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Posted By: FreddyHeadey
13-Oct-22 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2022
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
The Essay - BBC Radio 3 - 12 October 2022
Vaughan Williams: Belonging

Essay 3: Adrian McNally
- producer/arranger/pianist for The Unthanks

Self-taught and raised in a South Yorkshire pit village, Adrian McNally is pianist, composer and band leader for The Unthanks. From humble beginnings to scoring for his band to perform with Charles Hazelwood's Army of Generals, Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band and the BBC Concert Orchestra for The Proms, McNally has sought confidence and inspiration along the way from Ralph Vaughan Williams.
He finds kinship in a quest to prove that the people's music is anything but common, to draw out and elevate the beauty and truth present in those folk songs fondly but unfairly known as low culture.
In his essay, McNally looks at VW's thoughts on National Music and the inescapable relationship between place, community and creativity.
Scroll episodes forward & back for more VW essays but this one seems most related to folk.