Congratulations to Bees Nees Media who have been nominated in Trad Music in the media sponsored by Skipinnish in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017. Vote now!
We asked Iain MacLeod of Bees Nees Media the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Bees Nees is a media production company, equally at home producing single camera documentaries, through to live multi-camera entertainment shows. We produced more than 50 hours of broadcast television annually, ranging from music award shows, live event coverage, lifestyle formats and factual documentaries. Our development team creates fresh programme ideas and exciting formats fit for today’s multi-screen viewers. We seek out and nurture new talent, both in front of and behind the camera while producing shows that will entertain and educate audiences of all ages across the world. Bees Nees are also Scotland’s most successful independent radio producer, delivering over 400 hours of radio shows annually for the last 10 years.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Bees Nees are passionate about all genres of music but we have produced hundreds of broadcast hours of traditional music, working with broadcasters BBC ALBA, BBC Scotland, TG4 and S4C and partners such as Hands Up For Trad and Celtic Connections and festival organisers across the UK and overseas.
Any particular career highlights?
There are too many highlights to mention. We have annual highlights, such as Na Trads, which we love producing, and we are also proud of music programmes like Seirm, Port and our Celtic Connections output.
What are your plans for the future?
Our immediate plans are to produce another successful MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, before creating new programmes with talented musicians at Celtic Connections and beyond.
If you would like to come along to the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in Paisley’s Lagoon Centre call 0300 300 1210 or to buy online visit www.paisley2021.co.uk/events/the-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards. Tickets can also be purchased via Paisley Arts Centre. Bands performing on Saturday 2nd December include Elephant Sessions, The Shee Big Band, Siobhan Miller, Tidelines, Paisley Fèis, Snuffbox, The Seamus O’Sullivan Experience, Lori Watson, Jenna Reid and Harris Playfair, Songs of Bàrd Phàislig (featuring Gillebrìde MacIlleMhaoil, Sìneag MacIntyre, Màiri NicAonghais, Seonaidh MacIntyre, Ewan MacPherson, Mhairi Hall, Màiri Nic a Mhaoilein and more to be announced. There will also be a late night ceilidh after the Awards till 1am.