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Frank McCourt

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 17 June 2001

Sue Lawley's castaway is Pulitzer prize-winning writer Frank McCourt.

Favourite track: The Kyrie from St Cecilia Mass by Charles Gounod
Book: Oxford Anthology of English Verse
Luxury: A pair of binoculars

Music Played

8 items
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    The Rolling Stones Rocky Road To Dublin

    Artist: Chieftains

    The Long Black Veil, RCA

  • Image for Fred Astaire

    Fred Astaire Top Hat, White Tie And Tails

    Top Hat, EMI

  • Image for The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem

    The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem New Finnegan's Wake

    The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem in Ireland, CBS

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Take the A Train

    Tha'ts Jazz - Various Artists, EMI

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    Dave Brubeck Take Five

    Time Signatures - a Career Retrospective, Columbia

  • Image for Stubby Kaye

    Stubby Kaye Fugue For Tin Horns (from Guys and Dolls)

    Choir: Members of the Men's chorus

    Guys and Dolls Original Soundtrack, Motion Picture Tracks

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod

    Charles-François Gounod Kyrie (from Saint Cecilia Mass)

    Choir: Munich Motet Choir Orchestra: Munich Symphony Orchestra

    St Cecilia Mass, Calig

  • Image for Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday I Can't Give You Anything But Love

    Things are Looking Up, Memoir

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

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