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Chris Wood

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 12 March 2010

Chris Wood has won awards for his songwriting and his performance, such as BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year, 2009. He is much concerned with English identity and our relationship with the land (his album 'Trespasser' is a musical examination of enclosure as a continuing affront). Exploring such themes Wood draws on the ancient storytelling of traditional song, engages with our very nature in 'Turtle Song' - a new song written for the recent Darwin anniversary - and place (there's even a song about his allotment). He has always lived in Faversham and recorded on location here in Kent's creek, mudflat region, his essay explores how the sea snaking far inland the vast sky and the Dickensian marshes have all shaped his sensibility and concerns.



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