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Keeps Streets Live Podcast, Music chat with buskers about busking in the UK and beyond

Keep Streets Live Podcast Clare Dowling

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Keeps Streets Live Podcast, Music chat with buskers about busking in the UK and beyond

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Ep7 Nick Broad

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Ep7 Nick Broad

    Welcome to episode 7 of the Keep Streets Live Podcast where I've chatted with Nick Broad, one of the founders of the Busking Project. This episode is also available on i-tunes and youtube. Thanks for listening!  Clare Dowling #busking #podcast #chat

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Episode 4 Serena Smith

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Episode 4 Serena Smith

    For Episode 4 of the Keep Streets Live Podcast I've chatted with fiddle player and busker Serena Smith. First I ask Serena about her musical beginnings as a fiddle player.  Then we chat about her busking blog and some of her experiences busking on the London Underground.  I ask Serena about any safety concerns she's had while busking. Next I ask her for EQ tips for budding fiddle players. We then chat about Serena's music and I ask if she's had any problems when dealing with authorities in Nottingham. I talk about Nottingham's Public Space Protection Order for busking and ask Serena if she's been affected by it. I ask Serena what her favourite and least favourite things are about busking. We then have a chat about motivation for busking. To finish the podcast Serena includes one of her MP3's, Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran. The podcast will also be available on i-tunes and youtube. Thanks for listening! Clare Dowling #buskers #chat #podcast

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Ep. 6 Pete Hartley

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Ep. 6 Pete Hartley

    Welcome to Keep Streets Live Podcast Ep. 6 where I've interviewed violinist Pete Hartley. First we chat about Pete's meetings at the Musicians Union Headquarters in London. Then I ask Pete about his work with founding Director of Keep Streets Live Jonny Walker. Pete talks about his idea for the nation wide booking system he had which was in contrast to Jonny's idea of the streets being free and open to everybody. Then we chat about booking systems and playing music in shopping centres. Pete talks about his experience of busking in the tube for 18 months in the early 80s. I ask Pete about how the busking's going at the moment. He says he's only been doing it 42 years and still doesn't know what the secret is and tells us about some recent busking days. We chat about playing crowd favourites and Pete asks me how things are going with The Moot. To finish Pete tells us about his music he has submitted for this podcast.  This podcast is also on i-tunes and youtube. Thanks for listening, Clare Dowling The intro music is Rock With You mix by Pete Hartley. The end music is In Former Times by Pete Hartley. The Wedding Violinist Pete Hartley Backing Tracks 1981 with Paraphernalia (introduction by the great Ronnie Scott) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yFZJlcLHFE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZLICdfOx6E 1987 Central TV New faces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI8VnyhHOIo&t=9s from 4.00 The results!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCP_sq2B01o Bit of Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RifUXD5vOU&feature=youtu.be

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Ep 5 Carlisle

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Ep 5 Carlisle

    Welcome to Episode 5 of the Keep Streets Live Podcast where Clare Dowling and Eryl from The Moot interview Police Inspector Diane Bradbury from Carlisle police and Paul Walker from Carlisle City Council about the new busking guide lines for Carlisle City Centre which will be released in the next few weeks. Keep Streets Live, The Moot, Carlisle Police and Carlisle City Council co-produced the busking guidance that revisits the City's approach to busking. #podcast #busking #carlisle #chat #guidelines The Podcast will also be available on Youtube and i-tunes.

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Episode 3 Lynn McFarland

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Episode 3 Lynn McFarland

    Welcome to Episode 3 of the Keep Streets Live Podcast where I've spoken to Lynn McFarland, singer/songwriter and busker. First we chat about when Lynn first went busking, then I ask her if she's had any safety safety concerns when busking.  Next I ask Lynn if she has had any problems with authorities when busking in Nottingham.  Then we chat about a new band Lynn is in called Smith and Co with fiddle player Serena Smith.  Next I ask Lynn what are the best and worst things about being a busker. To round off Lynn tells us about some gigs she has coming up and  one of her own songs, Tennessee Whiskey ends the podcast. I hope you enjoyed the podcast. The episode will also be available on i-tunes and Youtube. Clare Dowling

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Episode 2 Weybourne Chester Bingley

    Keep Streets Live Podcast Episode 2 Weybourne Chester Bingley

    Welcome to episode two of the Keep Streets Live podcast where I've interviewed Busker and Director of Keep Streets Live Weybourne Chester Bingley. In this episode we chat about a meeting Chester has just had with Keep Streets Live, Westminster Council and the Westminster Street Performer's Association about a new idea to help deal with complaints from businesses about buskers. The idea is if a business makes a complaint they can do so by filling out an email form on the WSPA website. A representative from the WSPA will go down and assess the situation. If needed they will politely check in with the busker to try and solve the problem. They will then make a log of the complaint and what the outcome was. If they can show to the Council that they are working together as a community and working to keep everyone happy then hopefully they can avoid a licensing scheme being implemented. I then ask Chester about a letter to Poole Council he recently sent asking them about their licensing scheme for busking. To finish Chester explains a little about what Keep Streets Live is and what they do. Chester's music on Bandcamp This episode is also  on i-tunes and Youtube. I hope you enjoyed this episode, I have a few more interviews lined up with other buskers and people working with buskers. Thanks for listening! Clare Dowling

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