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Eliza Carthy

Folk musician Eliza Carthy joins presenter Verity Sharp to create and curate the festival of her wildest dreams.

Folk musician Eliza Carthy joins presenter Verity Sharp to create and curate the festival of her wildest dreams. It's a chance for Eliza to set the festival's agenda, chose the guests, pick the acts, dictate the weather, the food and the ambience. A festival where anyone - dead or alive - can be summoned to perform, and nothing is unimaginable.

Eliza outlines her dream festival which takes place at Robin Hood's Bay. Finnish folk musicians Värttinä, Italian folk group Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino and Dreadzone are on the bill alongside Freddie Mercury, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Joe Venuti, Professor Brian Cox and Abba. Everyone's there and everything's possible in Eliza's feel good festival.

Producer Rosie Boulton
A Monty Funk production for BBC Radio 4.

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28 minutes

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Thu 11 May 2017 23:30

Music Played

  • L Logrin / K Kantelinen

    Kelo

    Performer: Värttinä.
    • Viena.
    • Westpark Music 87305.
  • M Morabito

    Pizzica

    Performer: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino.
    • Pizzica Indiavolata.
    • Ponderosa Music and Art CD 1.
  • Fela Kuti

    Black Man’s Cry

    Performer: Fela Kuti.
    • Polydor Limited.
  • Andrew Kennedy, Irvine Gregory, Joseph Roberts, Greg Roberts, Arty Mcglynn

    Captain Dread

    Performer: Dreadzone.
    • Second Light.
    • Universal Music Publishing.
  • Francis McPeake

    Will Ye Go Lassie Go

    Performer: McPeake Family.
    • Wild Mountain Thyme.
    • Topic TSCD 583.
  • Michael Nyman

    The Promise from The Piano

    Performer: Michael Nyman / Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • The Piano.
    • Virgin Records CDVEX 919724383954926.
  • Michael Nyman

    Miserere The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

    Performer: Michael Nyman Band.
    • The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.
    • Venture CVEBN 55D.
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson

    Raggae Fi Dada

    Performer: Linton Kwesi Johnson.
    • Virgin Records Limited GBAPA8400007.
  • Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé

    Barcelona

    • EMI.
  • Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus,Stig Anderson

    Waterloo

    Performer: ABBA.
    • Polar 982 0539.
  • Joe Venuti

    Running Ragged

    Performer: Joe Venuti.
    • Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang Great Original Performances 1926 to 1933.
    • BBC BBC CD 644.

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