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Eliza Carthy

Morning magazine show. Extraordinary stories, unusual people and a sideways look at the world. Aasmah Mir and Shaun Keaveny are joined by Eliza Carthy who plays live in the studio.

With Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson for parents, Eliza Carthy was unlikely to do anything else, but her enthusiasm, research and skill in arranging, writing and performing along with 2 Mercury Music Prize nominations has enabled her to fly the flag for folk music in England. She'll be playing live in the studio to Aasmah Mir and Shaun Keaveny and talking about her latest album with her mother.

Radio 4 Listener and architect Toby Carr has set himself the challenge of sea kayaking to all the locations in the shipping forecast. We ask him how, why and what has led him to such a complicated challenge!

We're also joined by Martyn Waites, ex actor and stand-up comedian, now a crime-writer who has written under his own name and also the female pseudonym of Tania Carver.

Susannah Walker is a design historian who has written a book about her mother's hoarding, the extent of which was discovered after her death. She joins us to talk about the significance of 'things' and the stories behind them.

JP Devlin meets Brian Blessed and talks mainly about his beard.

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden chooses his Inheritance Tracks: Child in Time by Deep Purple and Fire by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy's album is called Anchor
Martyn Waites' book The Old Religion is out on 14th June
Brian Blessed's book is called The Panther In My Kitchen: My Wild Life With Animals
Susannah Walker's book is Life of Stuff.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

Last on

Sat 12 May 2018 09:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Aasmah Mir
Presenter Shaun Keaveny
Presenter JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest Eliza Carthy
Interviewed Guest Toby Carr
Interviewed Guest Martyn Waites
Interviewed Guest Susannah Walker
Interviewed Guest Brian Blessed
Interviewed Guest Bruce Dickinson
Performer Eliza Carthy


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