This is an event for anyone who has ever tried to persuade a friend to listen to some music that will change their life.

Martin Fitzgerald is the writer behind the blog Ruth and Martin’s Album Club and now a book which is a distillation of the blog.

The concept behind the Ruth and Martin’s Album Club blog is simple: make people listen to a classic album they’ve never heard before. Make them listen to it twice more. Get them to explain why they never bothered with it before. Then ask them to review it. Ruth and Martin’s Album Club has featured some remarkable guests: Ian Rankin on Madonna’s Madonna. Chris Addison on Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. JK Rowling on the Violent Femmes’ Violent Femmes. Bonnie Greer on The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. Anita Rani on The Strokes’ Is This It. Richard Osman on Roxy Music’s For Your Pleasure.

Martin will be in conversation with his BBC Radio Wales’s Adam Walton.


Approx 60 mins

Festival Chester Literature Festival 2022

Storyhouse’s annual festival of words and ideas returns this coming autumn.