Kenung (a.k.a. Kenny Davidson) Doric Story Writer

Kenung (a.k.a. Kenny Davidson) Doric Story Writer

I am Gordon Mackay, part of the Doric Future Team, and Kenny Davidson was a great friend of mine. He was a charismatic man, around 20 years my senior. We met first met when I moved to the North East in 1981, sadly Kenny passed away in 2011, but during these 30 years I...
The Bothy Ballad Champion

The Bothy Ballad Champion

I wis born and broucht up in Tornaveen in rural Aiberdeenshie, wi parents fae Buchan wi i doric aye being spoken and encourged tae use it. Nooadays I sing sangs that tell i stories o i North East and beyond in Doric and Scots, It a vital pairt o the culture and...
Debbie Leslie – Bittie aboot oor Doric dialect

Debbie Leslie – Bittie aboot oor Doric dialect

Doric belangs te you an me: it’s in the quait o the countryside an the steer o the toons; it’s in the land, the sky an the sea; it’s in the wealth o culture an heritage; it’s in the lives o oor ain folk, past an present, their sangs, stories, an their rich,...
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...
Ilene Gauld – Poet & Piper

Ilene Gauld – Poet & Piper

I’m relatively new to following Jill, but I’m fair enjoying it. I’d hate wir heritage to disappear as I love the Doric and I dabble in writing Doric poems. I wrote a wee booklet a lang time ago caad “Smile a Fyle” which I sold and split...