‘What are you watching?’ Is a question that twitter seems to ask me every time I logon to tweet my schmeeee.
However, I have been listening – and as a result watching – I came across the advertisement for a duo of radio shows on the incredible Radio 4 via the Dylan Carlson Facebook page. In this mini series, Dylan Carlrson teams up with Maddy Prior (MADDY PRIOR!!!!) and Maddy’s daughter, Rose Ellen Kemp, teams up with Jon Boden (he of Bellowhead fame) to push themselves outside of their musical comfort zones and record a track with their nominated partner – all the while Maddy & Rose engaged in light-hearted chat about where they come from and where they are going with their music.
It really was an insight in to where they both are in their lives (and it let me hear Dylan Carlson). I have to say, I was drawn to the programme by the thought of hearing more of Dylan Carlson’s solo work – but I have gone out and bought a few albums by Jon Boden and Rose Kemp too. Admittedly, Maddy Prior I already own a lot of her stuff – Steeleye Span were big in my house as we grew up and the Folk Songs Of Olde England (Vol. 1 & 2) are firm favourites on my station.
Below you will find the embedded songs that resulted from the project – First Rose Ellen Kemp & Jon Boden – then Dylan Carlson and Maddy Prior …..