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Podcast: 19th December 2010

Posted: December 20, 2010 in podcast

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Musical comedian Helen Arney called in from backstage at the Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless people to tell us all about her fabulous Christmas Album It’s Going to be an Awkward Christmas Darling.

Slim City Architektz were in the studio to share their plans for revolutionise the Edinburgh hip hop scene and to play some tracks from their new EP.

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Jo Buckley from the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union called in to tell us all about their upcoming festive season including Christmas with the Choral taking place at St Cuthbert’s Church on Lothian Road on Tuesday 14th December.

We were joined in the studio by Richie Noble to tell us all about his Four Day Turnaround project as he tries to create a brand new EP in just four days all in aid of Alzheimer Scotland.

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Edinburgh based artist Trevor Jones joined us in the studio to talk about his recent sell out exhibition as well as his work with the Leith School of Art and charity Art in Healthcare. In order to aide the charity Trevor has painted a special Gibson guitar which has now been signed by a multitude of musical greats which is to be raffled soon. Find out more on his website or drop in to the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh to see the instrument itself.

Mara Menzies from theatre group Toto Tales joined us to share how they are bringing traditional African stories to the masses of Edinburgh and their latest production The Legend of the Bone which takes place at Pilrig St. Pauls Church on 10th December. We also got a review of The Snow Queen at The Lyceum from seven year old Toto Tales Member Zazou.

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Tonight’s show on Leith Tonight, presented by Fin Wycherley, features Edinburgh Royal Choral Union‘s Jo Buckley and Colin Wilson, followed by Vivienne Edgar and Michelle Williams – artists with a dance passion – and closed with local unsigned soft metal band Two Steps to Envy.

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Stephanie Turner from charity Karmic Angels called to tell us all about her inspirations and the work her charity does in Gambia as well as a special African Music Night taking place at the Leith Dockers Club.

Wayne Meredith, Ross Stisi, and Sam Bell of up and coming Indie band Centrix were in the studio to play a live session and share details of their latest gigs.

The 4-piece Glasgow acoustic guitar band Kassidy brought their wonderful harmonies and shared details about their current EP, The Rubbergum EP Volume 3, and recording their new album.

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Murray Ramone aka Bobby Awe


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Gavin Crichton from Leith Based arts group Active Inquiry joined us in the studio to talk about their latest theatre forum theatre workshop taking place on the 23rd and 24th of October at the Pilmeny Youth Centre.

Murray Ramone aka Bobby Awe of the world famous Shock and Awe came in to tell us all about an accoustic night taking place at Henry’s Cellar Bar on Thursday 21st October and played a live track for us.

Also on that bill are TV21, the influential post punk band reformed since 2005 and now working on a new album.  Frontman Norman Rodger joined us to share the latest on the band and play us a song.

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For our first show in our new Sunday 8pm slot we feature three exhibitions taking place at Edinburgh’s Arts Complex.

We talk to Liza Green, chairman of Edge -textile artists Scotland about their exhibition “Starting Points”. The show features textile works by more than 40 artists.

Edinburgh based artist Berglind previews her exhibition “Who is afraid of a Russian Doll” – A collection of 20 paintings created by Berglind as part of the ‘Luv, etc’ project, combining the aesthetics of the Soviet propaganda poster with those of contemporary Western culture’s sexed-up advertising tropes.

Following a year long bursary working in an Arts Complex studio Diane Edwards launches her show “Islands in the Sky”. The exhibition offers a glimpse into Diane Edward’s current explorations where she strives to create a notion of an exotic more primitive existence, where the manmade and the natural collide and co-inhabit.

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Andrew enjoyed an extended interview and live session with Scottish Hip Hop Artist Madhat McGore with Riddlah.

The rapper recently released his new album The Theophilus Carter LP through MCF Records. This album features a number of collaborations with top producers and Madhat tells us all about his rise to prominence, the importance of the internet and the Scottish Hip Hop Scene.

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Crptic's 'Orlando'

Leith Tonight is giving itself a big pat on the back tonight after hearing the Edinburgh Schools Rock Ensemble made £2000 from their charity 10th Birthday gig at the HMV Picture House on Saturday night! Congratulations to organiser Roisin of Fresh Music Promotions and all the bands that took part for lending their talents to such a worthwhile cause. Long live ESRE!

Moving smugly on….

On the show tonight Annabel talks to artistic director Cathie Boyd from boundary-pushing theatre company CRYPTIC about their performance of ORLANDO at the TRAVERSE. This interpretation of Virginia Woolf‘s famous novel/biography includes music composed by the highly decorated CRAIG ARMSTRONG and experimental musician and performer AGF, snip-its of which you can hear during the interview.

Next up the frighteningly talented PENNY BLACK blow our socks off with a couple of sumptuous live renditions from their self-titled EP. Leith Tonight ‘ones to watch’ for sure!

And equally impressive, BACKLASH achieve the small miracle of ROCKING OUT the studio without the power of electricity and promise to come back with their shiny new EP of songs beginning with ‘L’ as soon as it’s finished. Watch this space…

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Related Articles

  • Joyce McMillan in The Scotsman: Orlando “The overall effect is dazzling; and so rich in texture, and in the layers of meaning surrounding this remarkable story, that it demands to be seen not once, but many times; and each time, I suspect, with more feeling”
  • Seth Ewin in British Theatre Guide: Orlando “A very ingenious way to show a complex individual over time”
  • Kirstin Innes in The Scotsman: Orlando Blooming: a dream becomes reality “Cryptic pieces are famously technical, using theatre as the space to forge a union of sound and visual, or, as their website puts it,
    creating “music to be looked at, not just listened to”

All the leaves are brown…(all the leaves are brown)…and the sky is grey…but fear not! Your mid week ray of Arts and Culture sunshine is here to brighten up the week.  Listen and download the Leith Tonight podcast from Wednesday.

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Annabel talks to SHORE POETS Peter Cudmore and Ian Mc Donough about the poetry season ahead and Ian treats us to a reading of two brand new poems.

Soon to be big timers JAKIL look forward to saying a fond farewell to Edinburgh at the Illegal Jack‘s Edinburgh Rock School Ensemble (ESRE) 10th Birthday bash on Saturday night at the HMV Picture House. The boys are off to London to make their fortune.

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Also on the bill on Saturday night, fellow ESRE alumni DIRTY MODERN HERO bring much hilarity (but nae music!) and promise to come back and treat us to some of their famous blistering energy later in the year. In the meantime check them out on Saturday night at HMV Picute House.

And finally, Edinburgh rock royalty THE REMNANT KINGS come over all folky and treat us to an extra special acoustic performance ahead of their one-off acoustic gig on Saturday night at the Electric Circus for the Ginger Music Promotion launch night. God save the KINGS!

© Annabel Cooper