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A tribute to Swedish folk music from sax player Jonas Knutsson and guitarist Johan Norberg and a Your 3 Choice featuring Rani Tytingvag, Food and Scorch Trio, plus elegant gamelan degung music from Java and songs from Romanian legend Maria Tanase.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Fiona Talkington unveils KTU: Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen's latest collaboration with Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson, along with Samuli Kosminen. And there are songs from John Tams and from Parisian artist Eglantine Gouzy, as well as Arvo Part's latest release, Lamentate.

David Sylvian talks to Fiona Talkington who plays songs from his new album Snow Bourne Sorrow; plus John Fahey's The Waltz that carried us away and then a Mosquito came and ate up my Sweetheart; Polish singer Maya Kleszcz; and Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz.

Fiona Talkington returns with music from the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble recorded at the Spitz in London, plus tracks from Bill Bruford, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, and a Cat's Love Song from Vladiswar Nadishana.

Verity Sharp presents Night soundscapes from composer Paul Lansky; introspective acoustic arrangements by Berlin based FS Blumm and the Yugoslavian Gypsy Brass Band.

Music from three very different singers from America: Mahalia Jackson, Precious Bryant and Lisa Germano. Plus, the rich fusion of Acoustic Ladyland. Presented by Verity Sharp.

Verity Sharp features the Californian one-man acoustic outfit Six Organs of Admittance; Bjork's film score to 'Drawing Restraint 9'; and classic Congolese rumba from the 1960s.

Verity Sharp presents songs from Seattle-based Laura Veirs, a former geologist; Beethoven played by pianist Alfred Brendel; and Armenian love songs played by Djivan Gasparyan on the duduk, the country's national instrument.

Verity Sharp with music from the Scottish Highlands and Islands played by the group Dòchas. Plus new material from Smog, and a Hindu devotional song, or Bhajan, by the Indian master Ajoy Chakrabarty.

Verity Sharp presents a tribute to Blind Willie Johnson by guitarist Martin Simpson, and Gorecki's Totus Tuus in a new recording by The Sixteen. Plus, laments by the Greek clarinettist Petroloukas Chalkias recorded in the mountains of Epirus, and Russian singer Elena Frolova with the songs of Marina Tsvetaeva.

Verity Sharp with the extraordinary diatonic accordion playing of Norbert Pignol, and songs from Brian Eno's imminent new release Another Day on Earth. Plus the brilliant Vietnamese musician Trân Quang Haï plays the Jew's Harp, and Iranian group Jahle perform a lullaby recorded on the Persian Gulf.

Ballak退 Sissoko plays the West African kora, Amjad Ali Khan plays the Indian sarod, and Roy Bailey sings The Four Loom Weaver. Plus 18th-century English organ music from the church of St Matthew's Westminster.

Introduced by Verity Sharp.

Verity Sharp features the Breton harp of Alan Stivell, the Spanish harp of Andrew Lawrence King and the South Indian mandolin of U Shrinivas.

Verity Sharp features music by Louis Andriessen played by Italian ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi and Bach's unaccompanied violin music performed by Helene Schmitt.

Introduced by Verity Sharp. Christopher Riley plays piano versions of songs by Radiohead, Antonello Salis plays his own tunes on a prepared piano, and Gai Toms sings a Welsh ballad.

Verity Sharp's late night mix includes the Soweto Gospel Choir, the qawwali singing of Asif Ali Khan and tracks from Osaka Bridge; a Bill Wells and Maher Shalal Hash Baz collaboration.

Live from the Fruitmarket in Glasgow, Verity Sharp hosts a special programme of words and music reflecting the range of Radio 3's output over the last 60 years. With live music from The Perfect Houseplants and I Fagiolini. Plus specially-commissioned poetry to mark the anniversary.

Verity Sharp spotlights music from the icon of German electronic music, Hans Joachim Roedelius. Plus Avocet, from Bert Jansch's 1978 album, and EJ Moeran performed by the Maggini String Quartet.

Verity Sharp presents music by Benny Goodman, Sufjan Stevens, and tracks from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick's new album Straws in the Wind.

Featuring the addictive collages of The Books, the unmistakable voice of Michael Hurley, music by Monteverdi and - from the Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan - Tengir Too. Presented by Verity Sharp.

Verity Sharp presents selections from the artist formerly known as Chris Clark; Scarlatti played by Murray Perahia; and a collaboration between John Renbourn and Robin Williamson. Plus, music from the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble.

Shaheera Asante's selections include new music from Czech violinist and vocalist Iva Bittova, plus thinking songs from the Central African Republic. Also Bartok's Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District, for solo piano.

Shaheera Asante features music from Hamburg-based ensemble Elbtonal Percussion, plus Sudanese vocalist and oud player Abdel Karim El Kabli. There's also a recording of Gavin Bryars' Alaric I or II for saxophone quartet.

Featuring Nigerian highlife from Victor Olaiya and Cardinal Rex Lawson; an archive harmonium improvisation by Greek-Armenian mystic GI Gurdgieff and Chris Watson's recording of an Icelandic glacier. Presented by Shaheera Asante.

Shaheera Asante introduces music from Malian duo Amadou and Miriam, Norwegian pianist Christian Wallumrod - plus Alice Coltrane's 1970 recording Journey in Satchidananda featuring saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.

A wide-ranging selection of music from off the beaten track, including Indonesian gamelan music , melhoun music from Morocco, and electronics from Christian Fennesz.

Verity Sharp with an eclectic selection of tracks, including the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Irish banjo virtuoso Eamonn Coyne, and Pakistani qawwali singers Sher Ali and Mehr Ali.

Verity Sharp introduces music including trumpeter Jon Hassell with guitarist Ry Cooder, Kenyan musician Kakai Kilonzo, and traditional Iranian music.

Verity Sharp presents music from the distinctive Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia, dirt-road breakbeat blues from Buck 65, and new recordings of English songs by Martin Carthy.

Fiona Talkington spotlights György Ligeti's Artikulation for electronics; while his son, percussionist Lukas Ligeti, joins up with guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim. Plus music recorded at JazzBaltica in the Salzau Palace Gardens in Germany, and by Harold Budd.

Fiona Talkington features music from Australian band The Necks, and a version of Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel for clarinet and piano. Plus L'Arpeggiata perform music by 17th-Century Italian composer Giovanni Kapsberger.

Fiona Talkington celebrates Steve Reich's 70th birthday; plus music from accordionist Markku Lepisto and singer Maria Joao.

Fiona Talkington returns with sounds from a new album by multi-instrumentalist Stephan Micus, plus Toru Takemitsu's elegant In an Autumn Garden for gagaku orchestra. Pianist Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich and Kraftwerk pay homage to Schubert.

Music from upcoming Senegalese singer Daby Balde; the piano of Tord Gustavsen, plus a visit to the extraordinary sound world of sampling experimentalists The Books. With Verity Sharp.

Keith Jarrett plays Bach, and the latest from Indonesia's SambaSunda, taking the gamelan orchestra into the 21st Century. With Verity Sharp.

Verity Sharp's selection includes a look back at the career of Spanish virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia, mbira thumb piano music from Zimbabwe, and the miniature masterpieces of Moondog.

Verity Sharp features music to celebrate the father of minimalism Steve Reich's birthday; plus tracks from the latest AfroCelt Sound System album.

Verity Sharp's selections include male voice choral music from Georgia, piano music by Henry Cowell, latin jazz from Eddie Palmieri and his Orchestra, and Arvo Part's Pilgrim Song.

Fiona Talkington meets shakuhachi player Clive Bell in the studio and plays Thorson and Thurber in a new recording of Adrian Jack's Oriental.

Fiona Talkington celebrates Late Junction's 5th birthday with Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa. Plus echoes of the first programme, including Catherine Lambert in Machaut's Puis qu'en oubli.

Robert Sandall features instrument builder Ellen Fullman and her Long String Instrument; guitarist and bluesman Kelly Joe Phelps; and music for two violins by B退la Bartók.

Robert Sandall introduces Georgian polyphony from the Rustavi Choir and Bang on a Can's arrangement of Brian Eno's Music for Airports. Plus, the late piano works of Brahms and a studio collaboration between electronics duo Spring Heel Jack and minimalist rock band Low.

Robert Sandall's selections include tracks from Jonny Greenwood's solo album Bodysong, Cuban bolero from Teresa Vera and Lorenzo Hierrezuelo, and Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich.

Robert Sandall introduces Frank Zappa compositions arranged for violin and piano, plus a live recording by the accordion and reeds duo of Richard Galliano and Michel Portal. There's also music from the Rabindra Sangeet, the body of songs left by Rabindranath Tagore.

Verity Sharp introduces Brazilian Seu Jorge performing Elvis Presley, and more off-kilter cover versions from Cat Power and Trio Sonnerie with chamber music from 17th-century England.

Ensemble Organum singing plainchant and early polyphony from the Gradual of Eleanor of Brittany, the nimble fingerwork of Dutch harpsichord virtuoso Gustav Leonhardt, and LA-based composer Akira Rabelais found sounds and field recordings of traditional Icelandic acapella laments.

Verity Sharp introduces a session from Nickel Creek, a trio from California who draw on their bluegrass roots, but get creative with their acoustic line up of guitar, mandolin, bass and violin.

Plus, music from Cape Verde, and a treat from DJ Food's 1999 album Kaleidoscope.

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Fiona Talkington introduces music by David Sylvian and Burnt Friedman, along with Chinese zither music and music from Chechnya.

Fiona Talkington introduces award-winning group Kwadrofonik who play improvisations on Polish folk music, plus music from Yann Tiersen, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Messiaen.

Fiona Talkington introduces Finnish choir Ketsurat, music from Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakomoto, and throughout the week she'll be featuring zither music and French chansons.

20040212Fiona Talkington introduces drummer Paal Nilssen Love with sax player Hakon Kornstad from their recent album Schlinger, as well as music from sarangi player Ram Narayan and tracks from Gary Husband's new CD Aspire.
20040419Verity Sharp introduces the extraordinary Shibusashirazu Orchestra from Japan, plus songs from Okinawa with Yasukatsu Oshima and 'Haiku' for piano and electronics by Stephen Montague.
20040420Sacred music from sixteenth century Italy by Jacquet of Mantua, dub, jungle, rai from Iraqi-French duo Aiwa, ambience from Daniel Biro's The Long Journey Home and more from Cretan lyra player Ross Daly recorded last month at the Union Chapel in London. With Verity Sharp.
20040421Verity Sharp introduces music by American composer William Grant Still, songs from 17 century France by Michel Lambert, and tracks from The Kinnitty Sessions, the new album by Irish band Lúnasa.
20040422Rahul Sharma plays the North Indian santoor, Mark Atkins blows the digeridoo and Hossam Ramzy strikes the Egyptian derbouka in Verity Sharp's late-night mix.
20040504New music from Buena Vista Social Club's leading lady Omara Portuondo and R3 Awards for World Music nominees Huun Huur Tu. London Brass play François Couperin and also join the John Surman collaboration, Free and Equal. Plus look out for some of the lowest bass singing you'll ever hear from The Orthodox Singers Male Choir. Fiona Talkington presents.
20040505With Fiona Talkington. In this shorter one hour edition there's more music from Youssou N'Dour's forthcoming album Egypt, plus Spanish guitarist Paco de Luca's impressive new release. There's also brass music today from Philip Glass's Koyaanisqatsi and one of the world's truly outstanding groups, Canadian Brass, play music by Giovanni Gabrieli.
20040506Fiona Talkington presents the week's final show. There's more from the Chick Lyall/Joakim Milder collaboration and Belgium band Think of One. Canadian Brass jazz up Bach plus look out for the beautiful 2003 Tenebrae recording of the John Tavener composition Mother and Child. Also new music from the very gifted young Portuguese Fado singer, Katia Guerreiro.
20040510Verity Sharp presents children's songs from Tanzania alongside tracks from David Byrne's recent album Grown Backwards. Plus music from Vinicius Cantuarias' new album Horse and Fish and 'Sterling's answer to Sun Ra' - Bill Wells.
20040511More music from Tanzania mixed in with traditional songs and tunes from the Norfolk farm worker Harry Cox. Plus Paul Hindemith's In Einer Nacht played by pianist Bernhard Billeter' and Jolie Holland performs tracks from her new album Escondida in a special session for Late Junction.

Verity Sharp presents.

20040512The weird world of Tom Ze collides tonight with music from ancient Greece. Plus music from Johnny Dowd, 18th-century Welsh music and poetry from Bragod. With Verity Sharp.
20040513Tonight Verity Sharp plays music by Turkish ney master Omar Faruk Tekbilek and another track from Vinicius Cantuarias' new album Horse and Fish. Plus a rare outing for tracks from David Byrne and Brian Eno's ground breaking 1981 album My Life In The Bush of Ghosts.
20040601Fiona Talkington with 14th Century festive music for the Visconti Court performed by Texan ensemble Istanpitta. Plus Norwegian electronic jazz duo Xploding Plastic perform tracks from their new album, Amateur Girlfriends in a specially recorded session.
20040602In tonight's programme music from guitarist Eivind Aarset and tracks from the 1980 album The Plateaux of Mirror by Harold Budd and Brian Eno.

Plus the latest offering from Waterson Carthy.

With Fiona Talkington.

20040603In tonight's programme Arvo Pärt's arrangement of My Heart is in the Highlands performed by David James. Plus music by Chicago based musician Greg Davis and tracks from Rebecca Hall's album Sunday Afternoon. With Fiona Talkington.
20040607Verity Sharp with vintage Billy Bragg, music from Tuva courtesy of the groups Ay Kherel and Yat Kha, and the Rias Chamber Choir sing I Lost A Sock by Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe and David Lang, otherwise known as Bang On A Can.
20040608Verity Sharp features a North Vietnamese love song, a motet by William Byrd, music by Orlando Gibbons arranged by cellist Matthew Barley, and a song from Peru sung by Susanna Baca.
20040609Verity Sharp introduces music rooted in the traditional music of Crete performed by Ross Daly and singer Spyridoula Toutoudaki, ambience from Mexico courtesy of Murcof and irresistible dance rhythms from Scotland played by the young piper Finlay MacDonald and his band.
20040610Verity Sharp with music by John Surman inspired by the landscape and history of Cornwall, the delicate work of singer songwriter Nina Nastasia, and pianist William Chapman Nyaho plays Nyaho by Joshua Uzoigwe, one of Nigeria's leading composers, a piece drawing on the traditional funeral music of the lgbo people.
20040614Verity Sharp starts the week by sampling new albums from the State of Bengal vs Paban das Baul and bluesman Charlie Musselwhite, plus flamenco from Estrella Morente, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, and Kristine Scholz and Mats Persson play Work for Two Pianists written in 1958 by Morton Feldman.
20040622Tango music from the Finnish ensemble Avanti with singer Markus Allan, recorded at the recent Kaiku Finnish festival at London's Barbican, and tracks from mercurial blues guitarist Rainer Ptacek. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
20040623Fiona Talkington features the definitive sound of Yes in 1970, Maria Joao Pires playing Chopin nocturnes and the tune that inspired Jan Garbarek to take up the saxophone.
20040624Fiona Talkington takes a look at Belgian music both ancient and modern, along with Dennis Russell Davies's new recording of Valse Boston for piano and strings by Giya Kancheli.
20040628Shaheera Asante presents a live session by Swedish-Senegalese duo Ellika and Solo, the Galician bagpipes of Susan Seivane and music from 18th-century Japan.

Fiona Talkington introduces the latest from multi-talented Norwegian Stian Carstensen and his new CD Backwards into the Backwood, plus soundtrack music by Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou, written for Theo Angelopoulos's new film The Weeping Meadow.

20040629Fiona Talkington's focus on Iran includes the sound of pre-revolutionary vocal legend Googoosh and also exclusive field recordings made recently by Radio 3 in various parts of the country. Plus an outing for Terry Riley's A rainbow in curved air.
20040630From Frank Zappa's Peaches en Regalia to a raga by Shenai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, Fiona Talkington presents a cornucopia of the unexpected.
20040701Selected recordings from the career of Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Egberto Gismonti, Norway's Jaga Jazzist and Paul Horn's legendary flute improvisations recorded inside the Taj Mahal in 1968 are amongst Fiona Talkington's choices.
20040802Verity Sharp introduces cracking tunes from young Scottish traditionalists Keep It Up, medieval Finnish chant from Vox Silentii and music from Bill Frisell's new album Unspeakable.
20040804Verity Sharp features Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, powerful singing from Azerbaijan's Alim Qasimov and the soulful sound of the Armenian duduk.
20040805Verity Sharp with whispered song from Burundi, the piano music of Craig Armstrong, ambience from Russia courtesy of Stanislav Kreitchi and the Ensemble Cl退ment Janequin performing 16th century vocal music by Frenchman Claudin de Sermisy.
20040816Fiona Talkington plays tracks by Norwegian band Cucumber. Also featured through the week are Anthony Rooley and the The Pre-Raphaelite Singers.
20040817Fiona Talkington with field recordings from the Sahara regions of Mauritania, and a Rheinberger mass in A by the Ladies of the Renaissance Singers from Blackburn Cathedral.
20040818Fiona Talkington with music from the Star Mountain Sessions by the Anglo-Hungarian jazz-folk ensemble Improvokation, plus Audun Kleive's Omaggodabl and Pearsall's Lay a Garland.
20040819Fiona Talkington presents Turkish wedding dances, a ballad from the late John Kerr, and music for the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V sung by Chapelle du Roi.
20040824Fiona Talkington with tracks from Pete Coe's album 'in paper houses' and Icelandic singer Bara Grimsdottir teams up with Chris Foster and John Kirkpatrick.
20040826Fiona Talkington presents some early Arvo Pärt including his Collage über BACH, and the sound of many voices from Björk's latest album.
20040902Verity Sharp with religious vocal music from the Bahamas recorded in 1965, Chris Watson's recording of a churchyard rookery in Embleton Northumberland, and Jacques Lejeune's electronic piece Two Glimpses of a Waking Garden (1983).
20040906Verity Sharp with music by the Raymond Scott Quintet, harpist Zeena Parkins with the Tin Hat Trio, and Russian accordionist and vocalist Evelyn Petrova.
20040907Tonight's programme includes traditional vocal music from Madagascar and Central Africa, chamber works by Giacinto Scelsi, and Brazilian psychedelia from Os Mutantes.
20040909Verity Sharp's selections include male voice choral music from Georgia, piano music by Henry Cowell, latin jazz from Eddie Palmieri and his Orchestra, and Arvo Part's Pilgrim Song.
20040913Fiona Talkington celebrates Late Junction's 5th birthday with Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa. Plus echoes of the first programme, including Catherine Lambert in Machaut's Puis qu'en oubli.
20040914Fiona Talkington meets shakuhachi player Clive Bell in the studio and plays Thorson and Thurber in a new recording of Adrian Jack's Oriental.
20040915Fiona Talkington with the mighty thunder of Joji Hirota and The Taiko Drummers, and the fragility of the treble voice in Michael Wise's masterpiece The ways of Sion do mourn.
20040916Fiona Talkington with music for Rosh Hashanah, including the Song of Moses by Alia Musica, and the sound of Duo Roosemeyers and Friends. Plus a distant bell from Caroline Lavelle.
20040920Fiona Talkington with more connections and contrasts heading into the night, including music by Zbiniew Preisner from his score for the film It's all about Love.
20040928Verity Sharp introduces music including trumpeter Jon Hassell with guitarist Ry Cooder, Kenyan musician Kakai Kilonzo, and traditional Iranian music.
20040929Verity Sharp with an eclectic selection of tracks, including the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Irish banjo virtuoso Eamonn Coyne, and Pakistani qawwali singers Sher Ali and Mehr Ali.
20040930A wide-ranging selection of music from off the beaten track, including Indonesian gamelan music , melhoun music from Morocco, and electronics from Christian Fennesz.
20041004Verity Sharp presents music from the distinctive Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia, dirt-road breakbeat blues from Buck 65, and new recordings of English songs by Martin Carthy.
20041005Verity Sharp features New York-based folksters Animal Collective, Sufi music from Faiz Ali Faiz of Pakistan, and electronic music from legendary Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim.
20041006Verity Sharp features music from Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem, jaunty Turkish folk from Kardes Turkuler, and Armenian music played on the oboe-like duduk by Djivan Gasparian.
20041007Featuring music from the Brazilian singer Vinicius Cantuaria, French musique concrète concomposer Bernard Parmegiani, and Alexander Knaifel's Lux Aeterna. With Verity Sharp.
20041011Fiona Talkington is joined by one of England's most exciting young folk bands, Dr Faustus, for a live session in the studio. Plus a wide ranging selection of music on CD including Katia and Marielle Labeque playing Debussy's music for two pianos and master drummer Djamchid Chemirani on the Iranian zarb.
20041012Fiona Talkington revisits last year's extraordinary work I trawl the megahertz by former Prefab Sprout frontman Paddy McAloon, and also listens to Ingbrigt Haker Flaten's improvisation for double bass on Gershwin's I loves you Porgy, as well as Helge "Deathprod" Sten with his Imaginary songs from Tristan da Cunha.

Fiona Talkington revisits last year's extraordinary work I trawl the megahertz by former Prefab Sprout frontman Paddy McAloon, and also listens to Ingbrigt Haker Flaten's improvisation for double bass on Gershwin's I loves you Porgy, as well as Helge ""Deathprod"" Sten with his Imaginary songs from Tristan da Cunha.

20041013Fiona Talkington explores a few of the more unusual musical collaborations of recent years, including John Tavener's Prayer of the Heart which he wrote for Björk, and some of Mercury prize nominee Robert Wyatt's lesser known guest appearances.
20041014Fiona Talkington's selection for late night listening tonight includes fretless electric bass from the instrument's originator, Jaco Pastorius, the latest from guitarist Bill Frisell, fado and flamenco from the Iberian peninsular, and reb退tica from Greece.
20041018Fiona Talkington introduces a new BBC commission for the BBC Concert Orchestra, Finnish group JPP and accordionist Maria Kalaniemi. Plus tracks from the new LP by Tom Waits.
20041019Rare instrument specialist Thomas Bloch demonstrates the potential of the Ondes Martenot, one of the very earliest electronic instruments, tracks from the new solo CD Chiaroscuro by trumpeter Arve Henrikson, and Alexander Longquich with Messiaen preludes for piano.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

20041020Fiona Talkington's selection includes a look back at the career of German electrobassist Eberhard Weber, tracks from the new album by young English band Kerfuffle and traditional music for an Iranian member of the lute family, the tar, played by Daryoush Tala'i.
20041021Fiona Talkington with music for late night listening including tracks from producer/ performer Daniel Lanois and electrozither maestro Andrew Cronshaw's new album Ochre, as well as Steve Reich's seminal work Music for 18 musicians.
20041025Verity Sharp with recordings by double bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, traditional Greek song in the rebetika style and music for 20 electric guitars by Canadian composer Tim Brady.
20041026Verity Sharp with music by singer-songwriter Mugison and multi-instrumentalist Stefan Micus. Violinist Daniel Hope plays music by Ravi Shankar written in memory of Yehudi Menuhin.
20041027Verity Sharp features Navajo song from New Mexico and Arizona, recordings by Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal and Senegalese guitarist and singer Baaba Maal.
20041028Verity Sharp features organist Wilhelm Krumbach playing Frescobaldi, Bob Brozman playing and singing the blues, a traditional song from Bob Davenport and uplifting tunes from Hungary.
20041108Fiona Talkington explores newly-available treasures from Milken Archive of American Jewish music, and Michael Zev Gordon produces musical ripples from the prize-winning A Pebble in the Pond.
20041109Jean-Luc Ponty plays Frank Zappa's Music for Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra, and Ensemble Charneyron sing Loyset Compère's Officium de Cruce. With Fiona Talkington.
20041110Late evening listening with Fiona Talkington, featuring Brad Mehldau's take on Moon River, and Nigel Eaton on the hurdy-gurdy.
20041111Fiona Talkington looks ahead to the London Jazz Festival. Son House sings John the Revelator and the Kronos Quartet play Ben Johnson's String Quartet No 4, Amazing Grace.
20041115Fiona Talkington presents performances of Exhortation and Kohima - John Tavener's setting of the famous words, "They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old" - sung by Polyphony under Stephen Layton. Plus, classic Jaco Pastorius in his Portrait of Tracy.

Fiona Talkington presents performances of Exhortation and Kohima - John Tavener's setting of the famous words, ""They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old"" - sung by Polyphony under Stephen Layton. Plus, classic Jaco Pastorius in his Portrait of Tracy.

20041116Late evening listening live with Fiona Talkington in the week of the London Jazz Festival, with songs by Valentin Silvestrov, and Rabih Abou-Khalil's Fraises and Crème Fraîche.
20041117Fiona Talkington presents tracks from Dual Pleasures 2, the new album from drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and sax player Ken Vandermark. Also on the show, John Holloway plays Biber, and Seb Rochford's Polar Bear play with Snow.
20041118Fiona Talkington with music from Respectable Groove, Simon Holt's Eco-pavan, and some vintage Gavin Bryars including his Cadman Requiem.
20041123Verity Sharp with sounds from Sardinia with Tenores di Bitti, Portguese fado from Cristina Branco, and songs from the fifteenth century by Guillaume Dufay.
20041124Verity Sharp introduces vintage blues from Robert Johnson, dances from Quebec from Les Freres Brunet and David Lang's suite for percussion, The So-Called Laws of Nature.
20041125Verity Sharp introduces Pacific percussion with Te Vaka, music for Chinese pipa played by Jiang Ting and a new voice in Indian classical song, Kaushiki Chakrabarty.
20041129Verity Sharp's mix includes American gospel with the Dixie Hummingbirds, mbira spirit music by Zimbabwean singer Stella Chiweshe and 13th-century French sacred polyphony by Perotin.
20041201Verity Sharp with classic tracks from the Carter family, jazz from the Amsterdam Klezmer Band and Melody Competition, a percussion piece by Evan Ziporyn.
20041202Verity Sharp introduces Buddhist chant from Lama Karta, traditional music from Yemen and the songs of Norfolk farmer Harry Cox.
20041206Fiona Talkington with winter sounds and seasonal blues, including a special commission from Dhafer Youssef recorded at the London Jazz Festival.
20041207Fiona Talkington features John Law's The Coming, based on O Come, O Come Emmanuel, plus Hanne Hukkelberg recorded at the London Jazz Festival.
20050110Tonight, the processed harp music of electro-acoustic composer Åke Parmerud meets the traditional harp music of Scotland and Verity Sharp previews the Celtic Connections festival.
20050111Verity Sharp features differing takes on piano music by The Bad Plus, Joanna MacGregor and Michael Nyman, and Chris Wood's Listening to the River, a powerful soundscape.
20050112Verity Sharp introduces music from Germany by Mouse on Mars, the Czech Republic by Iva Bittova, and the original version of Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet by Gavin Bryars.
20050113Verity Sharp features steel guitar and renaissance lute from Gary Lucas and Jozef Van Wissem, plus Brian Eno and Mr McFall's Chamber with new arrangements of well-known tunes.
20050117Verity Sharp presents the first of four programmes from the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Throughout the week, special guests will be dropping in to the studio to contribute to the usual rich mix of music from different places and eras.
20050118In tonight's programme, live from the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Verity Sharp will be joined in the studio by special guests, who will be dropping in to contribute to the late night mix.
20050119Verity Sharp presents the programme from the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Special guests will be performing live in the studio alongside the usual rich mix of music.
20050120In the final programme live from the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, special guests join Verity Sharp to contribute to the usual rich mix of music.
20050124Music from Pernamabuco and Venezuelan guitarist Jos退 Ismael Querales, and Gregorian chant mingles with the deeply spiritual music of North India as sitar player Ustad Nishat Khan meets Ensemble Gilles Binchois.

Plus, Verity Sharp dips into the music of the winners of Radio 3's Awards for World Music, which were announced on Saturday.

20050125Classic English song from the Copper Family and Shirley Collins, the English Acoustic Collective recorded in concert recently at the National Portrait Gallery, plus Armenian dances played by the Shoghaken Ensemble, and music from Croatia. Presented by Verity Sharp.
20050127Verity Sharp introduces highlights from last summer's Masters of Tradition Festival held at Bantry House in West Cork, including performances by fiddlers Martin Hayes and Liz Doherty, concertina player Mary McNamara and Uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn.

There's also a lullaby from Afghanistan, more from Matt Sweeny and Bonnie Prince Billy's new album Superwolf, and the final part of Dhafer Youssef's BBC commission recorded at November's London Jazz Festival.

20050131Guest presenter Shaheera Asante features the music of the Garifuna people of Belize and the Steve Reich classic Electric Counterpoint played on electric guitar.
20050201Shaheera Asante introduces songs in a rare language and an invented language. The Harp Consort sings in Guernesiais, the dialect of medieval Norman French spoken in Guernsey, and Julien Jacob, born in Benin and now living in Brittany, performs in his own African-influenced musical style and language.
20050202Shaheera Asante introduces music for healing, including the devotional Hindu chants of Krishna Das and the sounds of the Shamans of the Last Testament from Tiberkul in Siberia.
20050203Shaheera Asante with a percussion piece by Iannis Xenakis, the sound of the Javanese gamelan, and the intricate rhythms of Bedouin coffee-grinders.
20050207Guest presenter Shaheera Asante introduces music inspired by Iroquois traditions from Grammy-nominated artist Joanne Shenandoah, plus tracks from the vaults of Egrem studios in Havana.
20050214Fiona Talkington returns to Late Junction with music for St Valentine's Day including Serge Gainsbourg's Pauvre Lola, a love chant from Bulgaria, Amon Tobin's Nightlife, Alison Krauss with Every Time you say Goodbye and tracks from the new album by the Tord Gustavsen Trio.
20050215Lap steel meets Macedonian folk in the hands of Knut Reiersrud, Gabriel Fliflet and Ole Hamre. Plus, Nick Drake, World Standard and, ahead of his UK visits, Nils Okland on hardanger fiddle.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20050216Fiona Talkington introduces accordion music from Poland with the Motion Trio, a children's song from Okinawa, Japanese musician Yuichiro Fujimoto and a new album from Pat Metheny.
20050217Fiona Talkington includes Robert Fripp's Threnody for Souls in Torment, Valse misterioso from Veslefrekk featuring Arve Henriksen and Catalan band Clau de Lluna.
20050221Fiona Talkington listens to David Sylvian's remixes of his album Blemish, blues from Robert Johnson, the new album Viaticum by EST, and polyphony from Palestrina and the Bibayak Pygmies of Gabon.
20050222Fiona Talkington's late night selection includes Food's album Last Supper, Janacek's Our Father, Finnish singer Anna-Kaisa Liedes and Maitre Gazonga from Chad.
20050223Fiona Talkington introduces cello music by David Darling from his album Dark Wood, the sound of the Mexican huapango, traditional music from Anatolia and Vivaldi's Stabat Mater.
20050224Fiona Talkington presents Karin Rehnqvist's Herding Calls for two female voices and timpani, featuring Lena Willemark and Susanne Rosenberg; Antoine Busnois's In Hyrdaulis, performed by the Hilliard Ensemble; the legendary Woody Guthrie; and American blues meets Malian kora, with Taj Mahal and Toumani Diabate.
20050228Verity Sharp with the music of Zimbabwe from Chartwell Dutiro and guitarist Christopher Morphitis. Plus, A Life (1895 - 1915) from singer-songwriter Mark Hollis' eponymous solo album of 1998, and excerpts from Speech Songs, the early synthesized voice experiments of Charles Dodge.
20050301Verity Sharp introduces the Gangbe Brass Band of Benin, Mamar Kassey from Niger, American violinist Mark Feldman, and an excerpt from Stockhausen's Mantra for pianos and electronics.
20050302Verity Sharp's selections include songs by Nick Drake and Tom Waits, taarab music from Zanzibar, a rare xylophone recording made in Uganda, and Steve Reich's Tokyo/Vermont Counterpoint for MIDI marimba.
20050303Verity Sharp plays Congolese rumba from Wendo Kolosoy, traditional song from Chad and Burundi, and Russian composer Iraida Yusupova's Cadenza and Coda for cello, orchestra and tape.
20050307Verity Sharp introduces Canadian electro-acoustic music from Gilles Gobeil and guitarist Ren退 Lussier, film music by Quincy Jones, and music for player piano by Belgian composer Godfried-Willem Raes.
20050308Verity Sharp with music from Laurie Lewis with her Bluegrass Pals and Uzbek lutenist and singer Sevara Nazarkhan. Margaret Leng Tan plays music for prepared piano by John Cage.
20050309Verity Sharp's selections include a solo piano recording by Thelonious Monk, the Rova Saxophone Quartet playing music by Terry Riley and a specially recorded Late Junction session from singer Jolie Holland of the Be Good Tanyas.
20050310Verity Sharp introduces music by saxophonist Iain Ballamy, electronics duo Autechre, blues guitarist Blind Willie Johnson and the mandolin playing of U Srinivas from his classic album of South Indian music, Rama Sreerama.
20050314Fiona Talkington plays music by French bassist Henri Texier and English duo Hilary James and Simon Mayor, and celebrates Commonwealth Day with music from Malta and the Bahamas.
20050315Fiona Talkington introduces tracks from Ry Cooder's breakthrough album Chicken Skin Music, and also features the Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian band, Matmos, and Billy Cobham's collision of drums and electronics A Funky Kind of Thing.
20050316Fiona Talkington features Argentinian tango played by Mr McFall's Chamber, John Tavener's The Veil of the Temple, and Icelandic music from Emiliana Torrini and Sigur Ros and the soundtrack to the film 101 Reykjavik.
20050317Fiona Talkington celebrates St Patrick's Day with traditional and contemporary music from Ireland, including tracks by De Danann, Sharon Shannon and Roger Doyle.
20050321Fiona Talkington plays tracks from Martin Simpson's new CD Kind Letters, and marks Holy Week with polyphony from Sardinia, music for organ by Messiaen, and Tomás Luis de Victoria's Responsories for Tenebrae.
20050322Featuring John Browne's Stabat Mater, music from bassist Eberhard Weber, a new CD from Debashish Bhattacharya, and music from Kazakhstan. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
20050323Fiona Talkington presents music from the imaginary Swedish town of Bremort by Hans Appelqvist, Pierre Cochereau on the organ of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Belgian double bass/cello duo Adam's Dream, plus Mose Allison.
20050324Fiona Talkington presents James MacMillan's Kiss on Wood for violin and piano, The Burgundian Cadence singing Robert Hugill's settings of poems by Carl Cook, and music for Maundy Thursday from 17th Century Provence.
20050328Verity Sharp features Steve Reich's After the War performed by the Kronos Quartet, an Iranian lullaby, tracks from the soundtrack to Belleville Rendezvous and Norwegian duo The Kings of Convenience.
20050329Verity Sharp plays Brazilian electronica, traditional music from South Africa, a compostion for solo piano by Lukas Foss and music from Moondog.
20050330Featuring Pat White performing I'm Leaving Tipperary, plus pieces by John Martyn, Meredith Monk and Beethoven performed by Anne Gastinel and Francois-Frederic Guy. With Verity Sharp.
20050331Verity Sharp presents music from Acuarela Songs 3, Stina Nordenstam, and cellist Maria Kliegel playing Bach.
20050404Verity Sharp features music from Piano Circus, Morning Star, the Women of Mambazo and tracks from June Tabor's latest release, Always.
20050405Verity Sharp features music from Mali, the Broken Family Band, Uiscedwr and Susumu Yokota.
20050407Verity Sharp plays music from Polish folk group Dikanda and tracks from the soundtrack to Noi the Albino. Silke-Thora Matthies and Christian Kohn perform Brahms.
20050411Fiona Talkington with traditional vocal music from Vietnam, works for clavichord by the 17th-century German composer JJ Froberger, and a live session by the group Kerfuffle.
20050412Fiona Talkington introduces music from Hungarian bluesman Miroslav Evacic, Australian improvising trio The Necks, and a new recording of Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen.
20050413Fiona Talkington with keyboard music by Handel and Gibbons, tracks from the new album by Greek singer Savina Yannatou, and a 1966 recording of bottleneck guitarist Fred McDowell with singers from his local church in Mississippi.
20050414Fiona Talkington's late night selections include a 1929 recording of Delta blues pioneer Charley Patton, traditional music from Haiti and Northern Brazil, plus French improviser and composer Louis Sclavi's music for Dans La Nuit, the silent movie by Charles Vanel.
20050418Fiona Talkington introduces music by the American saxophonist Tim Berne from his album, The Sevens, Norwegian folk group Blamann Blamann, Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, plus Erik Satie's, Le Fils des Etoiles.
20050419Fiona Talkington's selections include music by the American group Tortoise, English singer-songwriters Robert Wyatt and June Tabor, and John Cage's work for percussion ensemble, Second Construction.
20050420Fiona Talkington with Argentinian electronica from Juana Molina, tracks from the new album by English folk group Dr Faustus, and traditional Turkish music from guitarist Erkan Ogur.
20050421Fiona Talkington looks ahead to next month's Contemporary Music Network tour, Shamanic Voices, which showcases the vocal traditions of the Arctic, Finland and Mongolia.
20050425Verity Sharp presents vintage Django Reinhardt and Martin Carthy, music from the spiritual 17th century world of Heinrich Biber played by Andrew Manze, and Sweden's Nyckelharporkestern play tunes by Byss-Calle who, according to legend, had supernatural powers and could work magic.
20050426Verity Sharp presents electroacoustic music from Canadian harpsichordist Yves Beaupr退, extracts from Miles Davis Jack Johnson sessions, and Corsican polyphonic singing from Trio Soledonna.
20050427Verity Sharp features the sound of the launeddas, an ancient Sardinian reed instrument, plus songs by Caribou. Chris Wood performs songs from his new solo album, The Lark Descending.
20050428The ten baritone sax players of Japan's Tokyo Chutei Iki, alongside Icelandic electronic troubadour Mugison, and Dutch composer Tom Dissevelt. With Verity Sharp.
20050502Verity Sharp presents selections from the GRM archive of classic musique-concrète; traditional music from Burma; and the 14th century world of Guillaume de Machaut.
20050503Verity Sharp features traditional English sea shanties by Jolly Jack, tenores singing from Sardinia, Moura Lympany playing a Rachmaninov prelude and an atmospheric ballad by Fog.
20050504Verity Sharp presents traditional music from Wales, arda? Blues from Croatian guitarist Miroslav Evai and further selections from the GRM archive of classic musique-concrète.
20050505Verity Sharp with music from Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers; classic musique-concrète from the GRM archive; state of the art ambience from Matthew Florianz, and the Orlando Consort with rare spiritual songs from 15th century England.
20050509Fiona Talkington ushers in a week of cinema soundtracks from around the world. Tonight, music from Eastern Europe from Jasmin Dizder's Beautiful People and Gyorgy Szonjas's Vagabonds. And from further north, the elemental singing of Shaman Voices, recorded on their recent CMN tour, will echo through the week.
20050510More film soundtracks with Fiona Talkington. Tonight, Africa, where the focus falls on Ahmedou Doukoure, Cheikh Lo and Salif Keita. Plus, music with a more Latin flavour from Chango Spasiuk, Ravel and Tomas Luis de Victoria.
20050511Fiona Talkington takes her seat in front of the silver screen for soundtracks from the Middle East - featuring Natacha Atlas, Souad Massi and Lebanese electronic band Soapkills. And there's music from Madagascar, the Hilliard Ensemble and Joanna Macgregor playing Messiaen.
20050512Fiona Talkington holds a torch for film scores from the far-east: from Japan, Shigeru Umebayashi's music for In the Mood for Love, and from China, film scores by Tsai Ming-Liang. Plus Purcell, Schubert and JS Bach.
20050516All week there's music from the BBC Concert Orchestra's latest Nordic Adventures concert. Plus, a look ahead to some of this summer's festivals and music from the Necks. With Fiona Talkington.
20050517Fiona Talkington celebrates Norwegian Independence Day with the new album from Jaga, and music from Nils Petter Molvaer, Xploding Plastix, Jan Garbarek and Bugge Wesseltoft.
20050518Fiona Talkington listens to a new album from the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble. There's music by Bach, and Nils Okland is the soloist in Geir Tveitt's Hardanger Fiddle Concerto No 2, Three Fjords.
20050519Arild Andersen's music for Elektra and Anne Dudley's Northern Lights are among Fiona Talkington's choices in tonight's late night mix.
20050530Tracks from Michael Nyman's new album The Piano Sings, plus Interludes for prepared piano by John Cage, and a piece for piano and traditional Thai ensemble played by Fong Naam.

Introduced by Shaheera Asante.

20050531Shaheera Asante introduces a live recording from Tunisia of music by Luis Delgado, inspired by the poetry of twelfth-century Andalousia. Plus music from Brazilian singer Celso Fonseca and Cuban revolutionary songs from Pedro Luis Ferrer.
20050601Phantasm play viol pieces from Elizabethan England, Italian duo Polaris weave electronic soundscapes, and young American band Chatham County Line revive old-time country music. Introduced by Shaheera Asante.
20050602Shaheera Asante looks forward to this weekend's Wychwood Festival with music from Finnish band Vartinna, Cuban jazz pianist Omar Sosa and the Warsaw Village Band.
20050613Verity Sharp with a selection that includes music for Swedish Nykelharpa, both in its pure form and coupled with the organ playing of Gunnar Idenstam. Plus,

the Cretan folk musician Vasilis Skoulas, and a sinfonia by Bernardo Pasquini played by the early music group Arcadia.

20050614The Muffin Men play Frank Zappa, alongside the surreal world of Belgium's Jaune Toujours. Plus, mystical music from Iran performed by the Shams Tanbour Ensemble with singer Bijan Kamkar. Introduced by Verity Sharp.
20050615Verity Sharp introduces the young Israeli singer Amir Benayun, recorded specially for Radio 3 in Tel Aviv. Plus Keith Jarrett in Köln, and folk music from Macedonia.
20050616The extraordinary playing of diatonic accordionist Norbert Pignol, and The Night's Music from Bartok's Out of Doors Suite played by pianist Rolf Hind. Plus, a capella singing from Georgia and from the English folk trio Coope, Boyes and Simpson.

With Verity Sharp.

20050620Ballak退 Sissoko plays the West African kora, Amjad Ali Khan plays the Indian sarod, and Roy Bailey sings The Four Loom Weaver. Plus 18th-century English organ music from the church of St Matthew's Westminster.

Introduced by Verity Sharp.

20050621Verity Sharp with the extraordinary diatonic accordion playing of Norbert Pignol, and songs from Brian Eno's imminent new release Another Day on Earth. Plus the brilliant Vietnamese musician Trân Quang Haï plays the Jew's Harp, and Iranian group Jahle perform a lullaby recorded on the Persian Gulf.
20050622Verity Sharp presents a tribute to Blind Willie Johnson by guitarist Martin Simpson, and Gorecki's Totus Tuus in a new recording by The Sixteen. Plus, laments by the Greek clarinettist Petroloukas Chalkias recorded in the mountains of Epirus, and Russian singer Elena Frolova with the songs of Marina Tsvetaeva.
20050623Verity Sharp with music from the Scottish Highlands and Islands played by the group Dòchas. Plus new material from Smog, and a Hindu devotional song, or Bhajan, by the Indian master Ajoy Chakrabarty.
20050627Each night this week Fiona Talkington introduces sets specially recorded earlier this month at England's newest festival - the Wychwood festival in Cheltenham.

This programme features the turn of the storming Norwegian largeband Jaga Jazzist. Plus a look back at the music of Simon Jeffes, founder of the Penguin Caf退 Orchestra.

20050628In the second of four visits to the Wychwood festival held earlier this month in Cheltenham, Fiona Talkington introduces a performance by West Country duo Show of Hands.

Plus Gavin Bryars' new versions of medieval Italian Laude performed by Anna Maria Friman and John Potter, along with some Bulgarian wedding music from Trifon Trifonov's saxophone.

20050629Fiona Talkington's third visit to the Wychwood festival features a performance by last year's winners of a Radio 3 Award for World music - The Warsaw Village Band.

Plus the blues from Taj Mahal and the Harp of New Albion from Terry Riley.

20050630Born in Turkey, living in Canada and recorded at this month's Wychwood festival, Mercan Dede embodies the modern spirit of sufi music and Fiona Talkington introduces Mercan and his band specially recorded at England's newest festival.

Plus Bach from Maria Joao Pires and the laptop duet Sala Santa Celilia by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz.

20050704Fiona Talkington introduces a specially recorded session with a trio led by a guitarist from the planet Hendrix and one of Scandinavia's most innovative musicians, Eivind Aarset.

Plus a meeting of the Pontic lyra of Matthaios Tsahourides and the Persian kamancheh of Ardeshir Kamkar with the percussion of Hussein Zahawy.

20050705Fiona Talkington takes a look at the contemporary Italian folk scene including young accordionist Filippo Gambetta, and the percussionist Alfio Antico. Plus early Italian chamber music from recorder player Dan Laurin and keyboard player Masaaki Suzuki, and Sally Beamish's The Day Dawn based on an old Shetland fiddle tune.
20050707Fiona Talkington brings us lutes, dobros, guitars and banjos alongside the songs of Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie and choral music by Scarlatti.
20050711Verity Sharp's selections include Senegalese group Orchestra Baobab, American troubador Jim White and a recording of Poème 退lectronique, by Edgard Varèse.
20050712Songs and stories from Afel Bocoum and Tom Waits, traditional Romanian melodies from the New York group Klezmatics, and Schubert performed by Peter Katin. Introduced by Verity Sharp.
20050713Verity Sharp with Argentinian singer-songwriter Gaby Kerpel, Chris Watson's recording of Mozambique nightjar birds, and a performance of Stephen Scott's Minerva's Web, for grand piano, bowed and plucked by ten musicians.
20050714Hypnotic rhythms from King Tubby and The Musicians of the Nile, vocal wonders from Mahalia Jackson and Vera Bila, and accordionist David Farmer plays music by Russian composer Valdislav Zolotaryov.
20050718Verity Sharp's selections include music by Ensemble Bash, Greek reb退tika master Markos Vamvakaris and a performance of Le Tombeau pour Marais le Cadet, by Marin Marais.
20050719Verity Sharp with music by improviser and composer Django Bates; an excerpt from Geoff Smith's soundtrack for The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, performed on microtonal hammered dulcimers; and a work for harpsichord by the early 18th-century French composer Bodin de Boismortier.
20050721Verity Sharp presents traditional Celtic music from the duo of Michael McGoldrick and John McSherry; Japanese electronica from Nobukazu Takemura, and Sefauchi's Farewell by Purcell, performed on clavichord by Thurston Dart.
20050725Fiona Talkington takes a look at the range of music on offer at this summer's festivals and plays more Your 3 selections from suggestions by listeners. Plus, Raga Jog from the flute of Hariprasad Chaurasia, the voices of Coope, Boyes and Simpson and music from Clive Bell and Sylvia Hallett's new album The Geographers.
20050726Fiona Talkington with music from the Malagasy guitar of Modeste Hughes, tracks from The Sultans of Squeeze - John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson's new album, and Moon Shines at Night by duduk maestro Djivan Gasparyan.
20050728Fiona Talkington with a look forward to this weekend's Radio 3 coverage of the Womad festival in Reading. Plus Gavin Briars' One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing, written for the percussion ensemble Nexus, and Frank Bungarten's transcriptions of Bach's music for solo violin.
20050801Fiona Talkington presents further highlights from the three days of this year's WOMAD world music festival in Reading, including songs from the Sephardic Israeli singer Yasmin Levy.
20050803Fiona Talkington with more from the WOMAD world music festival, plus the latest from Irish traditional band Altan, and Oasis from Keith Jarrett's 1979 album, Personal Mountains.
20050808Verity Sharp with African tunes from Kasse Mady Diabate, a walking song by Kevin Volans, and The Horses - A Praise Song for Jenny Wing by Hugh Lupton and Chris Wood.
20050809Verity Sharp features last month's WOMAD Festival, plus watery echoes from Debussy and the echoing voices of Meredith Monk.
20050810Ceremonial music from Indonesia's Batak musicians, William Byrd, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Amjad Ali Khan. With Verity Sharp.
20050811Verity Sharp's selection includes tracks by Baaba Maal, Martin Speake, JS Bach and Philip Clemo.
20050815Verity Sharp presents music for the Virgin Mary from Tomas Luis de Victoria and Eleanor McEvoy, piano music by Louis Andriessen and songs and tunes from the Bourbonnais region of mid France, performed by La Chavann退e.
20050816The power of the voice from different traditions influences Verity Sharp's tracks tonight: from Shonosuke Okura, Ilham Al Madfai and Tanya Tagaq to the cartoon madness of Cathy Berberian's Stripsody.
20050818A voiceless Song of Songs, organ music born of civil disobedience and South African swing jazz, made in London. Verity Sharp unpicks the conundrum in her choice of tracks for late night listening.
20050822Fiona Talkington features music from Swiss duo Bo Wiget and Luigi Archetti, 1950s calypso from Young Tiger, Venetian lute music and a selection from Your 3.
20050823Fiona Talkington introduces a performance by Orkney folk duo The Wrigley Sisters from the EBU Folk Festival in Gdansk. Plus orchestral music by Gareth Farr, an Indian/funk version of Coltrane's A Love Supreme by Dissidenten, and Madagascan valiha music.
20050825Fiona Talkington presents piano music by Ludovico Einaudi, a listener's selection from Your 3, more live music from the EBU Folk Festival in Gdansk, and a meditation for Deep Night by Amelia Cuni and Werner Durand.
20050829Fiona Talkington previews Kate Rusby's new album The Girl Who Couldn't Fly and plays tracks from Dhafer Youssef's 1999 album Malak, featuring trumpeter Markus Stockhausen.
20050831Fiona Talkington plays music by Mercan Dede and trumpeter Jon Hassel, and looks ahead to UK tours from Yat Kha and Christian Wallumrod.
20050905Verity Sharp introduces a new album by the Okinawan musician Yasukatsu Oshima, who is joined by members of the Irish folk group Altan. There's also music by the Okinawan Takashi Hirayasu, with Bob Brozman. Plus, a lullaby by Simon Jeffes and English music from the late Middle Ages sung by the Orlando Consort.
20050907There's music from the new Kronos Quartet album, featuring Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle, alongside an earlier recording from 1990 of their string quartet arrangement of Tallis's forty part motet, Spem In Alium.

The programme also features Bernard Herrmann's depiction of New York's sleazy underbelly, composed for the film Taxi Driver, and music from revolutionary pop star-turned-Brazilian Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil. With Verity Sharp.

20050908Featuring music from the Filipino island of Mindanao, the extraordinary five-octave voice of Yma Sumac singing to arrangements by cult composer Les Baxter, and recordings from little known but much loved South Wales minimalists Young Marble Giants. Presented by Verity Sharp.
20050912Verity Sharp introduces a session from Nickel Creek, a trio from California who draw on their bluegrass roots, but get creative with their acoustic line up of guitar, mandolin, bass and violin.

Plus, music from Cape Verde, and a treat from DJ Food's 1999 album Kaleidoscope.

20050913Ensemble Organum singing plainchant and early polyphony from the Gradual of Eleanor of Brittany, the nimble fingerwork of Dutch harpsichord virtuoso Gustav Leonhardt, and LA-based composer Akira Rabelais found sounds and field recordings of traditional Icelandic acapella laments.

Presented by Verity Sharp.

20050914Verity Sharp introduces Brazilian Seu Jorge performing Elvis Presley, and more off-kilter cover versions from Cat Power and Trio Sonnerie with chamber music from 17th-century England.
20050919Shaheera Asante features the magical and diverse music of Turkey from her recent trip to Istanbul, starting with clarinettist Serkan Cagri and ney player Omar Faruk Tekbilek, plus tracks from Italian guitarist Paolo Angeli and singer-songwriters Manecas Costa and Lhasa de Sela.
20050920Shaheera Asante's selections include Turkish singers Kazim Koyuncu and Belkis Akkale, Tanzanian taraab music from the Black Star Musical Club, and the sound of 54 guitars played by the wind on top of a sand dune on the French Atlantic coast.
20050921Shaheera Asante introduces music from Turkey by instrumentalists Erol Parlak and Arif Sag, and Algerian singer-songwriter Souad Massi. Plus, Terry Riley's Chanting the Light of Foresight, performed by the Rova Saxophone Quartet.
20050922Shaheera Asante introduces ambient electronica from Brian Eno and Tunisian-French producer Smadj. Plus an early recording of South African singer Dorothy Matsuka and from Turkey, Istanbul's latest multi-fusion group - Replikas.
20050926Shaheera Asante introduces music from Malian duo Amadou and Miriam, Norwegian pianist Christian Wallumrod - plus Alice Coltrane's 1970 recording Journey in Satchidananda featuring saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.
20050927Featuring Nigerian highlife from Victor Olaiya and Cardinal Rex Lawson; an archive harmonium improvisation by Greek-Armenian mystic GI Gurdgieff and Chris Watson's recording of an Icelandic glacier. Presented by Shaheera Asante.
20050928Shaheera Asante features music from Hamburg-based ensemble Elbtonal Percussion, plus Sudanese vocalist and oud player Abdel Karim El Kabli. There's also a recording of Gavin Bryars' Alaric I or II for saxophone quartet.
20050929Shaheera Asante's selections include new music from Czech violinist and vocalist Iva Bittova, plus thinking songs from the Central African Republic. Also Bartok's Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District, for solo piano.
20051003Verity Sharp features music to celebrate the father of minimalism Steve Reich's birthday; plus tracks from the latest AfroCelt Sound System album.
20051004Verity Sharp's selection includes a look back at the career of Spanish virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia, mbira thumb piano music from Zimbabwe, and the miniature masterpieces of Moondog.
20051005Keith Jarrett plays Bach, and the latest from Indonesia's SambaSunda, taking the gamelan orchestra into the 21st Century. With Verity Sharp.
20051006Music from upcoming Senegalese singer Daby Balde; the piano of Tord Gustavsen, plus a visit to the extraordinary sound world of sampling experimentalists The Books. With Verity Sharp.
20051010Verity Sharp's selection includes extracts from Pink Floyd's 1969 album Ummagumma, Persian zarb percussion and the songs of French medieval troubadours from the ensemble Tre Fontane.
20051011Verity Sharp features the kora of Ballak退 Sissoko; Consort music for viols, lutes and theorbos by William Lawes and music from Philip Glass's multicultural Orion project.
20051012Verity Sharp with an eclectic selection including English, Finnish and Argentinian accordions, the guitar improvisations of Tom Verlaine and Balinese Gendèr Wayang music for the all night Shadow Play.
20051013Amongst Verity Sharp's choices are the bansuri flute of Ronu Majumdar, the latest CD from multifaceted drummer Manu Katche, and Brian Eno's seminal 1978 piece Music for Airports.
20051017Fiona Talkington returns with music from the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble recorded at the Spitz in London, plus tracks from Bill Bruford, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, and a Cat's Love Song from Vladiswar Nadishana.
20051018David Sylvian talks to Fiona Talkington who plays songs from his new album Snow Bourne Sorrow; plus John Fahey's The Waltz that carried us away and then a Mosquito came and ate up my Sweetheart; Polish singer Maya Kleszcz; and Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz.
20051019Fiona Talkington unveils KTU: Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen's latest collaboration with Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson, along with Samuli Kosminen. And there are songs from John Tams and from Parisian artist Eglantine Gouzy, as well as Arvo Part's latest release, Lamentate.
20051020A tribute to Swedish folk music from sax player Jonas Knutsson and guitarist Johan Norberg and a Your 3 Choice featuring Rani Tytingvag, Food and Scorch Trio, plus elegant gamelan degung music from Java and songs from Romanian legend Maria Tanase.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

20051024Dobro player Jerry Douglas in session, plus the prepared piano of Hauschka; songs from Cheikh Lo's latest release Lamp Fall; and tracks from the debut album from Norwegian collective Batagraf. Introduced by Fiona Talkington.
20051025Featuring the sounds of Elbtonal Percussion; Senegalese singer/songwriter Thione Seck; Bill Frisell's seductive version of I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and 16th-century Bulgarian choral music.
20051026Fiona Talkington features the Bobo Stenson Trio's 1998 album War Orphans, Glenn Gould plays Bach, and there's music from Mexican-born Fernando Corona, otherwise known as Murcof.
20051027Fiona Talkington introduces Manu Katche's latest release Neighbourhood, featuring Jan Garbarek. Plus songs from Iarla O'Lionnaird and a look ahead to next month's London Jazz Festival.
20051031Verity Sharp features songs from Animal Collective; Mediterranean folk music from L'Ham de Foc, and Ysaye's music for solo violin, played by Laurent Korcia.
20051101With traditional tunes from Italy, and music for All Saints Day. Presented by Verity Sharp.
20051102Andras Schiff plays Schubert's Impromptu No 3 in G flat, Op 90; alongside electronic music by the Icelandic quartet Mum, and music from 1930s Cuba. Presented by Verity Sharp.
20051103Qawwali music played by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan from Pakistan; reissued Krautrock from Can and classic songs performed by Billie Holiday. With Verity Sharp.
20051107Verity Sharp presents songs from Seattle-based Laura Veirs, a former geologist; Beethoven played by pianist Alfred Brendel; and Armenian love songs played by Djivan Gasparyan on the duduk, the country's national instrument.
20051108Verity Sharp features the Californian one-man acoustic outfit Six Organs of Admittance; Bjork's film score to 'Drawing Restraint 9'; and classic Congolese rumba from the 1960s.
20051109Music from three very different singers from America: Mahalia Jackson, Precious Bryant and Lisa Germano. Plus, the rich fusion of Acoustic Ladyland. Presented by Verity Sharp.
20051110Verity Sharp presents Night soundscapes from composer Paul Lansky; introspective acoustic arrangements by Berlin based FS Blumm and the Yugoslavian Gypsy Brass Band.
20051114Presented by Fiona Talkington. French music for Remembrance, including Jean Langlais' Chant de Paix and Maurice Durufl退's Pie Jesu from the Requiem.

Plus Klezmer Madness from David Krakauer and Socalled; and the Tord Gustavsen Trio recorded at this year's London Jazz Festival.

20051115Fiona Talkington has more highlights from the London Jazz Festival including the Tord Gustavsen Trio. Plus a look at Nils Petter Molvær's new album ER; classic Kraftwerk from 1974 and Frederic Rzewski playing his North American Ballads.
20051116Fiona Talkington presents jazz arrangements of the music of Nick Drake by trumpeter Nick Smart, and Hindu meditations form the ancient Indian city of Benares, sung by the Misra Brothers.

Plus choral music by Christopher Fox, and music from Louis Moholo's 1978 Octet featuring Evan Parker and Keith Tippett.

20051117A contemporary take on traditional Ainu culture from Japan and the virtuosic shamisen playing of Shinichi Kinoshita.

Plus 13th Century cantiagas by Alfonso X El Sabio; Pharoah Sanders' epic spiritual journey The Creator Has a Master Plan, and Wibutee - recorded at this year's London Jazz Festival. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20051121With Fiona Talkington. More highlights from the London Jazz Festival, including the Charles Lloyd Trio, plus motets by Philippe de Vitry and improvisations from guitarist Fred Frith.

The fusion of traditional West African sounds with Gregorian Chant also feature - from the Keur Moussa Monastery in Senegal.

20051122Fiona Talkington introduces a performance by Tin Hat recorded at the London Jazz Festival. Plus motets from a new CD of choral work by the British composer Gabriel Jackson; and Bach Partitas performed by harpsichordist Elizabeth de la Porte.
20051123Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Members of the Irish band Altan join Yasukatsu Oshima for a new take on traditional Okinawan songs. The Kronos Quartet plays Kevin Volans' String Quartet No 6, music by clarinettist Georg Reiss and traditional Greek bagpipes from Thrace.

20051124Fiona Talkington presents a live recording from 1965 of The John Coltrane Quartet, featuring McCoy Tyner. Plus Orlando Gibbons' anthem This is the Record of John, sung by countertenor Michael Chance.
20051205Verity Sharp plays the Blind Boys of Alabama's Atom Bomb, and Gothic Voices in music once heard in mediaeval Italy.
20051206Accentus sing Schoenberg's Friede auf Erden, a plea for peace on earth, and early klezmer recordings from the collection of Professor Martin Schwartz. With Verity Sharp.
20051207In a special Christmas commission for Late Junction, Chris Wood and Hugh Lupton delve into the mystery of the season with a sideways look at the Mummers' play - a celebration in words and music of one of England's strangest and most resilient midwinter traditions. Presented by Verity Sharp.
20051208Verity Sharp plays music of ecstasy from desert Dhoad gypsies of Rajasthan, and Naji Hakim's Le tombeau de Messiaen in Blackburn Cathedral.
20051212Fiona Talkington presents vintage music from John Surman; Vashti Bunyan's first new release in 35 years; and one of the greatest West African guitarists, Djelimady Tounkara.

Plus a week of poetry by Ronni Smith begins, especially commissioned by Radio 3.

20051213Featuring James Fulkerson's experimental music for trombone and tape; Sufjan Stevens' songs about the US state of Illinois; and virtuoso French bass player and composer Henri Texier.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20051214Fiona Talkington plays diverse music from Finland, including accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen's fusion group KTU; a carol by Kostiainen, and a traditional kantele tune.
20051215Fiona Talkington announces her album of the year, and looks forward to Radio 3's Bach Christmas, with music from Hugues de Courson, Uri Caine and Tanja Orning.
20060109Verity Sharp features music from the Wingdale Community Singers, Argentinian accordionist Chango Spasiuk, and French composer Marin Marais.
20060110Verity Sharp's selections include 13th-century choral music by Perotin, electronic sounds from Desmond Leslie, and Hungarian folk from Marta Sebestyen with her group Muzsikas.
20060111Verity Sharp introduces atmospheric music by Rachel and Julia Wolfe, a choral remembrance of Thomas Morley by Thomas Weelkes, and a remix of the Nine Inch Nails by Aphex Twin.
20060112Verity Sharp's selections include instrumental taarab music from Zanzibar; a fantasia by Orlando di Lasso; prepared piano from John Wolf Brennan; and a performance of Conlon Nancarrow's Player Piano Study No 11 by Joanna MacGregor.
20060116Verity Sharp presents music from guitarist John Fahey; the improvising duo of Clive Bell and Sylvia Hallett, and composer Thomas Adès with his 1992 piano piece Darknesse Visible.
20060117Verity Sharp introduces music from Egyptian percussionist Mahmoud Fadl and vocalist Salwa Abou Greisha, and a song from Robert Wyatt's 1975 album Ruth is Stranger than Richard.

Plus electro-acoustic composer Robert Nomandeau, and a clavichord recording by Thurston Dart.

20060118Verity Sharp's choices include the string duo of Djeli Moussa Diawara and Bob Brozman; ambient electronic music from Brian Eno and Harold Budd; and Arvo Pärt's Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten.
20060119Featuring Ellen Fullman's music for the Long String Instrument, traditional Balkan sounds from Dusan Radetic and Giacinto Scelsi's 1963 work for orchestra, Hymnos. With Verity Sharp.
200601231/4. Fiona Talkington presents the first in a series of programmes from the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Throughout the week special guests drop into the studio.
200601242/4. Live from Celtic Connections in Glasgow, performances from Ale Möller and the Renaud Garcia Fons trio. Plus the usual late night mix, presented by Fiona Talkington.
200601253/4. Fiona Talkington celebrates Burns Night live from the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, with live performances from special guests and the usual late night mix.
200601264/4. From the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, live music from former La Bottine Souriante frontman Yves Lambert, and traditional music from Flook - one of the nominees for Best Band in this year's BBC Folk Awards. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
20060130Featuring the sounds of Clogs and The Books, currently on tour together in the UK; music for theorbo by Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger and tracks from Finland's Varttina - on the release of their new album Miero. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
20060131Fiona Talkington features harpsichord music by Couperin; Chinese pipa music from Wu Man; the piano of Harold Budd and the oud of Dhaffer Youssef.
20060201Fiona Talkington presents music from northern Togo, including the rare sound of stone lithophone; plus the eclectic multi-tracking work of Stephan Micus. There's also the final part of guitarist Terje Rypdal's collaboration with Supersilent, from the recent Norwegian Voices concert at the Barbican.
20060202Jitka Suranska and Jiri Plocek play traditional music from Moravia and central Eastern Europe, introduced by Fiona Talkington. Plus Maya Beiser with Steve Reich's Cello Counterpoint; and trumpeter Jon Hassell from his 1986 album Power Spot.
20060206Verity Sharp introduces songs from Angolan musician Bonga, and classic early electronic pieces from the re-released OHM series, which feature throughout the week.
20060207Verity Sharp's late-night mix includes Balkan Jazz from Fatima Spar and the Freedom Fries; music from the Moscow Art Trio and tracks from the Armenian Navy Band, nominees in the 2006 Radio 3 Awards for World Music.
20060208Jordi Savall directs Hesperion XXI in Folias from 16th century Spain; Lydia Kavina plays the theremin, and the band Melpomen reconstruct the music of ancient Greece. Introduced by Verity Sharp.
20060209Verity Sharp with tracks by Malian couple Amadou and Mariam, recordings of Appalachian ballads by Dillard Chandler from North Carolina, and the Bellow Poetry of Finnish accordionist Maria Kalaniemi.
20060213Verity Sharp introduces tracks from the new album by Gal Costa, a veteran of the Brazilian tropicalia movement; poems by Rumi, sung by Parissa, one of the great voices of Iran; and pianist Phililp Mead plays music by Stephen Montague.
20060214Verity Sharp's late night mix includes songs from the island of Reunion performed by Daniel Waro, and tracks from Moneim Adwan's album Once Upon a Time in Palestine.
20060215Le Poème Harmonique perform John Johnson's variations on Wakefilde on a green, Hobart Smith plucks the old-time banjo, and Chinese musician Lin Youren plays a solo on the qin. With Verity Sharp.
20060216Verity Sharp introduces new ambient music by Biosphere, the choir of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge and the South Indian violin playing of Ganesh and Kumaresh.
20060220Fiona Talkington with music from Israeli multi-instrumentalist Yair Dalal, shimmering guitar gems from Durutti Column, and Gyorgy Ligeti's Artikulation for Tape from 1958.
20060221Fiona Talkington features Pakistan's leading qawwali singer, Faiz Ali Faiz; South African jazz act Brotherhood of Breath; and English sound sculptor Janek Schaefer.
20060222Fiona Talkington with blues from the Sahara Desert, a new album from Anouar Brahem, and traditional ballads from Great Britain.
20060223Fiona Talkington with music from Norwegian sound artist Biosphere; out-takes from Miles Davis' In a Silent Way sessions; and selections from the Ethiopiques series of Ethiopian music.
20060227Music from the virtuosic Chinese musician Guo Yue, and the Branford Marsalis Quartet. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
20060228Fiona Talkington presents sounds from the Norwegian improvising collective Spunk; the Senegalese zalam-master Nuru Kane; and traditional singing from Montenegro.
20060301Featuring music from the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; the Malagasy master of the valiha, Justin Vali; and from New York's Fiery Furnaces. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
20060302Transcendental mbira playing from Zimbabwe's Stella Chiweshe, bluegrass music from the Appalachian mountains, and the great voice of Alim Qasimov, from Azerbaijan.
20060306Presented by Verity Sharp, including a thousand-year old Kyrie and some neo-medieval creations.
20060307Verity Sharp presents music by John Williams and friends, including a version of Bosco's Masanga.
20060308Verity Sharp with music from the Basque Country and from Neil Campbell's three-disc album, Assembly.
20060309Verity Sharp hosts Francis Pott's stunning choral masterpiece, Amore langueo.
20060313Verity Sharp with Thomas Morley, played by the Musicians of Swanne Alley and Red Byrd.
20060314Verity Sharp presents Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel, and a mid-16th century ricecare by Modena.
20060315Verity Sharp presents music from Turkish musicians Mehmet Sakir and Hayri Dev, and Csík Zenekar from Hungary.
20060316Verity Sharp presents Tallis' canon, and an archive recording of Purcell from New College, Oxford.
20060320Fiona Talkington presents songs from Palestine by Reem Kelani, and old songs from the Yemen rearranged by Israeli producer Idan Raichal. Plus a new recording of Messiaen's mystical Les Corps Glorieux, performed by Timothy Byram-Wigfield at Windsor Castle.
20060321Fiona Talkington looks back to Jan Garbarek's 1992 album Ragas and Sagas. Plus, Music for Crocodiles by Susheela Raman and a track in praise of Lord Krishna, recorded in Gujarat by Praful Dave.
20060322Including an exclusive session by Turkish musician Erkan Ogur; Thomas Tallis' second set of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, and Michael Nyman's setting of Psalm 51. With Fiona Talkington.
20060323Another unusual late night mix with Fiona Talkington, including another Your 3.
20060327Fiona Talkington introduces highlights of a concert given by the Norwegian pianist and composer Ketil Bjornstad. Plus, music by the Grammy-winning Kora virtuoso Toumani Diabate - including tracks from his long-awaited new album Boulevard de L'independence.
20060328Fiona Talkington features Henry's Eight, who perform Lassus' setting of the penitential Psalms; plus, a devotional raag for the Hindu deity Shiv, and a live recording of Canadian folk group Genticorum.

There's also more from Dhafer Youssef's album Divine Shadows, released this week.

20060329Fiona Talkington features further highlights of a concert by Norwegian pianist and composer Ketil Bjornstad. Plus the new album by Japan's Takio Ito; and organ music for Lent by JS Bach.
20060330Eclectic late night music mix with Fiona Talkington, including another Your 3.
20060410Mark Russell features music by Ennio Morricone, The Helsinki Mandoliners, 12-string guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke and selections from John Cage and David Tudor's 1959 recording, Indeterminancy.
20060411Five-part madrigals by Giaches de Wert, traditional vocal music from Chad, and instrumental pieces by Yann Tiersen and Andrew Hodson. Presented by Mark Russell.
20060412Mark Russell's selections include Sufi music from Pakistan, 12th-century polyphony by L退onin, and Morton Feldman's 'Last Pieces' for solo piano.
20060413Mark Russell spotlights music from Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and composer Hermeto Pascoal, as well as Czech violinist and vocalist Iva Bittová.

Plus, studies for prepared piano by John Wolf Brenann, and a field recording of workers singing in a tobacco-grinding factory in the Dominican Republic.

20060418Sounds from Vietnam, along with some of Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain, and pianist Piers Lane plays transcriptions of JS Bach. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
20060419Fiona Talkington has a range of vocal music tonight, from improvisor Phil Minton to Swiss singer Erika Stucky accompanied by alphorns, and some Renaissance motets by Peter Philips.
20060420Fiona Talkington features John Tavener's The Repentant Thief, guitarist Ralph Towner, and Michael Mantler's settings of the verse of Edward Gorey, featuring singer Robert Wyatt.
20060424Fiona Talkington includes music by three very different guitarists tonight: to mark his 65th birthday today, classical virtuoso John Williams plays Bach; Fred Frith plays electric guitar, and Richard Thompson sings as he plays.
20060425Canadian fiddle player Oliver Schroer's journey to Santiago, and music from Bill Bruford's World Drumming album. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
20060426Fiona Talkington plays tracks from young folk band Kerfuffle's new album; and songs from Brazilian Tropicalista Tom Ze's new opera, Estudando o Pagode.
20060427Some vintage 78 tracks selected from John Peel's The Pig's 78s; excerpts from a concert in Athens by multi-instrumentalists Ross Daly and Michalis Nikoloudis, and Scott Walker's new album, The Drift.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20060501Verity Sharp with an unusual mix of music from around the world and seasonal tunes for bringing in the May including the Waterson's Swinton May Song.
20060502Verity Sharp with a late night mix of music from around the world, plus highlights from a concert given by Turkish saz maestro Erol Parlak and his quintet, recorded especially for the programme.
20060503Verity Sharp with a rich mix of music from different places and eras, plus more highlights from the Erol Parlak quintet, a concert recorded especially for Late Junction at St James' Piccadilly.
20060504The unusual late night mix with Verity Sharp, including another Your 3. Make your selection at the Radio 3 website and see if your three-track sequence gets broadcast in this programme.

Visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/latejunction/your3

20060508An unusual mix of music from around the world, presented by Verity Sharp.
20060509Verity Sharp with a rich mix of music from different places and eras.
20060510The unusual late night mix, presented by Verity Sharp.
20060511Verity Sharp brings you an unusual mix of music from around the world.
20060515Fiona Talkington with late-night listening. From last week's FUSE festival in Leeds, music from the Max Richter Ensemble, and CD tracks from Alfonso Ferrabosco, John Cage and Toumani Diabate.
20060516Fiona Talkington presents Night music from Meredith Monk, Stephen Montague and Duoud. Plus more from the FUSE festival: the London Sinfonietta play Nico Muhly's arrangements of Antony Hegarty songs.
20060517Fiona Talkington marks the 140th anniversary of Eric Satie's birth with three Gymnopedies, played by Joanna Macgregor. Plus specially commissioned vocal pyrotechnics from Sidsel Endressen and, from last week's fuse festival in Leeds, the atmospheric music of Arve Henriksen.
20060518Music to anticipate the London Africa Festival, from Kanda Bongo Man, plus Ingram Marshall's evocation of Patience in the hands of guitarist of Ben Vedery and the sounds of the gamelan, fused with Western instruments. With Fiona Talkington.
20060522Fiona Talkington presents music from British singer Jono McCleery, Schnittke's Voices of Nature and other music for vibraphone. Plus Miles Davis' classic In a Silent Way.
20060523Music for late listening with Fiona Talkington. John Surman's Road to St Ives and Bach's Art of Fugue join the mix, along with tracks from the new album from DuOuD.
20060524Fiona Talkington plays more listeners' favourite Miles Davis tracks, and there are motets by Palestrina and songs from the French singer Camille.
20060525Featuring mountain music of Kyrgyzstan, atmospheric songs from the 13th Century Montpellier manuscript and another group of listeners' recommended tracks in Your3. With Fiona Talkington.
20060529Verity Sharp's late night mix includes the Soweto Gospel Choir, the qawwali singing of Asif Ali Khan and tracks from Osaka Bridge; a Bill Wells and Maher Shalal Hash Baz collaboration.
20060530Introduced by Verity Sharp. Christopher Riley plays piano versions of songs by Radiohead, Antonello Salis plays his own tunes on a prepared piano, and Gai Toms sings a Welsh ballad.
20060531Verity Sharp features music by Louis Andriessen played by Italian ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi and Bach's unaccompanied violin music performed by Helene Schmitt.
20060601Verity Sharp features the Breton harp of Alan Stivell, the Spanish harp of Andrew Lawrence King and the South Indian mandolin of U Shrinivas.
20060605Verity Sharp introduces the voices of African diva Mariam Makeba, currently on her farewell tour, young Kurdish singer Aynur, and Indian classical singer Ashwini Bhide.
20060606Bruce Springsteen plays traditional folk on his new album The Seeger Sessions, while viola da gamba player Juan Manuel Quintana provides music by Marin Marais. Plus, Adia Nadeem performs songs from her native Iraq.

Introduced by Verity Sharp.

20060607Verity Sharp introduces a percussion-based tribute to the poetry of Paul Celan by British composer Richard Barrett; and traditional percussion from Burkina Faso.

Plus, Hello England - a collaboration between Senegalese star drummer Cheikh Lô and Birmingham-based band Kumbengo.

20060608Verity Sharp features mountain music from Kyrgyzstan played by Tengir-Too, American autoharp recordings made by Mike Seeger, and keyboard pieces by John Bull.
20060612Fiona Talkington presents music from saxophonist Tim Berne, the Tahitian Choir and early organ works from the Robertsbridge Codex.
20060613Fiona Talkington's selections include music from Finnish accordionist and composer Aki Peltonen, American percussionist Gary Burton, and the last recording by the late Ali Farka Toure.
20060614Fiona Talkington presents music from gypsy legend Saban Bajramovic, 12th Century composer Hildegard von Bingen, and Danish group Tys Tys.
20060615Music from the court of Alfonso X of Castile; traditional working songs from Jamaica; and Hungarian Rock for harpsichord by György Ligeti. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
20060619Fiona Talkington's selections include songs by Juana Molina and Jolie Holland, a banjo recording from 1963 by Hobart Smith, and Piece for Violin and Piano by Morton Feldman.
20060703Verity Sharp hosts tracks from Gilberto Gil's 1998 album O Sol de Osla, impeccable jazz from the Brad Mehldau Trio and a vintage recording of American singer Paul Robeson.
20060704Verity Sharp features Jigs and Reels from master Irish flautist Cathal McConnell, sublime sounds from Ravi Shankar and the World Wind Band.
20060705Moody songs from a new collaboration between Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, called Ballad of the Broken Seas, are among the highlights presented by Verity Sharp.

Plus, Cheiko Mori plays the Japanese koto and Robert Jarvis paints another landscape in electronic sound.

20060706Verity Sharp with heady songs from Pervez Mehdi, master of the Indian ghazal; Icelandic ambience from Johann Johannson; and Brigitte Engerer plays a nocturne by Chopin.
20060710All this week Fiona Talkington introduces highlights from concerts at Amsterdam's Royal Tropical Institute, which for many years has been a centre for music and arts of cultures from around the world. Performers include Palestinian vocalist Kamilya Jubran and the jazz trio of Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem.
20060711Fiona Talkington introduces vintage recordings of American folksongs by Pete Seeger and music from veteran American accordionist and composer Pauline Oliveros.
20060712The songs of Israel's Samaritan community, Byzantine chant from Romania and 17th century madrigals by musician and murderer Gesualdo. Introduced by Fiona Talkington.
20060713Fiona Talkington with tracks from the new album from Finnish band JPP, songs from Algerian oud player Akli D and the steel pan improvisations of Japanese experimental musician Yoshio Machida.
20060724Verity Sharp features Manu Chao's latest production project, the Algerian artist Akli D. Plus a session recorded for the programme in Tokyo by the An Chang Project.
20060725Including the latest release in the Blue Asia series, Hotel Morocco. Plus the Ryukyu Underground's new album Shimadelica, and Kevin Volan's interpreted by the Japanese Koto quartet Vortex. Introduced by Verity Sharp.
20060727An eclectic mix of music including world, new , jazz, experimental and classical. With Verity Sharp.
20060731Verity Sharp begins a week of highlights from the WOMAD festival. Featuring the Mahotella Queens, Spiers and Boden, and Vusi Mahlasela.
20060802Verity Sharp introduces WOMAD festival sets from Trilok Gurtu and the Misra Brothers, Nina Virdee and Toumani Diabate.
20060803Verity Sharp brings Radio 3's coverage of this year's WOMAD festival to an end with highlights recorded for the programme last weekend. Including sets from Dona Rosa, Djelimady Tounkara, and Cherifa.
20060807Fiona Talkington with music by 17th-century composer Tarquinio Merula, guitarist Jack Rose, and the Finnish-Swedish trio of Timo Alakotila, Arto Jarvela and Hans Kennemark.
20060808Fiona Talkington's selections include tracks by Mark Hollis and accordionist Dino Saluzzi, traditional forro music from Brazil and works by Biber and Arvo Part.
20060809Fiona Talkington features recordings by Australian group Triosk and pianist Art Tatum, music from 17th century England and more highlights from last week's WOMAD festival.
20060814Fiona Talkington's selections include 12th-century polyphony by Leonin, ritual music from Tibet, and music for prepared vinyl by Philip Jeck.
20060815Fiona Talkington with Argentinian klezmer from Cesar Lerner and Marcelo Moguilevsky, music for clavichord by Keith Jarrett and a preview of the new album by Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.
20060816Fiona Talkington introduces choral music by Thomas Ades, works for piano by Morton Feldman and Feldman-inspired electronica from Andrew Pekler.
20060821Verity Sharp hosts new tracks from Cologne-based Niobe, plus a haunting modern reworking of a Henry Purcell funeral anthem. There's also especially recorded performances from Neuneue, Marlui Miranda and a group of Mehinako Indians from the Upper Xingu, Brazil.
20060823Verity Sharp features the sound of bells from Camille and Marin Marais, and more especially recorded music from the Amazonian Mehinako.
20060824Verity Sharp features new tracks from Australian surf hero Xavier Rudd, more especially recorded ceremonial music from the Mehinako of Brazil and Knut Nystedt's atmospheric reworking of Bach in his Immortal Bach.
20060828Verity Sharp plays 'sweet soulful music' from Andy Fairweather Low, new tracks from the Maeve Gilchrist Trio and Jan Pieterszoon Sweekinck's moving My Young Life has an End.
20060829Verity Sharp plays new tracks from Cerys Matthew's Never say Goodbye, boleros from Cuba and Purcell's Evening Hymn.
20060830Verity Sharp introduces moody electronics from Trost and a modern reworking of Palchelbel's famous Kanon.
20060905Presented by Robert Sandall, who features the duo of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Swapan Chaudhuri; music for voice and mallet instruments from German group Elbtonal Percussion; and the collaborative electro-acoustic project of Kazuyuki Kishino, Chris Watson and Z'ev.
20060906Robert Sandall introduces choral music by Giovanni Gabrielli, traditional Scottish tunes from Edinburgh-based group Deaf Shepherd and French-Canadian sound artist Garlo's recording of 54 guitars vibrating in the wind on the French Atlantic coast.
20060907Robert Sandall's selections include film music by saxophonist and former Lounge Lizard John Lurie, traditional Mexican song from harpist Graciana Silva, and secular music from medieval France performed by the Deller Consort.
20060911Robert Sandall introduces Frank Zappa compositions arranged for violin and piano, plus a live recording by the accordion and reeds duo of Richard Galliano and Michel Portal. There's also music from the Rabindra Sangeet, the body of songs left by Rabindranath Tagore.
20060912Robert Sandall's selections include tracks from Jonny Greenwood's solo album Bodysong, Cuban bolero from Teresa Vera and Lorenzo Hierrezuelo, and Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich.
20060913Robert Sandall introduces Georgian polyphony from the Rustavi Choir and Bang on a Can's arrangement of Brian Eno's Music for Airports. Plus, the late piano works of Brahms and a studio collaboration between electronics duo Spring Heel Jack and minimalist rock band Low.
20060914Robert Sandall features instrument builder Ellen Fullman and her Long String Instrument; guitarist and bluesman Kelly Joe Phelps; and music for two violins by B退la Bartók.
20060918Verity Sharp presents an eclectic mix of music new and old.
20060919Verity Sharp presents a mix of music from around the world and samples the latest tracks from the world of electronica.
20060920Verity Sharp presents a mix of all kinds of music from around the world.
20060921Verity Sharp presents a varied mix of music spanning seven centuries.
20060925Verity Sharp presents selections from the artist formerly known as Chris Clark; Scarlatti played by Murray Perahia; and a collaboration between John Renbourn and Robin Williamson. Plus, music from the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble.
20060926Featuring the addictive collages of The Books, the unmistakable voice of Michael Hurley, music by Monteverdi and - from the Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan - Tengir Too. Presented by Verity Sharp.
20060927Verity Sharp presents music by Benny Goodman, Sufjan Stevens, and tracks from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick's new album Straws in the Wind.
20060928Verity Sharp spotlights music from the icon of German electronic music, Hans Joachim Roedelius. Plus Avocet, from Bert Jansch's 1978 album, and EJ Moeran performed by the Maggini String Quartet.
20060929Live from the Fruitmarket in Glasgow, Verity Sharp hosts a special programme of words and music reflecting the range of Radio 3's output over the last 60 years. With live music from The Perfect Houseplants and I Fagiolini. Plus specially-commissioned poetry to mark the anniversary.
20061002Fiona Talkington returns with sounds from a new album by multi-instrumentalist Stephan Micus, plus Toru Takemitsu's elegant In an Autumn Garden for gagaku orchestra. Pianist Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich and Kraftwerk pay homage to Schubert.
20061003Fiona Talkington celebrates Steve Reich's 70th birthday; plus music from accordionist Markku Lepisto and singer Maria Joao.
20061004Fiona Talkington features music from Australian band The Necks, and a version of Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel for clarinet and piano. Plus L'Arpeggiata perform music by 17th-Century Italian composer Giovanni Kapsberger.
20061005Fiona Talkington spotlights György Ligeti's Artikulation for electronics; while his son, percussionist Lukas Ligeti, joins up with guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim. Plus music recorded at JazzBaltica in the Salzau Palace Gardens in Germany, and by Harold Budd.
20061009Fiona Talkington hosts music by Latvian composer Georgs Pelecis, film music by Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou, while The Sixteen perform anthems by Pelham Humfrey.
20061010Sting sings early music, François Couturier pays tribute to the films of Tarkovsky, and Per Henrik Svalastog plays ram's horn and zither. Plus Stravinsky's setting of Psalm 150 from his Symphony of Psalms. With Fiona Talkington.
20061011Fiona Talkington features Philip Glass' Koyaanisqatsi; and Persian and Turkish improvisations from Kayhan Kalhor, Erdal Erzincan and Ulas Ozdemir on baglama and kamancheh.
20061012Fiona Talkington features music for cellotar, shakuhachi and cymbalon, performed by Bernhard Günter and Heribert Friedl.

Plus Eustache du Caurroy's fantasy on Une jeune fillette from Tous les matins du monde, and piano music by Bartok.

20061016Verity Sharp features the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, bluegrass tunes from Nickel Creek and the songs of Ramblin' Jack Elliott.
20061017Verity Sharp's late-night mix includes the sounds of the Lobi xylophones of Burkina Faso and music from the deserts of northern Mali from the new album by Tartit.
20061018Paul Hiller conducts the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in Arvo Pärt's 2004 motet Da Pacem, plus Hardcore Ambience from the Dutch duo Co de Kloet and Menno Kalman. With Verity Sharp.
20061019Verity Sharp introduces Gjallarhorn's new album inspired by the music and poetry of medieval Scandinavia, the evocative music of Arto Tuncboyaciyan and the work of Toshimi Mikami.
20061023Verity Sharp introduces vintage tracks from South Africa, including Solomon Linda's Mbube from 1939, and the debut album from El Tanbura, a veteran collective from Port Said.
20061024Verity Sharp features flamenco from Estrella Morente, cellist Daniel Levin's version of Ornette Coleman's Morning Song, and Sarah Nelson's treatment of the Listen with Mother theme.
20061025Verity Sharp features Catlin Jaago playing bagpipe music from Estonia, Jean Paul Samputu with songs from Rwanda, and Abdenbi El Gadari performing Moroccan trance music.
20061026Verity Sharp features songs from the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and the sound of the Big Harp Ensembles of rural western Mexico.
20061030Fiona Talkington mixes new tracks from Johann Johannson with harpsichord music by Handel. Plus a glimpse of the sombre electronic-inspired world of Luigi Nono.
20061031Fiona Talkington introduces new tracks from the Matchless Maidens of Bath and samples the Anglo-Norwegian collaboration VEK, heard recently in Southampton.
20061101Fiona Talkington mixes the rhythms of Morocco with the haunting melody of Burgon's Nunc Dimittis. Plus more from a recent concert by the Anglo-Norwegian collaboration VEK.
20061102Fiona Talkington mixes the sounds of the gamelan with some other-worldly late piano music by the Abbe Liszt. Plus tracks from Lhasa's album The Living Road
20061106An eclectic mix of late night music. Fiona Talkington mixes Fantasias by Purcell, urban rhythms from Senegal and looks ahead to the London Jazz Festival.
20061107An eclectic mix of late night music. Fiona Talkington mixes a 1927 recording of Sam the Old Accordion Man with minimalist John Adams and there's music from Chinese Turkestan.
20061108An eclectic mix of late night music. Fiona Talkington mixes music from Equatorial Africa with historic recordings of the doctor, humanitarian and organist Albert Schweitzer.
20061109An eclectic mix of late night music. Fiona Talkington looks ahead to the London Jazz Festival and samples new tracks from around the world.
20061113Verity Sharp samples music by some of the artists featured at the London Jazz Festival this week, including Savina Yannatou, Supersilent and Trevor Watts.
20061114Verity Sharp with Delta blues sounds from Kelly Joe Phelps, music for viols by English composer John Jenkins and a new recording by mandolin player Simon Mayor.
20061115Verity Sharp presents Loudon Wainwright III, Icelandic composer Johann Johannson, and the duo of American guitarist Bob Brozman and Guinean kora player Djeli Moussa Diawara.
20061116Verity Sharp with harp music from Burma, selections from the new album by Tom Waits, and a preview of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival which begins this weekend.
20061121Verity Sharp's late-night listening selection includes a session by Scottish singer-songwriter James Yorkston and American mandolin player Chris Thile.
20061122With Verity Sharp. Instrumental music by Orlando Gibbons, a vocal lamentation from Ethiopia and a recent recording by the duo of pianist Huw Warren and bassist Peter Herbert.
20061123With Verity Sharp. Including ambient electronica from Susumu Yokota, Afro-Brazilian ritual music from Bahia, and a recording of Quest by George Crumb.
20061127Late-evening listening with Fiona Talkington.

The week's eclectic mix includes highlights from this month's London Jazz Festival.

This programme features the bewitching Norwegian singer Solveig Slettahjell and trumpeter Sjur Miljeteig.

Plus a rarely heard version of Allegri's Miserere.

20061128With Fiona Talkington. Tonight's programme includes a performance by the Swedish jazz trio EST at this year's London Jazz Festival along with the usual eclectic mix.

Plus choral music from the American group Northern Harmony.

20061129Fiona Talkington's late-night mix includes highlights from a concert given by Nik Bartsch's 'zen-funk' quintet Ronin at the London Jazz Festival.

Plus string sounds from Mali recorded in the 1960s.

20061130Fiona Talkington features more highlights from the London Jazz Festival, plus an unlilkely collaboration between Yehudi Menuhin and Ravi Shankar.
20061204Fiona Talkington introduces songs from Charles Trenet and Jean Sablon, the haunting sound of Corsican chant and lute music from 17th-century France played by Pascal Monteilhet. The week's programmes also feature carols and midwinter songs from Coope, Boyes and Simpson and the Orlando Consort.
20061205With Fiona Talkington. This programme has an Eastern European flavour, with a selection of Bohemian Christmas music, Bulgarian wedding songs and music by Vladimir Godar sung by Czech singer Iva Bittova with the Bratislava Conservatory Choir.
20061206Fiona Talkington introduces a Latino-inspired mix, with music from Argentinian bandoneon player Dino Saluzzi. Cello octet Conjunto Iberico play Philip Glass and Anga Diaz pays homage to John Coltrane. The programme ends with a musical snowstorm, Gil Evans's La Nevada.
20061207With Fiona Talkington. The programme includes English seasonal music from John Kirkpatrick, Will Todd and Waterson and Carthy, while Tippett's 5 spirituals from A Child of our Time are interspersed with American prison songs.

Plus a look back at some of the memorable sounds of 2006.

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20061214Late-evening listening with Verity Sharp.
20061218Verity Sharp presents the usual rich mix of music from different places and eras, including a look back at some of the best releases from 2006.
20061219Verity Sharp sprinkles some seasonal sounds amongst the usual rich mix of music.
20061220Verity Sharp presents the usual late night mix and takes a look back at some of her favourite releases of 2006.
20061221Verity Sharp mixes seasonal sounds with the usual eclectic mix.
20070108Fiona Talkington presents 13th-century French song from Ensemble Gilles Binchois, a movement from Mary Lou Williams' 1945 Zodiac Suite and a live recording of Norwegian group Wibutee from last year's London Jazz Festival
20070109Fiona Talkington with Inuit throat singing from Tanya Tagaq, an instrumental suite by Johann Hermann Schein, and, from the archive, a session by Bugge Wesseltoft and Dhafer Youssef.
20070110Fiona Talkington's selections include 13th-century vocal music from the Montpellier Codex, the American industrial ballads of Pete Seeger and orchestral music by Sofia Gubaidulina.
20070111Fiona Talkington introduces Hardanger fiddle music from Torleiv Bolstad, music for bowed piano by Stephen Scott, and English folksong from Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy.
20070115Fiona Talkington features pianist Earl Hines playing Duke Ellington, guitarist Jack Rose's take on Blind Willie Johnson and a live recording of Finnish jazz quintet Ilmiliekki.
20070116Fiona Talkington features ceremonial percussion from Vietnam, orchestral sounds from jazz composer Gil Evans and a preview of this year's Celtic Connections festival.
20070117Fiona Talkington's selections include choral music from Bulgaria and Nepal, Alvin Lucier's Music for piano with amplified sonorous vessels, and the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble.
20070118Fiona Talkington's selections include Anton Webern's Variations for piano, an early recording of New York singer-songwriter Dave van Ronk, and instrumental music from medieval France performed by the Dufay collective.
20070122Robert Sandall listens to the varied music and influences of Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead guitarist and Composer-in-Residence of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Including music by Penderecki, Messiaen and Mingus.

20070123Robert Sandall features performances from Squarepusher, Catherine Bott, and John Fahey alongside vocal music from eastern India.
20070124Robert Sandall features music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, field recordings from Geir Jenssen, better known as Biosphere, and the London Sinfonietta's collaboration with Warp records.
20070125Robert Sandall features music from Talk Talk, Sufjan Stevens, Lou Harrison and contemporary composition from Ireland.
20070129Robert Sandall explores the music of the American musician and producer Jim O'Rourke. The programme also features pieces by Joanna Newsom, Sonic Youth, Loose Fur and Fennesz.
20070130Robert Sandall with music by Monolake's Robert Henke, Tom Waits, Handel performed by Keith Jarrett, and songs from the films of Martin Scorsese.
20070131Robert Sandall features music from The Necks, Susumu Yokota, Ysaye's solo violin sonatas performed by Frank Peter Zimmerman, and Bonnie Prince Billy.
20070201Robert Sandall features music from the great acoustic bass player Stefano Scodanibbio, vintage recordings of classical music from Iran, and Chris Watson and BJ Nilsen's sonic explorations of storms at sea.
20070205Fiona Talkington features new albums from Tin Hat and Tinariwen, fado from Portuguese singer Joana Amendoiera, Cuban bolero from the last album recorded by Ibrahim Ferrer and Debussy performed by pianist Jos van Immerseel.
20070206Fiona Talkington features music by the Dastan Ensemble from Iran in collaboration with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, cattle herding music, and Bach played on the 10-string guitar.
20070207Fiona Talkington features music from the Dastan Ensemble from Iran, a new album from Ry Cooder and the extraordinary guitar sounds of Terje Rypdal and John Fahey. Marcel Peres directs Ensemble Organum in music for Easter.
20070208Fiona Talkington features ballet music from Cambodia, traditional music from Latvia and choral music and song from Russia.
20070220Verity Sharp introduces Congolese rumba OK Jazz, a five-part motet by Thomas Tallis and an excerpt from John Surman's Road to St Ives.
20070221Verity Sharp's selections include Hampshire dance tunes from Tim Laycock and Colin Thompson, the American songwriting duo of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and a recording of Arvo Part's Trisagion, performed by the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Saulius Sondeckis.
20070222Verity Sharp features traditional music from the French Basque Country, ambient electro-acoustic sounds from Mira Calix, and excerpts from John Adams' Shaker Loops performed by the San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Edo de Waart.
20070227Verity Sharp features processed guitar from Richard Pinhas, traditional music from the islands of Madagascar and Okinawa, and an excerpt from Philip Glass's Einstein on the Beach.
20070228Verity Sharp's selections include Malian guitarist Djelimady Tounkara, the duo of Kathryn Tickell and saxophonist Andy Sheppard, and the sound of rabbit pelts from electronic experimentalists Matmos.
20070301Verity Sharp presents Appalachian bluegrass from guitarist Tony Rice, Debussy piano music performed by Mitsuko Uchida and Bosnian song from Ilijaz Delic and Mostar Sevda Reunion.
20070306Fiona Talkington features a performance by trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer and guitarist Helge (Deathprod) Sten, recorded at last year's Punkt festival in Kristiansand.

Plus vintage German experimental rock from Holger Czukay and a new album from singer-songwriter Laura Veirs.

20070307Fiona Talkington features a performance by experimental singer Sidsel Endresen with electronics guru Jan Bang at the Punkt festival in Kristiansand last year.

Plus choral music from Latvian composer Peteris Butans and ambient electronica from Mira Calix's new album.

20070308Fiona Talkington introduces the Punkt Festival's 'Wagner reloaded project' featuring the Kristiansand SO and soloists including guitarist Eivind Aarset and drummer Audun Kleive. Plus new albums from Deerhoof and Ludovico Einaudi.
20070313Fiona Talkington introduces new releases, including an album from guitarist Pat Metheny duetting with pianist Brad Mehldau and Gorecki's String Quartet No 3 played by the Kronos Quartet.

Plus Estonian singer Siiri Sisask in concert and Malian singer guitarist Vieux Farka Toure.

20070314Fiona Talkington presents an exclusive concert recording by the legendary singer Tom Waits, chamber music by Christopher Fox and the contrasting polyphonies of William Byrd's three-part Mass and Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint.
20070315Fiona Talkington introduces the Arve Henriksen Quartet, recorded in concert at Norway's Punkt 06 festival, as well as CD tracks including Liverpool composer drummer Joseph Livingstone, and traditional music from Vietnam.
20070320Verity Sharp's late-night listening mix includes tracks from Serge Gainsbourg, Philip Glass and traditional music from Morocco.
20070321Verity Sharp's late-night listening mix includes a love song from the South Pacific, a track featuring Miles Davis and Dan Reeder's You Should Have Wrote a Book.
20070322Verity Sharp's late-night listening selection includes folk music from Ireland and Zimbabwe, and a track from Moondog.
20070327John Lee Hooker, Art Tatum, Joni Mitchell and Brian Eno feature in Verity Sharp's late-night listening mix and Tenebrae sing Rachmaninov's Hymn to the Cherubim. Plus the sound of the little-known jouhikko, a bowed lyre from Finland.
20070328With Verity Sharp.

The programme includes singer Tsehaytu Beraki playing the krar (an Eritrean lyre) and Ethiopian saxophone king Getatchew Mekurya. Plus music for balloon and string quartet by Judy Dunaway.

20070329Verity Sharp introduces a sublime take on a Norwegian religious folk song by Bukkene Bruse and upbeat jazz from South Africa courtesy of Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath.

Plus, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, brass music by Michael Nyman and a prelude for piano and electronics by John Richards.

20070403Fiona Talkington introduces a new release from Zimbabwean singer Thomas Mapfumo, music from the time of Christopher Columbus, and all this week, tracks from the just-announced winning artists in the 2007 Radio 3 Awards for World Music
20070404Fiona Talkington has American bluegrass from the Earl Brothers, classical Arabic singing from Ghada Shbeir and a classic track from Sheila Chandra.
20070405Fiona Talkington has prepared piano music by John Cage, Somali-style rapping from K'naan and a Nocturne by John Field.
20070410Fiona Talkington introduces field recordings from Canada and the USA, a song from the Musicians of the Nile, and Bollywood from Shankar Mahedevan.
20070411With Fiona Talkington. Samir Joubran plays the Arabic oud, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt plays the Indian slide guitar and L'Arpeggiata recount the experiences of the Jesuit missionaries.
20070412Paul Hiller conducts a new recording of Terry Riley's In C, Ada Milea sings Romanian songs and Matthias Loibner performs Schubert on the hurdy-gurdy. Introduced by Fiona Talkington.
20070417Verity Sharp's late-night listening mix includes Pape Seck recorded in 1974 paying tribute to his homeland, the Waalo region of Senegal; a traditional song from the north of England sung by Yorkshire duo Will Noble and John Cocking; a 17th century canzon by Samuel Scheidt played by Les Sacqueboutiers; and Moscow experimental band Volga's new album.
20070418Verity Sharp has Flutes of the World tonight: China's Guo Yue, India's Hariprasad Chaurasia and Manchester's Michael McGoldrick, all recorded for the programme during this year's Celtic Connections in Glasgow.

Plus 16th century folias from Hesperion XXI, the flamenco guitar of Miguel Iven and the cartoon world of Carl Stalling.

20070419Verity Sharp introduces the powerful percussion playing of the Charlie Watts and Jim Keltner Project, Ross Daly's arrangement of three Bektasi nefes (Turkish hymns sung by an order of dervishes founded in the 13th century), plus the choir of St John's College Cambridge singing Videte miraculum by Thomas Tallis.
20070424Verity Sharp presents another eclectic mix of music from across the globe, including Trinidadian calypso from The Mighty Sparrow and gospel from Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys.

She explores the electronic world of Aus (aka Yasuhiko Fukuzono), and La Capella Reial de Catalunya perform spiritual music from the 15th century Spanish collection, the Cancionero de Montecassino.

20070425Verity Sharp presents another eclectic mix of music from across the globe, including pianist Toros Can playing George Crumb's Mystic Chord and Dave Van Ronk calling Last Orders.

And flautist Michael McGoldrick is on dazzling form, recorded at this year's Celtic Connections in Glasgow.

20070426Verity Sharp presents another eclectic listening mix from across the globe, including music from the dream team of Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill, Fred Frith's take on Serge Gainsbourg's Ballad of Melody Nelson and Ensemble Amarcord singing Wiliam Byrd's Ave verum corpus.
20070501Fiona Talkington plays tracks from a new CD by the Tord Gustavsen Trio, plus features Hungarian singer Beata Palya, Tchaikovsky from the Classical Jazz Quartet, the Ethiopian bagana, and a setting of the Nunc Dimittis by Arvo Part.
20070502Fiona Talkington presents another eclectic mix of music from across the globe, including Herbie Hancock playing Ravel, archive recordings and new music from Romania, Hungarian singer Mitsou, plus songs from Bobby McFerrin and Tallis's Nunc dimittis.
20070503Fiona Talkington plays Chris Hughes's Slow-Motion Blackbird, Rautavaara's Cantus Arcticus, songs by Diamanda Galas and Syd Barrett, John Morton's Music for Music Boxes, the eerie call of the Canadian ringed seal and a setting of the Nunc dimittis by Holst.
20070508Fiona Talkington presents a Nunc dimittis by Elisabeth Lutyens, tracks from Polish pianist Leszek Mozdzer and Swedish bassist Lars Danielsson's new album, a look ahead to a tour by Estonian choir Vox Clamantis with singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef, and songs from Mali from Mamani Keita.
20070509Fiona Talkington visits 1950s Ibiza, plus there are nocturnes by Chopin, Rainer Ptacek and Morten Laurridsen, the voice of Meredith Monk, a Nunc dimittis by William Byrd and commuter anthems from Opsvik and Jennings.
20070510Fiona Talkington introduces fiddle tunes from Alicia Bjornsdotter and Emma Reid, as well as music by Czech singer Zuzana Lapcikova, multi-instrumentalist Hugh Hopper and a Nunc dimittis by Stanford.
20070515Verity Sharp introduces music by Scottish folk group Lau, electronic composer Andrew Pekler, and a Malian trio led by kora player Ballake Sissoko. Plus Margaret Leng Tan's recording of John Cage's Daughter of the Lonesome Isle for prepared piano.
20070516Verity Sharp's selections include music from the Southern Appalachians, an Argentinian tango from Juan Carlos Caceres and a Chopin Nocturne by theremin pioneer Clara Rockmore.
20070517Verity Sharp presents vocal music by Machaut and Meredith Monk, the American-Japanese duo of Bob Brozman and Takashi Hirayasu and a Brahms intermezzo by pianist Helene Grimaud.
20070522Verity Sharp presents Norwegian yoik duo Adjagas, electronic curiosities from Brian Eno and traditional Venezuelan music performed on the cuatro by Cheo Hurtado.
20070523Verity Sharp presents contemporary Belizean sounds from Andy Palacio and his Garifuna Collective, a pontic lyra improvisation from Greek instrumentalist Matthaios Tsahourides and recordings by English folk musician Nic Jones.
20070524Verity Sharp presents Mr Malaska, who perform music for accordion and violin from Northern Finland, guitarists Bob Brozman and Debashish Bhattacharya explore some common ground, and composer Gavin Bryars conducts the Cockpit Ensemble and New Music Ensemble of San Francisco in The Sinking of the Titanic.
20070529Fiona Talkington introduces Finnish choir Ketsurat, music from Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakomoto, and throughout the week she'll be featuring zither music and French chansons.
20070530Fiona Talkington introduces award-winning group Kwadrofonik who play improvisations on Polish folk music, plus music from Yann Tiersen, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Messiaen.
20070531Fiona Talkington introduces music by David Sylvian and Burnt Friedman, along with Chinese zither music and music from Chechnya.
20070605Fiona Talkington presents a laid-back, eclectic mix of music from around the globe. Featuring Nico Muhly, Thomas Weelkes, Steve Reich and Bjork.
20070606Fiona Talkington presents a laid-back, eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including Klezmer from the Kharkov Klezmer band, piano music from Sergey Kuryokhin and the sound of Lennon and McCartney from the 1980s with Russian singer Valentina Ponomareva.

20070607Fiona Talkington presents a laid-back, eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Featuring music from 1950s Cuba, bassist Eberhard Weber, Messaien and the sounds of Hugh Marsh's experimental violin.

20070612Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including Erol Parlak's Turkish baglama quintet, trumpet music by Morton Feldman, chant from the Tibetan Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and Halesia Carolina (Silverbell Tree), the latest piece from award-winning electroacoustic composer Robert Jarvis.

20070613Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including music from Dirty 3 featuring the gritty violin playing of Warren Ellis and blues of the Western Sahara from Mariem Hassan. Plus Bidad, meaning 'Injustice', a piece described as a lament for the divided society that followed the Iranian revolution of 1979, written in the traditional style by santur player Parviz Meshkatian and sung by Mohammad Reza Shajarian.

20070614Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including a sweet song from the Basque Country, a dark ballad from Johnny Dowd and the powerful gnawa rhythms of Morocco.

20070619Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including music from Mauritania, classic tracks from the 1980s collective This Mortal Coil, sonorous North Indian dhrupad from singers Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha, plus Francesco Dillon and Peter Soderberg play a version of John Cage's Dream for cello and lute.

20070620Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Pete Seeger borrows from Beethoven, Montserrat Figueras sings an ancient romance and Richard Pinhas delivers his dense soundscape Dextro for guitar, electronics and drums.

20070621Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including music from Celtic harpist Bonnie Shaljean and songs by Gillian Welch. Plus Sweden's Nyckelharpokestern plays music by the legendary 19th century musician Byss-Calle and pianist Einar Steen-Nokleberg plays a Lyric Piece by Greig.

20070626Fiona Talkington introduces music recorded at the 2007 Bath Festival by Norwegian Trio In The Country and singer Hanne Hukkelberg.

Plus John Cage's Imaginary Landscapes, piano music by Janacek and Moravian songs about trees by Zuzana Lapcikova.

20070627Fiona Talkington introduces music recorded at the 2007 Bath Festival by Norwegian Trio In The Country and singer Hanne Hukkelberg.

Plus music from the Basque country and 14th century French dance music played by Andrew Lawrence-King.

20070628Fiona Talkington introduces music recorded at the 2007 Bath Festival by Norwegian Trio In The Country and singer Hanne Hukkelberg.

Plus music by David Torn, Obrecht and the North Sea Radio Orchestra.

20070703Fiona Talkington presents a laid-back, eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including performances by Kimmo Pohjonen's Kluster duo and Norwegian singer Mari Boine recorded at the Bath Festival, and pianist Christopher O'Riley playing the songs of Nick Drake.

20070704Fiona Talkington presents a laid-back, eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

With more recordings by Mari Boine and Kimmo Pohjonen, tracks from John Surman's album The Spaces In Between and music by Bach.

20070705Fiona Talkington introduces more from Kimmo Pohjonen and Mari Boine recorded at the Bath Festival, as well as 13th century cantigas by Alfonso the Wise and songs by Steve Knightley.
20070710Verity Sharp presents a stunning performance by Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill, recorded at their sell-out concert as part of the 2007 Bath International Festival.

Plus songs from Martin Simpson's latest album Prodigal Son, the heart-stopping voices of Mexico's Chavela Vargas and Bosnia's Ljiljana Buttler, and Joanna Leach playing a Scarlatti sonata on a Stodart square piano.

20070711Verity Sharp introduces Ethiopian music from Mahmoud Ahmed and Gigi, Ensemble Daedalus with a 15th century Spanish song about death, ambience from Matthew Florianz, the powerful voices of Azerbaijani singers Alim and Ferghana Qasimov, and music from Scottish singer-songwriter Kris Drever.
20070712Verity Sharp with a song of defiance from Chechnya. Plus, the Labeque sisters play Ravel.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Verity Sharp introduces a song of defiance from Chechnya, the Labeque sisters playing Ravel, the unlikely pairing of banjo and piano in the capable hands of Chick Corea and Bela Fleck, and more stunning playing fro