Bratach Bana – what’s in a name?

Bratach Bana – what’s in a name?

Back in 2006 a group of local North East musicians formed a band and called themselves Bratach Bana, a name suggested to them by the popular Scottish singer Fiona Kennedy, named after a song made famous by her late father Calum Kennedy many years before. So far so...
Jill’s work at Slains School

Jill’s work at Slains School

Hi Jill, Thank you for taking the time to come in and speak with the students. I hope you also enjoyed being at the front of the class. Doric is part of the rich history of this area and is woven in to the fabrics of some many other areas of life. For example, the...
Jill’s Doric back story

Jill’s Doric back story

“A little personal reflection , as I was bringing my older video material to the fore for inclusion in the web site, it has for me been reconciliation of my past.  Thinking deeply and writing and drawing videos together has given me a deep rooted sense of who I am and...
Alan Hay – Does Doric Matter?

Alan Hay – Does Doric Matter?

How often nowadays do you hear a Doric phrase uttered in the streets of Aberdeen, or in any of the bigger towns of North East Scotland?  Perhaps it’s inevitable in the cosmopolitan, international city Aberdeen has become over the last 40 years, but conversation...
Denis Shepherd

Denis Shepherd

I play moothie (mouth-organ) and diddle; I sing popular Scottish and Doric songs including own compositions; I recite my own Doric poem; I do some ceilidh dance calling; I talk about the Box & Fiddle magazine; and I describe another way in which I carry on the...