Celtic Chicago


Celtic Chicago

Kathleen MacInnes takes in Chicago with a host of musical pals as the Celtic Connections Festival arrives in the U.S.


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NEWSREADER: The decisive blow in an incredible piece of sporting theatre.

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As First Minister, it's my pleasure to invite all golf fans

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to share that feeling and come to the home of golf - Scotland.

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Yeah! Let's get her on the phone.

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"Amy, we just got you a million dollars in Scotland!"

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# A' chlach a bha mo sheanmhair

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# 'S mo sheanair oirre seanchas

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# Air tilleadh mar a dh'fhalbh i

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# Mo Ghalghad a' chlach. #

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# Well, you can bury me in some deep valley

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# For many years where I may lay. #

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# Rain on the roof

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# The pitstop paths and rustling stream. #

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CELTIC VIOLIN MUSIC PLAYS

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# Oganaich uir a rinn m' rhagail

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# Hi ri-abh o hiuraibh o ho

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# Hi ri-abh o ro hubhag

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# Hi ri-abh o hiuraibh o ho. #

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# There's no use any more for these cotton mills, it seems. #

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LIVELY FIDDLE MUSIC PLAYS

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Tell them what we want, rather than...

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He might not need that amount of stuff if we won't do

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that amount of stuff, so... OK.

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It's not a sort of total global domination kind of idea,

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it's more just little satellites of what Celtic Connections

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is about in different parts of the world.

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SLIDE GUITAR PLAYS

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It's all about export, import, cultural tourism,

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driving audiences back to Scotland.

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Really, we're just looking to achieve a situation where

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audiences have a great time and really connect with the music

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and feel that it's a little bit of Scotland in Chicago.

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BLUES HARMONICA MUSIC PLAYS

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Good evening, ladies and gentlemen,

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and welcome to the opening ceilidh of Celtic Connections.

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When they created Celtic Connections,

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there's a beautiful concert hall

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and it's proper marketing, and proper ticket prices.

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That's a major factor, that it's seen as a serious music form.

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CLAPPING

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SONG: "Coisich, a Ruin"

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THEY SING: "Puirt A Beul"

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What we wanted to do was to bring a breadth of musicians which

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covered as much as we possibly could take of Celtic Connections

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and the flavour of Celtic Connections

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so by doing that, we do have a lot of people.

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There's about 42 people travelling now with the party.

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Why am I moving chairs around?

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Well, I'm Dan Tyminski. Very, very happy to be here

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getting to...wow, play with some of

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the...best musicians on the planet.

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I've had the pleasure of getting to play with the guys a couple of

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times before, with Transatlantic Sessions,

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and I'm so looking forward to...you know, it's nice to have to do it

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without quite as much travel!

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It's just really exciting being here on their turf for a change

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and with the Ryder Cup, it's obviously going to be

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going out to a big crowd here. We've never played

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on the side of the Atlantic so it's just going to be good fun.

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Here we are in a warehouse somewhere. I guess this could be in Glasgow!

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But I think it'll be different when we get out there

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on stage tomorrow night

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cos it's apparently a spectacular venue, open air and...

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It's not the Concert Hall in Glasgow.

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It'll be quite a different sound as well, I think, on stage.

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Well, we've been doing this since 1995.

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We've gotten the hang of each other now.

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What's great about it is you have all these great musicians

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and they all have their own ideas.

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Just listening to what they come up with is great.

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Getting them over there was a great thing, but actually,

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it's lovely to do it over here.

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And it means that we get jetlagged, for a change!

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Now I know what it's like, what they feel when they come over.

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# Gur milis Morag

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# Gur Laghach Morag

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# Gur milis Morag

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# Nighean Eoighainn Oig. #

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You know, there's always an element of danger

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with these events where you don't know anything about the logistics

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but, you know, the good cause of music

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usually wins through in the end.

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Transatlantic Sessions itself has a kind of massive awareness

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through the folk and roots community

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so we're pretty confident we'll pull a crowd.

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# Mo mhile marbhaisg

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# Air an Fhrangach

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# Nuair leig e nall thu

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# Chuir anntlachd oirnn

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# Gur milis Morag

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# Gur Laghach Morag

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# Gur milis Morag... #

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I've never met anybody at a soundcheck before

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-that I'm about to perform with.

-Bit weird!

-It's a new thing.

-Bit weird.

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I'll just start singing

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-and we can try a few things.

-Yeah, let's try a couple.

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We'll try a few things and see if we like anything and then we'll do that.

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Sounds grand.

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SHE HUMS MELODY TO: "Fhir An Leadain Thlath"

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# Fhir chul dualaich chleachdaigh

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# 'S boidhche snuadh ri fhaicinn

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# Tha do ghaol an tasgaich

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# 'N seomar glaist nam fheoil

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# Fhir an leadain thlath

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# Dh'fhag thu mi fo bhron. #

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So why don't I sound check? And once you've heard it a few times -

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-and that was dead easy - then we can figure out another one after.

-Sure.

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-OK.

-Sounds grand.

-All right?

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# Fhir an leadain thlath

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# Dh'fhag thu mi fo bhron. #

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# Fhir an leadain thlath

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# Dh'fhag thu mi fo bhron. #

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HE CHUCKLES SHE CONTINUES SINGING

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Having Celtic Connections here is fantastic.

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As ambassadors for Scotland as a group, they're fantastic.

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Representative of what's exciting and engaging about Scottish culture.

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Particularly this year with it being the year of Creative Scotland,

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it's great to have those guys out in Chicago with us,

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engaging with the American audience, which is massive Scotland.

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So, really, it's a nice fit for them to be here.

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-That's grand.

-Nice.

-Yeah.

-That's great.

-Let's do that.

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We'll do the same in the last verse.

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Tonight, it's the media reception so it's all the media

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that'll be at the Ryder Cup so you're talking worldwide media.

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So this is a brilliant opportunity for us just to be...

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Do you know, I feel really proud, actually. I really do.

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That whole "Scotland's coming", and it's just really exciting, yeah.

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Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage, Rura.

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SINGING IN GAELIC

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SINGING IN GAELIC

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I want to offer each and every one of you a warm welcome tonight.

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It's good to see so many of you turn out to support Scotland,

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whether it's our culture, our international business...

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-Lovely. Could still do a tiny tag at the end.

-Yep.

-Um...

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So your last line...

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# Dah dun-dun daah

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# Dun dun daah. #

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SINGING IN GAELIC

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APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much for listening.

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-Cynthia.

-Cynthia?

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Moo!

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# Weave and spin Weave and spin... #

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There haven't been any problems. No, it's run seamlessly(!)

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-All smoke and mirrors.

-It's all smoke and mirrors, exactly.

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Um...I think with anything like this,

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there'll always be things that you can never, ever plan for

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and I think we've probably come across most of them, actually.

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-But it's been cool, hasn't it?

-Yes.

-Everybody's jumped in.

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Everybody here's been so friendly and helpful

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-that it's really helped us out.

-Yeah, absolutely.

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Nothing's a problem.

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Right, Phil, you've been doing this for many, many years.

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Yeah, about 36 years this year. I started when I was...

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I joined a band when I was 16,

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started coming out to America to tour in the early '80s,

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1981 and it was just part of our regular life,

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two or three tours of America a year, Chicago loads of times.

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It's lovely to be here on such a lovely day

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playing in this beautiful setting.

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I never saw myself at this age being a musician at all.

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I actually wanted to be a zoologist as a child, and/or a cameraman,

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that was one of my biggest ambitions,

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to get behind the camera rather than...

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I've ended up on the lens side of it nowadays

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but I've always wanted to get behind it.

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-I think it'd be a fascinating job.

-Give it a go, then.

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20p for a shot on your machine, big man!

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Go on, give us a shot. Oooh!

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THEY CHUCKLE

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I'm liking this.

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Dan, I think they've underestimated the size of the couch for us.

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-This is mine, right?

-This is a two-butt couch!

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All right, Danny?

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Donald? Donald Shaw.

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How would you say it's all going?

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Well, till now, it's been going quite well.

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I'm slightly concerned.

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Are you supposed to stay looking at the person you're looking at?

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Hold on, this is my first day.

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Can you come around to your right, please?

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-There's Aly Bain, Donald Shaw.

-Youth training scheme camerawork!

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-You receiving me?

-Aly, I was talking to Donald there.

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-Well, you WERE.

-Cut!

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I think tonight when we see this with the backdrop of Chicago

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and all lit up and everything, it's just going to be stunning.

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# We're bound away for Americay Fall down, Billy O'... #

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Let's do another verse before the break.

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INDISTINCT SINGING

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# ..Fall down, me Billy

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# Fall down, Billy O'Shea

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# Fall down, fall down Fall down, me Billy

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-# We're bound away for Americay

-Fall down, Billy O'Shea

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# He sent him up to the top mast yard

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# Fall down, me Billy

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# And when he hit the deck, well, he took it hard

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# Fall down, Billy O'Shea. #

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Here, you have blues, you have country music, jazz,

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all that stuff is going on here in America. The influences...

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-Our music might have influenced in the beginning.

-Definitely.

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But your music has come back and influenced us a great deal.

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-There's a little ricochet factor there.

-Certainly.

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So maybe we should have you over to do Transatlantic Sessions here,

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-maybe even in Nashville.

-Yeah, that'd be great...

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That was brilliant(!) Did anybody know we were filming?

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-LAUGHTER

-Keep running.

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Describe yourselves to the audience that can't see you at home.

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THEY LAUGH

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-He's about eight foot six!

-Yeah!

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-The big ears.

-And he can fly.

-He can fly!

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The essence of this music is very important, that we

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preserve it and look after it and it's fine to move it along

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but always to make sure that that is at its very core.

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I feel very proud to have this music as part of where I come from.

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You can go pretty much anywhere and find yourself having a tune

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with somebody and finding some kind of cultural link with them just

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because the Celts have reached out so far over time.

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Final warm-up, Danny?

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Yeah, I get nervous and I used to have a guy with me

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and we really used to get stuck into it

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and he'd go, "Right, you're on now."

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I can forget all about nerves because before I get on, I just...

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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ANNOUNCER: Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Thank you.

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# I bid farewell

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# To old Kentucky

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# The place where I was born and bred

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# The place where he... #

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# For these cotton mills, it seems

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# But the sound of the loom still haunts my dreams

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# Weave and spin

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# Weave and spin

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# Weave and spin

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# Weave and spin. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Merci, tout le monde.

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Now we're going to have Kathleen MacInnes.

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# Gur milis Morag

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# Gur Laghach Morag

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# Gur milis Morag

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# Nighean Eoighainn Oig

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# Gur milis Morag

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# Gur Laghach Morag

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# Gur milis Morag

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# Nighean Eoighainn Oig. #

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APPLAUSE

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CROWD: More! More!

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THEY CHATTER

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We got away with it again!

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-Well, we're on the stage together.

-You were playing.

-At Balmoral.

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LAUGHTER

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Music is a powerful, powerful instrument

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for bringing peoples and countries together.

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I think it creates a great amount - a fund of goodwill towards Scotland,

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towards Ireland, and goodwill is an important asset to have as well.

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It was great, great meeting the people.

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It was a small but mighty crowd.

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-Did you enjoy it?

-It was great. Fantastic.

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What's the plural for sofas?

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The idea was always to try and bring the show back here.

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It's almost like a homecoming for the Americans, this show,

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cos it's something that's only existed at Celtic Connections

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as a live event.

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# A cuid acraichean 's a siuil

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# Biody and deoch seo 'n laimh no ruin

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# Deoch slainge le fear an tuir

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# Biodh an deoch seo 'n laigh mo ruin. #

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To the A string.

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And third finger on the D. So you're looking at...

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PLAY SERIES OF NOTES

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THEY REPEAT

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What we thought we might do is have a go at learning this tune by ear

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and try and break it down into phrases.

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-Good.

-Yeah. Go again.

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-Yeah, that's beautiful.

-Better, right? Good.

-OK?

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Right, so you've learned that in five minutes

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and it took me about 25 years to learn that tune.

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25 years, that's what it took me to learn

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and you learned it in five minutes. Well done. I hate you!

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Every one of them managed the tune and I was amazed

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because when they told me, "I've been playing for six to eight weeks,"

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I thought, "Oh, this might be hard work!"

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But it was fantastic, and what a nice bunch of people.

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THEY CHUCKLE APPLAUSE

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BLUES PIANO PLAYS

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Yeah, you want it?

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What key are you in?

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I'll try something simple. E's not too bad.

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HARMONICA PLAYS

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Billy, you have an amazing pedigree

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and legacy of playing blues in this area and in the States.

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What is it that makes the Chicago blues?

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How is that different to other blues, if you know what I mean?

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Well, this is...

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Chicago's where the blues really exploded,

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where it really took root.

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Of course, most of the greats are from the south

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and the majority of the more well-known ones

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-were from Mississippi.

-Sure.

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And because of better opportunities, a lot of the musicians

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ended up here in Chicago with Chess Records being kind of like Motown.

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-Yeah.

-You know, but in regards to the blues.

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You have a really lyrical kind of tone when you're playing

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and I wondered whether it's like us. A lot of traditional

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music back home in Scotland, where people play the fiddle or the pipes,

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they try and emulate singers so it's like they're being like singers.

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Would it be like that for you when you learned to play?

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That's interesting that you noticed that because when I picked up

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the harmonica at about age 11 or so, I didn't know anything about blues.

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When I first started out, I would play melodies, like...

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PLAYS MELODIC TUNE

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You know, or...

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PLAYS: "Pop Goes The Weasel"

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You know, but this, in doing that,

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-that allowed me learn my way around the instrument.

-OK.

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Basically if I heard something,

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-it was easy for me to know where to go.

-Sure

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So then I...

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PLAYS BLUES HARMONICA

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-Something like that.

-Yeah, amazing. It's so soulful.

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-It's the soul that counts when you're playing.

-Thank you.

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You know, some people have this stereotypical notion that

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the blues brings you down. It's completely the opposite.

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The blues lifts you up, even if it is...

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even if it is singing about sad or bad things.

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It makes you feel better because you've got somebody

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-that you can relate to.

-Yeah.

-It's an uplifting process.

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-Yeah, man.

-Yeah!

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We're going to check out this guy, Ron Kaplan.

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He's a bit of a dude when it comes to booking acts.

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He works for Monterey International, one of the big agents.

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I guess he looks after everyone from kind of Norah Jones to

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Van Morrison internationally so, for me,

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it's interesting because if I'm trying to make connections

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in the States with artists for Celtic Connections,

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he's a good guy to know.

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This was actually taken by Dennis Hopper,

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he was a great photographer

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and this is a shot of Phil Spector with Ike and Tina Turner

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at Gold Star Studios when they recorded River Deep - Mountain High.

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Amazing. Who do you reckon that is in the distance?

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This is a shot of Muddy Waters at Chess Studio recording.

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And this was The Bluesbreakers with John Mayall, Clapton, Willie Dixon,

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Big Joe Williams and I forgot who the middle guy is.

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Albert Grossman talking about Dylan right after

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he did the electric show at Newport Folk Festival.

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Everyone came out of the club.

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That's Phil Guy, his brother, and that is Lefty Dizz.

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The thing that so amazes me just meeting you today,

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I didn't realise the kind of connection we had because a lot

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of European festivals and buyers are not

0:39:540:39:56

-so connected with Americana music.

-Yeah.

0:39:560:39:58

You are SO connected with it that it's refreshing to be able to say,

0:39:580:40:02

"Look at our roster," and you go, "I know that,

0:40:020:40:05

"I want that, this and this."

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So we unfortunately couldn't bring Levon Helm last year

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but Amy has a record coming out next year -

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his daughter - and it's a wonderful record and we really feel that

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if we could bring it to Celtic Connections and have her do

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her own show and then maybe do some kind of collaborative event...

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That's ideal in the sense that what we ask artists to do is not...

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Sure, come in and do your own show but as much as possible,

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get together with other people and create unique situations on stage.

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That'd be really appreciated, yeah.

0:40:360:40:39

Great, well, now that it's on telly, we'll have to make it happen!

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There you go. THEY LAUGH

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Yeah! Let's get her on the phone.

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"Amy, we just got you a million dollars in Scotland!"

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BBC Alba in Chicago with Kathleen MacInnes.

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Doesn't get any better than that.

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MINIMAL DRUM BEAT

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One, two, three. One, two, three.

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Wah, wah, let's do it faster.

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FASTER RHYTHM

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All right.

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-And it's...

-Oh, come on! You're having a laugh!

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THEY LAUGH

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From the shores of Scotland,

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to the streets of Chicago here at Polk Street,

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we present Rura!

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A minor.

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APPLAUSE

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All right, ladies and gentlemen of the Polk Street Pub,

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they came all the way here from Scotland for you today.

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Their name is Rura, give it up!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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'Live from NBC5, this is the NBC5 News At Noon.'

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PIPES PLAY

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'Ah, the sound of Scotland.

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'Bagpiper Steven Blake is here to give Studio 5 a little taste

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'of Scotland and he'll also be playing at the opening

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'and closing ceremonies of the Ryder Cup.

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'He'll perform tonight as part of the Celtic Connections Festival

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'and is part of the award-winning folk band, Rura.

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'Thank you, Steven. Appreciate it.

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'We'll hear more from him in just a minute.'

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This is just for us, like, I don't know what you guys are doing!

0:44:470:44:50

Don't ask me about today.

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We drove close to Medinah, picked up Julie

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and we then had a two-hour drive down here for the soundcheck here

0:44:570:45:01

and now we're going to have a two-hour drive back to Medinah

0:45:010:45:05

to soundcheck for tomorrow night for the closing ceremony

0:45:050:45:08

of the Ryder Cup and then we've a two-hour journey

0:45:080:45:11

back down to do the gig here after that, so it's all go.

0:45:110:45:15

Alison, is it Chicago World Pipe Bands?

0:45:150:45:17

-Chicago Scots Pipe Bands?

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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The lovely Lesley.

0:45:220:45:24

Poor Lesley's been running around

0:45:240:45:26

doing all the behind-the-scenes work,

0:45:260:45:28

while the rest of us all sit in the sun, visit art galleries.

0:45:280:45:32

And a face to the name.

0:45:320:45:36

We've got five performers currently en route to the course right now

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to rehearse and they're are also performing here.

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So we've got Julie Fowlis,

0:45:430:45:45

Eamonn, John Doyle, Duncan Chisholm and Donald Shaw

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currently driving across Chicago at speed to get to do

0:45:490:45:52

the closing ceremony soundcheck and then coming back here,

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hopefully by half eight and then they're on stage.

0:45:570:46:00

It just means...

0:46:000:46:02

-Why don't we start the second - that end bit off with that?

-Yeah.

0:46:020:46:07

-Are you singing two songs or one song?

-I'm just singing one, I think.

0:46:070:46:11

But we can finish with One For The Road.

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The musical diversity and musical styles that...

0:46:140:46:17

Even though we are playing Scottish tunes, they might be new

0:46:170:46:20

Scottish tunes or old Scottish tunes

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but within the arrangements,

0:46:220:46:24

there's something for just about everybody to latch onto,

0:46:240:46:26

-I would say.

-Yeah.

-Especially the American audience.

0:46:260:46:31

We're destined for American domination. I mean, we...

0:46:310:46:35

I can see our name on one of those big towers up there.

0:46:350:46:38

-It's amazing what jetlag can do!

-The Session A9 Tower.

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-That big!

-It'll only be about that big, yeah!

0:46:410:46:44

APPLAUSE BUILDS

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Hello.

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Welcome to the Harris Theater and welcome to Celtic Connections

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in Chicago and we're all here to celebrate the Ryder Cup...

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Well, Ryder Cup celebrations because Scotland will be hosting

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it in a couple of years and we're very proud to be here.

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And we have some lovely music, and singers, and pipers

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and fiddlers for you here tonight, so I hope you enjoy it.

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# I don't mind the winter

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# The cold helps heal my head

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# I don't mind who's kissing

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# When I'm with you in bed. #

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Cheers.

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Tapadh leibh.

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SINGING IN GAELIC

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-So how far away is Donald away?

-They're 10 minutes away right now.

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-Likely to make it?

-Absolutely, yes.

0:49:020:49:08

So it's good. We just had to change a few things around but it's good.

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# We suffer in silent mothballed fury

0:49:120:49:15

# Trees that have long since shed their rings

0:49:150:49:18

# As if to rub out the ballpoint memory

0:49:180:49:23

# Of a thousand sins

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# Holy Moses and holy cow

0:49:270:49:30

# My varicose roots are coming out

0:49:300:49:34

# And my sinew fingers throw them away

0:49:340:49:37

# A ring passing A ring passing. #

0:49:370:49:41

How was the carnage out there, time-wise?

0:49:450:49:49

Well, we're here, we're in time to play, that's the main thing.

0:49:490:49:54

Never a good thing being in a traffic jam when you're supposed to

0:49:540:49:58

be on stage so it was close to that, but we got it.

0:49:580:50:01

We're here so we're fine.

0:50:010:50:02

# In stony grey soil through hardship and toil

0:50:250:50:28

# Roscommon's rough lands, they own me. #

0:50:280:50:31

SINGING IN GAELIC

0:50:410:50:45

# Ae fond kiss and then we sever

0:51:000:51:06

# Ae fareweel, alas, for ever

0:51:060:51:13

# Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee

0:51:130:51:20

# Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:54:060:54:10

GOLF CLUB SWINGS PRE-RECORDED APPLAUSE

0:54:180:54:21

It's been brilliant being here this week

0:54:570:54:59

and just being part of the whole Ryder Cup and taking the festival

0:54:590:55:03

out of Glasgow and bringing it over to the States,

0:55:030:55:05

-it's been pretty amazing.

-Yeah.

0:55:050:55:08

I think we've learned so much from it, working with different people.

0:55:080:55:11

It's just all gone really well.

0:55:110:55:13

-Any final words?

-Yeah, just looking forward to doing it again.

0:55:160:55:18

-And bringing it up to Scotland in 2014.

-Next new adventure.

-Yeah.

0:55:180:55:22

-It's been brilliant, hasn't it?

-Yeah.

0:55:290:55:31

And lots of good stories we've got to take home with us.

0:55:310:55:33

Just fantastic. Really, really good.

0:55:330:55:35

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:55:450:55:47

CROWD CHANTS # Ole, ole, ole, ole! #

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-ANNOUNCER:

-'Ladies and gentlemen, please silence all electronic

0:55:580:56:01

'devices as the closing ceremony is about to begin.'

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MARCHING MUSIC PLAYS

0:56:080:56:10

It is with great pleasure to present to you,

0:56:270:56:31

Captain Jose Maria Olazabal, the Ryder Cup.

0:56:310:56:34

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:56:340:56:37

CELEBRATORY MUSIC PLAYS

0:56:370:56:39

-ANNOUNCER:

-'This is Scotland.'

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CELTIC MUSIC PLAYS

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SINGS IN GAELIC: "Puirt A Beul"

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INSTRUMENTAL BREAK AUDIENCE WHOOP AND CLAP

0:57:400:57:43

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:58:480:58:50

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Kathleen NicAonghais air chuairt ann a Chicago le caraidean chèolmhor agus Fèis Celtic Connections air aoigheachd 's a bhaile.

Kathleen MacInnes takes in Chicago with a host of musical pals as the Celtic Connections Festival arrives in the U.S.


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