For our latest podcast we go transatlantic with Ali talking to Kevin Brown, producer and the driving force behind, Songs For Scotland 2. Even if you’re aware of the original Bella Caledonia: Songs For Scotland you’ll find the story behind the sequel fascinating. Kevin’s passion for the project is infectious and inspiring, and you’ll also want to know what role Alasdair Gray has to play and all about The Alasdair Gray Scholarship Trust.
You can find out how to lend your support to Songs For Scotland 2 at Indiegogo, where, among other great items on offer, you can purchase one of three original Alasdair Gray prints, or all three should you feel so inclined (although, hurry as they are going fast).
As Kevin explains, there’s a lot going on and you can keep up to date by following on Facebook and Twitter. For even more info, there is also this article from The National which is all about the project and why they support it, as well as Kevin’s own Bella Caledonia article on ‘The Possible Worlds of Alasdair Gray’.
But, without further ado, here is the podcast in all its forms. Make sure and stay with us right to the end as there is an exclusive play of one of the central songs from Songs For Scotland 2 just for you. Cos we’re like that…
You can also download it by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this post, or, if you want it right here, right now, you can listen on SoundCloud…
..or on YouTube:
We’ll be back soon, but before you go here’s an extra treat. On the podcast Kevin talks about an Oran Mor night to celebrate Songs For Scotland 2 this November. Tickets are not yet on sale, but we will let you know when they are. To give you a taste of what to expect, here’s a film from the Oran Mor concert for the original Songs For Scotland from 2014, when a cracking time was had by all. To miss such an event once is unfortunate, to miss it twice would be downright careless, so we’ll see you at the bar:
‘Culture can and should be at the forefront in the drive for positive political change.’ – Alasdair Gray