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2008-07-20 18:00:23

A NEW work from Kathryn Tickell is the highlight of a day devoted to folk music during this year's series of Proms concerts. The Northumbrian traditional music specialist and composer has written the finale involving all the live event's performers. It is the first time there has been a folk day during the classical musical event. The day includes performances from The Sage Gateshead's ground- breaking Folkestra. BBC PROMS 2008 FOLK DAY, BBC Radio 3, today, 3.30pm. (c) 2008...

2008-07-02 00:00:18

Folk musician Kathryn Tickell is performing at this year's Cheltenham Music Festival before heading to the BBC Proms in London. And Gloucestershire Media has a pair of tickets for her concert on July 11 to be won. Kathryn is a composer and performer whose work is deeply connected to the landscape and people of Northumberland, in particular the North Tyne Valley where many of her relatives still play traditional music. Since her first album was released in 1986, when she was a teenager,...

2007-09-24 21:49:05

MEXICO CITY (AP) - An international group announced plans on Monday to erect what it claims will be the highest-altitude, greenhouse gas-monitoring center to date, to be built atop the Sierra Negra volcano in central Mexico. The Washington-based Climate Institute and other foundations and companies have raised the initial $1.9 million to pay for the station, which will join a worldwide web of similar labs at lower altitudes measuring air particles, radiation and gases such as carbon dioxide....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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