Cooler Classics, Interviews, Uncategorized

NCCR “Cooler Classics”.. Monday 11pm-midnight,rpt Sunday 7-8 am.(

On this week’s edition, we enjoy a conversation with Cheltenham born Dame Felicity Lott, as she recalls her musical life and continuing journey!

And there is music from Andre Rieu(Opera Potpourri), Wagner (the opera season at Longborough is now well under way), Elizabeth Schwarzkopf….. and Dame Felicity Lott (Call Me Flott)

Photo: John Reddihough

(C)Dame Felicity Lott

In The Cooler, Interviews, Music, NCCR, Uncategorized

“In The Cooler” 7-9 pm Friday 7th June 2019. (

This weeks programme includes…

David Banks telling us about Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary!

Liz and Devinder from In2Cultures are an award winning creative arts team. In 2017 they were honoured with three awards for their multicultural work in education and the community. They have a passion for African percussion and multicultural creative arts, and love sharing their knowledge and expertise with everyone  .. including us!! The studio will reverberate with the sound of African drums!

Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson) provides updates ahead of a major world tour..and then there is the 40th Anniversary  Series “In the Court of the Crimson King .”

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Julie July came into the studio to tell us about her CD “Lady of The First Light” and the launch party in Worcester on Sunday 9th June 2019..and the influence of Sandy Denny.

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We may get time to include a chat with Sharon Dunscombe and The Literary Medicine Chest, and with Joanna Donaghy(Cotswold K9)
& Equine Care, Chipping Campden..

Do tune in!!



In The Cooler, Interviews, Uncategorized

NCCR “In the Cooler”7-9pm, Friday 24th May 2019(rpts Sun 8-10am,Mon 2-4pm)

On this week’s edition:

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An eclectic mix this week:

Stuart McCallum speaks with us about “The Breath”, ahead of their gig at Stroud..
Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum are the creative heart of The Breath ..Latest album..”Let The Cards Fall”. (The Goods Shed” Stroud 26th May 2019)


Randall Butler is George Michael..(at The Roses, Tewkesbury, 8th June 2019)

Randall Butler.

Jono Guinness (& didgeridoo) tells us about the Elementary Music Festival at Braziers Park,Ipsden.(5-8th July)

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Petra & Marcus will be in to tell us about the “Wolford Wood” projects..


..and Alabaster dePlume recalls his musical life and the JAZZ Stroud event.

See!! Told you it was an eclectic mix!!

Tune in : Friday 7-9 pm,rpt Sunday 8-10 am, Monday 2-4 pm..

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NCCR “In The Cooler” Friday 17th May 2019.(7-9 pm, rpt Sunday 8-10 am,Monday 2-4 pm)

On this week’s “In The Cooler” we enjoy a tour of The Art of Selling Songs
Music Graphics from the V&A…at the Wilson museum,Cheltenham( till 2nd June!!) In this touring exhibition from the V&A, material from the museum’s collection of music graphics explores how this artform has changed and evolved from the 19th century to the early 21st century.Sophia Wilson is our guide.

Sophia Wilson

And in the studio, singer-songwriter Lynz Crichton performs a song or three, and explains her musical journey.Expect an emotional story or two..

Lynz crichton

Speaking of journey, you may want to take part /enjoy the Brian Jones 50th Anniversary Walking Tour..(dates through the summer..) so expect early Rolling Stones music..

In addition, open and closing music from Smokie…



“Cooler Classics” Monday 11pm-midnight.

On this week’s edition, we speak with Noriko Ogawa, international pianist, who appears with the English Symphony Orchestra at Kings Place, London, tonight (28th April).


Bohuslav Martinů – Partita for Strings (1931)
Mozart – Piano Concerto in C major K 415 (version for strings by Mozart)
Vítězslava Kaprálová – Partita for Piano and Strings
Noriko Ogawa – Piano
Antonín Dvořák – Serenade for Strings.

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Listen at  “Cooler Classics” Monday 29th April 2019,11pm-midnight


NCCR “In The Cooler” Friday 26th April 2019 (7-9pm)

This week’s show features two musicians, two writers and a director!!

Craig Ogden is a classical guitarist…… Alex Mendham tells us about our opportunity to be in on a great project( and he also has a Chipping Campden link…!)
Mooseman(!!) talks to us about So That’s What We Call Musicals, which represents 57 years of musical theatre and film. There will be some show-stopping songs and some iconic moments(at Evesham Arts Centre 16-18th May 2019)

Paul Willetts (King Con) and Peter Sutton (Armenian War & Peace) are appearing at the Campden Literature Festival (8th and 10th May).. and spent a while explaining something about their writing and careers so far…

Be sure to tune in…
Who knows what else might turn up!!

 On With The Show So That's what We Call Musicals

King Con: The Bizarre Adventures of the Jazz Age's Greatest Impostor        

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Cooler Classics, Interviews, NCCR, Uncategorized


On tonight’s “Cooler Classics” ( 11pm-midnight).. a look ahead to the The Bledington Music Festival 2019.(4-6th June 2019).interviews with Rodney Beacham (Festival Organizer), Jo Harris (Bella Tromba) and featuring the music of ZRI and The Albion Quartet. More information at:


Bella Tromba and The Albion Quartet


ZRI and Rodney Beacham,Festival Organizer.


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