Diese Sendung ist seit dem 12. Juni 2014 im Programmschema
und läuft monatlich am 2. Donnerstag von 13:06 bis 14:00
und monatlich am 4. Donnerstag von 13:06 bis 14:00
und als Wiederholung monatlich am 3. Freitag von 11:06 bis 12:00
und als Wiederholung monatlich am 1. Freitag von 11:06 bis 12:00


You enjoy listening to poems? Responding to them? Discussing them? Even analyzing them?
On every second and fourth Thursday, at 13.06, we do precisely that in a series of programmes, in English.
For example, we read poems by Roger McGough, Liverpool pop poet of the 1960s and now the presenter of BBC Radio 4' s popular request programme 'Poetry Please'. And yes, we too at Freirad hope that you will ask for particular poems to be read and discussed.

A taster? Here's a short poem by Roger:

Once upon a love
we spent our nights
blowing kisses across
the pillow
now we spend them
throwing plates across the kitchen

We hope your relationship is not quite like this! Mind you, it is said to be an old story: "It starts when you sink into his arms, and it ends with your arms in his sink."

We'll also be listening to pop songs and talking about them. After all, so many poems are singable. Take Leonard Cohen, for example. Also, many English composers (eg. Benjamin Britten) set poems to music.

In our programmes we will also be running a Poetry Workshop. Here you can learn how to actually write poems. In fact, we will be running a Poetry Competition.

So, "Turn on, tune in and drop out", as the 1960s guru Timothy Leary said!

MacherIn: Sandra Milne-Skinner, Andrew Milne-Skinner

Speziell zur Sendung am
Donnerstag, den 24. Oktober 2019

Staffa: Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Texts read and music played:

  1. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave) -start
  2. Donald B. MacCulloch: Staffa (1927)
  3. The Scots Magazine, Nov 1772
  4. Dr Johnson: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1773)
  5. Scott Macmillan: Celtic Mass for the Sea - Introit (1988)
  6. Thomas Pennant: A Tour in Scotland and a Voyage to the Hebrides in 1772 (1774)
  7. Granville Bantock: Hebridean Symphony, 1st. section
  8. Faujas de St. Fond: Staffa (1784)
  9. Jules Verne: Staffa (1859)
  10. Louis de Saussure: Voyage en Ecosse et aux Iles Hebrides (1807)
  11. James MacPherson: Fragments of Ancient Poetry collected in the Highlands of Scotland and translated from the Gaelic Language (1760)
  12. Hamish MacCunn: The Land of the Mountain and the Flood (1887)
  13. P.B. Homer: Observations on a Short Tour in Scotland: Made in the Summer of 1803
  14. Thomas Campbell: Staffa (1795)
  15. Patrick Og MacCrimmon's Lament (pibroch)
  16. Thomas Campbell: Lord Ullin's Daughter
  17. James Hogg: Staffa (1803)
  18. Walter  Scott: The Lord of the Isles
  19. John Keats: letter to brother Tom (1818)
  20. John Keats: Staffa (1819)
  21. Karl Klingemann: Staffa, Aug 8, 1829
  22. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave) - start
  23. William Turner: Staffa, Fingal's Cave (1831-2)
  24. William Wordsworth: Sonnet 28 - Cave of Staffa, Sonnet 29 - Cave of Staffa After the Crowd had Departed
  25. Queen Victoria: Journal, 1847
  26. Alfred Lord Tennyson: Sea Dreams (1853)
  27. Jules Verne: The Green Ray (1885)
  28. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave) - ending


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