This year I’ve been guest presenter for The Nest Collective Hour on Resonance 104.4FM. It’s been a lot of fun building playlists for the show, which have focused on new releases from the traditional folk and contemporary classical worlds.

I’ve had some great live guests too, including Moore Moss Rutter, You Are Wolf, Jo Quail, Santiago Quartet and Cunning Folk.

My Top 5 favourite new releases played this year:

  1. Maarja Nuut & Ruum: Haned Kadunud (Muunduja)

  2. Anna & Elizabeth: Ripest of Apples (The Invisible Comes to Us)

  3. Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: Dreams (Landfall)

  4. Missy Mazzoli & Olivia De Prato: Vespers for Violin (Streya)

  5. Richard Thompson: The Rattle Within (13 Rivers)

You can listen to all my shows on mixcloud. Here’s some of my favourites:

Live guest: Jo Quail
Playlist: Maarja Nuut, Blowzabella, Bozzini Quartet, Sam Lee, Hannah Peel

Live guest: Moore Moss Rutter
Playlist: Michael Gordon, Lisa O’Neill, Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp, Dreamers’ Circus, Ben Walker, This Is How We Fly

Live guest: Kerry Andrew (You Are Wolf)
Playlist: The Furrow Collective, Jarlath Henderson, Karine Polwart, Trembling Bells, Richard Dawson, Quinta

Live guest: Santiago Quartet
Playlist: Moore Moss Rutter, Cath and Phil Tyler, Laura Cannell, Marisa Anderson, Markku Lepistö, Astor Piazzolla