09/08/2017 The One Show


09/08/2017

On day three of the Big Causeway Crawl in Northern Ireland, Matt Baker and Alex Jones are joined by country singer Nathan Carter in the harbour town of Ballycastle.


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It's day three of our Big Causeway Crawl,

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and we're hurtling towards the halfway point of

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our summer road trip in Northern Ireland.

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famous as the place where Marconi sent the world's first commercial

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wireless signal to the tiny harbour town of Ballycastle.

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And that's where we're heading to now.

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Hello on day three of the Big Causeway Crawl. We are still going.

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Last night we left the party in full swing in Cushendall and had

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the most magnificent journey, just as the sun was setting.

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It took us ages because Matt kept getting out of the car to take a

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picture. I am a big fan of the landscape, I really enjoy it. Let's

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give you an idea of geography. This is the route we have taken. We left

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Cushendall and travelled north, and have arrived in Ballycastle. We went

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on a lovely boat trip out on the water. I don't know if you can see,

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because in the distance, you can see the outline of Scotland. That is the

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Mull of Kintyre, 14.5 miles away. This is Chris Loughbridge, Chris

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holds the world record for windsurfing this stretch of water.

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How long did that take? 81 minutes. Is that all?! I think we can do it

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faster. Today is surely perfect windsurfing weather. I looked at the

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forecast last night and thought I would give it a go in the morning.

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Another world record? Go faster, yeah. Instead you are here with us

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on The One Show! Get yourself going as soon as you stop talking to us.

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You live on Rathlin Island over there. In the 80s, Richard Branson

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attempted the hot balloon flight across the Atlantic, and landed just

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short of the island. Tell us what happened on the day. His pilot had

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leapt out when the balloon lost gas, touching down, and drifted over.

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Tommy and I had been following it on the media. I gave him the nod that

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it was coming down. He rushed out in his boat, went round the island to

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do a rescue, as you want to do. A tycoon dropping in, marvellous,

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UNIX! And he is a lovely bloke. Marvellous. And here is a piece of

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the balloon. The original! You get a sense here of living amongst the

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elements, and that is what I love about this place. Lovely to see you.

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If Monday was about history, and last March was all about food. We

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will let the locals introduced tonight's guest.

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He is a 27-year-old country singer from Liverpool.

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His last album went straight to number one in the UK country music

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charts. He knocked Ed Sheeran of the top

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spot in the Irish charts. He has a song called Wagon Wheel.

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It is Nathan Carter! They have said we have had to meet you because you

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are massive over here. Nice to meet you eventually. Thank you. A Scouser

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born and bred. You love Northern Ireland so much, this is home to

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you. I moved over about eight years ago now. I came to do a charity gig

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in Donegal, and ended up being persuaded to stay. I formed a band,

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and started gigging all over Ulster, and played a lot of small towns,

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little pubs, little clubs, dance halls, and it has kind of grown

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momentum. The gigs have gotten bigger. I am pleased to say you are

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playing Ballycastle tonight. For the first time! CHEERING

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Nathan and the band are in town. I don't know where you stand with

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fortune-telling, Nathan, but Alex is a big fan. I have been to the odd

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fortune teller in my time. Seven times. Three weren't very accurate.

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Four were spot on. The last one, I liked reading so much, I left it

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there. Add your fingers in your ears now because Gyles is about to

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shatter your crystal ball. Never. I know what you are thinking, that's

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right. I can read your mind. You are probably thinking, oh, look, it's

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Gyles again, put the kettle on. How do I know you are thinking that?

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Psychics or fortune tellers became popular in Victorian times, and are

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still big business in the 20th century. A quarter of us have been

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to see them. More than half of us believed what we were told.

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But do they really have the gift, or is there some clever psychology at

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work that anyone can try out? To find out, I am eating up with

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psychologist and member of the magic circle, Professor Richard Wiseman.

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RB strips you can teach anyone? They are not that difficult to learn.

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What is interesting about the techniques is they are based in

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psychology, and those techniques are known as cold reading. Time for

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psychic lessons. First up, the Sherlock Holmes.

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It is all about the ability to look at someone, looking for certain

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cues. Give me an example. If someone came in, you can see that on their

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belt, they use one particular Place, and have suddenly switched to

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another, maybe they have lost weight gain weight. It is all about

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observation, seeing you, and taking from wine this man has got this

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goatee. Clearly there is a midlife crisis going on. Generally, I take

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the point. That could have gone better. Next, Ban statements.

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He allegedly said... I get the impression you are a highly

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intuitive person, and you have got a lot of unused ability sitting in

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there. Certainly true in my case. Everyone thinks that when they hear

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these statements. The fish and fork.

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You come out with a general statement. And how the person

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responds that pushes you one direction or another. I get the

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impression you are going on a trip or journey. And if the person not,

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maybe it is a big journey, you are going overseas. If there is not much

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response, maybe it is a small weekend away, something like that.

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Time to test out these tricks on the public. We have set up a psychic

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tent on Brighton Pier. But in case my face gives the game away, we have

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brought in Emily, an actress, who Richard has schooled. Straightaway,

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Emily spots the first customer's rucksack.

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I sense something about you to do with travel. You have just been on a

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journey, or you are just about to embark on one. Will it work?

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We have just got back. That went well. Who is the? Emily is

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reading statements on the back of a mirror.

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Securities is one of your major goals in life, would that be right?

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Yeah. Are you married with children? That

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is important, too. Wedding rings spotted, a classic

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Sherlock Holmes. Emily is on a roll. Keys. I would say, keep hold of your

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keys. You haven't lost it? Know. I almost did. That is why I am

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checking right now. It's fine. They are here. The fish and fork method.

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We are on Brighton Pier after all, maybe we will get a bite.

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What did you think of our psychic? She was amazing. I thought she was

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spot on straightaway and only said hello to me. Seriously? Seriously.

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What for you was the most amazing thing?

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Time to reveal what is going on. She isn't a psychic at all, she is an

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actress, and this morning, I introduced her to a man who taught

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her the tricks of the trade. She has made me feel good on a sunny day in

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Brighton. I am glad! That is so weird! She got you in one! I feel

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quite rattled by that. We have bamboozle the good people of

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Brighton, proving that armed with the right tricks, anyone can read

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the mind of a stranger. Not anyone, Gyles. The actress was

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good, but I can give you the name of some very good fortune tellers if

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you are interested. I am all right. We have a film about fairies coming

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up and you will like that, too. Honest! Have you ever been to see a

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fortune teller? I went once, but I wasn't impressed. Nothing has

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happened so far that base it would happen. Really, but it is early

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days. I bet she predicted you would be massively successful. To be

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honest, if this is anything to go by, she was absolutely right.

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# Let's go. This is your crowd for sure, but

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country music over here is huge. Yeah, I started off playing a lot of

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traditional Irish music and Celtic music, which to be honest, is deeply

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involved with country music as well. It started off with traditional

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music and bluegrass music. Then it moved to the States and it became

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country. Over here, Ireland has, you go into a local pub, there is a

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traditional session on. The concept of digging all around, the

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accordions, the mandolins, it is involved with country.

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Ireland, we called it Irish country music, a mix of folk, Celtic and

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country altogether. You are extremely popular, but we have your

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biggest fan with us tonight. Nathan's nan. Before we start, we

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must talk about your handbag. I thought you were carrying an

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accordion, but it's not! I can give you a tune or try! Brilliant! You

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are not just Nathan's biggest fan, you are part of the whole thing. If

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it wasn't for you, maybe none of this would have happened. Nathan

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wanted to play music, I love music, so we went along with everything.

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Did you know from the word go that Nathan would be a successful

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musician? I knew he wanted to be a musician. And he was a good singer,

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so that started it off. Off we go from there. We used to hold concerts

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in the living room. Apparently, I used to charge the family income

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money. We see you there on the piano. The accordion is another one.

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You are a songwriter, and you play the accordion, you play the guitar,

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where are you happiest around the band? I love sitting at the piano

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and playing a ballad. That is where I connect with people, and get them

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to sing along. What about the female fans, are they a problem? They are

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queueing up. I bet they are. What do you think about Taylor Swift as a

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match? I think he likes Taylor Swift, yes. She is top of the list.

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Do you like Taylor Swift? Yes. We are all right, then. She could look

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after me with her money. The album is called Living The Dream. I

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co-wrote the title track. You are at the moment, and we will hear a song

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from it later on. Magic stuff. You can't come to Northern Ireland

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without touching on the subject Or driving to them,

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as Angela Scanlon and her old pal They have gone in the back to the

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future DeLorean. Day three of the drive around the

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Causeway code, and what a beauty it is. Joe and I are heading from

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Cushendall to Ballycastle. It sounds like a toy. Lots of fact

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about Cushendall. You are a good man for facts. Not only is this the area

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where I took my first steps, I had my first kiss up here. But also

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Robert De Niro has a house up here. Robert De Niro? Of course! What

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other De Niros do you know? ? He has a house up here. Apparently he came

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to stay here with Liam Neeson, who also has a house here. De Niro

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bought a house and he is here regularly. OK, where are we going on

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our did tour -- Dietl in the DeLorean?

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I am going to take you back to a mystical land, the land of fairies.

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Have you been drinking? It is not lunchtime yet.

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According to local legend, you can find the gateway to the land of

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eternal youth. But finding a mystical land is, well, a bit of a

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mystery. So we have and listed help of Andrew McAllister, an eighth

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generation resident. This is a very traditional areas and many families

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have lived here a long time, describing these traditions which

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are very important to these areas. There is one related to the ferry

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thorn, you should be very careful when you are close to them -- fairy.

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There are stories of men who have gone to cut down a tree, they never

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had any more children, their cattle died, all sorts of stories about

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interfering with the fairy tree. What is the story? It is seen as

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sacred to this fairy 's kingdom -- it is seen as

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sacred to the ferry. If you come back, what you think is 15 minutes

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will end up being 100 years, so you will be a little bit short of mates.

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How do we get to this tree? I'm happy to give you directions, and

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after that, you are on your own. Nothing good ever comes from the

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phrase, you are on your own. That is one? Yes, that is one. Andrew

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wouldn't do it, but I'm prepared to take one for the team. It has got to

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be you because you are the cynic. I'm fine, I'm protected. And so we

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set off on our epic quest to find a land be -- beyond time and space, a

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gateway to a new dimension. Here we are. But all we found was a tree. I

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had not seen any fairies. Nothing you can do about that. Fairy cake.

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That is a good second. You know what this is missing. Stop it. You are

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like Mary Poppins. All this fairy hunting lark is not all fun and now

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it is time to get on the road. We could be playing someone like Nathan

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Carter. # Rock me mamma like a wagon wheel.

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Please don't. # Rock the mamma like the wind and

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the rain, like a subway train # Rock me mamma...

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Fairplay to Angela, that sounded great. We can't have you on here,

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without mentioning the late great Dean Campbell, using his songs? --

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Dean Campbell. -- Glen Campbell. He is a great

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singer and an amazing musician, he played on the records of Elvis and

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the Beach boys. In 1968 he outsold the Beatles, great achievement. It

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was a legend and he will never be forgotten. His songs will live on.

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You can play us one a bit? # Like a rhinestone Cowboy, riding

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out on a horse and a star-spangled Rodeo

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# Like a rhinestone Cowboy # Getting cards and letters from

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people I don't even know # And offers coming over the phone

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# Like a rhinestone Cowboy and cowgirl

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#. Well done, beautiful. So fitting. His last album was called Adios.

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Yes, amazing. We will miss him. All week we've been giving each

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of our guests a little memento to remind them of their lovely time

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in Northern Ireland. The standard is very high. Have a

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look at the screen. Tonight it's the turn of Ballycastle

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artist Denise Loughrey to create The first step is to do a rough

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sketch of my idea. Next I copy each colour of glass to build up the

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picture and then I add extra elements by screen printing onto the

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glass. I use crushed glass to add texture and detail to the final

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picture. The glass is now ready to go into the Kellen and it will stay

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there 24 hours at 700 degrees -- into the kiln. This should shine as

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bright as Ballycastle, definitely. And that my friend is all yours, is

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that beautiful? Thank you very much. Thanks, Denise. APPLAUSE

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That is a lovely gift. We are very generous. The traits keep on coming.

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Peter has brought a couple of delicacies that date back to a fair.

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The nearest one here is -- and that one is yellow man. Have you ever

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tried it? Have a little bit. Otherwise it will grow your mouth

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together. It is a bit like honeycomb. It is much harder, like a

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rock, initially made from sugar and baking soda. What about this?

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Seaweed? Dried seaweed, no additives and it goes down very well with a

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pint of stout. The more seaweed you eat, the more stout you drink. It

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would be lovely with a bit of spicy sauce. Yes, that links beautifully

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to our next film. To a man who has conquered the supermarket shelves.

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In order to be successful in life you need to find the right

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ingredients. I was born Keith Valentine Graham but you know me as

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Levi Roots. In 2007 I went on Dragon 's Den and got two investors from my

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-- for my sauce but my journey to this point was anything but

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straightforward. I am into wholesale, and this is the first

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house I lived in when I first came to the UK -- I am in Tulse Hill. My

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parents came to Britain in the 60s and then I joined my family in

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Brixton when I was 11. My memories of growing up here are kind of

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bittersweet. I came here, not knowing the people who lived here,

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my mum and dad. It was a big shock when I eventually came here and

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realised I was straight into school and I couldn't spell my first name.

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But I quickly caught up with school and at 18 I left to become a

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printer, but what I really wanted was to become a musician so I quit

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the job to pursue my dream. When I had a smiley moment when I was in my

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room pretending to be Bob Marley or Dennis Brown. Reggae inspired an

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interest in my roots and I embraced raster file rate which is why I

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changed my name to Levi Roots, but my music career had not really taken

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off and I became a youth worker. I ran a small community centre on the

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second floor in the 80s and this is where my life changed. This was the

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focal point of the riots in Brixton in the 80s, this was the war zone.

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It was a place for people to come, to encourage youth. Those wrong

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things landed me in jail for five long years. But every cloud. I

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educated myself while I was there, I knew I could do better. I managed to

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find the real Levi Roots in me and I came out and the best is history

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because I never went back and I was a completely different person when I

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was released from prison. Inspired by my grandmother's Jamaican cooking

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I decided to make jerk sauce and sell it here in Brixton market. But

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I still had a lot to learn about business, and luckily Nadia from the

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local business agencies all my potential. What was my thought when

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you saw I had a guitar and a bottle of source? I thought you were

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prepared and you had a lot of passion, and you also had done a lot

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of work on it. Meeting you and your mental ship became the focal point

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for me because if it wasn't you I would not have ended up on Dragon 's

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Den -- mentor ship. My transformation to a business was

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complete and today I have come to this academy in Brixton to give the

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pupils are -- a taste of my recipe for success was top I was running

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around Brixton euro and I could not focus at all, I came from a bustling

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attitude. No one wrote anything down because that is business, bustling

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is keeping money under the mattress and working from the top of your

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head but I knew I would have to do the business thing so I thought I

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need a mentor, someone that knows more than me. I found her and she

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had an office in Brixton just as she was said to me, get out there and

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sing your song, you will make it. You just have to be you. If I wasn't

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me, Peter Jones and the other dragons, they would have kicked me

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out of the Dragon 's Den, straightaway, where are you going

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with that sauce, pretending that you are a businessman? It took me until

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I was in my 40s to be able to get to the best Levi Roots that I can be.

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It will not take you that long, because you are special and you are

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the new dragons slayers. APPLAUSE Levi Roots Presents Reggae

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Reggae Hits is out now. Thanks to Ballycastle

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for making us feel so welcome. We're heading northwest

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to the seaside town of Portrush tomorrow night with some very

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special guests from the epic Playing us out tonight,

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the fantastic Nathan Carter # Going to call my friends now that

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the summer's here # Going to hit that road now that

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the summer's here # I wish it could last all year

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# Lets make the most now that the summer's here

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# Goodbye teacher, goodbye school, hello July

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# Sandy beaches, swimming pool, clear blue skies

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# Hanging out with all our friends, that's the only way to spend those

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crazy days # Never end when the summer's here

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# There's a girl I think about night and day now that the summer's here

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# I swear that girl is looking my way now that the summer's here

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# I'm going to walk her home when we're all alone and whisper in her

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ear # And when we kiss we just can't

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miss now that the summer's here # So goodbye teacher, goodbye

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school, hello July # Sandy beaches, swimming pools,

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clear blue skies # Hanging out with all my friends,

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that's the only way to spend # Those crazy days never end now the

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summer's here... # Got a fishing pole with a hook and

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a line now that the summer's here # Laid by the river in the warm

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sunshine now that the summer's here # Going to stay out late and the

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moon and stars will appear # And we'll all go swimming, even

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skinny-dipping, now that the summer's here

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# Goodbye teacher, goodbye school, hello July

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# Sandy beaches, swimming pools, clear blue skies

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# Hanging out with all our friends that's the only way to spend

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# Those crazy days that never end now the summer's here

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# Those crazy days that never end now the summer's here

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#.

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