Sheer Isolation Podcast – with Adam Laughton (Wiltshire Music Centre) (08/08/21)

Our guest on Sheer Isolation this week has made it his mission to get the West’s youngsters engaged with classical, opera and choir music. Adam Laughton is part of the team at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford-on-Avon – a venue which showcases genres of music traditionally considered highbrow, while ensuring performances are fully inclusive, with workshops, events and rehearsal space to encourage teenagers to take up classical instruments and join youth orchestras and singing groups.

On our playlist, Adam picks a live recording performance by Bristol’s Fitzhardinge Consort. We also play a track from Wiltshire group, Port Erin, who are making a real-life appearance at this weekend’s Bath Festival.