On tonight’s (Tuesday 16th September) Travels with my Auntie Liz show, I have an interview with the one and only Brian McNeill (or could now be known as Dr McNeill I presume!) and Gaile Martin-Brown for the Falkirk Pot Project which is in full ‘swing’. In fact, Brian leaves for Bandawi in Malawi today.
Also, a ‘snippit’ The Kelpies’ Suite is, so far, the instrumental and choral side of what Brian has composed for the Falkirk Music Pot project.
The players on this are members of Falkirk Fiddle Workshop along with members of the Falkirk Schools Senior Orchestra conducted by Ian Boulter. Brian is also composing songs and more instrumental pieces, including as a result of his trip to Malawi this month and everything will culminate in two concerts next March in Falkirk Town Hall, as well as the CDs.
Creative Place in Scotland came along which with this project which hopes to get Falkirk better known locally, nationally and internationally and this project was born by Gaile Martin-Brown in charge of traditional music for the council. The project is with Falkirk Communities Trust who had been working on a project which encompassed a Larbert schools research and the Carron Iron Works which highlighted the fact that children in Africa were eating their breakfast out of pots that had been made in Falkirk.
No matter how many times that iron is melted down and used for something else, it still comes back to it’s origins in Falkirk, making that stretch to encompasses music and Brian was sought out once again, this time for The Falkirk Music Pot Project – working with young people and local groups of all music genres to write and perform music last will leave a lasting legacy in more ways than one!
So if you could link onto the website at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2103393420/mairi-orr-debut-album and do all you can to allow this very talented artist to get this album recorded. It only requires 600 of you to donate £5 each that would get the album done or whatever you can afford would also help towards production.
If you donated £10, you get a free download of the album ahead of everyone else when released. There are only three weeks to go, so please get donating! I will play a couple of Mairi’s songs of her EP ‘The Gathering Crows’ on tonight’s show.
Thanks for listening! Liz.
You can get the show on Catch Up for next 30 days.
Travels with my Auntie Liz, Tuesday 16 September 8.00-10.00pm; repeated Wednesday 17 September 1.00-3.00pm and Catch Up anytime.