Episode 3: Singing Voice, Speaking Voice

‘And finally there’s just this sort of awakening moment where you realise there’s no way I can tell these stories - wee Central Scotland stories - and have a false accent.’ – Dave Hook

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A lot of Scottish singers perform with an accent that doesn’t sound much like their speaking accent – but why is this? And is it changing? In this episode I look at the role of Scottish accents in the Scottish music scene. 

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Get in touch @accentricitypod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and tell me about how this situation compares to the music scene where you are.

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The contributors: 

* Justin Currie performs solo and with his band Del Amitri

* Aidan Moffat’s most recent album is a collaboration with RM Hubbert called Here Lies The Body. If you haven’t listened to Arab Strap, look up Ten Years of Tears for a very fast trip through their career.

* Dave Hook performs with the band Stanley Odd, and solo as Solareye. He will be supporting Bombskare at the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh on the 2nd of March (2019), and you can see him as part of collaborative hip-hop project The Air In Between on the 28th and 29th of March (2019). Tickets and more info on other gigs can be found here.

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If you’re new to Scotland’s music scene and would like to know more about it, I recommend listening to Halina Rifai’s podcast Podcart. Also go and listen to three of my (other) favourite bands playing in Scotland just now, Bossy Love, Sacred Paws and Free Love

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The music used in this episode is (in order of appearance):
* Nothing Ever Happens by Del Amitri
* The First Big Weekend by Arab Strap
* The Shy Retirer by Arab Strap
* Roll To Me by Del Amitri
* It’s All Gone To Fuck by Stanley Odd
* The Pageant by Solareye 

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The music is used with the permission of the artists. 

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Thanks:

Big big thanks to John McDiarmid for production support. John is a freelance radio producer, documentarian and journalist. You can find his company on Instagram @teltmedia. He recently finished his first feature-length documentary, St Mungo’s Approval

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Big big thanks too to Seb Philp for the music. He doesn’t have a website, but if you’d like to talk to him, send me a message! 

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