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Robert Severin

The fantasic songwriter from Glasgow Robert Severin entertained Norrie with  stories of immigration and refugees. His own parents in fact left Hungary at different times when mobile phones and social media were nowhere.  Miraculously they met up again in Scotland. This story led Robert to write Elena an elderly Ukranian woman fleeing war. Robert has the skill to draw listeners deep into his songs and become affected with real life stories. Robert has the silkiest of voices and the production […]

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Iain Fraser

Fiddler Iain Fraser joined Norrie in conversation to talk about the Rev Norman McLeod the disaffected Church of Scotland minister who defected to Cape Breton to escape the misery of the highland clearances. Once there he once  again got itchy feet and embarked upon an arduous task of sailing to Australia then New Zealand. The story is of epic proportions. Each track on Kōterana tells a story, with Iain evoking powerful emotion in his music, contemplating the true devotion of […]

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Neil Pearlman

Neil Pearlman joined Norrie on a transatlantic call to have a chat about his latest album Refractions which was recently released. Neil has been steeped in Scottish culture and music from childhood and Refractions is an exciting compilation of traditional Scottish and Gaelic songs, reimagined and specially arranged for solo piano. One might imagine a solo instrument may not have the depth and breadth of a band but rest assured Neil uses both hands to play the tune and the accompanying […]

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Joy Dunlop

This new album from Joy Dunlop is groundbeaking. The production which elevates her voice just above the big sound of the band is near perfect. We have waited for over a decade to hear Joy and my goodness the wait was well worth it. The tracks are all in Gaelic but please please do not let that put you off. Joy uses her voice like another instrument  to convey the vibrancy of the song. The band are all on fine […]

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Stephen Kelly

Stephen from Blantyre just up the road from Norrie has his new album coming out this June but popped in for a chat about Lazy Way You Look his latest single which  takes inspiration from 1960s pop and vocal harmony groups including Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys, Crosby Stills and Nash, and The Everly Brothers. With its layered, melodic vocal harmonies and sunny sound, Lazy Way You Look is an upbeat, guitar-led smash, perfect to usher in the first days […]

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iain fraser

Iain joined Norrie Hunter on a voyage of the Rev Norman Mcleod as the minister was forced to leave Scotland. His journey took him to Pictou Nova Scotia where he started a new Highland community at St Annes Bay. His preaching got him into trouble and he was sued  for defamation for not being ordained. Never the less he built a school and a church and was creating a new Scottish community. All until typhoid and a potato blight took […]

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