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Live from Orkney Library

Cerys broadcasts live from the award-winning Orkney Library as part of the BBC's Love to Read weekend, featuring contributions from Amy Liptrot, Ann Cleeves and Erland Cooper.

As part of the BBC's Love to Read weekend Cerys broadcasts her show live from the award winning Orkney Library. A focal point for the Orkney community the library has gained a host of supporters worldwide via social media, and recent surprise visitors have included JK Rowling who showed up unannounced for their weekly reading group. Cerys will find out why people are so fascinated with this small library whose mobile van brings books to readers in some of the UK's most remote locations.

She'll be joined by best-selling author Ann Cleeves, a huge supporter of libraries and Orkney regular, and local folklore expert Tom Muir.

We'll also hear readings from Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun, and learn about growing up in Orkney with Erland Cooper - from Erland & The Carnival and The Magnetic North.

Cerys will also be asking her listeners to share their love of reading via #LovetoRead.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Booker T. Jones

    Soul Limbo

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Rebecca Miller.
    • Cafe Latino (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Saltfishforty

    Old Joe Clark (Live)

  • Unknown

    Moon Beliefs Clip

  • Johnny Cash

    (Ghost) Riders In The Sky

  • Malojian

    Communion Girls

  • Alan Lomax

    Orkney Seduction

  • Allie Bennett

    Orkney Wedding

  • Stevie Wonder


  • The Chair

    Song Title (6 Music Session, 6th Nov 2016)

  • Jim MacLeod and His Band

    Scapa Flow (clip)

  • The Chair

    The Hammers fo Syradale (6 Music Session, 6th Nov 2016)

  • Alisdair Roberts And Robin Robertson

    The Plain Of Spells

  • Bjarte Eike, Anthony Holborne & Barokksolistene

    Image of Melancholy

  • Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

    Little Brown Book

  • Kanda Bongo Man


  • Girls


  • “Brother” Jack McDuff

    Wade In The Water

  • Saltfishforty

    Reiländer (Live)

  • Julian Cope


  • Kris Drever

    I Didn't Try Hard Enough (6 Music Session, 6th Nov 2016)

  • Billy Boy Arnold

    Sweet Miss Bea

  • The Beatles

    Paperback Writer

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 014.
  • Pio Lobato

    Pata de Caranguejo

  • Freddie Jenkins' Harlem Seven

    Swinging 'Em Down

  • Konkoma

    Accra Jump

  • Elmore James

    Dust My Broom

  • The Magnetic North


  • The Magnetic North

    Bay of Skaill

  • The Magnetic North

    Nethertons Teeth

  • The Magnetic North


  • Yussef Kamaal


  • Peter Pratt

    Whistle: Polka


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