Program 551: Cappadocia; Scottish Troubadour; Northern Ireland Identity
Release Date: 01-19-2019
Two Turkish tour guides paint an audio picture of the otherworldly region of Cappadocia, where you can get face-to-face with early Christian history. Then, just ahead of Burns Night, Scottish folk singer Jim Malcolm shares some of the poetry that adds depth to the traditional music of Scotland. And tour guides from Northern Ireland describe how their fellow countrymen have largely overcome sectarian strife, and discuss the questions that linger as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
- Lale Surmen Aran, tour guide and proprietor of SRM Travel, Istanbul
- Yaren Türkoğlu, tour guide based in Istanbul
- Scottish folk singer Jim Malcolm
- Stephen McPhilemy, tour guide from Derry, Northern Ireland
- Susie Millar, tour guide from Belfast
- Lale Surmen Aran is proprietor of SRM Travel in Istanbul.
- The Goreme Open Air Museum is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Cappadocia.
- Jim Malcolm's website includes occasional blog entries, samples from his CDs, his video portrayal of Robert Burns, called "Bard Hair Day," and his concert tour schedule.
- The historically-important Battle of Culloden took place in 1745 in a field just east of Inverness, Scotland.
- Susie Millar conducts tours of Belfast, including sites associated with the doomed ship Titanic.
- Stephen McPhilemy operates the Milltown House on the Dingle Harbour.
- Rick notes that the Ulster-Scots Centre in Belfast has information about the Plantation of Ulster, which brought many Scottish and English Protestants to Northern Ireland.
- The Good Friday Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland was negotiated in April 1998.