1983 WAS THE FIRST YEAR of the nationally syndicated Hearts of Space program. That same year an artist named BILL DESMOND released an ambitious cassette album (remember cassettes?) called TRAPEZOID STRINGWAY TO LIGHT. It featured the wire-strung sounds of the dulcimer, the hammered dulcimer and the psaltery, along with early electronic keyboards and supporting acoustic instruments.
Unfortunately that was the last we heard from Bill Desmond, but a few years later we borrowed most of his title for a program of warm and sparkling winter music for wire-strung instruments called STRINGWAY TO LIGHT. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we return to the beguiling sounds of the Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer and harp-guitar, on a program called STRINGWAY TO LIGHT 2. Music is by JOHN DOAN, DAVID MICHAEL, ARYEH FRANKFURTER & LISA LYNNE, PAUL BAKER, HAROLD BUDD, AINE MINOGUE, and DAVID LINDSAY.