Paul James presents some of the best European folk bands recorded during their visits to Britain. This week,
Loyko - the first Russian band to feature in the series, a gypsy trio of violinists.
Recorded at South Hill Park Arts
Centre during the Bracknell Festival.
John Howson explores
England's rich heritage of traditional singing. 3: South Yorkshire
John's tour brings him to an area north-west of Sheffield
- the Holme Valley and the village of Grenoside. In this small area there is a wealth of singers and singing tradition, much of it tied up with the festive season.
A Boom Radio production
The Organist Entertains Put aside the turkey sandwiches and settle down for a musical feast in the shape of a 30-minute performance by Mark Whale , recorded at the recent
Caister Festival, held at
Warners Haven Holiday Centre. As a dessert, a succinct though succulent selection of extended seasonal tracks by top artists.
3: Little Willie Saves the Day. The BBC is in trouble. The Daily Sketch says its programmes are boring.
Will John Brown see sense and agree to broadcast some light entertainment? Or will his peccadillo with Auntie Phyllis force him over the edge? Either way, Fred "Keep 'em Laughing" Hicks has got a new act for radio, the like of which has never been seen before.Rpt For cast see Thursday
Last year, Ivan Rebroff returned to the UK for the first time in 20 years and thrilled a packed audience with his legendary voice. John Dunn presents highlights of the concert, including a selection of traditional folk songs performed with his Russian Balalaika Ensemble.
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