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Thread #171921   Message #4170576
Posted By: Rain Dog
23-Apr-23 - 01:49 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2023
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
Not radio but on the TV. BBC FOUR 21.00 TONIGHT and will be on the iplayer afterwards.

The Alehouse Sessions

"The exotic musical sound-world of 17th-century London is brought vividly to life by one of the world's most dynamic and virtuosic performing groups - Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene - plus a cameo appearance by celebrated soprano Mary Bevan.

Beauty, improvisation, melancholy, bawdiness - Purcell, Playford and their European contemporaries bang heads with ballads, ditties, elegies, sea-shanties and folk song. Along with a variety of classical stringed instruments, their own arrangements delight us in a joyful mix of vocals, percussion, harmonium, guitar, charango and storytelling.

Filmed on location in one of London's oldest taverns, The George Inn, Southwark."