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Thirteen Gaelic Programmes Nominated as Celtic Media Festival Shortlists Announce

12 March 2020

A total of 13 Gaelic programmes have been nominated from BBC ALBA and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal for the 2020 Celtic Media Festival awards.

Among the BBC ALBA nominations were Cèilidh na Bliadhn’ Ùire (the BBC ALBA Hogmanay ceilidh), FUNC (comedy sketch show) and Tha thu air Aigeann m’ Inntinn (animation about the Iolaire disaster).

BBC Radio nan Gàidheal has also been nominated for station of the year, whilst programmes including Bailtean fo Bhròn and Beag air Bheag are shortlisted for awards.

Iseabail Mactaggart, Director of Multiplatform Content at MG ALBA, the organisation that operates BBC ALBA in partnership with the BBC, said: “It’s great to see such distinctive Gaelic content being recognised. We know our audiences have loved these programmes and this recognition is hugely valuable. Congratulations to all.

The Celtic Media Festival this year takes place in Quimper in Brittany from 2-4 June.

The BBC ALBA programmes which have been shortlisted in 2020 are:


Tha thu air Aigeann m’ Inntinn (Produced by Am Bocsa)


Colin MacLeod, When it Kicks in (Produced by MacTV)

Children’s Programme

Lòn le Linda (Produced by BBC Gàidhlig)


FUNC (Produced by The Woven Thread)


Cèilidh na Bliadhn’ Ùire (Produced by BBC Gàidhlig)


Gaisgich Òga an Dàrna Cogaidh (Produced by LOOKSFilms + Solus Productions)

In addition to its nomination in the Radio Station of the Year category, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal also has several programmes shortlisted across radio categories:

Radio Documentary

Bailtean fo Bhròn
Santa Maria III a’ Seòladh Dhachaigh

Radio Magazine Show

Beag air Bheag

Radio Music Programme (Live)

A’ Mìre ri Mòr aig a’ Mhòd
Sruth na Maoile

Radio Sports

Caley Thistle Inbhir Nis aig 25
Spòrs na Seachdain

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