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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 Feb 24 - 11:28 PM

BBC Radio 3 Words and Music 17.30 Sunday 11 Feb 2024 For love of Bagpuss 21 days to listen

Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner provided the music for the series and you'll hear some of that alongside compositions by
Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Hindemith, Florence Price, Ailbhe McDonagh and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 21 Feb 24 - 12:52 PM

BBC Sounds Radio 4 Front Row Tuesday 20 February

Rhiannon Giddens for the first 20 minutes Available for over a year


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 21 Feb 24 - 04:31 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/category/music-folk BBC Sounds Folk

A list of folk music programmes - mostly weekly shows - broadcast by BBC radio stations so far in February. There are usually links to other editions available.

It's a little harder to find programmes in advance, especially if they are one-offs.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 23 Feb 24 - 07:36 AM

BBC Radio 3 Saturday 24 February 2024 16:00 Music Planet Celtic Connectons concert from Glasgow

Kathryn Tickell introduces highlights from a concert recorded earlier this month at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, in which the Orkney band Fara come together with guest musicians to make connections both within the Celtic world and way beyond. These include Montreal-based band Genticorum, who perform the traditional songs of Quebec; Jonathan Scales, a steel pan player from New York; Syrian qanun virtuoso Maya Youssef; and Les Amazones d'Afrique, whose singers come from Mali, Benin and Congo. Also in the mix is new Scottish string ensemble Thirteen North, performing arrangements made specially for the concert. Recorded at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Mar 24 - 03:03 PM

BBC Radio 4 Tuesday 5 March 2024 19.15 Front Row
Kate Rusby performs live and chats about her new Singy Songy Session Tour.

12 April 2024 Buxton Opera House
13 April 2024 The Baths Hall Scunthorpe
14 April 2024 Victoria Theatre Halifax
18 April 2024 Pavilion Theatre Glasgow
21 April 2024 Theatre Severn Shrewsbury
22 April 2024 Floral Pavilion New Brighton
25 April 2024 Exeter Corn Exchange
26 April 2024 Memorial Theatre Frome
27 April 2024 Lighthouse Poole
7 May 2024 Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells
8 May 2024 Oxford Playhouse
9 May 2024 The Cresset Peterborough
11 May 2024 Warwick Arts Centre Coventry
12 May 2024 Pavilion Theatre Worthing
13 May 2024 Churchill Theatre Bromley
14 May 2024 The Apex Bury St Edmund


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Mar 24 - 02:35 PM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 21:00 Wednesday

21 February 2024 16 days left to listen
Katherine Priddy performs songs from her new album The Pendulum Swing.

28 Feb 2024 Available for 23 days
Acoustic sounds, including songs by Martin Simpson, Rhiannon Giddens and Cara Dillon.

06 March 2024 Cara Dillon: growing up and coming home
Celebrated singer Cara Dillon performs works inspired by family, including her mother.

13 March 2024 Catching up with Sam Lee
The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, including guest Sam Lee.

20 March 2024 Show of Hands complete a full circle
Steve Knightley and Phil Beer AKA Show of Hands perform live in Salford. The duo are on a lengthy 'Full Circle' tour, concluding decades as one of the UK's most popular folk acts.

27 March 2024 Singer and guitarist John Smith is Mark's guest
Guitarist and songwriter John Smith talks about his latest album, The Living Kind.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 24 - 09:36 AM

BBC Radio Ulster
Went out on the 5th March but available as a Podcast, Ralph MacLean’s show has a history of the Les Cousins club.
I think he’s the modern day John Peel…


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 09 Mar 24 - 10:32 AM

BBC Radio Ulster

The Ralph McLean Show Thursday 20.00

BBC Sounds Radio Ulster Ralph traces the history of the legendary Soho folk and blues club Les Cousins with musician Ian A Anderson and music from the likes of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake and Paul Simon. 26 days left to listen

Ralph McLean Country Wednesday 20.00

BBC Sounds Radio Ulster Ralph has Valentine's night tracks from Allison Russell, John Prine and Johnny Cash plus this week's classic album is Green River from Creedence Clearwater Revival. 6 days left to listen

Ralph has music from Brown Horse, Gillian Welch, The Hanging Stars and The Jayhawks and his classic album this week is No Other by Gene Clark. 13 days left to listen

Ralph has exclusive session tracks from Steve Earle and new music from Oisin Leech, Paul Lush and Katie Pruitt. 20 days left to listen

Ralph has music and chat from Louisiana singer songwriter Mary Gauthier and new music from The Hanging Stars, Ags Connolly and Margo Price. 27 days left to listen


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 09 Mar 24 - 10:57 AM

BBC Radio 3 16:00 Saturday Music Planet

9 March Lopa Kothari with previously unbroadcast material from a set by Femi Kuti and his band The Positive Force, performing live at WOMAD last year.

16 March Lopa Kothari with latest new releases and a specially recorded studio session by Polish string band Volosi.

23 March Lopa Kothari presents a recording of Colombia's Meridian Brothers, live at Kings Place in London, as part of the Songlines Encounters festival.

30 March Tabla player Zakir Hussain is in conversation with Lopa Kothari, sharing his favourite music, as well as discussing his career and musical influences.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,sortaottery
Date: 12 Mar 24 - 02:43 PM

Any idea who plays the fiddle in the intro to the Radio 4 Book of the Week Blood in the Machine?

I can't see a name on the programme website.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Mar 24 - 04:11 AM

BBC Radio 4 10.00 Wednesday 14 March Woman's Hour

With music from Cara Dillon


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 14 Mar 24 - 05:25 PM

Paul Theroux on Orwell; Patsy Rodenburg on training actors; musician Sam Lee - 2024
Front Row
Sam Lee, Bernard Butler and James Keay perform live and talk about Sam's new album, Songdreaming. Sam draws on traditional songs to explore the richness and fragility of the natural world here in the UK.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001x53x
> skip to 29.20   12 minutes


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Mar 24 - 08:23 AM

Particularly good tracks on Oota Da Cans this month(March 2024) I thought.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001xfng


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 23 Mar 24 - 12:02 PM

Sunday 23 March 22:15 BBC Radio 4 Add To Playlist Available now
Eliza Carthy and Tim Rhys-Evans share the joys of singing

Fiddler and folk musician Eliza Carthy and choral conductor Tim Rhys-Evans join Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye as they add the next five tracks.

Starting at a famous masked ball in Vienna, they then head for the Genoa docks, rounding off with a cheeky Soca hip-thrusting classic. In the penultimate episode of the current series, recorder player and baroque flautist Heidi Fardell demonstrates some of her collection of early instruments.

Producer Jerome Weatherald Presented, with music direction, by Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye

The five tracks in this week's playlist:
'Ach, ich darf nicht hin zu dir!' From Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II
La Partenza (The Parting) by Trallaleri of Genoa
Gagliarda by Giorgio Mainerio
How High The Moon by Ella Fitzgerald
Dollar Wine by Colin Lucas

Other music in this episode:
Hotel California by The Eagles
The Flower Duet from the opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Battalia a 10 by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Die Katz (The Cat) by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Mack the Knife by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, sung by Ella Fitzgerald


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 23 Mar 24 - 12:09 PM

Sunday 23 March 2024 BBC Radio 3

16:00 Music Planet Lopa Kothari presents a recording of Colombia's Meridian Brothers, live at Kings Place in London, as part of the Songlines Encounters festival.

Hailing from Bogota the Meridian Brother's music is an uncategorizable mix of Latin rhythms and genres, taking in Cumbia, Salsa and Currulao and spinning it all through a psychedelic prism. Lopa heads backstage and talks to Eblis Álvarez, the man behind the music, to find out more about the roots of the Meridian Brother's unique sound.

17:00 J to Z Jazz Kerouac Jumoké Fashola marks the centenary of jazz poet and 'King of the Beats' Jack Kerouac with a musical journey through his landmark novel On the Road and later works of poetry.

From Billie Holiday to Charlie Parker and Lionel Hampton to Slim Gaillard, Kerouac had a magical way of bringing the records, the clubs and the performances he witnessed to life, while incorporating the rhythms, the freedom and the energy of jazz into his writing. Travelling back to the 1950s, Jumoké plays music by the artists who inspired and enthralled him, unearthing some of Kerouac’s own collaborations with jazz musicians as well as tributes from the greats.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 23 Mar 24 - 01:57 PM

Apologies! Add To Playlist/Music Planet/Jazz Kerouac all Saturday 23 March.

Saturday 23 March 18:15 BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends
Clive Anderson and Sara Cox are joined by Gemma Whelan, Mark Watson, Shaznay Lewis and Mr Motivator for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
With music from The Mary Wallopers and Sahra.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 26 Mar 24 - 06:19 PM

BBC Radio 4 New Storytellers presents the work of new radio and audio producers, and this series features the winners of the Charles Parker Prize 2022 for the Best Student Radio Feature. The award is presented every year in memory of the pioneering radio producer Charles Parker who produced the famous series of Radio Ballads with Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger.

9.45 Monday 25 March Breathing Lyrical
9.45 Tuesday 26 March Down on the Farm
9.45 Wednesday 27 March He Wears a Mask, and His Face Grows to Fit It
9.45 Thursday 28 March Sara's Spirit
9.45 Friday 29 March The Sound Collector; Sara Parker introduces the Gold Winner
of the Charles Parker Prize for the Best Student Audio Feature 2023.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 28 Mar 24 - 07:03 PM

BBC Radio folk programmes March 2024

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/category/music-folk BBC Folk Programmes March


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Apr 24 - 04:49 PM

Saturday 13.03 BBC Radio 3 Music Matters The Land Without Music?

06 April 2024 13.03 Music Fit for a King and a Nation
Richard Morrison explores the sumptuous showcase of British music at King Charles III's coronation in May last year, in a post-pandemic climate faced with financial challenges.

13 April 2024 13.03 Grass Roots and Folk Revivals
Richard Morrison delves into the unique character of British music, from the folk-infused music of Vaughan Williams to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Hiawatha and music today. He explores the role of the folk-music revival of composers like Vaughan Williams, Holst and Delius in strengthening Britain's musical culture after an apparent dearth of compositional activity after Purcell, and explores our national musical identity today, both classical and folk.

Richard talks to some of the main players on the British music scene today, including Nicola Benedetti, Martyn Brabbins, Evelyn Glennie, Darren Henley, Gavin Higgins, Sam Lee, James MacMillan, Stephen Maddock, Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason, Gillian Moore, Chi-chi Nwanoku, David Pickard and Judith Weir.

20 April 2024 13.03 Edinburgh International Festival 1947
Richard Morrison explores the strength of Britain on the international music scene.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Apr 24 - 04:54 PM

Saturday 9pm BBC Radio 4 Legend - The Joni Mitchell Story - repeat

6 April 1/6 Urge for Going


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,young'un
Date: 04 Apr 24 - 02:48 PM

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff BBC Radio 3 Sunday 7th 8pm - Live Recording of the Young'uns theatre show about working class anti fascist Teessider Johnny Longstaff. Recorded in Stockton in 2022

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0016rh2


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Apr 24 - 05:40 AM

The BBC is re-arranging its radio schedules. Music Planet moves to 21.30 on Saturday.

06 April Ganavya in session; Lopa Kothari presents the best roots-based music from across the world, featuring a specially recorded studio session with the vocalist and composer Ganavya.

13 April 2024Genticorum in concert; Kathryn Tickell with highlights from Quebecois band Genticorum's recent performance at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, plus a round-up of the latest new releases.

20 April Anoushka Shankar; Kathryn Tickell is joined by acclaimed sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar, whose new album Chapter II: How Dark It Is Before Dawn was released earlier this month. Together they share the music that has inspired, influenced and shaped them.

27 April Fran & Flora's Precious Collection; Lopa Kothari chats to experimental folk duo Fran & Flora about their new album Precious Collection and the traditional Yiddish and Klezmer tunes that inspired them, and we have new music from Spain, Scotland, Norway, Japan and Burkina Faso.

Four earlier episodes available on BBC Sounds;
WOMAD Revisited: Femi Kuti and the Positive Force; Lopa Kothari with previously unbroadcast material from a set by Femi Kuti and his band The Positive Force, performing live at WOMAD last year. 2 days left to listen.
Volosi in session; Lopa Kothari with latest new releases and a specially recorded studio session by Polish string band Volosi. 9 days left to listen.
Meridian Brothers in concert; Lopa Kothari presents a recording of Colombia's Meridian Brothers, live at Kings Place in London, as part of the Songlines Encounters festival. 16 days left to listen.
Zakir Hussain; Tabla player Zakir Hussain is in conversation with Lopa Kothari, sharing his favourite music, as well as discussing his career and musical influences. 23 days left to listen.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Apr 24 - 06:16 AM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Show Wednesday 21:00

10 April 2024 Shaun Keaveny sits in, with with live guest Martin Simpson.

17 April 2024 Shaun Keaveny explores folk music, with guest Olivia Chaney.

* Saturday 20 April 2024 01:00; Repeat from Wednesday 20 September 2023; Paul Simon talks about his life and his latest work: Seven Psalms.

Now aged 81, Paul Simon is an outstanding artist of his generation, writing strings of extraordinarily successful and well-loved songs across nearly 70 years of music-making. Speaking in New York, he recalls early experiences on the British folk circuit during the 1960s, and talks about his new album, Seven Psalms, a seamless song cycle that evolves over one 33-minute track.

In an extended interview with Mark Radcliffe, Paul recounts how the title came to him in a dream, and discusses the recurring themes of the piece. He talks about mortality, creativity and spirituality, and about collaborating with his wife Edie Brickell and with the vocal ensemble VOCES8.

There's also a chance to hear Paul performing in his first BBC radio session in 1965, as he remembers the London friends who gave him that early opportunity. Paul also talks about his present ability to perform, and his ambitions for the near future. Artist Charlie Mackesy (The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse) is running a free exhibition of sketches, inspired by Paul Simon's Seven Psalms, in London during September 2023.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 08 Apr 24 - 08:01 PM

Is this folk yet? idk
I thought it was a very interesting and well put together programme anyway.


The Golden Age of the MGM Musical - 2024
Sunday Feature
,,,Freed's music Unit employed the top musicians of the time - Conrad Salinger, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Kurt Weill - many of whom had fled war-torn Europe and rising anti-Semitism.
From the early days of sound, MGM became synonymous with the spectacular, technicolour musical - the first studio to integrate music, plot and dance in film in an intelligent way. Over the years, with huge successes like Meet Me In St Louis, The Wizard of Oz and Singin' in the Rain, they became the 'Faberge Egg' of movie production. And these hits often coincided with moments of huge social and political turbulence, offering audiences fantasy and escape from the Great Depression, war and prejudice.
With archive and original interviews including Alicia Mayer - grand-niece of Louis B, film music historian Jon Burlingame and conductor John Wilson, Neil Brand explores this extraordinary period in film history.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001xw7f


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Apr 24 - 06:18 PM


Folk musician Martin Simpson; movie icon Anna May Wong; and classical music leaders criticise Arts Council England -
BBC Radio4 - Front Row - April 2024
The English folk singer and guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson performs material from his new album - his 24th - Skydancers.
The title track, commissioned by naturalist Chris Packham, highlights the plight of the Hen harrier. Simpson talks about his love of birds, of traditional song, of writing his own, the influence on him of American music, and a lifetime playing the guitar and banjo.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001y296
11 minutes > skip to 14:20


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 20 Apr 24 - 03:37 PM

The only bit of singing is in the last half minute but it's good to hear Stanley Robertson being interviewed in 1988.

Walking the Old Lumphanan Road with the Late Stanley Robertson - 2024
Scotland Outdoors
Stanley Robertson was from the Travelling People and in the 1980's he published a book called 'Exodus to Alford' featuring stories associated with a particular road his people used to take each Summer when he was a boy. Former BBC Producer Doreen Wood went there with Stanley in 1988 and recorded an interview with him describing his memories of this special place.

In this podcast, Mark Stephen and Helen Needham go in search of the Old Lumphanan Road with the archive of Stanley in their ears, offering a fascinating insight into the culture and beliefs of him and his people and a way of life that no longer exists in this part of the world.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0hrczkz


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 03 May 24 - 03:32 PM

Thanks Dick; as posted on Facebook
The Ballad Tree: Traditional Folk Ballads and Songs
- don't think it's been mentioned before here
available 'for over twelve months'


Same Time, Same Place, Next Year - 2006
Archive on 4
Malcolm Taylor explores the work of folk archivist Doc Rowe.
Doc has been returning to the same places at the same times for over 40 years to record, photograph and film annual events.
These include the hobby horses (Obby ‘Oss) dancing through Padstow in Cornwall on May Day, the Burry Man of South Queensferry in Scotland on the second Friday in August, and the building of the Penny Hedge in Whitby on Ascension Eve.
Malcolm is the English Folk Dance and Song Society's librarian. He follows Doc as he adds to his vast archive of the sounds and images of British vernacular culture.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0076zt4


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 21 May 24 - 02:52 PM

Front Row, BBC Radio 4 7.15 21 May 2024
Colm Tóibín, Miranda Rutter & Rob Harbron, Iain Sinclair on John Deakin
Front Row

Miranda Rutter and Rob Harbron's new folk album, Bird Tunes, is inspired by birdsong they hear in woods in the Cotswolds. They perform a track on fiddle and concertina and talk about how manipulating the sounds made by blackbirds, wrens and cuckoos helped to inspire musical phrases in different keys.

They play the Golden Blackbird jig rather well!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 21 May 24 - 03:57 PM

BBC Sounds The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe/Shaun Keavenny Sits In

Richard Thompson Available for 3 days
Legendary folk-rock guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson talks about his new album, Ship to Shore.

Paul Simon; Available for 9 days
Speaking in New York, he recalls early experiences on the British folk circuit during the 1960s, and talks about his new album, Seven Psalms, a seamless song cycle that evolves over one 33-minute track.

May Day Available for 10 days
It's May Day, so this week's tracks celebrate the approach of summer.

Aoife O'Donovan Available for 17 days
This week, Shaun chats to Grammy-winning American songwriter, Aoife O'Donovan. Besides her own work, Aoife is known for being a member of I'm With Her and Crooked Still. Her new solo album, All My Friends, is inspired by America's suffragettes and their campaign to give women the vote in 1920. Aoife chats to Shaun ahead of her UK shows in June, which include a London show where she'll be backed by an orchestra and choir.

The Bookshop Band Available for 24 days
Shaun is joined by Beth Porter and Ben Please, who talk about their duo: The Bookshop Band. The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books. Their latest album, Emerge, Return, has been produced by The Who's Pete Townsend. Emerge, Return features songs inspired by books by authors including Philip Pullman, Margaret Atwood, Shaun Bythell, Yann Martel, Carol Birch, Barney Norris, Robert Macfarlane, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, and Aldous Huxley.

BBC Radio 2 21:00 22 May 2024 Sean Keavenny Sits In


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 May 24 - 11:22 PM

BBC Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, Shaun Keaveny sits in BBC Radio 2 21:00 Wednesday

29 May 2024 singer-songwriter Blair Dunlop talks about his new album, Out Of The Rain.

05 June 2024 Singer-songwriter Josienne Clarke is live in the studio, performing songs from her album 'Parenthesis, I'.

12 June 2024 Mark Radcliffe returns to the Folk Show and to Salford, the original 'Dirty Old Town' that inspired Ewan MacColl's famous song. We hear a special collaboration between Peggy Seeger and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform Dirty Old Town together. American folk legend Peggy was famously the musical and romantic partner of MacColl from the 1950s to his death in the late 80s.

Dirty Old Town will be a focus of the upcoming We Invented The Weekend Festival at Salford Quays on 15 and 16 June. The song was written 75 years ago and depicts human life and love in industrial Salford. It was famously recorded by The Pogues, The Dubliners and many more. Also this week, Mark highlights the 110th anniversary of James Joyce's classic book Dubliners, which famously gave the Irish band their name and inspired many more folk musicians since then.

19 June 2024 Mark Radcliffe welcomes Paul Armfield to the studio. Songwriter Paul is based on the Isle of Wight, where he runs a bookshop. His intimate, honest and disarming songs have won fans including Mark, Guy Garvey, Lauren Laverne, Chris Difford, Caitlin Moran and more. Paul is also a bassist (appearing on records by Michael Kiwanuka), lino-cut artist and player of the musical saw.


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