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Totnes’ own Mae Karthauser live on BBC radio this Friday!

Totnes artist performing epic Kate Bush cover Army Dreamers at 4pm on January 12.


Exciting news! Much-loved Totnes artist Mae Karthauser – who studied at Dartington College and last year sold out a big show at the Great Hall – has been invited on BBC radio this Friday (Jan 12) to perform her new single Army Dreamers. The pianist and singer was invited onto the David White Show, to be broadcast on BBC Devon and Cornwall from 4pm.




“It’s such a privilege to play my new single, and some of my original songs, on the radio,” Mae tells Totnes Pulse. “I’m a big fan of the BBC and the chance to play my track on the day of release, live on the radio, feels almost too good to be true!”.

Mae chose ‘Army Dreamers’, the 1980 Kate Bush anti-war anthem, as her next single for several reasons; “I love the song. I adore Kate Bush. That song has been part of my set for a few years now, and fans always request it. More to the point, right now it feels incredibly relevant to all the horrible war and conflict that’s going on in the world right now.”

…feels almost too good to be true!

Rave reviews

Mae has already received glowing press for the forthcoming release, which was recorded at Sorting Room Studios in Dartington with producer Rowland O’Connor and her long-term collaborators Ben Roberts (cello) and Ronja Schlumberger (flute). Clash magazine gushes that the track is ‘epic’, and ‘gorgeous’. Respected folk magazine Fatea says ‘Mae’s voice soars like a nightingale over Bush’s acrobatic melody, wafted heavenward on warm zephyrs of cello and flute.”

Mae, Ben and Ronja also recorded a video to accompany the track, filmed in an abandoned Buckfastleigh church, which will be released on Friday, Jan 12 alongside the single.  “That church has such a wondrous, mystical energy about it,” says Mae. “It just felt like the right location to tell our story. A glorious visual representation of beauty and civilisation, reduced to rubble by mindless vandalism.”


Listen to the show at 4pm, Friday Jan 12 here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_cornwall

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