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Subject: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Murkey (Chris Conder)
Date: 23 Sep 04 - 08:33 PM

Hi Mudcatters,

Thought you might be interested to know, that I am beginning a brand new radio show devoted to British folk music on Tuesday the 5th of November (two weeks!).

It is called 'Cool as Folk' (nicked from Tim van Eyken's t-shirt!), and will be broadcast on Reading's Junction 11 on Tuesdays, 10-11pm, and can be picked up on 1287am in the area. That's fairly irrelevant to most people, but it will be STREAMED and ARCHIVED ON THE INTERNET. Basically, just like the BBC shows, you will be able to listen live and to listen back to it for one week after broadcast at www.1287am.com.

How do I listen back to the show?: (This is really easier than it sounds!) Go to www.1287am.com. From there click 'schedule' in the column on the left hand side. A new page will load. Now to Tuesday and click on whatever the name of the show is that is listed as being on at 10pm. This should hopefully say 'Cool as Folk' but the website isn't updated as much as I'd like, and at the moment says 'Vicious Old Men'! The click 'Listen to Tuesday's show at 10pm'. This should now play. As I said, it's much easier than it sounds, and if you have any problems at all please feel free to eamil me at folkontheradio@hotmail.com.

If you are interested in the show it would be great if you could email me at folkontheradio@hotmail.com. This wont put you on any mailing list or anything, you'll just get hold of me. It will be very useful to have an idea of who is listening and great to have a rapport with the listeners. I'll be able to answer any questions, take requests or just have a general chinwag!

Here's a whole load of info about me and the show to give you an idea of what I'm going to be doing (you don't have to read it all, if I've already got your interest feel free to email me straight away!):

About me: Nowadays, I'm a 21 year old Music and English student at Reading University. I've been into folk music all my life having been taken to gigs by the likes of Show of Hands, the Albion Band, the Barely Works, Edward II and Eliza Carthy by my parents from a very young age. I've grown very passionate about it, and my mates attest to the fact I could talk about it for hours! The radio show is a great chance for me to share my love of this music, both with fellow folkies and hopefully a few converts.

The Music: I'm either a traitor to the cause or a folk traditionalist depending who you talk to! I am all for the continued evolution of folk music, and think the pioneering work of people such as Shooglenifty , Whapweasel, Martyn Bennett and Eliza Carthy (and Jim Moray in principal if not always in results!) has brought a brilliant new perspective to the music without undermining its roots. On the other hand this doesn't mean we should forget the amazing power that one accapella voice can have, telling a superb story. It might not always be as accessible as the fusion work but that doesn't mean it's not worth persevering with!

You may notice that I've said British folk music, something I've already got into much heated debate with Robin Morton at Temple Records about! Basically I think it is very easy for our own cultural music to be overshadowed by Irish, American and world music. Much as I enjoy a lot of it, it doesn't half get on my nerves when people assume all folk music is Irish. Only the other day at Sidmouth, I heard a mother walking past Whapweasel playing a set at the Anchor and knowledgably telling her daughter, "That's Irish music"! And if I open the door to American folkies it's hard to justify excluding bluegrass, country, blues, and by the same argument rock and roll! And then if I include Irish and American music, why not Scandinavian and French music, in fact why not all roots music!!! Then you end up with a world music programme! So in the interest of sticking to what I know and not ending up with a hodgepodge programme like Mike Harding's, I'm sticking to British music (although I might make the occasional exception if it's for a theme, say highlighting different versions of the same song, where one is Irish for example).

Another type of music I shall be avoiding is acoustic singer-songwriters and artists that have moved beyond folk. Much as I love artists like Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, John Martyn and Nick Drake, only a small amount of their work is actually folk derived, so I'll leave them to my more general show.

So to give you an idea, here's some artists I plan to feature on the show: The Albion Band, Martyn Bennet, Blowzabella, The Barely Works, BELLOWhead, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, Fernhill, Dick Gaughan, Nic Jones, Bill Jones, The Levellers, Ewan MacColl, John McCusker, Julie Murphy, Oysterband, Pentangle, Kate Rusby, Steeleye Span, Shooglenifty, Martin Simpson, Dave Swarbrick, Spiers and Boden, Richard (and Linda) Thompson, June Tabor, Norma, Lal and Mike Waterson, Whapweasel and probably loads I can't think of right now!

The format: It'll be an hour long show (immediately preceded by my more eclectic show, Random Noises, if you fancy hearing some of my wider taste!) with plenty of music and not too much chat. Every week I'll do a Floor Spot, where I highlight one artist and play three of four of their recordings to give an insight into what they do. I'm hoping to get a co-presenter, but that really depends on finding someone who wont mind me picking all the music!!! In future weeks I hope to get artists in for interviews and sessions, but I'm just working on getting it running at the mo.

Can I send you demos/records: Definitely. I'm dead keen to promote new talent and will be more than happy to give your demo a spin (as long as I think it's good enough!). The same applies for record companies and artists with a record deal: please send me your albums/singles/promos etc. I've already received a lot of stuff from Topic, Temple, Beautiful Jo, Park and Old and New Tradition, nearly all of which is guaranteed a play. Basically, it's not like I have the BBC's library to toy with, and there's plenty of artists I don't have anything by. Obviously I can't buy everything I want (especially on my current budget!) so if I don't get it, I can't play it!! Any demos /records that don't meet the genre criteria have still got a decent chance of getting a play on my general show, Random Noises. If you want to send me anything, please email me at folkontheradio@hotmail.com.

Can I send you gig/festival dates: Yup. Can't guarantee I'll read them out, but there's a afir chance, especially if they are gigs near Reading. I might even use them as a reason to play something by the artist. Again, send any info to folkontheradio@hotmail.com.

Okay, that's all, sorry for such a long post, I need a website really, talks are on the way… Hope to hear from you soon,

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 23 Sep 04 - 09:37 PM

Best of luck to you Chris! I can tell you have the passion!! I will be sure to check it out!

Ron


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Ralphie
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 03:16 AM

Chris...
Good Luck....!!
I'll try to catch it
Regards Ralph Jordan


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 03:40 AM

...""You may notice that I've said British folk music"...

Yes, I did, and I also noticed that what you really mean is English Folk music, with a few token Scots performers thrown in.

I'm not complaining, however, I love English Folk music, and wish uou all the best in your new venture.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 03:40 AM

Well done that man. It sounds like you're going to do the BBC's job for them.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Ralphie
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 03:53 AM

Hey Super Ted....
I'm trying to do my bit as well!!
And we've got other 5th columnists in BBC4, Radio3 and other places too!
Just keep it quiet...OK?
Regards
Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: breezy
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 04:14 AM

Do you mean October, it looks like November

cos the 5th November is a friday and we have Roberts and Lakeman on in St Albans then

The St Albans folk club restarts tonight with Mark Newman at the Duke of marlborough, Holywell hill, St Albans, Non-smoking, doors open 7.45,
main Guest Mark Newman with support from george papavgeris and Chris Flegg
n/w Marilyn Middleton, Chicago's greatest export to British music and ace interpreter of Stan Rogers songs


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Cats at Work
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 04:19 AM

Good luck, the more the merrier! By the way, could you possibly extend your reception range down to Cornwall. We have nothing since John The Fish's excellent programme was removed by the BBC - no call for folk music, they said. It doesn't matter that they had more complaints about removing that than all the rest of the letters combined!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 04:22 AM

Well done Chris, looking forward.

eric


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Fi
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 06:41 AM

Hello Chris,

I must say, this sounds great...I'm a student at Reading Uni too (Archaeology) though of the part-time, return to learning while working at the same time variety.

Good to know I'm not the only one on campus who loves traditional music...though I don't think my knowledge is as good as yours!!!.

Best of luck with this, I'll buy you a pint of whatever's not vile and fizzy in the students union should we ever bump into each other :o)

Cheers

Fi


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,banjoman
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 07:18 AM

Great news - looking forward to it. I agree that our traditional music & dance has been almost forgotten by the media and replaced with so called "world music" most of which I find totally unlistenable to with few exceptions.
Perhaps we should form an underground movement for the rein statement of English music.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 07:23 AM

Breezy, enjoy your evening with Mark Newman - he's a star! Wish him well from me (say 'the Martin J-40 man from Gainsborough Folk Club' and he may well remember me LOL!)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: VIN
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 07:47 AM

Sounds nice Chris, good luck from Manchester! May your show live long and prosper.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 01:23 PM

Thanks for all your support guys. Very reassuring. Make sure you all listen in, you've got all week so no excuses! :) Feel free to email me (folkontheradio@hotmail.com if I didn't mention it enough!), had a couple of people wanting to send me records, which is brilliant, but I'm also keen to hear from anyone who just wants to listen.

To reply to various posts:

Murray MacLeod - I do confess my main knowledge is about English music, but I do hope to find out more about Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish folk. I've been sent a lot of stuff by Temple Records which releases Scottish music, and hope to get some of that into the show . I've recently fallen madly in love with Julie Murphy and Fernhill from Wales so they'll be getting some airplay. Northern Ireland is tricky cos it's surprising how often an artist is simply referred to as being Irish, without any clue as to what bit they're from. Of course if anyone has any recommendations of Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish music I should know about, send me an email at folkontheradio@hotmail.com.

Super Ted - Yeah, I must admit part of my motivation is the extreme frustration I feel listening to Mike Harding's show. Nothing wrong the the music itself, but surely we need at least one show solely addressing the folk music of the countries the BBC is broadcasting to?!

Breezy - No I definitely mean the 5th of October. It's a Tuesday. I'll see about giving that gig a plug. Is that Seth or Sean or Sam or Sid Lakeman?! But could future dates be sent to folkontheradio@hotmail.com, rather than posted here, makes it easier to keep track of things. Cheers.

Cats at Work - Not sure they'll thank me for saying this, but you can barely get Junction 11 in Reading, let alone Cornwall! Internet's the only real option.

Fi - Always keen to meet other people into folk, get in touch with me and we can go for a drink (folkontheradio@hotmail.com, does it annoy everyone me posting that so much? Just figure it's easier than making you scroll up!). Do you know anything about this Folk (Heritage?) Society they set up at the end of last year? I was too bogged down with exams to investigate further. Are you seeing Kate Rusby at the Hexagon?

Thanks again guys, make sure you listen!

Cheers, Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: artbrooks
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 07:45 AM

Looking forward to it, and it may be a good idea to refresh this thread after your first show so we are reminded to go look for the archive...mid-afternoon isn't all that good for some of us across the pond. Will the archive be up immediately?

There is another thread going right now about the new Cara CD. Your format sounds as if they would fit right in, and Oakley always seems to have copies available (for some reason...).


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Chris Green
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 07:55 AM

Power to your elbow, sir! I shall definitely tune in!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 04:39 AM

note the comment about mostly English with a few Scottish thrown in. If this is a British programme rather than English you should also include some Welsh (including Welsh language) singers and musicians and a bit of Gaelic too.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 06:01 AM

The profiile of traditional arts in these islands is weighted disproportionately towards the Celtic fringes against those which are intrinsically English. This is the fault not of the exponents who find nothing unnatural in pride in their cultural heritage, but of the English themselves who do not, on the whole, recognise that they even have a culture.

Try talking about ritual dance to a member of the 'non-folk' masses and you find that they think sword dancing is men in kilts dancing daintily across a crossed pair on the ground. The only other 'traditional' dance they know of is Riverdance.

Overheard passing an Anchor Gardens ceilidh was a mother knowledgeably informing her child that Whapweasel were playing Irish music...

There's an overwhelming need for a radio programme concentrating on English music. For the time being, there's more than enough of the rest swamping our airwaves, most noticeably from our public service broadcaster. I wish Chris every success in redressing this imbalance.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Gamelon
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 06:35 AM

What splendid news. I shall most certainly tune in at some point. I wish you every success with your venture. May your listeners increase even as the flies on the dungheap. I'm sure that you'll get plenty of feedback over the next few weeks.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: treewind
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 06:40 AM

Excellent initiative! I wish it well and I'll be sending you a CD or two! (of definitely English trad music, plus I think 1 Welsh song)

In fact you should get in touch with Doug Bailey at Wild Goose which is an English traditional music specialist label, and not a million miles away from you either (Wherwell, Hants).

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 07:50 AM

A very English list indeed. No Runrig, Capercaillie,or Mull Historic Society, or Tartan Omebas, Croft No 5, Tarneybackle, McCalmans, Blazing Fiddles, Dougie MacClean, Tannahill Weavers, Silly Wizzard,Deaf Shepherd, to name but a few past and present.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 08:08 AM

Well, guest noddy, people can already get two hours of this sort of stuff from Radio Scotland (live or streamed on the web). There is absolutely nothing comparable for English music. That is why this venture is so timely and so necessary and worthy of all support from all of us.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 01:07 AM

Again thanks for all the feedback and support guys. And it hasn't even started yet, I'm getting a bit nervous!

Ooh I knew the old British thing would set some debate off! Me and Robin Morton sent a few emails back and forth on this matter. At the time I didn't know who he was and assumed he was just some guy who did the Temple Records PR! Feel a bit intimidated now I know he runs the whole thing and was is Boys of the Lough and worked on Dick Gaughan's Handful of Earth etc. Although I'm proud I stuck up for myself!

I'm hoping to get involved with the folk music industry in PR or suchlike 'when I grow up' so it's all good contacts, as long as I don't piss them all off! :)

As for the English/British malarkey I did consider doing an English only show, but there are a few Scottish/Welsh acts that I couldn't consider excluding (Martyn Bennett for example, I adore!). So onwards I go with my admittedly Anglocentric view of Britian, but with the hope that I'll be introduced to more Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish acts through the kind charity of record companies (hint hint :)) or more likely angry emails from irate Welsh/Scots/Irishmen!

I certainly agree that folk exposure in mainstream media is still almost totally devoted to the 'celtic' music of Ireland and Scotland (although a few Scots may take exception to their culture being a 'fringe'!). In the interests of showing both sides of the coin, I did get the impression from Robin Morton though, that the folk press has reacted so strongly against this mainstream misrepresentation that they are in danger of cutting off the Scots. Think of the folk heroes that have been strongly championed of late and it's the Waterson Carthy's, Kate Rusby, Spiers & Boden and Jim Moray, all English. These are the people being presented as the acceptable face of folk and there's not a Scot (or Welsh person) amongst them. But then again maybe there are similar Scots stars but we're just not hearing about them down here. I dunno, it's 5.30am, I don't known anything much except that I can't sleep!!

So to answer some of you individually again:

Artbrooks – Yeah I'll definitely put a new post up after the show, probably with the playlist. Gotta keep boosting the post up to the top! As for the 'Cara CD' is that Cara Dillon? In which case it might have be a polite no thanks, not a big fan (that girly voice and all the keyboards and poppy new songs, get some grit girl!). Plus she's Irish isn't she, or is she Northern Irish? This could prove a tricky matter!

GUEST – Well I am a new massive fan of Julie Murphy and Fernhill (much of which is sung in Welsh) so that should get some Welsh input into the show. Also I was thinking the other day, not an obvious candidate, but Cerys Matthews does a rather good folk song in Welsh on her solo album amongst all the alt. country stuff. I remember the track she did with Eliza Carthy at one of the BBC Folk Awards as being rather good, but I don't think they ever recorded it properly. Any other suggestions of Welsh acts?

Gamelon –Thanks! What a lovely analogy!

Treewind – Look forward to your email. I'll check out Wild Goose, thanks for the tip. I've already contacted a fair few companies, some of which are due a friendly boot up the arse to get back to me, but plenty more still to accost!

Noddy – Thanks for the list of names, I'll keep an eye out for them. I used to be into Runrig but I've kind of dismissed them as over-earnest mainstream folk-lite of late. I'll give them another listen and see if I'm being unfair. Got Capercallie's Delirium, it's okay, might play some off it but never majorly grabbed me, too many 80s keyboard I suspect. Never thought that Mull Historical Society were a folk band, thought they were more indie? Think I've got some Tartan Amoebas on a compilation I rather like of cutting edge Scottish folk fusion so they may well get a play, also have a feeling I have a Tannahill Weavers track, bizaarely, on a compilation of English Folk! I don't think I've got anything by the rest. But feel free to email in a request for any of the above (folkontheradio@hotmail.com) and that'll all but guarentee it gets in there!

The first show is set to be a bit of a Sidmouth special, with tracks by artists I've especially enjoyed in concert there. The Floor Spot (the little section where I highlight 4 tracks from throughout an artists career) will be on Kate Rusby. Hope you enjoy it!

Cor, that's another long post, well at least hopefully I'll be able to sleep now! Thanks for all the emails, keep em coming in,

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Snuffy
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 09:10 AM

The new Cara CD. When and where?


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: artbrooks
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 09:22 AM

Chris, I don't know the person that you mentioned. Cara is the name of the group. They are from North Lincolnshire, but they claim that their music is "celtic-inspired" so I'm unsure how that fits in. You can get a brief listen here.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 09:29 AM

why oh why does everybody feel the need to focus extra time on Kate Rusby? I'm not knocking her, I happen to think she's very good, I enjoy her music, she has a stunning voice... but.... on the strength of some very sensible efforts put into marketing on her part, plus a good dose of being in the right place at the right time, she _is_ very well known and already has far more than her share of media coverage. The BBC4 tv Sidmouth special had a lot of her, Mike Harding plays a lot of her, all the message boards on the net are full of people singing her praises...
I'm sure it's too late for you to reconsider her as your 'spotlight artist' Chris, even if you wanted to, so I'm not even going to suggest that, I guess I'm just making a general moan for 'please can we have a bit more variety...'

Oh, and Anahata's suggestion for getting in touch with WildGoose (http://www.wildgoose.co.uk
... hope that works!) is a very sensible one. There's some great stuff on that label.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Bernard
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 07:55 PM

Break a leg, Chris!!

BBC GMR 'Sounds of Folk' has been running for 18 months, now, with Alio presenting and (for the past 12 months) me doing the technical bits... Laura and Jenny complete the team.

We've had lots of interesting guests - live in the studio, on the telephone, or pre-recorded.

So, if you have even half the success we have had, you'll really enjoy yourself!

I record the desk output on minidisc every week, which I then burn to CD to keep as an archive...

Unfortunately I won't be able to listen to you live, as I'll be driving home from Morris practice, but I hope to log on and catch it later on t'internet...

Again, good luck from the 'Sounds of Folk' team!!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 04:14 AM

Alio your show has improved greatly over time. go girl.
Best of luck Murkey the more exposure folk gets the better. And your probably right about Mull Historical Society. To many pigeon holes for my liking. What about Progressive Punk Glam Folk.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Bernard
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 08:23 PM

On behalf of Alio, thanks, Noddy!

Pigeon holes - they should be the exclusive domain of pigeons! They have no place in Folk!!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Alio
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 09:38 AM

Good luck with the show!

Ali

BBC GMR Sounds of Folk


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,val
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 09:52 AM

Chris - if you are looking for English folk, you'll not go far wrong with The New Scorpion Band - Tim Laycock, Brian Gulland (ex Gryphon, although you sound too young to remember them!); Robin Jeffrey, Sharon Lindo and Robert White - multi-instrumentalists all, and not a bad set of voices either. www.new-scorpion-band.com Have four CDs out already with a fifth due out very soon.

Good luck with the show - it sounds great (can you explain to a simple soul how I'd listen to it on the internet, cos I'm certainly not in your reception area)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Peterr
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 12:10 PM

Best of luck, Chris. I've only just discovered New Scorpion (still don't know why it's taken me so long)and do try them.
Cats at work - yes, amazing that Radio Cornwall decided there was no demand for John the Fish's slot. It may be that he decided to stop and they couldn't find anyone else to take it on - I don't know.
Still and all, I'll certainly listen to the Reading output on the Internet - I think Harding is at the mercy of the programme planners and would certainly give more artists an airing if he had the chance.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Fi
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 01:07 PM

Well, having listened to Spiers and Boden well and truly shut up a DJ on Radio Devon (who had spent the previous couple of hours desperately trying to take the mick out of folk music) with a fantastic live performance of Shropshire Rounds/Rusty Gully/ Three Footed Chestnut that even sounded great thru my tinny laptop speakers, the more English music gets out there there better in my opinion!

Do hope to find you somewhere (the bar, perhaps? ;o) on Sunday Chris, at...ummm... (coughs) Kate Rusby.

Cheers

Fi :o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 07:15 AM

I can get the live broadcast but when I went to the schedule page and clicked on 'Vicious Old Men' as you advised I got a message saying the page was not available. This was using Real Player.

Good Luck


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 09:03 AM

I will certainly give it a listen but you will probably have to remind us nearer the time. The old brain cells ain't what they used to be;-) I often get kidnapped and beamed into the Reading area with my job. May help to make my stay more comfortable.

Agree about the New Scorpion Band. Listening to them on Netscape radio yesterday for the firt time in ages and had forgotten how good they were. Funnily enough last time I saw Tim Laycock was at the South Hills art centre near that neck of the woods.

Agree with all said about English Folk. Them cunning Celts have enough good stuff that we can listen to. Us poor Picts have very little:-(

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Chris Amos
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 02:45 PM

Murkey,

The CD went in the post today, should be with you Monday.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Bernard
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 05:16 PM

10:15pm

Managed to 'tune in' on the net after all - sounds as if you were enjoying yourselves!!

If you'd like to have a technical chat, I may be able to 'talk' you through sorting the nasty hum problem... it sounds as if you may not be driving the desk hard enough, though it could be a dodgy earth - or a combination of both! I could probably explain it better on the phone if you prefer.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 08:06 PM

Phew, Just got back from the first show! Bit nervous because I haven't done a show for months but it went well enough I think, a bit of babbling from me, and a bit of a mess up on the Watersons-John Tams mix but nothing that's gonna ruin the show. Plenty of good music, as I said it was a Sidmouth Folk Fest tribute, here's the set list:

Martin Carthy - The Wife of Usher's Well
originally from Signs of Life (Topic) I think, I got it off the Anthology of English Folk (Dιjΰ vu Retro)

FLOOR SPOT: Kate Rusby - The Cobbler's Daughter
from Sleepless (Pure)

John Kirkpatrick - The Chesire Hornpipe
don't know the original album, taken from Anthology of English Folk (Dιjΰ vu Retro)

Oysterband - Northern Light
from The Shouting End of Life (Cooking Vinyl)

FLOOR SPOT: Kate Rusby – I am stretched on your grave
from Hourglass (Pure)

John McCusker – Boys of the Puddle / The Scullion's Wife
from Yella Hoose (Temple)

Brass Monkey – The Foxhunt
Don't know original album, from Anthology of English Folk (Dιjΰ vu Retro)

FLOOR SPOT: Show of Hands with Kate Rusby, Chris Wood and Andy Cutting – High Germany / Molly Oxford (live)
From Show of Hands – Dark Fields (World Music from the West Country)

Albion Morris – Step dance
From Ashley Hutchings – The Guv'nor's Big Birthday Bash (HTD)

The Watersons – Country Life
Originally from For Pence and Spicey (Topic), taken from Folk Heritage II (Music Club)

John Tams – Harry Stone (Hearts of Coal)
from Unity (Topic)

Shooglenifty – Venus in Tweeds
Originally from Venus in Tweeds (Greentrax), taken from Roots, Reels and Rhythm (Nascante)

FLOOR SPOT: Kate Rusby – I Courted a Sailor
From Little Lights (Pure)

Hope you enjoy it!
It was doing fun the Sidmouth tribute but did find it a bit restricting, so next week I'm aiming for a bit more variety and a few more upbeat tracks!

In reply to various people since my last post:

Bernard - I haven't listened back to it yet, so don't know about the sound quality. We've got tech people at the station who wont be at all happy if I start fiddling about, but if it sounds bad I'll have words and tell them I know someone who might be able to help. Thanks for the offer! Did you enjoy the music?

Artbrooks – Thanks for the tip-off, I'll look into them! If I was a mean person I might suggest you're better off not knowing about Cara Dillon, but of course I'm not!

GUEST – Fair enough if Kate Rusby's not your cup of tea, and I realise she has had a lot of exposure. The reasons behind my choice: 1) She's a good 'middle ground' choice for my first show in that she's young and fresh and accessable, but still fairly traditional, with both a broad appeal and respect from the folkies. 2) She's just played a gig in Reading on Sunday. 3) I have seen her twice at Sidmouth and they have been some of the best gigs I have ever seen. And most importantly, 4) I think she is one the most talented performers in the Britain, with an beautiful voice, fantastic musicians, brilliant songs both traditional and original and a warm stage manner! She's one of my all time greats, up there with all the Watersons, Carthys, Thompsons and anyone else you've got! I see her as leading the new folk revival (if I dare use that term) of young new folk talents. So yeah, I like Kate Rusby!

Noddy and Bernard – I was having a debate with a friend about genres and pigeonholes the other day. I think they get a bit of a bad name. Sure people get too obsessive about it and anyone artist will feed off a load of different styles and genres. But the 'I hate pigeonholing' argument can also be used to justify the exclusion of music. I'm sure Mike Harding would argue that the reason he plays so much of what I would call country and acoustic pop music is because he shouldn't be pigeonholing artists in such specific categories. But personally I would like his to be doing a stricter folk show. (Hmmm, maybe I should of picked a more folky Oysterband track, no one's perfect!)

Val – Thanks for the New Scorpion Band tip-off. Robin Jeffrey has sent me an email offering a copy, so you might be hearing them soon! As for listening online, follow the instructions at the top of the thread. If that doesn't work email me at folkontheradio@hotmail.com and ask I'll the tech team.

Shanghaiceltic – Maybe try listening again now the show's up. Otherwise, as above, email me and I'll try and look into it. My technical skills are nowt but hopefully we have people who can tell me these things.

Thanks to the people who have been sending me stuff, it'll probably take a week or two to start filtering into the shows. If you've emailed me and I haven't got back to yet, I am on it. I'm such a busy bunny nowadays!

All this support has been great, I hope you all like what you hear. Any comments, ideas, requests or just hi's to folkontheradio@hotmail.com - thanks.

P.S. If you just can't get enough of my inimitable radio style and fine music choices, feel free to listen to my eclectic show 'Random Noises' which is on 9-10, just before Cool as Folk. Today's show was a run through my Glastonbury 2004. The setlist is:

Smerin's Anti-Social Club – (unknown title)
Nelly Furtado – Powerless
Elbow – Any Day Now
Groove Armada – Superstylin'
P J Harvey – Big Exit
Ojos de Brujo – Ventilaor R-80
The Levellers – Falling from the Tree
Show of Hands – Widdecombe Fair
Joni Mitchell – Blue
Orbital – Belfast

Cheers, Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: treewind
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:34 PM

Don't seem to be able to listen to it via the "schedule" link as instructed - it says "cool as Folk" now (that's an improvement) but clicking on the progam )or any other) it just reloads the same page with the week's schedule.

...and I missed it live, which was stupid because I was at home and simply forgot. Duh!

Anyway, CD wrapped up and on its way shortly...

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,sorefingers
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:55 PM

Noble though your enterprise be Mr Chris, the idea that there is a claer line dividing 'English' and the other British folk is a little silly from my experience.

As far back as 197 something playing what I thought was an Irish tune - BTW when nobody cared what a folkie played as long as it was traditional and acoustic - and was corrected by a gentleman giving me what he insisted was the correct name.

Course there is a strong case to be made for promoting the superb music of the 'folk' era, Nick Jones, Martin Carthy ( isn't that an Oirish name ? ) and the rest, surely that does not mean we have to ignore the super music of lessser know regions such as Dorset, Cornwall etc.

OTOH I would not be that hasty about claiming Irish or Scottish etc music is so ethnic that it is not English. For I all of these people are English speaking - thanx to English efforts, for 2 lots of people who compose and play the music do it with English dance forms - Hornpipe -and themselves are descendents of not just any old English person but Gentlemen and Ladies.

Next beef I have with the line drawing, what about urbanmusic in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham etc Are these also excluded?

In short are you not turning off the true source of 'English Folk' by
restricting the audience to Victorian Shanties and Countrybumpkin rants all from the age of horsehit and habberdashers?

Have a nice English day

:0)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 06:01 PM

No, I can't get the page to load either. It just reloads the same one with the schedule. Can you please post to let us know when it's fixed?


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 06:43 PM

No I can't get it to work either. Sorry guys, I'll see if I can get someone to tell me what's going on and get back to you.

Sorefingers - Firstly, the show is playing British folk which includes Scottish, Welsh and theoretically Northern Irish music as well as English music from all areas. I'm not specifically trying to focus on any areas or styles, it's just British folk music I like and have got on CD. Secondly, although I appreciate that the Irish and British music is closely intertwined, I'm trying to dispel the myth that all folk music is 'Irish'. Also I don't have enough of a CD collection of Irish music, so if I did try and address it I would be accused of underrepresenting it. Can't win. At the end of the day, all musics are intertwined, but I wanted to make this more focussed than other folk shows. I've discussed all of this earlier don't want to get drawn in on it at length.

Don't get your point about urban music? I'm sure a lot of artists and trad. music comes from cities originally. Are you talking about contemporary urban music in the Radio 1 sense, because I just don't see how that relates to what we know as folk music? I'm more than happy to play contemporary folk music from the city or the country. Cheers.

Sorry again for it not working, I'll get back to you all.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Bernard
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 07:21 PM

You do your own thing, Chris - it's what you believe in, and what works best for you. Your listeners will enjoy it because your enthusiasm rubs off on them!

You've started as you mean to go on, so stick to your plan - and talk closer in to the microphone!! ;o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 06:44 AM

Oh, how annoying...and I was just about to listen to it...sounds from people's reactions here like it went OK though Chris!.

On Kate Rusby (it was a brilliant gig) yes, I too have found she's one of the best ways of getting people to listen to the music we love...! I set myself a challenge with a heavy mrock listening friend of mine and she's now got her whole office singing The Cobblers Daughter!!. But when I played her some Eliza Carthy (off Red/Rice) she said it was too hardcore...go figure!. I'll keep at it ...;o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Chris Green
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 09:30 AM

Don't let the whingers get to you, mate - you can't please all of the people all of the time! Keep up the good work!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: treewind
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 11:05 AM

(sorefingers) "the idea that there is a claer line dividing 'English' and the other British folk is a little silly

I agree entirely.

... which is why I get annoyed when in a session playing traditional music, somebody comes up and makes some comment about it being Irish music, when it isn't. Who's making the divisions then, and shouldn't they be educated?

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 08:42 PM

Thanks all! Website still not working, damn it, real sorry. I'm trying to find out what's going on, but I'm crazy busy at the mo. I recommend you all try your darndest to listen live next week, 10-11pm on Tuesdays, cos I don't know when the archiving will be back up.

But I wanted to post cos I'm dead excited! Just got an email off John Spiers saying he's going to send me the new BELLOWhead EP! Wow! If you haven't heard, BELLOWhead are the new Spiers and Boden Big Band and their gig at Sidmouth was one of the most fantastic gigs I've been to in years. Such passion and energy! BTW there's supposed to be a pic of me dancing to them in this month's fRoots. Haven't seen it myself yet, but I'm the dude with short brown dreadlocks and probably green trousers.

Sorry to those of you awaiting an email reply, I'm getting through them bit by bit, hopefully I'll get a chance this weekend to sit down and reply to the lot.

Bernard - Thanks for the mic tip, I know one of the mics in there is ultra sensitive, the other dead quiet and couldn't remember which was which. Looks like I got it wrong way!

Cheers, Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 05:34 AM

Chris
you can please some of the people all of the time
and
all of the people some of the time
but
you cannot please all the peole all of the time....especialy if they are Folkies.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Fi
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 05:51 AM

BELLOWhead are indeed brilliant...but best seen at a venue you can dance in...play some on Tuesday anyway and we can all dance round our houses :o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Bernard
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 01:05 PM

Bill Cosby once said:

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody...!!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Joff
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 06:02 AM

Sorry about the website. It's possibly my fault. I've had to implement a new scheduling system over the last two weeks, and I think I broke the archiving part in the process.

I think the 'listen again' server is also down as I speak... so I think I'll have to mend that too.

Cheers,

Joff Hopkins
Reading 107 FM
(graduated 2004, ex-Junction11, the only one who knows how the website works, etc. etc.)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: denise:^)
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 11:25 AM

Great--we need all the folk music we can get!

Now I need to get one of those hand-held, wireless internet thingy-s, so I don't have to sit in my basement with my computer to hear any folk music. (Listening to Matt Watroba, substituting in New York, right now, at http://www.wjffradio.org/ .)

If this keeps up, I'll start to feel like a mole soon...

denise :^)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 07:06 PM

Thanks for posting Joff. How did you hear about this thread? Did someone direct you here or are you a mudcatter yourself?

I realise you're not even at the uni anymore so it's great of you to still be doing the website. Good luck sorting it out. Do you think you could email me at folkontheradio@hotmail.com when it's sorted, in case I miss it?

What are you doing at Rading 107? Have you got a show or are you a techie person?

Thanks, Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 07:18 PM

Oops, me again. Knew I had more to say!

Just to tell you all that John Spiers has promised to send me the freshly pressed BELLOWhead promo ASAP. He tells me it's so new his mum hasn't even heard it yet. It really is quite an exclusive, only three promo copies are going out in the world, to Verity Sharp (Radio 3), Mike Harding (Radio 2) and ME! Hopefully I'll get it by Tuesday so I can share it with you guys and we can be some of the first people in the world to hear it! Judging by their Sidmouth performance it should be unmissable!

Ooh, I've got over 50 messages and gone blue! Wow!

Remember to tune in on Tuesday, 10-11pm at www.1287am.com as the Listenback feature isn't working as yet.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 01:03 PM

Just tried the Listen Live function and it's definitely working again, although the Listen Back isn't. So everyone make sure you tune in tonight (10-11pm, www.1287am.com).

We've got what is almost certainly the WORLD EXCLUSIVE first play of the so-new-it's-hot BELLOWhead E.P. Thanks to John Spiers! Also got a floor spot on the wonderful Sandy Denny.

Just found out my co-presenter for Random Noises the hour before has pulled out again, so I better run home and do some programming!

Chris

P.S. There's a chat room on the website so you can talk to me while I'm on air.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 03:39 PM

Right...indeed, it all seems to be working, I just have to remeber to listen now...!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Lindsey
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 05:14 PM

Am listening to the show! Whats the address for sending you stuff? can't find an address on the website


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 05:32 PM

Where are you listening Lindsey? I fyou get in touch with Chris I expect he'll let you know where to send it...or you could come online at the J11 Chatroom...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 06:25 PM

ok thanks! was listening online. Made a nice accompaniment to my essay writing.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 07:16 PM

Hey people,

Second show under the belt, think it went pretty well. Good mix of music (more variety than last week I think), my mate Andrew joined me and had Fi in the chatroom. Hope you got to listen live, archive not working, but Joff is supposed to be working on it, bless him. Rather him than me, hate pooter stuff!

For the record, here's the playlist:

June Tabor – Hughey Graham
From An Echo of Hooves (Topic)

FLOOR SPOT: Sandy Denny – Listen Listen
From Sandy (Island)

Pete MacGregor – Condoleezza's Cowboys
From When Days Were Long (Beofolk) (a Mudcat matey, email me at folkontheradio@hotmail.com if you want contact details)

Blowzabella – Spaghetti Panic
From Vanilla (Special Delivery)

FLOOR SPOT: Led Zeppelin with Sandy Denny – The Battle of Evermore
From Led Zeppelin [4] (Atlantic)

Christine Primrose – Dheanainn Sugradh Ris An Nigh'n Dubh (I would sport with the black haired girl)
From Gun Sireadh, Gun Iarraidh (Without Seeking, Without Asking) (Temple)

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BELLOWhead – Prickle Eye Bush
From E.P.onymous (Fellside) (not realised yet, first ever play in the world!)

Fairport Convention – Who Knows Where the Time Goes
From Unhalfbricking (Island)

Seth Lakeman – Kitty Jay
From Kitty Jay (I Scream)

Fotheringay – Gypsy Davey
From Fotheringay (Hannibal)

Thanks for listening Fi and Lindsey, did you enjoy it? Who else was listening? Feedback to folkontheradio@hotmail.com! And email there if you want to send me anything.

Make sure you tune in next week!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Lindsey
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 03:39 PM

Yes I did enjoy it! Well done on getting Seth Lakeman in. You should see him live, he's great. I will spread the word about the show among my friends.

Linz


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Bernard
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 09:25 PM

Sorry, Chris, but I missed it this week. Did you (or anyone) manage to record it? It's a shame the ROT isn't working yet, but never mind!

What I do is to record the desk output on minidisc, which I then transfer to Audio CD and MP3...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 03:59 AM

Yep. I enjoyed it too (I was supposed to be doing seminar reading!!!)...almost felt like I was there ;o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: treewind
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 04:16 AM

Yes, remembered to listen this time, on the 128k OGG stream - real quality stereo sound, and some good music too.

Keep it up - doing well!

I switched to R3 occasionally but no sign of Bellowhead. Anyway it's Fiona this week, more likely to get airplay from Verity next week, so I think you've got a scoop there!

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 10:36 AM

Glad to hear so many were listening. I was working in the CD booth at the union yesterday and got chatting to this guy, suddenly asked, "Are you Chris? I was listening to your show!". I also played Kate Rusby's 'My Young Man' on my Random Noises show the hour before and someone on the chatroom said "Wow, this is amazing". I love the fact that I've got a dual audience of dedicated folkies and random Junction 11 listeners!

Lindsey - Yeah I saw Seth Lakeman with John Jones and thought he was a very talented musician, if I'm not too keen on his voice. Great for spreading the word. I kind of knew there was a gap in the market but I've been bowled over by the response. Here's to Cool as Folk growing and growing! I want to get involved professionally with folk music promotion so if I can get a bit of a following now it'll do me no end of good.

Bernard - Sorry I don't have a recording. I meant to ask a friend to tape it but forgot! I'll look into the possibility of recording to minidisk. Anyone else...?

Fi - Well if you want to come along one week that'd be great. Maybe a melodeon performance is in order...

Anahata - Switiching too Radio 3? Controversial! Still glad I got it. The very first play of BELLOWhead on air ever. Can't wait till their huge! Glad you got a quality sound, I was a bit worried it wasn't up to scratch.

What did everyone makes of the Pete MacGregor track? I was really impressed with his album, he's a quality songwriter. Think a lot of them could become standards if they were widely heard.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 01:13 PM

Chris...I'd love to!!...I don't think I'm up to performing in public just yet, though I can witter on in the background if you like...:o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 01:16 PM

That 'GUEST' was me...forgot to logon on machine in library! By the way, I really liked the Pete McGregor track, it probably helps to come from the same political standpoint I guess...I'll get his details off you...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 04:30 PM

Very exciting news everyone, just noticed that the ARCHIVE IS WORKING AGAIN! Yay! So just to reiterate, you can listen back anytime for a week after the show at www.1287am.com (see the first post to read how). So get listening before the show tomorrow! Check out Random Noises the hour before too if you fancy it.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 12:58 PM

Just a quick reminder that the new Cool as Folk is going out tonight from www.1287am.com, with a Floor Spot on the groundbreaking Martyn Bennett! And that the playback feature is working again so you've got four hours to hear last weeks show before it's gone forever. And if you fancy tuning into Random Noises the hour before please do(the scary screamy music at the start is the but end of the last show so don't be frightened!)

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 01:17 PM

Me again but thought I should share this. Much as I hate to draw attention to my incompatence, listening back to my Random Noises show from last week, I just realised I let the Kate Rusby bonus track run into the next track by Ozomatli. The wierd thing is, I think I actually made quite a cool bootleg, they worked really well together! Anyone else hear it?

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: akenaton
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 04:57 PM

Chris ....Glad your playing some of Robins' stuff from Temple,great artists and production quality is brilliant.

See if you can get some of Peter Nardinis' recordings from Robin,he's the authentic voice of urban Scotland and so underrated as a writer.

Davie Robertsons CD   "Star o' the bar" on Greentrax is full of origional gems. Hes as good a writer as McGinn.

Best wishes for the continued success of your show....Ake


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Blowzabella
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 06:02 PM

Hi Chris - listened to part of your show on Tues and found it quite intersesting. Some interesting spoken gaelic stuff which, in my opinion (for what it's worth) didn't need the (again, in my opinion)rather self indulgent instrumental backing - didn't add to the power of the spoken word, which would have been powerful enogh on its own.

Did try to get into the chatroom but it disconnected me more than once

Keep it up, you're finding some good stuff out there - and giving an airing to some good material which wouldn't otherwise have a forum

From Lancashire

Blowz


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 07:14 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. I'll do a full playlist and round-up tomorrow (still got a load to do and it's past midnight! aaargh!). Just a couple of questions:

1) Has anyone else had any 'hum' or distortion listening to the show? I've had a couple of people say it was all but unlistenable but lots more don't even mention it. Last weeks show sounded fine when I listened back to it.

2) Three or four tracks for the Floor Spot feature (where I look at one artist in various permatations)? I said three to four but so far it has been four on each. I realise it takes up a large chunk of the show, but also feel that three is never quite enough to show the full variety of what a lot of these artists do. One of them is normally something a bit different from the norm: ie. Kate Rusby with Show of Hands, Sandy Denny with Led Zeppelin, Martyn Bennett with Margaret Bennett etc. What are your thoughts?

Right later folks,

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 21 Oct 04 - 01:12 PM

Blowzabella, the chat room wasn't working on Tuesday at all, but hopefully it will be by next week (Chris would know better than me) I think it needs boffins to sort it out!.

Cheers

Fi


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Bentley
Date: 21 Oct 04 - 05:54 PM

The best of luck mate. I live in Basingstoke and if I can get it,I'll listen in. Will you asdvertise local sessions,such as The Swan at Three Mile Cross, or Bramley or The Fighting Cocks and the Pineapple sessions? Please get in touch and let me know. Thank you and,again,good luck.
henry.anne@ntlworld.com


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: treewind
Date: 21 Oct 04 - 06:14 PM

Hi Chris - yes, I was listening in on the 128k Ogg stream and there was a thin buzzing noise in the background. Something not quite right in the studio or transmission link there? I wouldn't call it unlistenable but keeping noises like that away is what the technical side of professional broadcasting is about!

Nice programme, despite that.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 08:43 AM

Bentley...I'd be interested to hear about those myself!!!, as a newcomer to playing an instrument (melodeon, sorry..!) rather than just listening to the music, I've had a bit of trouble finding out what's going on in Berkshire live music/session wise...the Swan is really quite near me (driving), and Bramley is even nearer!!!

Chris and I (he promoted me to co-presenter last week, that's what you get for going in the chatroom!) were talking about Caversham Folk Club off air last Tuesday day, which is the only one I'd heard of...I'll see what he thinks, I think it's a good idea...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 24 Oct 04 - 09:05 PM

Hi guys,

Sorry this one's a bit late, been super busy as usual! Just come back from a great Spiers & Boden gig in Oxford (a fundrasier for the folk fest!). Anyway with no further ado here's the set list for last Tuesday's show. Remember that the archive is working now at www.1287am.com so you can still listen to it till next Tuesday.

FLOOR SPOT: Martyn Bennett - Move
From Grit (Realworld)

Martin Simpson – Betsy the Serving Maid (live)
From Live (Beautiful Jo)

BELLOWhead – Rambling Sailor
From E.P.onymous (soon to be released on Fellside) (Cool as Folk is still the only radio show to have played anything by this fantastic ten piece band led by Spiers and Boden!)

FLOOR SPOT: Martyn and Margaret Bennett – Uamh an Oir (Cave of Gold)
From Martyn Bennett – Glen Lyon: A Song Cycle (Foot Stompin')

Andrew McKay – Dead Reckoning
From Pennbucky to Llangenny (Crane Drivin' Music) (a fine collection of contemporary songs about nautical Wales from a Mudcat matey, email us at folkontheradio@hotmail.com for contact details)

Tim van Eyken and Robert Harbron – Ye Mariners
From One Sunday Afternoon (Beautiful Jo)

FLOOR SPOT: Martin Bennett and Martin Low – Harry's in Heaven
From Hardland (Cuillin)

Fernhill – Grey Cock
From Hynt (Beautiful Jo)

FLOOR SPOT: Martyn Bennett with Sorley MacLean – Hallaig
From Martyn Bennett - Bothy Culture (Rykodisc)

I presented this show with my new mate Fee, who, as she says above, has swiftly risen through the ranks from the lady on Mudcat to the lady I met at the Kate Rusby gig to the lady in the chat room to the one-off co-presenter to the full time co-presenter/organiser/e-mailer/promoter! She's got great music taste and a big old CD collection, she's even rumoured to be working on a website for the show, watch this space! So from now on you'll be getting postings/emails from either of us, which might mean you don't have to wait so long for updates/replies (sorry for anyone still waiting for an email reply!).

I'd be interested to hear how well everyone is hearing the show. When I listened back on the broadband campus computers there was a slight hum in the background but it wasn't very intrusive, but others had worse problems with it. If you do have trouble, try listening on a different connection speed. I'll also try and track down the tech people at the studio and see if they can improve the output. But please don't be put off, only a very small number of people have had any problems with it, give it a try!

As the archive is up again, I might has well also mention the playlist for my other show, Random Noises, which is on the hour before Cool as Folk, in case you want to check that out too! I played: Detroit Cobras – I Wanna Holler (But the Town's Too Small); Ryan Adams – Come Pick Me Up; The Battlefield Band – Ms Dynamite of Benbecula / The Alewife T / Little Cascade / Culder's Rant; Ms Dynamite – It Takes More (Bolshy Main Mix); Arthur Russel – The Platform on the Ocean; The Phil Beer Band – Frank and Jesse James; McKay – Thinking of You and Bell x1 – Like I Love You. My co-presenter, Jules, played some stuff to but I never got the details!

Finally, at the end of Cool as Folk, I had a bit of a technical crisis and between a number of silent spots I filled with Eliza Carthy – Fisher Boy, Basement Jaxx – Hot and Cold and BELLOWhead – Prickle Eye Bush. It's far from wonderful radio but if you particularly wanted to hear any of those tracks (have I mentioned that the BELLOWhead is an exclusive that you wont hear anywhere else?!) feel free to listen on the archive from 11pm!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: treewind
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 08:30 AM

Fee -
re: melodeons - never explain, never apologise!!!

Take it into the studio and play it live on the air! Can't be worse than the studio hurdy gurdy.

Anahata
(unrepentant squeezer)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 09:55 AM

Haaaa..quite...I'll get that put on a Tshirt !! apologies for apologising :o)

I may well play it on air when I feel competent enough...possibly after 'Melodeons at Witney' if I survive, I'm really looking forward to it!!

Studio hurdy gurdy wasn't behaving last week...or perhaps I don't have the touch....


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 10:24 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 10:26 PM

Oh well that didn't work! Rumour had it if I typed in refresh it would shoot me to the top of the pile without me having to post anything. Alas! Bit quiet here, how's everyone enjoying the shows? John Squeezy Spiers listened last week!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 02:09 PM

Reminder...10 - 11pm tonight www.1287am.com...

I expect we'll be paying a tribute to the late John Peel, both Chris and I feel very sad about his passing.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 05:30 AM

This is what we played this week. The Floor Spot featured Tim van Eyken. Thanks to Larkrise Ranter in the chatroom for tips on pronunciation ;o), and to everyone who listened...we hope you enjoyed it!:


The Barely Works – Byker Hill
from The Big Beat (Cooking Vinyl)

The Witches of Elswick – Honey for the Bee (False Love Won Back

FLOOR SPOT: Dr Faustus – The Cambric Shirt
from The First Cut (Beautiful Jo)

Fernhill – Gwalch
from - Hynt (Beautiful Jo)

Nancy Kerr and James Fagan – Elsie Marley/
from Between the Dark and the Light (Fellside)

FLOOR SPOT: Tim van Eyken and Robert Harbron – Sussex Waltz
from One Sunday Afternoon (Beautiful Jo)

(The next two were our tribute to John Peel):

June Taybor – The Scarecrow
from Abyssinians (Topic)

The Cheviot Ranters – Cornrig Tunes
originally from unknown album (Topic), taken from FABRICLIVE .07 - John Peel (Fabric)

FLOOR SPOT: Waterson:Carthy – Napoleon's Death
from - Fishes and Fine Yellow Sand (Topic)

John Spiers and Jon Boden – Jiggery Pokerwork/Haul Away/The Seven Stars
from Bellow (Fellside)


Chris's show on just before Cool as Folk; 'Random Noises' (9pm - 10pm), is also worth tuning in for, this week's entire playlist was a tribute to John Peel and the music he introduced Chris (and of course many others) to:

The Detroit Cobras - Shout Bama Lama; The Velvelettes - Needle in a
Haystack; Jimmy Reed - Hush Hush; Greensleeves - Low and Sweet; The White Stripes - Girl, you have no faith in medicine; The Kingswoods - Pretty Vacent; Joe Strummer and the Mescaleroes - Get Down Moses; Smith and Selway - 15.5 Remake; Richard and Linda Thompson - Dark End of the Street; P J Harvey - Good Fortune; Meanwhile, Back in Communist Russia - Morning After Pill; Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (John Peel live mix); Louis Jordon and his Tympany Five - Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens; The Undertones - Teenage Kicks.


RIP John, We envy the radio listeners wherever you've gone...

Cheers

Fee


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Ralphie
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 05:38 AM

Fee
Thanks for the info, and the tribute to John.
We're all devastated here at BH.
Kershaw is going to do his tribute to John on R3 on Sunday.
Keep up the good work
Cheers Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 05:52 AM

Chris & Fee

Just listened to both shows on the replayer. Have to say that I was more engrossed in Random Noises, largely because Cool as Folk consisted entirely of items from my CD collection. Such good taste you have!

btw, for all those now seeking out Dr Faustus, The First Cut is on Fellside , not BeJo, wonderful though that label is. (I'm surprised that Larkrise Ranter hasn't pointed that out too ;-)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 06:21 AM

The Witches of Elswick album is called 'Out of Bed' and is also on Fellside...I must proof my postings better in future...

Ralphie - thanks for that :o), your a BBC person are you?. Good to know we have some listening!!.

Countess - Ooops...sorry about the Beautiful Jo/Fellside Faustus confusion...I'm really quite tired...zzzzzzz

Glad you enjoyed the show. I too think Random Noises is great, and I'm not just saying that because Chris is my new folky friend ;o).

If anyone would like to send us stuff to play which might not be available in the usual outlets email us at:

folkontheradio@hotmail.com

and we'll give details of where to send it.

Cheers

Fi

www.1287am.com "Cool as Folk" Tues 22.00 - 23.00 and online for the week afterwards.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 03:00 PM

...and a damned fine broadcast it was too. A real contrast to what I'm about to listen to. Why do I bother?


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 28 Oct 04 - 06:55 AM

Why thank you :o)...We've had loads of good feedback on the show this week!.

Technical wise, we know we still have a humming noise in the background and my mic. is very quiet (or I'm not talking loud enough) we are trying to sort both these problems out...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Dickmac
Date: 28 Oct 04 - 02:13 PM

Some other names to consider(off the top of my head) and there many more I could add

Scottish
Mick West
Lyra Celtica
Back Of the Moon
The Emily Smith band
Ian Bruce

Irish
Maurice Dickson
Anthony John Clarke
All the Sands Family
Rosemary Woods

Following the theme of "Cool as Folk" i know two guys that go out as "Folk in Hell"

Good luck with the programme.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 01 Nov 04 - 08:58 AM

Hi guys,

I am thrilled to say that for tomorrow's show me and Fee will be joined by singer and multi-instrumentalist Hilary James. We'll play a few tracks from across her career and chat about her music, her new album 'Laughing with the Moon' and her role as head of the folk society at Reading Uni back in the seventies.

If you don't know Hilary's work, she is a fine singer who's work encompasses blues, bluegrass and children's song as well as folk song from Britian, Ireland and America. She performs with mandolinist Simon Mayor, both as a duo and as half of the Mandolinquents. Check out www.acousticsrecords.co.uk for more details.

As well as that we'll have the normal mixture of British folk music, I've got Phil Beer, Cilla Fisher and Kirsty McGee provisionally lined up.

If you haven't heard last weeks show yet, get listening, you've got till tomorrow night!

Cheers, Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 02:22 PM

refresh/remind :o). Should be a good one tonight...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 05:33 AM

Hi all...

Last night's show was our first with a special guest. Hilary James joined us in the studio to talk about her various musical projects. In a rather nice link for us, she ran Reading University Folk Society in the late 70's .

If you want to hear the show and our chat with Hilary then you can listen again on:

www.1287am.com

When you do, you'll have a chance to win a signed copy of Hilary James and Simon Mayor's new album 'Laughing with the Moon'; a mixture of traditional and original songs and tunes, including a Playford dance, Carolan's Concerto, heart-rending traditional ballads and lively reels. If you want to know the question you need to answer to win, then you'll need to listen!

This week's playlist:

Whapweasel – The Final Last Banana/Sleeve in the Cheese
from Relentless (Whapweasel)

FLOOR SPOT - Hilary James and Simon Mayor – Newcastle
From Laughing with the Moon (Acoustics)

Jake Thackeray – Old Molly Metcalfe
from The Best of Jake Thackeray (EMI Gold) - Chosen by Hilary

Cilla Fisher – Blue Blazin' Blind Drunk
from – Cilla and Artie (Greentrax)

FLOOR SPOT - Hilary James and Simon Mayor – Andrew Lammie
from Laughing with the Moon (Acoustics)

Beryl Marriott - 18th Century English Dances - Chosen by Hilary
(Album details, well, I need to find them out!)

Phil Beer– The Firemans Song
from Hard Hats (HTD)

FLOOR SPOT - Hilary James and Simon Mayor – The Parrot Song
From Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! (Acoustics)



'Random Noises' (9pm - 10pm), is also hosted by Chris, this is what he played this week:

Delays – Lost in a Melody; Catherine Campbell – Improvements for Winter; Camel – Pressure Points; Mark Lanegan Band with PJ Harvey- Hit The City; Jim White – Static on the Radio; Le Tigre - Viz; Hilary James - Shenandoah; Kasabian – Processed Beats; Nick Drake –Northern Sky; Jamelia - Shop; Colum Sands and Sharon Aviv – Going Down to the Well with Maggie/Two Jays.

AND FINALLY...at the end of this very long post:

I'm hoping we'll have our 'Cool as Folk' website up by the end of the week, The idea is we can put more info on there, links to the people playing the stuff we've played, to interesting and useful sites like this one :o), and let people know where they can buy the music, see gigs etc. I'll keep you posted.

Cheers

Fee


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 01:52 PM

Hey guys,

Hope you enjoyed the show this week. As Fee said this was the first time we have had an interview so it was quite exciting. Make sure you listen in for a chance to win a copy of Hilary's new album, which is dead good.

There's a few errors to Fee's playlist, a think a product of bad handwriting and the fact we were using three different people's albums! So here's a corrected one:

Whapweasel – The Final Last Banana/Sleeve in the Cheese
from Relentless (Whapweasel)

FLOOR SPOT: Hilary James with Simon Mayor – Newcastle
from Laughing with the Moon (Acoustics)

Jake Thackray – Old Molly Metcalfe
from The Best of Jake Thackray (EMI Gold)

Cilla Fisher – Blue Bleezin' Blind Drunk
from Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise – Cilla and Artie (Greentrax)

FLOOR SPOT: Hilary James with Simon Mayor – Andrew Lammie
from Laughing with the Moon (Acoustics)

Chris Leslie with Beryl Marriott - Eighteenth century English dances
from The Gift (Beautiful Jo)

Phil Beer– The Fireman's Song
from Hard Hats (HTD)

FLOOR SPOT: Hilary James and Simon Mayor – The Parrot Song (live)
From In Short (Acoustics)

And for Random Noises:

Delays – Lost in a Melody; Catherine Campbell – Improvements for Winter; Camel – Pressure Points; Mark Lanegan Band with PJ Harvey- Hit The City; Jim White – Static on the Radio; Le Tigre - Viz; Hilary James - Shenandoah; Kasabian – Processed Beats; Nick Drake –Northern Sky; Jamelia - Stop; Colum Sands and Sharon Aviv – Going Down to the Well with Maggie/Two Jugs.

Although I wish Jamelia had a song called 'Shop'! :)

So lets hear some feedback again! It's understandable that now we're up and running we wont be getting as much, but it is both really useful to hear your comments and suggestions and reassuring to know that people are listening and enjoying the show. Post here or email folkontheradio@hotmail.com

And don't forget that comp!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 06:44 PM

Well once again, I thought you showed them BIG BOYZ how it should be done - except, I'm beginning to think that Whapweasel have only one tune in their repertoire; surely not, play us another one! Hearing Jake Thackray brought back memories. I remember seeing him in Bristol clubs about 30 years ago; both funny and poignant. A talented chap indeed. That track by Cilla Fisher was great, more please. And finally, I thought the interview with Hilary was really interesting. I checked out her web site afterwards. What an amazing instrument that mando bass is!

Looking forward to next week.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 03:47 AM

"a product of bad handwriting and the fact we were using three different people's albums!"

...and that I need to get some sleep....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ;o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: breezy
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 04:38 AM

Sounds like your having a great time, good luck with your efforts.

Wouldnt mind you mentioning The St Albans Folk club at the Duke of marlborough if you get a chance

We have Robb Johnson appearing on Friday 12th November, guess he' banned from most of the airwaves

19th Nov Quicksilver

I'm appearing at   the Staines folk club on Mon 8th thats near Berkshire at the 3 Tuns


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: BB
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 03:06 PM

I always thought Staines was in Middlesex - or doesn't that exist these days?

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: breezy
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 03:34 PM

Well its the nearest one to the M4 on a Monday and the M4 passes thru Berks

The Three tuns Mon


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Lizzie in Sidmouth
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 04:52 PM

Dear Chris,

Haven't yet heard the show but I LOVE it already!! :-)

Am making plans to move up to Reading as I type! This will prove very handy as I can visit my best friend whilst also listening to the New and Mind-Blowingly Brilliant Cool as Folk Programme!!

Ohhhhhh! Show of Hands!!!!! :-) :-) :-)....Kate Rusby! and John McCusker, Spiers & Boden and Phil Beer and Eliza and SETH, (Can that lad play!!!) and YOU played KITTY JAY by him as well! And Jim and Benji...oh has Benji been on yet? And Show of Hands and.........

I've just NEVER been so impressed with a programme I've NEVER heard!!
How do you do that! AND THE OYSTERBAND! Oh! It just gets better and better! I may even forgive you for having 'Alianza'!

Are you going to be recording NEXT years Sidmouth 2005? Show of Hands are on.......sigh! Kate was amazing there last year. Lovely lady, great voice, great sense of humour! And those Oysters!!!

You seem to be keeping EVERYONE happy! Haven't read one negative post!

Please could you take over my Country and run it properly as I think that at last we have found a man who knows what he is doing!!
And I rather think it's time we had a Prime Minister with Dreadlocks and Green Trousers and Fee could be First Lady of Folk! :-)

Please also remember that after you've taken over Downing Street you'll have to take over the BBC and open the Folk Floodgates!!
Will try to 'listen again' tomorrow as my eyes are crossing now and have to sleep!

Wishing You and Fee Loads of Luck!

Lizzie :-)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Lizzie in Sidmouth, again!
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 04:55 PM

Hmmm...forgot to ask Chris. Which Larkrise Ranter was it then? Only been on a few weeks and all ready there is a 'Cool as Folk' mystery! :-)

Lizzie


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 05:21 PM

Lizzie

If you've got broadband, then get you url pointing to www.1287am.com select schedule, go to Tuesday, Cool as Folk and listen to Tuesday's Show at 10 pm and get ready for a treat. If you haven't got broadband, you could still do it but......


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: CET
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 07:47 PM

I'm in Canada and I've been trying to listen on the Internet, but when I try to get Windows Media Player to play the archived shows, it simply goes into "connecting" mode and stays there. It doesn't actually connect. Does anyone know why this might be?

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 04:48 AM

CET - Fee from the show here...I have had the same problem with Real Player...so I changed over to Windows Media player (chose it as the default player), through which it plays OK, perhaps worth trying it the other way round for you?. I'm not techy (am only just learning to work the desk in the studio!) but it might be worth a try. It would be lovely to have a listener in Canada!. If you still have trouble let us know and I'll see what I can find out for you...

Lizzie - Glad you like the show when you haven't even heard it yet!The Larkrise Ranter will make themselves know if they want to I'm sure...we like a bit of mystery...;o).

Breezy - We'll do our best to mention stuff, however, we seem to find ourselves running out of time every week!. If there's no-one in after us we do sometimes overrun, but you only get the hour on 'listen back'.

The website: www.coolasfolk.co.uk (expected launch date either this afternoon or the weekend) will have a page for details of regular sessions and gigs...or that's what I'm planning anyway...

Cheers

Fee


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Lizzie in sidmouth but wishes it was Reading
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 05:09 PM

Dear Fee and Chris!

Oh No! I can't get you! You're going all fuzzy and echoey! Did hear a tiny bit of both of you and Hilary before it gave up though, liked the bit about the 'live' guest! :-)

I even tried 'Guest's' advice above, but I've searched all over and can't find my 'url' ANYWHERE!! Nope! Haven't got one, so am unable to point it in your direction! :-) :-)

Shall just have to read your playlist and use my imagination!
Still think I'd enjoy it though!

Hmmm....wonder who that 'Guest' was?......more mystery!

Of course you COULD always move down to Sidmouth, now THERE'S an idea!

Lizzie :-)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 06:50 PM

Ahem Lizzie

Yor URL is a Uniform Resource Locater. An http://doo_dah.com which in this case would be http://www.1287am.com

Fuzzy, echoey. Nah, but there is a big buzz about this programme! Let me put it this way, quality programme, crap sound. THAT OTHER HOUR THAT WE WON'T MENTION, quality sound, crap programme.

Sidmouth eh? When I was young, I might have considered it, but now it's not likely unless the tide is turning, but I guess it is a place which is bonny at morn for a gipsy girl, or even a princess royal, but poor drowsy Maggie, she might just catch the sunset.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Lizzie
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 06:47 AM

Like the last paragraph Peter, very good! ......My goodness, a Uniform Resource Locater! Eeek, that sounds a bit dodgy to me! No wonder I don't have one! :-)

And WHAT is a doo-dah.com??!! I'm not going there! I've been warned about sites like that! :-) :-) :-)

So you'll have to keep us up to date over on Radio 2 then, as to how things are going with Chris and Fee's show! Sounds brilliant to me. Will keep 'trying' to listen in as well!

You see, isn't it JUST my luck, that FINALLY two people with really good taste start up a radio programme and I can't hear it!!!!! Grrrr....All those Show of Hands songs and all those Oysters, all over the airwaves and I can't access them! Nope, I'm going to have to camp out at Junction 11 every Tuesday, it's the only answer!! :-)

Now then.........Larkrise Cluedo on Junction 11!

Hmmmm........Well...I think it was Col.Pritchard in the CD Library with the Dulcimer!

Lizzie


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 09:32 AM

Lizzie...are you on broadband or dial up?. I know is almost impossible to listen via dialup because the connection's too slow. you could try a different player (as above, I can't play it through Real but can thru Windows Player).

If you're experiencing a buzzing noise on playback then that's normal (unfortunately)...we seem to have some sort of feedback problem on the desk...it happens on everyone's show.

(hmm...I think it may have been a hurdy gurdy actually...a horrible way to go...;o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Lizzie
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 11:46 AM

Hello Fee..... to be honest I haven't got a clue WHAT I'm on! :-) although there might be a few people on this board who'd offer up a few suggestions! (Not ALL of them good!) ;-)

But I'm assured by 'He who ought to know better!' that I'm on dial up! I just press buttons and things happen! That's all I understand about computers, ABSOLUTE MAGIC!! Spoke to someone in Canada the other day.....Wow!! Almost as magical as Reading!!!

Anyway, will keep trying all sorts of different buttons and gadgets until something happens......!

Ouch! A Hurdy-Gurdy......Watch out! Here comes the Hurdy-Gurdy Man and he's singing songs of love......Good Lord! Not Donovan surely? He was always such a gentle person.....he can't be up to mischief in Larkrise Cluedo on Junction 11.....No! I think it might be Miss Julie in the Uniform Resource Locater Room, with the violin!! :-) :-)

You see, THIS is what happens to you if you live in Sidmouth for the OTHER 51 weeks a year!!

Lizzie


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 08 Nov 04 - 10:13 AM

I have no idea what anyone's talking about... Oh well. If I don't get a chance to big it up tomorrow, listen! I've got Kirsty McGee, BELLOWhead and Natalie MacMaster provisionally lined up, not sure what Fee's got!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 08 Nov 04 - 11:08 AM

Also, make sure you get your competition entries in to folkontheradio@hotmail.com - we'll be picking the winner of a signed copy of Hilary James's 'Laughing with the Moon' at some point tomorrow before the show so if you enter now you've still got a good chance.

Don't know the question? Well you'll have to listen to the show at www.1287am.com!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 08 Nov 04 - 04:28 PM

Chris, a few in jokes I'm afraid, which might become clearer later than sooner, especillay with the help of Rev. Griffiths with his keyboard in the hall. Still, let's aspire (geddit Lizzie?) to other things - like tomorrows "Cool as Folk" - 23hrs, 35 minutes and counting.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Lizzie in Sidmouth!
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 01:48 PM

Chris, I almost got HALF the programme last weekend, but this involved me listening for AGES and AGES, (there's loyalty!) as you and Fee kept 'buffering'. Oh! The Frustration!

Never mind! Will keep persevering! Hope tonight's show goes OK. Thought Hillary had a beautiful voice by the way! Who are you playing tonight I wonder?

What torture to have a Show of Hands fan AND an Oysterband fan with his very OWN show and I can't hear it! Grump! Grump! Grump!

Chris, PLEASE play something from The Big Session! At least I can imagine that!! :-) :-)

Oh and Peter, I'll not confuse them anymore! Very good though! :-)

Lizzie :-)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 02:07 PM

Hello....not sure what's on this week as Chris and I are without mobile phone contact (how I managed before is beyond) so it'll be fairly spontaneous...

Hopefully you can hear it Lizzie, buffering or not...get yourself some broadband, it's great!.

Have just book my tix for the Forum, 11th December; Oysters, SOH, Eliza etc...should be...ummm...really good???...;o)

Anyway, I'm off morrising and then radio-ing...do all listen if you can!!!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 02:19 PM

Fee

hmm...I think it may have been a hurdy gurdy actually...a horrible way to go...;o

does this mean after listening to Black Mountains Revisited you were not entranced by the accompaniment of Nigel Eaton's gurdy to Julie Murphy's lovely singing on the song Sylvie? Shame on you!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Lizzie in Sidmouth
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 03:08 PM

Wow! Fee...The Forum! You've got Eliza as well! Lucky things, still we've got Show of Hands and The Oysters at Exeter and it's only 29 days to go! Whooooo!

Personally I think I might not live to see the morning after this concert, as the excitement will be just TOO much! But WHAT a way to go! :-)

Big Session on the TV! Big Session on the Radio! Big Session EVERYWHERE! Can't wait for Vol II to come out!

Anyway, better go and talk to my family again before they forget who I am! :-) Hope you enjoy your evening dancing with all those Morris boysies/girlies/persons! Ah The Bells! The Bells!

Lizzie


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 10 Nov 04 - 04:54 AM

Hi Lizzie...
sticks this week...I don't dance (though I fear it may be only a matter of time!!) but try to play (emphasis on TRY) along with the rest of the musos...it's really quite difficult when you can't hear yourself...

Peter...Sylvie is a fantastic song (I like it more than the trad. version, coincidentally was just listening to Carthy/Swarbrick version in the car). But I have to say I find JM is a bit drowned by the hurdy gurdy unfortuantely, hence you can't hear the lovely singing quite so well!!.

This weeks playlist coming up....shortly...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 10 Nov 04 - 11:34 AM

Good Grief, at last...I couldn't get back in here all day!.

Here's the playlist for last night:

Blue Murder – Bright Phoebus
from Shining Bright:The Songs of Mike and Lal Waterson, Various Artists (Topic)

FLOOR SPOT – Nic Jones – The Drowned Lovers
From Penguin Eggs (Topic)

The English Acoustic Collective – Hare's Maggott/Mr Isaac's Maggot
from Ghosts (RUF)

Pat Ryan and Ken Howard– The Light Dragoon
from – Gentle Reminders (Rivington)

A.L. Lloyd - The Weary Whaling Grounds
from Leviathan (Topic)

Natalie MacMaster– Space Ceilidh: The Night We Had the Goats/The Fairy Dance
from In My Hands (Greentrax)

FLOOR SPOT – Nic Jones – Billy Don't you Weep for Me
from Unearthed (Molly Music)

Hilary James with Simon Mayor – The Dream
From Laughing With The Moon (Acoustics)

BELLOWhead– The Rochdale Coconut Dance
from e. p. onymous (own label)

Kirsty McGee– Safe Harbour Song
from Frost (Park)

FLOOR SPOT – Nic Jones – Canadee I - O
From Penguin Eggs (Topic)


'Random Noises' (9pm - 10pm): is also hosted by Chris, this is what he played this week:

Julie Murphy – Kiss Like That; Tom Waits – Baby Gonna leave me; Pavement – The Sutcliffe Catering Song (Peel Session Track); Richard and Linda Thompson – A Heart Needs a Home (Peel Session Track); Chinafight – In Brackets; Fats Waller – Hallelujah I'm A Bum!

There you go!.

Website is up online now, in its infant form:

www.coolasfolk.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,MurkeyChris
Date: 10 Nov 04 - 08:33 PM

Hi all,

Hope you enjoy the show. I was slightly on my death bed, so sorry if I'm lacking some of my normal enthusiasm! Also apologies to Random Noises listeners, I was actually locked out of the studio for the first half hour (it was that kind of day!), so you'll need to listen to half an hour of Jukebox Junction, our sustainer programme, before I come on.

And Fee, I have to disagree with you about Julie Murphy and Nigel Eaton's 'Sylvie', it's yet another fantastic track off the best album I've heard since Linda Thompson's Fashionably Late! Let's play it next week so people can decide! In fact I think a Nigel Eaton floor spot is on order :)

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 03:38 AM

Well, what I actually said was it IS a fantastic track (off a fantastic album), but I feel the hurdy gurdy drowns JM a bit...we can have a heated debate about it next week! ;o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Claire
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 02:14 PM

sorry complete thread hi jack.... Treewind, where in the country are you. You're a cellist aren't you? So am I, and I only play folk. Just wondered as there aren't many of us about!

Chris... can you play some folk cello? Alistair Fraser and Natalie Haas have just made a cracking album.

xx


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: treewind
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 03:16 PM

Er.... I'm in Cambridgeshire, close to Suffolk and Norfolk borders.
How do you know I'm a cellist?

Chris already has two CDs from Mary Humphreys and me, with many songs accompanied by cello or, most frequently, cello and banjo. I'm waiting for him to play something from one of them. (hint)

You can find out about the albums HERE

Sorry for continuing the hijack... Claire, if you're planning to stick around get yourself a proper mudcat login. It only takes about 30 seconds and costs you only your soul and a pint of blood. The I could have sent you a PM (provate message) and we woudln't be cluttering up Chris's thread.

OK, end of interruption, normal service resumingm please do not adjust your set...
Anahata


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: claireoc
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 04:24 PM

DONE!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 05:00 PM

Fee, Chris

Here's something else to chew over. What about the hurdy gurdy playing of Francis Baines on "The Murder of Maria Marten", from the album No Roses by Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band? In fact, let's not stop there, is Shirley Collins any good, has Ashley gone off the rails since then (was he ever on them?)? Who plays the best fiddle on the track, Barry Dransfield or Nic Jones? Oo, I can't wait for fur and feathers! Which reminds me, a tribute to Swarb!

BTW, I'm looking forward to the day you play something from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. How about "The Grey Cock" by Jez Lowe?


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 05:33 PM

To continue just for a moment the mild thread drift, Rachel McShane is another folk cellist in Bellowhead. And Barry Dransfield used to play it too, but he put a strap on it and played standing up.

Anahata's cello playing is wonderfully expressive and I hope to be hearing it soon on Cool as Folk (to return to topic). One of my favourite tracks from Sharp Practice with Mary is Barbara Allen during which the instrument really does speak. He can also be heard to brilliant effect on Patterson Jordan Dipper's Flat Earth CD which is something else I'm hoping to hear played soon (more hints...)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Blowzabella
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 05:46 PM

Any news on New Scorpion Band Chris? When might i be able to hear them?


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 07:02 PM

Hi guys,

Don't mind you going slightly off topic, especially as it's caused a flurry of interest in the thread! It just happens that I was planning to play something by Anahata and Mary Humphries next week anyway (not to say that blatent hints aren't a good idea, I'm always open to requests, even for your own stuff!). And of course we've already played three BELLOWhead tracks, and plan to get the other two in in the next few weeks, seeing as a) it was an exclusive and b) it's so damn good!

Sadly I haven't got a copy of 'No Roses', it's on the wishlist! It's on Topic isn't it? They've been good for sending me new releases (should have the new Martin Carthy and Bob Davenport's coming soon!) but haven't sounded too keen on sending me back catelogue. I'll mention it again at an opportune moment!

As for Ashley Hutchings, I tend to think of him as a great innovator and leader rather than a particularly notable musicians or songwriter in his own right. Early Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and Albion Band were all brilliant, but I always felt the brightest talents were the other members such as Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick and Sandy Denny in Fairport, Martin Carthy and Maddy Prior in Steeleye, John Tams in the Albion Band etc.

I get the impression he's gone a bit worn out and sentimental of late. Patchy is my verdict! I remember Grandson of Morris On instead of the John McCusker Band at Sidmouth one year and being bitterly disappointed. There were a few good moments but it needed some serious quality control, and reports from the John McCusker Band were great. I made a vow to stick with the fresh talent over the old farts from then on. Thank the lord I saw BELLOWhead over Steeleye Span this year.

Talking of Fairport, I'm hoping to get the live Richard Thompson-sung version of Matty Groves off House Full into next weeks show, got some great Swarb fiddling in there.

Don't have the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs (where do I blag a copy of that?!), what else is in it? I played a track by Fernhill the other day called 'Grey Cock' but I think it was more of an amalgam of several different songs. Don't have the Jez Lowe version.

Finally, I got an email offering me the New Scorpion Band album, and replied with my address, but haven't heard anything since.

So has anyone been to our new website, www.coolasfolk.co.uk
? It's got all our playlists on it if you're wondering where this week's one is. What do you think? It's still under construction but I think it's looking great. Thanks to Fee who has done it all without a jot of help from me.

Right, that's all, Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 04:39 AM

..at this rate we'll need more than an hour a week...!

Website: Basically I've got something up there as quickly as possible (in the way I have of throwing myself in the deep end, I have never designed a website in my life before!) and hope to build on it from there. I think it needs some photos and graphics because I feel it's a bit flat at the moemnt, however I don't want to get into trouble with copyright stuff...!. So expect it to grow (slowly-ish, and probably a lot more over christmas!) from now on....

I'm going to lock Chris in the studio/shed and MAKE him write some stuff....haaaaaarr...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 05:03 AM

No Roses was released as a CD by Mooncrest Records Ltd, Twyman House, 31-39 Camden Road, London NW1 9EF. The catalogue number is CRESTCD 011. What looks like an ISBN (?) number is 5 014438 801127

Don't write off us old farts you young upstart, or I'll come round and give you a whipping with my walking stick!

The PBoEFS is on Fellside FECD47. It has contributions from Linda Adams, Martin Carthy, John Bowden, Roy Harris and, of course, Jez Lowe. Your malaise has left you low. The Grey Cock thing is just a bit of a laugh from another message board in response to the clueless moderation. Get well soon Chris!

If you are desperate for No Roses, I suppose, mutter, mutter, I could lend you mine, but I will be waiting for you outside the studio, just in case you get any ideas!

Keep up the good work guys. You are a beacon of light; another programme can't even get the matches lit. So, to make it easy for an old git like me, will you other presenters/listeners give me some links to the regional programmes that carry the beacon too.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Jess A
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 05:07 AM

Hiya,
the website looks good but the blicky above doesn't work for me (you need to type in the 'http://' bit...) - try this instead...http://www.coolasfolk.co.uk

btw I sent you a PM Chris, did you get it?


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 05:15 AM

I have a prepress mastered white label of the original Pegasus vinyl of No Roses.

Ner ner etc


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 05:22 AM

Hey Jess. Your link didn't work either...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 05:35 AM

Works fine for me. A really well-designed, uncluttered site.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Jess A
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 05:37 AM

Oh! Bizarre, it does from my machine... ah well, I guess interested parties can just type in the url anyhow...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Dan Abnormal
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 06:00 AM

Taking a swerve off topic for a second, am I alone in finding Bellowhead a little dissapointing? I didn't see the gig at Sidmouth, so maybe its better live, but all the tracks played on CaF so far have been distinctly underwhelming.

Its not that I don't like it, its just that I like other stuff thats new at the moment much more. Also, I'm not suggesting you shouldn't play it (on the contrary, play it more), I just don't understand why everyone seems to be holding above everything else at the moment.

Am I in a minority of one?


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: treewind
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 06:04 AM

Nice site indeed (will be when it's finished... no, a web site is never finished) and Jess's link looks perfectly ok and works for me.

"webmistress" it says at the bottom of the page - nice one!

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 06:08 AM

>will you other presenters/listeners give me some links to the regional programmes that carry the beacon too<

I guess I could put those on the site too! There are loads in another thread sowmwhere round here I seem to recall...

I have submitted the URL to google so hopefully it'll be able to find it in the near future. BTW if anyone has trouble with the speed the site loads etc can they let me know...as it gets bigger I may need to review the hosting arrangements...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 06:41 AM

Bellowhead disappointing? Well, maybe you mean that the material isn't groundbreaking. In that sense, I'd agree; the tracks on E.P.ONYMOUS are re-arrangements of well-known Spiers & Boden mainstays of the past couple of years or so and all have been previously recorded - by them and by many others before

But it is, surely, the arrangements that are the point. It's now possible to distinguish exactly what is going on in Jon Boden's complex musical patterns and hear just where this band is taking our music: yes English music is joining the world.

A live performance is something else. Bellowhead's debut last April in Oxford was so triumphant and unbelievable that I've found it impossible to find sufficiently ecstatic words to convey to those who were unfortunate enough not to have been part of the exuberant explosion in Oxford Town Hall, just how important this was. 'Cotswold' was previously just a kind of cheese to many of those unable to resist leaping up and following the lead of a few Morris Offspring up and down the hallowed aisles of local government. As the latest fRoots cover proudly announces:

Morris dancing is 'cool' shock!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 07:05 AM

>A live performance is something else. Bellowhead's debut last April in Oxford was so triumphant and unbelievable that I've found it impossible to find sufficiently ecstatic words to convey to those who were unfortunate enough not to have been part of the exuberant
explosion in Oxford Town Hall<

Absolutely...I was completely overwhelmed by it, I really hadn't known what to expect! It was brilliant!.

BELLOWhead.... I'm listening to it right now...I find it really uplifting. The whole thing just makes me smile!. among other things.. those Hollywood strings on the beginning of Prickle Eye Bush are fab, and the brass section in the Coconut Dance works really well...I would say it does benefit from being played very LOUD.

>English music is joining the world<

If it reminds me of anything, mood wise certainly, it reminds me of the Brazilian stuff I heard when we started doing Batmacumba at the ICA 7ish years ago (I think it's still running, I don't work there anymore...). We had a Brazilian carnival band in one night...they had the same effect on the hard to impress, arty types as BELLOWhead did on the Oxford audience...:o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Dan Abnormal
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 09:54 AM

Maybe I have to see it live then.

I just find the brass parts etc not very well put together. I know of far more sophisticated stuff - June Tabors "A quiet eye", La Bottine Souriante (sic?), even Kate Rusby (I know...I know...) with "My young man". Of course "sophistication" isn't be all and end all, but for energetic stuff Salsa Celtica do a good job etc. On top of this Jon B is beginning to sound like a pastiche of himself to me - all comedy yelps and over-strained notes - the stuff I liked about "through and through" magnified so much its uncomfortable.

I hear the idea was to be like a big disco/funk band (considering Squeezys dodgy DJ past its not surprising), but I just don't think the arrangements work very well. I don't doubt the skills of the main protagonists, and I think this is why I'm so dissapointed - I expected better and certainly the sound I heard in my head when I had the Oxford gig described to me was better.

English music has never not been part of the world - its only a problem if you decide theres a problem there. I don't think what I've heard is helping any kind of cause, and nor should it - its entertainment!! But I don't think it should be portrayed as such. Saying "yes, english music is joining the world" is just trotting out cliches that don't mean anything. Thats another thread, another time though...

I'm glad you all like it, and that a band is able to inspire such enthusiasm in a genre like this, but I havn't heard an explanation of the thing I'm missing yet...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 12:44 PM

Having seen the John McCusker Band on the BBC4 programme about Sidmouth, I think he could do with some serious quality control, along with his missus - so I guess that means you won't want me to buy you a pint now. Bellowhead/Steeleye Span. Heck I won't need to open my purse at this rate. I've never been a fan of Span. Their first album (Hark! The Village Wait) was very good, very, very good, (despite the) sensitive arrangements of banjo, autoharp, dulcimer, concertina, mandolin, guitar, bass, drums, lush vocals and step dancing, but I feel they lost direction several times after that and are still refusing to consult a map. Bellowhead is very good, but if you've heard the dynamic duo several times (as I have), you might be thinking, isn't it time to learn some new material? However, I agree with the Countess, seeing them live is very different. All that energy, sweat, noise - love it! So get your LOUD ghetto blaster and take it in the shower room for good effect.

And no avoiding the Shirley Collins thing.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 05:39 AM

Perhaps I just like the loudness :o), mind you I tend to play quite loudly myself!

I got amazingly lost and ended up driving round half of Oxfordshire last night due to having BELLOWhead on far too loud in the car on the way back from Melodeons at Witney, hence stopping me concentrating. Mind you this getting lost thing is quite common so perhaps it's just my lousy sense of direction ;o).

We may or may not be playing a track tomorrow...we have two to go I think...I don't think I'll be allowed to play an entire hour of melodeon music, sadly :o(   ;o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Dazbo
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 10:44 AM

Peter,

Not wishing to put words into Squeezy's mouth but I think that the response to Bellowhead was such that they wanted to get something out on CD quickly and they only had their existing material to work on. I understand that the band are working on new material for a future album.

Fee,

Sorry to hear that you got lost on the way home. I've just listened to e.p.onymous for the first time and think it is brilliant. Unfortunately I can't get Cool as Folk as I've only got internet access at work and I don't think the boss would appreciate me listening to the show when I should be working.

Darren


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 12:34 PM

That's a shame!. You could stay late for brownie points but actually be listening to the show...?? ;o). or you can mkake your own show up from the playlists we put on her and the website...I'm hoping I can stay awake for the braodcast, two and a bit days of melodeon playing and socialising has taken it out of me a bit!!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 05:07 AM

Last nights playlist:

FLOOR SPOT - Nigel Eaton & Andy Cutting
St Chartier Set : Monster Cafe/The Barge/In Continental
mood/Spaghetti Panic
from Panic at the Cafe (Beautiful Jo)

Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman
Hexhamshire Lass
from Constant Lovers (Dragon)

Great Grandson of Morris On
Swaggering Boney
from Great Grandson of Morris On (Talking Elephant)

Patterson Jordan Dipper
William Taylor
from FlatEarth (Wild Goose)

Fairport Convention
Matty Groves (live)
from 'House Full:Live at the LA Troubador (Island)

FLOOR SPOT : Julie Murphy with Nigel Eaton
Sylvie
from Black Mountains Revisited (Beautiful Jo)

BELLOWhead
Jack Robinson
from e.p.onymous (own label)

Mary Humphries and Anahata
Barb'ry Ellen
from Sharp Practice (Wild Goose)

FLOOR SPOT Blowzabella
Horizonto
from Vanilla (Green Linnet)

We are finding more and more that we don't have time to play all the things we want to play!, the hour goes by really quickly, though we were nattering a lot last night I think...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: treewind
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 06:38 AM

1) Thanks for playing a track of Mary and me!
2) That buzzing noise is still there
3) Perhaps room for just a little more professionalism and slickness of timing at the end of the programme ???

Never mind, it's a great show, lots of lovely music. Have you played any of Crucible's "Changeling" or the Old Swan Band's "Swan-Upmanship" yet?

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 07:07 AM

That buzzing noise is still there

Wasn't that a cello? Oops, sorry ;-)

slickness of timing at the end of the programme

Yes, on playback it cut off Blowzabella mid-track. Grrrrrrrrr!
But a great choice of music this week (as usual), except perhaps for the choice of version of Matty Groves.

re: the Julie Murphy 'Sylvie' track, this sounded remarkable like Shirley Collins' Nottamun Town.

Yes, yes, do play Crucible and the Old Swans...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Mr Red shamelessly self advertising
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 07:39 AM

more radio programmes in and adjacent to the Mid West of England and links to other lists


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 07:45 AM

>Wasn't that a cello?<

No, it was a Hurdy Gurdy!


I don't know what we can do. It needs a tech to sort it I think, probably won't happen until Xmas vac when the studio's empty.

Timing...yeah, we're terrible for running over, if you listen to the following show you'll get the end of Horizonto and then some drum'n'bass (we're trying to convert her...). We actually had to drop three or possibly more tracks we were going to play anyway!.

We have the Crucible to play at some point I believe, when we can fit it in.... Perhaps we need longer than an hour, I don't know what the station policy is, then we could run over on that too ;o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: GUEST,Nigel Eaton
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 08:30 AM

(No, not really)

Oi!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 08:37 AM

Sorry ;o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 12:55 PM

It was only part-way through the programme and I said to Anahata - there's someone singing Welsh on the radio! And surely there was, though it went back into English soon after.
Of course, it was Julie Murphy. I've not heard that track before . More Welsh please!
Mary


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 01:52 PM

Hello Mary...

Both of us are big fans of Julie Murphy and Fernhill, so you can certainly expect more Welsh in future, either from her or others :o)

Now, I forgot to post the playlist for 'Random Noises', so here it is:

(The Real) Tuesday Weld – Bathtime in Clerkenwell; The Blind Boys of Alabama– I Shall Not Walk Alone; Kylie – I Believe In You; Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon (live); Richard and Teddy Thompson – Persuasion (live); James – I Know What I'm Here For; The Streets - Blinded By The Light; Sia - Taken For granted; Orbital with Kirk Hammett - Satan Spawn; The 411 - Dumb; Bjork - Desired Constellation


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 09:46 AM

Hi guys,

Thanks as ever for the for the feedback. Just listening back to the show as I type.

Re: the buzz. That's obviously an ongoing problem, that needs addressing, but involves the station managers rather than me. I'm going to approach them and draw attention to it and tell them that John Spiers has kindly offered to look at it for us (to which they'll say, "Who?"!). A lot of it is a time matter, I'm in my final year at uni so have got a degree to get as well, which usually takes second place to the show, but really shouldn't! Add a job, DJing, socialising, wasting time on Mudcat etc. and it's a busy old life!

Re: Timing. Yeah I think it has been a bit rushed at the end for the last couple of shows, and I know it's annoying when they cut off at the end. If you quickly click on 'Listen to Tuesday's show at 11pm' you can hear the end of the track, but I will try and time the last track last week so we get it all in. I'm also thinking less rambling and Fee's microphone as loud as it can be from the start of the show! It's always down low when I get in the studio, I don't think the guy before us likes his co-presenter!

Re: Longer show. We're thinking about expanding Cool as Folk to two hours. I'm unsure because I don't want to loose my hour of Random Noises which gives me a chance to play the stuff I like that doesn't fit the Cool as Folk remit, but nor am I sure I want to be in the studio for three hours! Would people support a longer show or are you okay with one hour?

Treewind: No problem playing you and Mary Humphries' 'Barb'ry Ellen', it's a good album that I should play more from.

Countess Richard: Did you not like that take on 'Matty Groves'? I love it. The Leige and Lief version is amazing, but I figured it was pretty well known, and I love the rawness of that live version. Sure Richard Thompson doesn't sing like Sandy Denny, but the harshness kind of suits the lyrical content. What did everyone else think?

Mary Humphries: Glad you liked the Julie Murphy track. Her solo albums are mostly in English with a smattering of Welsh, whereas her work with Fernhill (we've played two tracks by them already) is mostly in Welsh with a wee bit of English. Can you recommend any other good Welsh language singers? I have a recording of a Welsh language traditional song by a great singer you might not neccessarily think of as folk lined up (don't worry it's not Paul Weller...).

Re: Requests. I have the new Crucible album thanks to Jess. I've not had a chance to listen to it yet, but I'll put it on the top of the pile and hopefully get them in soon! Saw them at Sidmouth and liked what I saw.

Cheers, Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 10:02 AM

Hi Chris

Richard Thompson is one of my all-time heroes and there ain't a lot of what he's done that I don't like. But no, not that. I really do like to hear him doing his own compositions that he wrote for Fairport e.g. Matty Groves (you don't get to hear that often, or The New St George (as opposed to the Albion Band version) - and especially stuff he co-wrote with Dave Swarbrick like O Be Thankful and Crazy Man Michael. See, I'm writing an RT featurette for you...

Re: singers in Welsh - well, you could always do a session with Mary Humphreys herself...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 10:09 AM

up for that Mary?


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 10:52 AM

Just out of interest...

how many people have listened/listen to Random Noises, which is my eclectic music show which goes out in the hour before Cool as Folk? I've tried not to put too much emphasis on it, at the expense of Cool as Folk, but does anyone tune in? There's often a lot of roots stuff in there, with the Blind Boys of Alabama and Richard & Teddy Thompson in there this week, and the likes of Julie Murphy, Tom Waits, Nick Drake and Colum Sands getting in there in past weeks, alongside pop, R n B, hip-hop, rock and wahtever else takes my fancy. Hopefully, I should have top local indie-pop band Chinafight doing an interview next week.

I know Diane enjoyed my John Peel tribute, have you heard any others? Anyone else? Personally I'm quite proud of my Kylie-Frank Sinatra segway this week! :)

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 11:25 AM

Hi all
I've just read all the way through this amazing thread, and resolved to go straight home and bookmark the radio station. It sounds great.

Fee, I know you from F&A and Spiers & Boden message boards. I too will be at the Forum. Oysterband are my first love.

Cello - no-one has mentioned the mighty Chopper (Oysterband) - the things he can do with a cello.

Nigel Eaton - will be seeing him in Blowzabella tomorrow night in Bury - excited about that. And then on Saturday we will see Andy Cutting again in Derby with John McCusker - how about some Chris Wood & Andy Cutting on the show?

Dan, you are not the only one. I find the brass in Bellowhead quite annoying - specially in the Coconut Dance where it seems to be discordant (is that correct grammar?) with the rest of the tune. But I do like the rest of it - just ditch the trumpets!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 11:27 AM

Sorry, I forgot to say well done Chris for doing this - it must take up a lot of time but we all appreciate what you're doing and hope it really takes off. I haven't heard any yet but the playlists sound great.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: treewind
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 11:29 AM

Chris , you have a copy of our other, own-label album "Through The Groves" which has one song in Welsh on it. We are thinking of doing a whole CD of Welsh songs and tunes. It'll definitely be a home-produced CDR because there won't be such a big demand for it, but we've found there is certainly some interest.

But did you mean a studio session, as in broadcasting live?
Well, maybe...

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 11:42 AM

Duh! Why did I write 'Matty Groves' in my post up there? I meant to say 'Meet on the Ledge'...

Chris & Fee, you're doing brilliantly. Your show is stirring up so much interest in all the 'right stuff'.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 12:36 PM

Hiya Chris & Fee,
Great radio show - you are doing a wonderful job of playing stuff that no-one on the BBC is bothering with, for reasons quite unaccountable to many of us.
Of course I am up for a session of Welsh songs - PM me about it.
You ask for suggestions of Welsh songs/ recordings available. You could try playing some of Siwsann George(Traditional Songs of Wales ; Saydisc CD-SDL 406 ) - or Mabsant of which Siwsann George was a member. There is Calennig - the wonderful Mick Tems & Pat Carron-Smith or the hauntingly beautiful voice of Sian James. 'Gweini Tymor' is a favourite album of mine , on Sain SCD 2145.
There is the triple harp playing of Robin Huw Bowen or Nansi Richards or Llio Rhydderch.
You could play some tracks from the duo Bragod, they get a fair amount of interest from Late Junction on Radio 3.Wierd but wonderful stuff it is too.
Try that for starters! And don't stint on the Julie Murphy!
Mary


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 12:56 PM

Hi
Sorry I need some help. I've managed to 'listen live' and it's coming over quite clear (dial-up). Something loaded up called a Junction 11 mini-player.
But when I click on the schedule, then on Cool as Folk then 'listen to Tues at 10 pm' this happens:
a box telling me I have chosen to download a file and do I want to 'open' or 'save' I choose 'open'.
Real One Player loads up and says connecting......... then I get an error message 'a general error has occurred'.
Can anybody help me please?
thanks


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 01:03 PM

Well, I spend two hours in a seminar and two hours reading about Neolithic Malta and you've all been having a fantastic conversation on here :o). I'm in finals too by the way, however am equally pressed for time due to having a full time job - lets not go into education funding here - and a melodeon to practice....and a website to maintain...it just never stops!

Re: the longer show idea Chris mentioned above, we talked about it last week, I'd like to do it but it would be a shame for him to lose Random Noises, as it's a great show...as for being in the studio for three hours, well, I'll just have to learn a bit more about the technology so I can give him a break....

Mary in the studio singing (or talking!) would be lovely, I really enjoyed the show we did with Hilary James, more guests would be grand!.

Mrs Annie...good to see you over here, I hope you like the show when you hear it!. I get around a bit as you can tell...;o) (the brass in the Coconut dance is supposed to be dischordant I guess...it actually reminds me of what Loose Tubes used to do, stretching notes and stuff, from my misspent jazz filled youth...). I'm looking forward to the Oysterband and Eliza...I would say we should try find each other but I always fail to find the person I'm looking for (isn't that right Countess?)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 01:05 PM

Mrs Annie...I have the same trouble with RealPlayer so I changed my default media player to Windows Media Player and it runs it fine through that, but you don't seem to get the pause/ffwd/rwd facility so you'll have to listen to our nattering ;o)...might be worth a try?.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 01:08 PM

Hello Annie

Erm...maybe you could try saving to the desktop and then pasting the 'cool as folk' URL into your Real Player. I was quite impressed at how it downloads automatically when you listen live. This means you have two chances at listen again. All helps in the bid for world domination of the airwaves...


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:49 AM

Thanks countess, I think I tried that and it didn't work.

And Fee, I don't know how to change my default player. Real One is an absolute pain, it keeps popping up when I don't want it, I've tried all sorts of ways to disable it.

I'm away until Sunday, but I'll have another play then.

thanks


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 10:10 AM

Btw, I think I told a fib when I said Julie Murphy's 'Sylvie' was based on Shirley Collins' version. In fact I think she said 'Polly Vaughan' off 'Black Mountains Revisited'was based on the Shirley Collins version. 'Sylvie' is the original English song that Bob Dylan used for the melody of 'Masters of War'.

I'm off to see John Martyn tomorrow, then Teddy and Kamila Thompson on Monday!

Murk


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 10:34 AM

Shirley Collins recorded this as Nottamun Town on Folk Routes, New Routes which she made with Davy Graham in the early 1960s. This was hailed as innovative then and still sounds so to my ears. I believe she got it the tune from the Ritchie family of Kentucky who had in turn incorporated an originally English text. I'm not sure of Dylan's precise source of the tune he used for Masters of War though would have had ample opportunity to hear Shirley (and her various wannabee imitators) performing Nottamun Town around the London clubs in 1962/3.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 10:55 AM

Thanks, Countess, are you talking about 'Polly Vaughan' rather than 'Sylivie' there?

Sent a little plug for Cool as Folk to fRoots yesterday, so Ian Anderson willing we should be in the news section soon! Countess, Mary Humphries and Peter Standing, I used some of your quotes off this thread, saying how great the show is! Hope that's okay. Thanks for the support.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 11:12 AM

Hi Chris, I'm talking about whichever track it was you played on the show (sorry don't have the CD). Certainly didn't sound like a version of Polly Vaughan though...

Any mention in fRoots is a good thing,


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 12:04 PM

It was 'Sylvie' we played on the show, which is an American - and possibly modernised (?) version of Sovay (Sylvie/Sylvia)/Female Highwayman; "Put a gun in her pocket and the keys in her plam, she drove away slowly to find her man" makes me think she's in a car? Anyway, it's a marvellous song, may play the Witches version at some point...

I'm hoping to get us in 'Living Tradition' as well, actually, would anyone mind if I put some quotes on the website?


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 06:48 AM

Morning all!

Well, I broadcast on my own for the first time last night because Chris is ill (get well soon Chris!!). A slightly stressful yet still enjoyable experience and I apologise for; the constant clattering of CD cases, crashing of tracks into each other(I was working the machines by instinct rather than experience) and moving away from the mic when I was talking. It's always interesting trying to learn on the job!

Here's the playlist:

Tarras - Parsons Green
from Rising (Topic)

A.L. Lloyd - The Drunken Maidens
From English Drinking Songs (Topic)

Belshazzars Feast – Old Simon the King
From Mr Kynaston's Famous Dance (Wild Goose)

The Witches of Elswick – I Once Lived in Service
From Out of Bed (Fellside)

FLOOR SPOT – Fernhill – grey cock
from hynt (Beautiful Jo)

Nancy Kerr & James Fagan: Dance to Your Daddy/The Flaming Drones
from onreflection (Mrs Casey Records)

FLOOR SPOT – Julie Murphy – Fighting for Strangers
from Lilac Tree (Beautiful Jo)

John Spiers and Jon Boden – Red Kites
from Through and Through (Fellside)

FLOOR SPOT– Julie Murphy – Two Sisters
from – Black Mountains Revisited (Beautiful Jo)

Elza Carthy – Red Rice
from Red (Topic)

All this info and a bit more is on www.coolasfolk.co.uk and you can email us at folkontheradio@hotmail.com because I think I managed to not mention either last night!

No 'Random Noises' this week for obvious reasons. I'm sure Chris will be better for next week.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: treewind
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 07:08 AM

Damn! I forgot and missed it. I'm sure you did a great job - looking forward to playing it back over the net when I get home.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 08:26 AM

And there is Welsh singing in it too...:o)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 25 Nov 04 - 04:49 PM

Well, just caught up and once again, you have done the business - except, (sorry if you are lurking 'liza) Red Rice. The problem with amalgamating contemporary influences with trad is that the result could sound dated, tired or old hat pretty quickly. Does this break new ground? Well, I reckon Faiport managed it with a Sailor's Life and then Liege and Lief, Steeleye with Hark! The Village Wait, Morris On, with Morris On and Shirley Collins with the Albion Country Band with No Roses. There have been few quantum leaps since then, Martyn Bennett with Grit and Mr Moray with Sweet England being contenders, but Red sounded dated as soon as I heard it, whereas Rice, is an astounding album.

Ahem, got a bit carried away. The live recording of Kerr and Fagan just shows what an astounding (astounding count reaches 2) player Nancy Kerr is. She plays challenging fiddle pieces and sings (and so I'm told can dance too) simultaneously - I've promised my son the business at Fiddles at Witney, so don't let me down Nancy.

I lurve Julie Murphy, but maybe some attention should be placed elsewhere before she gets played to death like the aforementioned 'l and the Barnsley Lass.

Great to hear some old stuff (wrote stiff but then used the backspace!) even with a B****O. More please, yes more please. A balance between happening, classic and antecedent would make a really good programme into a must hear. Fortunately, I'm either reheasring or working Wednesday nights, so I don't often endure the torture of the smooth one.

Well done Fee and get well soon Chris. Absolutley marvellous. Which reminds me, get that Ian Giles on (preferably with his mates Metcalfe and Woods) TO DO A LIVE THING. There is a jolly good guitarist/singer who lives in Oxford who you could get to do a session too. His name is John Thompson.

And last (for now) get some links on your site to the folk clubs in the area and listings of sessions. The listeners are hungry for the dirty experience.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 25 Nov 04 - 06:11 PM

Ooh, and another thing. I like Spiers and Boden/BellowHEAD too, but don't go overboard on any artist. That is the mistake that the smoothies make. The art of being a successful broadcaster/critic/commentator is to put your own prejudices aside and present the bigger picture - but you are are on the right track. You've done about eight broadcasts and I've had more pleasure from those than the eight o'clock slot from elsewhere in seven years.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 26 Nov 04 - 04:50 AM

Hiya...

Played 'Liza as a kind of link into the next show (drum and bass with DJ Canola), and I quite like it still, though I would agree Rice is the better of the two albums.

Red Kites got played because I literally had to grab some of the stuff in my car to fill in the gaps which wouldn't have been there if Chris and I had been nattering as usual, so I decided to play a slow one for a change. Also I needed calming down ;o)

We'd love to have people in but the studio is minute (what you see on the webcam is, basically, what you get. Less cowshed, more garden shed really. I don't know if we could fit GMW, Chris and myself in there all at once, I am sure there is a way round this
though...

Website links, this has always been the plan, but since there are only about ummm...30, is it?, hours in the day ;o)...I haven't had chance to do it yet. If people could let me have info they would like putting on there that would be great. I'm going to do loads of work on it over Xmas.


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 29 Nov 04 - 10:05 PM

Hi guys,

Just a heads up for tonight's show. I've got some tracks lined up from Crucible, the Laughing Chairs, Waterson: Carthy and Jacqui McShee's Pentangle amongst others. Enjoy!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 06:51 PM

Just a quick line to say sorry for the lack of online playback tonight, the servers were down. Nothing we could do about it but sorry all the same!. We are hoping it may still be archived but don't know. And we both thought it was a damn good show tonight too...playlist will be up tomorrow.

Cheers

Fee


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 07:53 PM

He he just realised that I didn't end up playing tracks by three of the four people I said I would! But got plenty of good stuff in there!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 05:08 AM

and here it is...

Show of Hands - Bristol Slaver
from: Dark Fields (Hands On)

Dave Swarbrick – Boadicea
from English Fiddler (Naxos World)

Alva - The Bells of Paradise
from The Bells of Paradise (Beautiful Jo)

Linda Thompson - Dear Mary
from Fashinably Late (Topic)

Tiger Moth - Speed the Plough
from mothballs plus(Weekend Beatnik)

Show of Hands - The Preacher
from Lie of the Land (Hands On)

John Kirkpatrick - The Gazebo Trot / Brivitting in the Cauliflowers
from The Duck Race (Feldg'ling)

Cerys Matthews - Arglwydd Dyma Fi
From Cockahoop (Blanco y Negro)

Laughing Chairs - William Glenn
From Hilarious Black

Show of Hands - The Train / Blackwater Side
From Folk Music (Show of Hands)


Random Noises

The Barely Works - Old Joe Clarke
Jamie Cullum - Twentysomething
Rachel Stamp - Ladies + Gents
Paul Simon - Can't Run But
James Conder - Wakefulness
Moloko - Forever More
Eva Abraham - Until
John Martyn - Dealer
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Got Your Money
The Detroit Cobras - Insane Asylum


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 05:17 AM

Another announcement:

Along with our Website:

www.coolasfolk.co.uk

we now have our own message board for your questions, news etc (not that we wish to drag you away from the 'cat of course!!) which you can get to via the first page of the website. Look forward to seeing you over there.

LIVE PAGES of WEBSITE
If any of you involved in live stuff (regular sessions, folk clubs, festivals, morris sides etc) would like a link on our site can you let me know, I'm starting to build the page now!. In about a weeks time I should have some time to do all the things I've been meaning to do to it!!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 05:32 AM

Fee, you need "http://" in front of that or Mudcat (being a parochial beast) looks only on its own server:

http://www.coolasfolk.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 06:11 AM

Oh, thanks Countess :o) (at least Mudcat server is WORKING....!)


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: Fee
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 02:30 PM

Tuesday was our last broadcast until the new year. This being the case we had a beer and stayed there for an extra half hour. Unfortunately the servers have not archived the show (again, I am looking into contingency plans). But the playlist follows in case you caught it live, or are curious.

Today we've had a mention in fRoots 'Waves' section which we're really pleased about.

Do join us next year, same time, same place. In the meantime the website address is http://www.coolasfolk.co.uk


The Watersons - Here We Come A-Wassailing
from: The Season Round (Topic)

John Martyn - Spencer the Rover
from: Sweet Little Mysteries (Island)

The Geckoes - The Old John Peel / Tom's Cave
from: Stepping Up (Topic)

FLOOR SPOT - Martin Simpson - Dives and Lazarus
from: the Bramble Briar (Topic)

The Witches of Elswick - Daddy Fox
from: Out Of Bed (Fellside)

Dayteller - Fine Horseman
from Shining Bright (Topic)

English Acoustic Collective - Bleary Winter
from: Ghosts (RUF)

FLOOR SPOT - June Tabor & Martin Simpson - Young Johnstone
from: An Echo of hooves (Topic)

Crucible - The Devil and the Farmer's Wife
from: Changeling (Wildgoose)

Bob Davenport - Wild Wild Whiskey
from: the Common Stone (topic)

Martin Simpson - The Coo Coo Bird
from: Righteousness and Humidity (Topic)

THe Watersons - The Holly Bears a Berry
from: The Season Round (Topic)

Kate Rusby - The Good Man
from: Underneath The Stars (Pure)

Nigel Eaton & Andy Cutting - The Rant (Deluge Mix)
from: Panic at the Cafe (Beautiful Jo)

Tigermoth - Seven Stars
from: mothballs plus (Weekend Beatnik)

Jacqui McShee's Pentangle - She Moves Through The Fair
from: At the Little Theatre (Park)

James Conder - Hard Days for Dreamers (Chris's brother!!)

John Kirkpatrick - The Duck Race
from: The Duck Race (Fledg'ling)


Chris's Random Noises:

Smadj presents Yaacov with Rokia Traore - Fatwords
The Charlatans - Shotgun
Eva Abraham - Speak Out
Michael McGoldrick - Fisher Street
Roots Manuva - Witness (1 Hope)
Joanna MacGregor - Dance It
Pete MacGregor - Sunflowers For Me
The Concretes - Warm Night
Fotheringay - The Ballad of Ned Kelly
Nic Armstrong - If We Can't Escape, My Pretty
Mr. David Viner - When the Sun Rises
Earth, Wind and Fire - Dirty
Leonard Cohen - Who By Fire

So that's it until next year, when we hope you'll join us again. It's been excellent!!!


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 10:57 AM

Indeed it has been fun! Come check out our message baords at www.coolasfolk.co.uk!

Murk


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Subject: RE: Brand new folk show on the radio
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 26 Mar 05 - 08:58 PM

Seeing as this one is a bit outdated now and generally huge, I've made a new thread with all the up-to-date details at:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=79652

Chris


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