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Music and radio kept me alive in times of isolation

When I was kicked out of home at the age of 18, and even before, my isolation propelled me to seek out emotional comfort.

It was almost impossible to find such comfort in people, I had no family to turn to, I knew no-one in the place that I had ended up. 554 more words

Mark and the Boy Lard

I think I need something daft like this to lift my spirits from time to time.  I have a real affection for Radcliffe and Riley; their show on Radio 1 was in a league of its own and I was rather upset when it came to an end.   159 more words

Inspira L Carpets

I don’t know if I remember seeing this on Top of the Pops, or if I just think I remember, as it’s a bit of film I’ve seen several times since.   178 more words

The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions: The Furrow Collective will be available to stream and download worldwide from the 12th of October 2014.

Emily Portman, Alasdair Roberts and Lucy Farrell made up a slightly diminished collective back in March 2014 – however the group was no less ‘super’ in the absence of singer, harpist and fiddle player Rachel Newton. 59 more words

Found Myself in a Strange Title

This comes from one of the best albums in my collection – The Sophtware Slump.  I distinctly remember it came to my attention through Mark Radcliffe’s show on Radio 1, when he had Lard, aka Marc Riley, as his sidekick.   208 more words