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Live Life Aberdeenshire Conversations

Live Life Aberdeenshire Conversations

By Live Life Aberdeenshire
Would you like to know more about Live Life Aberdeenshire? Our podcast aims to inform listeners about our sports and cultural services, including activities and events. From books to fitness, arts to museums, listen to our regular conversations and sometimes a special guest or two will be joining in our chat.
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Across the Grain 2021 - Mearns Writers

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Talking Fish - Aquarium animal collections
Join the Macduff Marine Aquarium team as they discuss the planning and execution of a west coast dive trip for animal collection, how the animals are transported and then quarantined upon arrival at the aquarium
12:40
October 12, 2021
Talking Fish - Flapper Skate
Join the Macduff Marine Aquarium team as they discuss the critically endangered Flapper Skate Cedric, a new arrival at the aquarium.
10:17
October 12, 2021
Across the Grain Festival 2021 - Thon Wifie wi' the Glower
Listen to Alistair Lawrie recite the poem Thon Wifie wi' the Glower.
01:33
October 1, 2021
Across the Grain Festival 2021 - The Soldiers' Cairn
Listen to a moving recital of the poem The Soldiers' Cairn by Mary Symon read by Peter Reid.
02:60
October 1, 2021
Across the Grain 2021 - Whinnyfold
Listen to Jacqueline, one of our librarians, deliver a beautiful recital of the poem titled Whinnyfold.  Whinnyfold is a small village located in the coast of Aberdeenshire.  
02:29
October 1, 2021
Across the Grain 2021 - The Muckle Spate O' Twenty-nine
Listen to three different Doric dialects as they recite, The Muckle Spate O' Twenty-nine written by David Grant who was born 1823 in Affrusk, in the parish of Banchory-Ternan.  Alistair, Marjory and Jan read excerpts from this historical poem that depicts the tragedy which devastated the NE due to the torrential rain and thunderstorms that battered the area from the 3rd through to the 4th August. The water levels of the local rivers Dee, Don, Deveron, Urie and Spey rose and burst their banks which led to devastation as the floods washed away homes, livestock,and belongings as well as causing loss to life.  
09:01
October 1, 2021
Across the Grain 2021 - The Doric
Listen to Mrs Rattray who contributed to the festival by volunteering to recite the poem simply titled ‘The Doric.’
02:19
October 1, 2021
Across the Grain 2021 - David Ogston Grey Stone Zion (3)
Listen to Alistair read an excerpt from the 3rd volume of David Ogston's autobiography Grey Stone Zion written in Doric.  This book is set in the late 60's when David was studying a degree in Divinity at Aberdeen University.  David writes about his experience when he had to stand for the first time in front of a congregation including dealing with questions during the children's address.  Although this book is out of print, you can still borrow a copy from Live Life Aberdeenshire libraries.  
09:19
October 1, 2021
Across the Grain 2021 - David Ogston White Stone Country (2)
Listen to Alistair read an excerpt from the first of David Ogston's triology, White Stone Country that is written in Doric.  This book tells the tale of what it was like growing up as a young boy in Buchan.  In this excerpt David writes about his knowledge of local geography and North East towns and harsh winters that included coping with wellies and burst pipes!  
07:41
October 1, 2021
Across the Grain Festival 2021 - The work of David Ogston (1)
Listen to Alistair Lawrie, as he introduces you to the written work of David Ogston.  This is the first in a triology of podcasts about this local author born in Ellon in 1943, who sadly passed away in 2008.  Alistair celebrates David's books, White Stone Country and Dry Stone Days that were about growing up in Buchan, and Grey Stone Zion about his student life in Aberdeen in the 60's.  The books were beautifully written in Doric and although out of print, Live Life Aberdeenshire library members can borrow these tiles from the catalogue.  
05:19
October 1, 2021
Across the Grain 2021 – Fits A’ Dee Episode 1
A light-hearted look at the history of Doric, created and presented by young people in the north east, with comedy time travel, quizzes and an interview with Simon Gall from the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen. Produced by Ten Feet Tall Theatre for Live Life Aberdeenshire.
21:49
September 29, 2021
Across the Grain 2021 – Fits A’ Dee Episode 2
Back with the young folk as they share poetry, skits, quizzes and interviews with spoken word artist Jo Gilbert and writer-storyteller Jackie Ross, exploring the use of Doric today. Produced by Ten Feet Tall Theatre for Live Life Aberdeenshire.
37:36
September 29, 2021
Across the Grain 2021 – Fits A’ Dee Episode 3
In the final episode, young people imagine a Doric future, interview renowned north east writer Sheena Blackhall and some Doric-speaking robotic seagulls! Produced by Ten Feet Tall Theatre for Live Life Aberdeenshire.
18:38
September 29, 2021
Across the Grain 2021 - Music From Mountain to Sea
Listen to Ella, a local young person, share her understanding of people from the past who lived in our farming and fishing communities. This includes a look into the social, cultural and economic influences that shaped these communities, and how the Doric language and traditional music, such as Bothy Ballads was and is still used, to express thoughts and feelings through word, voice and music.  
09:49
September 15, 2021
Across the Grain 2021 - Mearns Writers
Rejoice in the Doric language with Mearns Writers as part of the Across the Grain Festival.  They share a collection of their original work in the format of stories and poetry that are sad, nostalgic, witty and lyrical.  This beautiful podcast is a celebration of their recently published book titled Grey Granite Red Earth. 
50:59
August 30, 2021