My Life In Five Songs [Radio Scotland]

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Judy Collins2011052520110529

delves into her personal music collection to find five special songs.

1/1 Judy Collins is an American singer and songwriter with a successful career spanning over fifty years.

Born is Seattle one of her early influences was her father Chuck who hosted his own radio show in Seattle and then in Los Angeles.

Judy enjoyed early chart success with Both Sides Now written by Joni Mitchell and Turn Turn Turn from the pen of Pete Seeger.

Known for her political activism she's participated in benefit concerts for many causes including civil rights, the Vietnam War protests and women's rights.

The show opens with Both Sides Now and Judy goes on to pick the following five tracks.

1: Diana Krall with Quiet Nights

2: In My Life by The Beatles

3: Gotta Sing High by Kenny White

4: Amy Speace with Weight of the World

5: The Stranger Song by Leonard Cohen

Phil also plays a little of Judy's version of Farewell to Tarwathie before closing the conversation with another of Judy's classic tracks, Chelsea Morning.

Judy Collins delves into her personal music collection to find five special songs.

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1/1 Judy Collins is an American singer and songwriter with a successful career spanning over fifty years.

Born is Seattle one of her early influences was her father Chuck who hosted his own radio show in Seattle and then in Los Angeles.

Judy enjoyed early chart success with Both Sides Now written by Joni Mitchell and Turn Turn Turn from the pen of Pete Seeger.

Known for her political activism she's participated in benefit concerts for many causes including civil rights, the Vietnam War protests and women's rights.

The show opens with Both Sides Now and Judy goes on to pick the following five tracks.

1: Diana Krall with Quiet Nights

2: In My Life by The Beatles

3: Gotta Sing High by Kenny White

4: Amy Speace with Weight of the World

5: The Stranger Song by Leonard Cohen

Phil also plays a little of Judy's version of Farewell to Tarwathie before closing the conversation with another of Judy's classic tracks, Chelsea Morning.

Judy Collins delves into her personal music collection to find five special songs.

1/1 Judy Collins is an American singer and songwriter with a successful career spanning over fifty years.

Born is Seattle one of her early influences was her father Chuck who hosted his own radio show in Seattle and then in Los Angeles.

Judy enjoyed early chart success with Both Sides Now written by Joni Mitchell and Turn Turn Turn from the pen of Pete Seeger.

Known for her political activism she's participated in benefit concerts for many causes including civil rights, the Vietnam War protests and women's rights.

The show opens with Both Sides Now and Judy goes on to pick the following five tracks.

1: Diana Krall with Quiet Nights

2: In My Life by The Beatles

3: Gotta Sing High by Kenny White

4: Amy Speace with Weight of the World

5: The Stranger Song by Leonard Cohen

Phil also plays a little of Judy's version of Farewell to Tarwathie before closing the conversation with another of Judy's classic tracks, Chelsea Morning.

delves into her personal music collection to find five special songs.

Judy Collins is an American singer and songwriter with a successful career spanning over fifty years.

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delves into her personal music collection to find five special songs.

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delves into her personal music collection to find five special songs.

1/1 Judy Collins is an American singer and songwriter with a successful career spanning over fifty years.

Born is Seattle one of her early influences was her father Chuck who hosted his own radio show in Seattle and then in Los Angeles.

Judy enjoyed early chart success with Both Sides Now written by Joni Mitchell and Turn Turn Turn from the pen of Pete Seeger.

Known for her political activism she's participated in benefit concerts for many causes including civil rights, the Vietnam War protests and women's rights.

The show opens with Both Sides Now and Judy goes on to pick the following five tracks.

1: Diana Krall with Quiet Nights

2: In My Life by The Beatles

3: Gotta Sing High by Kenny White

4: Amy Speace with Weight of the World

5: The Stranger Song by Leonard Cohen

Phil also plays a little of Judy's version of Farewell to Tarwathie before closing the conversation with another of Judy's classic tracks, Chelsea Morning.

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Midge Ure's interest in music was first nurtured by the records he heard on the radio in his parents' Cumbernauld flat.

Learning to play on a secondhand dance-band guitar it wasn't long before he was playing in bands and travelling to gigs all over the country.

In a revealing and entertaining conversation he tells Phil Cunningham about the excesses of the Ultravox years, his solo career and he reflects on the legacy of Band Aid after nearly 30 years.

In this extended version of the programme Phil opens the show with Midge's number one chart hit 'If I Was' and when discussing the song Vienna Phil reveals the text message he received from Midge when he was visiting the Austrian capital.

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Virtuoso guitarist Martin Taylor first came to prominence in the late 1970's through his collaborations with the legendary violinist Stephane Grappelli. Nowadays Martin tours the world's concert halls giving dazzling live performances.

In conversation with Phil Cunningham, Martin explains how he grew up to the sound of his father playing Jazz and he picks five tracks which take him from his childhood to the present.

Phil Cunningham talks to virtuoso guitarist Martin Taylor.

Virtuoso guitarist Martin Taylor first came to prominence in the late 1970's through his collaborations with the legendary violinist Stephane Grappelli.

Nowadays Martin tours the world's concert halls giving dazzling live performances.

Virtuoso guitarist Martin Taylor first came to prominence in the late 1970's through his collaborations with the legendary violinist Stephane Grappelli.

Nowadays Martin tours the world's concert halls giving dazzling live performances.

In conversation with Phil Cunningham, Martin explains how he grew up to the sound of his father playing Jazz and he picks five tracks which take him from his childhood to the present.

Phil Cunningham talks to virtuoso guitarist Martin Taylor.

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is a singer, actress and now a composer. As female vocalist with Deacon Blue she enjoyed the success that comes when a band sells over 6 million records. Equally at home in front of a camera Lorraine's appeared in films and on TV and she's now turned her hand to writing songs. In conversation with Phil Cunningham she reveals the 5 songs that are really special to her.

Phil Cunningham meets singer, actress and composer Lorraine McIntosh.

is a singer, actress and now a composer.

As female vocalist with Deacon Blue she enjoyed the success that comes when a band sells over 6 million records.

Equally at home in front of a camera Lorraine's appeared in films and on TV and she's now turned her hand to writing songs.

In conversation with Phil Cunningham she reveals the 5 songs that are really special to her.

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Lorraine McIntosh is a singer, actress and now a composer. As female vocalist with Deacon Blue she enjoyed the success that comes when a band sells over 6 million records. Equally at home in front of a camera Lorraine's appeared in films and on TV and she's now turned her hand to writing songs. In conversation with Phil Cunningham she reveals the 5 songs that are really special to her.

is a singer, actress and now a composer.

As female vocalist with Deacon Blue she enjoyed the success that comes when a band sells over 6 million records.

Equally at home in front of a camera Lorraine's appeared in films and on TV and she's now turned her hand to writing songs.

In conversation with Phil Cunningham she reveals the 5 songs that are really special to her.

Phil Cunningham meets singer, actress and composer Lorraine McIntosh.

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Phil Cunningham meets singer, actress and composer Lorraine McIntosh.

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Lorraine McIntosh is a singer, actress and now a composer. As female vocalist with Deacon Blue she enjoyed the success that comes when a band sells over 6 million records. Equally at home in front of a camera Lorraine's appeared in films and on TV and she's now turned her hand to writing songs. In conversation with Phil Cunningham she reveals the 5 songs that are really special to her.

Lorraine McIntosh is a singer, actress and now a composer.

As female vocalist with Deacon Blue she enjoyed the success that comes when a band sells over 6 million records.

Equally at home in front of a camera Lorraine's appeared in films and on TV and she's now turned her hand to writing songs.

In conversation with Phil Cunningham she reveals the 5 songs that are really special to her.

The singer, actress and composer reveals the five songs that are most important to her.

Lorraine McIntosh is a singer, actress and now a composer. As female vocalist with Deacon Blue she enjoyed the success that comes when a band sells over 6 million records. Equally at home in front of a camera Lorraine's appeared in films and on TV and she's now turned her hand to writing songs. In conversation with Phil Cunningham she reveals the 5 songs that are really special to her.

is a singer, actress and now a composer. As female vocalist with Deacon Blue she enjoyed the success that comes when a band sells over 6 million records. Equally at home in front of a camera Lorraine's appeared in films and on TV and she's now turned her hand to writing songs. In conversation with Phil Cunningham she reveals the 5 songs that are really special to her.

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Lorraine McIntosh is a singer, actress and now a composer.

As female vocalist with Deacon Blue she enjoyed the success that comes when a band sells over 6 million records.

Equally at home in front of a camera Lorraine's appeared in films and on TV and she's now turned her hand to writing songs.

In conversation with Phil Cunningham she reveals the 5 songs that are really special to her.

Phil Cunningham meets singer, actress and composer Lorraine McIntosh.

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Musician Calvin Harris has collaborated with Kylie Minogue and Dizzee Rascal and has topped the charts with songs like 'I'm not Alone'. Phil Cunningham hears how it all began on a computer in his bedroom in Dumfries and he asks him to pick the five tracks that have inspired him along the way.

Phil Cunningham meets musician Calvin Harris.

Musician Calvin Harris has collaborated with Kylie Minogue and Dizzee Rascal and has topped the charts with songs like 'I'm not Alone'.

Phil Cunningham hears how it all began on a computer in his bedroom in Dumfries and he asks him to pick the five tracks that have inspired him along the way.

Musician Calvin Harris has collaborated with Kylie Minogue and Dizzee Rascal and has topped the charts with songs like 'I'm not Alone'.

Phil Cunningham hears how it all began on a computer in his bedroom in Dumfries and he asks him to pick the five tracks that have inspired him along the way.

Phil Cunningham meets musician Calvin Harris.

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Edwyn Collins tells Phil Cunningham about the music that has defined his life.

The Corries signing Sally Free and Easy and David Bowie's Conversation Piece are two of the songs Edwyn Collins has chosen as being really important to him. He talks to Phil Cunningham about the significance of these songs and the three others he's picked in My Life in 5 Songs.

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The Corries signing Sally Free and Easy and David Bowie's Conversation Piece are two of the songs Edwyn Collins has chosen as being really important to him. He talks to Phil Cunningham about the significance of these songs and the three others he's picked in My Life in 5 Songs.

Phil Cunningham talks to musician Edwyn Collins.

The Corries signing Sally Free and Easy and David Bowie's Conversation Piece are two of the songs Edwyn Collins has chosen as being really important to him.

He talks to Phil Cunningham about the significance of these songs and the three others he's picked in My Life in 5 Songs.

The Corries signing Sally Free and Easy and David Bowie's Conversation Piece are two of the songs Edwyn Collins has chosen as being really important to him.

He talks to Phil Cunningham about the significance of these songs and the three others he's picked in My Life in 5 Songs.

Phil Cunningham talks to musician Edwyn Collins

tells Phil Cunningham about the music that has defined his life.

The Corries signing Sally Free and Easy and David Bowie's Conversation Piece are two of the songs Edwyn Collins has chosen as being really important to him. He talks to Phil Cunningham about the significance of these songs and the three others he's picked in My Life in 5 Songs.

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Phil Cunningham talks to the writer and musician Pat Kane of Hue and Cry about his life and asks him to pick five songs that are milestones along the way.

Phil Cunningham talks to writer and musician Pat Kane of Hue And Cry.

Phil Cunningham talks to writer and musician Pat Kane of Hue And Cry about his life and asks him to pick five songs that are milestones along the way.

Phil Cunningham talks to writer and musician Pat Kane of Hue And Cry about his life and asks him to pick five songs that are milestones along the way.

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Phil Cunningham talks to writer and musician Pat Kane of Hue And Cry.

Phil Cunningham talks to the writer and musician Pat Kane of Hue and Cry about his life and asks him to pick five songs that are milestones along the way.

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Phil Cunningham talks to writer and musician Pat Kane of Hue And Cry about his life and asks him to pick five songs that are milestones along the way.

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Phil Cunningham talks to the writer and musician Pat Kane of Hue and Cry about his life and asks him to pick five songs that are milestones along the way.

Phil Cunningham talks to writer and musician Pat Kane of Hue And Cry.

Phil Cunningham talks to writer and musician Pat Kane of Hue And Cry about his life and asks him to pick five songs that are milestones along the way.

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Phil Cunningham talks to Kris Drever about growing up in Orkney, his many musical collaborations, and the five pieces of music he'd hate to be without.

Phil Cunningham talks to Kris Drever about his life and career in music.

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Phil Cunningham hears how Katie Sutherland abandoned a career in teaching to enjoy success as Pearl and The Puppets, plus she picks her five songs.

Phil Cunningham talks to Katie Sutherland about her life and career in music.

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He chats to Phil Cunningham about his life and chooses his five special songs.

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Iain Anderson rules the late evenings on BBC Radio Scotland with his eclectic mix of music and song.

He chats to Phil Cunningham about his life and chooses his five special songs.

Iain Anderson chats to Phil Cunningham about his life and chooses his five special songs.

Iain Anderson rules the late evenings on BBC Radio Scotland with his eclectic mix of music and song.

He chats to Phil Cunningham about his life and chooses his five special songs.

Iain Anderson chats to Phil Cunningham about his life and chooses his five special songs.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists and she picks her 5 special songs.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists and she picks her 5 special songs.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists, plus she picks her five special songs.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists and she picks her 5 special songs.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists, plus she picks her five special songs.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists and she picks her 5 special songs.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists and she picks her 5 special songs.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists, plus she picks her five special songs.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Findlay Napier about his life and how he draws on influences from the darker side of genres like folk and country.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Findlay Napier about his life and influences.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Findlay Napier about his life and how he draws on influences from the darker side of genres like folk and country.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Findlay Napier about his life and influences.

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Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of internationally-renowned jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith when he invites him to pick five of his favourite tracks.

Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith

Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of internationally-renowned jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith when he invites him to pick five of his favourite tracks.

Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith

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Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of the internationally renowned Jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith when he invites him to pick just five of his favourite tracks.

Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith.

Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of internationally-renowned jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith when he invites him to pick five of his favourite tracks.

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Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of the internationally renowned Jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith when he invites him to pick just five of his favourite tracks.

Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith.

Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of internationally-renowned jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith when he invites him to pick five of his favourite tracks.

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Phil Cunningham talks to influential songwriter, performer and producer Rab Noakes about his life and the music that's important to him.

Phil Cunningham talks to influential songwriter, performer and producer Rab Noakes.

Phil Cunningham talks to influential songwriter, performer and producer Rab Noakes about his life and the music that's important to him.

Phil Cunningham talks to influential songwriter, performer and producer Rab Noakes.

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Rab Noakes is a songwriter, performer and producer who has been influential in Scotland for many years.

He talks to Phil Cunningham about his life and the music that's important to him.

Phil Cunningham talks to influential songwriter, performer and producer Rab Noakes.

Phil Cunningham talks to influential songwriter, performer and producer Rab Noakes about his life and the music that's important to him.

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Rab Noakes is a songwriter, performer and producer who has been influential in Scotland for many years. He talks to Phil Cunningham about his life and the music that's important to him.

Phil Cunningham talks to influential songwriter, performer and producer Rab Noakes.

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Phil Cunningham asks singer-songwriter Dean Owens to pick 5 tracks that are special to him.

Dean was the front-man of the Americana act 'The Felsons' before embarking on a successful career as a solo artist.

Equally at home in Nashville he recorded his 'Whisky Hearts' album in Tennessee with the help of a band of internationally acclaimed musicians from that area. He has supported artists such as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffiths and the Mavericks on their UK tours

Dean explains the significance of his five tracks including the reason why the Johnny Cash version of the song Loves Been Good to Me brings tears to his eyes.

Opening with the track Man from Leith from his 'Whisky Hearts' album Dean goes on to pick the following songs.

1: Walk Out to Winter by Aztec Camera

2: Oh My Love by John Lennon

3: Brass Buttons from Gram Parsons

4: Loves Been Good To Me by Johnny Cash

5: Jesus Etc. from Wilco.

Dean Owens introduces Phil Cunningham to five sensational songs that are important to him.

Equally at home in Nashville he recorded his 'Whisky Hearts' album in Tennessee with the help of a band of internationally acclaimed musicians from that area.

He has supported artists such as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffiths and the Mavericks on their UK tours

5: Jesus Etc.

from Wilco.

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Phil Cunningham asks singer-songwriter Dean Owens to pick 5 tracks that are special to him.

Dean was the front-man of the Americana act 'The Felsons' before embarking on a successful career as a solo artist.

Equally at home in Nashville he recorded his 'Whisky Hearts' album in Tennessee with the help of a band of internationally acclaimed musicians from that area.

He has supported artists such as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffiths and the Mavericks on their UK tours

Dean explains the significance of his five tracks including the reason why the Johnny Cash version of the song Loves Been Good to Me brings tears to his eyes.

Opening with the track Man from Leith from his 'Whisky Hearts' album Dean goes on to pick the following songs.

1: Walk Out to Winter by Aztec Camera

2: Oh My Love by John Lennon

3: Brass Buttons from Gram Parsons

4: Loves Been Good To Me by Johnny Cash

5: Jesus Etc.

from Wilco.

Dean Owens introduces Phil Cunningham to five sensational songs that are important to him.

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4/8 Eve Graham enjoyed worldwide success and recognition as lead singer with The New Seekers.

Forming a school band at Perth Academy in the 1960's Eve was destined for a career as a singer.

Hits with The New Seekers included Never Ending Song of Love, Circles and the international hit 'Id Like To Teach the World to Sing.

Chatting to Phil Cunningham she picks 5 tracks that are special to her tells of her adventures in the world of pop including her appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eve's Five Songs:.

Eve Graham who sang with The New Seekers introduces Phil Cunningham to her 5 special songs

Chatting to Phil Cunningham she picks 5 tracks that are special to her and tells of her adventures in the world of pop including the time the New Seekers appeared on the same bill as Dionne Warwick who refused to meet her backstage.

1: How High The Moon by Les Paul and Mary Ford

2: Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley

3: Walk on By by Dionne Warwick

4: California Girls by the Beach Boys

5: The Way Old Friends do by Eve along with the Glasgow Phoenix Choir.

4/8 Eve Graham enjoyed worldwide success and recognition as lead singer with The New Seekers.

Forming a school band at Perth Academy in the 1960's Eve was destined for a career as a singer.

Hits with The New Seekers included Never Ending Song of Love, Circles and the international hit I'd Like To Teach the World to Sing.

Chatting to Phil Cunningham she picks 5 tracks that are special to her and tells of her adventures in the world of pop including the time the New Seekers appeared on the same bill as Dionne Warwick who refused to meet her backstage.

Eve's Five Songs:

1: How High The Moon by Les Paul and Mary Ford

2: Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley

3: Walk on By by Dionne Warwick

4: California Girls by the Beach Boys

5: The Way Old Friends do by Eve along with the Glasgow Phoenix Choir.

Eve Graham who sang with The New Seekers introduces Phil Cunningham to her 5 special songs

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Love and Money were one of the most successful bands to come out of Scotland in the 1980's.

Songs like Jocelyn Square and Strange Kind of Love brought them wide recognition and an appearance on the Wogan show transformed their fortunes overnight.

Lead vocalist James Grant began his musical career with the band Friends Again but it wasn't until his Love and Money days that he was happy to stand behind the microphone.

Now recording as a solo artist James tells Phil about his days on the road, how his hamburger bill in the United States ran into thousands of pounds and why he'd like Susan Boyle to record one of his songs.

The programme opens with Strange Kind of Love and James picks the following 5 songs.

Love and Money singer James Grant tells Phil Cunningham about his five special songs.

Love and Money were one of the most successful bands to come out of Scotland in the 1980's. Songs like Jocelyn Square and Strange Kind of Love brought them wide recognition and an appearance on the Wogan show transformed their fortunes overnight.

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Love and Money were one of the most successful bands to come out of Scotland in the 1980's.

Songs like Jocelyn Square and Strange Kind of Love brought them wide recognition and an appearance on the Wogan show transformed their fortunes overnight.

Lead vocalist James Grant began his musical career with the band Friends Again but it wasn't until his Love and Money days that he was happy to stand behind the microphone.

Now recording as a solo artist James tells Phil about his days on the road, how his hamburger bill in the United States ran into thousands of pounds and why he'd like Susan Boyle to record one of his songs.

The programme opens with Strange Kind of Love and James picks the following 5 songs.

Love and Money singer James Grant tells Phil Cunningham about his five special songs.

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Love and Money were one of the most successful bands to come out of Scotland in the 1980's. Songs like Jocelyn Square and Strange Kind of Love brought them wide recognition and an appearance on the Wogan show transformed their fortunes overnight.

Lead vocalist James Grant began his musical career with the band Friends Again but it wasn't until his Love and Money days that he was happy to stand behind the microphone.

Now recording as a solo artist James tells Phil about his days on the road, how his hamburger bill in the United States ran into thousands of pounds and why he'd like Susan Boyle to record one of his songs.

The programme opens with Strange Kind of Love and James picks the following 5 songs.

Track 1Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

Track 2 Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade

Track 3 Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis by Tom Waits

Track 4 Will The Circle Be Unbroken by The Staple Singers

Track 5: Evangeline by Karen Matheson (Written by James Grant).

Love and Money singer James Grant tells Phil Cunningham about his five special songs.

Love and Money were one of the most successful bands to come out of Scotland in the 1980's.

Songs like Jocelyn Square and Strange Kind of Love brought them wide recognition and an appearance on the Wogan show transformed their fortunes overnight.

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Love and Money were one of the most successful bands to come out of Scotland in the 1980's.

Songs like Jocelyn Square and Strange Kind of Love brought them wide recognition and an appearance on the Wogan show transformed their fortunes overnight.

Lead vocalist James Grant began his musical career with the band Friends Again but it wasn't until his Love and Money days that he was happy to stand behind the microphone.

Now recording as a solo artist James tells Phil about his days on the road, how his hamburger bill in the United States ran into thousands of pounds and why he'd like Susan Boyle to record one of his songs.

The programme opens with Strange Kind of Love and James picks the following 5 songs.

Track 1 Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

Track 2 Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade

Track 3 Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis by Tom Waits

Track 4 Will The Circle Be Unbroken by The Staple Singers

Track 5: Evangeline by Karen Matheson (Written by James Grant).

Love and Money singer James Grant tells Phil Cunningham about his five special songs.

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John McCusker is one of Scotland's most gifted and versatile musicians. In demand as producer and composer John's first love is his fiddle.

Chatting to Phil he explains how he told his parents at the tender age of sixteen that he was leaving home to join the Battlefield Band.

In the past 20 years John has shared the stage with some of the countries best known singers and musicians and has completed a world tour with Mark Knopfler.

The programme opens with John's own composition, Leaving Friday Harbour.

John's five songs are:

1: Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub

2: Ossian with the song Jamie Raeburn

3: Throwing Muses with Dizzy

4: Piper to the End from Mark Knopfler

5: Cage the Songbird from The Low Anthem.

Phil Cunningham talks to acclaimed fiddle player John McCusker about his life and music.

John McCusker is one of Scotland's most gifted and versatile musicians.

In demand as producer and composer John's first love is his fiddle.

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John McCusker is one of Scotland's most gifted and versatile musicians.

In demand as producer and composer John's first love is his fiddle.

Chatting to Phil he explains how he told his parents at the tender age of sixteen that he was leaving home to join the Battlefield Band.

In the past 20 years John has shared the stage with some of the countries best known singers and musicians and has completed a world tour with Mark Knopfler.

The programme opens with John's own composition, Leaving Friday Harbour.

John's five songs are:

1: Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub

2: Ossian with the song Jamie Raeburn

3: Throwing Muses with Dizzy

4: Piper to the End from Mark Knopfler

5: Cage the Songbird from The Low Anthem.

Phil Cunningham talks to acclaimed fiddle player John McCusker about his life and music.

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3/8 Justin Currie is one of the founding member of the successful Scottish band Del Amitri.

With hits like 'Nothing Ever Happens', 'Always the last to Know' and 'Roll to Me' the band enjoyed chart success during the 1990's

Justin talks to Phil about his musical family, how the band managed to avoid the attention of the tabloid press and how he has now come to terms with playing to smaller audiences as a solo performer.

Justin pick's these five songs.

!: Nothing Rhymed by Gilbert O Sullivan

2: It's All Right Ma by Bob Dylan

3: Disorder by Joy Division

4: Sitting Still by REM

5: Don't You Pay Them No Mind by Nina Simone

Phil closes the show by playing a little of Justin's song Baby you Survived from his album The Great War.

Justin Currie of the band Del Amitri tells Phil Cunningham about his five favourite songs.

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Mary Black enjoys a successful career as a singer of both Irish and contemporary songs.

Sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the business she has recorded numerous albums and has received many international awards.

Recalling the influence singers like Billie Holiday had on her decision to become a singer, Mary also tells Phil Cunningham about her days on the road with the legendary Irish folk group De Dannan.

Picking her 5 tracks Mary also introduces Phil to one of the new young Irish singers she admires and has high hopes for.

Opening with Mary singing Summer Sent You she goes on to pick these five songs:

1: Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child.

2: Sandy Denny with Fairport Convention - Crazy Man Michael.

3: Joni Mitchell - A case of You from the Blue album.

4: De Dannan - Jimmy Byrne's and Dinkies Reel from the album Anthem.

5: Wallis Bird - To My Bones.

Irish singer Mary Black delves into her personal collection to find five special songs.

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2/8 Michael Marra was brought up in the Lochee district of Dundee and is one of Scotland's most talented and original songwriters.

Working for a London publishing house his songs were recorded by the likes of Frankie Miller, Kiki Dee and Leo Sayer.

Returning to Scotland Michael produced his album Gaels Blue in 1985.

Supporting the likes of Deacon Blue, Barbara Dickson and Van Morrison and touring widely Michael rapidly gained a loyal fan base of his own.

The programme opens with the track The Clock from his latest album Michael Marra with Mr Mcfall's Chamber and Michael goes on to select the following songs.

1. Anyone Who Had a Heart by Cilla Black

2. Inchworm by Danny Kaye

3. Political Science by Randy Newman

4. Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

5. Macushla by John McCormack

The programme closes with part of the track Margaret Reilly's Arrival at Craiglockhart from the album On Stolen Stationery.

Michael Marra introduces Phil Cunningham to his five favorite songs.

1.

Anyone Who Had a Heart by Cilla Black

2.

Inchworm by Danny Kaye

3.

Political Science by Randy Newman

4.

Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

5.

Macushla by John McCormack

2/8 Michael Marra was brought up in the Lochee district of Dundee and is one of Scotland's most talented and original songwriters.

Working for a London publishing house his songs were recorded by the likes of Frankie Miller, Kiki Dee and Leo Sayer.

Returning to Scotland Michael produced his album Gaels Blue in 1985.

Supporting the likes of Deacon Blue, Barbara Dickson and Van Morrison and touring widely Michael rapidly gained a loyal fan base of his own.

The programme opens with the track The Clock from his latest album Michael Marra with Mr Mcfall's Chamber and Michael goes on to select the following songs.

1.

Anyone Who Had a Heart by Cilla Black

2.

Inchworm by Danny Kaye

3.

Political Science by Randy Newman

4.

Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

5.

Macushla by John McCormack

The programme closes with part of the track Margaret Reilly's Arrival at Craiglockhart from the album On Stolen Stationery.

Michael Marra introduces Phil Cunningham to his five favorite songs.

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Love and Money were one of the most successful bands to come out of Scotland in the 1980's.

Songs like Jocelyn Square and Strange Kind of Love brought them wide recognition and an appearance on the Wogan show transformed their fortunes overnight.

Lead vocalist James Grant began his musical career with the band Friends Again but it wasn't until his Love and Money days that he was happy to stand behind the microphone.

Now recording as a solo artist James tells Phil about his days on the road, how his hamburger bill in the United States ran into thousands of pounds and why he'd like Susan Boyle to record one of his songs.

The programme opens with Strange Kind of Love and James picks the following 5 songs.

Track 1Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

Track 2 Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade

Track 3 Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis by Tom Waits

Track 4 Will The Circle Be Unbroken by The Staple Singers

Track 5: Evangeline by Karen Matheson (Written by James Grant).

Love and Money singer James Grant tells Phil Cunningham about his five special songs.

Love and Money were one of the most successful bands to come out of Scotland in the 1980's. Songs like Jocelyn Square and Strange Kind of Love brought them wide recognition and an appearance on the Wogan show transformed their fortunes overnight.

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Love and Money were one of the most successful bands to come out of Scotland in the 1980's. Songs like Jocelyn Square and Strange Kind of Love brought them wide recognition and an appearance on the Wogan show transformed their fortunes overnight.

Lead vocalist James Grant began his musical career with the band Friends Again but it wasn't until his Love and Money days that he was happy to stand behind the microphone.

Now recording as a solo artist James tells Phil about his days on the road, how his hamburger bill in the United States ran into thousands of pounds and why he'd like Susan Boyle to record one of his songs.

The programme opens with Strange Kind of Love and James picks the following 5 songs.

Track 1Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

Track 2 Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade

Track 3 Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis by Tom Waits

Track 4 Will The Circle Be Unbroken by The Staple Singers

Track 5: Evangeline by Karen Matheson (Written by James Grant).

Love and Money singer James Grant tells Phil Cunningham about his five special songs.

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introduces Phil Cunningham to his five favorite songs.

2/8 Michael Marra was brought up in the Lochee district of Dundee and is one of Scotland's most talented and original songwriters.

Working for a London publishing house his songs were recorded by the likes of Frankie Miller, Kiki Dee and Leo Sayer.

Returning to Scotland Michael produced his album Gaels Blue in 1985.

Supporting the likes of Deacon Blue, Barbara Dickson and Van Morrison and touring widely Michael rapidly gained a loyal fan base of his own.

The programme opens with the track The Clock from his latest album Michael Marra with Mr Mcfall's Chamber and Michael goes on to select the following songs.

1.

Anyone Who Had a Heart by Cilla Black

2.

Inchworm by Danny Kaye

3.

Political Science by Randy Newman

4.

Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

5.

Macushla by John McCormack

The programme closes with part of the track Margaret Reilly's Arrival at Craiglockhart from the album On Stolen Stationery.

Michael Marra introduces Phil Cunningham to his five favorite songs.

1. Anyone Who Had a Heart by Cilla Black

2. Inchworm by Danny Kaye

3. Political Science by Randy Newman

4. Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

5. Macushla by John McCormack

2/8 Michael Marra was brought up in the Lochee district of Dundee and is one of Scotland's most talented and original songwriters.

Working for a London publishing house his songs were recorded by the likes of Frankie Miller, Kiki Dee and Leo Sayer.

Returning to Scotland Michael produced his album Gaels Blue in 1985.

Supporting the likes of Deacon Blue, Barbara Dickson and Van Morrison and touring widely Michael rapidly gained a loyal fan base of his own.

The programme opens with the track The Clock from his latest album Michael Marra with Mr Mcfall's Chamber and Michael goes on to select the following songs.

1. Anyone Who Had a Heart by Cilla Black

2. Inchworm by Danny Kaye

3. Political Science by Randy Newman

4. Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

5. Macushla by John McCormack

The programme closes with part of the track Margaret Reilly's Arrival at Craiglockhart from the album On Stolen Stationery.

Michael Marra introduces Phil Cunningham to his five favorite songs.

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of the band Del Amitri tells Phil Cunningham about his five favourite songs.

3/8 Justin Currie is one of the founding member of the successful Scottish band Del Amitri.

With hits like 'Nothing Ever Happens', 'Always the last to Know' and 'Roll to Me' the band enjoyed chart success during the 1990's

Justin talks to Phil about his musical family, how the band managed to avoid the attention of the tabloid press and how he has now come to terms with playing to smaller audiences as a solo performer.

Justin pick's these five songs.

!: Nothing Rhymed by Gilbert O Sullivan

2: It's All Right Ma by Bob Dylan

3: Disorder by Joy Division

4: Sitting Still by REM

5: Don't You Pay Them No Mind by Nina Simone

Phil closes the show by playing a little of Justin's song Baby you Survived from his album The Great War.

Justin Currie of the band Del Amitri tells Phil Cunningham about his five favourite songs.

Justin Currie is one of the founding member of the successful Scottish band Del Amitri.

In this dip into the BBC Radio Scotland archives Justin talks to Phil about his musical family, how the band managed to avoid the attention of the tabloid press and how he has now come to terms with playing to smaller audiences as a solo performer.

is one of the founding member of the successful Scottish band Del Amitri.

3/8 Justin Currie is one of the founding member of the successful Scottish band Del Amitri.

With hits like 'Nothing Ever Happens', 'Always the last to Know' and 'Roll to Me' the band enjoyed chart success during the 1990's

Justin talks to Phil about his musical family, how the band managed to avoid the attention of the tabloid press and how he has now come to terms with playing to smaller audiences as a solo performer.

Justin pick's these five songs.

!: Nothing Rhymed by Gilbert O Sullivan

2: It's All Right Ma by Bob Dylan

3: Disorder by Joy Division

4: Sitting Still by REM

5: Don't You Pay Them No Mind by Nina Simone

Phil closes the show by playing a little of Justin's song Baby you Survived from his album The Great War.

Justin Currie of the band Del Amitri tells Phil Cunningham about his five favourite songs.

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who sang with The New Seekers introduces Phil Cunningham to her 5 special songs

4/8 Eve Graham enjoyed worldwide success and recognition as lead singer with The New Seekers.

Forming a school band at Perth Academy in the 1960's Eve was destined for a career as a singer.

Hits with The New Seekers included Never Ending Song of Love, Circles and the international hit 'Id Like To Teach the World to Sing.

Chatting to Phil Cunningham she picks 5 tracks that are special to her tells of her adventures in the world of pop including her appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eve's Five Songs:.

Eve Graham who sang with The New Seekers introduces Phil Cunningham to her 5 special songs

The New Seekers singer Eve Graham chats to Phil Cunningham about her life.

Eve Graham enjoyed worldwide success and recognition as lead singer with The New Seekers.

Forming a school band at Perth Academy in the 1960's Eve was destined for a career as a singer.

Hits with The New Seekers included Never Ending Song of Love, Circles and the international hit I'd Like To Teach the World to Sing.

Chatting to Phil Cunningham she picks 5 tracks that are special to her and tells of her adventures in the world of pop including the time the New Seekers appeared on the same bill as Dionne Warwick who refused to meet her backstage.

Eve's Five Songs:

1: How High the Moon, by Les Paul and Mary Ford

2: Teddy Bear, by Elvis Presley

3: Walk on By, by Dionne Warwick

4: California Girls, by the Beach Boys

5: The Way Old Friends Do, by Eve along with the Glasgow Phoenix Choir.

enjoyed worldwide success and recognition as lead singer with The New Seekers.

who sang with The New Seekers introduces Phil Cunningham to her 5 special songs

4/8 Eve Graham enjoyed worldwide success and recognition as lead singer with The New Seekers.

Chatting to Phil Cunningham she picks 5 tracks that are special to her tells of her adventures in the world of pop including her appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eve Graham who sang with The New Seekers introduces Phil Cunningham to her 5 special songs

who sang with The New Seekers introduces Phil Cunningham to her 5 special songs

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introduces Phil Cunningham to five sensational songs that are important to him.

5/8

Phil Cunningham asks singer-songwriter Dean Owens to pick 5 tracks that are special to him.

Dean was the front-man of the Americana act 'The Felsons' before embarking on a successful career as a solo artist.

Equally at home in Nashville he recorded his 'Whisky Hearts' album in Tennessee with the help of a band of internationally acclaimed musicians from that area.

He has supported artists such as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffiths and the Mavericks on their UK tours

Dean explains the significance of his five tracks including the reason why the Johnny Cash version of the song Loves Been Good to Me brings tears to his eyes.

Opening with the track Man from Leith from his 'Whisky Hearts' album Dean goes on to pick the following songs.

1: Walk Out to Winter by Aztec Camera

2: Oh My Love by John Lennon

3: Brass Buttons from Gram Parsons

4: Loves Been Good To Me by Johnny Cash

5: Jesus Etc.

from Wilco.

Dean Owens introduces Phil Cunningham to five sensational songs that are important to him.

5/8

Phil Cunningham asks singer-songwriter Dean Owens to pick 5 tracks that are special to him.

Dean was the front-man of the Americana act 'The Felsons' before embarking on a successful career as a solo artist.

Equally at home in Nashville he recorded his 'Whisky Hearts' album in Tennessee with the help of a band of internationally acclaimed musicians from that area. He has supported artists such as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffiths and the Mavericks on their UK tours

Dean explains the significance of his five tracks including the reason why the Johnny Cash version of the song Loves Been Good to Me brings tears to his eyes.

Opening with the track Man from Leith from his 'Whisky Hearts' album Dean goes on to pick the following songs.

1: Walk Out to Winter by Aztec Camera

2: Oh My Love by John Lennon

3: Brass Buttons from Gram Parsons

4: Loves Been Good To Me by Johnny Cash

5: Jesus Etc. from Wilco.

Dean Owens introduces Phil Cunningham to five sensational songs that are important to him.

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Sandi Thom's song I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair) was an international hit and launched her musical career.

She tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and picks five songs that have been milestones along the way.

Sandi Thom tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and and five favorite songs.

6/8

Sandi Thom's song I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair) was an international hit and launched her musical career.

She tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and picks five songs that have been milestones along the way.

Sandi Thom tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and and five favorite songs.

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Sandi Thom tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and and five favorite songs.

6/8

Sandi Thom's song I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair) was an international hit and launched her musical career.

She tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and picks five songs that have been milestones along the way.

6/8

Sandi Thom's song I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair) was an international hit and launched her musical career.

She tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and picks five songs that have been milestones along the way.

Sandi Thom tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and and five favorite songs.

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Phil Cunningham talks to acclaimed fiddle player John McCusker about his life and music.

7/8

John McCusker is one of Scotland's most gifted and versatile musicians.

In demand as producer and composer John's first love is his fiddle.

Chatting to Phil he explains how he told his parents at the tender age of sixteen that he was leaving home to join the Battlefield Band.

In the past 20 years John has shared the stage with some of the countries best known singers and musicians and has completed a world tour with Mark Knopfler.

The programme opens with John's own composition, Leaving Friday Harbour.

John's five songs are:

1: Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub

2: Ossian with the song Jamie Raeburn

3: Throwing Muses with Dizzy

4: Piper to the End from Mark Knopfler

5: Cage the Songbird from The Low Anthem.

Phil Cunningham talks to acclaimed fiddle player John McCusker about his life and music.

7/8

John McCusker is one of Scotland's most gifted and versatile musicians. In demand as producer and composer John's first love is his fiddle.

Chatting to Phil he explains how he told his parents at the tender age of sixteen that he was leaving home to join the Battlefield Band.

In the past 20 years John has shared the stage with some of the countries best known singers and musicians and has completed a world tour with Mark Knopfler.

The programme opens with John's own composition, Leaving Friday Harbour.

John's five songs are:

1: Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub

2: Ossian with the song Jamie Raeburn

3: Throwing Muses with Dizzy

4: Piper to the End from Mark Knopfler

5: Cage the Songbird from The Low Anthem.

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Irish singer Mary Black delves into her personal collection to find five special songs.

8/8

Mary Black enjoys a successful career as a singer of both Irish and contemporary songs.

Sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the business she has recorded numerous albums and has received many international awards.

Recalling the influence singers like Billie Holiday had on her decision to become a singer, Mary also tells Phil Cunningham about her days on the road with the legendary Irish folk group De Dannan.

Picking her 5 tracks Mary also introduces Phil to one of the new young Irish singers she admires and has high hopes for.

Opening with Mary singing Summer Sent You she goes on to pick these five songs:

1: Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child.

2: Sandy Denny with Fairport Convention - Crazy Man Michael.

3: Joni Mitchell - A case of You from the Blue album.

4: De Dannan - Jimmy Byrne's and Dinkies Reel from the album Anthem.

5: Wallis Bird - To My Bones.

Irish singer Mary Black delves into her personal collection to find five special songs.

Mary Black enjoys a successful career as a singer of both Irish and contemporary songs.

Sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the business she has recorded numerous albums and has received many international awards.

Recalling the influence singers like Billie Holiday had on her decision to become a singer, Mary also tells Phil Cunningham about her days on the road with the legendary Irish folk group De Dannan.

Picking her 5 tracks Mary also introduces Phil to one of the new young Irish singers she admires and has high hopes for.

Opening with Mary singing Summer Sent You she goes on to pick these five songs:

1: Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child.

2: Sandy Denny with Fairport Convention - Crazy Man Michael.

3: Joni Mitchell - A case of You from the Blue album.

4: De Dannan - Jimmy Byrne's and Dinkies Reel from the album Anthem.

5: Wallis Bird - To My Bones.

enjoys a successful career as a singer of both Irish and contemporary songs.

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Irish singer Mary Black delves into her personal collection to find five special songs.

8/8

Mary Black enjoys a successful career as a singer of both Irish and contemporary songs.

Sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the business she has recorded numerous albums and has received many international awards.

Recalling the influence singers like Billie Holiday had on her decision to become a singer, Mary also tells Phil Cunningham about her days on the road with the legendary Irish folk group De Dannan.

Picking her 5 tracks Mary also introduces Phil to one of the new young Irish singers she admires and has high hopes for.

Opening with Mary singing Summer Sent You she goes on to pick these five songs:

1: Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child.

2: Sandy Denny with Fairport Convention - Crazy Man Michael.

3: Joni Mitchell - A case of You from the Blue album.

4: De Dannan - Jimmy Byrne's and Dinkies Reel from the album Anthem.

5: Wallis Bird - To My Bones.

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With a seasonal twist Phil Cunningham invites fellow musicians to pick a favourite song that evokes a special Christmas memory.

The Proclaimers, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Maggie Reilly and Kate Rusby are amongst the musicians taking part and for the first time Phil gets to pick a favourite track of his own.

Songs with a seasonal theme with Phil Cunningham and some pals.

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With a seasonal twist Phil Cunningham invites fellow musicians to pick a favourite song that evokes a special Christmas memory.

The Proclaimers, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Maggie Reilly and Kate Rusby are amongst the musicians taking part and for the first time Phil gets to pick a favourite track of his own.

Songs with a seasonal theme with Phil Cunningham and some pals.

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introduces Phil Cunningham to her five favourite songs.

1/8 With hit singles with songs like 'Pearl's A Singer', 'Fool if You Think it's Over' and 'Lilac Wine', Elkie Brooks is one of our most successful female artists.

As a fifteen year old she entered and won a singing competition which launched her professional career. Elkie's first big break came when she joined the Rock/Jazz fusion band Dada and then she joined Robert Palmer in the Rock' n Roll band Vinegar Joe in the early 1970's. She was the The Melody Maker face of 1973

Pearl's a Singer was a million seller for her in 1977 and several hit singles followed.

Talking to Phil Cunningham she reveals her love of paragliding, the important part Humphrey Lyttleton played in her life and how she shared a stage with The Beatles.

Still singing and touring Elkie has her own band and will be performing in Scotland in February.

Phil Cunningham opens the programme with Pearl's a Singer and Elkie goes on to pick these 5 songs.

Mavis Staples - Down in Mississippi

Buddy Guy - 74 Years Young

Steely Dan - Reeling In The Years

Ray Charles - Drown In My Own Tears

Bad Company - Seagull

Phil closes the programme with the track Purple Rain from her 2010 album Powerless.

Elkie Brooks introduces Phil Cunningham to her five favourite songs.

Elkie Brooks introduces Phil Cunningham to her five favourite songs.

With hit singles with songs like 'Pearl's A Singer', 'Fool if You Think it's Over' and 'Lilac Wine', Elkie Brooks is one of our most successful female artists.

As a fifteen year old she entered and won a singing competition which launched her professional career. Elkie's first big break came when she joined the Rock/Jazz fusion band Dada and then she joined Robert Palmer in the Rock' n Roll band Vinegar Joe in the early 1970's. She was the The Melody Maker face of 1973

Pearl's a Singer was a million seller for her in 1977 and several hit singles followed.

Talking to Phil Cunningham she reveals her love of paragliding, the important part Humphrey Lyttleton played in her life and how she shared a stage with The Beatles.

Still singing and touring Elkie has her own band and will be performing in Scotland in February.

Phil Cunningham opens the programme with Pearl's a Singer and Elkie goes on to pick these 5 songs.

Mavis Staples - Down in Mississippi

Buddy Guy - 74 Years Young

Steely Dan - Reeling In The Years

Ray Charles - Drown In My Own Tears

Bad Company - Seagull

Phil closes the programme with the track Purple Rain from her 2010 album Powerless.

introduces Phil Cunningham to her five favourite songs.

1/8 With hit singles with songs like 'Pearl's A Singer', 'Fool if You Think it's Over' and 'Lilac Wine', Elkie Brooks is one of our most successful female artists.

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Some of Scotlands best loved musicians tell us about the music that's important to them.

The Proclaimers delve into their personal music collection and reveal five special songs.

Craig and Charlie Reid from the Proclaimers select songs for Phil Cunningham.

With hits including 'Letter From America', Craig and Charlie Reid from the Proclaimers select songs for Phil Cunningham. From February 2012.

Some of Scotlands best loved musicians tell us about the music that's important to them.

The Proclaimers delve into their personal music collection and reveal five special songs.

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selects five favourite songs for Phil Cunningham.

3/8 Beth Nielsen Chapman has written songs which have been recorded by many of country music's biggest stars.

She's an accomplished performer in her own right and has toured in Scotland several times and has appeared at Celtic Connections.

From a studio in Nashville Beth tells Phil Cunningham about her most famous album 'Sand and Water' and the songs which were written shortly before the death of her first husband Earnest Chapman.

She talks about her own health scares having undergone treatment for breast cancer and more recently being treated after the discovery of a brain tumor.

Beth's positive outlook and love of live comes over when she introduces Phil to these five songs:

1. Little Bird by Annie Lenox

2. I Wish by Stevie Wonder

3. Nick Of Time by Bonnie Raitt

4. Fields Of Gold by Sting

5. Angel Doves by Mindy Smith

Beth tells Phil she found it very hard to narrow her choice down to only 5 songs so he allows her 1 final track to close the programme and she chooses Imagine by John Lennon.

Beth Nielsen Chapman selects five favourite songs for Phil Cunningham.

Beth Nielsen Chapman has written songs which have been recorded by many of country music's biggest stars.

has written songs which have been recorded by many of country music's biggest stars.

has written songs which have been recorded by many of country music's biggest stars.

She's an accomplished performer in her own right and has toured in Scotland several times and has appeared at Celtic Connections.

From a studio in Nashville Beth tells Phil Cunningham about her most famous album 'Sand and Water' and the songs which were written shortly before the death of her first husband Earnest Chapman.

She talks about her own health scares having undergone treatment for breast cancer and more recently being treated after the discovery of a brain tumor.

Beth's positive outlook and love of live comes over when she introduces Phil to these five songs:

1. Little Bird by Annie Lenox

2. I Wish by Stevie Wonder

3. Nick Of Time by Bonnie Raitt

4. Fields Of Gold by Sting

5. Angel Doves by Mindy Smith

Beth tells Phil she found it very hard to narrow her choice down to only 5 songs so he allows her 1 final track to close the programme and she chooses Imagine by John Lennon.

3/8 Beth Nielsen Chapman has written songs which have been recorded by many of country music's biggest stars.

Beth Nielsen Chapman selects five favourite songs for Phil Cunningham.

selects five favourite songs for Phil Cunningham

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4/8

Scottish singer- songwriter and broadcaster Roddy Hart has toured extensively as a solo artists and with his band.

He got off to a dream start with his first album Bookmarks which included guest appearances by Kris Kristofferson and Eddi Reader.

Roddy tells Phil Cunningham about his love of song writing, his collaborations with some of the biggest names in the business and how he was once asked to perform in a Beatles tribute act.

Phil opens with one of his recent songs 'Boxes' and then Roddy picks the following 5 songs.

The Beatles - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky

Wilco - Jesus etc.

Kris Kristofferson - Help Me Make It Through The Night

The National - England.

Scottish singer-songwriter Roddy Hart introduces Phil Cunningham to his favorite songs.

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Scottish singer- songwriter and broadcaster Roddy Hart has toured extensively as a solo artists and with his band.

He got off to a dream start with his first album Bookmarks which included guest appearances by Kris Kristofferson and Eddi Reader.

Roddy tells Phil Cunningham about his love of song writing, his collaborations with some of the biggest names in the business and how he was once asked to perform in a Beatles tribute act.

Phil opens with one of his recent songs 'Boxes' and then Roddy picks the following 5 songs.

The Beatles - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky

Wilco - Jesus etc.

Kris Kristofferson - Help Me Make It Through The Night

The National - England.

Scottish singer-songwriter Roddy Hart introduces Phil Cunningham to his favorite songs.

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5/8

Some of Scotlands best loved musicians tell us about the music that's important to them.

Fionna Duncan has been involved in the world of Jazz for over fifty years.

Growing up in Garelochhead Fionna says she was Influenced by the likes of the great Louis Armstrong and she was soon singing in Glasgow nightclubs and was a singer with The Clyde Valley Stompers.

She's worked with some of the best known names in the world of Jazz including Humphrey Lyttleton, Kenny Ball and Grover Washington and has performed in top Jazz venues in London, Europe and in the United States.

Passionate about encouraging youngsters she ran workshops in Scotland for several years and her outstanding talent was recognised when she collected the Best Jazz Vocalist award at the 2009 Scottish Jazz Awards.

Fionna tells Phil Cunningham about her love of music and her remarkable life in the world of Jazz.

Phil opens the programme with Fionna singing ' I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling' and Fionna goes on to pick these five tracks.

1. HONEYCOMBE: Recorded by Jimmy Rogers.

2. FINE BROWN FRAME: Recorded by Nellie Luther

3 YOU'VE CHANGED: Recorded by Billie Holliday

4 I WAS DOIN' ALRIGHT: Recorded by Louis Armstrong

5 POOR BUTTERFLY: Recorded by Carmen McRae.

Jazz singer Fionna Duncan delves into her music collection and reveals five special songs.

has been involved in the world of Jazz for over fifty years.

In this musical gem from the BBC Radio Scotland archives Fionna tells Phil Cunningham about her love of music and her remarkable life in the world of Jazz.

1. HONEYCOMBE: Recorded by Jimmie Rodgers.

2. FINE BROWN FRAME: Recorded by Nellie Lutcher

3 YOU'VE CHANGED: Recorded by Billie Holiday

5/8

Some of Scotlands best loved musicians tell us about the music that's important to them.

Fionna Duncan has been involved in the world of Jazz for over fifty years.

Growing up in Garelochhead Fionna says she was Influenced by the likes of the great Louis Armstrong and she was soon singing in Glasgow nightclubs and was a singer with The Clyde Valley Stompers.

She's worked with some of the best known names in the world of Jazz including Humphrey Lyttleton, Kenny Ball and Grover Washington and has performed in top Jazz venues in London, Europe and in the United States.

Passionate about encouraging youngsters she ran workshops in Scotland for several years and her outstanding talent was recognised when she collected the Best Jazz Vocalist award at the 2009 Scottish Jazz Awards.

Fionna tells Phil Cunningham about her love of music and her remarkable life in the world of Jazz.

Phil opens the programme with Fionna singing ' I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling' and Fionna goes on to pick these five tracks.

1. HONEYCOMBE: Recorded by Jimmy Rogers.

2. FINE BROWN FRAME: Recorded by Nellie Luther

3 YOU'VE CHANGED: Recorded by Billie Holliday

4 I WAS DOIN' ALRIGHT: Recorded by Louis Armstrong

5 POOR BUTTERFLY: Recorded by Carmen McRae.

Jazz singer Fionna Duncan delves into her music collection and reveals five special songs.

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6/8

Kate Rusby's been described as one of the most talented folk singers of her generation.

Headlining at many national folk festivals and touring widely she's built a loyal following of fans and is one of our best known contemporary folk singers.

Her unwavering love of folk music hasn't stopped her collaborating with other well-known musicians and singers including Eddi Reader, Roddie Woomble and Ronan Keating. Kate's recording of the Ray Davis song The Village Green Preservation Society was used as the theme tune for the successful TV series Jam and Jerusalem.

Kate tells Phil Cunningham about her five special songs and reveals a newly found skill. She's a dab hand at stripping wallpaper and painting having recently restored a house in her home village which is now her family home.

Phil starts with Kate's song 'I Courted a Sailor' and Kate goes on to pick these five songs.

1: Nic Jones - Little Pot Stove

2: Hot Rize- Won't You Come and Sing For Me

3: The Cardigans- Lead Me into the Night

4: Aberfeldy- Slow Me Down

5: Damien O'Kane- Summer Hill.

Folk singer Kate Rusby introduces Phil Cunningham to five of her favorite songs.

Folk singer Kate Rusby chats to Phil Cunningham and chooses her favourite songs.

Kate Rusby's been described as one of the most talented folk singers of her generation.

Headlining at many national folk festivals and touring widely she's built a loyal following of fans and is one of our best known contemporary folk singers.

Her unwavering love of folk music hasn't stopped her collaborating with other well-known musicians and singers including Eddi Reader, Roddie Woomble and Ronan Keating. Kate's recording of the Ray Davis song The Village Green Preservation Society was used as the theme tune for the successful TV series Jam and Jerusalem.

Kate tells Phil Cunningham about her five special songs and reveals a newly found skill. She's a dab hand at stripping wallpaper and painting having recently restored a house in her home village which is now her family home.

Phil starts with Kate's song 'I Courted a Sailor' and Kate goes on to pick these five songs.

1: Nic Jones - Little Pot Stove

2: Hot Rize- Won't You Come and Sing For Me

3: The Cardigans- Lead Me into the Night

4: Aberfeldy- Slow Me Down

5: Damien O'Kane- Summer Hill.

's been described as one of the most talented folk singers of her generation.

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Folk singer Kate Rusby introduces Phil Cunningham to five of her favorite songs.

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Maggie Reilly first came to prominence in the 1970's as lead singer with the Scottish jazz/funk band Cado Belle.

A professional singer since 1970 Maggie has worked with Jack Bruce of Cream and Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd and her talents were also recognised by the musician and composer Mike Oldfield and Maggie sang on the 1980's hit Moonlight Shadow.

She produced her album Echoes in the early 1990's and has brought out several albums since including Looking Back Moving Forward in 2009.

Living again in Scotland Maggie is still touring and has a loyal and dedicated fan base which regularly sees her perform in concerts all over Europe.

Phil starts by playing Moonlight Shadow and Maggie goes on to pick these five songs.

1) Frank Sinatra with Autumn Leaves

2) The Beatles with Love me Do

3) Joni Mitchell with Shades of Scarlet Conquering

4) Flora Purim with Silver Sword

5) Crowded House with Into Temptation.

Maggie Reilly tells Phil Cunningham about the five most important tracks in her collection

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Maggie Reilly first came to prominence in the 1970's as lead singer with the Scottish jazz/funk band Cado Belle.

A professional singer since 1970 Maggie has worked with Jack Bruce of Cream and Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd and her talents were also recognised by the musician and composer Mike Oldfield and Maggie sang on the 1980's hit Moonlight Shadow.

She produced her album Echoes in the early 1990's and has brought out several albums since including Looking Back Moving Forward in 2009.

Living again in Scotland Maggie is still touring and has a loyal and dedicated fan base which regularly sees her perform in concerts all over Europe.

Phil starts by playing Moonlight Shadow and Maggie goes on to pick these five songs.

1) Frank Sinatra with Autumn Leaves

2) The Beatles with Love me Do

3) Joni Mitchell with Shades of Scarlet Conquering

4) Flora Purim with Silver Sword

5) Crowded House with Into Temptation.

Maggie Reilly tells Phil Cunningham about the five most important tracks in her collection

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Some of Scotlands best loved musicians tell us about the music that's important to them.

Dick Gaughan is not only admired by his many fans he's a figure held in high esteem by fellow musicians.

Playing the guitar since he was 7 years old Dick became a professional musician in January 1970.

He's worked as a session musician, record producer, composer, actor, theatre music director and songwriter. His songs have been recorded by many artists including Billy Bragg, Christie Moore, Mary Black and Capercaillie.

Dick worked with the 7:84 Theatre Company in the early 80's, was an early member of the Boys of the Lough and a member of Five Hand Reel.

A lover of traditional Scots ballads and his acoustic guitar, Dick has written and recorded many songs.

Phil opens with Both Sides The Tweed and Dick goes on to pick the following 5 songs.

1. Big Bill Broonzy with "Black, Brown And White Blues"

2. The Shadows with "Apache"

3. The Beatles with "Love Me Do"

4. Bob Dylan with "Subterranean Homesick Blues"

5. Davy Graham with "She Moved Through The Fair".

Renowned folk musician Dick Gaughan delves into his own music collection for five songs.

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Some of Scotlands best loved musicians tell us about the music that's important to them.

Dick Gaughan is not only admired by his many fans he's a figure held in high esteem by fellow musicians.

Playing the guitar since he was 7 years old Dick became a professional musician in January 1970.

He's worked as a session musician, record producer, composer, actor, theatre music director and songwriter. His songs have been recorded by many artists including Billy Bragg, Christie Moore, Mary Black and Capercaillie.

Dick worked with the 7:84 Theatre Company in the early 80's, was an early member of the Boys of the Lough and a member of Five Hand Reel.

A lover of traditional Scots ballads and his acoustic guitar, Dick has written and recorded many songs.

Phil opens with Both Sides The Tweed and Dick goes on to pick the following 5 songs.

1. Big Bill Broonzy with "Black, Brown And White Blues"

2. The Shadows with "Apache"

3. The Beatles with "Love Me Do"

4. Bob Dylan with "Subterranean Homesick Blues"

5. Davy Graham with "She Moved Through The Fair".

Renowned folk musician Dick Gaughan delves into his own music collection for five songs.

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introduces Phil Cunningham to five songs that are important to him.

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Colin Macintyre is a Scottish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Growing up on the west coast island of Mull he records under his own name and under the name of Mull Historical Society.

Colin talks to Phil Cunningham about his musical influences and picks five special songs which are important to him and have helped influence his career.

Phil opens the programme with the track The Lights from Colin's latest album City Awakenings.

Colin picks these five songs:

Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence

David Bowie - Changes

Radiohead - No Surprises

Bob Dylan - Queen Jane Approximately

The Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize

Phil closes the programme with Must You Get Low from the City Awakenings album.

1/8 Colin Macintyre is a Scottish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Growing up on the west coast island of Mull he records under his own name and under the name of Mull Historical Society.

Colin talks to Phil Cunningham about his musical influences and picks five songs which have been important to him.

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Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy talks to Phil Cunningham about her life and music.

2/8 Eleanor McEvoy is one of Ireland's most successful and popular singers.

She wrote the song Only A Woman's Heart which was on the album A Woman's Heart which also featured fellow musicians Mary Black, Dolores Keane, Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Maura O'Connell and was the biggest selling album in Irish musical history.

In the 20 years since the album's release Eleanor has made her mark on the music scene at home in Ireland and abroad.

Born in Dublin she took an interest in music and song from an early age, joined the Junior Irish Youth Orchestra as a young teenager and for four years played with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland before pursuing her career in popular music.

Eleanor tells Phil Cunningham about her love of both pop and classical music and she picks five tracks that have been milestones along her musical journey.

Phil opens the show with the track Only a Woman's Heart and Eleanor goes on to pick these five songs:

Mama Weer All Crazee Now" by Slade

Sylvia's Mother from Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show

Music For a While - Henry Purcell. Sung by countertenor James Bowman.

Memphis Tennesseeby by Chuck Berry

Someone Like You by Adele

Phil closes the programme with Eleanor's song You'll Hear Better Songs (Than This).

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Eleanor McEvoy is one of Ireland's most successful and popular singers.

is one of Ireland's most successful and popular singers.

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delves into his personal music collection and reveals five special songs.

Seth Lakeman delves into his personal music collection and reveals five special songs.

3/8 Seth Lakeman has established himself as a leading folk musician. A celebrated singer he's also a multi-instrumentalist and respected songwriter.

Growing up in Devon with musical parents Geoff and Joy it is little wonder he and his brothers Sam and Sean became musicians.

Seth tells Phil Cunningham how music was always a feature of the family home along with a good dose of healthy rivalry. The annual highlight was when they all went on family busking holidays in France where they performed as the Frantic Five.

Now in demand throughout the country Seth has several albums to his name and recalls playing on BBC Scotland's Hogmanay Live along with Phil.

Phil's association with the family goes back many years having played at Geoff Lakeman's 40th birthday celebrations where a young Seth knew him as Mr Monkey!

Phil Opens the show with Seth's song Lady of the Sea before Seth picks these five tracks:

Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli - Shine

Randy Newman - Short People

Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Joan Osborne - St Teresa

Toots and the Maytals - Louie Louie

Phil closes the show with the track Hard Road from Seth's latest album, Tales from the Barrel House.

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Seth Lakeman has established himself as a leading folk musician. A celebrated singer he's also a multi-instrumentalist and respected songwriter.

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4/8 Bruce Findlay's career mirrors that of the pop music explosion of the late 1950's and 1960's.

Growing up in Edinburgh he was soon working at the record shop his mum managed in Falkirk. Being first to hear the new releases was to prove inspirational.

After a failed attempted to hitch-hike round the world Bruce was soon selecting the stock for records stores in Edinburgh and then in London.

Bruce set up and ran the biggest independent record chain in Scotland, established his own record label and went on to manage the Scottish band Simple Minds.

Bruce reflects on his career and tells Phil Cunningham that he still keeps a close eye on the music industry in Scotland and delights in hearing new bands emerge

Phil opens the show with one of Simple Minds greatest hits Don't You Forget about Me

Bruce goes on to pick these five songs.

Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

The Incredible String Band - Witches Hat

The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe

Withered Hand - Heart Heart -

Phil closes the show with the track Waterfront, one of Bruce's favourite tracks from Simple Minds.

4/8 Bruce Findlay's career mirrors that of the pop music explosion of the late 1950's and 1960's.

Growing up in Edinburgh he was soon working at the record shop his mum managed in Falkirk. Being first to hear the new releases was to prove inspirational.

After a failed attempted to hitch-hike round the world Bruce was soon selecting the stock for records stores in Edinburgh and then in London.

Bruce set up and ran the biggest independent record chain in Scotland, established his own record label and went on to manage the Scottish band Simple Minds.

Bruce reflects on his career and tells Phil Cunningham that he still keeps a close eye on the music industry in Scotland and delights in hearing new bands emerge

Phil opens the show with one of Simple Minds greatest hits Don't You Forget about Me

Bruce goes on to pick these five songs.

Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

The Incredible String Band - Witches Hat

The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe

Withered Hand - Heart Heart -

Phil closes the show with the track Waterfront, one of Bruce's favourite tracks from Simple Minds.

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5/8 Craig Armstrong is a respected composer and arranger and a Royal Academy of Music graduate.

His film credits include the scores for William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet which earned him a BAFTA award and Moulin Rouge which earned him an Ivor Novello award for best original score. He wrote the music for the film Love Actually and has produced his own albums including Piano Works and Film Works.

Phil Cunningham opens the programme with the music to accompany the Balcony Scene from the soundtrack to the film Romeo + Juliet and then they go on to talk about these five tracks.

The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles

Lontano for Orchestra (1967 ) - Ligeti

Safe from Harm - Massive Attack

Lets make our own movies - AGF - Westernization Completed

Because of Toledo - The Blue Nile

Phil closes the programme with Enno Morricone's Love Theme.

Craig Armstrong tells Phil Cunningham about five special tracks in his record collection.

5/8 Craig Armstrong is a respected composer and arranger and a Royal Academy of Music graduate.

His film credits include the scores for William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet which earned him a BAFTA award and Moulin Rouge which earned him an Ivor Novello award for best original score. He wrote the music for the film Love Actually and has produced his own albums including Piano Works and Film Works.

Phil Cunningham opens the programme with the music to accompany the Balcony Scene from the soundtrack to the film Romeo + Juliet and then they go on to talk about these five tracks.

The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles

Lontano for Orchestra (1967 ) - Ligeti

Safe from Harm - Massive Attack

Lets make our own movies - AGF - Westernization Completed

Because of Toledo - The Blue Nile

Phil closes the programme with Enno Morricone's Love Theme.

tells Phil Cunningham about five special tracks in his record collection.

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6/8 JJ Gilmour is a Scottish singer-songwriter who made his recording debut with The Silencers in 1989.

Enjoying the rock 'n roll lifestyle the band were headlining at major music festivals and recording million selling albums.

A prolific songwriter, JJ is still touring and recording solo albums and released Slocomotion in 2012

JJ Gilmour tells Phil Cunningham about his upbringing in Coatbridge, explains how he first encountered The Silencers while he was living in Vancouver, Canada and as a long term football fan tells Phil how he co-wrote the music and lyrics for Dancing Shoes based on the life of George Best.

Phil opens the show with JJ's song The Cowboy lament from his Slocomotion album.

JJ picks these five tracks

The birth of the Blues - Frank Sinatra

Wild West Hero - Electric Light Orchestra

Painted Moon - The Silencers.

Yellow - Coldplay.

Mid Air - Paul Buchanan:.

JJ Gilmour, former lead singer of The Silencers, selects five tracks from his collection.

6/8 JJ Gilmour is a Scottish singer-songwriter who made his recording debut with The Silencers in 1989.

Enjoying the rock 'n roll lifestyle the band were headlining at major music festivals and recording million selling albums.

A prolific songwriter, JJ is still touring and recording solo albums and released Slocomotion in 2012

JJ Gilmour tells Phil Cunningham about his upbringing in Coatbridge, explains how he first encountered The Silencers while he was living in Vancouver, Canada and as a long term football fan tells Phil how he co-wrote the music and lyrics for Dancing Shoes based on the life of George Best.

Phil opens the show with JJ's song The Cowboy lament from his Slocomotion album.

JJ picks these five tracks

The birth of the Blues - Frank Sinatra

Wild West Hero - Electric Light Orchestra

Painted Moon - The Silencers.

Yellow - Coldplay.

Mid Air - Paul Buchanan:.

JJ Gilmour, former lead singer of The Silencers, selects five tracks from his collection.

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Scottish folk singer Emily Smith first made a name for herself after winning the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year award in 2002.

Emily plays piano and accordion and as well as performing with her own band has toured widely and played with many of the most popular musicians in Scotland.

Her outstanding voice and powerful lyrics have earned her a place at Folk Music's top table.

She tells Phil Cunningham about her childhood in Dumfriesshire including a one-time fixation with Kyle Minogue and she picks five tracks that have played an important part in her life.

Phil opens the show with Emily's track Audience of Souls and she goes on to pick the following five songs:

'I Should be so lucky'

Artist: Kylie Minogue.

'We've Only Just Begun'

Artist: The Carpenters.

'Skippin' Bar'fit Through The Heather'

Artist: Alison McMorland (Album: Cloudberry Day)

Wedding Song

Artist: Anais Mitchell (Album: Hadestown)

'Mary'

Artist: Rura (Album: Break it up)

Phil closes with the track Take You Home from Emily's album Traivellers's Joy.

Folk singer Emily Smith picks five songs that have played an important part in her life.

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Emily plays piano and accordion and as well as performing with her own band and has toured widely and played with many of the most popular musicians in Scotland.

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of Big Country delves into his music collection to reveal five special songs.

8/8 Guitarist Bruce Watson tells Phil Cunningham about his musical career with the Scottish band Big Country.

Formed in 1981 they have enjoyed 17 top 30 singles including hits like Fields of Fire and In A Big Country.

Bruce talks about the first guitar he bought and how Big Country toured in support of The Rolling Stones. He also explains how Big Country are touring again and how his son Jamie is now a member of the band.

Opening the show with Fields of Fire Bruce picks the following five songs:

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar

The Kinks - Lola

The Clash - White Man in Hammersmith Palais

The Skids - Into The Valley.

8/8 Guitarist Bruce Watson tells Phil Cunningham about his musical career with the Scottish band Big Country.

Formed in 1981 they have enjoyed 17 top 30 singles including hits like Fields of Fire and In A Big Country.

Bruce talks about the first guitar he bought and how Big Country toured in support of The Rolling Stones. He also explains how Big Country are touring again and how his son Jamie is now a member of the band.

Opening the show with Fields of Fire Bruce picks the following five songs:

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar

The Kinks - Lola

The Clash - White Man in Hammersmith Palais

The Skids - Into The Valley.

of Big Country delves into his music collection to reveal five special songs.

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's interest in music was first nurtured by the records he heard on the radio in his parents' Cumbernauld flat.

Learning to play on a secondhand dance-band guitar it wasn't long before he was playing in bands and travelling to gigs all over the country.

In a revealing and entertaining conversation he tells Phil Cunningham about the excesses of the Ultravox years, his solo career and he reflects on the legacy of Band Aid after nearly 30 years.

Phil opens the show with Midge's number one chart hit 'If I Was' and when discussing the song Vienna Phil reveals the text message he received from Midge when he was visiting the Austrian capital.

Midge Ure's interest in music was first nurtured by the records he heard on the radio in his parents' Cumbernauld flat.

In this extended version of the programme Phil opens the show with Midge's number one chart hit 'If I Was' and when discussing the song Vienna Phil reveals the text message he received from Midge when he was visiting the Austrian capital.

Midge Ure tells Phil Cunningham about his extraordinary musical journey.

Midge Ure's interest in music was first nurtured by the records he heard on the radio in his parents' Cumbernauld flat.

Learning to play on a secondhand dance-band guitar it wasn't long before he was playing in bands and travelling to gigs all over the country.

In a revealing and entertaining conversation he tells Phil Cunningham about the excesses of the Ultravox years, his solo career and he reflects on the legacy of Band Aid after nearly 30 years.

Phil opens the show with Midge's number one chart hit 'If I Was' and when discussing the song Vienna Phil reveals the text message he received from Midge when he was visiting the Austrian capital.

tells Phil Cunningham about his extraordinary musical journey.

's interest in music was first nurtured by the records he heard on the radio in his parents' Cumbernauld flat.

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tells Phil Cunningham about his extraordinary musical journey.

Midge Ure's interest in music was first nurtured by the records he heard on the radio in his parents' Cumbernauld flat.

Learning to play on a secondhand dance-band guitar it wasn't long before he was playing in bands and travelling to gigs all over the country.

In a revealing and entertaining conversation he tells Phil Cunningham about the excesses of the Ultravox years, his solo career and he reflects on the legacy of Band Aid after nearly 30 years.

In this extended version of the programme Phil opens the show with Midge's number one chart hit 'If I Was' and when discussing the song Vienna Phil reveals the text message he received from Midge when he was visiting the Austrian capital.

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tells Phil Cunningham about her life in music.

Karine Polwart tells Phil Cunningham about her life in music.

Karine Polwart is a one of our finest singer/songwriters. Her repertoire of folk songs is fast and she's known for writing songs with powerful lyrics and tackling subject's others would shy away from.

In a revealing and entertaining gem from the BBC Radio Scotland archives Karine talks to Phil Cunningham about the songs she heard on her parents' record collection and the impact they had on her.

Phil quizzes her on her time with the band KP and the Minichips which she formed as a ten year old and she talks about her later influences and her recent musical collaborations.

Phil opens with Karine's track Daisy before she reveals her five songs and the show ends with Tinsel Show from her 2012 album Traces.

is a one of our finest singer/songwriters. Her repertoire of folk songs is fast and she's known for writing songs with powerful lyrics and tackling subject's others would shy away from.

Karine Polwart tells Phil Cunningham about her life in music.

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For many years The McCalman's were one of the best know folk groups in Scotland. Loved by audiences for their strong vocals, sense of humour and interpretation of Scottish songs they had a huge following at home and overseas and before disbanding in 2010 the McCalmans had recorded 26 albums and produced 400 original songs

In this entertaining and revealing conversation from the BBC Radio Scotland archives Ian McCalman tells Phil Cunningham about 5 special songs including his favourite from his Granny's collection of 78's, a much-loved song from The Beatles and a song he wrote for his father.

Phil opens proceedings with the McCalmans song Smuggler before Ian reveals his five songs.

3/8 For many years The McCalman's were one of the best know folk groups in Scotland. Loved by audiences for their strong vocals, sense of humour and interpretation of Scottish songs they had a huge following at home and overseas and before disbanding in 2010 the McCalmans had recorded 26 albums and produced 400 original songs

In an entertaining and revealing conversation Ian McCalman tells Phil Cunningham about 5 special songs including his favourite from his Granny's collection of 78's, a much-loved song from The Beatles and a song he wrote for his father.

3/8 For many years The McCalman's were one of the best know folk groups in Scotland. Loved by audiences for their strong vocals, sense of humour and interpretation of Scottish songs they had a huge following at home and overseas and before disbanding in 2010 the McCalmans had recorded 26 albums and produced 400 original songs

In an entertaining and revealing conversation Ian McCalman tells Phil Cunningham about 5 special songs including his favourite from his Granny's collection of 78's, a much-loved song from The Beatles and a song he wrote for his father.

Phil opens proceedings with the McCalmans song Smuggler before Ian reveals his five songs.

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Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash lets Phil Cunningham hear five very special songs.

With fifteen albums and four books behind her Roseanne has been immersed in music since childhood. The eldest daughter of Johnny Cash her first musical choice is one her father played to her as a youngster and she tells Phil he regarded it as his favourite song.

Talking about growing up with Johnny, a love of Scotland and her latest album The River and the Thread, Rosanne gives Phil Cunningham an insight into her life and her musical influences.

Phil opens with the track I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me which won Rosanne the Grammy in 1985.

With fifteen albums and four books behind her Rosanne has been immersed in music since childhood. The eldest daughter of Johnny Cash her first musical choice is one her father played to her as a youngster and she tells Phil he regarded it as his favourite song.

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along with his elder brother Rory and fellow Skye based musician Blair Douglas formed the Celtic rock group Runrig in the early 1970's

Since then the band have earned a loyal and enthusiastic following and they've played at such diverse venues as New York's Time Square, Edinburgh Castle and on the shores of Loch Lomond.

Still playing and writing songs, in this musical gem from the BBC Radio Scotland archives Calum tells Phil Cunningham about his childhood on the isle of Skye, the musicians who have inspired him and the enjoyment he gets in seeing his son Donald writing and recording new music.

Calum begins by telling Phil how a Runrig track was taken into space by an astronaut on the Columbia Space Shuttle that sadly ended in tragedy. He goes on to pick tracks by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Blair Douglas and lets Phil hear a song from his son's band Donald Macdonald and The Islands.

5/8 Calum Macdonald along with his elder brother Rory and fellow Skye based musician Blair Douglas formed the Celtic rock group Runrig in the early 1970's

Still playing and writing songs, Calum tells Phil Cunningham about his childhood on the isle of Skye, the musicians who have inspired him and the enjoyment he gets in seeing his son Donald writing and recording new music.

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is one of Scotland's leading folk musicians. A composer, producer and accomplished fiddler he's a member of the ground-breaking trio Lau and has formed the instrumental band Kan.

In this gem from the BBC Radio Scotland archives we hear Aiden talking to Phil Cunningham he picks tracks by Silly Wizard, Capercaillie, Massive Attack, Phil Bancroft and Steve Reich.

Phil opens the show with Aidan's track An Tobar and closes the programme with the track One Two Three from his new band Kan.

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Aidan O'Rourke is one of Scotland's leading folk musicians. A composer, producer and accomplished fiddler he's a member of the ground-breaking trio Lau and has formed the instrumental band Kan.

Talking to Phil Cunningham he picks tracks by Silly Wizard, Capercaillie, Massive Attack, Phil Bancroft and Steve Reich.

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American singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter has enjoyed a music career spanning nearly three decades. Her mixture of Americana and Country Music has gained her a loyal following of fans world-wide including here in Scotland.

In this musical treat from the BBC Radio Scotland archives, talking to Phil Cunningham she recalls her childhood growing up in Princeton, New Jersey, her first motor car and she discovers she shares a love of dogs with Phil.

Opening the show with the track Goodnight America from her latest album, Mary Chapin goes on to pick tracks by Joni Mitchell, Lunasa, Mark Knopfler, The Travelling Wilburys and her final choice from Tift Merritt and Simone Dinnerstein.

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Talking to Phil Cunningham she recalls her childhood growing up in Princeton, New Jersey, her first motor car and she discovers she shares a love of dogs with Phil.

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8/8 Idlewild were one of the biggest bands to come out of Scotland in the 1990's and their success was in no small way down to lead vocalist and songwriter Roddy Woomble.

Now an established solo artist Roddy's lived in New York, written for newspapers and magazines and is now more likely to be found walking down the main street in Tobermory on Mull than on New York's 5th Avenue or Glasgow's Sauchiehall street.

Roddy tells Phil Cunningham about his musical journey and picks tracks by by REM, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Lena Horne.

8/8 Idlewild were one of the biggest bands to come out of Scotland in the 1990's and their success was in no small way down to lead vocalist and songwriter Roddy Woomble.

Now an established solo artist Roddy's lived in New York, written for newspapers and magazines and is now more likely to be found walking down the main street in Tobermory on Mull than on New York's 5th Avenue or Glasgow's Sauchiehall street.

Roddy tells Phil Cunningham about his musical journey and picks tracks by by REM, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Lena Horne.