My interview with Van Morrison will air on BBC World Service on Saturday February 9th and the following Sunday. It was great to meet him and talk about Blues and Irish music, his Mother’s singing, Dad’s record collection and arranging ASTRAL WEEKS in a room in West London in 1968.
About Cerys Matthews
Cerys Matthews is a musician, author and broadcaster. She is a columnist for the Guardian, a roving cultural reporter for the BBC’s One Show and hosts and programmes an award winning radio show on BBC 6 music every Sunday. Cerys co-founded the Good Life Experience festival with Charlie and Caroline Gladstone in 2014. She has curated for theatres and the Tate Modern and was artistic director for the opening ceremony of the World Music Expo 2013. She was awarded an inaugural St David Award for her services to culture from the First Minister of Wales in 2014 and was awarded an MBE last November for her services to music.