Author Archives: Nicola Meighan

From The Archive: Life Is Like A Box of Records

A few years back, the brilliant and endlessly inspiring Halina Rifai from (Glasgow) Podcart asked me to contribute to her series which celebrated songs and the way that they inform our lives. This is what I wrote… Aneka – Japanese … Continue reading

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Essay: Somewhere Only We Know (BBC Radio Scotland)

It’s funny, the way you remember things. If you asked me what I thought I’d recall from a recent radio adventure that saw BBC producer Debbie McPhail and I embark on a sailing trip round the Morvern Peninsula with best-selling … Continue reading

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Essay: Why I Heart: My Mum

This piece was commissioned by much-missed feminista pop collective TYCI, for International Women’s Day in 2015 – they asked me to write about a woman who inspired me. Their site has sadly closed now, so I’m posting it again here… … Continue reading

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Interview: Barbara Dickson

This interview originally appeared in The Herald Magazine on February 2, 2019. I can see two Barbara Dicksons in front of me. The first one’s drinking coffee on a winter’s day in Edinburgh’s New Town, reflecting on the sisterhood, pop … Continue reading

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Interview: Karine Polwart

This interview originally ran in The Herald in November 2017… Karine Polwart is sat at my kitchen table, cradling a cup of tea, while the wind burls the leaves in the garden beside us. Her granny used to live round … Continue reading

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Interview: Sacred Paws

This article originally ran in The Herald newspaper (Scotland) on June 17, 2017. Sacred Paws have since won The Scottish Album of the Year Award, which was announced on June 28th… IT WILL be a major surprise – and no … Continue reading

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Interview: Shirley Collins

This interview originally ran as the cover feature of the Herald Arts Magazine on January 28, 2017, under the heading: THE RETURN OF FOLK’S GUIDING LIGHT… For almost 40 years, it seemed as if Shirley Collins had gone to ground. … Continue reading

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