Paco Peña on Desert Island Discs

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A fascinating early programme with Paco, first broadcast: Sat 04 Mar 1978 on the famous programme Desert Island Discs.
I first met Paco eight years previously when the very first incarnation of the Oxford Guitar Society invited him to play at the Oxford Union (he was a young law student prior to becoming a professional flamenco guitarist).
He and I subsequently played in duo and with John Williams in Oxford and at the Wigmore Hall at around the time of this interview.
The download appears to have no geographical boundaries and is not time limited.
Thank you, Auntie!
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Bream fest continues at the BBC


This time, it’s an archive of Julian Bream on Desert Island Discs first broadcast: Sat 09 Jul 1983 on BBC Radio 4.

This excerpt of 32 minutes from a venerable British institution has this to say:

Julian Bream first played the guitar on radio in Children’s Hour when he was only 13. This led to guest appearances in a series on the Light Programme, and so his career took off. Before long he also took up the lute and played his part in the revival of interest in early music. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his long career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

Julian Bream’s eclectic choice (including Purcell, Dowland, Benny Goodman, the Beatles, Django Reinhardt and Schubert) is particularly revealing about his musical character as are his comments on the music and his early life.
Another gem from the archive, well worth a half hour of your time and featuring the series creator, Roy Plomley.
Importantly, there seems to be no time or geographic limit on the download.
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