Sunday, 5 June 2011

Sore Fingers Week on BBC Radio 4

John Wirtz reports from England:

The BBC Radio 4 programme 'Sore Fingers' is available to listen to on the BBC website until next Thursday.

This is how Chris Stuart announced the show on the IBMA list:

'BBC Radio 4 (known in my house as the World's Greatest Radio Station) recorded a 30-minute piece on the UK bluegrass camp Sore Fingers Summer School, which Tim O'Brien has described as "It looks like Hogwartz but sounds like Bean Blossom."'

It's a great piece and features Tony Trischka, Matt Flinner, many of the students, and others. One of the most moving moments is a student describing how playing bluegrass music has helped him deal with the loss of a loved one.

Well worth a listen. More information about Sore Fingers Summer Schools on their website.