We showcase a (world) wide range of musical styles and folk traditions on the show and on this Monday's show they included jazzy Cornish dance music to wild bhangra to smooth Somalian music to stirring border pipes to funky guitar. Not forgetting some great Polish music. And all from our little studio in Exeter.
It was a joy to talk with Irene and Robert about Polish traditions like fortune-telling on Andrzejki, St Andrew's Day (still being kept up - certainly in Tiverton and Exeter), life for Polish people in and around Exeter (generally good it seems, even if it means getting up at 5 am to go to work) and Polish and other local people's plans for working together for mutual understanding, enjoyment and fulfilment.
Events we publicised included two that, unfortunately, clash (Ah well - there's so much going on!) next Saturday:
Andrzejki (St Andrew's Day) Party at the Malster's Arms, Woodbury near Exeter: from 7pm. Entry by tickets (£15). Prince includes Polish buffet, Polish DJ and music, fun fortune-telling and organised transport. Details and tickets from The Polish Shop, Bartholomew Street, Exeter.
Wren Music Concert with David Faulkner, Voices In Common, Campus Choir, Rough Music, Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson: St David's Church, Hele Road, Exeter. Proceeds to Chestnut Appeal, the prostate cancer charity. More details here.
For information about Polonica, Exeter Polish Association, email email@example.com or phone Robert: 0789 4817396
We played... Artist..Track..Album
Dalla..Woolly Monkey..More Salt
Hoover The Dog..The Tartar/Drinkies..Scratch N Sniff
Daughters Of Elvin..Ondas Do Mar Da Vigo..Goldrok
John McLaughlin..El Greco..The Promise
Lulo Reinhardt..Waltz For One..Project One
La Familia Valeria Miranda..Bambay..Cuba
Amor Linde..Amor Linde..Music From Mexico
Carlos Libendinski..Tres Son Multitud..Narco Tango
Surfari Boys..Rahasya Rahasya..Bhangra Fever
Waaberi..Indo Ashak..New Dawn
Budapest Klezmer Band & Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra..Legycsapo Tanc..Klezmer Suite
Rachel Buchman..Elkiahu Hanavi..Oy S'Iz Gut (Oh It's Good)
Musicians of Warsaw University Of Technology Song & Dance Ensemble..Owczarek..Songs & Dances From Poland
Nigel Kennedy & Kroke..Lullaby For Kamila..East Meets West
Eel Grinders..The Microwave..Voyage
Dick Gaughan..When I'm Gone.Outlaws & Dreamers
Susana Baca..Si Me Quitaran..Espiritu Vivo
David Delarre..Roundabout..Folk Awards 2007