

20120108

A Zone celebrating the Music Of Faith.

20120115

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120122

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120129

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120205

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120212

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120219

Kirsteen McCue presents a celebration of Scotland's most famous laments and ballads.

20120226

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120304

Radio Ulster's Neil Martin introduces a Celtic Nations special.

20120318

Lori Watson presents a collection of the best New Young Scottish Fiddlers.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene. Listen online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/radioscotland.

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120408

Annie Grace selects some of her favourite programmes from the Celtic world and beyond.

20120415

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120429

Pauline McLean presents a collection of archive interviews with great Scottish composers.

20120513

A musical tour of Scotland.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120617

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120624

Tom Morton introduces a series of open and frank in depth interviews with musical stars.

Tom Morton introduces a series of open and frank in depth interviews with musical stars including Bob Dylan, Ian Anderson, Joan Baez and Donovan.

20120701

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120708

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120715

Mary Ann Kennedy curates a selection of Celtic artists who have inspired and influenced her, featuring a dissection of Capercaillie's classic album Delirium and an in-depth look at the genius of Silly Wizard.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120722

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20120916

As this year's Highland Games season draws to a close, Lorne MacDougall looks at some of this year's highlights and examines what makes the games so special, both at home and abroad.

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20121007

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20121104

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20121111

Bruce MacGregor presents a compilation of the best contemporary folk artists in Scotland.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20121125

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20121202

Mary Ann Kennedy presents a collection of sessions and interviews with global music stars.

Mary Ann Kennedy presents a collection of sessions and interviews with the best in global music including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Baaba Maal and Salsa Celtica among others.

20121209

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

20121230

Bruce MacGregor presents highlights from the traditional music scene in 2012.

Bruce MacGregor presents highlights from the traditional music scene in 2012 including performances from Celtic Connections, the World Pipe Band Championships and Travelling Folk.

20130120

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

ROBERT BURNS
ROBERT BURNS20110125

Eddi Reader presents a special edition of the Zone dedicated to our treasured Bard.

09/11/201020110308

Lorne MacDougall introduces some tracks from his album Hello World along with some piping-themed programmes from the BBC Radio Scotland archive.

Tune in for George McIntyre, Carlos Nunez, David MacDowell, Angus MacDonald, Fred Freeman, Stuart Cassells and Roddy MacLeod.

Young piper Lorne MacDougall introduces tracks from his new album.

09/11/201020101116

Young piper Lorne MacDougall introduces tracks from his new album.

15/02/201120111120

A Celtic Voices special featuring Jean Redpath, Dick Gaughan, Karine Polwart and more!

1960s Special
26/10/201020110208

Lauren MacColl presents a Zone dedicated to the art of Scottish fiddle music, from modern masters to legends.

Among the names we'll be hearing from are modern masters like Duncan Chisholm, Paul Anderson and Jenna Reid.

We'll celebrate some of the great musicians of the last forty years such as Aly Bain and Alasdair Fraser.

And we'll also step back into the past and remember legends like Shetland's Tom Anderson and the great 18th century fiddler Niel Gow.

Lauren MacColl presents a Zone dedicated to the art of Scottish fiddle music.

28/09/201020110222

A celebration of the ties that bind the musical communities of Canada and Scotland.

31/08/201020110322

Mary Ann Kennedy mines the vaults for some of the best Celtic music sessions!

A Celebration Of The Isle Of Skye
A Celebration Of The Isle Of Skye20101221

Join Bruce McGregor over the sea for a Zone full of Skye music, musicians and culture.

A Tribute To Kenneth Mckellar20101228

Robbie Shepherd with a Zone paying tribute to Kenneth McKellar.

Americana Zone With Bryan Burnett
An Orkney Special20110605

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2011, Orcadian Kristan Harvey, presents a Celtic Zone centred around Orkney, including a tribute to the heroes of the Longhope Lifeboat disaster, a concert set from Saltfishforty and a chat with one of Orkney's most prolific folk musicians, Kris Drever.

Young Traditional Musician 2011 Kristan Harvey presents an Orkney flavoured Celtic Zone.

Archie Fisher
A-z Of Folk Music
A-z Of Folk Music20110201

Bruce MacGregor brings together an A to Z of Folk featuring archive interviews, sessions and music tracks. The full line-up is as follows:

A- Afro Celt Sound System – Colossus (music track)

B – Stark Talk – Aly Bain

C – Cunningham and Co – Martin Carthy

D – Cara Dillon – She Moved Through The Fair (music track)

E – Steve Earle – Yours Forever Blue (music track)

F – Scotland On Song – Archie Fisher

G – Travelling Folk – Dick Gaughan

H – Usual Suspects – Hamish Henderson

I – Travelling Folk - Hamish Imlach

J – Bert Jansch – Running From Home (music track)

K – Kila – Boy Racer (music track)

L – Seth Lakeman – Kitty Jay (music track)

M – Classic Scottish Albums – Solid Air by John Martyn

N – Another Country – Willie Nelson

O – The Occasionals – Captain Murdo Kennedy (music track)

P – Dolly Parton – Train, Train (music track)

Q – Stephen Quigg – The Work Of The Weavers (music track)

R – Jean Redpath – Will Ye No Come Back Again (music track)

S – Chris Stout and Catriona McKay – The Studio One Sessions

T – Janice Forsyth – Richard Thompson

U – The Unthanks – Because He Was A Bonny Lad (music track)

V – Le Vent Du Nord – Au Bord De La Fontaine (music track)

W – The Watersons – The Holly Bears A Berry (music track)

X – Xavier Rudd – Fortune Teller (music track)

Y - James Yorkston – Summer Song (music track)

Z – Andrea Zonn – New Night Dawning (music track)

A compilation of archive programmes and music running through an A-Z of folk music.

A-z Of Folk Music20111023

A compilation of archive programmes and music running through an A-Z of Folk Music.

Best Of 2009
Burns Special
Celtic Connections Special
Celtic Connections Special20110118

Lorne MacDougall with a Celtic Connections special featuring Lunasa, Vasen and more.

Celtic Continents2012031120121021

A Celtic Continents edition, featuring special artists and sessions from across the pond.

In this Celtic Continents edition of the Zone CBC Presenter Tom Power features top artists from the Canadian and North American Celtic music scene, as well as recordings and sessions of BBC Radio Scotland programmes across the pond.

Celtic Fusion
Celtic Fusion2012061020120610 (RS)

Ally McCrae dives into the melting-pot world of Celtic fusion.

Ally McCrae dives into the melting-pot world of Celtic Fusion featuring concert sets from Shooglenifty and Rachel Sermanni, interviews with Runrig and Wolfstone about their inspirations and a comprehensive look at the musical legacy of the late Martyn Bennett.

Celtic Nations2012030420121216

Radio Ulster's Neil Martin introduces a Celtic Nations special.

BBC Radio Ulster's Neil Martin introduces a special Celtic Zone with top artists from outside Scotland's borders, featuring some of the best musicians our sister nations have to offer.

Celtic Nations2012030420121028

Radio Ulster's Neil Martin introduces a Celtic Nations special.

BBC Radio Ulster's Neil Martin introduces a special Celtic Zone with top artists from outside Scotland's borders, featuring some of the best musicians our sister nations have to offer.

David Ferrard presents a Celtic Zone devoted to protest song including programmes on Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Marley's 'Exodus', Leon Rosselson's 'The World Turned Upside Down' and Bob Dylan's 'The Times They Are A' Changing'. David's latest album, Journeyman, is also featured. Listen online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/radioscotland.

Celtic Zone
Cunnigham's Conversations
Cunningham's Conversations
Eddi Reader On Burns
Festive Special
Folk Revival20110111

Archie Fisher recalls the folk revival, featuring Bob Dylan.

Gaelic Instruments20110508

Celtic instruments including the accordion, fiddle, clarsach, pipes and piano.

Gaelic Singers And Songs20110426

, including a tribute to the late Ishbel MacAskill.

Great Scottish Composers20121014

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

Pauline McLean presents a collection of archive interviews with great Scottish composers.

Great Scottish Songwriters20110626

Ricky Ross introduces a collection of programmes celebrating the great Scottish songwriters including Dougie McLean, Dick Gaughan, Hamish Henderson, the late, great Gerry Rafferty and Edinburgh's favourite sons The Proclaimers.

Ricky Ross with a collection of programmes celebrating the great Scottish songwriters.

Highlights From Mary Ann Kennedy's Global Gathering20120506

A selection of highlights from Mary Ann Kennedy's Global Gathering.

A selection of highlights from Mary Ann Kennedy's Global Gathering, featuring Mexico through the eyes of writer Chris Dolan and Scotland through the eyes of DJ Dolphin Boy.

Irish Heartbeat
Jimmie Macgregor Compilation
Musical Tour Of Scotland2012051320120923

Iain MacInnes presents a musical tour of Scotland.

Iain MacInnes presents a musical tour of Scotland taking in the Shetland Folk Festival, the Bonnie Banks Of Loch Lomond and the Border Ballads of Yarrow.

Musical Tour Of Scotland20120930

Highlights from Barbara Dickson's acclaimed 2011 series Scotland in Tune.

A Zone featuring highlights from Barbara Dickson's acclaimed 2011 series Scotland In Tune including interviews and sessions from Eddi Reader, Michael Marra and Aly Bain.

My Favourite Place In Scotland20120325

Mark Stephen explores favourite places in Scotland and the music inspired by them.

My Live In Five Songs20120401

Phil Cunningham takes a look back at various editions of his series My Life In Five Songs.

Among the many artists picking the five songs that have shaped their musical lives are Beth Nielsen Chapman, Roddy Hart, The Proclaimers, Mary Black, Justin Currie, James Grant, Michael Marra, Rab Noakes, Iain Anderson, Horse, Findlay Napier and Kris Drever.

Phil Cunningham introduces highlights from his series My Life In Five Songs.

Piping Special
Political Song

Political Song20120422

Maeve Mackinnon looks at the work of Hamish Henderson and programmes on political song.

Queens Of Celtic Music2012060320120603 (RS)

Celebrating Queens of Celtic Music, Kirsteen McCue introduces some top female acts.

Kirsteen McCue celebrates Celtic royalty with a selection of Queens of Celtic music. Including interviews and performances from Karine Polwart, Karen Mathieson and Jean Redpath.

Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

A rich blend of Celtic music from new talent and established favourites on the folk and world scene.

Reel Blend Conversations

Reel Blend Conversations20110301

Archived interviews from Robbie Shepherd's The Reel Blend.

Scotland Inspired20120520

An exploration of the people, places and events that have inspired the arts in Scotland.

An exploration of the people, places and events that have inspired some of Scotland's most talented artists, writers and musicians featuring Deacon Blue and The Proclaimers plus acclaimed authors AL Kennedy and Liz Lochhead and folklorist Margaret Bennett.

Scotland's Islands20110918

Bruce MacGregor explores the music of Scotland's islands including the piping traditions of Skye, the history of music on Mingulay and the Gaelic Culture of Canna.

Find out why one woman dedicated her life to preserving the Gaelic Culture of Canna plus how a hymn from Mull became one of the best-loved songs in the world.

Bruce MacGregor explores the music of Scotland's islands.

Scottish Fiddle Music Special20101102

Lauren McColl presents interviews and sessions with Scotland's finest fiddle players.

Scottish Fiddle Special2010102620110208 (RS)

Lauren MacColl presents a Zone dedicated to the art of Scottish fiddle music.

Lauren MacColl presents a Zone dedicated to the art of Scottish fiddle music, from modern masters to legends.

Among the names we'll be hearing from are modern masters like Duncan Chisholm, Paul Anderson and Jenna Reid. We'll celebrate some of the great musicians of the last forty years such as Aly Bain and Alasdair Fraser. And we'll also step back into the past and remember legends like Shetland's Tom Anderson and the great 18th century fiddler Neil Gow.

Scottish Weather20111113

As the hardy Scottish winter rapidly approaches, we explore the ways in which the harsh Scottish climate has impacted on Scottish lives and music.

As winter nears, we look at how the Celtic music world celebrates our seasonal climate.

Take The Floor Special
The Brand New Opry20110104

Bryan Burnett introduces some highlights from his country music series The Brand New Opry.

The Island Of Skye
Tiree Music Festival20120722

As the Tiree Music Festival hits the Hawaii of the north, Alec Dalglish previews the acts.

Tiree Music Festival20120722

As the Tiree Music Festival hits the Hawaii of the north, Alec Dalglish - from the band Skerryvore - hears from some of those acts performing over the weekend.

Top Trad Tracks20121118

Bruce MacGregor is at the helm as Scotland's top folk stars reveal their favourite music.

Bruce MacGregor is at the helm as some of Scotland's top folk musicians share their all-time favourite Trad tracks including Donald Shaw, Archie Fisher, Eddi Reader, Rab Noakes, Dougie MacLean, Emily Smith and the late Michael Marra.

Variety Special