BBC Radio 3 Folk@Home
I recently had a lockdown chin wag with BBC Radio 3 and presenter Verity Sharp as part of the Folk @ Home series. We discussed hiraeth, our sense of place and home and I performed my song of choice, Cân Dyffryn Clettwr.
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From her garage studio in Wiltshire, Verity Sharp calls up musicians who are rooted in traditional music, exercises their home-recording skills, and asks them to sing something that’s been particularly resonating for them during lockdown. In this episode Verity dials up Owen Shiers who shares a song that’s reminding him of his roots in the Clettwr Valley of Wales.
In this period of social distancing, how is music helping us keep connected to the things that matter? With its deep links to people, communities, land, nature and history, folk song has much to offer at this point in time.