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Sipping a final benedictine

My party-piece was singing Jake Thackray songs (or Thackery as I have wrongly called him for the last 50 years). With my Craviola CRA-6N guitar – the odd shaped one which distracted from me being barely able to play it – I changed my voice to a deep slightly plummy Yorkshire accent and – at the drop of a hat – played Brother Gorilla and Sister Josephine.

Around the World – 7 & 9 August 2022

During the summer in particular I prefer to let the music speak for itself. This week – and in subsequent weeks – the emphasis will be on almost continuous music with minimal interruption. It’s even more important then to sign up on Substack for previews 

Around the World – 31 July & 2 August 2022

This week, I’m playing musicians from Algeria, Australia, Basque Country, Benin, Colombia, Finland, France, Italy, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, New Zealand, Niger, Ireland, Palestine, Scotland, Spain, Sudan, Texas, and Turkey.
Listen to this week’s show here.

Around the World – 24 & 26 July 2022

In two weeks’ time a major music festival is to be held in Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city. Brno, like Belfast, is a UNESCO City of Music part of the Creative Cities Network. The festival’s programme [here] ranges through busking to opera. I can’t be at Maraton hudby Brno, although I’ve been invited. Instead I’ll be playing music from some of the people who will be appearing in the Festival, throughout the show.

Around the World – 17 & 19 July 2022

Music from Estonia, Reunion, Berlin, Portugal, Sweden, Mali, New Zealand, Hawaii and a whole bunch more. Around the World – the global jukebox plays all sorts of music form all sorts of places.

Around the World – 10 & 12 July 2022

40 years ago this week, on 16 July 1982, the first WOMAD festival was held. It was in Shepton Mallet in England. World Music had arrived. Peter Gabriel, of course was the Godfather. I’ll be playing some of those artists from Live At WOMAD 1982 released on 16 July this year. It’s the album of the week.

Around the World – 3 & 5 July 2022

On Around the World this week there’s Latin music from Slovakia, we’ll hear from Iraq, Jamaica, Mali, Bosnia, Japan, Brazil, England, Scotland, Wales, Denmark and Cyprus. Our featured album this week comes from a band who formed in Tennessee, at a whiskey distillery.

Around the World – 26 & 28 June 2022

This is around the world – the antidote to airport queues, security checks, cancelled flights and badly behaved passengers. Kick off your shoes, put up your feet, put on the sleep mask and drift off on the magic carpet that is Around the World.

Around the World – 19 & 21 June 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. 

Around the World – 12 & 14 June 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. 

Around the World – 5 & 7 June 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.

Around the World – 29 & 31 May 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. 

Around the World – 22 & 24 May 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. 

Around the World – 15 & 17 May 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. 

Tallinn Music Week moves to Narva – and so do I

A few days before the Tallinn Music Week programme was announced, Russia invaded Ukraine after several years of occupation of the east of the country. This was prefaced by a significant strategy of anti-Ukraine propaganda by the Kremlin in Russia and in the east of Ukraine. “TMW will take place in Tallinn and Narva as a statement of solidarity: each of us in Europe is as safe and strong as our border states and communities.” The TMW website announced soon after the invasion.

Around the World – 8 & 10 May 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.
You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

Around the World preview for 8 and 10 May – Greetings from Tallinn

As I write I’m the Old Town in Tallinn City which like Belfast recently won the UNESCO City of Culture title. This is Tallinn Music week. It opened officially on Thursday with an open air concert by MTV Music Award winner Ivan Dorn from Ukraine.

Around the World – 1 & 3 May 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.
You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

Are you going to Tallinn Music Week?

Planning to go to Tallinn Music Week? I’ll be a tourist most of the time and gig goer the rest of the time. But I’m happy to take a few meetings.

Around the World – 24 & 26 April 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.

You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

You can sign up for the weekly preview on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.

Around the World – 17 & 19 April 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.

You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

You can sign up for the weekly preview on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.

Restaurants In Bled – Update – April 2022

In the guide to Bled you will find here, is out of date but much of what it contains is generally correct. Since I was last here, there have been several changes. In addition to the traditional restaurants “gostilna”, “oštarija“, and “restavracija” a new word has appeared: “Steakhouse”.

Around the World – 10 & 12 April 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. 

Around the World – 3 & 5 April 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.

You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

You can sign up for the weekly preview on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.

Around the World Preview – 3 & 5 April 2022

Listen to last week’s show and see the running order on DavySims.com and find out more about the show. You can also listen to Part 1 and Part 2 on Mixcloud. This weekend I’m packing my bags to head off… Continue Reading →

Around the World – 27 & 29 March 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio plays-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.

You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

You can sign up for the weekly preview on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.

Around the World Preview – 27 & 29 March 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.

You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

You can sign up for the weekly preview on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.

Around the World – 20 & 22 March 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.

You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

You can sign up for the weekly preview on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.

Around the World – 13 & 15 March 2022

Slice Audio and Ferry FM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio plays-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.

You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

You can sign up for the weekly preview on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.

Around the World – 6 & 8 March 2022

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio plays-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. =

You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

You can sign up for the weekly preview on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.

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