Bagpuss Followed By Brahms

“Bagpuss follwed by Brahms” – only on BBC Radio 3! Many thanks to Georgia Mann (and indeed producer Martin) for playing the unmistakable opening theme from ‘The Music From Bagpuss. Performed by Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner and available to listen again here, from 1:13:10: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00061hd …and to purchase here, …

DAVE EVANS ON NPR

“What sets Evans apart — and makes him worth revisiting today — is his bouyant touch and his relaxed, unforced, conversational approach to words and music. Even an instrumental is a song with a melody – not just a collection of licks.” – Effusive thanks to Tom Cole over at NPR …

Russian Ragtime with Cerys Matthews

Lovely to hear ‘Russian Ragtime’ by Mikael Tariverdiev on Cerys Matthews’s BBC 6 Music show yesterday. Perfect for that spring feeling, and – we agree – evocative of one Nina Simone. You can listen again here (from 2:27:57): https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00055dw And buy the ‘Film Music’ collection here, if the moment takes …