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Guest presenter Stewart Lee with Richard Dawson

Guest editor and presenter Stewart Lee takes over Late Junction for the week, and invites folk musician Richard Dawson to bring in some tracks.

For Christmas week, Late Junction is guest edited and presented by comedian and music fanatic Stewart Lee.

Lee has a long-standing fascination with improvised music, choosing guitarist Derek Bailey as incidental music for his shows, and exploring the parallels with comedy through collaborations with the likes of Steve Beresford and Tania Chen.

From his time spent in record shops as a teenager, to more recent work moonlighting as a music critic, Lee has built up a deep collection, with post-punk and folk traditions also well represented.

And folk is where his first guest choice of the week comes in: musician Richard Dawson is one of the leading lights of the British scene, through work under his own name and in collaboration with Rhodri Davies as Hen Ogledd. Though rooted in the music of his native north-east, Dawson’s influences include psychedelia, art-rock and the Sufi tradition. He brings in some tracks from his own extensive music library to share with Stewart.

Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2018 23:00

Music Played

  • Richard Dawson

    A Parents Address To His Firstborn Son On The Day Of His Birth

    • The Glass Trunk.
    • Alt.Vinyl ‎.
  • Jiří Stivín & Pierre Favre

    Proměna První / Metamorphosis One

    • Výlety = Excursions.
    • Supraphon.
  • Hen Ogledd

    Problem Child

    • Mogic.
    • Weird World.
  • Nev Clay

    gracious in defeat

    • 4 cans 9%.
  • Chuntu

    Ene Koo

    • Post​-​Vida.
    • snu.
  • Cecilia Costello

    The cruel mother

    • Recordings from the sound Archives of the BBC, 1951 and 1954.
  • Circle

    Black Black Never Never Land

    • Katapult.
    • No Quarter.
  • Muhal Richard Abrams

    Etudes Op. 1, No. 1

    Performer: Rory Cowal.
    • Clusters: American Piano Explorations.
    • NEW WORLD.
  • Hannah Diamond

    Every Night

  • Louis Killen

    Derwentwater's Farewell

    • Along The Coaly Tyne.
    • Topic.
  • Lagartijeando & Coro Qom Chelaalapi

    Zorro Zagas

    • Revisión EP.
    • Big in Japan.
  • Holy Name Of Mary Choral Family

    Sermon: He'll Give Us What We Really Need

    • He'll Give Us What We Really Need.
    • Delta Records.
  • Landscape

    Einstein A Go-Go

    • From The Tea-Rooms Of Mars .... To The Hell-Holes Of Uranus.
    • RCA.
  • Éliane Radigue

    occam I

    Performer: Rhodri Davies.
  • Lol Coxhill, Phil Minton & Noël Akchoté

    Donal' Wheer's Y' Trewsers

    • Xmas Songs.
    • Rectangle.


  • Christmas Day 2018 23:00

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