Tuesday, 9 August 2011

BBC ALBA – Saturday 20 August – Friday 26 August 2011

Title: Scottish Premier League – Dundee United v Dunfermline

The latest full-match coverage from the SPL as Jim McIntyre’s Dunfermline side travel to face Dundee United at Tannadice Park. This game marks the first league clash between Dundee United and Dunfermline since the 2006/2007 season.

Transmitted: Saturday 20 August
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm

Title: Cuirm@Celtic: Taigh Ciuil - Atlantic Seaway

Coverage of the Celtic Connections 2011 festival continues in Cuirm@Celtic with coverage of The Atlantic Seaway which features staff and students from Strathclyde University, the RSAMD and Boston’s Berklee College, tracing the transatlantic evolution of Scottish music, in a collaboration supported by Glasgow UNESCO City of Music. They are joined by acclaimed piper Finlay MacDonald, one of the new generations of brilliant young pipers.

Transmitted: Saturday 20 August
Time: 9.55pm – 10.25pm

Title: Trusadh – Ag Iomradh Sa Tarraing / Coastal Rowing

This Trusadh documentary will take a look at the resurgence in coastal rowing throughout Scotland, and we follow one of the latest groups to get involved in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis on their journey to join the ranks.

The arrival of the outboard engine brought a new way of life to coastal towns throughout Scotland. No longer were traditional wooden boats necessary and as their use declined so too did rowing. That is until a couple of years ago when the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project began, with the arrival of a new kit boat called the St Ayles Skiff. Over 40 different community groups have come together across Scotland to build their own skiff and then take part in one of the many regattas that have sprung up in their wake.

Transmitted: Monday 22 August
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Leabhar an Aigh
This is the story of the man behind the indispensible Dwelly's Gaelic Dictionary.

Dwelly's Gaelic Dictionary is one of the most important works of Scottish scholarship, an indispensable reference guide for a century of Gaels since its first publication in 1901. This programme examines the amazing achievement of Edward Dwelly, who originally undertook the compilation for his own private use.

Transmitted: Thursday 25 August
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: 'S ann an Ile / Islay
'S ann an Ile explores the community of Islay through the prism of Gaelic. An unusual wedding takes place, and Islay's population soars as the lively Malt and Music Festival begins.

Transmitted: Friday 26 August
Time: 8.30pm – 9pm

Title: Dannsa/Dance Series

Over the course of this vibrant and highly energetic television series, viewers have followed six different dance groups from around Scotland through the highs and lows of rehearsal, competition and performance.

The last programme in the series will see the six divers dance groups perform together at the Tramway Theatre in an entertaining grand finale showcasing their work for a national television audience under the guidance of renowned Scottish choreographer Andy Howitt. The production took place to the accompaniment of a specially commissioned new piece of work by Quee MacArthur of Shooglenifty and the show will also feature special guest stars, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

The groups are highly diverse in location, style, aspiration, age and accomplishment, including BALLET WEST, the international dance school situated in Argyll, THE HEAVY SMOKERS, an independent breakdancing crew from Livingston, GOLDEN, an over 60's group run by DanceBase, the national centre for dance in Edinburgh, THE MARYHILL INTEGRATION NETWORK, a company of asylum seekers and refugees based in Glasgow, the aspiring hopefuls from THE SPACE at the School of Contemporary Dance in Dundee and FUSION from City Moves in Aberdeen, a teenage dance group.

Transmitted: Friday 26 August
Time: 9pm – 10.30pm