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Mike Harding (UK) Folk Show

GUEST,CJB 05 Aug 14 - 06:57 AM
Dave Hanson 05 Aug 14 - 08:10 AM
GUEST 06 Aug 14 - 04:39 AM
GUEST,matt milton 06 Aug 14 - 06:19 AM
Dave Hanson 06 Aug 14 - 07:19 AM
GUEST,Ed 06 Aug 14 - 07:36 AM
Dave Hanson 06 Aug 14 - 10:30 AM
GUEST,Dave Royal 06 Aug 14 - 12:32 PM
GUEST,CJB 06 Aug 14 - 07:55 PM
Reinhard 24 Aug 14 - 01:29 PM
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Subject: Mike Harding (UK) Folk Show
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 05 Aug 14 - 06:57 AM

Free weekly podcast at:

http://www.mikehardingfolkshow.com/about-the-show/

Spread the word and enjoy!!


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Subject: RE: Mike Harding (UK) Folk Show
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 05 Aug 14 - 08:10 AM

It's the best folk music programme being broadcast at the moment, albeit in the internet.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Mike Harding (UK) Folk Show
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Aug 14 - 04:39 AM

In my opinion, a much better show than he ever put out when he was doing the BBC Wednesday evening slot (which still gets me to switch off). MH's show is now a regular for me - and he has all his songs/artists on a play list so it's easy to track things down. Well done to Mike!


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Subject: RE: Mike Harding (UK) Folk Show
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 06 Aug 14 - 06:19 AM

Yes, it's much better than when he was on the BBC.

Although, paradoxically perhaps, I do prefer Mark Radcliffe's BBC show to his.

Personally, I think the best folk UK folk show is BBC Merseyside's Folkscene. They have Emily Portman presenting it once a fortnight, and the music she plays is closest to my taste (she keeps the middle-of-the-road fluff to a minimum and plays people like Mary Hampton and Alasdair Roberts and Cath & Phil Tyler). When Portman's not presenting, they have Stan Ambrose, who presents 'at at distance',as it were, generally inviting guests to share their musical experiences.


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Subject: RE: Mike Harding (UK) Folk Show
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 Aug 14 - 07:19 AM

This shows what Mike can do without the BBC telling him what to play.

Top show IMHO

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Mike Harding (UK) Folk Show
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 06 Aug 14 - 07:36 AM

Dave, do you have any evidence that the BBC told Mike what to play?

I know, having spoken to him, that Bob Harris working for the same production company (Smooth Operations) has carte blanche in choosing what songs he plays.

Not sure why it should have been different for Mike Harding. Besides, looking at his recent playlists, I can't see too much difference to the type of fare that he used to play on Radio 2.


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Subject: RE: Mike Harding (UK) Folk Show
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 Aug 14 - 10:30 AM

Ed, Mikes programme on BBC Radio 2 had to cover everything from folk, blues, jazz, country & western, pop, bluegrass, rock and roll and everything in between, whereas Bob Harris only played country, jazz programmes only play jazz and classical music gets it's own feckin channel ffs. NONE of them played any folk music.

I've never heard an explanation for this, on his internet show Mike plays 99% folk music, because it's up to HIM, and 100% of it is good stuff.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Mike Harding (UK) Folk Show
From: GUEST,Dave Royal
Date: 06 Aug 14 - 12:32 PM

Thanks for drawing my attention to this. I listened to a couple from the archive and it is more to my taste than his R2 programme was.

While listening I wrote a bookmarklet to play it without Flash on my Android: if anybody wants it it's here:
https://gist.github.com/revad/a232062e90fa05784786
Works on iPad too.

+1 on Merseyside's Folkscene. I like the variety of presenters. Mike's R2 programme used to have guest presenters - I remember John Kirkpatrick doing a couple - and it was a pleasant change. Change of vocabulary, too ;)


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Subject: RE: Mike Harding (UK) Folk Show
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 06 Aug 14 - 07:55 PM

Here's another link that might be of interest:

http://andywalmsley.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/thats-all-folk.html

CJB


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Subject: RE: Mike Harding (UK) Folk Show
From: Reinhard
Date: 24 Aug 14 - 01:29 PM

I'm sad to hear that Emily Portman is leaving Folkscene. She announced in today's programme that the next one in two weeks will be her last. Mike Brocken is going to take over after her.


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