1.2 Lori and Russell
In this episode, guests Lori Watson and Russell Jones talk about fringe coping strategies, pretty dogs, sci-fi nights, creative juices, video games and fish funerals. We also get a fiddle performance, on-the-spot interpretations and a small poetry recital.
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About our guests
Chosen object: fiddle
Lori Watson is the first Doctor of Artistic Research in Scottish Music, and an authority on contemporary traditional music practice in Scotland. Drawing on her strong roots in the rich creative tradition of the Scottish Borders, she has become a leading interpreter of Scottish folk music and Scots song and her skills as a performer, composer, researcher and educator are widely recognised. Her performance, composition and songwriting can be heard with award-winning groups Boreas, Watson/Black, Rule Of Three and Fireside Music Company (with Dr Margaret Bennett).
Lori Watson combines groundbreaking research and creative and composition work with a busy performance and teaching schedule to fulfil her expansive interest in music.
Chosen object: Pakkun the springer spaniel
Russell Jones is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor. He is the UK’s Pet Poet Laureate, has published five collections of poetry and is deputy editor of 'Shoreline of Infinity', a science fiction magazine. Russell is also the editor of 'Where Rockets Burn Through: Contemporary Science Fiction Poems from the UK' (Penned in the Margins), co-editor of 'Umbrellas of Edinburgh: Poetry and Prose Inspired by Scotland’s Capital City' (Freight Books) and 'Multiverse: an international anthology of science fiction poetry' (Shoreline of Infinity).
Russell writes novels, short stories for children, and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. Russell enjoys White Russians, Twiglets and karaoke.
Host: Amalie Sortland
Theme music: Nathan Webb
Audio recording: Vicki Bell