Tuesday, 9 August 2011

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 13 August – Friday 19 August 2011

Title: SPL - Hearts v Aberdeen
The latest full-match coverage from the SPL as Heart of Midlothian host Aberdeen at Tynecastle Stadium.

Transmitted: Saturday 13 August
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm

Title: Paddy Keenan & Fred Morrison aig Celtic Connections

Two piping legends: Ireland's Paddy Keenan and Scotland's Fred Morrison, in concert at Celtic Connections with a host of musician friends from Scotland, Ireland and Galicia.

Transmitted: Saturday 13 August
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Cuirm @ Celtic: Colin Farrell
More music and chat from Celtic Connections with acclaimed fiddle player Colin Farrell as guest.

Transmitted: Saturday 13 August
Time: 10.00 – 11.00pm

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 Golden class at their Dance Base studio in Edinburgh, the street-dancing crew Heavy Smokers in Livingston and the Maryhill Integration Network from Glasgow.

In this programme, Anne Morrison and Kevin Walker watch on as renowned Scottish contemporary choreographer Andy Howitt oversees rehearsals 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 15 August
Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm

Title: An t-Slighe a bu Mhiosa / The Worst Journey in The World

During World War II an important supply chain of military and other aid travelled to Russia by Arctic Ship Convoy. These voyages saved Russia from collapse and prevented Germany from winning the war. Some of the last few remaining veterans of these journeys gathered to pay tribute to their fallen comrades and make a final pilgrimage along the original route from Britain to Murmansk in Russia.

Transmitted: Wednesday 17 August
Time: 9.00 – 9.50pm

Title: iTRAD

Schools, colleges and festivals all over Scotland are at the centre of a traditional music revival. Arising out of these institutions are talented singers and musicians who go onto successful careers in the music industry.

In this final programme of the iTrad series we meet two bands - Fuaim Ghlaschu and Caledonian Canals - who are among the youngsters who are now at the forefront of this musical revitalisation. Now they gather in Ullapool to put on a special show case for this series reflecting on the rise in interest in traditional Scottish music.

Transmitted: Friday 19 August
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm