Siúlach Scéalach

Ian Lee Image Name: Ian Lee Description: Ian Lee Copyright: RTÉ
Ian Lee Image Name: Ian Lee Description: Ian Lee Copyright: RTÉ

Mar chuid den chomóradh ar 25 bliain den chlár Sruth na Maoile, beidh Siúlach Scéalach ag tochailt i gCartlann Sgoil Eolais na h-Alba nó The School of Scottish Studies, anocht le teacht ar chuid den tobar as ar tharraing ceoltóirí óga an lae inniu in Albain.  Beidh amhráin luaidh, amhráin ghrá, amhráin saothair, píbroch, ceol rince, scéalaíocht agus sailm ó na mór hoileáin Ghaeltachta mar a taifeadadh iad ón bhliain 1951 ar aghaidh.  I measc na gceoltóirí beidh Flora MacNeil, Calum Johnstone, Kate MacDonald, Dr Allan MacDonald, Joan McKenzie, Penny Morrison agus daoine eile a thaifead amhráin dhúchasacha na hAlbain   cosúil le Kenna Campbell.  As Éirinn, beidh seoid bheag a thaifead Máire Ní Bhraonáin sa bhliain 1969 agus amhrán i nGaeilge atá bunaithe ar ‘The Circle Game’ le Joni Mitchell á cheol aici, agus beidh Séamus Ennis le cluinstin fosta ag caint faoi Ghaeltacht na hAlbain agus ag cur píosaí ceoil i láthair.  Láithriú agus léiriú le hIan Lee.

As part of the 25 year celebrations for the Sruth na Maoile programme, as celebrated on Saturday night with a gala gig live from Glór in Ennis, tonight Ian Lee will be digging deep into the archives of The School of Scottish Studies to reveal some of the material underpinning the music tradition there.  He’ll be bringing us waulking songs, love songs, work songs, piping, dance music, storytelling and psalms from the main Gaeltacht islands in Scotland, recorded from 1951 onwards.  The musicians will include Flora MacNeil, Calum Johnstone, Kate MacDonald, Dr Allan MacDonald, Joan McKenzie, Penny Morrison and others who recorded the traditional native songs, such as Kenna Campbell.  From Ireland, Ian Lee will bring us some gems from Moya Brennan recorded in 1969, including an Irish version of the Joni Mitchell song ‘The Circle Game’.  We’ll also hear Séamus Ennis speaking about the Scottish Gaeltacht, and introducing some music.  Presented and produced by Ian Lee.