It's after Easter in the shires with more music and tales than you can wag a stick at with Ragamuffin's Brian and Mike.
- No One Will Ever Know -
Billy and Harry
from Back to Basics - Billy and Harry
Time to put some wood in the stove, the coffee pot on the boil, butter the toast and play some music. We're here where time comes and goes like the postman . . .
- Al's Ashes and Me
from his album Colour Came One Day.
- In A Texas Sky
From the Al Grierson tribute held late one night at the Kerrville Folk Festival
- The history of Cockney London
stood outside Bow Church, London (historical soundtrack) Also see The British Music Hall Society.
- The 'ouses Inbetween'
The master, Cockney songman supreme. Nuff said.
- Down The Road
'John performed in pubs, clubs, music halls and folk clubs. He called folk clubs the poor man's music hall' - Ragamuffin Brian
Gathered from the 30th Anniversary edition of James Talley's Got No Bread, No Milk, No Money But We Sure Got A Lot of Love
from the deep in the heart of Texas masterpiece Touchstones.
- Calico Gypsy
a crackerjack road song from Touchstones.
- Those old songs touch me like no other
Ragamuffin Mike's interview with Marjorie Thomson before she and bassist Bob Franklin performed a couple of wonderful sets of music at the Platform Tavern in Southampton.
- Ernie and Grace
from Marjorie Thomson's latest of four albums, Right by Me, is filled with her distinctive storytelling, off the wall looks at life and beautiful love songs.
- Natural Mystic (Bob Marley)
Closing Fareham and Gosport's early Easter festival this year at the Lycees Hotel, Luka Bloom said this is a song by the greatest folk songwriter in the world. This is from his live album Amsterdam
- Exploring The Blue
Another song from Luka Bloom's cracking live album Amsterdam, twas one beautiful set he laid before us at the Lycee's that Easter Monday afternoon.
- Going Home
Anthony Minghella always wanted to make a film about Art Pepper drawing from his life graphically told in his autobiography, a life littered with drugs and imprisonment yet the jazzman found redemption in his music and the love of his fourth wife Laurie. This is one of Anthony Minghella's favourite Art Pepper performances.
- Mind The Houses
Anthony Minghella never forgot his roots or the artistry of those he came together with as a teenager to make music like this. Mike Jolliffe sings, Paul Athey drums, Mick Cuffe plays bass, Jerry Cahill flute and Anthony Minghella plays the searing keyboards.
- The English Patient
Marta Sebestyen, Gabriel Yared
The projectionist at the old Commodore theatre switches the reels from Pearl and Dean to the main feature, Marta Sebestyen's Eastern European song joins Gabriel Yared's beautiful score, an old aeroplane flies over open desert.
- No One Will Ever Know - Billy and Harry
from Back to Basics - Billy and Harry from Bellbuckle, Tennessee.
A ragamuffin songman - Al Grierson
The 'ouses inbetween . . .
Man Cannot Live By Bread Alone - James Talley
Lady Sings Her Blues - Marjorie Thomson part one of two
Exploring The Blue - Luka Bloom
A Ticket to Ryde - for Anthony Minghella
Ragamuffin Mike's personal tribute to Anthony Minghella taken from a twelve year old tape recorded across the bay in Berkeley, California. This tribute features the following music:
A Ragamuffin Media ProductionListen to Sunday in the Shires
The shires of Hillhead with Fawley chimney and Southampton Water on the horizon, Easter 2008