Rachel Hopkin

Folklorist and Radio Producer

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This is the page where I note my thoughts about matters concerning radio production, folklore, cultural sustainability, and what I’m currently working on, as well as general musings regarding life as a folklorist/radio producer.

About Musical Migrants

10 December, 2013

Not long ago, my fellow folklorist/radio producer – Meredith Martin-Moats – asked me to contribute a short essay for her excellent blog which coincided with the re-broadcast of the third series of Musical Migrants on BBC Radio 4. (You can still listen to the series online here.) Here’s the piece I wrote for her:- Read more


9 December, 2013

Welcome to this – my first blog on my new website. Today is launch day! The site itself is still something of a work in progress. The designer, Robin Friedman, and I expect to carry on tinkering with elements of it for quite a few weeks to come, but the basic structure and design is in place. Read more