Posts categorized “Music”

Shambala Festival Podcast

I contributed three short segments to the marvellous new Shambala Festival Podcast, produced by the lovely and very talented lady that is Mair Bosworth. It was a very happy moment early this summer when I got an email from Mair asking if I wanted to be a ‘roving food reporter’ at Shambala in August. I certainly did, and the weekend kicked off brilliantly with my following the arrival of the Sustrans-led bike rides to the festival on the Thursday afternoon. You can hear all about that in the first Shambala podcast (my bit starts at about 1’15”), as well as the stag do who dressed up as Tories, some fabulous music, and this woman.

In the second edition, you can hear my segment (starting at about 4’50”) about a wonderful wild food walk led by the legendary Mike Feingold, sample some beautiful music from the marvellous Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers, and have a chuckle at the infamous Shambala Cock Drawing Club.

And in the third edition, you can hear my segment (starting at about 7’54”) about the brilliant Surplus Supper Club, a project of the utterly inspiring charity Fareshare, listen to the inspiring words of Tony Benn, and hear the sounds of the infamous Big Burn.

The Singing Instrument

On the day of an epic radio fail, here’s a reminder that I can also do a radio win…

This is the 10-minute feature that I produced for the Creative Radio strand of my MA programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

A little introduction: from Elgar to Bach, from pop to Klezmer: all have explored the beautiful and unique sound of the cello. In this montage-style documentary, two professional cellists reflect on sound, music, and their own personal relationship with this extraordinary instrument.

Many thanks to Francesca Ter-Berg and Matthew Forbes for lending their dulcet tones to the piece – and also to Arthur Russell and Edward Elgar for their beautiful music.

Abigail Washburn

Abigail Washburn Interview by London_Laowai

Interview with American Bluegrass musician Abigail Washburn, conducted in a noisy teahouse in Chengdu, December 2009 – and the first piece of audio I ever edited!