David Tennant and Michael Sheen, Scottish Smallpiper Brìghde Chaimbeul, Youth Music Projects
The long awaited adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s cult fantasy novel Good Omens arrives on Amazon on Friday. Samira talks to Michael Sheen and David Tennant who play a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon forced into an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon.
Brìghde Chaimbeul is a young Gaelic speaking piper from the Isle of Skye and one of Scotland’s rising stars. Brìghde won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2016 and her debut album, The Reeling, has received rave reviews. The pipes she plays, though, aren't the familiar Highland bagpipes but the Scottish Smallpipes. She explains her unusual instrument to Samira Ahmed, and how her style is rooted in her indigenous language and culture, yet draws inspiration from elsewhere - Bulgaria, for instance. And she plays.
The charity Youth Music has undertaken research showing that allowing vulnerable students to choose what music they study and play improves their outcomes in school. This has been reported as 'exchanging Mozart for Stormzy', but Matt Griffiths, Youth Music's Chief Executive, that the reality is far from that and more subtle. Samira finds out what it does mean and what Youth Music is doing.
Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Julian May…read more