If you're lucky enough to see one of the few "Tales & Tunes" shows this autumn you'll hear the goosebump-inducing story of Kathryn and her dad exploring an abandoned village, prior to the building of the Kielder Dam. Kathryn was encouraged to play tunes in the old cottages – the last time music would be heard within those walls. This tale was the inspiration for "The Dam", a newly-published picture book by David Almond, with beautiful illustrations by Levi Pinfold.
Kathryn and Lopa Kothari present live sessions and chat with a myriad of musicians at this year's WOMAD festival. See the Music Planet listings for details of each day's broadcast this weekend, 27 – 29 July.