The Wire


On The Wire turns 30 with new material by Shackleton, Richard Skelton and Miles Whittaker

Radio Lancashire's long running avant-garde music show On The Wire is turning 30. Originally broadcast on 16 September 1984, the programme will be marking its birthday with a trio of specially commissioned pieces from musicians born or based in Lancashire. Sam Shackleton has produced a new work called "Drones Over Lancashire", which consists of three improvised sessions edited together; Richard Skelton has recorded a new piece under a new moniker – The Inward Circles, a reference to 17th century polymath Thomas Browne; and Miles Whittaker has recorded a mix.

The show will be broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire at midnight on Saturday 21 September, and will be archived online at On The Radio's site.