This piece of music has been composed with the express purpose of inviting choirs, street bands and community groups to learn and perform it, and join an exciting, collective musical response to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) which will be held in Glasgow in November 2021.
Want to get involved? Express interest & sign up for more info at http://oimusica.co.uk/cop26/ We extend the invite far and wide, to any music collective interested in joining the global call for swift action on climate justice and a shift to an economic model that values collective wellbeing above relentless economic growth.
This piece is a co-creation between Karine Polwart, Oi Musica & The Soundhouse Choir Music –
Song and lyrics by Karine Polwart
Choral arrangement / additional lyrics by Heather MacLeod
Brass and Percussion arrangements by Marcus Britton & Olivia Furness Produced by Marty Hailey @ Metro 13 Music, Edinburgh
BRITS are on high alert today after Storm Dennis battered the country with rain and gales over the weekend – with fears ANOTHER storm is on the horizon. Four people were killed and another is…
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Mark Stephen and Euan McIlwraith with a tribute to our national bard.
Euan and Mark speak to Des Thompson, one of the specialist advisors to the Grouse Moor Review Group about the group’s report and what the licensing of grouse moors might practically involve.
As we gear up to the opening of the River Dee for salmon fishing Euan hears about plans for the celebrations to mark the event. What we plant in our gardens can impact the wildlife that makes its home.
Euan finds out about the types of wildflowers we should be growing to encourage insects and birdlife. And as Saturday marks Burns Night Mark and Euan investigate what goes in to making the ‘Great chieftain o the puddin’-race’ with Dumfries butcher Stuart Houston.
And after 7 o’clock we focus entirely on Robert Burns and in particularly his time in the Dumfries area. In 1788 Burns moved to Ellisland Farm and built a house that he stayed in until 1791.
Mark and Euan take a look around and hear about what Ellisland would have been like in Burns’ day and which of his poems and songs were composed there. Burns was keen on nature and wrote a lot about the wildlife he encountered while farming at Ellisland.
Chris Rollie is an ornithologist, conservationist and Burns enthusiast who tells us all about Burns and his connection with nature.
The Globe Inn in Dumfries was a favourite haunt of Burns during his time at Ellisland and afterwards when he moved to the town. Mark and Euan get a tour from former landlady Maureen McKerrow whose family have a long connection with the pub.
And we end our programme at the Burns mausoleum in Dumfries, the resting place of the poet and his wife Jean Armour
Listen to this program at BBC Scotland: Out of Doors – A Robert Burns Special – BBC Sounds
My faith in rock music has been temporarily restored. According to the manager of The 1975, the execrable essay/song that his band recorded with diminutive doom-monger Greta Thunberg had previously [ . . . ]
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Compensation payments of more than £500 million have been made to wind farms to switch off turbines over the past eight years, the latest figures show.
A new monthly record was set in September this year, when £28,434,560 was paid out by National Grid to stop electricity generation. Most cash was paid to Scottish wind farms, with some earning more than £1m a month for not supplying power.
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