House Music with Steve Pretty


Episode 7 - Domestic Harmony

Season 1, Ep. 12

Musician and composer Steve Pretty takes you on a musical tour of your own house and your innately musical brain.


With a little help from folk singer and song collector Sam Lee - and some nightingales in a Sussex wood -  Steve explores how single line melody evolves into harmony. He assembles his family to experiment with singing rounds. His dad, Stan, also makes a brief appearance to sing a traditional Australian ballad about a sheep rustler drowning in a pond.

Great fun for locked down families, friends or singles - or anyone curious to learn more about music. He can’t promise to turn you into a concert flautist, but this podcast will transform the way you hear and appreciate music.

Music by:

  • Stan Pretty - Waltzing Mathilda (Traditional)
  • The Hilliard Ensemble - Sumer Is Icumen In (Traditional)
  • Sam Lee - singing live with nightingales in Sussex (special thanks to The Nest Collective)
  • The Fishmen, Sailor and Singers of Cadgwith Cove - Rio Grande (recorded by John Hopkins for the documentary WithSails And I)
  • Sam Lee - Good Bye My Darling, from the Mercury Nominated album Ground Of Its Own (The Nest Collective label).
  • Hackney Colliery Band feat. Mulatu Astatke - Derashe

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