Cooler Classics, Interviews, Music

Cooler Classics on Mixcloud.. Sunday 29th January 2023

Eva Fox-Gal descusses the works of her father Hans Gal.
Christian Immler reminds us of Hans Gal’s “Hidden Treasures”
The Berlin Comedian Harmonists are hopeful of a better place.(Irgendwo auf der welt)
More from Renee Fleming (Mozart) and MATTHIAS GOERNE (Schuibert)
Andras Schiff plays Bach on a clavichord.
Carson Cooman has some contemporary organ music- “Companions”
Sir John Barbirolli conducts the Halle Orchestra in Vaughan Williams Symphony No 8.
Nimrod Borenstein’s Light & Darkness is played by Clelia Iruzun
David Lanz & Kirstin Amarie have “Aria”
Andre Rieu & JSO bring “Ode To Joy”

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NCCR “In The Cooler” Friday 10th July 2020(rpts Sunday Noon till 2pm) AND “Cooler Classics” Sunday 12th July 11pm-1am(rpts Various) Both available on Listen Again.(

On tonight’s show:

  • Sam Smith, with his mother Donna, tells us about his share in an award winning livery for the GWR…and his fundraising for Teens in Crisis… go to   for a link to the GoFundMe campaign
  • Ricky Campbell makes an appeal for volunteers for Gloucester Scouts.
  • Paul Curran has a poem from “Would Work”
  • And Graham Sclater recounts his musical career, from being a 16year old in Hamburg during those heady 60s days , his record company..and now his novels….. 

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Sam Smith, and the winning design for GWR’s NHS Tribute Livery.

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Paul Curran..”Would Work”                                     Graham Sclater

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And music from..The Stereophonics, Ennio Morricone,Julie July, The Secret Sisters, Hardy, Chiffons, Hank Marvin, Moody Blues,Jimi Hendrix,Gloria Gaynor..what’s not to like!!!

And Sunday’s “Cooler Classics”…..

  • We’re off to the Vrijthof Square in Maastricht….. so you know what that means!
  • Two hours of beautiful music with Andre Rieu and The Johann Strauss Orchestra, with contributions from The Platin Tenors, Carla Maffioletti,Carmen Monarcha, Berlin Comedian Harmonists..and a party!!

These are challenging times for us all, and hopefully you are all observing all the appropriate recommendations that have been issued to get us through this situation.

As a help during this pandemic ,Chipping Campden Support Hub is available..

If you have not already done so please note our new contact details:
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In the meantime, do enjoy NCCR… YOUR local community radio station, from Chipping Campden, in the heart of the Cotswolds.


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NCCR:”In The Cooler” Friday 25th January 2019. Holocaust Memorial Day Special.

Sunday 27th January 2019 is Holocaust Memorial Day.. with a theme: Torn From Home.

So, “In the Cooler” will make its own contribution to the event with several interviews…

Jennifer Silverston, chair of Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation outlines the day’s events.

Holger Off (of the internationally renowned Berlin Comedian Harmonists) reflects on the music and legacy  of the 1930s Comedian Harmonists.

Barbara Winton (daughter of Sir Nicholas) tells us about how her father  contributed to saving 669 Jewish children from Prague in 1938.

John Fieldsend, one of the 669 “children” rescued reflects on his life since being torn from his home..and his parents..

Paul Curran reads “The Welcoming Land”,by Clemence Dane.

Sean Dudden is a Youtube film maker who determined to film Auschwitz.. and speaks of the emotional cost in doing so.

Professional film and internationally acclaimed documentary producer Paul Kittel acquaints us with the background to the Chris Tarrant Extreme Railways episode “Hitler’s Holocaust Railway” ..

Joe Twilley of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust outlines the Trust’s educational work, and its current involvement with present situations

..and historian Simon Schama adds the historian’s perspective..

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From left: Paul Kittel,  Holger Off, John Fieldsend, Barbara Winton.(Copyrights acknowledged)

What is Holocaust Memorial Day?   Simon Schama

HMD Logo, still from Sean Dudden’s film, Simon Schama. (Copyrights acknowledged)

And Kenneth Woods discusses music that came out of the Holocaust in the first February programmes of “Cooler Classics.”