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3 hours, 5 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 29 August 2010

This week John McCarthy is standing in for Aled Jones. He'll be playing tracks from a broad musical spectrum, that celebrate both our choral traditions and the vibrant world of modern music as well as spiritually uplifting and reflective music. He'll also be discussing religious and ethical issues of the week with faith representatives.

John says Good Morning Sunday to singer Cerys Matthews and finds out about the inspiration behind her new album. Our faith guest is Maggi Dawn who will giving us a review of this years Greenbelt Festival. She will also provide our Moment of Reflection.

Music Played

44 items
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    The Monkees-Daydream Believer

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    Thea Gilmore-You’re the Radio

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    Crystal Gayle-Swing Low Sweet Chariot

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    The Carpenters-Top of the World

  • Brassed Off

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      Aldbourne Band- Someone to watch over me

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      Biffy Clyro- God and Satan

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      Craig Pruess- Jupiter

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      Marti Pellow -Saturday Night Sunday Morning

  • Sacred & Secular

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      Aled Jones-Lead Kindly Light

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      Debbie Boone-You Light Up My Life

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      Faith Hill-There You Will Be

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      Pink Martini-Gardens of Sampson and Beasley

  • Gospel Great

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      Rance Allen-I Give My All To You

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      Marc Almond-Games People Play

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      Ruby Turner-This Train

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      Harper Simon- Berkeley Girl

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      Neil Young-Heart of Gold

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      Boy George-Bow Down Mister

  • Choral Classic

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      Will Martin- Song of Peace

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      Paolo Nutini-10/10

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      The Fron featuring Cerys Mathews-Calon Lan

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      Maggi Dawn-Wash Me Clean

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      Gareth Robinson-Pearl

  • Moment Of Reflection

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      Rick Wakeman-Glory (Thine Be The Glory)

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      Lulu-Heaven Must Have Sent You

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      The Holmes Brothers-Love Peace and Understanding

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      Kate Walsh-Move Any Mountain

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      Mumford and Sons-Awake My Soul

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      Cerys Matthews-Cwm Rhondda

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      TIR- Mae Hen Wlad Fy Mjadai

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      Phil Collins-Love Is Like A Heatwave

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      Abba-I Have A Dream

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      Ali Campbell and the Soweto Gospel Choir-Visions

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      Rod Stewart-What A Wonderful World

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore You're The Radio

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for Carpenters

    Carpenters Top Of The World

    The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More, A&M

  • Image for Biffy Clyro

    Biffy Clyro God & Satan

    (CD Single), 14th Floor Records, 1

  • Image for Debby Boone

    Debby Boone You Light Up My Life

    You Light Up My Life, Curb, 7

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Slow

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Harper Simon

    Harper Simon Berkeley Girl

    New York, Tulsi Records, 10

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini 10/10

    Sunny Side Up, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Mumford & Sons

    Mumford & Sons Roll Away Your Stone

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA I Have A Dream

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 007

  • John McCarthy

    John McCarthy

    John McCarthy sits in for Aled Jones. John, a graduate of Hull University is a journalist, writer and broadcaster and was Britain’s longest held hostage in Lebanon before his release in August 1991. He has presented a number of documentaries for BBC Radio 2 including Behind Enemy Lines (November 2009), which considered the effects of captivity on survivors.

  • Cerys Mathews

    Cerys Mathews

    Cerys Matthews – the former lead singer of the Welsh rock band Catatonia speaks of her new solo album collection. TIR features a collection of traditional Welsh songs and hymns. The personal selection is enhanced by Cerys’s own interpretations. She talks to Good Morning Sunday about her choices and the influence of her Welsh roots on her music.

  • Maggi Dawn

    Maggi Dawn

    Maggi Dawn is an author and theologian. She began her professional life as a singer-songwriter, but later after reading for a degree and a PhD in theology turned her creative talents to writing books. Maggi is currently based at the University of Cambridge (UK) where she is Chaplain and Fellow in Theology at Robinson College.



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