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01At Home With Greg Russell20200511Greg Russell shares a Labi Siffri song with Verity Sharp that's resonating under lockdown.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

Greg Russell shares a Labi Siffre song with Verity Sharp that's resonating under lockdown.

From her garage studio in Wiltshire, Verity Sharp calls up musicians who are rooted in traditional music, exercises their home-recording skills, and asks them to sing something that’s been resonating for them during lockdown. In this edition, she contacts Greg Russell in Sheffield and for him it’s the political thrust versus the deceptively delicate melody of Labi Siffre’s “(Something Inside) So Strong” that’s keeping him occupied.

In this period of social distancing, how is music helping us keep connected to the things that matter? With its deep links to people, communities, land, nature and history, folk song has much to offer at this point in time.

Presented and produced by Verity Sharp.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

Greg Russell shares a Labi Siffri song with Verity Sharp that's resonating under lockdown.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

From her garage studio in Wiltshire, Verity Sharp calls up musicians who are rooted in traditional music, exercises their home-recording skills, and asks them to sing something that’s been resonating for them during lockdown. In this edition, she contacts Greg Russell in Sheffield and for him it’s the political thrust versus the deceptively delicate melody of Labi Siffre’s “(Something Inside) So Strong” that’s keeping him occupied.

In this period of social distancing, how is music helping us keep connected to the things that matter? With its deep links to people, communities, land, nature and history, folk song has much to offer at this point in time.

Presented and produced by Verity Sharp.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

Greg Russell shares a Labi Siffre song with Verity Sharp that's resonating under lockdown.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

02At Home With Rachel Unthank20200512Rachel Unthank shares warm family memories of songs she now sings to her own children.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

From her garage studio in Wiltshire, Verity Sharp calls up musicians who are rooted in traditional music, exercises their home-recording skills, and asks them to sing something that’s been particularly resonating for them during lockdown. In this episode Rachel Unthank shares how her childhood memory of songs is helping with home schooling.

In this period of social distancing, how is music helping us keep connected to the things that matter? With its deep links to people, communities, land, nature and history, folk song has much to offer at this point in time.

Presented and produced by Verity Sharp.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

Rachel Unthank shares warm family memories of songs she now sings to her own children.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

03At Home With Nathaniel Mann20200513Nathaniel Mann shares a song with Verity Sharp from his allotment outside Nottingham.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

From her garage studio in Wiltshire, Verity Sharp calls up musicians who are rooted in traditional music, exercises their home-recording skills, and asks them to sing something that’s been particularly resonating for them during lockdown. Verity catches Nathaniel Mann on his allotment where an incident that leaves him up a pear tree without a ladder, triggers a memory of his favourite folk song.

In this period of social distancing, how is music helping us keep connected to the things that matter? With its deep links to people, communities, land, nature and history, folk song has much to offer at this point in time.

Presented and produced by Verity Sharp.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

Nathaniel Mann shares a song with Verity Sharp from his allotment outside Nottingham.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

04At Home With Owen Shiers20200514Owen Shiers shares a song with Verity Sharp that's reminding him of his Welsh roots.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

From her garage studio in Wiltshire, Verity Sharp calls up musicians who are rooted in traditional music, exercises their home-recording skills, and asks them to sing something that’s been particularly resonating for them during lockdown. In this episode Verity dials up Owen Shiers who shares a song that’s reminding him of his roots in the Clettwr Valley of Wales.

In this period of social distancing, how is music helping us keep connected to the things that matter? With its deep links to people, communities, land, nature and history, folk song has much to offer at this point in time.

Presented and produced by Verity Sharp.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

Owen Shiers shares a song with Verity Sharp that's reminding him of his Welsh roots.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

05At Home With Karine Polwart20200515Karine Polwart shares a song about The Diggers to celebrate getting back to the land.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

From her garage studio in Wiltshire, Verity Sharp calls up musicians who are rooted in traditional music, exercises their home-recording skills, and asks them to sing something that’s been particularly resonating for them during lockdown. From her kitchen, the Scottish artist Karine Polwart sings a song about the Diggers while celebrating the fact that vegetables are now being planted for the first time in both her garden and the public park.

In this period of social distancing, how is music helping us keep connected to the things that matter? With its deep links to people, communities, land, nature and history, folk song has much to offer at this point in time.

Presented and produced by Verity Sharp.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

Karine Polwart shares a song about The Diggers to celebrate getting back to the land.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.