Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Longest Day

Midsummer, and BBC Radio Scotland is in Shetland, which will of course have more daylight than anywhere else in the UK, in strength:

I've just had the excellent New Tradition (featuring a Morton daughter, he said proudly) in the Radiocroft, broadcasting live on the Fred Macaulay Show. Before that I was on Good Morning Scotland, and the day will be a wireless cornucopia of Zetlandic delights: I'm off to Lerwick now, and the Mark Laurenson Band will be playing some tunes live on the Movie Cafe before the live two-hour Tom Morton Show itself, which will be from the Flavour of Shetland marquee on the pier. Mark will play, as will Gillian Isbister and Jordan Ogg.

This is all part of the Scotland's Music '07 project, and there will be Shetland music on Travelling Folk (fantastic fiddle player Gemma Donald) with a final conversation around midnight with Ricky Ross on the Late Lounge.

Phew! See you tomorrow - hopefully with some pictures.

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