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Radio Ballads Celtic Connections on R2

25 Jun 08 - 08:51 AM (#2373912)
Subject: Radio Ballads Celtic Connections on R2
From: Joe G

Hi all

Just noticed on Jez Lowe's site that what I have been waiting for for over a year is finally happening on Radio 2 on July 2nd.

Should be unmissable!

Joe G

25 Jun 08 - 05:46 PM (#2374280)
Subject: RE: Radio Ballads Celtic Connections on R2
From: GUEST,henryp

This was a terrific evening, the second half in particular. I'm looking forward to the radio show, even though the images won't appear. Repeated early in the morning of Friday 4 July at 3am ie Thursday night! Thanks to John Leonard and Kelly While too, but who was on the sound desk?


A one-off stage version of the 2006 Radio Ballads series was specially commissioned for Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival in January and took place on Monday 22 January 2007 in the city's Royal Concert Hall Auditorium. Artists appearing included Kate Rusby, Karine Polwart, John Tams, Jez Lowe, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Bob Fox and Barry Coope with the Radio Ballads band (Andy Cutting, John McCusker and Andy Seward). The show took the form of two halves, the first consisting of musical highlights from five of the six Ballads - Horn Of The Hunter, The Song Of Steel, The Enemy That Lives Within, Thirty Years Of Conflict and Swings And Roundabouts. Act Two was devoted to the whole of the Clyde- and Tyne & Wear-inspired Ballad of the Big Ships in full. To enhance the experience, audio actuality from the series and a slide backdrop of images was intermixed with the live performances.