For the latest podcast, Ali and Ian took a trip to the edge of Edinburgh to talk to one of Scottish music’s great voices and characters, Ronnie Browne. By his own admission Ronnie is best known as one half of The Corries, but there other tales to tell, and he kindly agreed to talk us about his recently published autobiography, Ronnie Browne: That Guy Fae The Corries.
As you’ll hear, there’s far more to Ronnie’s life than that, and what unfolds is 40 minutes of conversation which is thoughtful, at times moving, at others uproarious, and always entertaining. Ronnie talks about his young life in Edinburgh, his career as an artist, the strength he has gained from his family life, as well as his time as one of Scotland’s most iconic musicians. It is a life well lived, and spending time in the man’s company you realise it always would have been no matter what as he has a spirit that could never be denied.
The book itself is a real treat which we can highly recommend, and if you want further details you can read the Scots Whay Hae! review here, but it was a real treat to be able to talk to the man face to face, and I hope his warmth and generosity come across in the interview. We’ve recorded over 50 of these podcasts to date, and this is unanimously one of our favourites. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did recording it.
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See you next time. We’re going to have to go some to top that, but we’ll give it our very best…