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Radio Ballads News

The Ballads are available on CD; read about Radio Ballads Live at Celtic Connections ...

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ORIGINAL BALLADS

Read all about the original Radio Ballads.

Steelsplash
2006 BALLADS

Audio, video, photos and more on the six new Radio Ballads.

John Tams
SONGWRITERS

Sixty new songs feature in these Ballads. Meet the musical team.

Fiddle and scores
PROCESS

Find out about the process of making the 2006 Radio Ballads.

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"I was lucky enough to be lectured at college by Charles Parker (producer of the original Radio Ballads in the 1960s). Now, 30 years later, I feared the Radio Ballad as an art form had gone the way of the herring fishing, mining, steel, and ship-building industries. I am delighted that this series proves me wrong. As someone who works in commercial radio, I will defend the BBC to the death while it continues to make programmes like these."

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