Main content

American folk artist and banjo player Abigail Washburn.

US folk artist Abigail Washburn talks about how her music is helping to promote links between China and the US and plays a track from her latest album accompanied by her husband.

Abigail Washburn is an American folk artist and banjo player . She'll be playing live in the studio alongside her husband, Béla Fleck, ahead of their appearance at the London Jazz Festival in a couple of weeks time.
It's the 20th anniversary for the Women's Prize for Fiction. We've been hearing from each of the Chair of Judges from the last decade talking about their winning novel. Today it's the turn of Helen Fraser to talk about last year's winner, A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride. We continue our series following a young person as she leaves care. Today we catch up with Natalie to see how she's coping living on her own. And author Claire Harman unveils new facts about Charlotte Bronte discovered while researching her new book "Charlotte Bronte, a Life," as she joins Jenni alongside Jolien Janzingn who's behind the novel "Charlotte Brontë's Secret Love".

Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell.

Available now

58 minutes

Chapters

  • Abigail Washburn

    American folk artist and banjo player

    Duration: 10:47

  • Helen Fraser - Best Of The Best

    2014's Chair of Judges talks about last year's winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction

    Duration: 05:34

  • Care Leavers

    17-year-old Natalie shares her experience of leaving care

    Duration: 14:55

  • Charlotte Brontë

    Two new books aim to shine a new light on the author of Jane Eyre

    Duration: 10:36

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Abigail Washburn
Performer Abigail Washburn
Performer Bela Fleck
Interviewed Guest Helen Fraser
Interviewed Guest Claire Harman
Interviewed Guest Jolien Janzing
Producer Beverley Purcell

Broadcast

Late Night Woman's Hour

Late Night Woman's Hour

Lauren Laverne, Emma Barnett and guests in frank and funny Late Night Woman's Hour.

The Menopause

The Menopause

A series exploring its impact on women’s work and relationships, and potential treatments

TakeBackConTROLL

TakeBackConTROLL

Four women struggle to reclaim their identity after being abused online.

Woman's Hour video

Woman's Hour video

Visual delights from Woman's Hour.

Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Instagram

Get all the pictures, videos, behind the scenes and more from Woman’s Hour

Podcast