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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways with Coinneach MacLeòid Written by on January 9, 2020 | 1 Comment

It may be January, but the Île de Bezençon is always open, and it is always late May. ESC Insight’s Ellie Chalkley invites Coinneach MacLeòid to talk about his musical choices, singing Scots Gaelic with Keiino and representing Scotland, in the latest Eurovision Castaways.

We’ve had another visitor to the beautiful Île de Bezençon! Coinneach MacLeòid of Eurovision Choir 2019’s Scottish choir Alba joins us to talk about a formative mullet, late 80s video effects, Peak Schlager, singing ‘Spirit In The Sky‘ in Scots Gaelic with Keiino and the role of Going For Gold in European integration whilst commiserating over the Song Contest fortunes of Spain and the United Kindom.

There’s also a Philip Kirkorov/Alla Pugacheva anecdote that may be one of the most piquant ever to grace the Île de Bezençon customs desk. Plus, we talk about how Coinneach and the choir Alba came to represent Scotland as a brand new Eurovision nation.

Eurovision Castaways with Coinneach MacLeòid

What Eurovision songs will Coinneach MacLeòid, the self proclaimed ‘Beardy Viking from the Outer Hebrides’ bring to the Île de Bezençon, and will Ellie Chalkley allow them onto the island? Find out in our latest episode of Eurovision Castaways.

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About The Author: Ellie Chalkley

Ellie Chalkley is an all-round music, media and culture enthusiast and citizen of the internet. As an overly analytical pop fan and general knowledge hoarder she finds the Eurovision Song Contest bubble to be her natural home. She comments gnomically and statistically on Eurovision matters at @ellie_made.

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One response to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways with Coinneach MacLeòid”

  1. David H says:

    This has to be in my top two best ever Castaway podcasts – the other is with the fab Roy Delaney. The reason why- I coutd relate to the stories – ok my euroviiosn started about 10 years earlier – and 1975 previews were my first taped off the tele and 1983 my first (betamax) video but I can so relate….

    Both have gone deep beyond the current era, ie this century, in the main and both bring a rich factual history with them.

    I love this series – thanks team – more guests like Coinneach and Roy please would get my douze points!!!

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