Mastertapes On Tour: Richard Hawley At The Crucible

Monday 22 April

11.00pm-12.00am

BBC RADIO 4

In a special edition of Mastertapes, guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer Richard Hawley welcomes John Wilson to the Crucible in his home town of Sheffield.

Throughout his 33-year career as a musician, Sheffield has always played an influential part in Richard Hawley's songwriting. His 2001 album Late Night Final was named after the cry of vendors selling the Sheffield Star evening newspaper on the streets, and all his solo albums since, from Lowedges and Coles Corner to Truelove’s Gutter and Hollow Meadows, immortalized Sheffield landmarks.

At the end of a busy year in which he worked on four film soundtracks, recorded a new album and debuted his first stage musical, Standing At The Sky’s Edge at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, Richard Hawley looks and plays his way back over a 33-year career as a musician.

Performances include the world premiere of My Little Treasures from Richard's new album, as well as a version of Open Up Your Door from the stage musical Standing At The Sky's Edge, sung by Maimuna Memon and accompanied by Will Stewart.

Playing with Richard Hawley are Shez Sheridan on guitars, Jon Trier on piano and Clive Mellor on harmonica.

  • Producer: Paul Kobrak for BBC Radio 4

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