It's about words, written and read, maybe spoken out loud in person, on stage, or recorded. Presented (mostly) by Philip Holden. Long form chats with creators and users of words - pretty relaxed - just you and us. In these chats the guest brings a word and so does Philip - and thereby hangs a tale...
Hello, I'm Philip Holden and in this episode I talk to Tom Carradine, a dapper chap who is well known for his Cockney Singalong.
Tom's word of the episode is quodlibet (no, me neither) while mine is craft, which I think suits the skill and talent Tom brings to the podcast.
In this this chat Tom talks about his experience in the pit of West End musicals and as a piano entertainer - preserving and sharing great songs from over a century ago right up to the present day(ish). We discuss what makes a funny and engaging song - and how come we all know the chorus.
You can find lots of Tom's work at - www.tomcarradine.com and www.carradinescockneysingalong.co.uk. Look for his singalong on Facebook and/or tomcarradinepianist and follow him on Twitter @tomcarradine
Ideas in Writing is produced with the support of Mr Books Bookshop in Tonbridge - the home of inspiring, imaginative and intelligent books, gifts and conversation. You can find it at mrbooks.co.uk and on Twitter @mrbooks_ton to order all kinds of books new and second hand – or you can visit them – at least when they reopen after the Covid lockdown.
CREDITS & links
Tom also mentioned Champagne Charlie and the Bubbly Boys http://champagnecharliemusic.co.uk and Michael Roulston and Sarah Louise Young http://www.roulstonandyoung.co.uk/
Ideas in Writing is recorded and produced by Philip Holden using Zencaster and Anchor.fm
The Ideas in Writing theme "Farting Around" is by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
The "Light Easy March" sting is by ...dog http://www.besonic.com/dog
This is the very first Ideas in Writing podcast - supported by Mr Books Bookshop Tonbridge, Kent.
This first event was recorded at the Old Fire Station with a live audience.
In it James Graham (Brexit: The Uncivil War, Labour of Love, Quiz, Ink) talks about his life, his writing and how he made Rupert Murdoch into a sympathetic character. He also talks about the Coughing Major and what's coming up next.
It was recorded in October 2017
Theme music (C) Sid Stafford