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A ghost story for Christmas.

Muriel Spark's The Girl I Left Behind Me read by actor Bronwen Price with a specially commissioned soundtrack by Alison Cotton.

A ghost story with a specially commissioned soundtrack as a seasonal gift to listeners.
Muriel Spark's The Girl I Left Behind Me read by actor Bronwen Price with a specially commissioned soundtrack by Alison Cotton.
Formerly a member of John Peel favourites Saloon, viola player Alison Cotton has recently released her acclaimed first solo album All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre and is a member of The Left Outsides & The Trimdon Grange Explosion.
Her haunting sound provides a perfect setting for a taut tale from a master story teller.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Booker T. & The MG’s

    Jingle Bells

  • JD McPherson

    Bad Kid

  • NJE

    Long Tail (6 Music Session, 22nd Jun 2018)

  • Fatoumata Diawara

    Nterini

    • Wagram.
  • The Fall

    No Xmas For John Quays (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 27 Nov 1978)

  • The Fall

    Jingle Bell Rock (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 20 Nov 1994)

  • Little Richard

    Get Down With It

    • The Explosive Little Richard.
    • BGO.
    • 1.
  • Rival Consoles

    Untravel

  • Prefab Sprout

    Goodbye Lucille #1

  • Whyte Horses

    The Snowfalls (6 Music Session, 29 Nov 2016)

  • Elastica

    Father Christmas (Radio 1, John Peel Session, 6 Dec 1994)

  • The Kinks

    Father Christmas

    • Picture Book.
    • Sanctuary.
    • 3.
  • Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers

    Dig That Crazy Santa Claus

  • Reigns

    Melchior

    • Monotreme Records.
  • Say Sue Me

    Christmas, It's Not A Biggie

  • The Move

    Fire Brigade

    • Move.
    • Esoteric Recordings.
    • 014.
  • The Luxembourg Signal

    Laura Palmer

  • Bonnacons of Doom

    Argenta

    • Rocket Recordings.
  • Professor Longhair

    Mardi Gras In New Orleans

    • Dancing Cat Records.
  • Al Johnson

    Carnival Time

  • Irma Thomas

    Don't Mess With My Man

    • Ruler Of My Heart.
    • HMV Digital.
    • 2.
  • Robert Parker

    Walkin'

  • Johnny Adams

    A Losing Battle

  • Tracey Thorn

    In the Cold, Cold Night

  • Carw

    Lanterns

    • Blinc.
  • NJE

    Mystified (6 Music Session, 22nd Jun 2018)

  • NJE

    Songo (6 Music Session, 22nd Jun 2018)

  • The Fall

    Hark! The herald angels sing

  • Elastica

    All For Gloria (Radio 1, John Peel Session, 6 Dec 1994)

  • John Fahey

    We Three Kings/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Fantasy

  • Jake Thackray

    Remember Bethlehem

  • Whyte Horses

    She Owns The World (6 Music Session, 29 Nov 2016)

  • Laibach

    My Favorite Things

    • Mute.
  • Mark Koselek

    Christmas Time Is Here

  • Laura Cantrell

    Pretty Paper (Radio 1 Session, 23 Dec 2003)

  • The Near Jazz Experience

    6 Foot 2 Inches (6 Music Session, 22nd Jun 2018)

  • Richie Havens

    Handsome Johnny (BBC Live Recording)

  • Warmduscher

    Big Wilma (6 Music Session, 6 Mar 2018 )

  • Japanese Television

    Country Joe

  • Chas & Dave

    Ponder's End Allotment Club - BBC Session 27/03/1979

  • Vince Guaraldi

    My Little Drum

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