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Verity Sharp

Verity Sharp with a selection of music for the summer solstice plus a preview of the Supersonic festival.

Solstice selections. As celebrations at Stonehenge and elsewhere approach their climax, and the sun prepares to climb high in the morning, Verity shares music that rejoices in the star we orbit, from core English folk to the sound of midsummer elves, and the Inti Raymi festival of the sun celebrated by communities across the Andes.

Plus, a preview of this weekend's Supersonic festival in Birmingham, with music from Housewives and a new track by Gazelle Twin. And new British jazz from 8-piece The Dissolute Society, led by trombonist Raph Clarkson.

Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Thompson

    Sumer is icumen in

    • 1000 Years Of Popular Music.
    • Cooking Vinyl ‎.
  • Hatun Kotama

    Llaz Tuaz (Llaz tuaz "Llaz Tuaz")

    • ¡Así Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador.
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
  • Lucas Niggli

    Tuned Arrow

    • Alchemia Garden.
    • Intakt Records.
  • Gazelle Twin

    Deep England

    • Anti-Ghost Moon Ray.
  • John White

    Piano Sonata No. 76

    Performer: Roger Smalley.
    • John White: Piano Sonatas.
    • NMC.
  • Dorcha


    • The Miniatures Project: Vol 1.
    • Bruiser.
  • Hastings of Malawi

    Visceral Underskinnings Pt.1

    • Visceral Underskinnings.
    • Sub Rosa.
  • Sproatly Smith

    Rosebud in June

    • Times Is N’ Times Was.
    • Reverb Worship.
  • Anon.

    Miri It Is While Sumer Ilast

    Performer: Ensemble Belladonna.
    • Melodious Melancholye.
    • Raumklang.
  • Kamaal Williams

    Broken Theme

    • The Return.
    • Black Focus Records.
  • Christina Vantzou

    Glissando for Bodies and Machines in Space

    • No. 4.
    • Kranky ‎.
  • Anayampatti Ganesan


    • Abirami Recording Company.
  • Amy Cutler, Lee Patterson & BARREL


    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Malcolm Clarke

    Midsummer Elves

    • Out of this World: Atmospheric Sounds and Effects from the BBC Radiophonic Works.
    • BBC Records And Tapes ‎.
  • The Dissolute Society

    Kind Folk

    • Soldiering On.
    • Babel.
  • Housewives

    Excerpt 2

    • FF061116.
    • Rocket Recordings.
  • Stick in the Wheel

    Lemady Arise (feat. Jack Sharp)

    • Lemady Arise.
    • Rough Trade.
  • The Sallyangie

    Children Of The Sun

    • Children Of The Sun.
    • Transatlantic Records.
  • Dakar Audio Club

    Diogou Yaa

    • BBC Introducing.
    • BBC Introducing.

    On Your Knees

    • Stabat Mater.
    • Auris Apothecary.
  • Andrea Belfi


    • Ore.
    • Float.
  • Hatun Kotama

    Kotama Ñan

    • ¡Así Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador.
    • Smithsonian Folkways.
  • Cyril Tawney

    Midsummer Carol

    • I Will Give My Love.
    • Argo Records.


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