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The Radio Ballads-available on the Internet

21 Mar 06 - 04:49 PM (#1699609)
Subject: The Radio Ballads
From: Northerner

Has anyone else noticed that the Radio Ballads are available on the Internet? I'm currently listening to the one about the travellers. Great stuff. Now, if only I could get the hang of the blue clickies...


21 Mar 06 - 04:53 PM (#1699610)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Northerner

Sorry I can't do the link. Maybe somebody else can?

http://www.bbc.o.uk./radio2/radioballads/original/


21 Mar 06 - 04:56 PM (#1699613)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Northerner

Double sorry - that url refuses to work when I copy and paste it. GRRRR!!!


21 Mar 06 - 05:02 PM (#1699617)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Northerner

Gosh I'm an idiot. It's in the BBC radio player. I expect you can work out how to find it. I hope. Apparently there are some modern radio ballads on there too.

It's a real treat listening to the radio ballads. I never heard the orginals in their entirety, only snippets of them. And here they are again, thanks to the wonders of computers.


21 Mar 06 - 05:15 PM (#1699623)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Northerner

Trying again. Think I see the error.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/radioballads/orginal/


21 Mar 06 - 05:17 PM (#1699625)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Northerner

I will do this if it kills me...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/radioballads/

Okay, it's still a copy and paste job.


21 Mar 06 - 06:06 PM (#1699662)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Micca

do you mean here, Radio Ballads?


21 Mar 06 - 06:07 PM (#1699663)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: gnomad

Can't bear to see a fellow northerner suffering click on listen again link


21 Mar 06 - 06:08 PM (#1699668)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: gnomad

Ah, beaten to the draw :-(


21 Mar 06 - 06:12 PM (#1699670)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Northerner

Whee!!!! That's it! Both times!!!! Thank you both!!!


21 Mar 06 - 06:16 PM (#1699674)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Northerner

Actually, I think that link only takes you to extracts of the radio ballads. I got the full radio ballads on the bbc radio player.


21 Mar 06 - 06:31 PM (#1699683)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Joe Offer

I can see I have a lot of listening to do. I bought a couple of the Radio ballads on CD. I enjoyed them - but I admit I listened to them only once. I wasn't motivated to buy more - but I'd certainly like to listen to them all, once or twice.
-Joe Offer-


21 Mar 06 - 06:44 PM (#1699696)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Northerner

Determinedly trying to get this url onto here. Here goes again. Afraid it's still copy and paste from this.

http://www.bbc.tv/radio/aod/genres/musicdoc/audiolist.shtml

Yes, I have a lot of listening to do to. I hope the bbc link stays up a while as I'm away from home for a hoiday on Thursday. Off to Turriff to see a cousin. Am calling in on Aberdeen for a couple of nights. Will be going to an event hosted by the Elphinstone Institute on the Scottish Traveller Culture. I'll be seeing my old friend Stanley Robertson again (Jeannie's nephew). I wonder if any of his family were on that Travelling People radio ballad...

I think the radio ballads have been uplifted as part of the publicity for their modern counterparts; don't know how long they'll be up there.


22 Mar 06 - 02:13 PM (#1700411)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: GUEST,J C

They are available on CD from Topic - but that means buying them.
Well worth while as far as I'm concerned


22 Mar 06 - 02:49 PM (#1700436)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Northerner

I will probably buy some, if not all of them.

I'm busy packing now for my trip up north.

Got my accommodation in Whitby booked for folk week.


22 Mar 06 - 04:50 PM (#1700518)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Zhenya

Northerner,

Is this the page you were thinking of?

BBC radio player - Radio Ballads

(And thanks for the link. I'm eager to listen once I get home from work.)

Zhenya


22 Mar 06 - 06:21 PM (#1700574)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Northerner

Yes, that's it, thank you!


23 Mar 06 - 07:45 AM (#1700889)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Peterr

Mike Harding said last night that all the ballads would remain on the BBC website, not be subject to the usual 7 day listen again limit.


23 Mar 06 - 08:09 AM (#1700916)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads
From: Scrump

Re. the original ballads on the BBC website: one day recently I found (not sure how, now) that although it said "Listen to a 20-min extract", in some cases (not all) it would start playing and then play the whole thing through (about an hour in each case). However there were some where I didn't seem to be able to do that. When I tried to do it again a couple of days later, I found I could only get the 20 mins' worth of each. Does anyone know if there's a way to get the whole hour of each? Or maybe the BBC varies how much you can hear according to load on the website or something? I think the only one I haven't heard all the way through now is the Fight Game - if anyone can point me to a link where I can listen to the whole of that, I'd be grateful.

Cheers

Scrump


22 Sep 15 - 06:31 AM (#3739014)
Subject: RE: The Radio Ballads-available on the Internet
From: GUEST

The Fight Game (film) is on YouTube.