Thu, 01/05/2008 - 15:29 — Anonymous
'Swings and Roundabouts' is a fascinating glimpse inside the lives of the men and women who run Britain's fairgrounds, exploring the customs, language and traditions of this intensely private community.
A portrait in words and music of a community rarely heard on the radio, a central Radio Ballad principle set by MacColl and Parker. Interviews conducted by daughter of original Radio Ballads producer, Sara Parker.
Eleven original songs inspired by personal testimony, performed by artists including Karine Polwart, Lester Simpson, John Tams and Julie Matthews.
Liner notes explaining the writing process and historical context.