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Current folk, roots and acoustic-based sounds. Irish singer/songwriter Ron Kavana discusses the making of Irish Ways - a CD boxed set and book that tells the story of the history of Ireland through music, song and poetry.

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Songwriter:
Ron Kavana

6/8. Conductor and music commentator Charles Hazlewood explores links between classical and popular music - from Bach to Bjork, from punk to polka - with particular attention to the former's influence on the latter.
Tonight's programme, recorded at Hazlewood's Somerset farm, features countertenor lestyn Davies in the studio. Plus music by Purcell, Britten, OutKast and the Bee Gees.

Contributors

Commentator:
Charles Hazlewood

2/6. As the pop single continues to hold its own in the digital era, Radio 2 singles out six 45rpm records for their lasting significance. The survey continues with Biondie's widely adored transatlantic number one smash Heart of Glass. Their fifth UK chart hit. it marked a radical shift from their signature "new wave" sound, thanks to producer Mike Chapman 's controversial disco imprint, and finally broke the band in their native America. Characterised by Deborah Harry 's sensual but slushy delivery, Heart of Glass sold a million copies in the UK alone on the strength of a mere 12 weeks in the charts in early 1979.

Contributors

Producer:
Mike Chapman
Unknown:
Deborah Harry

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