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Title: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on August 17, 2012, 05:55:09 PM
Listen (http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/showcase/clips/p00x57gy/in/justadded/justadded) to the Ralph McTell segment from the BBC Radio 2 Bob Harris show in the first hour of Sunday 5 August 2012.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: tryer on August 20, 2012, 12:40:17 PM
Hello I just found that Ralph will be on Radio two Sunday with Aled Jones  Sun  26 Aug
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m2qgx


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: tryer on August 20, 2012, 12:43:16 PM
Re Ralph on Sun with Aled Jones starts at 6am! So maybe early for some? surely on play again


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on August 20, 2012, 01:49:53 PM

Hello I just found that Ralph will be on Radio two Sunday with Aled Jones  Sun  26 Aug
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m2qgx


Welcome tryer and thanks for posting that information, will hope to hear it on listen again.  ::) ::)



Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Carol on August 20, 2012, 05:09:40 PM
Anyone see a very young Ralph on Top of the Pops 2, Saturday 18th August.....singing his classic song of course!


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: tryer on August 22, 2012, 07:49:07 AM
I did and had a shirt very like the one he was wearing!


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on August 22, 2012, 08:44:24 AM

I did and had a shirt very like the one he was wearing!


Good Morning' tryer', thanks for returning to McMansions.  ;D

 Have you visited the rest of the TAW board yet? 'Our Jude' does a wonderful welcome speech and we would love to get to know more about you.

Please join in, we like to make you feel welcome.

Joanna, bouncer at McMansions.  ;D


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on August 25, 2012, 08:38:03 PM
Just a reminder to you all to set your alarm clocks at 6am tomorrow morning!  :D (or don't forget to 'listen again' at a more respectable hour!  ::) )

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m2qgx


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on August 26, 2012, 06:20:46 AM
Aled says Ralph will be on at 'about half past 8'...


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: SteveK on August 26, 2012, 08:42:04 AM
Well - it seems that the ghost of RJ got in on the act as well ;D


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on August 26, 2012, 08:43:51 AM
...and Miss Gibson sang so sweet.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on August 26, 2012, 09:01:15 PM
Just 'listened again' He sounded in good voice playing live at that time of the morning.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: CarlWoodb on August 27, 2012, 09:58:03 PM
I'm afraid we couldn't get round to listening live but we set the tv recorder to record the whole show - Thank goodness for the 'about half past 8' prompt.   I get the feeling that young Aled really does like Ralph - even if he does constantly remind Ralph that he grew up listening to Alphabet Zoo.   ;)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on September 02, 2012, 05:21:27 PM
Turned on the car radio (R2) this afternoon about 4.30 and heard the familiar sounding voice of Ralph chatting away on Johnnie Walker's show. So, good ole listen again later.

So where were those 'in the know' alerting us to this, come on keep up you lot!  ;) :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mf8wg


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on September 02, 2012, 06:08:24 PM
Got a Google alert during the week but the link was to last year's show  :'(


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Alan2 on September 03, 2012, 09:32:19 AM

Turned on the car radio (R2) this afternoon about 4.30 and heard the familiar sounding voice of Ralph chatting away on Johnnie Walker's show. So, good ole listen again later.

So where were those 'in the know' alerting us to this, come on keep up you lot!  ;) :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mf8wg


I heard this, but i was puzzled by JW's mention of a 'new Ralph Mc Tell album.'  ???


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on September 03, 2012, 10:31:48 AM
Easily confused here...  ::) Havn't had chance to listen again yet but John are you saying it was an 'old' interview yesterday on JW show, therefore Alan, the 'new' album maybe his Songs for Six strings which as we know are slowly being released just to tease us all!  ;D ;)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on September 03, 2012, 11:12:14 AM
JJ, yesterday's broadcast was live (or at least the first broadcast).  The Google alert I got pointed to an old show, so I did not pass on the 'news'.

Alan, you are right to be puzzled. The CD JW referred to is a promotional album of five songs on the theme of London and England for this Olympic year. "An English Heartbeat" will also be the title of Ralph's 2012 UK tour. The album was briefly available online as a download, but it seems it was not intended for public release.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: fstix (Michael) on September 03, 2012, 02:32:32 PM
I put the following in the Radio Times section on April 25 when this part of the board didn't exist.  Now it's back, John suggested I put the interview up again, which I've just done - at https://rapidshare.com/files/553115698/RalphMcTellObscByApr242012edit.mp3  Again, it's only up for around 30 days, maybe someone can put it elsewhere after that...?

---

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ralph McTell earlier today as he begins his latest Australian tour, and have just uploaded it to Rapidshare.  Hear him talk about how he acquired his first Robert Johnson LP, his love for the guitar, why a farewell tour doesn't necessarily mean goodbye, why he wasn't very happy at the time with the French & Saunders "Trial Of Ralph McTell" skit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIeAsOpavzE), and much more.    

Nearly 40 mins(!) - nearly 75MB - available for only around 30 days.

The chat was conducted over the phone, Ralph in Sydney (I think!), me at the studios of www.threedradio.com in Adelaide.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on September 03, 2012, 03:01:13 PM
Thanks, Michael; downloaded and listening now. I will transcribe it as discussed so we can put it somewhere permanent later.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Henrik on September 04, 2012, 12:09:44 AM
Excellent - thanks a lot, Michael 8)

Maybe I should also "reupload" the absolutely wonderful and very personal interview
he gave to Mandy Morton a couple of years ago? - if anyone here is interested that is?

I also have a great interview & live performance (4 songs) with Tom Robinson
on BBC radio 6 - from October 2006, I believe.

Let me know, please  ::)



Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Alan2 on September 04, 2012, 08:55:51 AM

Easily confused here...  ::) Havn't had chance to listen again yet but John are you saying it was an 'old' interview yesterday on JW show, therefore Alan, the 'new' album maybe his Songs for Six strings which as we know are slowly being released just to tease us all!  ;D ;)


Ah, that would explain. I have the first disc of Songs for Six Strings, and am assuming I have to go to 5 more concerts to get the rest, as they seem to be sold only @ gigs. Don't particularly mind, but it's a long haul and we're none of us getting any younger. ;)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on September 04, 2012, 09:35:26 AM


Easily confused here...  ::) Havn't had chance to listen again yet but John are you saying it was an 'old' interview yesterday on JW show, therefore Alan, the 'new' album maybe his Songs for Six strings which as we know are slowly being released just to tease us all!  


Ah, that would explain. I have the first disc of Songs for Six Strings, and am assuming I have to go to 5 more concerts to get the rest, as they seem to be sold only @ gigs. Don't particularly mind, but it's a long haul and we're none of us getting any younger. ;)


Hello Alan  ;)

A long way from.....? (Clare to Here  ;) ;D)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on September 04, 2012, 10:35:39 AM
...they seem to be sold only @ gigs.


The Songs for Six Strings CDs will also be available from the McTell online shop (http://shop.ralphmctell.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=84).


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Alan2 on September 05, 2012, 08:35:27 AM

...they seem to be sold only @ gigs.


The Songs for Six Strings CDs will also be available from the McTell online shop (http://shop.ralphmctell.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=84).


Thanks: good news. :)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on September 28, 2012, 01:12:05 PM
Looking ahead a week, Ralph will appear on Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 next Saturday 6 October, which starts at 09.00. He will be playing his 'Inheritance Tracks', which should be available as a podcast later.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Henrik on September 28, 2012, 01:41:30 PM

Looking ahead a week, Ralph will appear on Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 next Saturday 6 October, which starts at 09.00. He will be playing his 'Inheritance Tracks', which should be available as a podcast later.


Thanks a bunch John - will try my luck  8)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on October 02, 2012, 08:35:27 PM
I wonder if the BBC's new Playlister (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9579951/BBC-working-on-music-equivalent-of-iPlayer.html) will open Auntie's vaults and reveal some long-lost recording sessions?


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on October 06, 2012, 02:06:12 AM
Ralph plays his 'Inheritance Tracks' on BBC Radio 4 'Saturday Live' from 09:00 > http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n5z2v


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Henrik on October 06, 2012, 03:07:30 AM

I wonder if the BBC's new Playlister (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9579951/BBC-working-on-music-equivalent-of-iPlayer.html) will open Auntie's vaults and reveal some long-lost recording sessions?


What we really need is a mole within the BBC - someone who can dig
his way down into the very deepest vaults there.  ;)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on October 06, 2012, 10:30:33 AM

Ralph plays his 'Inheritance Tracks' on BBC Radio 4 'Saturday Live' from 09:00 > http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n5z2v


Enjoyed this interview. Ralph's Mum is 96 and still singing so there's hope.  ;)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: CarlWoodb on October 07, 2012, 07:55:05 PM
I'm not sure enjoy is the right word.  Quite a heavy subject I thought,  'now then Mr Mctell,  tell about a miserable period in your life, for example when your dad left you.' At least it was a long way from, 'so SOL is about Paris.'  Interesting choice of inheritance track. I know these old recordings have some great guitar on but I have trouble getting past the 1930s sound quality.  I have an Arthur Blake Cd which I rarely listen to for that reason.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on October 07, 2012, 08:12:16 PM

I'm not sure enjoy is the right word.  Quite a heavy subject I thought,  'now then Mr Mctell,  tell about a miserable period in your life, for example when your dad left you.' At least it was a long way from, 'so SOL is about Paris.'  Interesting choice of inheritance track. I know these old recordings have some great guitar on but I have trouble getting past the 1930s sound quality.  I have an Arthur Blake Cd which I rarely listen to for that reason.


I know what you mean Carl. By 'enjoy' I meant Ralph seemed to sound interested in the format of these questions rather than the rushed inane questions put to him the other morn on the breakfast show. Therefore his answers, whilst most meaningful and reflective, sounded relaxed and flowed rather well. As we know from reading Ralph's books, if asked a seaching question he answers so eloquently and movingly and with some depth. Sometimes Ralph can hardly answer some of the questions that he's asked by presenters and journalists, especially those that haven't done proper research.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Naomi on October 25, 2012, 11:33:01 AM
Ralph was interviewed by Moira Kerr of Celtic Radio before his recent gig at Langholm - go here  (http://www.celticmusicradio.net/category/events/studio-guests/).

Find the bit about Ralph, click on 'Catch up anytime', then, on the page that opens, scroll down to the link to the 2nd hour of the 13th October show. Ralph's on roughly quarter of the way through for around 20 mins.

Having begun in traditional British fashion with a discussion about the weather, and discussed SoL, the interviewer explains her shock recently when she discovered that a song she'd loved for years wasn't, in fact, 'trad', but was written by Ralph  ::) (Clare to Here).

It's a wide ranging interview, covering the reason he sings as at higher pitch than really came naturally to him on very early recordings, his first American tour (not entirely a success!), the Beatles, the reason Ralph is relieved never to have been invited onto Desert Island Discs and some interesting bits about his songwriting techniques.

The bit where, with typical modesty, he tries to play down the fact that he sold out the Festival Hall so early in his career, made me smile.  ;D I wonder if Moira Kerr knows that he did the same at the Royal Albert Hall?

At the end of the interview, after Somewhere Down the Road, Moira Kerr talks briefly about his performance in Langholm – she was clearly impressed by the multiplicity of his talents – and so she should be!  ;D

Naomi


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Henrik on October 25, 2012, 02:07:12 PM

Ralph was interviewed by Moira Kerr of Celtic Radio before his recent gig at Langholm - go here  (http://www.celticmusicradio.net/category/events/studio-guests/).

Find the bit about Ralph, click on 'Catch up anytime', then, on the page that opens, scroll down to the link to the 2nd hour of the 13th October show. Ralph's on roughly quarter of the way through for around 20 mins.

Having begun in traditional British fashion with a discussion about the weather, and discussed SoL, the interviewer explains her shock recently when she discovered that a song she'd loved for years wasn't, in fact, 'trad', but was written by Ralph  ::) (Clare to Here).

It's a wide ranging interview, covering the reason he sings as at higher pitch than really came naturally to him on very early recordings, his first American tour (not entirely a success!), the Beatles, the reason Ralph is relieved never to have been invited onto Desert Island Discs and some interesting bits about his songwriting techniques.

The bit where, with typical modesty, he tries to play down the fact that he sold out the Festival Hall so early in his career, made me smile.  ;D I wonder if Moira Kerr knows that he did the same at the Royal Albert Hall?

At the end of the interview, after Somewhere Down the Road, Moira Kerr talks briefly about his performance in Langholm – she was clearly impressed by the multiplicity of his talents – and so she should be!  ;D

Naomi



Great - thank you very much, Naomi  8)

What an interesting name btw. - "Langholm", I mean. Not "long", but "lang" as in Danish - and in OE! )
The name does sound very Danish (the "holm" bit as well), so I bet we have one of those too ::)

Well, I just had to check, didn't I?  ;)
http://https://maps.google.dk/maps?q=langholm+danmark+google+maps&hl=en&ll=56.986711,9.251862&spn=0.025533,0.066175&hnear=Langholm&gl=dk&t=h&z=14


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Henrik on October 25, 2012, 02:45:01 PM

Ralph was interviewed by Moira Kerr of Celtic Radio before his recent gig at Langholm - go here  (http://www.celticmusicradio.net/category/events/studio-guests/).

Find the bit about Ralph, click on 'Catch up anytime', then, on the page that opens, scroll down to the link to the 2nd hour of the 13th October show. Ralph's on roughly quarter of the way through for around 20 mins.

...

Naomi


Btw. the Ralph interview is in the first hour - i. e. the lower of the two October 13th links.

( thank you, Naomi for all that other music  ::) )


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on October 27, 2012, 11:23:43 AM
That link doesn't appear to be working Henrik, or at least it didn't when I tried  ::)

Thanks for the interview and info Naomi.  ;D


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Henrik on October 27, 2012, 12:07:33 PM

That link doesn't appear to be working Henrik, or at least it didn't when I tried  ::)

Thanks for the interview and info Naomi.  ;D


Well, it does work from here, Joanna  ::)


Try this direct link:   8)  ( NB. 1'st hour  )

http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?cat=Moira%20Kerr%20-%20Sounds%20Celtic



Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on October 27, 2012, 01:12:38 PM
I think JJ means the 'Langholm' link, Henrik.  You have too many HTTPs. Try this:

http://maps.google.dk/maps?q=langholm+danmark+google+maps&hl=en&ll=56.986711,9.251862&spn=0.025533,0.066175&hnear=Langholm&gl=dk&t=h&z=14



Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Henrik on October 27, 2012, 01:22:32 PM

I think JJ means the 'Langholm' link, Henrik.  You have too many HTTPs. Try this:

http://maps.google.dk/maps?q=langholm+danmark+google+maps&hl=en&ll=56.986711,9.251862&spn=0.025533,0.066175&hnear=Langholm&gl=dk&t=h&z=14




Ah, of course - silly me  ::)

Thanks, John.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on October 27, 2012, 01:27:01 PM


I think JJ means the 'Langholm' link, Henrik.  You have too many HTTPs. Try this:

http://maps.google.dk/maps?q=langholm+danmark+google+maps&hl=en&ll=56.986711,9.251862&spn=0.025533,0.066175&hnear=Langholm&gl=dk&t=h&z=14




Ah, of course - silly me  ::)

Thanks, John.


Indeed! Wake op Henrik!  ::)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Henrik on October 27, 2012, 01:33:43 PM


Indeed! Wake op Henrik!  ::)


Ja, kan du vække mig op nu, tak? ;)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on October 27, 2012, 01:48:32 PM



Indeed! Wake op Henrik!  ::)


Ja, kan du vække mig op nu, tak? ;)


Yes, trying to, now back on topic please!  ;)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on November 26, 2012, 03:24:56 PM
Ralph will be on 'Steve Wright in the Afternoon', on BBC Radio 2, tomorrow, Tuesday 26 November, from 14:00.
 
If you can't listen live, it'll be available on iPlayer and podcast from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p06g5.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: fstix (Michael) on December 21, 2012, 07:47:39 AM
My rather lengthy interview with Ralph back in April now has a permanent home on the show's new blog: http://rootsandbranchesaustralia.wordpress.com/interviews/ralph-mctell/


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on December 21, 2012, 09:45:26 AM
Thanks, Michael. It's good to have it saved for posterity.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on December 29, 2012, 01:26:58 AM
I have just heard that Ralph McTell will be on Saturday Live today, BBC Radio 4, from 9am...
 
"Ralph McTell takes us by the hand and leads us through the streets of London"
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pgnbh


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on December 29, 2012, 10:35:26 AM

I have just heard that Ralph McTell will be on Saturday Live today, BBC Radio 4, from 9am...
 
"Ralph McTell takes us by the hand and leads us through the streets of London"
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pgnbh


Thanks John, short but sweet.  8) Must admit I do like to hear the 'young' Ralph's voice singing SoL, it's of a time.....


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Alan2 on December 29, 2012, 11:01:32 AM

I have just heard that Ralph McTell will be on Saturday Live today, BBC Radio 4, from 9am...
 
"Ralph McTell takes us by the hand and leads us through the streets of London"
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pgnbh


Yes, I caught this too. Made the rest of the programme, which is mostly R4's most boring, just about bearable.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Jess on March 15, 2013, 11:55:27 AM
Ralph will be on Radio 2 tonight.  Friday Night is Music Night 8 - 10pm.

From Radio Times:
"... a themed programme of works to celebrate the recent 150th anniversary of the London Underground.  Welsh soprano Shan Cothi and singer/songwriter Ralph McTell perform music associated with London landmarks, including works by Handel, Mozart, the Beatles and Ralph McTell himself."


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: CarlWoodb on March 15, 2013, 11:26:27 PM
We recorded Friday night is music night and have just finished listening.  Since it was on the theme of London underground I was hoping for a mention of East Croydon station but inevitably got SOL.  It was good to  hear London Apprentice though and his final song of grown up love , 'Summer Lightning ' was excellent too.  I thought Ralph actually sounded a little nervous but Ken Bruce is clearly a man who knows more than sol.  He plays England every St George's day.

Oh, it wasn't Welsh soprano Shan Cothi, it was Welsh soprano Gwawr Edwards. There was nothing in Welsh so don't know why they replaced one Welsh soprano with another.



Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on April 28, 2013, 09:50:25 PM
Well not quite...Ralph on Mike Harding's Podcasts more like.....except Mike played SoL  ::) Well worth following this internet show though, some good songs and you never know Ralph may pop up again with one or two of his other songs... ;D

http://mhfs.podomatic.com/entry/2013-04-28T08_57_27-07_00


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: tryer on May 26, 2013, 11:34:45 AM
Ralph on todays Desert Island disks .....not exactly on the radio but an excellent introduction! can be found on replay anytime BBC Radio 4  


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: tryer on May 26, 2013, 02:30:25 PM
Desert island discs  First broadcast: Sun 26 May 2013  Dancer ballerina, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull. Third choice in, Obviously made an impression.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on May 28, 2013, 01:36:39 PM
Havn't had a chance to listen yet, hope its still available but.....was it Dancing Doreen by any chance tryer?  ;D


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Alan2 on June 13, 2013, 09:20:39 AM
'BArges' was played on Radcliffe's show last night. MArk R. told a touching story about listening to it with a very young girlfriend. Almost too much info, MArk. Nostalgia is a tricky one on the radio.

It was poignant for me, though, because Not Till Tomorrow was my first McTell album, at about the same age Mark heard it. I played it to death on the family record player, girlfriendless, I'm afraid. The CD is okay but I have a suspicion it's been mastered at the wrong speed. Must check against the LP.  


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: tryer on June 13, 2013, 01:04:16 PM
 I feel I should respond? as I love any spark of life on here  :) I can sympathise with the first record heard, and how on hearing it again you can be transported back? or sometimes even forward! Zig Zag line has a whole new meaning when its your grandsons hand, "He knew me you know and and I knew him" personally I am often brought to tears at recognizing anew the depth of lyrics,and rediscovering Old songs have new meanings


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on June 13, 2013, 08:28:38 PM

 I feel I should respond? as I love any spark of life on here  :) I can sympathise with the first record heard, and how on hearing it again you can be transported back? or sometimes even forward! Zig Zag line has a whole new meaning when its your grandsons hand, "He knew me you know and and I knew him" personally I am often brought to tears at recognizing anew the depth of lyrics,and rediscovering Old songs have new meanings


........and the zig zag line came up in conversation for real with me the other week as I hiked the 7 sisters at Beachy Head with John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers. I was telling a fellow walker about Ralph's song and was humming it as I descended the cliff in a zig zag line!! That's what I love about Ralph and his sensitive, meaningful songwriting, its real life and turns up and transports you, you never know when its going to strike!  ;)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: macademis on June 14, 2013, 08:34:21 AM
The impact of Ralph's music and lyrics were very noticeable in the early 70s. It was much easier to get close to a partner sitting listening in rapt attention to Old Brown Dog than, for instance, the latest offering from Uriah Heep. Those of us with a tactical instinct learnt this lesson very quickly!
And picking up on the other thread - Zig Zag Line resonated with me when I first heard it as it reminded me of walks as a young child with my father on holiday in the Highlands and later in life with my own sons. (I'm still waiting for the grandkids to appear!).
Naomi is becoming more resonant with me these days!


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Naomi on June 20, 2013, 11:18:59 AM
I've just noticed this. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01bdyy2)  It's short but sweet  :)

It's been there since last Friday, so may not be available for long now.

The idea of a Celtic tour sounds great for us Welshies   ;D

Enjoy!

Naomi

(Slight negative comment: Much as I deeply respect Ralph, I'm starting to find the lack of news & info from Leola a little annoying, especially for things available for restricted times like this one. No printed newsletter for years, no updates to his website or emails from Leola for months. The Twitter feed on his website doesn't seem to be working either. It may just be me, but it starts to feel just a tiny bit like taking McRegulars for granted - i.e. we'll make sure we find out about gigs, etc, no need to let us know. Maybe I'm wrong- I know for sure that Ralph himself values his fans! I'm also aware that he knows that John and all at RA&S are keeping us up-to-date, but that's not quite the same to me as a regularly changing website or newsletters directly from Leola. Not sure the lack of new items on the website is good from the point of view of potential newcomers to Ralph & his music either  :-\ )



Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on June 20, 2013, 02:14:18 PM
Very well spotted, thank you Naomi  ;D Glad we have you as our 'search engine'  ;D

Yes, agree with what you say re Leola! Seems odd as we know that Ralph and co 'are Leola!'  :-\


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on June 25, 2013, 05:39:51 PM
I have posted my thoughts on the 'slight negative comment' in McChatter (http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=39899.msg630692#msg630692).


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on August 26, 2013, 11:15:08 AM
News just in: a programme Ralph made several weeks ago is to be aired tomorrow, Tuesday 27th August:

“How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love My Albatross” is on BBC Radio 4 at 11.30am.

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xrjh for details.

If you can’t listen live, it will hopefully be available on iPlayer for a week.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: gmf (Giles) on August 27, 2013, 09:14:37 AM

News just in: a programme Ralph made several weeks ago is to be aired tomorrow, Tuesday 27th August:

“How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love My Albatross” is on BBC Radio 4 at 11.30am.

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xrjh for details.

If you can’t listen live, it will hopefully be available on iPlayer for a week.



Thanks for the info - will listen, one way or another!  


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Alan2 on August 28, 2013, 08:48:39 AM
It was good. Ralph sounding the least resentful of the interviewees.  8)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: jude on November 18, 2013, 04:33:28 PM


News just in: a programme Ralph made several weeks ago is to be aired tomorrow, Tuesday 27th August:

“How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love My Albatross” is on BBC Radio 4 at 11.30am.

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xrjh for details.

If you can’t listen live, it will hopefully be available on iPlayer for a week.



Thanks for the info - will listen, one way or another!  


Repeated this week and now on iplayer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b038xrjh/How_I_Stopped_Worrying_and_Learned_to_Love_My_Albatross/

 ;D


Title: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Cool Cat on March 08, 2014, 03:47:50 PM
Just seen this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xsjrh

Ralph McTell will be on BBC Radio Wales on Sunday 9th March at 6pm.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Henrik on March 10, 2014, 04:18:03 PM

Just seen this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xsjrh

Ralph McTell will be on BBC Radio Wales on Sunday 9th March at 6pm.


Wow, thanks a lot, Cool Cat ;)

I am going to record this from my sound card, if anyone is interested?
( and then I shall be making a Ralph related shorter version of course  ::) ).


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on March 10, 2014, 11:18:58 PM
Great, thanks, guys.  

It's available to play online till Sunday, and worth two hours of your time.

Ralph is on at 44:20 and again at 1:42:10.


Title: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Cool Cat on March 16, 2014, 01:55:54 PM
There are a few youtube clips from this show,  Here's Around the Wild Cape Horn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW8E-jMFTU8




Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Cool Cat on March 16, 2014, 01:58:20 PM

Just seen this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xsjrh

Ralph McTell will be on BBC Radio Wales on Sunday 9th March at 6pm.


and here is 'W4th Street and Jones'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cckmaFuufW4


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: tryer on March 27, 2014, 09:50:20 AM
For those not on mailing list? In December 2013 Ralph performed at the Bert Jansch tribute concert, this was filmed as part of the programme "The Genius of Bert Jansch: Folk Blues and Beyond" we have just heard that this will be broadcast on BBC4 this Friday evening at 10pm, followed by Berts 60th filmed at St Lukes. Ralph will be appearing in both.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: fstix (Michael) on August 23, 2014, 11:48:36 AM
Ralph was the very first person I interviewed on radio, way back in 1987.  I've just found the cassette and have put the audio up on the show blog: http://rootsandbranchesaustralia.wordpress.com/interviews/ralph-mctell-1987/

Subjects include the songs Ralph had written for Fairport Convention, his songwriting method and disposal rate, the narrowness of commercial radio affecting the success of worthy musicians, his involvement with a couple of TV programs and more.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: tryer on August 24, 2014, 02:28:33 PM
Thanks for that...great to see activity on here  :)  :o


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on August 24, 2014, 08:24:32 PM
Thank you for this treasure, 40 songs back then not recorded or finished......  :o :o


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on December 02, 2014, 08:17:51 AM
Ralph's Inheritance track, first broadcast in 2012, a radio 4 download link..
Enjoy! great stuff!  :)


http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/it/it_20121006-1135a.mp3


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on December 04, 2014, 08:05:28 PM
Ralph's 70th on Mark Radcliffe show. 4 weeks left to listen...  ;)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04smqml


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Naomi on May 06, 2015, 12:02:55 PM
A new interview (5/5/15) with Ralph on the Steve Wright show.

Link here. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qppbs)

Naomi


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Chris on May 06, 2015, 04:04:46 PM
According to a e-newsletter just received - this was only recorded last night.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Naomi on October 26, 2015, 10:10:25 AM
Just noticed this (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p034ln1z).
Ralph comes in just past the 14 minute mark.

Haven't had time to listen to it yet, but am looking forward to it as I'm sure  it will be good!  :)


Naomi


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on October 26, 2015, 08:58:15 PM
Thanks Naomi. Glad you are still searching for Ralph stuff. Its been a long time, hope you are well?


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: John Beresford on March 14, 2016, 07:08:01 PM
Ralph tells tales of the 70s to Johnnie Walker on Sunday at three.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: SteveK on March 14, 2016, 07:17:24 PM

Ralph tells tales of the 70s to Johnnie Walker on Sunday at three.

Thanks John.

There is already an iPlayer page set up to receive a copy of the broadcast. It looks like Ralph is the main subject of the show.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b069gdgs

SteveK


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Alan2 on March 16, 2016, 09:42:09 AM
Thanks John. I usually catch the last of Johnnie W. but this week I'll make sure I hear it all.  :)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: tryer on March 20, 2016, 05:16:35 PM
Just seconds in and reminded of couple in seat next to mine in Tewksbury. prior to show? I established they were local,supporting the theatre, Is he any good? I suggested they told me after the show. Great chat eventually I said "what gets me is he is on his own, I often hear other instruments" The wife puzzled said "what do you mean?" ....Well no band just the man himself on his own. Staring at the stage she said " was he on his own?"

 I often wonder if he gets as frustrated at the predictability of interviews such as this one, as I was. apart from a mention of Albert Hall concert could have been from years back! Sorry Johnnie I found it disappointing. That said at least he got some airplay.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Alan2 on March 21, 2016, 11:59:20 AM
Ralph seems to have endless patience, especially when telling his story yet another time, and being asked about his greatest hit.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on April 22, 2016, 08:11:06 PM
On Ken Bruce R2 today.
 I think there must be a standard script for interviews with Ralph. Really he's far more interesting than that.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on April 23, 2016, 09:42:11 AM

On Ken Bruce R2 today.
 I think there must be a standard script for interviews with Ralph. Really he's far more interesting than that.


Quite right. He is so much more than that interview...

If you have to one can listen again if you missed it....Ralph is on just after the hour...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b076zw4k


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on April 25, 2016, 08:35:46 PM
This is a much better interview on Radio London, bringing out Ralph's humour and interesting chat...listen just after 02.04. 'That' song does get a fleeting mention but the interview is much better than Ken Bruce!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03q691x


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 26, 2016, 09:58:06 AM
He's obviously doing the rounds - Stephen Foster had him on Radio Suffolk yesterday.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on April 26, 2016, 08:21:12 PM

He's obviously doing the rounds - Stephen Foster had him on Radio Suffolk yesterday.


Any 'listen again' link please Skirky?  ;)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 27, 2016, 09:52:17 AM


He's obviously doing the rounds - Stephen Foster had him on Radio Suffolk yesterday.

Any 'listen again' link please Skirky?  ;)


Not sure I can get hold at work, but if you search for the BBC / Radio Suffolk / Stephen Foster his shows are usually online to Listen Again for a couple of weeks  - I don't know how far through the show interview was, but I'm sure he'll have forward announced it a few times.  :)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: tryer on May 02, 2016, 01:31:25 PM
 JJ Joanna
              Thank you so much for the link to Jo Good programme [radio London] possibly the best interview of late [last 10 yrs]
 Can I wish All who hope to be at RAH an excellent evening I include the two thousand or so who will be catching up, or indeed being treated to the magic for the first time.
 


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: gmf (Giles) on May 04, 2016, 08:34:40 AM
Ralph is a guest on BBC R4 'Midweek' today - live at 09.00, then available on IPlayer for a week at least.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078z5vv


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Alan2 on May 04, 2016, 03:17:31 PM

Ralph is a guest on BBC R4 'Midweek' today - live at 09.00, then available on IPlayer for a week at least.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078z5vv


And repeated this evening, in  edited form, of course. Thanks for the heads up.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JohnP69 on July 16, 2016, 09:18:48 AM

Ralph is Danny Bakers guest today from 10 o clock on BBC5 live


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 05, 2017, 10:43:19 AM



He's obviously doing the rounds - Stephen Foster had him on Radio Suffolk yesterday.

Any 'listen again' link please Skirky?  ;)


Not sure I can get hold at work, but if you search for the BBC / Radio Suffolk / Stephen Foster his shows are usually online to Listen Again for a couple of weeks  - I don't know how far through the show interview was, but I'm sure he'll have forward announced it a few times.  :)


For those who missed it first time round, this is apparently being repeated on Foz's Drivetime show after 18:00 today - Thursday the 5th.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on July 10, 2019, 08:59:35 PM
Next week on Radio 4 - Soul Music

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006tks


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Alan2 on July 11, 2019, 11:34:39 AM

Next week on Radio 4 - Soul Music

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006tks


Has this been on before?


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Chris on July 11, 2019, 12:09:40 PM
Not according to the link provided


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: tryer on July 17, 2019, 09:43:43 AM
There are all too few programs today of this type and consistent standard [ as were Old Grey whistle, The singer and the song?] I love this, as I have all others, Always a pleasure to hear others perspective of one of my own favorites, repeated later, and thankfully online.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Chris on July 17, 2019, 09:46:11 AM
Repeated at 2130 tonight


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 17, 2019, 11:26:02 AM

Next week on Radio 4 - Soul Music

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006tks
I listened to it driving into work today and cried the whole time! It was a lovely programme, definitely recommended  :)  :)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Alan2 on July 17, 2019, 03:53:49 PM


Next week on Radio 4 - Soul Music

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006tks
I listened to it driving into work today and cried the whole time! It was a lovely programme, definitely recommended  :)  :)


I enjoyed it too. And the part about Derek Bentley was interesting.


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on July 18, 2019, 07:57:34 PM
I love 'Soul Music' on R4 and have learnt so much about the songs and the artist/writer. One week a particular song ran through the life of footballer Paul Gascogine's sister, it was an incredibly moving and fascinating insight into the people and families affected by having a famous/infamous brother.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001r7h

Here's another from 2017  ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tcnmk

**  Maybe this should be split from this thread and recommended episode's for listening have a thread of its own once you've trawled through the hundreds of series and episodes that there are!   ???


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 19, 2019, 08:13:00 AM

I love 'Soul Music' on R4 and have learnt so much about the songs and the artist/writer. One week a particular song ran through the life of footballer Paul Gascogine's sister, it was an incredibly moving and fascinating insight into the people and families affected by having a famous/infamous brother.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001r7h

Here's another from 2017  ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tcnmk

**  Maybe this should be split from this thread and recommended episode's for listening have a thread of its own once you've trawled through the hundreds of series and episodes that there are!   ???

I've spent hours listening to this series. It's wonderful :)


Title: Re: Ralph on the Radio
Post by: Chris on October 11, 2019, 12:17:29 PM
WEll, well....a very late night for those wishing to listen to this on broadcast.....

Ralph McTell at 75 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2019/42/ralph-mctell-at-75)

Quote
Saturday 12 October
2.00am-3.00am (I think this is tonight!)
BBC RADIO 2


Ahead of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards being held in Manchester on Wednesday 16 October, Radio 2 celebrates one of folk music’s most influential singer songwriters.

Streets Of London is surely one of the most famous folk songs ever in the UK. It is the one folk song that almost everyone has heard and can name-check. As he reaches his 75th birthday, its composer, Ralph McTell discusses his life and career and chooses the songs he’d most like to be remembered for writing.

Presented by author and journalist Mark Hodkinson, the programme features a brand new, arresting interview with McTell, who talks in depth about his childhood, his absent father, the song-writing process, his influences, successes, regrets and his legacy.

Ralph is also asked to choose the three songs from the hundreds he has written that he would most like to be remembered for, including Lost Boys, a song that laments the hypocrisy of how society views its young men.

Ralph McTell’s brand new album, Hill Of Beans, sees him reunited with legendary producer Tony Visconti - known for working with David Bowie - who was there at the beginning of Ralph’s recording career. The latter-day reconnection came about after a chance meeting on the streets of London, or London’s Marylebone Road to be specific.

Ralph will round off this landmark year with a special 75th birthday concert at the Royal Festival Hall on 13 December 2019.
Presenter: Mark Hodkinson
Producer: 7digital


For everyone else, it's either iplayer/Sounds app or record!