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St George's Day

Wednesday 23 April 2008 23:15-1:00 (Radio 3)

Verity Sharp celebrates St George's Day with a selection of English music, both traditional and contemporary. Featuring Chris Wood's Listening to the River, a soundscape which interweaves oral history from the River Medway area with live music. Plus works by Leon Rosselson, Shirley Collins, Billy Pigg and Lisa Knapp.


1 hour 45 minutes


Wednesday 23rd April


Trad, Arr. Collins: Sweet England
Shirley Collins
Taken from the compilation Within Sound, Vol. 1
Fledgling 3033

Trad: Hard Times of Old England
Ron Copper
Taken from the album Come Write Me Down
Topic TSCD0534

Trad/Bragg: Hard Times of Old England Retold
Billy Bragg; Young Coppers; Eliza Carthy; Simon Emmerson
Taken from the album The Imagined Village
Realworld CDRW147

Trad, Arr. Boden: Cuckoo's Nest
Jon Boden
Taken from the album Tunes
Fellside FECD192

Rosselson: Conversation On Mobile
Leon Rosselson
Taken from the album A Proper State
Fuse Records CFCD 024

Dickinson: Tinker Box
Johnny Dickinson, guitar
Taken from the album English Summer
Hard Road Recordings HRCD001

Trad: She Moves Through The Fair
Anne Briggs
Taken from the album A Collection
Topic TSCD 504

James/Trad: Maggot
Taken from the album Links
Rootbeat Records RBRCD05

Trad: Merry Mountain Child
Will Noble & John Cocking
Taken from the album Yon Green Banks: Songs sung in South Yorkshire
Vetran VT147

Heywood: Balor
Nick Hennessy
Taken from the album A Rare Hunger

The School of Trobar: Bele Aelis
The School of Trobar
Taken from the album Love Songs and Trance Hymns
Pure Definition Music PDCD01

Wood: Listening To The River
Chris Wood
Taken from the BBC Recording, Queen Elizabeth Hall, March '08

Boyes: The River Flows
Coope, Boyes and Simpson
Taken from the album Where You Belong
No Masters CD15

Trad: Wild Hills O Wannie
Billy Pigg (Northumbrian small pipes)
Taken from the compilation The Northumbrian Small Pipes
Topic TSCD 487

Trad, Arr. Tickell/Carr: Lads of Alnwick - Sunderland Lasses - Peacocks March
Kathryn Tickell (pipes); Ian Carr (guitar)
Taken from the album The Gathering
Park Records PRKCD39

Trad, Arr. Knapp: Blacksmith
Lisa Knapp
Taken from the album Wild and Undaunted
Ear to the Ground ETGCD001

Trad/Collins/Chhadeh/Blake/O'Neill/Cronshaw: No Trust In A Man
Abdullah Chahadeh (qanun); Andrew Cronshaw (gu-cheng);
Ian Blake (clarinet); Bernard O'Neill (double bass)
Taken from the album Ochre
Cloud Valley CV 2008

Field Recording: Brigachquelle (underwater)
Annea Lockwood (sound recordist)
Taken from the album A Sound Map of the Danube
Lovely Music LCD 2083

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