News

New documentary commissions

Posted on 11 April 2017

Another busy year ahead for Sorbier, as we work to deliver two further single documentaries to BBC ALBA, celebrating the life stories of personalities and families within the Gaelic community. This core audience winning format, has become something of a specialty for us

The first project has already seen us filming in New York, as we observe the life and work of popular Gaelic singer Christine Primrose, from the Isle of Lewis. With few equals in her field, Christine has produced some of the most stunning recordings of traditional Gaelic song in existence. She remains a performer in high demand, around the world. This hour long documentary will remind the audience of her unique talents, and reveal her plans for the future.

We have also just begun work on another sixty minute programme, this time focusing on a family of remarkable women. Both programmes will air on ALBA, in late 2017.

Another nomination for Sorbier / Fèis nam Meadhanan Ceilteach 2017

Posted on 11 April 2017

We're thrilled to be nominated once again, in the Celtic Media Festival, 2017.
Our hugely popular live radio strand, Mac 'ille Mhìcheil, has been nominated in the category for Best Radio Music Show. Presented by John Carmichael and produced for BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, the two hour show focuses on the best of Country and Americana music, in particular from the singer-songwriter stable. We're delighted to welcome a special guest each Friday night, in live chat with John, always delivering consistently superior quality listening for the Gaelic audience.

Meallaibh ur naidheachd a h-uile duine th'air an cuir air adhart airson duais am bliadhna ... congratulations to all 2017 nominees ... and see you in The Isle of Man!

http://www.celticmediafestival.co.uk/nominees

BBC radio series produced by Sorbier

Posted on 16 February 2016

We were excited to see the first of a brand new strand for BBC Scotland Learning, go to air. Freelance colleague Alan de Pellette wrote and produced the two series of language learning shows; Chatterbox for very young children and Chatter, designed for upper primary age. We were particularly pleased that the strand launched with learning Gaelic! German, French, Mandarin, Italian and Spanish to follow ... !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03gzfrv