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2on2sday HOA test
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2on2sday HOA test


I haven’t used Hangouts on Air (HOA) for some time because of my illness and this was a test show preliminary to a regular Tuesday afternoon 2on2sday show starting Jan 13 at 2pm GMT insh’Allah. Below you can see the completely unscripted and unedited test run today. I played the whole thing of the cuff, … Continue reading

Epiphany – Journey of the Magi
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Epiphany – Journey of the Magi


The Coal Aston Carollers from North-East Derbyshire sang Lo! The Eastern Magi Rise in 1995 in a recording made by Ian Russell. It was released in 1998 on the Smithsonian Folkways CD English Village Carols: Traditional Christmas Carolling from the Southern Pennines. Ian Russell commented in the album’s booklet: Arguably the Coal Aston Carollers’ favourite carol. … Continue reading

A new song for Christmas
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A new song for Christmas


The icon images above are from an exhibition by CHRIS CZAINSKI in Bradford Cathedral in September and October, 2014 Email: chrisczainski@uwclub.net Website: http://www.czainski.co.uk Words of songs by Karl Dallas, © Copyright EMI Music The time has come, Emmanuel New words to the 12th Century antiphon, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel The time has come Emmanuel For love to … Continue reading

No Cropredy Simple Gifts shows
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No Cropredy Simple Gifts shows


Because of illness, Karl Dallas won’t be going to Cropredy after all so the planned Simple Gifts daily folk shows have had to be cancelled. During September the BCB Movietime, Classical Hour – Modern Masterpieces, and Swing Easy radio shows will not be broadcast, and KD will not present the Round Table talk show. Hopefully, there’ll be a … Continue reading

The myth of Palestine-Israeli equivalence
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The myth of Palestine-Israeli equivalence


Some well-meaning folk – one assumes they are well-meaning, but one should never under-estimate the ramifications of the Zionist “hasbara” black propaganda machine – are calling on “both sides” in the Gaza conflict to lay down their arms. HAMAS, they say, should stop firing rockets into Israel, and the Israelis should stop killing so many people in Gaza. … Continue reading

Bradford rallies for Gaza
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Bradford rallies for Gaza


Thousands packed Bradford City Park on Sunday July 13 for a monster rally in support of the people of Gaza. LINKS: ♦ What you can do ♦ Contact form This was just one city among many, showing what can be done at very short notice. Go thou and do likewise, brothers and sisters. Kids paddled in … Continue reading

You win some you lose some
Activism / Media / Morning Star / The Guardian

You win some you lose some


PUBLISHED LETTER UNPUBLISHED LETTER The Guardian It is not true, as Sheila FItzpatrick states on her review of the book about Zhivago (The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book, June 18), that Stalin “didn’t have time” to talk to Pasternak. Nadezhda Mandelstam reported that Stalin telephoned Pasternak to ask … Continue reading

Why I won’t be broadcasting until after May 7
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Why I won’t be broadcasting until after May 7


A personal statement from Karl Dallas In 1982 I was kicked off my British Forces radio programme because of my opposition to the Falklands War. Oh, that wasn’t the official reason. The establishment doesn’t work like that. The mandarins at the BFBS just said they weren’t renewing the contract for my monthly jazz show. But privately, … Continue reading