Blowing my own horn

Here’s a milestone – the first airing of the “Gaelic Shakuhachi” on national TV.

Monty Halls’ Great Hebridean Escape went out on Wednesday on BBC2 with the introduction to the Bi Beò track “Na Seann Daoine” serving as the introduction to the programme itself, coming on right after the title sequence. Quite an honour, given the illustrious musical company we were in on the rest of the soundtrack – Peatbog Faeries, Julie Fowlis…

So anyway, this is a blog – where you log significant stuff, and this is pretty significant for me. The moment in the limelight may just be transient – which makes it all the more important to mark it, maybe. Who knows even how long the link above will work? But I’m looking forward to the rest of Monty’s series on the natural heritage of these islands. It’s a feelgood show, so I intend to enjoy it while it lasts.


About Gordon Wells

Language learner and teacher (English, Gaelic, Hindi and Urdu). Interested in bilingualism and creativity. At home in the Hebrides.

Posted on 25/04/2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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