The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #136843   Message #3127694
Posted By: Kev Boyd
03-Apr-11 - 12:40 PM
Thread Name: Folkweave radio show from the bbc
Subject: RE: Folkweave radio show from the bbc
CJB wrote:
"There were two other BBC discs on offer but I got beaten to it!! ... One featured June Tabor, the other Martin Carthy - live."

Sorry CJB, but I fear I was the one who beat you to the Carthy disc. I'm planning to digitise the contents shortly - although I don't currently have the right set up - so please contact me via my Carthy site and I'll happily forward you a copy once I get round to it. Can't help you with the June Taber I'm afraid.

There are also a number of other "Folkweave" programmes from 1977 and '78 available to download here

I've only listened to a couple of them so far so I can't give a detailed breakdown of the contents but the 12/1/78 programme has a nice Roy Bailey set.

CJB also wrote:
"Apparently the compere on this is one Toni Arthur. This is interesting because we were not aware that the programme went out overseas"

I have a theory about this - well, more of a hunch really! The Capstick-presented programmes were presented as "coming to you from Manchester" but the BBC Transcription discs say "Hello from the BBC in London..." (according to the transcript sheet that is included with the album). In suspect these discs were effectively "edited highlights" of the full programmes put together specifically for an overseas audience. And maybe Toni Arthur's dulcet tones were considered more appropriate for that audience that Capstick's South Yorkshire drawl.

I suspect Ralphie will be able to shed more light on this.