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EDITOR’S CHOICE   Highly influential Scottish singer–songwriter Bert Jansch died in 2011, leaving behind a huge canon of music. His unique guitar technique and innovative style, which blended folk, jazz and blues, brought Jansch critical acclaim following his move from Edinburgh to London in the early 1960s. Jansch said of that time, ‘I was a … Continue readings

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  We’ve always loved poetry and WB Yeats‘s beautiful poems are amongst our favourites. This is a rare and rather scratchy recording of the author reading his own work. It’s rather shouty, but it is YEATS! See also: A Poet to His Beloved            

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  EDITOR’S CHOICE   Probably one of the most famous and celebrated speeches in certainly our recent history, ‘I have a dream…’ was the address made by the civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, at the March on Washington; Washington DC, 28 August 1963. In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of the March, … Continue readings

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  Musician Charlotte Church’s controversial speech on the status and representation of women in the music industry, October 2013. The third John Peel Lecture 2013.