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3/20/2018

Spring into Words and Music - Flanders and Swann, Duo Caprice


Ketton Showtime
at The Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton

Friday 27th April

Spring into Words and Music
Flanders and Swann, Duo Caprice

Three local duos will bring you some of the springiest, funniest and liveliest words and music for the season. So come along to hear them.


Duo Caprice are Helen Smith on violin and Ben Smith on accordion. They play all kinds of cafe music including tangos, musette waltzes, folk dances and cafe favourites from around Europe and beyond. Romance and nostalgia abound and you are sure to recognise many of the tunes.

Stuart Hayday and Mike Baumber will sing the comic songs of Flanders and Swann. Michael Flanders and Donald Swann wrote and sang over 100 comic songs, interspersed with comic monologues, such as The Gasman Cometh, The Hippopotamus and The Gnu. In the 1950s and 60s they were one of the most popular light entertainers.

Lastly two local poets, Martin Wyatt and Rob Ellks, will bring some of their lighter verse to intersperse these two local acts. This should be a fresh and fun-filled tour-de-force by some our local musical and wordsmithing talent.


8 pm Doors open 7.30 pm
Show £10 Bookings adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521
Show + Evening Meal £20 Bookings 01780 720 238
kettonshowtime.blogspot.co.uk

3/17/2018

Ketton Showtime Programme 2018-19


Ketton Showtime
Programme 2018-19

At the Northwick Arms, Ketton PE9 3TA
8 pm with doors open from 7.30 pm
Show £10 – bookings from adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521
Show + Evening meal £20 – bookings 01780 720 238

Friday 27th April - Spring into Words and Music – Flanders and Swann, Duo Caprice

Three local duos will bring you some of the springiest, funniest and liveliest words and music for the season. So come along to hear them. Duo Caprice are Helen Smith on violin and Ben Smith on accordion. They play all kinds of cafe music including tangos, musette waltzes, folk dances and cafe favourites from around Europe and beyond. Romance and nostalgia abound and you are sure to recognise many of the tunes.
Stuart Hayday and Mike Baumer will sing the comic songs of Flanders and Swann. Michael Flanders and Donald Swann wrote and sang over 100 comic songs, interspersed with comic monologues, such as The gasman cometh, the Hippopotamus and the Gnu. In the 1950s and 60s they were one of the most popular light entertainers.
Lastly two local poets will bring some of their lighter verse to intersperse these two local acts. This should be a fresh and fun-filled tour-de-force by some our local musical and wordsmithing talent.




Friday 6th July - Deya Duo – Trad Eurodance from Flanders, Belgium

Deya are a young Belgian duo who play traditional dance music from all over Europe especially from central France and Brittany but with a wonderfully energetic and lyrical style. After having played as a duo for four years under the name Duo Goossens-Clerbout they went into the studio as Deya. They have now played throughout Europe but especially at the Boombal Festival in their home city of Gent. Their first CD with with guest Ward Dhoore on acoustic guitar. offers a fresh dance repertoire where it is difficult to stick to one particular style. Their songs have a Breton or Swedish influence, which also reflects in the names of their songs such as "Gavotte of my bones".
Deya recently organised a midwinter festival with the Firestarters of Leiden (Simon Gielen together with Nigel Eaton and Dave Shepherd who share a common past in the super group Blowzabella).

Thomas Clerbout on soprano saxophone and whistles, and Steven Goossens on diatonic accordion.


Friday 14th September - Moirai Trio – Concert and dance on saxophone, fiddle, accordion and voice

Simple French and English dances and great songs from three wonderful musicians who manage to create an orchestra and a choir of sounds and yet there are still only three. Add in some strong vocals and tight harmonies, sprinkle with humour and the sum is an enchanting evening of music, songs and dance. A mix of the traditional and the modern, sincere and quirky, an evening in the company of Moirai is not to be missed.

Jo Freya (also in Blowzabella) on saxaphone and whistles, Sarah Matthews on fiddle and Melanie Biggs on accordion.



Friday 5th October - Dai and the Ramblers - rootsy American styles as Cajun, blues, folk and gospel
Dai and The Ramblers are one of the most exciting bands to emerge from London's roots music scene over the last few years, and play in a style joining the dots between Cajun, folk and blues music. In 2014, they recorded their Cajun-inspired album Duw Duw with Grammy award-winning producer Liam Watson. The album was acclaimed by Ace records owned by Ketton resident Ted Carroll and Manfred Mann frontman Paul Jones. The four members of the band have a great combined pedigree, playing with the likes of Loudon Wainright, Richard Thompson, Van Morrison, Jeff Beck and The Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

Dai Price on guitar and vocals, Alan Dunn on accordion, Rupert Gillett on double bass and Bob Loveday on fiddle.

Friday 2nd November  - Iyatra Quartet – roots and jazz influenced classical quartet

Iyatra Quartet are one of the most exciting new music groups around at the moment. They are multi-instrumentalists who work collaboratively to create original, boundary-bending and joyful music. The London-based quartet have enjoyed recent performances at WOMAD, Songlines Encounters Festival, Cambridge Big Weekend and London International Arts Festival, as well as multidisciplinary projects with contemporary dance and live poetry. The group embraces a sense of journey in every performance, bringing a classical sensibility to a jazz like approach. Their debut album received as a 5-star album choice by fRoots magazine and a 4-star review in Songlines Magazine.

Alice Barron on violin, Rich Phillips on cello, Will Roberts on percussion and George Sleightholme on bass clarinet.


Friday 7th December FB Pocket Orchestra – hot jazz, blues and ragtime

The FB Pocket Orchestra will give us a highly entertaining evening of music, wittily and informatively presented, and featuring some excellent singing and musicianship. They are a 3-piece band who are reminiscent of many genres of music, ranging from New Orleans jazz to Palm Court style music. Their confident and vibrant music perfectly captures all elements of the 20s and the 30s taking us back to the age of hot jazz, blues, ragtime & popular dances.

Jenny Russell on clarinet, washboard and voice, Paul Stevenson on guitar and banjo and Ollie Corbin on a bewildering variety of instruments including tuba, accordion, cornet and bass drum.



Friday 4th January Salmanazar at Stamford Arts Centre

£10 Booking - Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203
7.30 pm Workshop. 8.30 pm Bal

Cédric Martin, tireless virtuoso of the diatonic accordeon, is returning again to Stamford Arts Centre by popular demand for the 10th year. His annual visit to England has become an eagerly anticipated New Year fixture. This new trio of experienced musicians play very danceable and traditional French music exploring the roots of their respective instruments and giving them a new lively dimension - just the thing to lift the spirits and move the limbs into the New Year! The band includes some of the best traditional musicians in France. Everyone welcome, with or without partners, as beginners will be given a gentle introduction to the simple social and couple dances, and experienced dance partners will always be on hand.

Cedric Martin on diatonic accordion, Philippe Laussine on electric hurdy-gurdy and Sebastien Benoît on large and small bagpipes and whistles.


Friday 1st February Ranagri – Celtic folk and contemporary songs

Ranagri is a contemporary folk band of four musicians who have come together to create some exciting new music. Ranagri fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling. The band mainly write their own music with echoes of Pentangle, Jethro Tull and new Celtic folk sounds - cemented by strong contemporary song-writing. They have recently been joined by Stamford's own Eleanor Turner, internationally acclaimed concert harpist.

Dónal Rogers on guitars, bouzouki and voice, Eliza Marshall on flutes and Irish whistles, Ellie Turner on celtic harp, and Joe Danks on bodhran.


Friday 5th April Norfolk Broads – four-piece female accapella group

The Norfolk Broads are a four-piece female ensemble who enjoy singing low-pitched folk songs about love, despair and dastardly boyfriends. They sing traditional songs from the British Isles and America, usually unaccompanied. They are drawn to songs that tell a story, and the people and emotions at the centre of those stories. From dark tales of murder and seduction, to ballads of love and hope, the Broads take these stories and reimagine them, their tight four-part harmonies bringing life back to long quiet words. The stories of women and their lives are a constant source of inspiration, and the Broads enjoy exploring this female side to the folk world.




Friday 3rd May Nefertiti in the Kitchen – Quirky cabaret duo from France

This highly original and talented duo will make their first UK appearance in Ketton. Their magical world of music, dance and song in a cabaret atmosphere will take you into the world of fairgrounds of the roaring 20s. But Tom Waits, Marc Perrone or Radiohead are never far away. Between electric accordion, music box, mellotron and other curiosities, the room will soon be carried away by their psychedelic cabaret! This rock cabaret mixes Kurt Weill and Tom Waits with trad jazz, blues, rock and folk.

Jen Rival (Cie Bluffonne) - singer, musician, dancer and actress and Nicolas Méheust (Dominique A, Chien vert, Strupx) – multi-instrumentalist.




2/27/2018

Spring into Words and Music


Ketton Showtime
at The Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton

Friday 27th April

Spring into Words and Music
Flanders and Swann, Duo Caprice

Three local duos will bring you some of the springiest, funniest and liveliest words and music for the season. So come along to hear them.

Duo Caprice are Helen Smith on violin and Ben Smith on accordion. They play all kinds of cafe music including tangos, musette waltzes, folk dances and cafe favourites from around Europe and beyond. Romance and nostalgia abound and you are sure to recognise many of the tunes.

Stuart Hayday and Mike Baumber will sing the comic songs of Flanders and Swann. Michael Flanders and Donald Swann wrote and sang over 100 comic songs, interspersed with comic monologues, such as The gasman cometh, the Hippopotamus and the Gnu. In the 1950s and 60s they were one of the most popular light entertainers.

Lastly two local poets will bring some of their lighter verse to intersperse these two local acts. This should be a fresh and fun-filled tour-de-force by some our local musical and wordsmithing talent.

8 pm Doors open 7.30 pm
Show £10 Bookings adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521
Show + Evening Meal £20 Bookings 01780 720 238
kettonshowtime.blogspot.co.uk

2/26/2018

Son Yambu - Fri March 2nd 2018

Friday March 2nd
Son Yambu – Cuban son and salsa

Son Yambu are a five-piece band of some of the best younger Cuban musicians. They play the red hot rhythms of authentic 'Son Cubano' - the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. Son is an intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms and is the root of all salsa music. Formed in 2011, Son Yambu features a new generation of musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map about twenty years ago. Highlights since then have included playing at the world famous Glastonbury Festival, The Manchester Jazz Festival and The Cheltenham Music Festival - to name but a few!

The UK's very own Buena Vista band….absolutely tremendous…. if you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music - Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3.





1/15/2018

Winter EuroDance Weekend
February 23-25 based at Brewery House, Ketton

A weekend of dancing, workshops and sessions with the legendary Blowzabella (on Friday night as part of their 40th year tour) and the fabulous Eel Grinders on a rare visit from the West Country.

Weekend Accommodatioon - Dormitory loft, orchard camping, camper vans in Ketton, Redwings Lodge (£39) in Morcott. Contact adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521

Friday February 23rd 
Blowzabella

Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763 203
7.30 pm £15 (under 18s £6)

Legendary folk band Blowzabella return to Stamford Arts Centre as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. They make an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. Many of the tunes they've composed are "standards" in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Blowzabella is Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya - vocals, saxophone, clarinet, whistle; Paul James - vocals, border bagpipes, saxophones, whistle; Gregory Jolivet - hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd - violin; Barn Stradling - bass guitar; Jon Swayne - border bagpipes, saxophone.



Saturday February 24th
The Eel Grinders

The Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton
11-1 and 3-5 Instrumental and dance workshops. £10
8 pm. Bal. £10.
Contact adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521

The Eel Grinders have over twelve years experience playing for dance, specialising in both British and French traditions. Their music moves with grace and style and is delivered with sparkling virtuosity on border pipes, whistles, trumpet, accordion, fiddle and percussion. Their music has been featured on Radio 3's Late Junction program. Expect elements of classical, traditional and jazz, with richly textured arrangements and powerful harmonies executed with a sparkling virtuosity. The Eel Grinders will teach traditional French Dance workshops - with the stylish dance variations from the Morvan region a speciality, as well as string and orchestral music workshops.

David Faulkner : English bagpipes, whistles, trumpet; Lawrence Morgan-Anstee : English bagpipes, whistles; Helena Torpy: Violin, percussion, voice; Steve Turner : Accordion



Friday Feb 23 - Blowzabella

Stamford Arts Centre Bookings 01780 763 203
8 – 11 £15 (under 18s £6)
blowzabella.co.uk

11.30 Late session at Brewery House PE9 3TA

Saturday Feb 24 - The Eel Grinders

The Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton PE9 3TA

8-10 Breakfast
11-1 Beginners dance workshop – David
Tune workshop – Helena
1-3 Bring and share lunch
3-5 Morvan dance workshop – Helena and Steve
Orchestral music workshop – David and Lawrence
6-8 Evening Meal
8 – 11 Bal
11 - Late session in Brewery House studio
Workshops £5 each, Bal £10 Bookings adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521
Evening Meal + Bal £20 Bookings 01780 720 238

Sunday Feb 25
Brewery House, Ketton

9-11 Breakfast
11-1 Session or walk
1 Pub lunch or Bring and share lunch


12/03/2017

Friday January 5th - Salmanazar


New Year's traditional French dance

Fri. Jan 5th at Stamford Arts Centre, PE9 2DL
7.30 pm Workshop. 8.30 pm Bal

Cédric Martin, tireless virtuoso of the diatonic accordeon, is returning again to Stamford Arts Centre by popular demand for the 10th year. His annual visit to England has become an eagerly anticipated New Year fixture. Salmanazar, meaning a very large bottle of champagne, is the latest new French dance band of Cedric Martin to visit the UK on tour just after New Year. As well as London and Norwich they will be playing in Stamford. The band includes two internationally acclaimed players with Philippe Laussine on the electric hurdy-gurdy and Sébastien Benoît on giant French bagpipes and whistles. These are some of the best traditional musicians in France.

This new trio of experienced musicians play very danceable and traditional French music exploring the roots of their respective instruments and giving them a new lively dimension - just the thing to lift the spirits and move the limbs into the New Year! Everyone welcome, with or without partners, as beginners will be given a gentle introduction to the simple social and couple dances, and experienced dance partners will always be on hand.

Cedric has played here for many years with the duos Expire and Moussaka. Philippe has huge international touring experience having played with British masters of the hurdy gurdy like Cliff Stapleton and Nigel Eaton in the past. Sebastien has also played in various bands for many years on a range of large and small pipes and whistles.

https://martincedric.jimdo.com/groupes/salmanazar

£9 (£7 conc.) Booking - Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203 



11/06/2017

Friday December 8th - The Down County Boys - Bluegrass


The Down County Boys - Bluegrass

A great evening of fantastic musicianship and warm wit is guaranteed with this string band of internationally respected and experienced musicians. This is American country music and bluegrass at its best on the classic line-up of fiddle, guitar, banjo and bass. Think of the Scruggs style banjo playing, the soulful sound of Tammy Wynette or the growl of Johnny Cash. First formed in 1964, the Down County Boys are the UK’s longest established Bluegrass Band. During that time there have been many musicians pass through the ranks but all with great talent.
The band includes Peter Parker on the fiddle, Mick Cooper as lead singer and bass player, Chris Cooper on banjo and Ray Duffy who with his brother were voted “Top British Country Duo” in the International Country Music awards no less than 7 years running.

http://downcountyboys.com




8 pm. Doors open 7.30 pm. £10 on the door (accompanied children free). Tickets in advance from Adam Cade 01780 720521 adam@susted.org.uk. £20 Pre-show Meal Deal 017870 720 238 info@thenorthwickarms.com.

9/25/2017

2017-2018 Eurodance Programme

Ketton Showtime EuroDances

Friday October 13th
Emily and the Simons

The Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton
8 pm. £10.
Contact adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521

Emily and The Simons are an Anglo-Belgian Balfolk trio. They perform original music centred around Emily’s compositions, drawing inspiration from life's encounters and the energy of the dance-floor. With a wide repertoire ranging from exquisite, sensual mazurkas to joyful, driving bourrées, their music transports the imagination, stirs the feet and uplifts the spirit.

Friday January 5th 2018
Salmanazar

Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763 203
7.30 pm £10

This new trio of experienced musicians explore the roots of their respective instruments (hurdy-gurdy, diatonic accordion, bagpipes) giving them a new dimension. The character of their music is always drawn from the dance rhythms of Western Europe and especially central France.
Philippe Laussine (hurdy-gurdy), Sébastien Benoît (bagpipes, whistles), and Cedric Martin (accordion).



Winter EuroDance Weekend
February 23-25 based at Brewery House, Ketton

Friday February 23rd 2018
Blowzabella

Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763 203
7.30 pm £15 (under 18s £6)

Legendary folk band Blowzabella return to Stamford Arts Centre as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. They make an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. Many of the tunes they've composed are "standards" in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Blowzabella is Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya - vocals, saxophone, clarinet, whistle; Paul James - vocals, border bagpipes, saxophones, whistle; Gregory Jolivet - hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd - violin; Barn Stradling - bass guitar; Jon Swayne - border bagpipes, saxophone.



Saturday February 24th
The Eel Grinders

The Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton
11-1 and 3-5 Instrumental and dance workshops. £10
8 pm. Bal. £10.
Contact adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521

The Eel Grinders have over twelve years experience playing for dance, specialising in both British and French traditions. Their music moves with grace and style and is delivered with sparkling virtuosity on border pipes, whistles, trumpet, accordion, fiddle and percussion. Their music has been featured on Radio 3's Late Junction program. Expect elements of classical, traditional and jazz, with richly textured arrangements and powerful harmonies executed with a sparkling virtuosity. The Eel Grinders will teach traditional French Dance workshops - with the stylish dance variations from the Morvan region a speciality, as well as string and orchestral music workshops.

David Faulkner : English bagpipes, whistles, trumpet; Lawrence Morgan-Anstee : English bagpipes, whistles; Helena Torpy: Violin, percussion, voice; Steve Turner : Accordion



Friday June 8th
Colin-Tampon

The Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton
8 pm. Bal. £10.
Contact adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521

Colin-Tampon, meaning the sound of Swiss drums, are three fine traditional singers and multi-instrumentalists drawing their repertoire from traditional French songs and dances. They take us back to a time of singing for every occasion and where every opportunity was good to sing. The three members of Colin-Tampon (Catherine Paira, Sylvain Piron and Georges Haibach) come from the East of France. They specialise in traditional singing for traditional dances. They bring with them a range of local instruments - Flutes, diatonic accordion, psaltery, nyckelharpa, bagpipe, epinette de Vosges and recorder.

Friday October 6th - Paspatou – World Music

Ketton Showtime Concerts

Mainly first or second Friday of the month from October to June

Northwick Arms Hall, High Street, Ketton PE9 3TA

8 pm. Doors open 7.30 pm
£10 on the door or tickets in advance from Adam Cade 01780 720521 adam@susted.org.uk
£20 Pre-show Meal Deal 017870 720 238 info@thenorthwickarms.com

Friday October 6th
Paspatou – World Music

Paspatou create a unique and eclectic world music mix on a dazzling array of instruments, including fiddle, bouzouki, flutes, keyboards, whistles, saxes, drums and weird pieces of kitchen plumbing. They fuse traditional music from Eastern Europe, India, and Ireland ranging from the eccentric beats of Balkan dance music to sinuous Irish airs and Indian ragas. The 4-piece band are festival regulars and have played at Glastonbury and Stamford's Riverside Festival.
Graham Dale on flutes, sax, keyboards, homemade blowing things,Graham Starkie on mandola, bass, Miriam Forbes on violin, and Jay Goldmark on guitar, bass and drums.



2017 - 2018 Concert Programme

Ketton Showtime Concerts 2017-2018


Mainly first or second Friday of the month from October to June

Northwick Arms Hall, High Street, Ketton PE9 3TA

8 pm. Doors open 7.30 pm
£10 on the door or tickets in advance from Adam Cade 01780 720521 adam@susted.org.uk
£20 Pre-show Meal Deal 017870 720 238 info@thenorthwickarms.com

Friday October 6th 2017
Paspatou – World Music

Paspatou create a unique and eclectic world music mix on a dazzling array of instruments, including fiddle, bouzouki, flutes, keyboards, whistles, saxes, drums and weird pieces of kitchen plumbing. They fuse traditional music from Eastern Europe, India, and Ireland ranging from the eccentric beats of Balkan dance music to sinuous Irish airs and Indian ragas. The 4-piece band are festival regulars and have played at Glastonbury and Stamford's Riverside Festival.
Graham Dale on flutes, sax, keyboards, homemade blowing things,Graham Starkie on mandola, bass, Miriam Forbes on violin, and Jay Goldmark on guitar, bass and drums.


Friday November 3rd 2017
The Stringlers – Pop, rock and jazz covers

The Stringlers are a string quartet based in Peterborough playing classical, popular, rock and jazz covers with real panache and swing. They play an eclectic mix, from your favourite classics to chart toppers. Expect to hear string quartet arrangements of pop, disco, new wave, rock, soul and more! They been described as “brilliant”, “spectacular”, “edgy” and “amazingly versatile”! Playing refreshing versions of music from the 1970’s to current chart toppers, expect to hear classics by Queen, Guns and Roses, Coldplay, Beatles..........and The Stranglers. The group are Diane Llewellyn (1st violin), Helen Britton (2nd violin), Kat Moore (viola) and Emily Smith (cello), all established musicians in the Peterborough area, from classical, folk and jazz backgrounds but all with a passion for rock music.


Friday December 8th 2017
The Down County Boys - Bluegrass

A great evening of fantastic musicianship and warm wit is guaranteed with this string band of internationally respected and experienced musicians. This is American country music and bluegrass at its best on the classic line-up of fiddle, guitar, banjo and bass. Think of the Scruggs style banjo playing, the soulful sound of Tammy Wynette or the growl of Johnny Cash.First formed in 1964, the Down County Boys are the UK’s longest established Bluegrass Band. During that time there have been many musicians pass through the ranks but all with great talent.
The band includes Peter Parker on the fiddle, Mick Cooper as lead singer and bass player, Chris Cooper on banjo and Ray Duffy who with his brother were voted “Top British Country Duo” in the International Country Music awards no less than 7 years running.



Friday March 2nd 2018
Son Yambu – Cuban son and salsa

Son Yambu are a five-piece band of some of the best younger Cuban musicians. They play the red hot rhythms of authentic 'Son Cubano' - the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. Son is an intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms and is the root of all salsa music. Formed in 2011, Son Yambu features a new generation of musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map about twenty years ago. Highlights since then have included playing at the world famous Glastonbury Festival, The Manchester Jazz Festival and The Cheltenham Music Festival - to name but a few!
The UK's very own Buena Vista band….absolutely tremendous…. if you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music - Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3.