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Our kind of town

Title
Our kind of town
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Music
TX Date
10 Feb 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:46:25
Description
Our Kind of Town, presented by Keith Howell. This episode focuses on cheesemaking and street music in London. Howell speaks to Philip Rippon, manager of Paxton and Whitfield cheese shop. Rippon talks about the many varieties of cheese, and the best ways of storing and preparing it. Street performer Michael O’Shea plays some of his music. He describes travelling through India and Turkey, where he created a new musical instrument - a cross between a sitar and a harp. He also tells how he has been robbed in the past, and arrested for playing music in public. Musicians (street and otherwise) discussed or referred to include Mike Oldfield, Don Partridge, and Moondog (the pseudonym of Louis Thomas Hardin). In two parts, divided by short break in audio.
Contributors
Keith Howell; Philip Rippon; Michael O’Shea
Keywords
London; Musicians; Music; Imports; Exports; Crime; Police; Folk music; Dairy industry; Food; Musical performances; Food industry; Musical performers; Mugging; Dairy products; Theft; Arrests; Musical styles; Mike Oldfield; Musical instruments; Cheese; Indian classical music; Percussion instruments; Malcolm Brabant; Cheese dealers; Cheese making; Cheese makers; Food preparation; Food preservatives; Don Partridge; Moondog; Experimental music; Stringed instruments; Harp music

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