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BBC Radio this week

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Bonzo3legs 29 May 21 - 07:54 AM
DaveRo 31 May 21 - 10:32 AM
FreddyHeadey 07 Jun 21 - 10:31 AM
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Subject: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 17 - 03:51 PM

Some decent music coming on R2 on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Roger


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Oct 17 - 04:54 PM

Also search for;
BBC - Programmes categorised as Folk Music

There are lists of;
Past programmes Available Now
Live programmes Now and Next for the next seven days

Includes;
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
BBC Radio Scotland
BBC Radio Shetland
BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio Foyle
BBC Radio Cymru
BBC Local Radio

Also 27 days left to watch;

BBC Two Wayfaring Stranger with Phil Cunningham Series 1 Episode 1 of 3

Music and history combine as renowned Scottish performer Phil Cunningham explores age-old musical connections between Scotland, Ulster and America. Featuring a wealth of music, sacred and secular, this episode includes performances from Paul Brady and Rhiannon Giddens.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 01 Oct 17 - 06:55 PM

thanks hp
I usually use a search like

https://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=Folk&filter=programmes

Have you got a way to sort them out?
Or do you have links to what you search for?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 02:03 AM

For radio:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/categories/music-folk


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 04:35 AM

Thanks Dave,. I'll bookmark that.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,Peter Cripps
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 04:59 AM

FYI Phil Cunningham is only on BBC2 in Scotland


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 05:03 AM

That's the BBC iPlayer Radio page.

BBC folk programmes page

This more elusive page has links to;

On iPlayer
Now and Next
Podcasts
All Programmes
A to Z
Latest
Filter by
Experimental and New

Now and Next offers a schedule for the week ahead, and is very good at picking up regular programmes.

But it will sometimes miss interesting one-off programmes. Perhaps we could offer it a clearer definition of folk music.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 05:17 AM

Also available in England on BBC iPlayer!

26 days left to watch;
BBC Two Wayfaring Stranger with Phil Cunningham
Series 1 Episode 1 of 3


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 06:25 AM

"FYI Phil Cunningham is only on BBC2 in Scotland"

The programme file can be downloaded in England using get_iplayer - very easy!!! It can also be watched live at time of broadcast in England using get_iplayer version 2.97 which had the option to download live TV.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 06:38 AM

Downloaded and transferred to memory stick for viewing tonight - what a wonderful programme, many thanks for the heads up!!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 07:20 AM

BBC Two Scotland - Wayfaring Stranger with Phil Cunningham

Music and history combine as renowned Scottish performer Phil Cunningham explores age-old musical connections between Scotland, Ulster and America.

Episode 2 of 3 Tomorrow - 19.00 Tuesday 3 October 2017

As his journey takes him down the old wagon road from Philadelphia, through Appalachia to the Grand Ol' Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, he shares songs and tunes with Ricky Skaggs, Tim O'Brien and folk singer Sheila Kay Adams.

Episode 3 of 3 19.00 Tuesday 10 October 2017

Featuring a wealth of music, sacred and secular, in this final programme in the series are country and bluegrass legends Rosanne Cash and Ricky Skaggs, as Phil's journey takes him to the Grand Ol' Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,Peter Cripps
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 11:00 AM

Sorry Bonzo3legs - easy for you, but not for me!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 12:44 PM

If you're in the UK, just use BBC iPlayer.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,Peter Cripps
Date: 03 Oct 17 - 04:50 AM

BBC iPlayer is too slow over our internet connection to be useful - perhaps in a couple of years time!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 03 Oct 17 - 12:14 PM

Tuesday 03/10/2017

18:10 Catgut and Ivory
The best of traditional Scottish dance music with Gussie Angus and Cecil Hughson.
BBC RADIO SCOTLAND BBC RADIO SHETLAND

19:00 Wayfaring Stranger with Phil Cunningham
2/3 Phil Cunningham travels from Philadelphia to Nashville. (R)
BBC TWO SCOTLAND

19:00 Hwyrnos Georgia Ruth
Iolo Whelan yn cyflwyno
Dewis eclectig o gerddoriaeth gydag Iolo Whelan yn lle Georgia Ruth.
BBC RADIO CYMRU

21:00 Gwerin Georgia Ruth
Rhestr Chwarae Ywain Myfyr
Awr o draciau gwerin wedi'u dewis gan Ywain Myfyr.
BBC RADIO CYMRU

23:00 Roddy Hart
Roddy Hart shines a spotlight on great contemporary and classic songwriting.
BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

23:03 The Late Show with Eve Blair
Music from Don McLean, Bronagh Gallagher and Eilidh Patterson.
BBC RADIO ULSTER BBC RADIO FOYLE


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 03 Oct 17 - 06:02 PM

Wednesday 4 October 2017

10:00 A' Mire ri Mòir
Tha Mairead NicIllinnein a' feitheamh ribh le taghadh de dh'òrain Ghàidhlig.
BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL

14:00 Caithream Ciùil
Mairead NicIllinnein le ceòl Ceilteach agus fiosrachadh air na tha dol agaibhse.
BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL

19:00 The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe
Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente in Session and Young Folk Award Launch
BBC RADIO 2

21:00 Travelling Folk
Bruce MacGregor speaks to Lauren MacColl about her latest album, The Seer.
BBC RADIO SCOTLAND EXCEPT MW

22:00 The Young Folk Award - A Documentary
Folk musician Seth Lakeman celebrates 20 years of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.
BBC RADIO 2

23:03 The Late Show with Eve Blair
Great music for the wind-down of your day.
BBC RADIO FOYLE BBC RADIO ULSTER


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Oct 17 - 06:10 PM

Thursday 5 October 2017

10:00 A' Mire ri Mòir
Tha Mairead NicIllinnein a' feitheamh ribh le taghadh de dh'òrain Ghàidhlig.
BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL

14:00 Caithream Ciùil
Gaelic and Celtic music, and a round-up of what's on. dethadol@bbc.co.uk.
BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL

16:00 Crunluath
Cailean MacIlleathain le taghadh de cheòl na pìoba.
BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL

19:00 Bob Harris Country
Drake White is Bob's live session guest
In Country Music Week, Drake White is Bob's live session guest.
BBC RADIO 2

23:03 The Late Show with Eve Blair
Great music for the wind-down of your day.
BBC RADIO FOYLE BBC RADIO ULSTER

23:07 Crunluath
Cailean MacIlleathain le taghadh de cheòl na pìoba. (R)
BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL

23:15 Wayfaring Stranger with Phil Cunningham
Series 1, Episode 2
2/3 Phil Cunningham travels from Philadelphia to Nashville. (R)
BBC TWO SCOTLAND


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Oct 17 - 01:37 PM

Friday 6 October 2017

10:00 A' Mire ri Mòir
Tha i beachdail, tha i beòthail agus tha i feitheamh ribh le taghadh ciùil.
BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL

15:00 Caithream Ciùil
Gaelic and Celtic music, and a round-up of what's on. dethadol@bbc.co.uk.
BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL

20:00 Tiompan
Tha ceòl aig Mairead bho Tom Petty, Dean Owens, Laura Cortese agus gu leòr eile.
BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL

21:25 Binneas
Barbara Dickson
Actress and singer Barbara Dickson performing 'I am Lonely'. (R)
BBC ALBA

23:00 World on 3
Kathryn Tickell presents a live session from Malian duo Amadou and Mariam.
BBC RADIO 3

23:03 The Late Show with Eve Blair
Great music for the wind-down of your day.
BBC RADIO FOYLE BBC RADIO ULSTER


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Oct 17 - 01:44 PM

Saturday 7 October 2017

11:00 Tiompan
Tha ceòl aig Mairead bho Tom Petty, Dean Owens, Laura Cortese agus gu leòr eile. (R)
BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL

17:30 Johnny Coppin
New tracks from Richard Thompson, The Young ‘Uns,The East Pointers and Frigg from Finland
BBC RADIO GLOUCESTERSHIRE

19:00 Take the Floor
For the very best in traditional music and song, join Gary Innes for Take The Floor.
BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

19:15 Binneas - Na Trads
Fiddlers' Bid le puirt bho Na Trads. Fiddlers' Bid with tunes from the Trads. (R) 20/06/2016
BBC ALBA

20:25 Binneas
Folk singer Barbara Dickson and Archie Fisher perform 'O'er The Water To Charlie'. (R)
BBC ALBA

21:00 Pipeline
Gary West focuses on the music of Canadian piping legend Bill Livingstone.
BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

00:30 Ceòl bho Perthshire Amber Series 3, Episode 1
1/10 Performances from Perthshire Amber at the Perth Concert Hall. (R)
BBC ALBA

05:00 Folkscene
08/10/2017
Featuring the latest folk releases and news.
BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 17 - 05:47 PM

Sunday 8 October 2017

05:00 Folkscene
Featuring the latest folk releases and news.
BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE

10:00 Cerys on 6
Cerys Matthews is joined by Gwyneth Glyn for a live session.
BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

13:30 Crunluath
Cailean MacIlleathain le taghadh de cheòl na pìoba. (R) 05/10/2017
BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL

16:00 Folkscene
Featuring the latest folk releases and news.
BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE

18:00 Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folk
The finest selection of folk music from around the Midlands and beyond.
BBC HEREFORD & WORCESTER BBC RADIO SHROPSHIRE

19:00 Celtic Heartbeat
Frank Hennessy with the best in folk-roots and acoustic music from the Celtic countries and beyond.
BBC RADIO WALES

19:03 Folk Club with Lynette Fay
Lynette Fay presents the best traditional and contemporary folk music and song.
BBC RADIO FOYLE BBC RADIO ULSTER

20:00 The Drift with Phil Brown.
Great folk music firmly rooted in Lancashire.
BBC RADIO LANCASHIRE

20:00 The Durbervilles
Folk and Roots show. Jess Morgan & Dan Whitehouse in session.
Solo acts who have teamed up for a UK tour which includes Saltaire.
BBC RADIO LEEDS

21:00 Kent Folk
Doug Welch with a selection of Folk, Blues and Acoustic music.
BBC RADIO KENT

23:00 Iain Anderson
End the day in the company of the songwriting masters of country, folk, blues and soul.
BBC RADIO SCOTLAND


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 07 Oct 17 - 06:03 PM

Perhaps someone could change the thread title - 'Radio' not 'Radio 2'

There are also weekly programmes by Genevieve_Tudor (2 hrs) and Johnny_Coppin


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 07 Oct 17 - 06:06 PM

Sorry - I see you've already got them.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 08 Oct 17 - 03:54 AM

UK/irish/Manx Radio Folk

Here is a list compiled for Folk NW. However, it has not been amended since 2014.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 08 Oct 17 - 04:06 AM

A programme I came upon recently by entering 'folk' into a BBC search
Folk_Song,_Art_Song

"Christopher (Maltman - opera singer) talks to folk singer Eliza Carthy and scholars Georgina Boyes and Tim Healey about the uneasy relationship between the two musical worlds."

(From 2012 but still available to the BBC presumably owns the rights.)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 08 Oct 17 - 01:09 PM

Thanks Dave, an interesting programme too.

~~~~~~~~~~~~
I wouldn't have found these but for a link on that page

The Folk of the Pennines
To celebrate 50 years of the Pennine Way, Mark Radcliffe travels the route from Derbyshire to Scotland and meets up with poets, folk musicians, historians and local people along the way. (2015)

i "Singer Bella Hardy performs her song 'Peak Rhapsody' at the starting point of the Pennine Way, and Mark bumps into Kate Rusby at Top Withens - the supposed inspiration for Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Kate and Damien O'Kane perform 'The Lark' sat in the ruins of the old farmhouse, looking out over Haworth Moor and the Pennine Way."
ii "He meets up with Teesside folk group The Young'uns, who give a rousing performance of the Graeme Miles' song 'Jack Ironside'."
iii "...meets up with Scottish folk singer Emily Smith who performs the Border Ballad 'The Dowie Dens o'Yarrow'."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05twn6f/episodes/player


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: Marje
Date: 09 Oct 17 - 11:53 AM

I've just watched the two Phil Cunningham broadcasts on iPlayer and thought they were terrific. Thank you, henryp, for the heads-up!

Marje


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 this week
From: Mr Red
Date: 11 Oct 17 - 03:13 AM

list of radio programmes and times Mostly UK and within the south west. Not updated as often as I would like, but Hey! It's there for whoever wants.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 11 Oct 17 - 03:28 AM

Genevieve Tudor is still going, though at an earlier time and a different programme name. Folkwaves on Radio Derbyshire stopped years ago.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Oct 17 - 04:37 AM

Choral History of Britain
BBC RADIO 4 Sept-Oct 2017

Singing for Praise and Profit
Roderick Williams looks at why Britain produces the world's best professional choirs.

Singing for Pleasure
Roderick Williams traces the long evolution of our amateur singing tradition.

Singing for Solidarity
Roderick Williams explores how singing together gets to the heart of being human.

Singing for Everyone
Roderick Williams explores how Britain lost its singing voice and if it be recovered. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096kyrb/episodes/player


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 01 Nov 17 - 09:28 PM

available Nov 2017 (first broadcast 2012)

Jackson C Frank

With insurance money from a childhood accident Jackson C Frank migrated from New York to London in the mid-'60s, where his first album was produced by another ascendant young songwriter called Paul Simon. It was warmly received and Frank is spoken of as an influence on a generation of British folk performers.

And then, it seems, he disappeared from view. Little was heard from Jackson C Frank for decades.

Laura Barton speaks to some of those who knew him to find out about the lost years and the tragedy of the life of Jackson C Frank.

Featuring Jackson C Frank's friends Al Stewart, John Renbourn, Jim Abbott and John Kay.

Producer: Martin Williams.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nxh4s ~30min


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Nov 17 - 08:04 AM

Thanks, Marje.



BBC Programmes Categories: Music: Folk
On iPlayer
Now and next
Podcasts
All Programmes
Filter by
Experimental & New

Thursday 2 November 2017

10:00 A' Mire ri M?ir
Taghadh de dh'?rain Gh?idhlig bho Mhorag Dh?mhnallch.
BBC RADIO NAN G?IDHEAL

14:00 Caithream Ci?il
Tha ce?l aig Seonag an-diugh bho Nathan Rogers, Mackenzie, Sam Kelly agus North Cregg.
BBC RADIO NAN G?IDHEAL

16:00 Crunluath
Cailean MacIlleathain le taghadh de che?l na p?oba.
BBC RADIO NAN G?IDHEAL

19:00 Bob Harris Country
Bob previews next week's CMA Awards.
BBC RADIO 2

22:00 Breabach Be?
Folk band of Breabach performing at Celtic Connections 2017. (R)
BBC ALBA

22:40 Crunluath
Cailean MacIlleathain le taghadh de che?l na p?oba. (R)
BBC RADIO NAN G?IDHEAL

23:03 The Late Show with Eve Blair
Brings you great music for the wind-down of your day.
BBC RADIO FOYLE and BBC RADIO ULSTER


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 02 Nov 17 - 08:26 AM

henry: Until Mudcat is fixed, you could paste your listing into the top box of this_site, copy the contents if the bottom box into mudcat, and it should display the accented characters.

Cailean MacIlleathain le taghadh de cheòl na pìoba.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Nov 17 - 12:22 PM

Thank you. A cute solution to a grave problem.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 05:34 AM

Anne Martin  talking about waulking the tweed on Women's Hour Jan 30 2018
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pjghc > ~10:00


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Apr 19 - 06:22 PM

idk if this is a new BBC page but it lists at least a couple of shows I hadn't noticed before :
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05tyhc9 


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Apr 19 - 03:17 AM

BBC iPlayer is too slow over our internet connection to be useful - perhaps in a couple of years time!

Peter
Fastershire is coming to a village near you! A consortium Herefordshire CC, and Gloucestershire CC plus some obscure "Department for Media, Culture & Sport" with Gigaclear doing the actual work. And missing so much they had to let BT in in some places.

Gigaclear will be in your neighbourhood soon. But maybe if others opt for it, then at least it will free up bandwidth for you.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 22 Apr 19 - 04:55 AM

21 days left to listen; BBC Radio 3 Sound of Dance

Sound of Dance

English Folk Dance

Katie Derham explores English Folk Dance with professional folk dancer Kerry Fletcher and folk musician Chris Walshaw.

From morris and sword dancing to the lively social side encompassing ceilidh, barn and country dancing.

Katie and guests will look at the history and development of folk dance, and demonstrate how dancers and musicians work together. Producer - Ellie Mant.


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Subject: BBC Radio 4 Sounding The Cape
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 07 Jan 20 - 07:06 AM

Sounding The Cape
More 'world music' & 'music' & 'arts' than folk but a fascinating listen.

"Singer and musician Nathaniel Mann, recent recipient of a Paul Hamlyn award for composition, travels to the Cape to find an irresistible blend of artists working with sound and music - reflecting both the joys and the pain of this conflicted and deeply unequal society.

... Madonsini, a traditional Xhosa musician, is the first person to be recorded for the WOMAD Festival's Musical Elders Archive project, yet her fame remains limited within the world-music sphere, and the instruments she plays are in danger of being lost. "There is no-one playing this instrument now except for me and my friend. I want the instrument to live, not to die with me." Revered for her skills on two unique instruments, the uhadi (bow with calabash) and the umrumbhe (mouth bow), Madosini is also instrument maker, using specific wood she finds lying in the bush near her home. Nathaniel gets a lesson in playing the umrumbhe with mixed results..."


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cz10


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Subject: John Clare's Scraping
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 Jan 20 - 08:56 AM

John Clare's Scraping

prog about John Clare presented by Jon Boden

Helpston, Clare's village, was far from a cultural desert. His father was a singer with a large repertoire. Clare appreciated the songs local people sang and collected many, hoping to make a song book.

Gypsy friends taught Clare to play the fiddle - he was, he wrote, 'a desent scraper' - and he learned tunes from Wisdom Smith. He gathered 263 tunes, noted dances and recorded country customs.

To explore the role of this culture on John Clare's life and work the musician Jon Boden) visits his home in Helpston, looks at his tune book, plays and sings. Jon talks to George Deacon, author of John Clare and the Folk Tradition, and hears from the poet David Morley who has written a collection inspired by Clare's friendship with Wisdom Smith. Mina Gorji reveals, too, that Clare was well-read and accumulated a sizable library. And we hear Clare's poems.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000d6sh?fbclid=IwAR3a4nYV3PSGYz0fIuI0qOba4NeJ1gs0xwjOhvrS81CSgZ7ZiiNyYUaAzLU


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Joe G
Date: 13 Jan 20 - 12:13 PM

Seth Lakeman is the interviewee on Radio 3 Monday - Friday morning this week at around 1050am


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Rain Dog
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 07:26 AM

Thanks for the heads up on John Clare's Scraping.


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Subject: 'The Voices of...' Annie Briggs
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 25 Jan 20 - 09:01 PM

from the series 'The Voices of...' Annie Briggs

"She's always resolutely resisted celebrity and commercial success, withdrawing from the folk scene in the early 1970s, but her legacy - her voice and her attitude - continue to inspire and to carry a link to life as it was once lived in 'the imagined village'.
In this programme, she talks to Alan Hall about childhood holidays singing along with the waves, writing songs while living on a beach in west Ireland, her garden and the wildlife that she shares it with, and the ballad tradition she discovered as a teenager and that she "belongs to"."


Produced by Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2016.
"Available for over a year"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b07syrrs

mudcat discussion thread
thread.cfm?threadid=160547

Annie Briggs \ Anne Briggs


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Subject: Halsway Manor
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 07 Feb 20 - 11:46 AM

Open Country(a countryside\outdoor type series) visits Halsway Manor.

Helen Mark heads to the Quantock Hills to visit the national centre for folk arts and meet some of the people taking part in a 'Winter Warmer' celebration of music and dance.
She meets musician Becki Driscoll whose track 'Cold Light' was composed in the summer house at the Manor, and asks Chief Executive Crispian Cook about the history of this residential haven for folk arts. Helen catches Moira Gutteridge for a chat just as she's about to lead a walk, and high on top of the Quantocks she speaks to Philip Comer, Chair of the 'Friends of the Quantocks' about the area, the grazing rights on common land and why it's not a good idea to feed the wild ponies.
Roger and Nanette Phipps tell Helen why the spot for the Maypole is currently taken up with flower bulbs, and how according to local legend dragons may still lurk in the surrounding hills.
There's also time for a spot of sword-dancing which is not as easy as it's made to look.

The music is performed by
Becki Driscoll, Ted Morse, Peter and Moira Gutteridge and Mary Rhodes.

Producer: Toby Field


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dxtk


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 08 Feb 20 - 03:05 PM

Seth Lakeman's "Folk Map of the British Isles". On BBC Radio 2 tonight at 21.00 (9pm). On I-player - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dz9c


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 07 Jun 20 - 06:17 PM

Genevieve Tudor's proper programme is suspended at the moment because of the changed CoViD-19 schedules.
But she has the Sunday 9-10pm slot of the four hour 'Evenings on BBC Radio Shropshire' programme.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0876hdh
find the Sunday programme then skip to about 3:03:00

Or find a link on their FB page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/54438754406


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 08 Jun 20 - 02:49 AM

Well spotted - there's also a playlist of the latest programme here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08f960g

Any other local BBC presenters doing this - embedding in other people's programmes?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 07 Sep 20 - 07:32 PM

Gee’s Bend
There are only snatches of song here but the whole programme is, by the minute, both spine chilling and charming.
There's a lot more to it than is told by the programme notes but I'm not going to attempt to add anything.

The Documentary
Stitching souls

BBC World Service
August 2020      available for 12+ months


Deep in Alabama’s Black Belt, the village of Gee’s Bend is almost an island, cut off by a loop in the Alabama River. The ferry that linked the Bend to Camden, the local county seat, was stopped by white segregationists in 1962, and not reinstated until 2006. Once enslaved plantation workers, then sharecroppers, then struggling New Deal farmers, the people of the Bend remained largely unnoticed by mainstream history, despite Martin Luther King’s visit in 1965 a few weeks before the civil rights march on Selma.

But the women of Gee’s Bend have held on to their creative traditions, passed down from mother to daughter: spine-tingling gospel singing, and a unique style of bold, improvised quilting. Made from old clothes out of necessity for generations, used for insulation and burned to keep off mosquitoes, the quilts brought Gee’s Bend fame after they were “discovered” by an art collector in the 1990s and shown in major museums in Houston and New York.

Maria Margaronis hears the voices of this small community and takes part with her daughter in a three-day quilting workshop led by two Gee’s Bend ladies—a space of radical trust where Black and white women of all backgrounds and all ages come together to sew, laugh, sing, tell their stories and confront their challenges and griefs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct0x2h

If you're interested in the clip of the interview with Isom Moseley here's more :
http://slaverystories.org/isom-moseley/0


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 10 Sep 20 - 04:43 AM

A Life in Song
BBC Radio 4, 10th Sep 2020

Singer-songwriter Sean Cooney has written and performed many songs about real people with his award-winning folk band The Young'uns. Tackling such diverse and difficult subjects as religious homophobia, terrorism, the refugee crisis and The Troubles in Northern Ireland, where do the responsibilities of a songwriter lie? And what right do they have to broach such issues?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mcgy


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Sep 20 - 08:07 AM

Just listened to Sean Cooney's programme which was very interesting and moving. You can " Listen now" using the link immediately above given by DaveRo


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Subject: The Young'uns on Graeme Miles - My Muse -
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Oct 20 - 04:45 AM

My Muse - Series 2
The Young'uns on Graeme Miles

02 Oct 2017 Available for over a year

"The terraced streets were my Grand Canyons, the shipyard cranes my redwood trees, those steelwork tips were my mountain ranges and the brickyard ponds were my seven seas".

These are the words of the songwriter Graeme Miles that inspired Sean Cooney, David Eagle and Michael Hughes of the Teesside folk group The Young'uns - Radio 2's Folk Band of the Year Award winners in 2015 & 2016.
Stumbling across a folk club at the age of 17, school friends Sean, David & Michael first heard the songs of Graeme Miles - songs about their local area - songs that resonated. They realised that there was beauty to be found in a place they had been brought up to believe was "deprived" and "unromantic", and that Graeme's songs instilled a sense of pride.

For years now the band have been singing Graeme's songs, and, in this programme, they find out more about the man and his work. Featuring interviews with Graeme's widow Annie, and discussion and performances from esteemed musicians from the folk world, including the critically-acclaimed band The Unthanks, this programme highlights some of Graeme's finest songs.

From an emotive performance of 'Waiting For The Ferry' on the banks of the River Tees, to a stirring rendition of 'Ring of Iron' accompanied by the legendary Billingham group The Wilson Family, The Young'uns discover more about their muse, and present the programme in their unique and humorous way.


Produced by Elizabeth Foster.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b096h773


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 11 Oct 20 - 06:01 AM

Yesterday - Saturday 10 October - Richard Thompson sang Keep Your Distance on Loose Ends.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Jos
Date: 11 Oct 20 - 08:12 AM

Loose Ends is repeated Monday morning (11.30 UK time) BBC Radio 4
and available for four weeks at:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000nc01


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 Nov 20 - 07:00 AM

Tuesday 17 November 2020 11.30am BBC Radio 4 The Cuckoo; My Albion Episode 1 of 4

As a teenager, Zakia Sewell became entranced by English folk music, initially through Pentangle's haunting rendition of the traditional song, The Cuckoo.

But with this enchantment came a tension - a question - of whether such a song could really belong to her. Being of Caribbean and British descent, Zakia is sensitive to the darker histories that connect these two places and yet is drawn to a vision of Albion - an ancient, mythical land evoked in so many folk songs, symbols and stories.

Spiralling out from the personal to the national, from the present into the past - both real and imagined - Zakia grapples with the complexities of British national identity with the intent of resolving her own inner conflict and finding hopeful visions for the future.

With artist Ben Edge, musician Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and his mum Mignon, warden of Kilpeck Church, Hesketh Millais, members of Boss Morris - a feminist Morris Side - and Zakia's dad, Caspar. Produced by Zakia Sewell and Alan Hall. A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

Red Dragon, White Dragon; My Albion Episode 2 of 4

Continuing her quest for Albion, Zakia Sewell returns to the land of her Welsh grandparents. Zakia spent much of her childhood playing in the streets of Laugharne - a small town which provided Dylan Thomas with inspiration for the characters and setting of Under Milk Wood.

It was among the ruined castles and magical woods of the surrounding countryside that she first glimpsed a vision of Albion. Yet embedded in this mythical landscape lies a tension between Wales and its historically domineering neighbour, England. She meets Fflur Morse at St Fagans, the National Museum of Wales, talks with artists Fern Thomas and Rabab Ghazoul, and the writer Alex Niven - as well as her grandparents Jojo and Pete.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Joe G
Date: 15 Nov 20 - 10:32 AM

Sounds really interesting!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 Nov 20 - 11:43 AM

Beginning tonight! Country Music; Film by Ken Burns
PBS America UK TV Channel Freeview Channel 91 8.30pm-10pm

Part 1/8 8.30pm-10pm tonight; Parts 2-5 at 8.30pm Tuesday to Friday
Parts 6-8 at 8.30pm Monday to Wednesday next week

Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music. Country Music features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. The eight-part 16-hour series is directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,CJB666
Date: 16 Nov 20 - 01:35 PM

PBS America UK TV Channel Freeview Channel 91 8.30pm-11pm

Part 1/8 8.30pm-11pm tonight; Parts 2-5 at 8.30pm Tuesday to Friday

Parts 6-8 at 8.30pm Monday to Wednesday next week

COUNTRY MUSIC

ABOUT THE SHOW

After centuries percolating in America’s immigrant and racial mix, particularly in the American South, what was first called “hillbilly music” begins reaching more people through the new technologies of phonographs and radio. The Carter Family, with their ballads and old hymns, and Jimmie Rodgers, with his combination of blues and yodeling, become its first big stars. Part 1 of 8.

EPISODES

1. Rub (Beginnings - 1933
   8:30PM, Monday 16 Nov
   2:00AM, Tuesday 17 Nov
   3:55PM, Tuesday 12 Nov
After centuries percolating in America’s immigrant and racial mix, particularly in the American South, what was first called “hillbilly music” begins reaching more people through the new technologies of phonographs and radio. The Carter Family, with their ballads and old hymns, and Jimmie Rodgers, with his combination of blues and yodeling, become its first big stars. Part 1 of 8.

2. Hard Times (1933-1945)
   8:30PM, Tuesday 17 Nov
   2:30AM, Wwdnesday 18 Nov
   3:35PM, Wednesday 18 Nov
During the Great Depression and World War Two, country music thrives and reaches bigger audiences. Gene Autry sets off a craze for singing cowboys, Bob Wills adapts jazz’s big band sound to create Texas Swing, and Roy Acuff, a singer on the Grand Ole Opry, becomes a star. Despite a divorce between two of its members, the Carter Family carries on, turning out songs that will become classics. Part 2 of 8.

3. Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945-1953)
   8:30PM, Wednesday 18 Nov
   2:25AM Thursday 19 Nov
   3:45PM Thursday 19 Nov
Country Music: Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945-1953)
Country music adapts to the cultural changes of post-war society. Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, and Earl Scruggs transform string band music into something more syncopated: bluegrass. Out of the bars comes a new sound with electric guitars and songs about drinking, cheating and heartbreak: honky tonk. Its biggest star is Hank Williams, a singer and songwriter of surprising emotional depth. Part 3 of 8.

4. I Can't Stop Loving You (1953-1963)
   8:30PM, Thursday 19 Nov
   2:10AM, Friday 20 Nov
   3:45PM, Friday 20 Nov
In Memphis, the confluence of blues and hillbilly music at Sun Studios gives birth to rockabilly, the precursor of rock 'n' roll. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are at the forefront. Nashville has become Music City USA. Patsy Cline is becoming one of its biggest stars when her life is cut short by an air accident. Part 4 of 8.

5. The Sons and Daughters of America (1964-1968)
   8:30PM, Friday 20 Nov
   2:05AM, Saturday 21 Nov
   3:45PM, Monday 24 Nov
During a time of upheaval, country music reflects the changes in American society. Loretta Lynn writes and performs songs that speak on behalf of women everywhere. Charley Pride becomes a country star. Merle Haggard comes out of prison to become the “Poet of the Common Man.” Johnny Cash’s life descends into drug addiction, but he finds salvation through a landmark album recorded at Folsom Prison. Part 5 of 8.

6. Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1968-1972)
   8:30PM, Monday 23 Nov
   2:25AM, Tuesday 24 Nov
   3:10PM, Tuesday 24 Nov
With the Vietnam War intensifying, America is more divided than ever. Country music is not immune to the divisions. Kris Kristofferson abandons his military career, becomes a janitor in a Nashville studio, then a writer whose lyricism sets a new standard for country songs. Bob Dylan, the Byrds, and other non-country artists find Nashville a creative place to record. Part 6 of 8.

7. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983)
   8:05PM, Tuesday 24 Nov <======================== NOTE TIME
   2:10AM, Wednesday 25 Nov
   3:05PM, Wednesday 25 Nov
Country Music: Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983)
Definitions of country music are debated as never before, and the argument sparks off a vibrant era. Dolly Parton crosses over to mainstream success to become the most famous woman in country music. Willie Nelson finds creative freedom in Texas, and with Waylon Jennings launches the “Outlaw” movement. Emmylou Harris bridges folk and rock and country music and influences a new generation of artists. Part 7 of 8.

8. Don't Get Above Your Raisin' (1984-1996)
   8:30PM, Wednesday 25 Nov
   2:25AM, Thursday 26 Nov
   ?:??PM, Thursday 26 Nov
Country Music: Don't Get Above Your Raisin' (1984-1996)
As country music’s popularity skyrockets, the genre confronts the question of whether it can stay true to its roots. After first being turned down by every label in Nashville, Garth Brooks explodes onto the scene. An aging Johnny Cash returns to a studio with just his guitar and his unforgettable voice to record a series of albums that cements his place in the industry he helped to create. Part 8 of 8.

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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 Nov 20 - 05:34 AM

Radio 4 Tuesday 24 November 11.30am My Albion Episode 2 of 4 Red Dragon, White Dragon

Continuing her quest for Albion, Zakia Sewell returns to the land of her Welsh grandparents. Zakia spent much of her childhood playing in the streets of Laugharne - a small town which provided Dylan Thomas with inspiration for the characters and setting of Under Milk Wood. She meets Fflur Morse at St Fagans, the National Museum of Wales, talks with artists Fern Thomas and Rabab Ghazoul, and the writer Alex Niven - as well as her grandparents Jojo and Pete.

Radio 2 Wednesday 25 November

7pm-9pm Folk Show Radio 2's Folk Favourites 2020
Mark Radcliffe celebrates the joys that folk music gave us in a tough year. No genre endures quite like folk music, and this two-hour special is a selection-box of 2020 highlights.

9pm-10pm In Concert 50; Joan Baez recorded in concert at the Lyric, Hammersmith in 1999.
Featuring special guest Eliza Carthy, their set includes The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Janis Ian's Jesse, Money For Floods and Lily of the West. Already available on BBC Sounds.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,CJB666
Date: 20 Nov 20 - 06:27 PM

Charlie Brown doesn't appear to be on PBS America in the UK.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 21 Nov 20 - 08:11 AM

Saturday 21 Nov 1-3pm Now!
BBC Radio 3 Nancy Kerr makes her musical selection

BBC Radio 3 4-5pm Music Planet - a session by Modeste Hughes


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 21 Nov 20 - 10:07 AM

Saturday 21 Nov 1-3pm Now!
BBC Radio 3 Nancy Kerr makes her musical selection
Just finished. Excellent. She is so good at introducing the music - sometimes singing the introductory notes and describing the effect.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000g4vy


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Joe G
Date: 21 Nov 20 - 10:54 AM

Agreed - Nancy is an excellent presenter and a great choice of music (apart from the Mozart - I can't stand Mozart!)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Joe G
Date: 21 Nov 20 - 10:54 AM

Agreed - Nancy is an excellent presenter and a great choice of music (apart from the Mozart - I can't stand Mozart!)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 Nov 20 - 01:19 PM

BBC Radio 2 7pm-9pm tonight Wednesday Folk Favourites 2020 The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe

In this special programme, Mark is joined by friends including Scottish singer and musician Julie Fowlis, and the organiser of the Folk On Foot Festivals: Matthew Bannister. Radio 2's Folk Singer of the Year in 2019, Ríoghnach Connolly, joins from Armagh.

Bellowhead members Jon Boden and John Spiers will talk about the band's anticipated online reunion, and there will be live music including from Laura Marling, Simpson Cutting Kerr and Bellowhead themselves.

BBC Radio 2 9pm-10pm tonight Wednesday Joan Baez In Concert
Joan Baez recorded in concert at the Lyric, Hammersmith in 1999. Featuring special guest Eliza Carthy.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 03 Dec 20 - 10:11 AM

RADIO 4 3pm Thursday 3 December Open Country Rediscovering Redesdale

The Revitalising Redesdale landscape partnership is restoring and connecting the habitats and the rich cultural heritage across the valley, including the peatlands of Whitelee Moor and archaeological sites stretching back to pre-history.

Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell and her Dad Mike live close to the banks of the river Rede; they describe their close connection to the Northumbrian ballads, and how this distinct musical tradition is linked to its landscape.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,CJB666
Date: 03 Dec 20 - 12:23 PM

They need to re-introduce beavers into Redesdale into the river Rede like they have on Exmoor and elsewhere.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 20 - 05:40 AM

why do they NEED to?- clarify- they're not too popular in the first introduction area in Scotland- near Lochgilphead..... good programme, though


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 04 Dec 20 - 12:15 PM

A brand new hour long session from the Crynoch Ceilidh Band will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland - 05/12/20 at 7pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000q4k7

followed by the best of piping music on Pipeline at 9pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000q4kf

already set up to record in Win 10 Task Scheduler!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 08 Dec 20 - 06:41 PM

Wed 9/12 BBC Radio 2 21:00 Folk Show - No details

Thur 10/12 BBC Radio 4 15:00 Open Country; Kitty Macfarlane and the Somerset Levels

Sat 12/12 BBC Radio 4 23:30 Art of Now; A Life in Song (Repeat - available now on BBC Sounds)
The singer-songwriter Sean Cooney of the folk group The Young'uns explores the process of writing songs about real people, and the responsibilities involved.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 03:37 PM

Boxing Day 6:07am repeated 5pm BBC RADIO 4 Open Country Frank Turner

In 2012 punk and folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner was on top of the world. He had his first gold record, headlined his first arena show, and to top it all off he performed at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. But as the press requests and celebrity party invited poured, Frank chose to step out of the limelight and head home, back to Winchester and the Meon Valley where he spent the first part of his life, to walk the South Downs Way.

For this programme Frank returns to the area to find out more about its rich Saxon history and its unique wildlife habitats, and to explore how this area shaped him as a person and as a musician, with songs like 'Take Me Home' and 'Wessex Boy' drawing so strongly from the landscape. There's even time for him to speak to his Mum!

Boxing Day 7.30am repeated 5.30pm BBC RADIO 4 Sam Lee; The Turtle Dove Pigrimage

Folk singer Sam Lee and William Parsons of the British Pilgrimage Trust, lead 11 pilgrims on a journey across Sussex tracing the origins of the iconic folk song 'The Turtle Dove'.

Over a 100 years ago, composer Ralph Vaughan Williams travelled through Rusper, Sussex, collecting the stories and songs of the locals he encountered. He stopped at the Plough Inn, where he set up his Edwardian recording equipment to capture the songs of the pub's landlord, whose crackled voice and haunting melodies can still be heard today. Vaughan Williams transformed one of the humble folk songs, The Turtle Dove, into a choral hit – extracting the song from Sussex and exporting it to the concert halls of London.

This Pilgrimage seeks to return the song to the land from which it was taken. Moving through woods, churchyards and village halls, the pilgrims sing as they progress toward the Knepp rewilding estate, where they hope to sing The Turtle Dove to the last remaining colony of turtle doves in Sussex. Along the way, the pilgrims muse on the meaning of pilgrimage in a secular age and the contemporary relevance of this ancient song.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 26 Dec 20 - 12:43 AM

For disussion on The Turtle Dove, see; Turtle Dove Pilgrimage


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From: GUEST
Date: 26 Dec 20 - 09:25 AM

BBC/Sam Lee
   Don't waste your time- this was typical Sam Lee/BBC neo-mystical nonsense- leave the b... turtle doves alone, they can do without such crap


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 26 Dec 20 - 11:17 AM

Boxing Day 5pm BBC Radio 3 Music Planet

Kathryn Tickell plays live with her Dad Mike and brother Peter, who plays with Sting and Afro Celt Sound System.


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From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 26 Dec 20 - 11:21 AM

Ginge and Cringe know more about authentic Sussex heritage.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 27 Dec 20 - 04:43 AM

^^^^ clicky
"For disussion on The Turtle Dove, see ,,,"
thread.cfm?threadid=165823


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 28 Dec 20 - 07:00 PM

Mike Brocken has a few hours of his Folkscene show back on BBC Radio Merseyside.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d79l/episodes
It's difficult to tell if it'll be a regular spot.


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From: GUEST
Date: 29 Dec 20 - 12:47 PM

This morning, at the end of the 'Today'programme on BBC radio 4, Karine Polwart sang the 'Parting Glass' - almost impossible to concentrate on her fine voice, as there was a totally inappropriate and out of tune accompaniment on piano.
Did anyone else hear this ghastly stuff?


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From: DaveRo
Date: 29 Dec 20 - 01:06 PM

GUEST wrote: This morning, at the end of the 'Today'programme on BBC radio 4, Karine Polwart sang the 'Parting Glass'
You can listen to it here starting at 2:57:00

It follows an interview with Margaret Atwood which starts at 2:49:00. The song is mentioned right at the end of that interview.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 29 Dec 20 - 05:07 PM

I got a request played on Radio 3 this morning on Essential Classics, in the playlist challenge. They wanted stuff do with "five gold rings," and I suggested The Gold Ring Irish jig. They played a rather nice version by the viol player Jordi Savall. I'd actually asked them to play Matt Molloy's version, but hey, a victory! If you can get the show, it was at approx. 10.30 am, an hour and a half in.


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From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 29 Dec 20 - 05:56 PM

I've had a mention on that feature of the programme, Steve, but they didn't play my suggestion which was Sibelius Nightride & Sunrise in response to a morning piece (can't remember what now!)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 29 Dec 20 - 06:13 PM

I'm not that keen on this "playlister" challenge, but I do get inspired to contribute once every blue moon, as this morning. Before they started the playlist game they had a "spot the...(tune/venue/composer/etc.)" competition. Over the years I got "read out" about 35 times. You can also suggest something for their "slow moment" at about 11.30. I've only tried that the once, and I succeeded. My suggestion was the Lento from Beethoven's last quartet, Op 135 in F. I've told Mrs Steve that that will be the "going in" music at my cremation! :-)

I absolutely love Sibelius, by the way. Keep trying, but don't suggest anything that's too long!


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 30 Dec 20 - 05:27 AM

BBC Radio 4 "Today" 29 December 2020; Specially recorded for guest editor Margaret Atwood, The Parting Glass sung by Karine Polwart, piano by Dave Milligan.

I enjoyed it!

Dave Milligan "has played a key role in countless projects and performances at Celtic Connections since its inception, most recently as musical director of the festival’s star-studded 25th anniversary opening concert. Other performances include appearances with artists such as Larry Carlton, Mark Knopfler, The McCrary Sisters, Karine Polwart, Trilok Gurtu, Art Farmer, Carol Kidd and Camille O’Sullivan."


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,jim Bainbridge
Date: 01 Jan 21 - 05:37 AM

This only demonstrates how the commercial world has come to be the norm in 'folk' (he spits) today.

   This is a lovely, simple song, and when I read about it, I went to the trouble of looking it up on the player. If you MUST accompany it, such a song deserves a simple and tasteful treatment, and the piano is ideal for it.


I make no comment on the 'star-studded' list provided by henryp and having never attended Celtic connections, I have never heard of Dave Milligan, but his tasteless and irrelevant accompaniment to this lovely song was syncopated, arhythmic and often discordant.

Original, yes, if that's what you want, and Margaret Attwood, wonderful author though she is, is not a singer, nor do we know how much input she had to this- it bears all the hallmarks of BBC 2020.

There seems to be a worldwide movement to complicate and change simple things in all contexts, and this was a perfect example.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 01 Jan 21 - 06:26 AM

Absolute bollocks, songs unaccompanied are mostly very boring indeed. Thank goodness for the legacy of Fairport, Albion Band, Home Service & Steeleye Span.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 01 Jan 21 - 07:42 AM

I should have added IMHO Bonzo but I was making a valid point- I think you should do the same, rather than pointless abuse.

Of course people like you think that such supergroups are what 'folk' (spits again) is about and that some people dislike unaccompnied singing, SO WHAT?

I never said the song in question should be unaccompanied, but that any 'accompaniment' should be sympathetic to the song.

Dave Milligan's was distracting and distracted from Karine Polwart's excellent singing. Maybe he's normally better than this, I speak only of what I heard the other day.
I rest my case


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 05:45 AM

For unaccompanied singing, Jazzer McCreery did an excellent version of 'Auld Lang Syne' - it was repeated on 'Pick of the Week'- Stuart Msconie chose it & good for him.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Jos
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 06:16 AM

I wish Jazzer would be given more chances to sing. I think that is only the third time I have heard him.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 06:38 AM

Yes, I third that. It was wonderful.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 07:36 PM

^ BBC clip
'The Archers' Ryan Kelly (Jazzer) sings Auld Lang Syne.'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p092t3xk
skip to about 0:35 if you don't need to hear him talking about life in Ambridge.


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From: GUEST,RA
Date: 05 Jan 21 - 02:59 AM

BBC Radio Scotland: The Common Struggle of Paul Robeson

Listen here

Opera singer Andrea Baker examines the life of Paul Robeson and explores the unique bond he forged with the Scottish mining communities.

Available for 28 days from today (5th January).


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 05 Jan 21 - 03:27 AM

"the unique bond he forged with the Scottish mining communities"?

He had strong links with the Welsh mining communities, too, so not "unique" at all.


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From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 05 Jan 21 - 03:44 AM

How Paul Robeson found his political voice in the Welsh valleys


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jan 21 - 06:05 AM

The word 'unique is often misused, although it might be argued that aspects of that bond WERE unique. He certainly had great sympathy for both communities.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 22 Jan 21 - 09:27 AM

BBC Radio 4 14.15 Friday 22 Jan 2021 Islander

A radio version of the award-winning a capella musical, with voiced sound effects. Performed and sung by Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick. Winner of Musical Theatre Review's Best Musical Award – Edinburgh Fringe 2019

The two-hander female cast sing all the songs, while weaving, building and layering their voices to create all the sound effects into an expansive, ethereal soundscape for the ears and imagination.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 22 Jan 21 - 10:53 AM

Dave Milligan
He is primarily a jazz musician, as you can hear if you try out any of the tracks on his website here. (It may also explain some of Jim B's analysis!)
Husband of harpist Corrina Hewat, and together they perform as Bachue.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Anne Lister sans cookie
Date: 22 Jan 21 - 05:25 PM

Did you catch Nitin Sawhney (sp?) talking about Jeff Buckley in Great Lives?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 23 Jan 21 - 03:00 AM

Nitin Sawhney on Jeff Buckley


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Subject: Margaret Fay Shaw
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 25 Jan 21 - 10:39 AM

Margaret Fay Shaw
BBC Radio 3 - Sunday Feature
24 Jan 2021 Available for over a year - 48 minutes
Margaret Fay Shaw's Hebridean Odyssey

"Margaret Fay Shaw gave up a privileged upbringing and classical music training in 1920s New York, to live in a remote, Gaelic-speaking community in the Outer Hebrides. Without any knowledge of Gaelic she used her classical training to notate and later record the first proper archive of traditional, unaccompanied song and folklore from the Western Isles.

Later she married folklorist John Lorne Campbell. They settled in the Big House on the Isle of Canna and for decades they embarked on recording expeditions throughout the Western Isles. Fay Shaw died in 2004, aged 101 and her priceless archive of song sheets, recordings and photographs is stored on Canna along with her beloved Steinway piano, shipped out specially on a fishing boat from Glasgow.

Fiona Mackenzie, one of Scotland's leading Gaelic singers, is curating and digitising this huge collection, owned by the National Trust for Scotland and says it is her dream job. Margaret Fay Shaw's life and work is her inspiration and obsession and she regularly gives talks, illustrated with archive recordings and her own live performance, to bring the story to wider audiences.

Recorded on location, Fiona explores the songs and folklore which mean so much to her and which drew her muse from New York to the beautiful but storm-tossed Outer Hebrides.
She says the songs of love, lament, work and exile have an enduring relevance. She describes the earliest recordings as “pinpricks of sound”, but says they echo a vanished way of life, “telling us who we are and where we came from”."


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 07:00 AM

BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay
9.45 Monday 22 February 2021 Episode 1 of 5

Scotland’s national poet Jackie Kay brings to life the tempestuous story of the greatest blues singer who ever lived.

Orphaned by the age of nine, Bessie Smith sang on the street to support her siblings and was swept into travelling shows as a young woman. Facing extreme racial prejudice, she brawled under the influence of bathtub gin and had tumultuous love affairs with men and women. She also sold hundreds of thousands of records and became a genuine superstar.

“The first time I saw Bessie Smith, it really was like finding a friend…” Mixing biography, fiction, music and memoir, the Makar remembers the electric thrill of identification when, as a young black girl growing up in Glasgow, she was first gifted the music of the Empress. Read by Jackie Kay with Adjoa Andoh


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 11:10 AM

Not the BBC but John Bowman's weekly programme on RTE radio 1 at 8.30 yesterday Feb was an excellent 30 minute item about Delia Murphy


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 01:12 PM

Ah, I'll see if I can listen to that. I remember my gran (who died in 1965) singing The Spinning Wheel and Three Lovely Lasses when I was a very little lad. What cherished memories!


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Subject: Delia Murphy
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 06:26 PM

^^
John Bowman on Delia Murphy :
BROADCAST • 08:30 • 14TH FEB 2021 - RTE Radio 1
https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/11281139


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 08:18 PM

Many thanks, Freddie. That works. It's getting a bit near bedtime so I'll listen in the morning when I can crank up the Bluetooth speakers. Cheers!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 Feb 21 - 09:44 AM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 9pm Wednesday

Tomorrow; The best in folk and acoustic music from Britain and beyond!
February 24; Kathryn Tickell hosts the show from her home in Northumberland.
March 3; Scots Gaelic singer Karen Matheson talks about her new solo album, Still Time.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 03 Mar 21 - 07:18 AM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 9pm Wednesday;

March 3 Scots Gaelic singer Karen Matheson talks about her new solo album, Still Time.
March 10 Songwriter and guitarist John Smith talks about his new album, The Fray.
March 17 Mark celebrates St. Patrick's Day by playing music from Ireland's thriving scene of talented young acts.


Lord Franklin; The first two episodes of 10-part first season of The Terror are on BBC2 TV from 9pm on Wednesday March 3.

Faced with sub-zero conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crews of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror are pushed to the brink – and no one is coming to save them.

The fate of the real expedition, which set sail in 1845 and led to more than 120 crew members inexplicably disappearing, has warranted a great deal of speculation. After almost 175 years of searching, coincidentally, the ships were discovered by arctic research groups in 2014 and 2016.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 03 Mar 21 - 07:59 AM

I see that The Terror is classified by the BBC as 'Drama > Horror & Supernatural'


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 03 Mar 21 - 10:00 AM

It should be classified under Climate Change!

On August 21, 2007, the Northwest Passage became open to ships without the need of an icebreaker. According to the Norwegian Polar Institute, this was the first time the Passage has been clear since they began keeping records in 1972. And in 2014 the Nunavik became the first cargo ship to traverse the passage unescorted when it delivered nickel from the Canadian province of Quebec to China.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Felipa
Date: 03 Mar 21 - 04:22 PM

I'm listening to BBC Radio 2 and Karen Mathiesson hasn't been on yet; will she be along later?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Felipa
Date: 03 Mar 21 - 04:26 PM

Karen's segment starting now, 21.25 EST


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 13 Mar 21 - 10:51 AM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 9pm Wednesday;

17 March St. Patrick's Day; Mark plays music from Ireland's talented young acts.
24 March Manchester-Irish Jason Manford sits in and introduces the folk music he loves.
31 March American Rhiannon Giddens and Italian Francesco Turrisi talk about their second album: They're Calling Me Home.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 13 Mar 21 - 04:15 PM

BBC2 TV 9:45pm 13 March 2021
Billie: In Search of Billie Holiday
A profile of Billie Holiday from the research of Linda Lipnack Kuehl


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 04:08 PM

BBC Folk Show 9pm Wednesday Radio 2

Today 7 March Folk legend Peggy Seeger talks about her new album, The First Farewell.
14 March Swedish duo First Aid Kit talk with Mark Radcliffe about their shared love of the late, great Leonard Cohen.
21 March Singer Sam Lee talks about his love for the nightingale, which has inspired his new book and a series of night-time performances.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 08 Apr 21 - 02:13 PM

BBC Folk Show Radio 2 9pm Wednesday 7 March
Folk legend Peggy Seeger talks about her new album, The First Farewell.

Front Row BBC Radio 4 7.15pm Thursday 8 March
Peggy Seeger on the pleasures of working with family on her new album; Liverpool pilots live arts events; Hafsa Zayyan and Francis Spufford on how faith affects their writing.

Open Country BBC Radio 4 3pm Thursday 8 March
Fiona Mackenzie on the history, music and landscape of the Isle of Canna in the Hebrides. Fiona Mackenzie and her husband, Donald, have lived on the island for six years.
Donald is the harbourmaster and Fiona is the archivist for the priceless collection of Gaelic music, photographs and literature stored in Canna House. She's also an accomplished folk singer - the ideal guide for an Open Country visit to the island.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 08 Apr 21 - 05:09 PM

Last Sunday night's 'Tim Walker's Folk' show on BBC Radio Lincs was an epic 4 hours' long. Not sure if it normally is?!

Anyway, lots to listen to on that while it's on iPlayer:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09bk210


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 08 Apr 21 - 05:45 PM

^^ To clarify as Henry's typing fingers are still in March ,,,, ;)

BBC Folk Show Radio 2 9pm Wednesday 7 APRIL 2021
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000tt37

Front Row BBC Radio 4 7.15pm Thursday 8 APRIL 2021
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000twht

Open Country BBC Radio 4 3pm Thursday 8 APRIL 2021
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000twh9

+ _______________________
Genevieve Tudor 4th April 2021
the final hour of Sunday's
Evenings on BBC Radio Shropshire
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09bl4x4


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 09 Apr 21 - 06:19 AM

Ah! The March of time!

Thanks Freddy!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 10 Apr 21 - 11:06 AM

Open Country 3pm Thursday BBC Radio 4

15 April 2021 Songs of England;
English Heritage manages some of our most important historic sites, such as Stonehenge and Hadrian's Wall. In this Open Country, folk singer and song collector Sam Lee explains how he has paired these sites with relevant or revealing folk songs from the British Isles.

We meet Sam at Stonehenge, to hear him perform the song 'John Barleycorn'. From Salisbury we travel to Hadrian's Wall with The Brothers Gillespie and the borders song 'When Fortune Turns the Wheel'. At Whitby Abbey Fay Hield performs the tragic tale of 'The Whitby Lad' and at Ironbridge, the birthplace of industry, Abel Selaocoe sings about the impacts of the industrial revolution in 'The Four Loom Weaver'.

22 April 2021 Fisherwomen;
The voices - though no mention of song - of the women who mend the nets, gut the fish and fix the lines of Britain's fishing fleets. "I started at seventeen as a v-boner. I was everywhere, on the barding, skinning, heading. My last job was in defrost. I was the only one woman in defrost." Dawn Walton

This rarely heard community have been recorded by landscape photographer Craig Easton and include a trawler skipper called Sheila Hirsch with a gripping account of 'going over the wall' or into the sea. "I've been lucky," she says. "I've been over the wall three times, and each time I've been alright."


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 12 Apr 21 - 10:01 AM

The Untold - Shanty Fever , R4 Mon 12 Apr

When sea shanties suddenly blew up on social media, a shanty band from Bristol found themselves heading for the big time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000v1n8


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 12 Apr 21 - 04:44 PM

Outlook (World Service)
- 40 min - available for over one year
The break-up that cost me my voice


"Shirley Collins grew up in a folk music-loving family in Sussex, England, during World War Two, and announced her intention to become a folk singer when she was still just a teenager. Her career would lead her to record music with her sister Dolly; to record folk songs in America with legendary song collector Alan Lomax, and to become a key figure in the 'folk revival' of the 1960s and 1970s.
But the trauma of a painful break-up cost Shirley her singing voice - "sometimes I would open my mouth and nothing would come out", she remembers - and led to a heartbreaking decision: "I walked away from music for years. I felt I had no option." Shirley did all sorts of jobs to support her children, and avoided even listening to music sometimes - it made her too sad. Then one day, the musician David Tibet, a huge fan, got in touch and begged Shirley to try to sing again. Shirley tells Emily Webb the story of a voice lost and found again."

Presenter: Emily Webb
Producer: Laura Thomas


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ddj9n


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 13 Apr 21 - 04:22 AM

GUEST,matt milton wrote: Last Sunday night's 'Tim Walker's Folk' show on BBC Radio Lincs was an epic 4 hours' long.
I downloaded that and, over the past week, have listened to about 3½ hours of it so far. I'd not heard Tim Walker's show before and I quite enjoyed it. Usual BBC local radio folk show mix but less chat (which is surprising for a 4hr show), no jingles thank goodness, and more tunes than usual. And it got better as it went on and the tracks became less predictable.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 13 Apr 21 - 04:28 AM

No sessions?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 13 Apr 21 - 07:55 AM

No sessions?
If you're asking about Tim Walker's show, no. I don't know whether he used to do them. I think all BBC local stations have stopped doing sessions. They all - or the ones I've looked at - seem to be running a simplified schedule with these 4 hour evening shows.

Genevieve Tudor seems to be hanging in there on Shropshire, having purloined the last hour of somebody's slot. She used to host sessions for local artists, which is what I think these local radio shows should do, not plugging the lastest releases - unless it is a local artist. I actually like her one-hour programme better than her previous 2hrs ;) And you get some You get some out-of-the-ordinary stuff with Genevieve - Clive Palmer's band last week.

Lincolnshire giving Tim Walker 4 hours contrasts greatly with my local station, Kent, where Doug Welch has lost his measly one hour show. He hosted sessions, did whats-ons, and played something by those artists - however young and unknown except in Brighton. Unfortunately he seemed obliged to play frequent jingles and station announcements too, such that he mas always running out of time.

I used to listen to folk shows on BBC Radio London, Beds Herts and Bucks (now 3 Counties Radio) and Oxford. None of them have such programmes now. It's a reverse North South divide!

My idea for anybody hosting a local folk radio show: look at the 'Official' Folk Album Chart - and play none of it


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,jiggers
Date: 14 Apr 21 - 06:13 AM

I listened to the Tim Walker show last night. I have seen my favourite shows disappear over the last decade. Mark Radcliffe was not my cup of tea so Radio 2 folk show gone for me. Genevieve Tudor Sunday Folk - gone - I liked that one so much I appeared as a guest to play some of my favourite cd tracks and talk about them. Colum Sands Folk Club on Radio Ulster - gone.

I have tried others but have not found anything worth sticking with. The Tim Walker programme was fine, lots of variety, and I have some artists to look up on the internet today as a result. I will listen again just so I keep hearing new stuff. I particularly liked The Trials of Cato's version of Bedlam Boys


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Apr 21 - 06:39 AM

Mad Tom of Bedlam

Dave Moran writes "Nic [Jones] and I and mandolin/guitar player Nigel Paterson made up the Halliard. We were looking to develop some new music and we took the advice of song-writer Leslie Shepard. We decided to add tunes to Broadsides that we discovered, uncovered or collected – we checked out the Harkness Collection at Preston and the collections in Manchester etc. We also used Ashton's Street Ballads and Victorian Street Ballads ( Henderson) and on a couple of occasions we dipped into Thomas D'Urfey's Pills to Purge Melancholy - that is where we found Mad Maudlin (Tom of Bedlam or the Boys of Bedlam).

Nic and I wrote all the tunes together usually sitting in the front of the Mini and singing and working out tunes as we drove – as the mandolin was the smallest instrument and Nigel was in the back, he always played the tunes. 'Jones and Moran' wrote a heap of songs like this including Lancashire Lads, Going for a Soldier Jenny, Miles Weatherhill, Calico printers Clerk etc. We wrote the tunes to fit the words and sometimes added or altered words, as in The Workhouse Boy. So Nic and I wrote the tune to D'Urfeys words of Mad Maudlin – audiences were confused and stunned – it was very surreal...

We did a booking in the Midlands and an unaccompanied foursome called the Farriers loved the song and asked if they could sing it unaccompanied. We said sure – they were very good a bit like the Young Tradition. I believe that is how it got into the mainstream. We may well have recorded it [for a second Saga LP called Heroes & Villains] but there were royalty issues and now sadly the tape is lost. There were some good songs on it. I actually have Nigel's written top line music and chords over the top, and words, to many of our songs because we were going to put a songbook out to back up that LP.

We finally put [some] out with Jon Raven but we were too busy touring I guess. Included is the music to Mad Maudlin. About a year ago when the fuss about Nic began to resurface and Mike Raven put out the Halliard Double with the Ravens & BC3, I looked up an article in Dirty Linen on the internet and some American had tracked the song and said that he had recorded it and then discovered that Nic and I wrote the music from an acknowledgement in a Steeleye Span Songbook."


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 14 Apr 21 - 07:52 AM

GUEST,jiggers wrote: The Tim Walker programme was fine, lots of variety, and I have some artists to look up on the internet today as a result.
Jon Wilks was new to me: I particularly liked The Pretty Girls of Brummagem.

And it was worth the whole 4 hrs just to hear KBK sing The Dancing Taylor accompanying himself on bass concertina!

And having typed that I've just found an article in which one inverviews the other:

https://jonwilks.online/cohen-braithwaite-kilcoyne


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Apr 21 - 08:48 AM

Jiggers, "Folk Club" is still on Radio Ulster. It's a long while since Colm Sands presented the programme. The current presenter is Lynette Fay. Fridays 22.30 -23.55.

"Folk Club" is preceded by a traditional music programme presented in Irish Gaelic, "Blas Ceoil2, which starts at 21.30 and is presented by Caoimhe Ní Chathail.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,jiggers
Date: 15 Apr 21 - 05:37 AM

thanks for alerting me to folk club, Felipa, I will give it a go soon.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 16 Apr 21 - 01:21 PM

jiggers
Genevieve Tudor does
the final hour of Sunday's
Evenings on BBC Radio Shropshire
*

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0876hdh/episodes/player

mentioned a few posts ago actually,,, ;)



*unless there is some 'special' programme on.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 17 Apr 21 - 03:30 AM

Thanks, I checked it out briefly before but didn't scroll down the playlist to see that it turned into folk selection. Will be listening in future.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 28 Apr 21 - 04:54 PM

Thursday 29 April 11.30am BBC Radio 4 Dancers at Dawn - Martin Green

On the 1st May 1987 Martin Green's dad takes him Morris dancing before dawn on Wandlebury Hill outside Cambridgeshire. Many years later, at sunrise on his twenty-third birthday, he walks home from a rave over this same hill.

This uncanny coincidence has got him thinking. To most people, Morris dancing and [raving] rave culture seem so far apart. We like to think we know what sorts of people do what. So, what do these two groups have in common that drives them out into the fields to dance at dawn? As an accordionist, producer and storyteller, Martin's own work lives somewhere between traditional music, electronic music and theatre. In 2020 he made a piece of audio theatre that linked the ancient traditions of English dancing to the birth of rave in the 1980s, which led him to draw on events from his own life, of dawn Morris dancing and sunrise raves. This documentary explores those themes. Why do we dance at dawn? Is there an innate desire to do so?

Recollecting his experiences with his father and rave friend Becky, Martin uncovers the traditions and rituals surrounding each activity. He speaks to others who have danced at dawn and seeks expert advice from [the] DJ Lee Burridge, who's famous for his full moon parties in Thailand and sunrise sets at Burning Man festival. Taking all this experience on board, Martin undertakes a solo experiment. Removing all people and connections he drives on his own, in the dark to a remote field near his house with a mission. He wants to find out what it is about the music, the dancing and the surroundings that makes dancing at dawn truly special.

Saturday 1st May 5.30am Live to your Living Room presents;
May Dawn Dance Saturday 1st May 5.30am (doors 5.15am) Yes, 5.30am!
Martin Green; Eliza Carthy; Maddy Prior; Adie Baako; and Boss Morris


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 28 Apr 21 - 05:57 PM

Sunday 02 May 2021 18:45 BBC Radio 3
More Kershaw Tapes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000vqjl
During the 1980s and 1990s, DJ Andy Kershaw travelled around Africa and the Americas searching out great music and taping it on his Walkman Pro


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 30 Apr 21 - 04:38 AM

Thanks for recent postings from Freddy, Felipa, Dave and Matt - I now have lots of good music to listen to and am happy with the presenters.

Genevieve Tudor - Radio Shropshire
Tim Walker - Radio Lincolnshire
Lynette Fay - Radio Ulster

Maybe sometime in the future, if internet bandwidth gets cheaper, they will be broadcast at a higher quality bitrate that does the music justice but I cannot see that happening given the low audience numbers.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 02 May 21 - 02:27 PM

Folk on iPlayer ...

36563: Folk Club with Lynette Fay - John Spillane in conversation about his new album '100 Snow White Horses'., BBC Radio Foyle, m000tpb6
36564: Folk Club with Lynette Fay - Folk and traditional music from Ireland and beyond. Rhiannon Giddens in conversation., BBC Radio Foyle, m000twzq
36565: Folk Club with Lynette Fay - Declan O'Rourke's Arrivals, BBC Radio Foyle, m000v3m1
36566: Folk Club with Lynette Fay - 23/04/2021, BBC Radio Foyle, m000v9xz
36567: Folk Club with Lynette Fay - Songs and tunes of the birds to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Weekend., BBC Radio Foyle, m000vjgc

42125: Shetland Folk Festival Special - 29/04/2021, BBC Radio Scotland, m000vmqy

43395: The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe - Peggy Seeger's first farewell, BBC Radio 2, m000tt37
43396: The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe - First Aid Kit on Leonard Cohen, BBC Radio 2, m000v1k0
43397: The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe - Sam Lee on nightingales, BBC Radio 2, m000v8yy
43398: The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe - 28/04/2021, BBC Radio 2, m000vhqv

43399: The Folk Show - 04/04/2021, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, p09bg2m7
43400: The Folk Show - 18/04/2021, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, p09ctx9g
43401: The Folk Show - 25/04/2021, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, p09dhtxv

44254: Tim Walker's Folk - 18/04/2021, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, p09czgm5
44255: Tim Walker's Folk - 25/04/2021, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, p09dlnn1

44363: Travelling Folk - 40th Shetland Folk Festival, and Edinburgh International Harp Festival, BBC Radio Scotland, m000twcw
44364: Travelling Folk - Alistair Russell and Songs of Separation, BBC Radio Scotland, m000v358
44365: Travelling Folk - James Lindsay on Torus, BBC Radio Scotland, m000v987
44366: Travelling Folk - Celebrating International Dance Day, BBC Radio Scotland, m000vhsq

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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 02 May 21 - 03:45 PM

Not on iPlayer ....

Saturday 1st May 5.30am Live to your Living Room presents;
May Dawn Dance Saturday 1st May 5.30am (doors 5.15am) Yes, 5.30am!
Martin Green; Eliza Carthy; Maddy Prior; Adie Baako; and Boss Morris


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 May 21 - 04:21 PM

Live to your Living Room is a promoter of - mainly - folk music concerts. See their website for details of future concerts.

"Our unique live gigs take place in Zoom, which lets artists and audiences really connect and interact – expect tunes, songs, chat, laughs, and a surprisingly intimate feel! We have carefully curated this programme of online gigs to bring you the best of folk, roots, and acoustic artists from all over the UK and the world as well as exciting new artists at the start of their careers. Please help us to support them during these difficult times as COVID has caused so many arts professionals to struggle for work."


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 08 May 21 - 05:36 PM

Sunday 9th May 2021 1 hour, 29 minutes
(only available for about a month)
Drama on 3
Folk by Nell Leyshon

LOUIE HOOPER - Amanda Lawrence
LUCY - Amanda Wilkin
JOHN ENGLAND - Stuart McLoughlin
CECIL SHARP - Simon Russell Beale

Musical Director - Gary Yershon
Directed by Susan Roberts

"Louie Hooper lives with her sister on the Somerset Levels, and knows over 300 folk songs by heart. Cecil Sharp, who is down from London and staying in the village, overhears one of the songs. He immediately recognises its importance and is determined to gather as many songs as he can, before they are lost in the new industrialised and literate world of music halls and ballad sheets.

Louie thinks of her songs as free and changeable, owned and sung by the people. Sharp thinks the songs can be caught and arranged, saved for posterity, but he also believes they will inspire a new classical English music, and a new sense of pride in England.

,,,Sharp was seen as the godfather of folk, and a hero for saving the songs, but questions have also been raised about his appropriation of the material, his reworking and tidying of the songs, and his racial and nationalistic ideologies.

The idea for the play Folk came from an exhibition which told the stories of some of the singers. Writer Nell Leyshon discovered that Sharp had collected songs from the village she grew up in and that all his work had begun in Hambridge, a village close to hers.

Sharp collected many songs from Louie, who had an extraordinary feel for music. In an old interview recorded by the BBC, Louie described how she heard music everywhere, in the birds and in the rain falling on the roof.

The play is set at the time when a village was a whole world and contained everything needed - when Nell grew up in Somerset, it was still common to meet people who had hardly left her village. People still had traditional haymaking rituals including song."


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000vwq2


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 May 21 - 04:48 PM

thankyou


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 09 May 21 - 05:03 PM

Great piece of radio on the Sharp play. Some very thought-provoking issues raised and I enjoyed the script.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 May 21 - 01:39 AM

i agree steve, was it true that he didnot credit his sources


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 May 21 - 02:33 AM

mr sharp you only see what you want to see


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 May 21 - 05:23 AM

I've got that earmarked for a rainy day listen...


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Brian Peters
Date: 10 May 21 - 08:19 AM

was it true that he did not credit his sources

It is not. All the sources in 'Folk Songs from Somerset' are credited, including Louie Hooper. There are no sources named in '100 English Folk Songs', which I think consists mostly of highlights from the same Somerset material. All the singers in 'Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians' are credited.

I haven't actually listened to it yet, but if this claim is actually made then I fear the worst.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Cj
Date: 10 May 21 - 08:47 AM

It's a dramatisation and is not claiming to be factually correct. Best not to listen to it as though it were or one may find oneself pulling one's hair out.

I enjoyed it as a play. It ain't no history lesson, but I don't think it's supposed to be. If it encourages people towards traditional music, I think it's a good thing.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 10 May 21 - 08:53 AM

Brian
It does not make that claim. The claim Louie makes, and it is a valid one, is that she was not asked permission for Sharp to publish her songs. I must confess to having been guilty of the same, but I'm sure all collectors of songs are guilty in that respect. I've never ever been taken to task for this, and at least Sharp went back in order to be told to his face, if this is an accurate representation. There are lots of subtle accusations made in the play. As I said, very though-provoking.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Brian Peters
Date: 10 May 21 - 09:10 AM

Yes, Cj, I get that it is a dramatisation and, as with 'The Crown', there will be stuff in there that's made up. I won't say anything more until I've listened to it, but thanks for the clarification, Steve.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 May 21 - 09:27 AM

ye it can be a problem with a drama fIction anD fact muddled together and given the impression of fact. but still an intersting programme
Sharp did use folk song and the songs he collected to promote himself, as a collector as well as promting the material.
he did manage to fall out with other collectors such as mary neal and sam bennett, he described bennett as a rotter, and because of his own agendas and a personality clash collected far less from bennett than, c james madison carpenter. managed to
Sharp was an odd ball, who was obsessed with collecting but had agenda issues AND WAS INTENT ON SELF GLORIFICATION. BUT THANKFULLY DID COLLECT A HELL OF A LOT OF GREAT MATERIAL


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 10 May 21 - 09:46 AM

As well as the Sharp play mentioned there was a feast of folk on Radio 3 last night with the Kershaw tapes and the start of Catrin Finch's series about the harp


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 May 21 - 10:58 AM

Pter Kennedy was much more of a problem, he seemed to think he owned the songs, and appears to have upset some source singers with his attitude


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Brian Peters
Date: 10 May 21 - 01:37 PM

Actually, Steve, Dick was correct. Speaking of 'Folk Songs from Somerset', the characters DO state angrily that 'It don't say where the songs come from!' - and that ain't true.

The play's portrayal of antagonism between Louie Hooper and Sharp is entirely fabricated. She wrote a fulsome posthumous tribute to him for the benefit of his biographers, mentioning spending 'many a happy hour' singing to him and remarking on his generosity with gifts of clothing, cash payments, and the concertina he gave Louie, which he apparently enjoyed hearing her play.

Yes, it's only a play (and did have some good points), but I hope no-one will take it's depiction of the relationship between the characters as in any way accurate.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 10 May 21 - 01:50 PM

Patricia Nicol, Audio, Sunday Times; Folk on Foot is the passion project podcast of Matthew Bannister, a former BBC director of radio. In each episode, Bannister walks with a folk artist through a landscape that inspires their music. As lockdown eased, he travelled to the RSPB Sandwell Valley Reserve, Birmingham, to meet Germa Adan, born in Haiti, brought up in Florida, who lives near by.

Folk on Foot; We've been out and about in Sheffield and the surrounding countryside with the brilliant guitarist, singer and songwriter @JGhedi (and a couple of his musical friends). The episode launches next Friday. Listen to the full episode from Friday 14 May at folkonfoot.com or in your podcast app.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 10 May 21 - 02:00 PM

Folk on foot sounds like a good idea, what Mr Bannister will do with it, heaven knows- didn't he used to present 'Last Word' the Radio 4 obituary programme?
Not very ambitious though, sandwell and Sheffield?   Hank Wangford conned an extensive trip to Patagonia based on a wild hope of finding Welsh settlers there...


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 10 May 21 - 02:33 PM

The Welsh people first arrived in Patagonia in 1865. They had migrated to protect their native Welsh culture and language, which they considered to be threatened in their native Wales. In 2004 the Welsh speakers in Argentina asked the Welsh government to provide them with Welsh TV programmes to encourage the survival and growth of Welsh in Patagonia. Wikipedia

Radio Wales sent Huw Williams to interview Pete Seeger at his home in the Hudson Valley to mark the 50th anniversary of the song Bells of Rhymney, and back to America again to visit the Rock Island Line. Matthew Bannister has to pay his own way!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Cj
Date: 10 May 21 - 03:12 PM

Next up will be a BBC version of the Celtic Music saga, but, being fiction, all those records get reissued...


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 11 May 21 - 03:43 AM

Folk on Foot is excellent. Matthew still presents Last Word


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 May 21 - 09:47 AM

the sharp programme was fascinating


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Brian Peters
Date: 11 May 21 - 11:16 AM

the sharp programme was fascinating

In the blatancy of its misrepresentations, undoubtedly!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 May 21 - 03:09 PM

i am not an expert on Sharp.Brian tell us more about the misrepresentations, i am only interested in learning more


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 May 21 - 10:55 AM

Saturday 15 May 4pm BBC Radio 3 Music Planet
Lopa Kothari introduces this year's Songlines Awards


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Joe G
Date: 15 May 21 - 11:22 AM

Enjoying the programme - especially the winner of the Europe category


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 May 21 - 04:52 PM

BBC Radio 4 1.45pm Monday to Friday 17-21 May
It ain't ne you're looking for; Bob Dylan at 80

BBC Radio 2 9.00pm Thursday 20 May
Folk Show; Martin Carthy at 80

Still to come; Paul Simon at 80. Paul Frederic Simon born October 13, 1941
Sky Arts Monday night 17 May 12:15am Paul Simon - Live in Central Park 1991
The singer's free concert in New York City, when he performed tracks from his albums Gracelands and Rhythm of the Saints as well as older material.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 May 21 - 05:17 PM

BBC Radio 4 Bob Dylan at 80

It Ain’t Me You’re Looking For: Bob Dylan at 80 BBC Radio 4, 17-21 May, 1.45-2pm From Monday 17 May, Professor Sean Latham presents It Ain’t Me You’re Looking For: Bob Dylan at 80.

Latham is Director of the Institute for Bob Dylan Studies at the University of Tulsa, and in this five part series, richly illustrated with music, he looks closely at the songs and draws on the vast Bob Dylan Archive, including material never broadcast before, to explore the life, work and influence of this great and elusive artist.

Dinner With Dylan BBC Radio 4, 22 May, 3-4pm Dinner With Dylan is based on a true story and delves into the passionately dedicated world of Dylan fans, or as they dub themselves ‘Bobcats’.

Jon Canter’s script recounts an evening over dinner between friends Richard Curtis, Kerry Shale, Lucas Hare and Eileen Atkins - and each will play themselves in this audio drama, a first for Curtis. Akbar Kurtha (24, Small Axe) plays the part of Sam the waiter - ever eager to please his demanding guests.

Bob Dylan: Verbatim BBC Radio 4, 22 May, 8-9pm

The documentary Bob Dylan: Verbatim explores Bob Dylan's life and career told in his own words, incorporating rare interviews, studio outtakes and classic Dylan musings in his own inimitable style.

What’s So Great About… Bob Dylan? BBC Radio 4 Extra, 24 May, 2.30-3pm

On 4Extra is What’s So Great About… Bob Dylan? presented by Lenny Henry in which he questions the greatness of the musician he never really got to grips with. Lenny - a great fan of soul music and rhythm and blues - finds out more about one recording artist he never really 'got'. Poet Andrew Motion, Kris Kristofferson, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland and Al Kooper, who played with Dylan on some of his most famous albums in the 1960s, are among the defence team.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 May 21 - 07:19 PM

Friday 21 May 2021 17.00-1900 BBC Radio 3

Sean Rafferty introduces live music from the Chilingirian String Quartet and talks to the folk singer Shirley Collins. Both artists have concerts in front of a live audience this weekend.

Shirley Collins & the Lodestar Band Live from the Barbican
Sun 23 May 2021, 20:00,Barbican Hall


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 18 May 21 - 06:09 AM

80 year olds are everywhere! Just for curiosity, here's another member of the same generation. Actor Miriam Margolyes is 80 today. And she has two contrasting shows on Sky Arts tonight;
8.00 Tate Britain Great British Walks; Miriam Margolyes walks in the footsteps of Alfred Wallis
9.00 Miriam Margolyes reflects on her life.
These 80 year olds certainly keep going. Any others?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 May 21 - 04:17 PM

Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan? From: GUEST Date: 18 May 21 - 04:59 AM

my point was that the BBc and Radio 4 in particular are repeatedly trailing an obsequious 'tribute which might be valid on Radio 1.

Dunno which particular programme you have in mind.

Could it be the all-Dylan request edition on the Folk Show next week?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 24 May 21 - 05:29 AM

I finally listened to the Cecil Sharp play - quite moving when Louis talks about the countryside being in the songs, her relationship and memories were stored in the songs too. So writing the song down is actually impossible, but I think it is probably still worth doing even if it only provides a crude silhouette. For me, it is a reminder that life cannot easily be translated into another form without losing essence.

I enjoyed the song choice, the singing and the debates.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Brian Peters
Date: 24 May 21 - 05:45 AM

i am not an expert on Sharp. Brian tell us more about the misrepresentations, i am only interested in learning more.

Briefly, Dick:
Contrary to the claim in the dialogue, Sharp did credit Louie Hooper, Lucy White and John England for all the songs they contributed to 'Folk Songs from Somerset'. There was no quarrel with Louie Hooper, who remembered Sharp very fondly after his death as a kind and generous friend. And he also paid her and her sister for their songs.

I did like the speech about the meaning and context of the songs as Louie experienced them, and agree that such feelings cannot be captured by a notation on a piece of paper. But that notation gives others the opportunity to sing and enjoy the song, and to develop their own pleasurable experiences.

The bottom line is that, although drama is allowed to take liberties and to fill in the gaps where we don't know exactly what was said and felt, I don't believe there's any excuse for presenting the opposite of what we know actually happened.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 21 - 02:14 PM

80 year olds are everywhere! Just for curiosity, here's another member of the same generation. Actor Miriam Margolyes is 80 today. And she has two contrasting shows on Sky Arts tonight;

It'll be alright Guest, she has the brain of a ten yr old!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 May 21 - 04:47 PM

BBC Radio 6 Music Artist Collection The Bob Dylan Playlist Bob Dylan Episode 1 to 5
A playlist celebrating the music of Bob Dylan and its roots and branches - including those they've been influenced by and those they've inspired.
23 days left to listen


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 25 May 21 - 12:38 PM

"Contrary to the claim in the dialogue, Sharp did credit Louie Hooper, Lucy White and John England for all the songs they contributed to 'Folk Songs from Somerset'. There was no quarrel with Louie Hooper, who remembered Sharp very fondly after his death as a kind and generous friend. And he also paid her and her sister for their songs."

Perhaps, the complete departure from reality was the only way the playwright was able to build the edifice to deliver the payload. The playwright would have known that what they were writing was not true and this is the only explanation I can come up with.

I can see why you would be angry though. Luckily I did not know the facts until you presented them.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 May 21 - 02:56 AM

BBC Radio 2 9.00pm Thursday Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe

02 June 2021 One of America's most exciting new folk and blues voices, Amythyst Kiah, talks to Mark.

09 June 2021 Kings of Convenience in Norway Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe talk about returning to music.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Brian Peters
Date: 27 May 21 - 01:06 PM

'Perhaps, the complete departure from reality was the only way the playwright was able to build the edifice to deliver the payload.'

I'm sure you're quite right there.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 28 May 21 - 06:24 PM

Bob Dylan Friday 28 May BBC Four TV 29 days left to watch;

19.05 ...Sings Dylan II

21.00 Don't Look Back 1965 tour of Britain
22.30 Omnibus; Getting to Dylan
23.00 Arena; Trouble No More
00.00 Songwriters at the BBC
01.00 ...Sings Dylan II
02.00 Don't Look Back 1965 tour of Britain


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 29 May 21 - 07:14 AM

Saturday 16:00 BBC Radio 3 Music Planet

29 May 2021 Kathryn Tickell with new tracks from across the globe.

Plus an interview with Malian kora maestro Toumani Diabate, whose latest album features traditional kora pieces performed in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra, in arrangements by Ian Gardiner and Nico Muhly.

05 June 2021 Kathryn Tickell with Nobuhiko Chiba
Kathryn Tickell presents a live performance of Ainu songs by the Japanese singer and tonkori player Nobuhiko Chiba (aka Hawhawke), part of an event called Otocare - Fuji Iyashi no Mori, exploring the interplay of music, sound and nature, and recorded in a forest in Yamanakako village last month.

Plus the latest new releases with tracks from Galician producer Baiuca, Ghanaian kologo player Ayuune Sule and two very different sounds of Colombia - Bogota's Los Piranas and this week's Classic Artist, Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 29 May 21 - 07:54 AM

BBC Radio Scotland -
7pm today - Take the Floor - Another chance to hear a great show recorded at Celtic Connections in 2018 and presented by Gary Innes. We have a full evening of dancing recorded in the CCA in Glasgow with music from two of the country's best Scottish Dance Bands, Alasdair MacCuish and His Highland Hebridean East West Dancing Ceilidh Band and The Robert Robertson Dance Band.

9pm Pipeline - Piping Across the Globe


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 31 May 21 - 10:32 AM

Folkscene on Radio Merseyside has resurfaced, for the first time since the new year.
First of a new series, he says.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09htvrh


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 07 Jun 21 - 10:31 AM

Genevieve Tudor seems to have her regular Sunday 60 minute slot back on BBC Radio Shropshire.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p001d7lt


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From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 21 - 04:44 PM

The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe

Wednesday 9 May 21:00 BBC RADIO 2 Kings of Convenience in Norway
Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe from Kings of Convenience talk about returning to music.

Wed 16 Jun 2021 21:00 BBC RADIO 2
The best in folk and acoustic music from Britain and beyond.

Wed 23 Jun 2021 21:00 BBC RADIO 2 Joni Mitchell's Blue at 50
22nd June marks 50 years since the release of possibly the most influential of all singer-songwriter folk albums. Mark Radcliffe plays tracks from the album and considers what makes it such an enduring classic.

And an alternative, a Zoom concert from livetoyourlivingroom Narthen
Wednesday 9 June 2021 20:00 - 22:00 Standard ticket £15

Featuring Barry Coope of Coope Boyes and Simpson, Jo Freya of Blowzabella/Moirai, six-time BBC folk award nominee Jim Causley, and Fi Fraser of The Old Fashioned/Polka Works – Narthen is a quartet of superb vocal harmonies and multi-instrumentalism who cannot wait to perform together again!


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 11 Jun 21 - 02:21 AM

Thursday 17 June 2021 11.30am BBC Radio 4 Blue: Pain and Pleasure
Marking the 50th anniversary of the release of Joni Mitchell's seminal album Blue, Laura Marling tells the story behind the writing and recording of the album, and explains why Blue is regarded by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time.

Sunday 20 June 2021 9.00am BBC Radio 6 Joni Mitchell Blue Specialwith guests Pauline Black and David Mitchell
Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie present a special programme celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s album ‘Blue’. The album, originally released on 22nd June 1971, is now regarded as one of the as one of the greatest albums of all time and has gone on to inspire a generation of musicians.

Wednesday 23 Jun 2021 21:00 BBC RADIO 2 Folk Show Joni Mitchell's Blue at 50
22nd June marks 50 years since the release of possibly the most influential of all singer-songwriter folk albums. Mark Radcliffe plays tracks from the album and considers what makes it such an enduring classic.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: DaveRo
Date: 08 Jul 21 - 05:36 PM

Emile Berliner, inventor of the gramophone

The life and work of an innovator whose idea for mass producing sound recordings revolutionised the way we listen to music.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct1rlc


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 09 Jul 21 - 08:43 AM

that last post sounds a lot more interesting than the normal pseudo-folk crap coming out of the BBC for many years- there are a few exceptions, of course, and no doubt they'll be pointed out


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 09 Jul 21 - 06:55 PM

9pm 14 July 2021 BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe

TRÚ and the songs of Northern Ireland

This week, Mark speaks to new Northern Irish trio, TRÚ. Dónal Kearney, Zach Trouton and Michael Mormecha make up the young group, who have turned heads with their smart and modern reworkings of Northern Irish trad songs. Their debut album, No Fixed Abode, is out now.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 06:04 PM

Folk Show BBC Radio 2 9pm Wednesday 21 July Barbara Dickson on the passage of time

This week, Mark hears stories and memories from Barbara Dickson's early days as a folk singer. Barbara, a star of stage and screen, is renowned for all kinds of singing but began her career in the folk clubs of Fife. Her latest album, Time Is Going Faster, was released in 2020.

Loose Ends BBC Radio 4 18.15 Saturday 24 July Repeated 11.30am Monday 26 July

David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Jamz Supernova, Alfred Enoch, Willy Vlautin, Athena Kugblenu, Clive Anderson
Clive Anderson and Athena Kugblenu are joined by David Crosby, Jamz Supernova, Alfred Enoch and Willy Vlautin for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Jackson Browne.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 12:32 AM

Reminder! Loose Ends 18.15 Saturday 24 July BBC Radio 4
Clive Anderson and Athena Kugblenu are joined by David Crosby, Jamz Supernova, Alfred Enoch and Willy Vlautin for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
With music from Jackson Browne and Jake Wesley Rogers.

Variety July 23 2021; At 79-going-on-80 and 72, respectively, David Crosby and Jackson Browne — two lyrical lions of the ’60s-into-’70s singer-songwriter movement — have faced more than their share of demons and angels battling on their shoulders. Lives lived to the fullest for the better and the worse, activist causes driven and dropped, both men are now creating age-conscious but not-so-elegiac songs and releasing their most potent, reflective and even imaginative work in decades with this weekend’s release of Crosby’s “For Free” and Browne’s “Downhill From Everywhere”.


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From: GUEST,JoeG
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 04:41 AM

Sean Cooney of the Young 'Uns chose last Sunday's Pick of the Week. Will still be on BBC Sounds


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 05:38 AM

Pick of the Week BBC Radio 4 18 Jul 2021 Available for 24 days
Presenter: Sean Cooney

From the wharves of Stromness to the be-flagged streets of Rome
Past pit cages and pulley wheels, muffin men and marras
Smiling masks and dancing penguins
Little black suitcases and runaway boys
Tears and pain and hope
From a lonely penalty spot to a wall in Withington

...join Sean for the best of BBC audio this week.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 05:59 AM

9:00am Wednesday 29 July BBC Radio 4

Soul Music; The Parting Glass

So fill to me the parting glass...
Goodnight and joy be to you all.

A popular toast at the end of an evening or a heartfelt farewell to a departed or deceased person? The Parting Glass has become synonymous with leaving. It was written in Scotland and has criss crossed the Irish Sea becoming a popular song among Celtic peoples around the world.
Folk singer Karine Polwart talks of its fragile beauty as a song that can be a rousing drinking song at the end of the night but equally a poignant farewell at a funeral.
For Alaskan Fire Chief Benjamin Fleagle there was no more fitting song to honour his mentor and colleague at his Fire Department when he passed away over a decade ago. The song still brings out raw emotion in him.
Alissa McCulloch 'clung' to the song when she heard the Irish singer Hozier sing a version of it at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. At the time Alissa was seriously mentally unwell at home in Australia and was admitted to hospital where she listened to the song over and over finding comfort in its timeless beauty.
After Canada's worst mass shooting in its history Pete MacDonald and his sisters recorded an acapella version of the song as a musical tribute to those who lost their lives. It's a tradition in Novia Scotia to sing in the kitchen at parties, wakes and celebrations and they wanted to pay their respects to the dead.
The Irish singer Finbar Furey has performed the song with his band the Fureys and talks about its appeal not only in Scotland and Ireland but throughout the Scots-Irish diaspora.

But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise
And you should not
I'll gently rise and softly call
Goodnight and joy be to you all

Soul Music; 163 episodes available on BBC Sounds!


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From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 21 - 01:52 PM

BBC Radio 3 - The Listening Service
Fiddles and Fiddle Tunes

25 Jul 2021    Available for over a year

What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin?

How did an English jig turn into a Virginian reel?

And what do Bach’s violin sonatas have in common with folk tunes from Finland?

In The Listening Service today Tom Service explores fiddles, fiddlers, and fiddle tunes from around the globe, looking at how they connect communities, reflecting the stories of migrants and musicians across time, and staying true to tradition whilst continually changing. And how have classical composers incorporated fiddle tunes into their work? From Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, based on tunes found in a library in Munich, to Aaron Copland’s Rodeo Hoe-Down, an orchestral transformation of the Kentucky fiddler Bill Stepp’s tune Bonaparte’s Retreat.

Our witnesses today are Pete Cooper, who learnt classical violin as a teenager before discovering busking and ending up fiddling in West Virginia, and Lori Watson whose music and research draw on the landscapes and folklore of the Scottish Borders where she grew up.

Producer: Ruth Thomson

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000y5vl


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Aug 21 - 02:30 PM

Sunday 1 August BBC Radio 3

6.45pm Sloe Time; Reliving childhood adventures in the Chiltern’s, pretending to be the princess in the thorny bush, Lisa recalls dangerous, warning stabs from the blackthorns cruel spikes. She talks to Samuel Robinson, coppicer and woodsman, who knows the blackthorn better than most. For Lisa he sings a beautiful song about the blackthorn winter, the false spring, his dog’s violent encounter with a deer, and his own confrontation with death.

Music by Samuel Robinson - ‘Blackthorn’ - featuring Hannah Flynn

7.00 A Commemoration of Peterloo = The Masque of Anarchy
Maxine Peake performs Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem of protest The Masque of Anarchy. Shelley was compelled to respond to the massacre in which cavalrymen charged campaigners protesting against the restrictive parliamentary representation of the time in St Peters Field Manchester leaving 15 dead and 700 injured.

Recorded only a few miles from where it happened, Maxine Peake's performance makes the poem - a call for political action - resonate for a contemporary audience.

We also hear eyewitness accounts from Samuel Bamford a radical reformer who led the group from Middleton and his wife Jemima Bamford performed by Jason Done and Christine Bottomley. Contemporary ballads written in the aftermath are sung by Jennifer Read.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Aug 21 - 04:12 PM

The Folk Show BBC Radio 2 Wednesdays 9pm

4 August On the road again; including some tracks to mark the return of post-lockdown concert tours.

11 August Mark is joined by musician and singer Joachim Cooder, son of guitarist Ry Cooder. Joachim shares his love for the old-time songs of Uncle Dave Macon, which have inspired Joachim's new album, Over That Road I'm Bound. He explains how he's given the songs an all-new flavour, adding African grooves and unique instrumentation.

18 August Mark checks in with two members of Glasgow's vibrant folk scene: Kim Carnie and John Lowrie from the band Staran. Staran's self-titled debut fuses beautiful tunes with songs in English and Scottish Gaelic.


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From: Felipa
Date: 18 Aug 21 - 05:52 PM

Thur 19 Aug.
Bob Harris' country music show on BBC Radio 2 will have a tribute to Nanci Griffith tomorrow night, Thursday 19 Aug. 2021. The weekly radio programme starts at 9 pm (BST zone). I don't know how much of the one-hour programme will be dedicated to Ms Griffith. Typically, the featured segments on the Wed. night folk show are very short. But the country show may approach things differently, especially in the case of a tribute of this nature.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Sep 21 - 04:16 AM

Wednesday 1 September BBC Radio 2 9.00pm Folk Show

Mark catches up with Sam Kelly, who is releasing a new album with his band, The Lost Boys.

Thursday 2 September BBC Radio 4 11.30am Song of the Thames

Singer and song collector Sam Lee traces the wonders of the distinctly English chalk stream, with a journey along the largest and most famous, the River Thames. Beginning at its source in the idyllic Cotswold countryside and following the majestic water all the way to its most famous stretch through central London, he unearths the untold origins of England's best-known river.

Through folklore, music, ecology and lives along 215 miles of river, he discovers the past, present and future influence of a stretch of water with deep cultural roots stretching through the heart of England. Who is fed and who is starved by the river now and what does it mean to the people who live along its banks?

By coincidence, cooperative publishing venture The Ballad Partners is publishing Martin Graebe's "Forgotten Songs of the Upper Thames: Folk Songs from the Alfred Williams Collection". Here you'll find the songs omitted from Williams' 1923 book from those he collected between 1914 and 1916 in the Upper Thames Valley. Surely this deserves an expedition along the Thames too.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Sep 21 - 01:49 AM

Richard Thompson BBC Radio 4 plus Sounds

John Wilson continues with the second series of Mastertapes, in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios. Each edition includes two episodes, with John initially quizzing the artist about the album in question, and then, in the B-side, the audience puts the questions. Both editions feature exclusive live performances.

Wednesday 1 September 11.30pm Programme 3, A-side "Rumour And Sigh" - Richard Thompson (repeat from 2013)
Thursday 2 September 11.30pm Programme 3 B-side


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 07 Sep 21 - 12:57 PM

BBC Radio 2 9.00pm Wednesday 8 September

When folk meets pop including tracks by Moxie and Seth Lakeman that blend folk and pop, and Scots-language songs by Old Blind Dogs and Iona Fyfe.

BBC4 TV Friday 10 September The Everly Brothers

10.00pm Harmonies from Heaven Don Everly revisits Iowa
11.00pm Arena 1984 The Everly Brothers revisit Kentucky
12.35pm Arena 1983 The Everly Brothers perform in London

Daddy, won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County, Down by the Green River where Paradise lay

"Paradise" is a song written by John Prine for his father, and recorded for his 1971 debut album, John Prine. The song is about what happened to the area around the Green River in Kentucky because of strip mining. The song references the Peabody Coal Company, and a town called Paradise in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. The Everly Brothers, natives of Muhlenberg County, recorded a version for their 1973 album Pass the Chicken & Listen.

John Prine was the son of William Mason Prine, a tool-and-die maker, and Verna Valentine (Hamm), a homemaker, both from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. He was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Maywood. In summers, they would go back to visit family near Paradise, Kentucky. In the song Prine asks to have his ashes dispersed on the Green River. After his death in 2020 this wish was fulfilled.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
From: GUEST,The Man from UNCOOL
Date: 07 Sep 21 - 01:45 PM

This prog., Thu. 2 Sep. BBC Radio 4 11.30am Song of the Thames, was repeated earlier this afternoon, just before an addition of Great Lives [which gets a repeat ?Friday BBC Radio 4 11pm BST] with Peggy Seeger recommending Ewan MacColl. I found it illuminating, and changed my views of him.


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From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Sep 21 - 01:44 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000zdqv
Ewan MacColl - folk singer and labour activist - was born in Salford in 1915


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Sep 21 - 07:55 AM

Now available on BBC Sounds Private Passions BBC3

Peggy Seeger 5 September 2021

Peggy Seeger's extraordinary musical career spans six and a half decades. Since the age of 17 she has been writing, performing and recording songs pretty much non-stop. At the age of 80 she won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best New Song with her son Calum and earlier this year, at the age of nearly 86, she released her latest album.

Peggy tells Michael Berkeley about her complex 30-year love affair with Ewan McColl, which was at the heart of the British folk revival; together they produced more than 40 albums, the revolutionary Radio Ballads for the BBC – and three very musical children.

Helena Attlee 12 September 2021

Helena has spent most of her life immersed in Italian culture, and she has written two bestselling books that take her readers to the heart of Italy via unexpected avenues: The Land Where Lemons Grow tells the story of citrus-growing in Italy, from the Medici to the Mafia; and Lev's Violin recounts her obsessive search in Italy and beyond to discover the history of a battered but beautiful old violin.

The violin was being played by the world folk band Moishe's Bagel and she found herself captivated not only by the concert's bittersweet klezmer but by this particular violin. Helena chooses music by Paganini that takes her to the Tuscan garden once owned by Napoleon's sister; a folk song from Sicily, the heartland of Italian citrus farming; and a moving recording of singing from the windows of Siena during the lockdown.


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