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

Honouring the Prophet in the snow, January 17 2015
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Honouring the Prophet in the snow, January 17 2015


It was announced as an inter-faith gathering. And while the majority of the several hundred who gathered in Bradford’s Centenary Square as the thermometer plunged to below zero were undoubtedly Muslim, there were at least two Christians and even one atheist of my acquaintance who had responded to the call to honour the Prophet. While … 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