SONGROADS: A Musical Friendship From Nashville to Dunkeld

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Title: SONGROADS: A Musical Friendship From Nashville to Dunkeld

Reference number: 7933

Date: 1997

Director: d. Mark Littlewood

Sponsor: Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund and The Scottish Film Production Fund in association with BBC Television and High Five Entertainment, Nashville

Producer: Mark Littlewood

Production company: p.c Pelicula Films

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 53.00 mins

Description: From Nashville, Washington and New York, to Dunkeld, Butterstone and the Isel of Lewis, this film tells the story of how the hugely successful American femael country singer Kathy Mattea fell in love with the songs of the charismatic Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean and how they influenced the development of each others' music. [synopsis from Scottish Screen Catalogue of Short Films 1993 - 1999 "Kicking up a Storm"]

Documentary recounting the personal and professional relationship that has blossomed between Scottish folk singer Dougie MacLean and American country singer Kathy Mattea. [Synopsis from BFI database at, last accessed 2/4/2009]

Production file held at National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Credits: Opening title music "Songroads" composed by Dougie MacLean. Chris Marra - Dobro and electric guitar. Dougie MacLean - Fiddle

The Kathy Mattea Band
Jonathan Yudkin Violin Mandolin
Gerry Gillespie Bass Guitar and Vocals
Bill Cooley Lead Guitar
Steve Sturm Steel Guitar
Tim Louer Keyboards
Shannon Ford Drums
Suzi Wills Vocals
Melody Crittendon Vocals

Kathy's Songs
"Love Travels" written by Bob Halligan and Linda Halligan. Published by BMG Music Publishing

"Ready For The Storm" written by Dougie MacLean. Published by Limetree Arts and Music

"Sending Me Angels" written by Jerry Lynn Williams and Frankie Miller. Published by Hamstein Publishign Company

"Leaving West Virginia" written by Kathy Mattea. Published by Captain Potato Music

"Further and Further Away" written by Cheryl Wheeler. Published by Amachrist Music, Penrod and Higginas, ACC Music Group

"Nobody's Gonna Rain On Our Parade" written by Brad Parker and Will Rambeau. Published by Wrensong Music and Windswept Pacific

"My God Called Me This Morning" arranged by Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea appears courtesy of Mercury Records, Nashville

The Dougie MacLean Band
David Duncan Vocals / Percussion / Harmonica
Ali Napier Vocals / Piano / Keyboards
Gordon Duncan Whistles
Conrad Ivitsky Double Bass

Dougie's Songs
"Trihanish This Love Will Carry", "This Love Will Carry", "Now I Can Be Free", "Caledonia", "Rescue Me", "Mr & Mrs MacLean of Snaigow (Fiddle Tune), "Feel So Near" All above songs are written and composed by Dougie MacLean and published by Limetree Arts & Music, Scotland

"Shada Leam An Oidhcihe Gheamhraidh" traditional melody arrnaged by Dougie MacLean. Lyrics written by Murdo MacFarlane and translated by Dougie MacLean. Arrangement published by Limetree Arts & Music, Scotland

Dougie MacLean appears by courtesy of Dunkeld Records, Scotland

With special thanks to Jenny MacLean, Jon Vezner
exec. p. Eddie Dick, Avril MacRory, Martin Fischer
assoc. p. Mike Alexander, Jennifer MacLean, Marc Dottore
p. man. Eric Coulter (USA), Jo Johnstone (Scotland)
p. accountant Margie Littlewood
production trainee Karen Wood
p. ass. (Lewis Shoot) Lena MacDonald
sea transport (Lewis Shoot) Murray MacLeod
continuity Lucy Enfield
ph. Martin Singleton, Mark Littlewood
addit. ph. Oliver Cheesman, Andy Ford, Dick Johnstone
ass. camera Alick Fraser, Alan McSheehy, Mark Raeburn, Julie Bills (trainee)
lighting electrician Willie Cadden (gaffer - Lees), John Hutton (Lees), Donny Campbell
location sd. Phil Croal
playback sd. Robert Anderson
studio sd. Dougie MacLean
and location multi-tracking Graeme Hughes, Stuart Hamilton
dubbing mixer Bronek Korda
film ed. Bert Eeles
ass. film ed. Mark Jenkins
online ed. Grahame Blair
graphics Catriona Davis
title Chris Castell
neg cutting Tru-Cut
film processing Rank Laboratories

With thanks to Martin Nelson, Robert Stuart Fotheringham, Murdaney MacDonald, Fin Morrison, John Angus MacKay, Jamie and Julie MacLean, Margaret Newstead, Bruges Family - Laighwood, Bottom Line NY, Butterstone Village Hall Ceilidh Goers, Frieda Morrison

w., d. and p. Mark Littlewood

© Scottish Arts Council and Pelicula Films MCMXCVII

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