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Ballads of the Book

A documentary about one of Scotland's most intriguing arts projects, in which the cream of Scottish contemporary music and writing talent co-operate to create a very modern work of national art.

Writing greats such as Ian Rankin, Alasdair Gray and AL Kennedy contribute lyrics to which established musicians such as Aidan Moffat, Idlewild, Vashti Bunyan and Sons and Daughters then write accompanying music.

The programme follows this unique arts project from conception through the writing and recording process, creation of the cover art, live performance of the tracks in Glasgow and the album release.

'Ballads of the Book' is a co-production with the production company Polite.



Producer/Directors - Julie McCrone, Claire McCluskey & Margaret Shankland

STV     Sky Arts