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Verity Sharp

Verity Sharp presents a spooky adventure in music, from past to present, tuneful to terrifying. Featured artists include Iglooghost, Zam-rock legends WITCH and producer Zomby.

Another adventure in music, from past to present, tuneful to terrifying.

Why not spend your Halloween evening in the company of Verity Sharp? Think of her as the outwardly friendly but unfathomable caretaker of the house on the hill. Is it really haunted in there? Do you dare enter? It could be full of warmth, comfort and fun. Or it could contain... surprises.

Featured artists on the programme include: the record label Brainfeeder's newest prodigy, Iglooghost; legendary Zam-rock band WITCH; and notorious electronic producer Zomby. They may or may not provide frights on the night.

Verity also digs up atmospheric traditional music from an ancient, October-time Westcountry custom called Punkie Night.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Sidney Bechet

    Taint A Fit Night Out For Man Or Beast

    • In Chronology - 1923-1936.
    • Complete Jazz Series.
  • Iglooghost

    Super Ink Burst

    • Neō Wax Bloom.
    • Brainfeeder.
  • Joan La Barbara

    Quatre Petites Bêtes

    • Reluctant Gypsy.
    • Wizard Records.
  • Erik Honoré


    • Unrest.
    • Hubro.
  • Christy Moore

    Burning Times

    • Burning Times.
    • Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd..
  • Bob Patten (Recordist)

    Punky Night

    Recorded Lopen, Somerset, 1972.

    • Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection, British Library.
  • Carl Turney & Brian Campbell

    Punkie Night

    • Folklore Tapes Calendar Customs Vol. I: Fore Hallowe'en.
    • Folklore Tapes.
  • Annie Gosfield

    Shattered Apparitions of the Western Wind: Part 1 & Part 2

    Performer: Kathleen Supové.
    • The Debussy Effect.
    • New Focus Recordings.
  • Four Tet

    SW9 9SL

    • New Energy.
    • Text Records.
  • Toradja & Dana Rappaport (Recordist)

    Ronde Funéraire, Padang Iring

    • Indonesie, Toraja - Funerailles Et Fetes De Fecondité.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    St. John's Night On The Bare Mountain (Version For Bass-Baritone, Children's Choir, Choir And Orchestra)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • St. John's Night On The Bare Mountain.
    • Sony Classical ‎.
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band


    • Voodoo.
    • Columbia.

    Strange Dream

    • Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 2.
    • Now-Again Records.
  • Bastien Keb

    Nocturnal/Midnight Shift (Serious Thumb)

    • 22​.​02​.​85.
    • First Word Records.
  • Zomby


    • GASP! EP.
    • Big Dada.
  • Fela Kuti & Afrika 70


    • Zombie.
    • Polydor.
  • Kitty Brazelton & Dafna Naphtali

    Batch 1-2 & Batch 3 (Madrigal)

    • What Is It Like To Be A Bat?.
    • Tzadik.


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