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For the ears of the site, follow us on Soundcloud here. We’ve got original recordings up there, as well as reposts of anything that tickles our fancy.

On the Snap by Brian Case – “Three decades of snapshots from the world of jazz, film and crime fiction”

Alice Oswald – Live at the Caught by the River / Faber Social, London, 2 July, 2012.

Mixcloud podcasts
A Caught by the River Spoken Word & Nature Disco Vol 3. – Track selection by Jeff Barrett (Caught by the River / Heavenly Recordings) & mixed by the Dubwood Allstars. Featuring, amongst others, Chris Watson, Roger Deakin, Bill Ryder-Jones and Rivertones recording artists Darren Hayman, At Hawthorn Time and Be.

Great British Salad – a peaceful and pastoral pastiche of provincial musical pieces from the past and the present, put together by Salad Sound System’s Jack Sellen.

Gone Fishing – side 1. A compleat compendium of fact, folklore, fun and fancy on the gentle art of fishing.

Gone Fishing – side 2.

A Caught by the River Spoken Word & Nature Disco. Volume 1 – selected by Jeff Barrett, mixed by Richard Norris. This mix is one of two that were created for an event organised by the poet Alice Oswald in May 2011 as part of Dartington Hall’s Tagore Festival. You will hear wildlife recordings – namely the sound of various birds and beetles – made by ace wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson and taken from his album ‘Outside the Circle of Fire’.

A Caught by the River Spoken Word & Nature Disco. Volume 2. – selected by Jeff Barrett, mixed by Richard Norris. This is the second mix created for Dartington Hall’s Tagore Festival. The location for the event was Sharpham House, a Palladian villa high on a hilltop overlooking the river Dart in beautiful South Devon. We visited the house ahead of the day and decided that, weather permitting, we would set up the speakers on the terrace.

The River Cary, written and read by Gavin Pretor-Pinney. Sound by Chris Watson.

River Man, written and read by Hannah Hamilton. Sound by Chris Watson.

Winter Pike – side 1. ‘Heron’s Creek’. Fred J Taylor & Richard Walker in conversation. Recorded on location. Originally released on Fauna Records. A copy of the original LP sleeve can be found on the site.

Winter Pike – side 2. Tring Reservoir. Fred J Taylor & Richard Walker in conversation. Recorded on location. Originally released on Fauna Records. A copy of the original LP sleeve can be found on the site.

The Language of Rivers written and read by Sue Clifford. Sound by Chris Watson. “The richness of our long cultural relationship with rivers is evident in the names we know them by and the clues which linger in our place names.”

The Penkiln Burn, written and read by Bill Drummond. Recorded and produced by John Hirst. Additional sound by Chris Watson.

The Upper Stour, written and read by Chris Yates. Sound by Chris Watson.

The River Coquet, written, read and produced by Chris Watson.

When Fenland’s Finest Raced With Jack Frost, written by Roger Deakin and read by Robert MacFarlane. Sound by Chris Watson.

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