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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A programme celebrating the centenary of Norman MacCaig's birth. Anecdotes, tributes and readings from friends and fellow poets - including Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Billy Connolly
Participant:
Aly Bain
Participant:
Seamus Heaney
Participant:
Jackie Kay
Participant:
Liz Lochhead
Producer:
Douglas Eadie

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 5

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain with more Celtic and country music, featuring Mike McGoldrick, Bela Fleck, Donal Lunny, Phil Cunningham, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw and John Doyle. Show more

Contributors

Music Supervisor:
Aly Bain
Producer:
Douglas Eadie
Music Supervisor:
Jerry Douglas

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 5

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain with more Celtic and country music, including Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Phil Cunningham, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson and Alison Krauss. Show more

Contributors

Music Supervisor:
Aly Bain
Producer:
Douglas Eadie
Music Supervisor:
Jerry Douglas

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 5

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain with more Celtic and country music, featuring Sharon Shannon, Jim Murray, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, John McCusker and Eddi Reader. Show more

Contributors

Music Supervisor:
Aly Bain
Producer:
Douglas Eadie
Music Supervisor:
Jerry Douglas

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 4

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Folk musicians come together in what have been called 'the greatest backporch shows ever'. With Martha Wainwright, Mairead ni Mhaonaigh, Karen Matheson and James Taylor. Show more

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 4

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Folk musicians come together in what have been called 'the greatest backporch shows ever'. Highlights include songs by James Taylor, Julie Fowlis and Dan Tyminski. Show more

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 6

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Established favourites Karen Matheson, Cara Dillon and Andy Irvine feature along with newcomers such as Boston's Aoife O'Donovan, Teddy Thompson and Ewan McLennan. Show more

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Folk musicians come together to make music in what have been called 'the greatest backporch shows ever'. This edition features Paul Brady, Karen Matheson and Joan Osborne. Show more

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 6

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Music show. Phil Cunningham joins the fun, and music co-directors Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain are also to the fore, along with Mike McGoldrick on pipes and whistles. Show more

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 6

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

With Karen Matheson, Maura O'Connell, Aoife O'Donovan, Tim O'Brien and Andy Irvine backed by Aly, Jerry and Mike McGoldrick, Donald Shaw, Danny Thompson and James Mackintosh. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Douglas Eadie
Music Director:
Aly Bain
Music Director:
Jerry Douglas
Performer:
Allan MacDonald
Performer:
Andy Irvine
Performer:
Aoife O'Donovan
Performer:
Cara Dillon
Performer:
Danny Thompson
Performer:
Donal Lunny
Performer:
Donald Shaw
Performer:
John Doyle
Performer:
John McCusker
Performer:
Julie Fowlis
Performer:
Karen Matheson
Performer:
Matheu Watson
Performer:
Phil Cunningham
Performer:
Russ Barenberg
Performer:
Teddy Thompson
Performer:
Tim O'Brien
Performer:
Maura O'Connell

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 6

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Music show featuring Virginian Mary Chapin Carpenter, Maura O'Connell from County Clare in Ireland and Hebridean Julie Fowlis. Tim O'Brien adds some Appalachian bitter-sweet. Show more

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 4

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Folk musicians come together in what have been called 'the greatest backporch shows ever'. Highlights include the classic Carrickfergus sung by American star Alison Moorer. Show more

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 4

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Folk musicians come together in what have been called 'the greatest backporch shows ever'. Featuring James Taylor, Karen Matheson, Rosanne Cash, Julie Fowlis and Liam O'Maonlai. Show more

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 6

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The gathering of folk musicians sees John Doyle perform emigrant song Liberty's Sweet Shore, while Allan MacDonald closes proceedings with one of his inimitable pipe sets. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Douglas Eadie
Music Director:
Aly Bain
Music Director:
Jerry Douglas
Performer:
Allan MacDonald
Performer:
Andy Irvine
Performer:
Aoife O'Donovan
Performer:
Cara Dillon
Performer:
Danny Thompson
Performer:
Donal Lunny
Performer:
Donald Shaw
Performer:
Ewan McLennan
Performer:
John Doyle
Performer:
John McCusker
Performer:
Julie Fowlis
Performer:
Karen Matheson
Performer:
Matheu Watson
Performer:
Phil Cunningham
Performer:
Russ Barenberg
Performer:
Sam Lakeman
Performer:
Tim O'Brien

Do Bheatha Don Duthaich

Episode 3: The Wild Boar

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC ALBA

Gaelic writers consider the reintroduction of extinct species to the Highlands. Seònaid MacDonald is sceptical about returning wild boar to the Scottish wilderness. Show more

Transatlantic Sessions

Series 6

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Music show featuring the deftly delicate guitar of Russ Barenberg, one of the Sessions' 'founding fathers', and John McCusker's rollicking fiddle. Show more

Do Bheatha Don Duthaich

Episode 5: Lugh (Lynx)

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC ALBA

Young Gaelic writers consider the possible reintroduction of extinct species into the Highlands. A portrait of the secretive and elusive lynx. Show more