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...

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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, expressive...

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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...

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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 the proceeds atween the school I worked in at the time as a PSA and a childhood cancer.

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Isobel Gregory – Keep the Doric dialect alive

Isobel Gregory – Keep the Doric dialect alive

I think it is very important to keep the Doric dialect alive. Growing up in a fishing community which is rich in folklore and  culture is very much of who I am and do not wish memories of the past to be lost. During lockdown I ventured into a Youtube career making...

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Dame Evelyn Glennie – Being Doric

Dame Evelyn Glennie – Being Doric

As the world becomes ever more generic, indigenous and minority languages, dialects and cultures struggle to survive. Language is built on not only what is spoken but what is unspoken; the richness of the social structure, climate, landscape, industry and many other aspects…….

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SUSIE CARRUTH- Thoughts on Doric Future

SUSIE CARRUTH- Thoughts on Doric Future

My hame toon is Seattle, Washington US; I was born and raised here. Ten years ago I made friends with a neighbor who is a Fifer, fae Bowhill, and who has lived in the US for some time. He introduced me to all things Scottish, including a language I didn’t understand.

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Dave Cherry – The Guitar Mannie

Dave Cherry – The Guitar Mannie

If you are looking for a Martin, Taylor, Gibson, Fender, PRS look-alike, this is not the place to be, these guys do their thing with all the tradition expertise skill and panache that years of manufacturing have enabled them to fine tune and produce the superb instruments they have built their reputations on….

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James Craig Ross – re; Why Doric Matters

James Craig Ross – re; Why Doric Matters

I have taken an interest in ‘why doric matters‘ after seeing some very interesting videos from Jill. The new information I have gained about places of interest that are local to me has defiantly been insightful. The effort and enthusiasm I see from Jill also makes me keen to spread the word and I believe in the importance ……

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Andy Oxbow – Spotlight Doric

Andy Oxbow – Spotlight Doric

Myself and daryl are based in collieston, on the Buchan coast. I moved here in 2003 and Daryl a few years later and we started making music. Initially we developed a ‘village orchestra’ (Oxbow Lake orchestra) The Lang Reel O Collieston was written at one of those sessions.
One of our many musical….

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Mary Sydney Gilley

Mary Sydney Gilley

I love watching Jill visit with people in her community and beyond, highlighting their talents. I am a person who does not want culture and traditions to fade. I think that’s why I love visiting Scotland. People are so friendly and the traditions are still alive. Keep up the grand work Jill. Hope we meet some day.

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Angus McCurrach – Doric Matters

Angus McCurrach – Doric Matters

They say that language reflects a society’s culture, its’ way of life and its’ environment. If any of these changes, as they undoubtedly will over time, then a language will adapt and evolve. I use evolution in this context, because words and phrases are subject to the same…

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Rob Watt – Does anyone remember my Father?

Rob Watt – Does anyone remember my Father?

Does anyone remember my Father Bob Watt . Over many years he published Doric Poetry in the Press and Journal and a couple of books , The Ghillie Loon and the Mannie’s Hat . Dad also had a regular spot on Radio Aberdeen and Radio Scotland called “In the country”

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Margaret Stebbing – Love your work Jill

Margaret Stebbing – Love your work Jill

I have been following your videos and interviews for some time now, and I just want to add my support to your work in keeping Doric traditions and language alive. I think the way you have responded to the challenges of living through this pandemic is helpful to us all ……

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Jack Capener #Oorvyce

Jack Capener #Oorvyce

If ye care aboot oor #Scots leid an want tae see it gien the recogneition an promotion it deserves, jine the @OorVyce campaign!
It’s time tae mak oorvyce heard!
Doric Future have now joined forces with Oor Vyce.

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Jim Taylor’s Farming Family Timeline

Jim Taylor’s Farming Family Timeline

At the period of Lock Down 2020, I was unable to personally make visits to interview folk on their life history.
During this time Mr. Jim Taylor and his daughter Joyce pieced together the history of his farming days for Doric Future.

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Jill’s work at Slains School

Jill’s work at Slains School

By Conor Meeham, teacher, Slains School
Collieston
Ellon
Aberdeenshire
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.

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Jill’s Doric back story

Jill’s Doric back story

Ceator of Doric Future.
Three main reasons I started to draw on my own Doric Roots.
I felt my own stories and experiences of being born and brought up on a N.E. Farm were going further and further from my mind.

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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

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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 country tradition.

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Bob Knight – The Doric

Bob Knight – The Doric

(written especially for Doric Future)
What does the North East doric mean to me?” To be honest I’ve never thought of it in that way, and there’s your greatest clue. Having been brought up speaking it, I don’t have to think about it, I don’t have to think about it!

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Hamish Kemp – Doric Doon Under

Hamish Kemp – Doric Doon Under

I would like to introduce you to Our Doric Man, From “Down Under”!
This lovely Australian man originally from Crathie, Aberdeenshire, contacted me when he started to watch some of my videos from Aberdeenshire on you tube.

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Antonia Uri – A younger view

Antonia Uri – A younger view

My name is Antonia Uri, I am 23 years old and I was brought up in the countryside in-between Mintlaw and Longside. Preserving the Doric dialect is extremely important to me because it is a huge part of who I am, and is something that ties me to my home

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What is Doric? by Allan Thomson

What is Doric? by Allan Thomson

(written especially for Doric Future)
DORIC Fit is “Doric”? Doric is the wye north-East folk spik. I suppose ye wid ca’ it an accent or a dialect. Fin I wis a loon, I didna’ ken that I spoke Doric or hid an accent. Ye see, the wye I spoke wis learnt at my midder’s…

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Bessie Cordiner Wilkins

Bessie Cordiner Wilkins

The importance of videoing oral history to document not only how the Doric language is spoken, but also on how we look.   There are certain features that mark a Doric face, shaped possibly by the environment we are brought up in.
Bessie has a great history.

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