Sunday 7th February 2016

Now Playing…

gypsy folk radio Gypsy Folk Radio -

13:00 GMT & 21:00 GMT

Gypsy Folk Radio is a monthly podcast run by Balkan Alien Sound bouzouki player Martin Coyle. Its aim is to share the music that inspires us and also to interview local musicians exploring the influence of folk and trad in their musical lives and hear their stories behind the tunes. Listen on demand the full series:
Refugee Radio Refugee Radio – Calais Volunteers -

19:00 GMT

Calais Volunteers - Guy Hayes cycles to the camps of Calais to deliver much-needed supplies and talk to the refugees stranded there as part of the Critical Mass movement. Refugee Radio was formed by refugee and human rights workers in 2008. Refugee Radio runs projects in the community to help bring people together. More information about Refugee Radio visit
logo - Refugee Radio Network Refugee Radio Network UNESCO interview -

11:00 & 23:00 GMT

A prelude to World Radio Day UNESCO’s Alison Meston joins RRN’s Larry McCauley for an interview for World Radio Day 2016. The radio DJ’s life story of fleeing Nigeria to Libya after conflicts between ethnic groups, then having to flee his new Libyan home again during the 2011 conflict. Larry took the perilous journey across the sea to arrive in Italy, where he eventually made a new home in Hamburg and founded the Refugee Radio Network, to give other refugees a voice. Refugee Radio Network.
tinariwenradio Tinariwen – “Desert Stars (The Belfast Interview)” -

18:00 GMT

An exclusive interview with Tinariwen for Homely Planet recorded whilst the band were performing in Belfast City. Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979 in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s. Programme produced by Maurice Macartney, Emily Molloy & Michael Marie. www,

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