Monday, 27 June 2011

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 9 July – Friday 15 July 2011

Title: Blas 2010 Music Festival
Highlights from Donnie Munro's performance at the Blas 2010 festival. The concert also features Iain MacFarlane, Ingrid Henderson and Ewan Robertson.

Transmitted: Saturday 9 July
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Cuirm @ Celtic: Taigh Ciuil - Paul McKenna
Julie Fowlis presents the Paul McKenna Band in concert from Glasgow's Fruitmarket during Celtic Connections.

Transmitted: Saturday 9 July
Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm

Title: Alleluia / Spiritual Music & Verse

A special compilation programme featuring a selection of hymns and psalms from across the series including Norrie MacIver and Sineag MacIntyre with Psalm 36, James Graham singing Och a Shlànaigheir Chaoimh and Calum Martin with Psalm 62.

Transmitted: Sunday 10 July
Time: 7.30 – 8.00pm

Title: Taghadh bho Na Trads

Music and chat from the Trad Award Winners – some of the finest traditional musicians in the country. Tonight’s show features Julie Fowlis and her band.

Transmitted: Monday 11 July
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Trusadh – Gunnaichean ann an Alba / Guns in Scotland

The gun has played a major role in rural Scottish life for generations. To this day, the history and cultural heritage of hunting and shooting for sport generates a vital income, especially during the busy Autumn / Winter season. Non traditional seasonal activities such as clay pigeon shooting are also on the increase.

We meet those who shoot for sport, find out about how the police implement and control the issuing of firearm certificates at a local level, and discover that the art of gun making is still very much a lucrative part of rural Scottish life today as we meet some of these craftsmen at work.

Debate continues to surround gun legislation in Scotland though, following the horrors of Dunblane and more recent atrocities, including Cumbria last year . These incidents have added to the stigma of all gun holders in society, irrespective of their reason, or right to have a gun.

Transmitted: Monday 11 July
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Dannsa

The latest Dannsa instalment, following six different dance groups from around Scotland through the highs and lows of rehearsal, competition and performance. The groups are highly diverse in location, style, aspiration, age and accomplishment, including The Space at Dundee College, the teenage girls of the Fusion dance class in Aberdeen, the Ballet West school in Taynuilt, Oban, the asylum seekers and refugees of the Maryhill Integration Network in Glasgow and the over sixties at Dance Base in Edinburgh.

In this programme, street-dancing crew Heavy Smokers welcome presenters Anne Morrison and Kevin Walker to Livingston.

All groups along with their teachers and choreographers face the challenge of putting a special dance piece together for a show which will see all six groups showcasing their talents on the same stage for one night only. Renowned Scottish contemporary choreographer Mr Andy Howitt will have the demanding task of incorporating all six groups for the end of series performance special at the Tramway Theatre in Glasgow.

Dannsa...........six groups, six different dance styles, one live dance show!

Transmitted: Monday 11 July
Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm

Title: A Rèir Na h-Aimsir – Uidhist a Tuath
More often than not the subject of the weather forecast is the first topic of conversation with people you have never met. We continue our weather adventure through the Western Isles in North Uist. On Clettraval we meet a man who paints the weather, it's all aboard for an evening sail with skipper Angus and in Clachan Sands we find out the best weather for thatching.

Transmitted: Tuesday 12 July
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: An Aghaidh an t-Srutha / Celtic Radicals

The Celtic influence on the birth of the Labour Party.

Transmitted: Wednesday 13 July
Time: 10.30 – 10.55pm