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Siubhal le Shepherd

BBC ALBA – Tuesday 31 December at 8.30pm

Siubhal le Shepherd

BBC ALBA - Dimàirt 31 Dùbhlachd aig 8.30f

Robbie Shepherd

DELIGHTFUL DOCUMENTARY CHARTING THE LIFE OF ROBBIE SHEPHERD ON BBC ALBA

Possessed of the most distinctive voice in broadcasting, Robbie Shepherd can legitimately be called a national institution. This one man has been the voice of Saturday night radio for thirty five years, relaying his passion for traditional music and song through shows such as ‘Take The Floor’ and ‘The Reel Blend’.

A new documentary being broadcast on BBC ALBA on New Year’s eve, ‘Siubhal le Shepherd’, will take viewers on a retrospective journey of Robbie Shepherd’s life, a custodian of the folk music and culture of his native Aberdeen-shire. For the last thirty five years he has occupied a position as the most significant and influential figure in Scottish dance music, and much more beyond.

Behind the microphone he is a prolific author and champion of both the Doric language and the culture of northeast Scotland. He continues to write his Saturday ‘doric’ column in the Press and Journal, and his contribution to music and to Scots literature has been recognised with an MBE and honorary doctorates. Despite his many accolades and worldwide acclaim, he remains a peoples’ champion; a broadcaster rooted in the rich culture of his native northeast, yet universally popular.

His broadcasting hinterland is vast; noted raconteur and public speaker; humorist and newspaper columnist, he has lent wit and warmth to television series as diverse as The Beechgrove Garden and sheepdog trials.

The former accountant came to prominence whilst he played harmonica in the popular Garlogie Four. Shepherd was notable, not for his musicality, but for his championing of Doric. Since then, this popular figure has weathered changes in culture and his broadcasting longevity is testament to the affection and esteem in which he is held. It’s that popularity, coupled with an unparalleled knowledge of Scottish dance music, which has ensured a constant demand for his services.

In Siubhal le Shepherd, we accompany Robbie Shepherd on a physical and spiritual journey, covering a lot of Scotland whilst exploring his past. From Shetland to the Borders, we unlock memories, meet the personalities and attend the significant events that shaped this most singular of broadcasters.

On our journey, we will take in the Highland games circuit at Old Meldrum, Lonach and Braemar, take in the Keith Folk Festival, a bothy ballad concert in Tarland and accompany Robbie to one of his many outside broadcasts with BBC Radio Scotland’s Take the Floor.

Siubhal le Shepherd has been produced by Bees Nees Media for BBC ALBA and will be broadcast on Tuesday 31st December at 8.30pm.

BEATHA ROBBIE SHEPHERD AIR BBC ALBA

Le guth cho aithnichte ’s a th’ ann taobh a-staigh saoghal nam meadhanan, chan eil teagamh sam bith ann nach eil Robbie Shepherd ainmeil airson a shaothair sa ghnìomhachas seo fad bhliadhnaichean mòra. Airson còig deug thar fhichead bliadhna, tha guth an neach-lìbhrigidh bàigheil seo agus a ghaoil ’s a dhealasach airson ceòl agus òrain thraidiseanta air a sgaoileadh air an rèidio gach oidhche Shathairne, sna prògraman ‘Take The Floor’ agus ‘The Reel Blend’.

A bharrachd air a sgilean lìbhrigidh, tha Robbie cuideachd na ùghdar ealanta agus na eòlaiche air cainnt Doric agus air cultar ear-thuath na h-Alba. Bidh Robbie fhathast a’ sgrìobhadh colbh ann an Doric airson a’ Phress and Journal gach Disathairne agus chaidh a shaothair is a thabhartas do cheòl agus litreachas Albais aithneachadh nuair a chaidh MBE agus ollamhachd urramach a bhuileachadh air. A dh’aindeoin iomadh duais, aithne agus luchd-leantainn bho air feadh an t-saoghail, tha Robbie fhathast na ghaisgeach am measg an t-sluaigh, ’s tha a bheusan stèidhichte air a chultar bheairteach aige fhèin an ear-thuath na dùthcha.

Tha Robbie a’ tarraing luchd-èisteachd bho gach ceàrnaidh. ’S e seanchaidh agus fear-labhairt sgileil a th’ ann; fìor charactar; bidh e a’ sgrìobhadh dhan phàipear-naidheachd agus a thuilleadh air seo tha e cuideachd air a phearsa bhlàth ’s àbhachdas a chuir air beulaibh an t-sluaigh tro phrògraman telebhisein leithid, The Beechgrove Garden agus deuchainnean chon-chaorach.

Bha Robbie na chunntasair mus d’ fhuair e aithne taobh a-staigh saoghal a’ chiùil, nuair a bha e a’ cluich an harmonica sa chòmhlan Garlogie Four. Choisinn e cliù, cha b’ ann a-mhàin airson a sgilean ciùil, ach gu seach h-àraidh airson an dòigh anns an robh e a’ brosnachadh agus a’ cumail dìleas ri cainnt Doric. Bhon uair sin, tha buaidh mhòr air a bhith aig Robbie air a chultar agus tha seo air a dhearbhadh tron chraoladh aige fhèin. Leis cho measail is a tha a’ mhòr-sluagh air agus an t-eòlas luachmhor a th’ aige air ceòl dannsa na h-Alba, ’s beag an t-iongnadh gu bheil iarrtas mòr ann air a shon chun latha an-diugh.

Ann an Siubhal le Shepherd, thathar ann an cuideachd Robbie Shepherd ’s e air turas timcheall Alba far a bheil a’ meòrachadh air an àm a dh’fhalbh agus air a bheatha fhèin. Air turas fada is farsaing eadar Sealtainn agus Na Crìochan, tha Siubhal le Shepherd a’ dùsgadh iomadh deagh chuimhneachan tro bhith a’ coinneachadh is a’ còmhradh ri càirdean agus deagh charaidean, agus a’ tadhal air tachartasan aig an robh buaidh mhòr air a’ chraoladair anabarrach comasach seo.

Tron turas seo, gheibhear sealladh dhen cheangal làidir a th’ aig Robbie ris Na Geamaichean Gàidhealach ann am Meall Druim, an Lònach agus am Bràigh Mhàrr. Tadhailear cuideachd air an Keith Folk Festival, air cuirm-ciùil mun bhothy bhallad ann an Turlann, ’s bithear ann an cuideachd Robbie ’s e a’ craoladh fear de phrògraman Take the Floor le BBC Radio Scotland.

Tha Siubhal le Shepherd a’ soilleireachadh oidhirpean Robbie Shepherd gus an ceòl agus an cultar ionadail aige ann an Siorrachd Obar Dheathain a ghlèidheadh agus a sgaoileadh chun ath ghinealach. Anns na còig deug thar fhichead bliadhna a th’ air a dhol seachad, tha Robbie air a bhith na thosgaire agus na phearsa chumhachdach taobh a-staigh saoghal ceòl dannsa agus mòran nas fharsainge na sin.

Chaidh Siubhal le Shepherd a riochdachadh le Bees Ness Media airson BBC ALBA agus thèid a chraoladh Dimàirt 31 Dùbhlachd aig 8.30f.


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