The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162431   Message #3866352
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
16-Jul-17 - 03:35 AM
Thread Name: The Transports on BBC R3!
Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe

Broadcast Wed 11 Jan 2017 19:00 BBC RADIO 2. Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

This week, Sean Cooney (The Young'uns) and Paul Sartin (Faustus, Bellowhead) talk about their new production of Peter Bellamy's 1977 ballad opera The Transports.

The original production told the story of two convicts on the "First Fleet" to Australia in 1787 and featured Nic Jones, The Watersons, Cyril Tawney and June Tabor.

The 2017 production features The Young'uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Rachael McShane, and writer Matthew Crampton will draw parallels with perilous overseas migration of today.