For the latest Scots Whay Hae! podcast Ali spoke to writer and musician Colin MacIntyre, better known to most as Mull Historical Society, to talk about his amazing album In My Mind There's A Room, which brings together his twin loves of music and literature.
Colin describes how this album came together and the processes involved in marrying his music to the words of a number of his favourite writers, including Colin's own grandfather - the 'Bard of Mull' - Angus Macintyre.
He talks warmly about his inspirational grandfather, recording these tracks in the room where Angus and his family used to live, the serendipitous series of events which accompanied the making of the record, achieving the dream of working at Abbey Road studios, and so much more.
The two also talk about the stories behind some of the songs as well as the upcoming series of gigs (see right), (including one at Oran Mor on the 8th February where he will be joined by Liz Lochhead, Val McDermid and James Robertson) and the new 'Ivor Punch' novel When the Needle Drops which will be published by Black & White later this year.
It was such a pleasure talking to Colin and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we did recording it.
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