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Clare Balding presents the topical faith programme with music and conversation. Her guest this week is the Russian composer, Olga Thomas. Her faith guest is ritualist, pagan and Druid, J J Middleway talking about pagan beliefs around the winter Solstice.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Dec 2016 07:00

Music Played

  • Tavares

    Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

  • Kate Bush

    December Will Be Magic

  • Anna Madsen

    O Come O Come Emmanuel

  • Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

    A Thousand Years

  • Tom Odell


  • Sting

    Shape Of My Heart

    • Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales.
    • A&M.
  • Don Henley

    The End Of The Innocence

    • Don Henley - The End Of The Innocence.
    • Geffen.
  • Stevie Wonder

    What Christmas Means To Me

    • 20 Motown Christmas Classics (Variou.
    • Hitsville.
  • Disturbed

    The Sound Of Silence

    • Immortalized.
    • Reprise.
    • 11.
  • Sarah McLachlan

    Song for a Winter's Night

    • Wintersong.
    • Arista.
  • Jan Garbarek

    In Praise Of Dreams

  • Glen Campbell

    Rhinestone Cowboy

    • Ultimate Country (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Gretchen Peters

    When You Are Old

    • Gretchen Peters - The Secret Of Life.
    • Curb/Hit.
  • Michael Armstrong

    Little Girl (Bells for Christmas)

  • Sir Cliff Richard

    It's Better To Dream (Christmas Mix)

    • Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll.
    • Sony Music.
  • Rosie Meek & Open Road

    The WInter Fair

  • Emily Haig

    Anno Domini

  • Nat King Cole

    The Christmas Song

    • That's Christmas (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • Charlie Dore

    Pilot Of The Airwaves

    • Walking On Sunshine Vol 1.
    • Kenwest.
  • David Bowie


    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.

J J Middleway

J J Middleway
JJ Middleway is a Member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids.  He is a celebrant, an “elder” of several communities across the UK and Europe and a teacher, who facilitates in singing, drumming and healing. He'll be talking to Clare about marking the winter solstice.

Michael Armstrong

Michael Armstrong
Singer Michael Armstrong joins Clare to talk about his Christmas single which has just been released, and that was recorded at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Olga Thomas

Olga Thomas
Born to a musical family, Olga has been playing the piano and composing music since the age of 4 and was recently privileged to be able to present a collection of music specially composed for the Royal Family to Her Majesty the Queen. 'Jubilation' was released to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday earlier this year.