Shipping Songs on BBCiPlayer

I had written a song myself (Shipping Song from album Hidden Seam) musing on the extraordinary sounds of some these far off places.  So when I was asked by production company Smooth Operations to take part in a documentary looking at the Shipping Forecast from the perspective of artists, poets, musicians and all the rest of us who aren't sailors but love it nonetheless, of course I jumped at the chance.  What a brilliant thing to do I thought, and it was.  Huge thanks to producer Lorna Skingly and all who agreed to be interviewed and took part.  BBC Radio 4 first aired it on 23rd April.  It has been repeated since than and was given Documentary Of The Week status on their site, yipeee!  If you haven't caught it you can still listen again here...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05r401h

Lisa Knapp