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Immigration by Westwords


In a month where the European immigration emergency has spiralled into deeper disorder, one cannot help but be moved in some way. Five years of fighting in Syria has caused one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 21st Century and the movement of thousands of people across foreign borders is the centre of attention. In this show we look at the poetry and music of immigration featuring: Sargon Boulus, Tishani Doshi, Margaret Atwood, Emma Lazarus, Czeslaw Milosz and Carol Rumens. Music from Bruce Springsteen, Elbow, Geoffrey Oryema and more.

Presenter: Tracy Gaughan


Pastoral by WestWords

Written and presented by Tracy Gaughan, WestWords is a poetry and music show live on Saturdays at 6pm & Thursdays at 10am.  Podcast

This weeks show features:

The John Dunbar Theme (Dances With Wolves) – John Barry

Landscape by Faustin Charles with Turn Turn Turn – The Byrds

God’s World by Edna St. Vincent Millay with Colours Of the Wind – Vanessa Williams

Fields Of Gold – Eva Cassidy

Italian Eclogues by Derek Walcott with Prologue – Kate Bush

Bogland by Seamus Heaney with Nefeli – Ludovico Einaudi

Summer Farm by Norman MacCaig with I Had A Farm In Africa (Out Of Africa) – John Barry

Field Of Light by Theodore Roethke with My Own Two Hands – Ben Harper & Jack Johnson

Forest Hymn – Deep Forest


Enjoy the show!