My partner-in-crime from K107FM, Ally Gourlay, presented his annual Hogmanay Hundred shows in December, compiling his listeners’ votes into an end of year chart. Throughout the year his show, Art School Dancing, blends a wonderfully eclectic mix of the new and the old, the kind of mix you rarely hear on any radio, let alone ‘the mainstream’. The Hogmanay Hundred chart, which doffs its cap to John Peel’s Festive Fifty, reflects this. So if you’re looking two excellent shows (split into three three-hour chunks) to soundtrack an afternoon clearing out the kids’ playroom or while enjoying that new book you got for Christmas then you won’t do much worse than these shows. Hosted by K107FM’s John Murray on his Mixcloud page. Enjoy!
Part 1 (Numbers 100 to 61)
Part 2 (Numbers 62 to 30)
Part 3 (Numbers 29 to 1)
For maximum enjoyment I suggest you listen to them in customary chart rundown order, beginning with Part 3, leading on to Part 2 and ending, not unnaturally, with Part 1.
Due to Ally’s well documented circumstances this Hogmanay Hundred may well be his last but he can be happy in the knowledge he has left behind a fine testament to his work on Art School Dancing and the exposure he has given, particularly to his listeners, of some wonderful new bands. Bands we might never’ve heard of otherwise.
You can tune into Art School Dancing with Ally Gourlay every Monday night on K107FM.