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20 July 2021 playlist

Josienne Clarke Super Recogniser from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)  Rachel Baiman Cycles from Cycles (2021 Signature Sounds) The Little Unsaid The Great Nowhere from Lick The Futures Lips (2021 Reveal Records) Christina Alden and Alex Patterson Hunter from Hunter (2021 Christina Alden and Alex Patterson)  The Self […]

6 July 2021 playlist

Eleanor McEvoy The DJ from Early Hours (2004 Market Square Records)  Peter Bruntnell Lucifer Morning Star from Journey to the sun (2021 Domestico Records) Hiss Golden Messenger Sanctuary from Quietly Blowing It (2021 Merge Records)  Alison Russell Montreal from Outside Child (2021 Fantasy Records)  Maz O’Connor and Vulpes Soho digital download […]

22 June 2021 playlist

The Reflection Box The Listeners from Notes From The Wonderground (2021The Reflection Box)  Adrian Crowley Northbound Stowaway from The Watchful Eye of the Stars (2021 Chemikal Underground) Declan O’Rourke The Stars Over Kinvara from Arrivals (2021 East West Records) Allison Russell Persephone from Outside Child (2021 Fantasy Records)  Cassandra Jenkins New […]

8 June 2021 playlist

Ben Harper Better Way from Both Sides of the Gun (2006 Virgin Records) Josienne Clarke Sit Out digital download single from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records) Declan O’Rourke The Harbour from Arrivals (2021 East West Records) Alison Russell Nightflyer from Outside Child (2021 Fantasy Records) Mipso Just want […]

11 May 2021 playlist

Liz Simmons Adventurer from Poets (2021 Liz Simmons)  Rose Cousins The Expert from Bravado (2020 Outside Music) Evangeline Gentle Even If from Evangeline Gentle (2020 Sonic Unyon) Neilson Hubbard Fall Into My Arms from Digging Up The Scars (2021)  Steven Adams and the French Drops Note To Self from Keep It […]

13 April 2021 playlist

Cassandra Jenkins Hard Drive from An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (2021 Ba Da Bing Records)  Peter James Millson In the real world from Selected Works (2021 Reveal Records) Boo Hewerdine (with Brooks Williams) Why Does The Nightingale Sing?  from Selected Works (2021 Reveal Records) John Smith The Fray from The Fray (2021 […]

30 March 2021 playlist

Ani Di Franco Revolutionary Love from Revolutionary Love (2021 Righteous Babe Records)  Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird Bright Sunny South from These 13 (2021 Wegawam Music Company) Jake Xerxes Fussell Copper Kettle/Hills of Mexico digital download single (2021 Paradise of Bachelors) Mary Lattimore Sometimes He’s In My Dreams from Uncut Sounds […]

16 March 2021 playlist

William the Conqueror Quiet Life from Maverick Thinker (2021 Chrysalis Records)  Chris Wood Albion from The Lark Descending (2005 R.U.F Records) Jacob and Drinkwater 14 Albion Street digital download single (2021 Polyphonic Recordings) Emily Barker Strange Weather from A Dark Murmuration of Words (2020 Thirty Tigers)  Cassandra Jenkins Ambiguous Norway from […]

2 March 2021 playlist

Peter James Millson Here from Selected Works (2021 Reveal Records)  Jessie Monk Here, Now from Here, Now EP (2021 Jessie Monk) Brooks Williams (featuring Boo Hewerdine, Kris Drever and Findlay Napier) Farewell to the gold digital download single (self released)  Ron Sexsmith Gold in them hills from Cobblestone Runaway […]

16 February 2021 playlist

The Jellyman’s Daughter I Won’t Be Going Anywhere single (2020 Boat Duck Records)  Sarah McQuaid The silence above us single from The St Buryan Sessions (2021 A Shovel and a Spade) Lawrence Illsley Ogres single from Trees (2021 Tiny Trees Records) Kitty MacFarlane Half wild single (2021 Gilded Lily Records)  Ned […]

The very first Quiet Revolution playlist Tuesday 13 February 2007

I’ve been digging into my archive and found this which was the playlist for the very first Quiet Revolution show. Steve Earle “The Revolution Starts Now” (from “The Revolution Starts Now”, 2004, Artemis Records) Segue Peter Bruntnell “Here Come The Swells” (from “Ends of The Earth”, Loose, 2003) Gillian Welch “Time (The Revelator)” (from “Time […]

Ain’t it funny how time slips away: 14 years of the Quiet Revolution

Loudon Wainwright III wrote a wonderful song called Unhappy Anniversary which appeared on his rather under-rated More Love Songs album (was it really from 1986?) Well 10 February marked 14 years of HFM Radio being on air and therefore the Quiet Revolution has amazingly been running for the same amount of time. In case you […]

24 January 2021 contemporary classical and classically influenced playlist

Johann Johnnson Flight from the city from Orphee (2016 Deutsche Grammaphon)  Chuck Johnson Labradorite eye from Balsams (2016 Chuck Johnson) Erland Cooper Shalder single (2018 Phases)  Max Richter On the nature of daylight from The Blue Notebooks (2004 130701/Fat Cat Records) Olafur Arnalds Near light from The Living Room Songs (2002 […]

A Quiet Revolution special edition available now

I’ve enjoyed artists and composers whose music might be described as new classical or classically influenced for some time. I’ve occasionally included tracks on the show. However, I wanted to put together a one-off programme where I just play tracks from artists such as Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Dustin O’Halloran, Richard J.Birkin et al. Hope […]

17 January 2021 playlist

Simone White Great Imperialist State from Genuine Fake (2017 Simone White)  Joan As Policewoman featuring Rufus Wainwright To America from Home Is Where The Art Is: 15 years of Reveal Records (2020 Reveal Records) Courtney Marie Andrews, Molly Sarle and Liz Cooper and The Stampede America digital download single (2020 Fat Possum Records) […]

20 December 2020 playlist – end of year favourite releases part 1

Bonny Light Horseman The Roving from Bonny Light Horseman (2020 37do3d)  Evangeline Gentle The strongest people have tender hearts from Evangeline Gentle (2020 Sonic Unyon) Mary Chapin Carpenter Between the dirt and the stars from The Dirt and the Stars (2020 Lambent Light Records) Clem Snide Roger Ebert from Forever just beyond […]

8 December 2020 playlist

Jeremy Tuplin Happiness from Happiness EP (2020 Trapped by Animals)  Katherine Priddy Still Winter, Still Waiting digital download single (2020 Katherine Priddy) Robert Lane and Emily Ewing Season bright single (2019 Robert Lane/Emily Ewing) James Yorkston & the Second Hand Orchestra Struggle from The Wide, wide river (2021 Domino Records)  […]

28 November 2020 playlist

Megan Henwood Hello/Goodbye digital download single (2020 Dharma Records)  Michael Feuerstack I used to be a singer from Harmonise the moon (2021 Forward Music Group) Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Ruins from I can still hear you (2020 Storysound) Bonny Light Horseman Clementine digital download single (2020 Kill Rock Stars) […]

Update on live shows

I’d been hopeful that the Quiet Revolution would be able to return to it’s regular fortnightly live broadcasting from 8 December. However, following the announcement of the new lockdown tiers, HFM Radio is extending it’s temporary reduction in programming with each day’s live show’s ending at 9pm. This will of course be reviewed at a […]

Temporary pause on live editions of the Quiet Revolution through November due to lockdown measures

Unfortunately as a response to lockdown HFM Radio has made temporary changes to its schedules resulting in a reduction in live programming. This means all specialist music shows with a 9pm start time won’t be on air until December. Hopefully (fingers crossed) my next live show will be on 8 December. I plan to record […]

27 October 2020 playlist

Steve Pledger Reseda digital download single (2020 Steve Pledger)  Modern Studies Father is a craftsman from Swell to great (2016 Fire Records) Reg Meuross Good with his hands from Reg Meuross (Stockfish Records 2018) Megan Henwood The Craftsman from The River (2018? Dharma Records)  Terra Lightfoot Love you so from Consider […]

19 May 2020 playlist

Jacob and Drinkwater Tonight from  Relay Music Vol 1-for Music Venue Trust digital download album (song by Edgelarks)  Edgelarks To my lordless sons from Relay Music Vol 1-for Music Venue Trust digital download album (song by The Little Unsaid) The Little Unsaid Lucky from  Relay Music Vol 1-for Music Venue Trust digital […]