Between 1926 and 1951 this agricultural county on the West coast of Ireland lost nearly one-fifth of its population through emigration. CHRISTOPHER THORNE looks for an exPlanation and for possible ways of arresting this trend, concluding that ' as long as there are people left in Mayo there'll be some who will hope and work to make things change.' Produced by CHRIS CUTHBERTSON and PETER JARVIS
This week: Improvisation by Evan Parker (saxophones) Paul Lytton
(percussion, electronics) Derek Bailey (guitar)
Philipp Wachsman (violin) Richard Beswick
(oboe and cor anglais) Simon Mayo
(clarinet and bass-clarinet) All six musicians together
Highlights from Minneapolis
In June, Radio 3 visited Minneapolis-St Paul in Minnesota for a live weekend of programmes reflecting the American Midwest state. John Drummond presents highlights from the weekend including at:
8.05 Dmitri Mitropoulos conducts the Minneapolis SO in Vaughan
Fantasia (Mono: 1945)
8.25 Brendan Gill on the architectural highlights of Summit Avenue.
9.35 Alastair Cooke recalls his experiences in the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
9.45 The Democratic
Tradition: John Tusa looks at the Democratic
Party's prospects in Minnesota, once a heartland state.
10.30 Table Talk
Christopher Cook goes in search of Betty Crocker.
10.50 John Adams 's
Harmonium performed by the Minnesota Chorale and Orchestra/Edo de Waart.
Alistair Cooke recalls his experiences in the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Sarah Walker introduces a concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
The programme's opening three works were selected for the orchestra's 1997 Composers'
Forum, showcasing unpublished composers of all ages.
Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Sinan Savaskan Symphony No 2 (The Age of Analysis)
Kevin Mayo Entranced
Stuart MacRae Distance: Refuge (Landscape and the Mind) Judith Bingham
The Temple at Karnak Producer Philip Tagney
Cheltenham Music Festival
Mozart's sublime Clarinet Quintet, "that no-one with a heart could resist" is among the works on the programme for the last lunchtime visit to this year's festival.
Michael Collins (clarinet), Dante Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (The Lark) Kodaly String Quartet No 2, Op 10
Christopher Mayo new work (first performance) Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581
An assessment and portrait of the Irish soprano Margaret Burke Sheridan (1889-1958) by Gordon Ledbetter with music on record from Madam Butterfly, La boheme, Otello and The Bohemian Girl
Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD
An operatic comedy in three acts
Libretto by BEVERLEY CROSS Music by NICHOLAS MAW
(first broadcast performance) from Glyndebourne
Officers and batmen of the 31st Royal Lancers
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA leader RODNEY FRIEND conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD
Produced by COLIN GRAHAM Head of Music Staff
The action takes place through an autumn day and night in the town of Ballyvourney in the plains of Mayo, Ireland. The year is 1875.
Act 1 The Monastery of St Brendan the Less
A selection of poems, prose and songs' from the North read by HENRY LIVINGS , ALEX GLASGOW
TERESA MAYO and MALCOLM TERRIS compiled by BRIAN THOMPSON Producer ALFRED BRADLEY (Leeds)
played by PETER SWEENEY at St Muredach's Cathedral; Ballina. County Mayo
Hindemith Sonata No 1
Sweelinck Variations on Unter der Linden griine
Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor (BWV 582)
BBC Northern Ireland
MICHAEL MCGUFFIN (piano) PHILIP HAMMOND (piano) ULSTER ORCHESTRA leader RICHARD HOWARTH conducted by yannis DARAS
Handel, arr Harty Introduction and Rigaudon Joan Trimble The County Mayo Dvorak Legend in A flat, Op 59 No 5
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances Joan Trimble The Gartan; Mother's Lullaby; The Heather Glen
Geoffrey Bush Four Songs from Herrick's Hesperides Rossini Ballet Music (William Tell)
(mezzo-soprano and piano) direct from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London
Duparc L'invitation au voyage; Chanson triste: Extase: Phidyle Debussy Trois chansons de Bilitis; Les Angelus; Dans Ie jardin; Mandoline
Rodrigo De los alamos vengo; Por mayo; Pastorcito santo; Cancion del duero
Obradors Del cabello mas sutil; Chiquitita la Novia
The second of two recitals with ROGER VIGNOLES (piano). Debussy Chansons de bilitis Rodrigo De los alamos vengo; Por mayo; Pastorcito santo; Cancion del duero
Ulster Orchestra conductor
Bernadette Greevy (mezzo) Malcolm Arnold Comedy Overture: Beckus the Dandipratt
Elgar Sea Pictures
Stanford Symphony No 5 in D (L'allegro ed il penseroso)
8.55 Brown's Musical
Roy Johnston looks at the crusading 20s in Belfast when the conductor Godfrey Brown was able to exploit the munificence of his faraway masters in the BBC and provide concertgoers with a wealth of orchestral music. Reader Anthony Finigan.
9.25 Tenebrae Responses The poet Michael Longley introduces music written during the past six years by some of the younger generation of Northern Irish composers.
Ian Wilson Big
The Composer (piano) Philip Flood
Spindle and Shuttle Nicola Walker-Smith
Michael Alcom Making a Song and Dance.... Sequenza
10.15 Joan Trimble
Two works by the Ulster-born composer and pianist who celebrates her 80th birthday this year. The County Mayo Brian Rayner Cook (baritone)
Philip Hammond and Michael McGuffin (pianos) Three Diversions
Belfast Wind Quintet
10.45 Night Waves in Belfast
Will the ceasefire produce a new kind of writing about Belfast? Roisin McAuley gathers playwrights and poets for late-night conversation.
Evening producer David Byers
A Poem for Ireland
Michael Longley reads new works: love poems, elegies remembering a small child and an Irish poet, memories of County Mayo, and a sequence of poems linked by two world wars.
Lucy Duran and Andrew McGregor celebrate the new year with a whole day of world music from around the globe.
3tarting in Australia, World Music Day
2002 makes a whirlwind journey westward through the musical and new-yeartraditions of Korea, India, Russia, Mali, Romania,
Greece, Corsica, Morocco, Ireland, Venezuela and North America, with top performers playing live from all overthe world.
12.40 From Alice Springs, Clarry Satour introduces the storytelling of Aboriginal singer, songwriter and guitarist Frank Yamma - a Pitjantjatjara man from Australia's central desert.
1.10 Korean Samul Nori drumming from Kim Duk Soo , who will feature in the 2002 World Cup theme tune, with Pan Suri singing star Ahn Sook Sun in Seoul.
1.40 Mercury Prize nominee Susheela Raman in the studio isjoined in Bombay by sitar and surbahar player Irshad Khan.
2.20 Simon Broughton joins the team for the link-up with Dimitri Oukhov in Moscow, featuring six-part Russian polyphony from the Pokrovsky ensemble and the flutes, pipes and folklore of Sergei Starostin.
3.05 From Paris, singer-songwriter Rokia Traore brings her particular fusion of Malian traditions.
3.35 Traditional new-year music from the choirs and orchestras of Romania contrasts with the village music of gypsy bands, such as Taraf de Haidouks.
4.10 Georgios Markakis introduces a quartet of Lyra players, with Ross Daly and Eleni Kalinopolou combining Cretan and Turkish playing styles from the Athens studio.
4.45 Andrew McGregor 's odyssey through the politics of the Corsican polyphony renaissance.
5.15 Spiritual trance music from
Tyor Gnaoua in Marrakesh, and Morrocan Dar (which means "house" in Arabic) from
British-based band Momo in the studio.
5.45 Chieftains' flautist Matt Malloy opens the doors to his pub in Westport,
County Mayo, to the rousing sound of our annual Irish session.
6.30 From Mexico, the Son Jarocho band Monoblanco, led by Gilberto Gutierez ,join Rafael Figueroa in the studio.
7.00 Another chance to hear highlights from this year's Kiezmer Promenade concert.
8.00 John Schaefer introduces a selection of vibrant sounds from New York.
Bemarda Fink and Roger Vignoles
Stephanie Hughes presents a recital given last month at London's Wigmore Hall by Argentine mezzo Bernarda Fink accompanied by pianist Roger Vignoles.
Haydn Arianna a Naxos, HXXVIb 2
Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben, Op 42 Granados Canciones Amatorias
Rodrigo Por Mayo Era; Adela Joaquin Nin ElPano Murciano
Terry Riley in Concert
Robert Worby interviews American minimalist pioneer Terry Riley , and introduces music from his concert in April at Glasgow's Triptych Festival, featuring a new realisation of his 1960s piece
A Rainbow in Curved Air, and recent works for two pianos Cinco de Mayo, Jazz Time and Etude from the Old Country. Plus recordings of early Riley works. With Terry Riley (keyboards),
William Winant (percussion), Mikail Graham (electronics), Sarah Cahill and Joseph Kubera (pianos)