with Folk on 2 Tonight's guest is the Scots' singer Christine Kydd. Her set includes an arrangement of Robert Burns 's Ye Banks and Braes which will be appearing on a CD set marking the 200th anniversary of the composer's death. The programme also includes the second of two reports from the North American
Folk Alliance conference in Washington.
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A three-part series in which Simon Mayor examines the origins of the mandolin. 3: Around the World
Simon Mayor finds weird and wonderful mandolin virtuosi in far-away places. Indian master U Srinivas plays Indian classical music on an electric mandolin, while in the hands of Petri
Hakala and Patrick Vaillant the instrument becomes an essential ingredient of Finnish and Provençal traditions ... and Czech-born Radim Zenkl hits his with a pencil!
An Acoustics production
Trevor McDonald 's six-part series exploring the calypsos of the Caribbean and in particular Trinidad.
5: The calypso has a long history of being used for the purposes of teasing, mockery and subversion, many songs relying on the double entendre. Trevor McDonald
explores some of the calypsos that were banned and some that just managed to stay within the bounds of good taste. A Rewind production
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