CORRIES ON THE ROAD, the

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The Corries talk about their long-suffering driver, who has to listen to them rehearsing in the van as they travel to concerts. (clip - onsite only)

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The Corries sing ‘Lord Yester’ on their tour of the Highlands and islands. (clip - onsite only)

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Places:

  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Music

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Music

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: CORRIES ON THE ROAD, the

Reference number: 5794

Date: 1980c

Director: d. Pete Warrilow

Production company: [ Edinburgh Film Productions (?)] [Graphos (?)]

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 27.09 mins

Description: Overview of the Corries on the road as they play shows in the North of Scotland. Many scenic views and shots of ferries as they travel and the film finishes with a show in Benbecula, Outer Hebrides.

DVD available for purchase at http://www.corries.com/product_info.php?products_id=237 [last accessed 15/1/2020]

Credits: Roy Williamson, Ronnie Brown
cam. Harry Niald, Pete Warrilow, Bob Warrilow, Gordon Hickie
ass. d. Mike Jones
electrician Ian Fraser
Technicolor
recordist Keith Russell
eds. Mike Pavett, Brian Crumlish

Shotlist: title (0.14) LS Corries on stage (0.26) closer view Corries playing bodhrans and singing (1.09) LS stage (1.22) van driving in mist (1.39) Corries rehearsing on mandolins in van (2.27) view from stage of audience applauding in theatre (2.45) Corries signing autographs (3.01) camera pans Corries on stage playing mandolins (3.57) camera tracks Corries van through countryside (4.27) ext Hotel Ballachulish, van boards ferry across Loch Leven (5.15) view of snow capped mountains as van drives past (5.35) van parked in village and equipment is unpacked (6.34) Corries dressing room, eating fish suppers as they prepare for show (7.10) c/u Ronnie then c/u Roy singing 'For a' That' on stage, MV Corries (8.36) signing autographs, banter with audience in foyer (9.11) audience sing song at bar, Corries present, c/u's of audience members (9.54) setting sun in evening sky (10.15) woman singing in darkened room with Corries and others, smoking and drinking; applause (10.47) piper in room (11.15) tractor with trailer on beach, Corries van passes (11.32) MV Corries outside van, looking through binoculars, c/u each individually before pan shot landscape (12.16) c/u Corries playing double necked lute-like instrument (theorbo?) (12.42) tracking shot countryside from van, past graveyard, cattle (13.36) Corries board ferry, view from ferry, Corries practising on board in bar with flute and mouth organ. Gvs fellow passengers clapping and smiling (15.25) man with large beard playing guitar, camera c/u cigarettes and glass tankard ale (15.58) view from ferry of coastal land at sunset (16.18) tracking shot from van in remote islands area, coast to the right, Roy asks woman walking dog for directions to Benbecula Town Hall, Outer Hebrides (16.45) Corries arrive at darkened venue and prepare (19.00) audience arrive (19.20) show begins with "Uist Tramping Song", views audience intercut with gvs winter scenery, river flowing slowly (22.25) Corries dressing room (23.03) audience buying tea at interval (23.34) Corries on stage in Benbecula singing 'Flower of Scotland', camera pulls back from stage towards rear of hall, gvs audience, applause (26.48) ecs over gvs audience cheering (27.09)