February 26, 2000
Live from Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland, A Prairie Home Companion welcomes Scotland's own Battlefield Band, Boys of the Lough member Dave Richardson and mystery novelist Ian Rankin.

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00:00LOGO
00:11TISHOMINGO
02:05GK TALK ABOUT GUESTS/LANDS' END CREDIT TALK ABOUT EDINBURGH
05:29WEARY/FAREWELL BLUES
08:36APPLAUSE
08:50GK TALK - LATE NIGHT SHOW
09:24COWBOYS - EDINBURGH BLUES
19:06APPLAUSE - GK TALK ABOUT EDINBURGH
19:59GK INTRO IAN RANKIN
20:25APPLAUSE
20:36GK TALK WITH IAN RANKIN
23:34IAN RANKIN, FIRST READING
26:13APPLAUSE, GK TALK
27:43SECOND READING
29:09APPLAUSE - GK SEGUE
29:35POWDERMILK BISCUITS/COMIN' THROUGH THE RYE
31:23APPLAUSE - GLENFRANCISCO SCOTCH
32:35APPLAUSE - GK INTRO BATTLEFIELD BAND
33:20TALK UP TO SONG
33:40THE STRAW MAN
38:31APPLAUSE - GK TALK WITH BATTLEFIELD BAND
40:56LEAVING FRIDAY HARBOR
44:36APPLAUSE
45:02GUY NOIR - GOES TO GLASGOW ON DERRY AIR
56:39APPLAUSE - GK GOES OUT ON THE STREET AND SEGUES TO INTERMISSION
100:08THAT'S A PLENTY
103:52APPLAUSE
104:10WELCOME BACK TO THE SECOND HALF, MORE EDINBURGH TALK
108:20INTRO DAVE RICHARDSON, TALK WITH DAVE
113:22A WALK ON THE SHORE
115:36APPLAUSE TALK WITH RICH DWORSKY
117:52THE WARM WELCOME
121:01APPLAUSE - MONOLOGUE
141:31GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK
144:29APPLAUSE
144:50KETCHUP - HARRY POTTER ENVY
148:15APPLAUSE - GK WELCOME BACK BATTLEFIELD BAND
150:25TWENTY POUNDS OF GIN SET #1: The Canon Gate Twitch, Steamboat To Detroit, Twenty Pounds of Gin, Break Yer Bass Drone
154:35APPLAUSE - FINAL CREDITS
156:43FOREVER YOUNG
157:53FLOWERS OF EDINBURGH

Photos from the show

GK and Ian Rankin Setting up stage
GK with Ian Rankin Setting up the Queen's Hall stage
Bagpiper on the Royal Mile Audience members
Bagpiper on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Audience members give show "thumbs up"

Guest Information
  • Battlefield Band
  • Ian Rankin
  • Dave Richardson
  • Scripts
  • Glenfransisco
  • Guy Noir
  • The Lives of the Cowboys
  • Ketchup Advisory Board

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