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Grab 28 Feb 06 - 08:05 AM
Keith A of Hertford 28 Feb 06 - 08:15 AM
Kevin Sheils 28 Feb 06 - 08:22 AM
Keith A of Hertford 28 Feb 06 - 09:06 AM
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Subject: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Grab
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 08:05 AM

Anyone catch the first one last night, about Sheffield steel? Pretty awesome stuff, hearing from all those people, and what actually went on back then. So much for the "good old days"...

I'm not so sure about the music. Some of it was great ("I must wash my curtains" was wonderful), but some of John Tams's stuff didn't work quite as well. Still well worth listening to though!

Graham.


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 08:15 AM

Missed that.
Which station please?
keith.


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 08:22 AM

BBC Radio 2 I believe it's on listen again at their web site


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 09:06 AM

Thanks.
I see that I also missed the "Don't miss this" thread!
Keith.


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Grab
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 12:37 PM

Doh - realise now that I should have put the station on! :-) Yes, it was Radio 2, and Radio 2 have all their stuff on "Listen again". (Unlike bloody Radio 3, but that's a rant we won't go into here...)

On a similar theme, there's a feature on Radio 2 tonight about the miner's strike and music associated with it.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: GUEST,Cattail (no cookie)
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 02:06 PM

Hi all, There are six of these programs in the series,
and it looks as if they will be aired on consecutive nights.

Another of the subjects covered will be H.I.V. and (I think)
shipbuilding.

Cheers

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Anglo
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 02:11 PM

Grab, there is indeed a "listen again" link on the BBC Radio 3 page - I just listened to the Early Music show with Nigel Eaton doing the hurdy-gurdy.


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: GUEST,Cattail (No cookie)
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 03:20 PM

Hi again, I'M WRONG AGAIN!!

These are NOT being aired consecutivly, but are as follows.

Steel working                27 February   9-00Pm
HIV / Aids                   06 March      9-00Pm
Hunting with hounds          13 March      9-00Pm
Fairground workers          20 March      9-00Pm
The conflict in Ireland      27 March      9-00Pm
Shipyards                   03 April      9-00Pm

There is a program on tonight about the miners at 8-30

Thanks to Ralphie who cleared things up for me on the
"Don't Miss This" thread

Cheers

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 05:08 PM

Are these programs archived somewhere? Is there a link?


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Folkiedave
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 05:41 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/radioballads/2006/steel/ will take you to the correct part of the BBC website.

There is also a programme which was on tonight about the Miners strike of 1984/5, Here
which you may find interesting.

Amazing - the BBC does nothing for folk music for decades and then programmes like this come along all at once!! In fact I'll start a new thread..........................


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Bernard
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 05:47 PM

Mmmmm...!! Interesting!


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: JohnB
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 11:19 PM

Listened to the Songs of Steel earlier on today, I missed most of it yesterday. So I "taped" it via Audacity and the wonderful listen again function of BBC. I agree, a couple of good songs and a lot of forgettable material.
I then taped the Miners programme and I am currently listening to the Hurdy-Gurdy prog (the play again took a bit of finding), whilst reading Mudcat.
All this from my home in Canada, great thing internet radio.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Folkiedave
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 05:17 AM

Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Bernard - PM
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 05:47 PM

You are right and whilst I blame the left hand for not knowing what the right hand of the BBC is doing - clearly I am not much better!!

I am not sure if it is a deliberate policy of the BBC to close down folk shows.

Years ago if you wrote to the BBC asking for more folk music the standard reply was to say it was more appropriate on local radio and Radio Sheffield had its own folk programme for many years.

This eventually got amamlgamated with a number of other stations, (Humberside, York) and became the Henry Ayrton Show, which got axed a couple of years ago to make way for - another pop programme.

There was a huge protest and as usual the BBC kew best.


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Flash Company
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 06:40 AM

Listened to this this morning, probably 20 years ago when I was still singing I would have had a useable version of 'Goin' down to Steelos' by next week for the Malt Shovels.
Good stuff, hope the rest are as good.
I could relate to the guy talking about arsenic, once found one of my fellow Motoring Club Committee members eating his sandwiches in the Foundry Stores using the top of an arsenic drum for a table!

FC


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 06:59 AM

BBC Radio Ballads Main Page:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/radioballads/

Page telling you all about each weekly programme being aired over the next 6 weeks, Monday evenings 9/10pm and on Listen Again:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/radioballads/2006/index.shtml

This is where you click into Listen Again and can also hear the songs and read about the writers etc:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/radioballads/2006/steel/index.shtml

This is the site about last night's documentary on the Miners Strike with a Listen Again link to the programme and the Radio Ballads also:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/documentaries/

And finally this is a really interesting page with loads of information about the strike:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/uk/2004/miners_strike/default.stm




Hope that helps. I can't wait for next week's Radio Ballads! Thoroughly enjoyed both programmes. Very illuminating.


Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: Grab
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 08:20 AM

Anglo, there's "listen again" for some things on Radio 3, but sadly not all. I know last years my wife wanted to listen to an opera she'd missed, and it wasn't on there. Maybe they've started recording everything now - I've not checked that recently.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: JohnB
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 10:37 AM

Sorry Flash, that was Cyanide, makes a far better pickle than arsenic.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: GUEST,Sir nOrman
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 05:22 AM

feresh.
its on tonight


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Subject: RE: New 'Radio Ballads' on BBC
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 10:11 AM

I have really been enjoying these, and I am capturing the last of them today-- ships.

They format reminds me of Studs Terkel's books about the realities of people in the working life (in the US), with the effect of the period still pictures on our show "Biography" but via song instead of images. A fine, fine use of the medium, and a wonderful window in on those aspects of life across the Pond that they have portrayed.

I've appreciated people's comments about them, and they give me hope that I may have hold of something at least fairly accurate.

If they were to extend the series, what aspects of UK life ought they to cover, for a more complete picture of life as you know it?

It's very humbling, for me as a USer, to realize the detailed extent of what I don't know about your lives. Maybe these Radio Ballads will leave me a bit less ignorant-- I hope so, anyway. I hope they make me a better friend to those of you who have extended your friendship to me.

~Susan


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