We originally posted this recording in March 2012. It really does not seem so long ago! David Turner had found a recording from somewhere and converted it to digital. I uploaded it to Soundcloud where it resides to this day.
The recording is from a BBC Radio 4 programme entitled “The Art of Travel” (broadcast c.1990-1992) in which Annette Kobrak interviewed Paddy for about 26 minutes concerning his early life and his journey to Constantinople. There are some good discussions about his travels after Between the Woods and the Water, about Bulgaria and into Constantinople.
However, an even better digital version is now available on BBC Sounds here, and at this time of remembering Paddy it’s good to hear his voice once more.
If the BBC prevents you from listening because you are abroad, try my Soundcloud version below.
I am indebted to David Turner for taking the time to convert this to digital and very successfully too – the sound quality is excellent!
You can listen online or download (press the downwards pointing arrow on the right hand side menu bar of the player).
This was really interesting, Tom, thanks so much.