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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Becky Unthank. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Becky Unthank, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Becky Unthank. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Becky Unthank, often where they are interviewed.

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Becky Unthank's Tweet of the Week

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Becky Unthank, folk singer with the Unthanks, compiles her edition of Tweet of the Week. Here, she explores how musicians can take their inspiration from birds, and the personal attachments and stories she has to birds.

This omnibus edition contains the following repeated episodes;

Curlew - presented by Martin Hughes-Games
Dipper - presented by Sir David Attenborough
Magpie - presented by Eleanor Matthews
Peregrine Falcon - presented by Kit Jawitt aka Yolo Birder
Woodpigeon - presented by Hugh Thomson
Jan 06 2019 · 15mins
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Becky Unthank's Wren

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For Becky Unthank her interest in birds goes beyond just watching them while out in the countryside, as she has recently named her son wren to reflect her love of the natural world.

Along with her sister Rachel who will present her own Tweet of the Day next week, The Unthanks is a family affair from the North East of England. As one of the leading exponents of traditional music they have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and represent the only British folk group in the The Guardian's and Uncut's best albums of last decade. Categorizing their music is difficult, but The Unthanks see their work and songs as less a style of music and more delivering an oral history for the modern audience. Which is perfect for Tweet of the Day, as Becky Unthank recalls how her son was named wren and also how she has been inspired by the story of the King of the Birds.

You can hear more from Becky in her Tweet of the Week podcast, downloadable from BBC Sounds

Producer Andrew Dawes
Dec 30 2018 · 1min

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Rachel and Becky Unthank

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During the last ten years, The Unthanks have redefined what might be expected of English folk music. Their sequence of albums has reimagined traditional material in vivid new arrangements and reached into surprising new sources - for example, the songs of Molly Drake. But at the core of the group are the voices of Rachel and Becky, sisters born seven years apart.

Rachel and Becky share their sense of belonging to the landscape of the north-east, their inevitable attraction to melancholy and the qualities that allow each other's voice to blend so effortlessly.

And, in their studio in a Northumbrian farm-yard, they sing their signature melodies and a duet that most typically sounds for the two of them.

Produced by Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
Apr 24 2018 · 27mins
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Becky Unthank and Hamsters

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What do you get when you cross Mike Waterson with a What do you get when you cross Mike Waterson with a Hamster? Becky Unthank talks about the Unthanks’ new album Songs from the Ship Yards. Mike Hardingand Mark Radcliffe do battle. The time has finally come to reveal the Young’uns’ favourite sandwich; will we be united by the love of the same sandwich, or will our preferences differ? The Young’uns verbally abuse the people of Liverpool. And we bring you anecdotes about libraries and restaurants? Becky Unthank talks about the Unthanks’ new album Songs from the Ship Yards. Mike Hardingand Mark Radcliffe do battle. The time has finally come to reveal the Young’uns’ favourite sandwich; will we be united by the love of the same sandwich, or will our preferences differ? The Young’uns verbally abuse the people of Liverpool. And we bring you anecdotes about libraries and restaurants.

Nov 11 2012 · 8mins