Michelle Holding & Bonz in the Roots & Fusion studio

10 June 2015 by Pure Radio

I was really pleased to welcome Michelle Holding & Bonz into the Roots & Fusion studio,which they then settled into and made their home for about an hour.

Between them they played guitar, banjo and accordion, told stories and had a great time, all recorded by Aaron Hixon.

We also had a chat about their new CD “11 Crosses”, Morris Dancing, and a bamboo bike. Oh yes, and the real history of the banjo…

1) I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore
2) 4 Crosses
3) Working On A Pushboat
4) Kelingrove
5) Notown
6) Diamond Joe
7) Sabu The Elephant Boy

Download MP3 (126 MB | 54:49 min)



Mar 2014 - Manchester Lesbian And Gay Chorus - Spring Into Harmony

20 March 2014 by Pure Radio

The Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus are a choir that have been performing since the year 2000. They rehearse weekly in Manchester Town Hall.

On Mothering Sunday they will be performing a friendly family-orientated celebration of singing and community at The Lowry.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Johnathan, Michelle and Rachel – who will be performing as part of the choir.

Download MP3 (12 MB | 8:27 min)



Under the Rainbow - 27th September 2012

27 September 2012 by Pure Radio

Thursday 27th September 2012: The lifestyle guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Stockport. Under the Rainbow keeps you updated with everything going on in the borough and beyond. Listen for details of local groups, unmissable gigs, the latest news and have a laugh with our quiz.

Tonight Under the Rainbow also heard about new heath guides for transmen and transwomen

Download MP3 (24 MB | 17:43 min)



Sep 2012 - THT Health Guides for Trans People

27 September 2012 by Pure Radio

The Terrence Higgins Trust is a charity that provides services, and information, on HIV and AIDS.

They’ve released their first ever health information guides for transgender men and women. They cover a wide range of topics, from sexual health to more general issues.

Under the Rainbow spoke to Michelle Ross from THT. She said that the fact that a person is transgender is not easily recorded by mainstream health services, in particular HIV testing.

Download MP3 (11 MB | 7:47 min)