We’ll be broadcasting from Celtic Connections in Glasgow with live guest Judy Collins! Tune in as I look into the history of the area, it’s food, drink, and people. Featuring great Scottish music, and the usual insider stories and curiosities about what makes Glasgow such a unique city.
If you’re enjoying the Blues Show then please tune in a little later from Monday !
This week folk legend Shirley Collins joins me to share her experiences in America with folklorist Alan Lomax discovering iconic blues artists such as Mississippi Fred McDowell.
It’s been a while but I have some news……..
I’ve been able to get hold of some last copies of some of my albums and books. When these go, that’s it, no more.
I have some precious TIRs plus some BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE: My Christmas collection with a glint in its eye… Jingle Bells, Little Donkey, Good King Wenceslas….AND that title track with Tom Jones.
I’ve only got one copy left of Gelert and one of Tales from the Deep.
I’m happy to personalise any, just add a note when you order.
I’m here ready to get them in the post to make sure they reach you in time for Christmas.
On that note, Ho! Ho! Ho! and a very Merry Christmas, NADOLIG LLAWEN i chi gyd.
Thanks as ever for the support
Listen in on Sunday to my BBC 6 Music show ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’
The Terrible is the new book by Yrsa Daley-Ward. She joins me to discuss her memoir, read some of her poetry and pick some tracks that she loves. We explore Jazz courtesy of author Haruki Murakami and say happy birthday to Elides Ochoa, Ray Davies, Nick Drake, June Carter Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Plus new music from The Internet, Fatoumata Diawara, Jungle and more.
As always on Monday we’ll be rolling out the Blues at 8pm.
David Lynch talks about the blues that have inspired his own music, music he calls “Modern Blues”. Known for cult classic television shows such as Twin Peaks and films including Mulholland Drive, Dune and Eraserhead, music has always played a crucial role in Lynch’s work.
From cutting edge contemporary sounds to scratchy old vinyl from the past, whether it’s from Memphis, Mali, or Manchester, no stone is left unturned in the search for the best of the blues.
I am so excited to be part of the judging team for the Countryfile Photographic Competition. This year the theme is Seasons in the Sun and along with Photographer Simon King I look forward to seeing your entries.
Here are more details on the competition
You can catch up on the launch of the competition in this episode of Countryfile where you’ll see me out on the water capturing some photos of my own.