Scottish radio series to highlight challenges of World’s best blind musicians
19 Jul 2021
A collection of interviews featuring blind musicians from around the world overcoming adversity, discrimination and unemployment and making it in the music business can be heard on ‘Blind Notes’ – a seven-part radio series produced by Glasgow-based Demus Productions with support from the Audio Content Fund, a Westminster Government fund.
The line-up, which features all genres of music from jazz to pop and classical, includes the legendary Robin Millar, CBE, multi-instrumentalist and record producer who has 140 gold and platinum discs to his credit as well as the ten million-selling ‘Diamond Life’ by Sade.
The Royal National Institute for Blind People Scotland, the sight loss charity, say the interviews showcase the remarkable resilience and perseverance of musicians who have found success in the music business.
Challenges faced by visually-impaired musicians include learning Braille music, organising networks of friends and helpers to help transport them to gigs and arranging non-visual cues for live performances.
‘Blind Notes’ broadcasts on Wednesdays from 21 July at 6pm and repeated on Saturdays at 8pm. It can be heard on RNIB Connect Radio on 101FM in the Glasgow area and across the UK on Freeview 730. Online at www.rnibconnectradio.org.uk