141 International Women’s Day 2020

We try to do a show for IWD every year, and this year it was made easier by it being on a Sunday and between our usual shows.

A new organiser for the days events came forward this year, Nosila, and she followed us with a music stream.  In between we hosted Ghaelen’s recorded talk on two Influential Women in History.

Appropriately, Root Beer was the voice of Radio Free D’ni for this show, the contents of which were sung, played and/or written and composed by women, and had some significance connected with the day.  Audience figures reached 21 at one point, a good number.

Title Artists Album Year
Because the Night Patti Smith Group Easter 1978
Stoned Soul Picnic Laura Nyro Eli And The Thirteenth Confession 1968
Dog Days Are Over Florence + the Machine Lungs 2009
Jaunty Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia Breathless 1991
Running up That Hill Kate Bush Hounds of Love [UK] 1985
Both Sides, Now Joni Mitchell Clouds 1973
From a Distance Nanci Griffith One Fair Summer Evening 1988

The Show

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight 1985
Sing Annie Lennox Songs of Mass Destruction 2007
Show Some Emotion Joan Armatrading Show Some Emotion 1977
My Feet Are Set For Dancing Cathy LeSurf/Fairport Convention Glady’s Leap 1985
Walking on Sunshine Katrina & The Waves Walking on Sunshine 1983
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree K.T. Tunstall Eye To The Telescope 2004
Cherry Pie Sade Lovers Live 2002
Fotheringay Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holidays 1969
Cursum Perficio Enya Watermark 1988
Still Crazy After All These Years Karen Carpenter Karen Carpenter 1996
Twist in My Sobriety Tanita Tikaram Ancient Heart 1988
You’re So Vain Carly Simon No Secrets 1972
I Am Woman Helen Reddy I Don’t Know How To Love Him 1971
Ready For The Good Life Paloma Faith Jools Hootenanny 2014 2014
Think The Blues Brothers feat. Aretha Franklin The Blues Brothers 1980
Respect Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967
Sax Rap Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia Breathless 1991
Shaking The Tree Peter Gabriel/Paula Cole Secret World Live 1994
Mother & Daughter – Wallstonecraft and Shelley Ghaelen D’Lareh Influential Women in History 2017