Sunday, 29 January 2023

Sat 4 Feb - Dave Clarkson - Pocket Guides to Faded British Isles

Dave Clarkson on his latest exploration of faded British Isles, 'A Pocket Guide to Dream Land' and beyond. Tracks from Scissorgun and alternative Mancunia with Alan Hempsall (Crispy Ambulance). For 30 years Manchester (UK) based Dave Clarkson has been involved in music, experimental, electronic and beyond.


Saturday, 21 January 2023

Sat 28 Jan - Americana and Literary Songwriting - Jason McNiff



Fingerstyle guitarist and songwriter Jason McNiff talks about literary and Americana influences including the cantautore Fabrizio Cristiano De André and about his weekly series of singer-songwriter shows, Sundowner, at the well-known music pub the Jenny Lind in Hastings.


The News Agents - 28 January 2023 (Jason McNiff & Fabrizio de Andre) by Resonance FM | Mixcloud

Saturday, 14 January 2023

Sat 21 Jan - Dance Bands of 1920s & 1930s - Al Bowlly

 A study of 1930s dance band music featuring the short but popular career of singer Al Bowlly and his enduring impact on television and film scores. Part of in an occasional series on 1920s & 1930s bands including interviews with some of the new generation of volunteer archivists who are using the internet to catalogue and make accessible the legacy of this period of music online.  


https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/the-news-agents-21-jan-2023-al-bowlly-1920s-1930s-dance-music/

Sat 14 Jan - Bollywood Composers - O P Nayyar

The occasional series on Bollywood composers continues with a look at the 1950s output of O P Nayyar focusing on his seminal and popular works with Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar and Geeta Dutt in blockbuster films such as 'Mr and Mrs 55'. His work is known for exploring light romantic themes - thumri and for his use of the tonga beat - but more generally he was a great innovator and a bold, robust songwriter who made a strong mark on the soundscape of this classic era of cinema. Plus, a heartfelt tribute to friend of the arts and of many international artists who visited his hometown of Atina in Lazio, Luciano Caira.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/the-news-agents-14-jan-2023-bollywood-composers-o-p-nayyar-2/

Sat 25 Dec - Ziemassvētki - Raimonds Dale (Dūdalnieki)

 Ziemassvētki: experiments in news and arts with Jude Montague. Raimonds Dale from Dūdalnieki talks and shares songs of the pagan festive season in the Baltics and how ancient pastoral and agricultural traditions survive through the dark and cold of Latvian wintertide. 


https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/the-news-agents-25-dec-2022-ziemassvetki-latvian-pagan-winter-festival/



Monday, 12 December 2022

Sat 17 Dec - Bird Spirits and Music 2

Bird Spirits and music. Second programme looking at songs and lore of bird spirits and the significance of birds in the Baltics and beyond. Raimonds Dale of Dudalnieki provides background and tunes from Latvia. Plus thoughts and sounds responding to the visibility and traditional symbolism of the robin at Wintertime. For more information see thenewsagents.blogspot.com


https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/the-news-agents-17-dec-2022-bird-spirits-sounds-2/

Sat 10 Dec - Chris Haigh, violinist and author, on his fiddle education books

Chris Haigh from ‘The Fiddle Channel’ on Youtube talks about his history as a violin player and author writing fiddle books including eleven for Schott Music Publishers including ‘Discovering Rock Violin’, ‘French Fiddle Tunes’, ‘Exploring Klezmer Fiddle’ and ‘Exploring Country and Bluegrass Fiddle’.