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BBC ELECTRIC PROMS 2008
Nitin Sawhney and The Last Shadow Puppets

Friday 24 October
11.35pm-12.35am
BBC TWO
www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms

Edith Bowman and Mark Radcliffe present a BBC Electric Proms extravaganza from two cities: the Roundhouse in London's Camden Town and Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall.

 

Edith is based at the Roundhouse to introduce Nitin Sawhney, who performs highlights from his latest album, London Undersound. Sharing the stage with Nitin is the London Undersound Orchestra and special guests including Natacha Atlas and Anoushka Shankar. It promises to be a rich theatrical experience featuring specially created artwork by Antony Gormley.

 

This is the first year that the Electric Proms has held its events outside of London, and to coincide with its current reign as European Capital of Culture, Liverpool also hosts the festival. Mark introduces The Last Shadow Puppets at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and The Rascals' Mile Kane's collaboration perform songs from their album The Age Of The Understatement accompanied by a 16-piece orchestra.

 

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BBC FOUR Unplaced Week 43
BBC ELECTRIC PROMS 2008
Goldfrapp

Friday 24 October
10.00-10.30pm
BBC FOUR
www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms
   

The BBC Electric Proms is dedicated to creating new musical moments. In a visual spectacular at Cecil Sharp House, the home of The English Folk Dance and Song Society, Alison Goldfrapp is accompanied by a string section and choir.

 

In front of a specially designed set, Goldfrapp perform a stripped back, specially adapted acoustic reworking of their current album, Seventh Tree, along with a few old favourites, especially for the BBC Electric Proms.

 

Held over five days, in London and Liverpool, BBC Electric Proms celebrates new and innovative musical styles from more than 60 of the biggest artists, as well as new acts. This year's festival promises performances from artists including Oasis, The Last Shadow Puppets, Goldfrapp, Burt Bacharach and Razorlight. Comprehensive coverage across BBC television, radio and online includes highlights on BBC Two and BBC Four and additional performances via the Red button

 

There are also live and recorded broadcasts from all areas of the festival on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio Merseyside.

 

Online, performances are available to watch for a week after the festival along with photos and interviews at bbc.co.uk/electricproms.

 

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BBC ELECTRIC PROMS 2008
Maddy Prior

Friday 24 October
10.30-11.00pm
BBC FOUR
www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms
   

Electric Proms – folk inspiration Maddy Prior
Electric Proms – folk inspiration
Maddy Prior

In what promises to be a special night for folk music and for the Electric Proms, Maddy Prior returns to her English Traditional roots as she performs songs from her current album, Seven For Old England, at the home of The English Folk Dance and Song Society, Cecil Sharp House.

 

Maddy was one of the founding members of Steeleye Span and tonight's performance offers a reunion with her Steeleye band mate Tim Hart, who joins her to perform. She is also reunited with June Tabor, revisiting the Silly Sisters era.

 

Looking for inspiration when writing her album, Maddy visited the Cecil Sharp House library looking for material. The result was the recording of a number of English lyric and pastoral ballads. Especially for the Electric Proms, Maddy now returns to perform the songs in the location that helped inspire her.

 

Held over five days, in London and Liverpool, BBC Electric Proms celebrates new and innovative musical styles from more than 60 of the biggest artists, as well as new acts. This year's festival promises performances from artists including Oasis, The Last Shadow Puppets, Goldfrapp, Burt Bacharach and Razorlight. Comprehensive coverage across BBC television, radio and online includes highlights on BBC Two and BBC Four and additional performances via the Red button

 

There are live and recorded broadcasts from all areas of the festival on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio Merseyside.

 

Online, performances are available to watch for a week after the festival along with photos and interviews at bbc.co.uk/electricproms.

 

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