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The Transports on BBC R3!

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Subject: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 12 Jul 17 - 12:40 PM

The Transports is being recorded by BBC Radio 3 at the end of August! Hopefully broadcast will be before the proms finish, so it will be in lossless format and so in best uncompressed quality..........best in the world!!!!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 12 Jul 17 - 01:25 PM

Good to know.
Thanks.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 12 Jul 17 - 05:39 PM

" Wednesday 30 August 2017
7.00pm
BBC Radio Theatre, London W1A 1AA
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age: 8
Maximum of 2 tickets per request"

"...Admission to this recording is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early...."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/the_transports_30aug17


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 12 Jul 17 - 05:52 PM

I omitted to say that the BBC have worked with Firefox which is the only browser to provide support for this broadcast format.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 13 Jul 17 - 02:08 PM

I wonder if it will be broadcast live?


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,patriot
Date: 14 Jul 17 - 10:38 AM

Thanks for the warning- will go down the pub


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 14 Jul 17 - 11:21 AM

Everybody has to not like something, I don't like pubs!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 14 Jul 17 - 05:22 PM

FULLY BOOKED

Radio 3

Some of Britain's finest folk musicians are bringing their new production of The Transports, Peter Bellamy's famous ballad opera, to the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, for a performance to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. This is a rare opportunity to see BBC Folk Award Winners The Young'uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and members of Bellowhead together on stage.

The Transports tells the remarkable true story of poverty-stricken Susannah Holmes and Henry Cabell. She was convicted of stealing spoons and linen worth £2. He broke into a house. Both were sentenced to death in 1784. This was commuted to transportation. They met in Norwich gaol, fell in love and had a child. Susannah was sent with her baby to join the First Fleet to Australia, but Henry was not permitted to join them. The captain of the ship wouldn't allow the child aboard. The gaoler (our hero) was so moved by Susannah's desolation that he took the child to London, and door-stepped the Home Secretary, Lord Sydney. He decreed that Susannah and Henry should marry and go together as a family. They became important people in the early settlement of Australia. This sounds like the plot of a traditional song, and the story inspired Peter Bellamy to write his famous ballad opera.

Bellamy's songs have been arranged afresh by Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Faustus) and Matthew Crampton weaves the story through them with new material linking Susannah Holmes and Henry Cabell's story with the experiences of migrants today.

Admission to this recording is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 15 Jul 17 - 06:37 AM

Listened to my live recording at The Hawth whilst with my wife in St George's Neurological unit this week.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jul 17 - 07:10 AM

From twitter just now it's a pre record and will be broadcast in the autumn


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 Jul 17 - 03:35 AM

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.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 16 Jul 17 - 07:47 AM

Transports - Hawth Crawley Performance 1 February 2017


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 17 Jul 17 - 04:44 AM

Folk on 2 - 1987

http://www.mediafire.com/file/9bnd8aizlbq9vv4/Folk_on_2_-_The_Transports_-_1987.mp3


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 17 Jul 17 - 07:53 AM

Many thanks, this will be interesting!


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 17 Jul 17 - 12:12 PM

Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 Jul 17 - 03:35 AM

The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe

Broadcast Wed 11 Jan 2017 19:00 BBC RADIO 2.

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Download link ...

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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 17 Jul 17 - 12:39 PM

Many thanks for that Folk Show.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 17 Jul 17 - 03:35 PM

Grauniad Review


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 09 Aug 17 - 10:14 AM

Overlapping The Transports and The Ballad of Child Migration, Alone on a Wide Wide Sea has been dramatised by the BBC. Episode 1/4 was broadcast at 13.30 on Monday, 7 August.

Author Michael Morpurgo will be the guest on The Folk Show at 19.00 tonight, Wednesday, 9 August on BBC Radio 2. Michael Morpurgo also appeared in a performance of War Horse at the recent WW1 event in IEper.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Ian
Date: 10 Aug 17 - 03:30 AM

Would that be Jan 2018on radio 2?


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 13 Nov 17 - 05:25 PM

Has The Transports been aired on Radio 3 yet?

There's a Tweet on the website stating

http://www.thetransportsproduction.co.uk/uncategorized/performing-the-transports-on-bbc-radio-three/

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The Transports @TheTransports
The broadcast date for The Transports on BBC Radio 3 has been delayed for a few months. It will therefore not be broadcast on 11th Oct.

Oct 9, 2017

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Was it ever aired in October? If not when? January 2018?


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 17 - 04:31 AM

It wasn't aired in October it's likely to be aired around the time of the tour in January


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Nov 17 - 06:09 AM

4 months ago; Performing The Transports on BBC Radio Three

Back in the late summer we recorded the show for the BBC at a special concert at their radio theatre. This will be broadcast as a Radio 3 Evening Concert in January to co-incide with our tour.

10/01/2018        Cheltenham Town Hall                
11/01/2018        Union Chapel        London        
12/01/2018        Octagon Theatre        Yeovil        
13/01/2018        The DanceHouse Theatre Manchester        
14/01/2018        Guild Hall      Preston        

16/01/2018        The Apex        Bury St Edmunds        
17/01/2018        The Artrix        Bromsgrove        
18/01/2018        G Live               Guildford        
19/01/2018        Turner Sims Concert Hall Southampton        
20/01/2018        Winding Wheel        Chesterfield        

21/01/2018        City Varieties        Leeds        
22/01/2018        Gala Durham        Durham        
23/01/2018        The Maltings        Berwick        
24/01/2018        Maddermarket Theatre Norwich


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 30 Dec 17 - 12:27 PM

10 January 2018
2 hours, 30 minutes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09l25w3

...recorded live at the Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House.

7.30 The Transports: Part One

8.20 Interval Feature: A Portrait of Peter Bellamy
Verity Sharp sketches a portrait, in words and music, of The Transports' composer, Peter Bellamy, revealing a complex, troubled character and rather an outsider. He admired Rudyard Kipling, when most dismissed him as an imperialist, for giving voice to ordinary soldiers, and set his Barrack-Room Ballads. There are contributions from Heather Wood, who sang with Bellamy in The Young Tradition, in which he came to fame in the 1960s; the singer Martin Carthy; fellow Norfolk musician Damien Barber, who was mentored by Bellamy; Jon Boden, a musician much influenced by Bellamy; and his widow, Jenny Bellamy. It features, too, Bellamy's own music, with his distinctive singing.

8.40 The Transports: Part Two

Cast
Susannah Holmes ..... Rachel McShane
Henry Kable ..... Sean Cooney
Narrator ..... Matthew Crampton
Abe Carman ..... David Eagle
The Coachman ..... Michael Hughes
The Mother ..... Nancy Kerr
The Convict ..... Benji Kirkpatrick
The Shantyman ..... Saul Rose
John Simpson, the humane turnkey ..... Greg Russell
The Father ..... Paul Sartin

The Transports tells true story of Susannah Holmes and Henry Kable.
She was convicted of stealing £2's-worth of spoons and linen.
He broke into a house.
Both were sentenced to death in 1784. This was commuted to transportation.
They met in Norwich gaol, fell in love and had a child and, after forced separation and great anguish, and the stubborn compassion of a humane turnkey, sailed on the First Fleet to Australia.

This sounds like a traditional song and it inspired the folk singer Peter Bellamy to compose a cycle of ballads. The Transports was recorded in 1977, with arrangements by Dolly Collins and a glittering roster of musicians - Dave Swarbrick, Nic Jones, June Tabor, Mike & Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy - and this album is one of the monuments of English folk music.

The new production features a new generation of musicians of similar calibre: BBC Folk Award winners The Young 'Uns, Nancy Kerr, members of Bellowhead and Faustus. Bellamy's songs have been arranged afresh by Paul Sartin and narrator Matthew Crampton weaves the story through them with new material linking Susannah Holmes and Henry Kable's story with the experience of refugees and migrants today.

Producer: Julian May.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 31 Dec 17 - 08:32 AM

Looking forward to recording this from the BBC live webstream!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: DaveRo
Date: 10 Jan 18 - 04:07 AM

Today


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: JHW
Date: 10 Jan 18 - 06:31 AM

Many thanks for reposting today. Dead lucky I chanced to look!
Will stop in and listen.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Speedwell
Date: 10 Jan 18 - 09:47 AM

Looking forward to seeing this again at the Apex on the 16th. have a good tour guys.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 10 Jan 18 - 10:36 AM

I just set the timer to record it off FreeSat.
I tried doing this with the Sky HD box, but it doesn't seem to enable a function to this.

Anyone know how FreeSat audio bitrate compares to wav or mp3...???

My dad used to get near perfect recordings off the FM arial in the his loft.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: DaveRo
Date: 10 Jan 18 - 11:09 AM

http://www.astra2sat.com/freesat/freesat-radio/

A quick google failed to confirm the encoding used but I'd guess mp2 if it's the same as SD TV. So probably the same as DAB on Radio 3, but better than DAB on Radio 1 and 2.

I just heard on Folkscene that the album will be released on 12th BTW.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 10 Jan 18 - 04:30 PM

I believe that Freesat bitrate is 192kbps which is very low. The best bitrate can be obtained via ffmpeg command line from the BBC webstream up to 369kbps, which is as good as it gets for lossy webstreams. When the programme is finished, get_iplayer will download at 322 kbps but the best trick I have found is to download from the iplayer using a YouTube-dl command line. This gives an AAC file in mp4 container, which when converted to a "transport" stream container (ts), shows a bitrate of 366 kbps


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 10 Jan 18 - 04:48 PM

A superb broadcast indeed!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: DaveRo
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 04:18 AM

Available from the link posted above by FreddyHeadey until 9 Feb 2018
Bellamy's songs have been arranged afresh by Paul Sartin...
And very good they were.
...and narrator Matthew Crampton weaves the story through them with new material linking Susannah Holmes and Henry Kable's story with the experience of refugees and migrants today.
Hmmm.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 04:45 AM

Got it off freeview. Thanks all.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 05:19 AM

Matthew Crampton's narration and weaving in of current stories is the very best part of this superb production. I saw it at Shrewsbury FF last year and heard it last night. I shed a tear both times. There are people who need to hear what he says - it may make some of them think


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: JHW
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 05:19 AM

Thank goodness I have my vhf receiver, amplifier, kef speakers etc.
Just switched it on and listened. Even bought two bottles of beer, bottle conditioned of course.

And the refugees. Maybe in 200 years someone will write a show about them and everyone will have sympathy for how terrible those times were.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Ian
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 10:43 AM

You still have 29 days to listen again BBC radio 3


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 01:37 PM

I'll put forever files of The Transports in my dropbox if requested.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 01:47 PM

That'd be good Bonz - cheers

..saves faffing about with leeds from the Humax to a digital recorder.
I expect your files would be higher quality anyway..


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 04:30 PM

Here you go -
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wqgrw88fpprhir8/TheTransports%202017-08-30.ts?dl=0


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 04:33 PM

You need to download the file, which will play in Windows Media Player and VLC.


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 12 Jan 18 - 02:35 AM

Unlike the iplayer, the Transports file will not expire after 30 days!!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 12 Jan 18 - 01:37 PM

Just finished listening to the excellent Radio 3 broadcast as I pulled up outside our house! On top of my "to look at pile" inside was our copy of the CD, delivered by Amazon this afternoon!


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 12 Jan 18 - 05:40 PM

?So early in the morning the turkey rings his bell?


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Marje
Date: 17 Jan 18 - 11:20 AM

It's an arresting image, but I think you'll find it's "turnkey".

Marje


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: JHW
Date: 17 Jan 18 - 06:25 PM

human turkey - the hero


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 08:32 AM

I think it was on Mudcat that someone said his son thought it was turkey, and so for fun it has stuck!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports on BBC R3!
From: GUEST,ottery
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 12:47 PM

Watched this live yesterday evening in Bromsgrove. Really enjoyed it. I wasn't as taken with the narration as most people, but the music was fantastic so I didn't mind.

Nancy Kerr and Rachael McShane stood out as performers. I knew "I once lived in service" from the singing of the Witches of Elswick, and thought it was okay but by no means a favourite. However, seen in context, it's emotional power struck home.

The "Robber's Song", "Coachman of the Plymouth Mail" and the "Humane Turnkey" were three great up-tempo songs. The dark and empty streets of suburban Bromsgrove may have been left a bit bewildered last night by the sound of someone chanting: "Walk her round, my brave boys and roll down!"

Guilty party: a cyclist rattling back to the station on an old bike.


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