Highland Hip

Forget the skirl of the pipes and the screech of the fiddle, Scottish music just got funky. Sally Magnusson travels throughout the Highlands, meeting young musicians who are giving traditional music a contemporary twist.

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20071028

Sally Magnusson explores the contemporary music of the Scottish Highlands.

1/5. She meets Shetland fiddler Chris Stout, who combines classical and folk expertise to make innovative music which is helping to fuel the local economy.

20071104

Sally Magnusson explores the contemporary music of the Scottish Highlands.

2/5. Julie Fowlis from North Uist sings exclusively in Gaelic, yet overcomes the language barrier to thrill audiences overseas.

20071118

Sally Magnusson explores the contemporary music of the Scottish Highlands.

3/5. Harpist Ingrid Henderson is building a state-of-the-art music studio on the shores of Loch Shiel. She is determined to base her career in the Highlands, the source of a new brand of vibrant music which is popular from Buckingham Palace to Arisaig.

20071125

Sally Magnusson explores the contemporary music of the Scottish Highlands.

4/5. Orcadian guitarist Kris Drever is making a name for himself in UK folk music, accompanying leading artists including Kate Rusby. Kris owes his versatility to an upbringing amid Orkney's burgeoning traditional music scene.

20071202

Sally Magnusson explores the contemporary music of the Scottish Highlands.

5/5. Dougie Pincock from Plockton is a virtuoso on the bagpipes. As director of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, Dougie is also raising the status of traditional music in the Scottish Highlands and beyond.

0120061106

Shetland fiddler Chris Stout combines classical and folk expertise, making innovative music which is helping fuel the local economy.

01Chris Stout20071028 (BBC7)
20131104 (BBC7)

Fiddler Chris Stout explains to Sally Magnusson how his blend of classical and traditional sensibilities aids Shetland's economy.

0220061107

Julie Fowlis sings exclusively in Gaelic, yet overcomes the language barrier to thrill audiences overseas. For Julie, the North Uist community remains at the heart of her international success.

02Julie Fowlis20071104 (BBC7)
20131105 (BBC7)

Sally Magnusson talks to a Gaelic singer about how music can overcome all boundaries of genre, language and nationality.

0320061108

Harpist Ingrid Henderson is building a state-of-the-art music studio on the shores of Loch Shiel.

She?s determined to base her career in the Highlands, the source of a new brand of vibrant music which is popular from Buckingham Palace to Arisaig.

0420061109

Orcadian guitarist Kris Drever is making a name for himself in UK folk music, accompanying leading artists including Kate Rusby. Kris owes his versatility to an upbringing amid Orkney?s burgeoning traditional music scene.

05 LAST20061110

Dougie Pincock is a piper from Plockton who makes the bagpipes sound like a team player. As Director of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, Dougie is also raising the status of traditional music in the Scottish Highlands and beyond.