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Thread #171921   Message #4170944
Posted By: Rain Dog
27-Apr-23 - 10:12 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2023
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
BBC Radio 4 now. Available shortly on BBC Sounds

Open Country - Chasing Jamie Allan

"Jamie Allan was a celebrated musician and friend of the aristocracy, but also a thief, bigamist, and deserter. Known as "The Dukes Piper", he is the source of many songs and legends in Northumbria. In this programme, folk singer Jez Lowe traces one of these legends across the Rivers Ouse and Nidd, over which Jamie Allan supposedly fled from army conscription to freedom in Scotland. As he crosses the waterways of North Yorkshire, Jez finds out about the life and adventures of this Robin Hood figure from the 18th century, and enjoys some of the music he would have played."