Pilot: This week we are kicking off the series with an episode about all things fruity. Tune in for the most important discussions of the term: What defines a fruit? We shall also be playing the first round of ‘Is Keoni smarter than Sarah’s Housemate’. Fruit puns shall be a-plenty and with a song dedication for the listener with the ultimate fruity joke!
(5/10) Mahler and his Circle: We’re back for a second series of abject commentary and lovely music. In my final episode, we explore Mahler and the people around him, playing music from his own catalogue as well as that of his friends, acquaintances and colleagues.
(1/5) It’s Tuesday, it’s primetime, it’s the totally original idea (from Ben Allen), The 3.5mm cable! If you’re feeling as sense of déjà vu, it’s because you are! Join me as I play as much of Ben’s playlist from his show, The Aux Cord, from the previous week as possible. If you don’t listen to this, at least listen to his…!
(4/10) Semicentennial Celebrations: We’re back for a second series of abject commentary and lovely music. We’re celebrating 2021’s musical celebrations, with composers and compositions stretching back in fifty-year increments up to 1571. Featuring Haydn, Albinoni and Verdi.
(3/10) All The World’s A Stage: We’re back for a second series of abject commentary and lovely music. We’re delving into pieces for the theatre this week, with picks from Puccini to Stravinsky and chat about concert halls and leg-room.
(2/10) Northern Europe: We’re back for a second series of abject commentary and lovely music. Join us as we start of in the north of this fine continent, exploring the range of styles on offer and revisiting David’s favourite conductor Neeme Järvi yet again…
(1/10) Music Plus One: We’re back for a second series of abject commentary and lovely music. On the theme of Music Plus One, join us we increment the number of players starting with Bach and ending with Haydn.
It’s lockdown, it’s midnight, and a masked vigilante is standing on a stool in a server room – it can only be one thing, the return of URY for Spring Term 2021! Tune in to hear what it sounds like when increasingly tired and stressed presenters dally about on air for a couple of hours, and see how long it takes us to stop getting the year wrong.
It’s a Christmas miracle! Cup 7 already?? I know! Here’s the second chat I had originally for Keoni’s Cave on URY with my pal Callum. I do much of the same as in the previous episode, actually, so watch out for more terrible singing and a moderately disastrous attempt at preparing M&S’s Christmas Blend. Merry Christmas!
Cup 6 has arrived to boost/banish [delete as applicable] your Christmas blues! Originally, recorded for Keoni’s Cave on University Radio York (URY), here’s an expanded version of the chat I had with Molly that includes terrible Irish pronunciations, plenty of non-Christmas-based nattering and a clip shoehorned in of me taking a swig of some warm juice. 2020’s never been better…
(7/7) Christmas Special
I appeared towards the end of Colin and Matt Having a Christmas Chat on University Radio York (URY) having been commissioned to translate and record a Christmas song yn Cymraeg. Have a listen to me talking about and singing ‘Popeth dw i’n eisiau am Nadolig sy’n ti’, more popularly known by its English name ‘All I want for Christmas is You’ by (Dame?) Mariah Carey.
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My exams – or ‘alternative assessments’ – are now over, so I found some free time, at last! Recorded near the start of the lockdown, in cup 5 my guest Jimmy and I talk a little about life in Toronto and play a rather self-explanatory game called What am I talking about? which actually wasn’t that straightforward. But, let’s be honest, it wouldn’t be, would it…?
Cup 4 is the overflow stuff from the last episode – yes, we really did record so much! Listen to the rest of the Welsh maraca game and hear João talk about Asturias (for a bit). In a surprising turn of events, the drink in the title comes from my guest – a Twinings English Breakfast Tea, drunk late after the watershed.
The third cup brings together two people who haven’t spoken in yonks. João and I discuss bourbon(s) (creams) and Asda Smart Price meatballs, and play another game with maracas that had to be cut short and shoved into another episode because we were going on for too long! Today’s coffee – an intensity of 8 – comes from Taylors of Harrogate, who describe this coffee as “a big, beautiful Brazilian roast, like sinking your teeth into a hazelnut praline.”
Episode synopsis (2/5) A Voice for Radio is back for one last ride. In this episode, we have a guest, international agony uncle sensation Gary answering your burning questions in Grill Gary. First aired: 17:10 – 18:50, Monday 24th February 2020Episode released: Monday 2nd March 2020
Stuck on analysing poetry for your English exam? Well look no further for any help, as there’s some here! On a Wednesday morning, groups of us were set a task to produce revision resources for GCSE English. What resulted was this masterpiece – written and presented by Sebastian Kozłowski and starring Shazon Miah. Conflict Poetry Crossword: Click here
This is the second ‘Evening Piano Session’! I’m continuing on with the theme of ‘firsts’ with ‘Burning’ by Ludovico Einaudi. For this piece, I used the strings setting as an accompaniment for the middle part. Enjoy!
This is the first ‘Evening Piano Session’! I’ve started off on the theme of ‘firsts’ with ‘I Giorni’ by Ludovico Einaudi. ‘I Giorni’ was the first piece I heard by Einaudi and I’ve decided to share it with you. Enjoy!