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This Is Islay

This Is Islay

By ThisIsIslay
This Is Islay is a community podcast celebrating the people, places, events and connections which shape the Hebridean island communities of Islay and Jura. Our goal is to use podcasting to foster community involvement, education and training, providing resources and facilities to research, produce and promote content for a worldwide audience. We collaborate with Islay High School through the support of their staff and access to their recording facilities. We actively seek volunteers to join our podcasting team. Contact us at e-mail: thisisislay@gmail.com. Follow on Twitter @ThisIsIslay .
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Always Heat the Haggis
This is Episode 5 of This Is Islay, a volunteer-led podcast celebrating the people, places, events and connections of Islay and Jura. This month’s podcast is hosted by Gemma MacLean and Jolyon Thurgood and features: · Nicholas Bowman and Jenny Featherstone describing their lockdown journey around Islay - on foot and by kayak - to bag all 34 trig points, · Glen Roberts in conversation with Ian Gibson discussing Robert Burns, Burns Night, “Address to a Haggis” and much more, · Mairi McGillivray’s music, a track from her EP “In My Mind” – ”Tha Fadachd orm Fhìn” , and · This month’s factoid: what is a trig point? The goal of This Is Islay is to use podcasting to foster community involvement, education and training, providing resources and facilities to research, produce and promote content for a worldwide audience. We collaborate with Islay High School through the support of their staff and access to their recording facilities. We invite you to provide feedback, ideas, or even join our podcasting team.  Find us at https://anchor.fm/thisisislay .  Let us know what you enjoyed and what you would like to hear next month.  Contact us by e-mail: thisisislay@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter @thisisislay, on Facebook @thisisislay and Instagram @thisisislaypodcast. Music featured this month was: Tha Fadachd orm Fhìn, from the EP “In My Mind” performed by Mairi McGillivray, and available to purchase/download at https://mairimcgillivray.bandcamp.com/album/in-my-mind Our theme music is '£50 Cashback' from The Fraser Shaw Trust.  Keep up to date on Islay Sessions and the work of the Trust in support of the relief of multiple sclerosis at https://frasershawtrust.com . Inspired by Nick and Jenny, we invite you to support #DoddieAid at www.doddieaid.com – encouraging exercise and raising funds to aid research into the causes of Motor Neurone Disease.
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January 21, 2021
Christmas 2020 on Islay
This episode features Jolyon Thurgood and guest host Frazer Campbell, from Campbell's of Islay, and a High Street Hero nominated as part of the Scotland Loves Local campaign for their support of the community during challenging times of 2020. This episode also features Glen Roberts in conversation with Lynn and Louise of the Islay and Jura Virtual (Christmas) Market, Sophie and Davina organising Christmas Eve events in Bowmore.
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December 23, 2020
Islay Community Access Group and Music from the Fraser Shaw Trust / Islay Sessions
This is Episode 3 of This Is Islay, a community podcast celebrating the people, places, events and connections of Islay and Jura. This month’s podcast is hosted by Jolyon Thurgood and Tom O’Farrell and features:  Glen Roberts in conversation with Dr Pat McGrann of the Islay Community Access Group, Greig Shaw with the Fraser Shaw Trust, music from the Islay Sessioneers: David Foley, Jack Smedley, Jenn Butterworth, and Maeve Mackinnon, and This month’s factoid. The goal of This Is Islay is to use podcasting to foster community involvement, education and training, providing resources and facilities to research, produce and promote content for a worldwide audience. We collaborate with Islay High School through the support of their staff and access to their recording facilities. We invite you to provide feedback, ideas, or even join our podcasting team.  Find us at https://anchor.fm/thisisislay .  Let us know what you enjoyed and what you would like to hear next month.  Contact us by e-mail: thisisislay@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter @thisisislay, on Facebook @thisisislay and Instagram @thisisislaypodcast. More about this month's podcast: Islay Community Access Group: to provide your feedback on the public consultation, open until 7th December 2020, for the proposed dual-purpose pathway between Bowmore and Bridgend, go to https://islaypathways.com . Music featured this month was: Head East, by David Foley (flute) and Jack Smedley (fiddle), featuring Jenn Butterworth on guitar A’ Mhic Doughaill ‘Ic Ruaraidh, by Maeve Mackinnon Our theme music is '£50 Cashback' from The Fraser Shaw Trust.  Keep up to date on Islay Sessions and the work of the Trust in support of the relief of multiple sclerosis at https://frasershawtrust.com .  .
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November 18, 2020
Islay Resilience and A Trip To India
This is Episode 2 of This Is Islay, a community podcast celebrating the people, places, events and connections of Islay and Jura. This podcast features the voices of Greig Barker, Sharon McHarrie, Glen Roberts and Jolyon Thurgood in conversation with each other, with Dougie McFadzean and Gill Chasemore of the Islay Resilience Group, and with the (former) students of Islay High School - Helena, Maisie, Russell and Samantha - recalling their trip to India in 2019. The goal of This Is Islay is to use podcasting to foster community involvement, education and training, providing resources and facilities to research, produce and promote content for a worldwide audience. We collaborate with Islay High School through the support of their staff and access to their recording facilities.  We actively seek volunteers to join our podcasting team.  Contact us at e-mail: thisisislay@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thisisislay  @thisisislay, and on Facebook and Instagram. Theme music is '£50 Cashback' by The Fraser Shaw Trust.  Learn more about the work of the Fraser Shaw Trust in support of the relief of multiple sclerosis at https://www.frasershawtrust.com/.
36:54
October 8, 2020
Welcome to This Is Islay Fàilte a chàirdean
This is the first episode of This Is Islay, a community podcast celebrating the people, places, events and connections which shape the Hebridean island communities of Islay and Jura.  This podcast features the voices of Greig Barker, Sharon McHarrie, Glen Roberts and Jolyon Thurgood in conversation with each other and with Brendan O'Hara, Ian Gibson and Ella Edgar. Theme music is '£50 Cashback' by The Fraser Shaw Trust.  Learn more about the work of the Fraser Shaw Trust in support of the relief of multiple sclerosis at https://www.frasershawtrust.com/. The goal of This Is Islay is to use podcasting to foster community involvement, education and training, providing resources and facilities to research, produce and promote content for a worldwide audience. We collaborate with Islay High School through the support of their staff and access to their recording facilities. We actively seek volunteers to join our podcasting team. Contact us at e-mail: thisisislay@gmail.com. Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thisisislay  @thisisislay.
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August 10, 2020