The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #170813   Message #4137184
Posted By: GUEST,Diolch
19-Feb-22 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2022
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
Glad to hear there are other keen fans of Genevieve Tudor's show here, and I hope Reinhard has found access. My second favourite is the always unexpected Oota Da Cans, which is an hour a month from Shetland.

I see BBC Radio 2's new project 21st Century Folk, based in the north-east of England, hasn't been mentioned on this thread yet so here's a link:

"Radio 2 is always looking for ways to tell stories, and 21st Century Folk is a creatively ambitious and hugely exciting new endeavour. Following in the tradition of the Radio Ballads, I’m proud that in the BBC’s centenary year we will be telling the real life stories of our listeners in the North East of England, using original music to create a lasting legacy of their experiences."

"BBC Radio 2, in partnership with BBC Local Radio, launches 21st Century Folk, an ambitious initiative to capture the essence of life in the North East of England in 2022 - the BBC’s centenary year – through the prism of folk songs, and offering people from the region the opportunity to have a song written about their life."

"Anyone (aged over 18 years) living in the North East of England is invited to get in touch, tell us about their day to day life – or an inspiring person they know – and share stories and anecdotes about doing the sorts of job that make the country tick in 2022, whether a teacher, nurse, delivery driver, junior football coach, scientist, coffee shop barista, student, shop worker or anything else that defines the UK in these shifting times. In March, five participants will be selected from all the submissions by a panel comprised of representatives from the 21st Century Folk team, Radio Newcastle, Radio Tees and a songwriter (to be announced closer to the time). Later in the Spring they will be paired with and meet the songwriters who’ll be creating the music from their stories. They and their songwriter will really get to know each other, with their meetings recorded and filmed for documentaries that will air on Radio 2 in the autumn."