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BBC ALBA – Thursday 25 December at 10.00pm

Mànran

BBC ALBA - Diardaoin 25 Dùbhlachd aig 10.00f

Mànran

EXPERIENCE LIFE ON THE ROAD WITH ONE OF SCOTLAND’S MOST ADMIRED BANDS, MÀNRAN

Wryly dubbed by certain media as ‘Scotland’s Gaelic boy band’, Mànran have created a stir on both the Scottish and international music scene since they formed in 2010.

With their second album The Test released last year to critical acclaim, BBC ALBA joined the award winning six piece band to witness the thrills and spills of life on the road. During an hour long documentary, produced by Demus-HG Productions, we follow them across a year both at home and abroad and following this programme, there is a chance to see them live in concert recorded earlier this year.

2013 brought their biggest gig yet, supporting their musical heroes Runrig to 40,000 people outside Inverness. After the high of the Runrig gig, the band set off for the first Mànran tour of America starting at the Milwaukee IrishFest, the biggest Irish music festival in the USA. But life on the road is never simple, especially when their piper and fiddle player is double booked!

The American tour sees them debut to an appreciative audience, jam with fellow Scots - The Red Hot Chilli Pipers - and help out some Irish friends who are down a member! As the US tour goes on, and tiredness sets in with the long drives, small things niggle and patience is tested but on stage they pull together for all important performances.

We meet the individual Mànran members and discover that their other musical pursuits add to Mànran’s individual sound, with associations with the legendary Battlefield Band; funk and soul band, Federation of the Disco Pimp and Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire.

A trip to Germany offers more new opportunities but also tests the band’s mettle as they struggle with the festival organisers to make sure their set sounds the way it should. It looks like the gig could be a disaster but in true Mànran tradition, the six friends unite and pull off a cracking set winning over a whole new set of German fans - with their merchandise stall subsequently mobbed!

A pre-Christmas tour of Uist and Lewis is affected by terrible weather and sees the band stranded on Uist - missing other gigs as a result - but resourceful as ever, they put their time to good use as they wait for the weather to improve, arranging an impromptu cèilidh in the local hall to the delight to their island fans!

The documentary provides an illuminating insight into one of Gaelic’s leading bands, colourful characters and music that proves that their reputation is well deserved.

Following this programme a special half-hour concert will be screened, produced by Bees Nees Media and recorded at the Fèis na Mara festival in Mallaig in September 2014. In front of a lively crowd, the six-piece demonstrate why they are amongst Scotland's most popular and successful touring and recording musical acts.

Mànran

AIR AN RATHAD LE MÀNRAN

Air thuras cuide ri Mànran airson bliadhna. Tha iad a’ taisbeanadh an dàrna clàr aca “The Test” agus dha thoirt air chuairt fad is farsaing.

Tha sinn a’ tòiseachadh na bliadhna shònraichte seo cuide ri Mànran is iad a’ toirt taic dha Runrig, na gaisgich ciùil aca, is iad a’ cluich air beulaibh 40,000 neach faisg air Inbhir Nis.

Às dèidh brosnachaidh bho chuirm-chiùil Runrig, cha robh a’ chòrr air ach falbh a dh’Aimeireaga. Ach mus do dh’fhalbh iad nochd trioblaid is aon neach sa chòmhlan air gealltainn a bhith a’ cluich le còmhlan eile aig an aon àm! Ach cha do chuir sin stad air na gillean agus fhuair iad cobhair is chaidh a’ chuairt air adhart. Seo a’ chiad chuairt aca dhan dùthaich, a’ tòiseachadh aig an Milwaukee Irishfest, an fhèis ciùil Èireannach as motha ann an Aimeireaga.

Tha a’ chuairt Aimeireaganach a’ toirt a’ chothruim dhaibh an ceòl aca a chuir mu choinneamh luchd-èisteachd ùr agus an luchd-leantainn aca a leudachadh. Fhad ’s a tha iad thall tha iad a’ coinneachadh ri còmhlan ainmeil eile à Alba, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, agus a’ toirt cuideachadh do charaidean Èireannach ann an èiginn!

Fhad ’s a tha a’ chuairt a’ dol air adhart, le sgìths a’ bualadh orra, tha trioblaidean a’ nochdadh agus foighidinn a’ fàs gann ach chan eil e a’ maireachdainn fada is tha na gillean rèidh mus tèid iad air an àrd-ùrlair ann am baile mòr Bay City, dachaigh Mhadonna!

Coinnichidh sinn ri gach ball den chòmhlan gus barrachd fhaighinn a-mach mun deidhinn agus cò às a tha an ceòl sònraichte aig Mànran a’ tighinn. Tha na buill an sàs ann an diofar chòmhlain eile eadar soul agus funk cuide ri Federation of The Disco Pimp, Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire agus The Battlefield Band, rud a tha a’ cur ri eòlas agus am fuaim sònraichte aig Mànran.

Tha turas chun Ghearmailt a’ toirt deuchainn dhaibh a thaobh am foighidinn is iad a’ strì ris an fheadhainn a tha a’ ruith an Fhèis chiùil gus dèanamh cinnteach gum bi cùisean mar bu chòrr airson a’ chòmhlain. Bha eagal ann gum biodh cùisean caran eagallach ach tharraing na gillean còmhla agus fhuair iad na bha a dhìth agus chaidh an latha leotha. Fhuair iad sgaoth de luchd-leantainn ùr Gearmailteach agus reic iad an t-uabhas chlàir air an stàla aca!

Aig deireadh na bliadhna ghluais na gillean gu tuath agus cuairt aca ro àm na Nollaig eadar Uibhist agus Leòdhas. Ach ri linn na droch thìde chaidh an glacadh ann an Uibhist gun dòigh aca air faighinn air leantainn orra leis a’ chuairt. Cha robh an còrr air a shon ach cèilidh a chuir air dòigh - rud a chòrd ris an luchd-leantainn ann an Uibhist gu mòr!

Dlùth shealladh air beatha prìomh chòmhlan Gàidhlig agus an cuid ceòl a tha a’ dearbhadh gu bheil iad dha-rìribh airidh air a’ chliù a tha iad air cosnadh dhaibh fhèin.


2014 Programme Archive Tasglann Phrògraman 2014

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McQueen of ScotsAm Balach MacCuidhein – McQueen of Scots
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Fonn Fonn FonnFonn Fonn Fonn
Live FootballBall-coise Beò
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HMS TimbertownHMS Timbertown
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Rugby double headerRugbaidh
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RAPAL TVRAPAL TBH
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Live Shinty - Skye v Glen UrquhartCamanachd beò - Skye v Glen Urquhart
Belladrum 2014Belladrum 2014
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Bliadhna Kerry / Kerry’s YearBliadhna Kerry
Live Football - Scotland v SwedenBall-coise beò - Scotland v Sweden
Trusadh - Two-Eight-TwoTrusadh - Dhà-Ochd-Dhà
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All That Lies Behind MeAll That Lies Behind Me – Sgeulachd Donald Merrett
Eileanan FraoichEileanan Fraoich
Ramsdens Cup FinalChuairt Deireannach Cupa Ramsdens
Scotland v PolandScotland v Poland
Rathad an ReferendumRathad an Referendum
Nationwide an Alba: EastNationwide an Alba: An Taobh An Ear
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Smile PleaseDìleab Thormoid
Air an RathadAir an Rathad
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2014BBC Radio Scotland Neach-ciùil Traidiseanta Òg 2014
Celtic Connections 2014Celtic Connections 2014
Trusadh – Slàinte na Sgìre: An Island PracticeTrusadh – Slàinte na Sgìre: An Island Practice
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