Thursday, 12 July 2018

Recording a Podcast

This is a first for me!
Huw Parsons has made several podcasts, interviewing local musicians and poets and putting them up on his website.
Every week, at the acoustic evening at Baskerville Hall, I try to sing a different TV theme song. They're getting more and more obscure as time goes on, but I haven't run out of material yet, and that's what Huw wanted to interview me about.
He took me over to Clyro Church last Friday morning, for the good acoustics, and we set up in the side chapel, under a monument to a previous owner of Clyro Court who had a Greek name (Spyridion something), and was a Captain in the British Army who died in Jerusalem in 1930. His life story must have been interesting!
Most histories of Baskerville Hall/Clyro Court skip straight from Conan Doyle visiting the Baskerville family there to the end of the Second World War, so I haven't been able to find out anything else about him yet. The monument says that his wife was called Dorothy, though.

So I was asked to choose three TV themes so that Huw could find the originals and edit them into the conversation later. I chose White Horses, which is the first TV theme I ever sang at the Baskie, The Beverley Hillbillies, and The Lightning Tree from Follyfoot. I sang a lot of cowboy related songs as well, remembered the BBC radio programmes for school music lessons with fondness, and really enjoyed the conversation. Huw has a nicely relaxed interviewing style that put me at ease.
Huw has now done all the editing, and has put it up on his website at


Caroline said...

Spyridion Mavrojani -

P.S. I love reading your blog but I often find commenting difficult (illness not technical issue)

Eigon said...

Thank you Caroline - I knew somebody would know about it!

Anonymous said...

You have a sweet voice Lesley but sadly your interviewer was a rather dull & uninpiring man, who even sadly managed to ruin some of your lovely songs. Keep on singing & enjoy yourself!