Verity 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 [k]AFGHANISTAN[/k], 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 [k]LONDON[/k] Jazz Festival.
Classic [k]ENGLISH[/k] song from the Copper Family and Shirley Collins, the [k]ENGLISH[/k] 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.
Guest presenter Shaheera Asante features the music of the Garifuna people of Belize and the Steve Reich classic Electric Counterpoint played on electric guitar.
Music from Pernamabuco and Venezuelan guitarist Josť Ismael Querales, and Gregorian chant mingles with the deeply spiritual music of North [k]INDIA[/k] 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.
Verity Sharp presents the programme from the Celtic Connections Festival in [k]GLASGOW[/k]. Special guests will be performing live in the studio alongside the usual rich mix of music.
In the final programme live from the Celtic Connections Festival in [k]GLASGOW[/k], special guests join Verity Sharp to contribute to the usual rich mix of music.
Classical music from [k]CHINA[/k] performed by the Heart of the Dragon Ensemble, the music of ancient Rome reconstructed by Italian group Synaulia, and Congolese rumba played by UK-based guitarist Mose Fanfan.
Presented by Shaheera Asante.
On the eve of the opening of the Hayward Gallery's [k]Africa[/k] Remix exhibition, Shaheera Asante is joined live by Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita."