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Decent Streaming Folk Music?

Greg B 21 Nov 11 - 02:13 PM
Richard Bridge 21 Nov 11 - 03:23 PM
Phil Cooper 21 Nov 11 - 04:00 PM
jeffp 21 Nov 11 - 04:09 PM
Greg B 21 Nov 11 - 04:15 PM
Waddon Pete 21 Nov 11 - 04:19 PM
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Cool Beans 21 Nov 11 - 04:29 PM
GUEST,999 21 Nov 11 - 04:41 PM
Victor Mourning 21 Nov 11 - 04:55 PM
Phil Cooper 21 Nov 11 - 08:37 PM
Elmore 22 Nov 11 - 08:31 AM
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Subject: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: Greg B
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 02:13 PM

Do any of the many streaming music services have one or more folk music channels that don't suck? Like don't suffer from a painfully small catalog where decidedly un-folk stuff gets thrown into the "folk" genre?


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 03:23 PM

Seconded


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 04:00 PM

Not that I've heard. Some folk is snuck in, but the rest would be what I call adult acoustic contemporary. Or folk/pop, to be kind.


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: jeffp
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 04:09 PM

Pandora has several folk channels, including traditional folk. I haven't listened to them, but they might be worth checking out. They're under genre stations. You can also create "stations" by entering the name of an artist and they will play other artists that are similar. And it's free if you don't mind the occasional commercial.


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: Greg B
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 04:15 PM

I listened to the Pandora stuff a while ago. That's what I was referring to when using the term "suck."


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 04:19 PM

What you need to do is to tap into the many folk music radio shows that play around the world. Good ones are easy to find. Start with 3 hours of WFDU Traditions, move on to 2 hours of Genevieve Tudor on the BBC. Follow up with any number of other stations not forgetting the excellent radio Kidnappers in New Zealand.


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: jeffp
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 04:19 PM

Sorry. I won't bother with the folk channel.


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 04:29 PM

There's a good chance you'll like Folk Alley.

http://www.folkalley.com/


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 04:41 PM

I've been turned off folk music since coming to Mudcat because it is so seldom mentioned without the side-slip to get cheap shots in at song writers or other acoustic players of music, often by people who just aren't very good themselves.

That said, try the following link:

http://www.live365.com/index.live


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: Victor Mourning
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 04:55 PM

The trick to Pandora is to create your own station based on artists you like and then spend the time 'training' it by giving thumbs down to the songs it picks that you don't like, and thumbs up to the once that fit your idea of what your station should sound like. It takes time but it can work well. Barring that just create your own monster folk playlist on Spotify and set it to shuffle.


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 08:37 PM

I would agree with checking out Live 365, as mentioned by Bruce above. I have a foot both in the trad camp and in the newer one. I think there's room for everyone. However, it seems that folk alley will only play traditional songs if backed by electric guitars and a drum section and the newer "folk" doesn't fit what I think of as newer folk. That's my problem, I know. My friend, Joel Mabus, once described what he did as "music generally recognized as folk." And he does both ends of the spectrum, I like that but it's unwieldy.


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: Elmore
Date: 22 Nov 11 - 08:31 AM

Slightly off topic, but try Concert Window.


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: GUEST,Baz Bowdidge
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 07:36 AM

Whatever 'decent' is, has to be subjective doesn't it?
www.mixcloud.com search tags are numerous but have variety.
One example: http://www.mixcloud.com/folkradiouk/
It is easy to subscribe to upload your own prefered musical tastes.
My own mixcloud profile is 'Hal E.Barry' (no folk as yet).


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 01:46 PM

http://tela.sugarmegs.org/

Plenty of streaming folk here!


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 11 - 01:33 PM

Spotify seems to have a whole lot, including a whole lot that's "obscure" in the mainstream world. They have the Folkways catalog, they have the Dick Holdstock "Out West" Sea Chanties album, most of the John Kirkpatrick and Ashley Hutchings catalog, etc., etc. It was fun to see just how many variants of "Silver Spear" they have.


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Dec 11 - 05:04 PM

some programs which stream folk and/or which allow recording

direct link to RadioSure

There are many pre-set stations to browse on these programs.... always something new & interesting.


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: treewind
Date: 04 Dec 11 - 03:47 AM

try The Music Well, UK based and exclusively about folk music. (formerly Radio Britfolk)


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: BK Lick
Date: 04 Dec 11 - 10:09 PM

My favorite is Back Porch Music:
"A unique mix of acoustic music homegrown for North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC.
Hear it online and on the radio Fri/Sat/Sun nights starting at 8 pm."
Playlists are posted so you may be able to tell at a glance if this is your cup of tea.


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Subject: RE: Decent Streaming Folk Music?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 11 - 11:22 PM

Try Grooveshark they got THOUSANDS


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