Govan Old Parish

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Iona Special

Sunday Morning With Cathy Macdonald on BBC Radio Scotland (95-98 FM, 810 MW)

12th MAY 2013 @0706

In a special edition of the Sunday programme on BBC Radio Scotland, Cathy Macdonald explores the spiritual significant of the island of Iona, along with some of the beautiful music inspired by it.

Cathy begins her journey with former Leader of the Iona Community John Harvey, and his wife Molly at Govan Old Parish Church in Glasgow, where the Iona Community was founded in the 1930s by the charismatic Church of Scotland minister George Macleod.

The music of Iona is an integral part of island life and for the lives of the Community members, and musician Jane Bentley has been influenced to take that musicality from Iona back into her own community. Cathy meets her during one of the music and mental health workshops she runs in Paisley.

The artist John Lowrie Morrison talks to Cathy in his studio near Oban about how the island’s unique light and spirituality touches his work.

On arrival on Iona Cathy meets Davie Kirkpatrick, whose family have lived on Iona for generations. Davie talks about what it’s like to be a native islander on such a significant holy site.

A special pilgrimage across Iona in the company of Community member and peace campaigner Helen Steven completes Cathy’s exploration of the impact of Iona in Scotland and beyond.

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7 Responses to Iona Special: 12th May 2013 BBC Radio Scotland

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  3. Peter says:

    There were some remarkably touching pieces of music played during the iona special show, a particular piece as selected by Jane Bentley that caught my imagination as I sat driving my tractor on this glorious morning. I wondered if you might help me in my search to recollect the name of one such piece please? I would love to have it play at our wedding in a few weeks time. Any help much appreciated,
    Best wishes

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