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BBC Radio This week 2022

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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 07 Aug 22 - 11:45 AM

A reminder that BBC Radio Oxford will be broadcasting from the Cropredy Festival from 6pm on August 13, when Fairport will be performing the Full House album with Richard Thompson and Dave Mattacks, and Chris Lesley playing Swarb's parts!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 06 Aug 22 - 07:44 AM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ys7p
BBC Radio Scotland 7pm - Take the Floor. 2 hours of spine tingling Scottish Dance music session!!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Aug 22 - 06:54 AM

A little more on Feeding the Nation! Dr. Roxana Barbulescu of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS), School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds (PI) and Professor Carlos Vargas-Silva of the Centre on Migration Policy and Society at the University of Oxford (Co-I) are leading the study. Their project examines the recruitment and experiences of seasonal agricultural migrant workers throughout harvest seasons 2020 and 2021, using 212 remote qualitative interviews and data analysis.

Pedler // Russell bring you new folk music inspired from oral history interviews, written to the sounds of industry. Danny Pedler and Greg Russell released their album Field and Dyke in 2019. Feed the Nation was launched at Sidmouth Folk Festival on Saturday 30 July.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Aug 22 - 06:33 AM

Apologies, Freddy. I thought it was on BBC Sounds!

But TV programmes remain uncommon. I don't think there would be many on their own thread!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Aug 22 - 05:01 AM

henryp 'BBC iPlayer'

Could you start a new thread for TV possibly please?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 04 Aug 22 - 04:17 AM

A new folk song created with the help of two doctors and a professor ???


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Aug 22 - 01:40 AM

BBC iPlayer Sounds Doolin Series 1: Episode 2 Duration 49 mins First shown 9pm 12 Jan 2019 Available until Sun 11:45pm

Doolin

A selection of some of the best Irish traditional music from the 2018 Doolin Folk Festival, presented by Ceitlin Smith. Among the performers are Muireann NicAmhlaoibh, Paul Brady and Lunasa.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Aug 22 - 01:07 AM

BBC Radio 4 Farming Today 05.45 4 August 2004

And we hear a new folk song that's been written to pay tribute to migrant seasonal workers. It was commissioned by researchers from the University of Leeds and Oxford who are running a project called 'Feeding the Nation' to track the experiences of workers throughout the 2020 and 2021 harvests.

Interview with singer Danny Pedler and Dr Bethany Robertson.

Pedler // Russell As we enter the summer months, the British public will enjoy punnets of fruit, picked on British farms, the name of the farm proudly displayed. The hands that plucked each individual fruit are not named.

Created in collaboration with researchers Dr Roxana Barbulescu, Prof Carlos Vargas Silva and Dr. Bethany Robertson in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds and COMPAS University of Oxford. This new track aims to raise awareness on the lived experiences of seasonal workers in the UK.

Feed The Nation


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 31 Jul 22 - 09:05 AM

BBC Radio 4 Black Roots Grammy-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens explores the history of African American roots music through the stories of forgotten black pioneers.

Sunday 31/07/22 2022 13.30-14.00 1/3 Frank Johnson, Joe Thompson and the fiddle in North Carolina.

In this episode, acclaimed musician Rhiannon Giddens returns to her home state of North Carolina to explore the lives of two black fiddlers - Joe Thompson and Frank Johnson. Johnson was one of the first black celebrities in the Southern states of the USA. Born into slavery, he bought freedom for himself and his family on the back of his profits as a musician. More than 2,000 people processed through Wilmington, North Carolina for his funeral in 1871. Though he died before the start of the recording industry, his music was passed down through generations of black fiddlers in the region. The last of these fiddlers was Joe Thompson, who taught Rhiannon countless songs.

Sunday 7 August 2022 13.30-14.00 2/3 Arnold Shultz, the banjo and bluegrass music in Kentucky.

Sunday 14 August 2022 13.30-14.00 3/3 DeFord Bailey, the harmonica and country music in Nashville


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 Jul 22 - 02:39 PM

BBC Radio 4 19.15 25/07/22 Front Row and then BBC Sounds

Singer and fiddle player Bella Hardy talks about her new album – her tenth – Love Songs, which sees this adventurous musician return to where she began, with the traditional songs she’s known all her life.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 Jul 22 - 02:39 PM

BBC Folk at Home The Essay
From her garage studio, Verity Sharp calls up musicians who are rooted in traditional music and asks them to sing something that's been resonating for them during lockdown.

At Home with Greg Russell Episode 1 of 20
Verity Sharp hosts a series of conversations and solo performances recorded at home by UK folk musicians. For this episode, it’s the turn of Sheffield-based musician Greg Russell. RADIO 3
Broadcast Mon 11 May 2020

At Home with Rachel Unthank Episode 2 of 20
Verity Sharp hosts a series of conversations and solo performances recorded at home by UK musicians. For this episode, it’s the turn of Northumberland-based singer Rachel Unthank.
Broadcast Tue 12 May 2020 Repeated on Friday 29 July 22:30 BBC RADIO 3

Episodes 1-20 now available on BBC Sounds.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 22 Jul 22 - 02:42 PM

BBC Radio 4 22/07/2922 7.15pm-8.00pm Add To Playlist Then on BBC Sound.

Saxophonist Camilla George and guitarist Sean Shibe take us on a global journey and beyond as they help choose the next five tracks for the playlist. Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye also explore the finer details with guests John Dillon, Cathy Jordan and David Owen Norris. Presenters Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye Producer Jerome Weatherald.

The five tracks in this week's playlist:
Beauty in the River by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
The Green Gowned Lass by Dervish
Taximen by Amadou Balaké
Scarborough Fair by Incantation
Jupiter from The Planets by Gustav Holst

Other music in this episode:
Spacer by Sheila
Abasi Isang by Camilla George
Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush
Scarborough Fair by Simon & Garfunkel
Scarborough Fair by Martin Carthy


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 07 Jul 22 - 03:45 PM

Steps of Freedom: The Story of Irish Dance

A major entertainment documentary that tells, for the first time, the extraordinary story of how Irish dance developed over centuries, from a traditional dance of the Irish people, to become the global phenomenon it is today, attracting millions of viewers and dancers throughout the world. The documentary features stunning original performances by some of the greatest practitioners of Irish dance of the present day and a wealth of archive materials including films, photographs and witness accounts revealing the history of Irish dance and its evolution. There is a strong American current running throughout the story as we show how the Irish diaspora played a pivotal part in shaping the form, particularly during the last century. Gene Kelly was among those in the Irish diaspora whose style, though strongly American, also drew heavily on his Irish roots.

In the worst and best of times, the Irish danced. And as it grew and changed, the Irish dance form was shaped by political and social forces, and by interactions with cultures from across Europe, Africa and America. Irish dance carries with it echoes of many other cultures with which the people of Ireland have interacted. Steps of Freedom features some of the form’s finest dancers, including Jean Butler, Donnie Golden, Edwina Guckian, Jonathan Kelleher, Stephanie Keane, Morgan Bullock, Siobhan Manson, Garreth Coleman, Noel Spillane, Ty Knowlin, William Jackson and Cuthbert Artura. Key musicians who appear in the film include Cormac Begley, Rhiannan Giddens, Liam O Maonlaí, Ronán Ó Sonadaigh, Steve Cooney and Colm Mac Con Iomaire.

Duration 59 mins First shown 13 Mar 2022 Available for over a year on BBC iplayer


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 07 Jul 22 - 08:33 AM

Edinburgh Festival BBC Take the Floor Wednesday 10 August 2022 18:00 Doors open 17:30 Running time 2 hours St James Quarter, 30 St James Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3AY

Presenter Gary Innes is delighted to welcome you along to a special festival recording of the traditional music show which will feature two Scottish dance bands, providing the perfect ceilidh atmosphere. Wear sensible shoes as dancing is back!

BBC Shows, Tours and Take Part Tickets will be distributed via random draw. You can apply at any time until 11.55pm on Monday 25 July. Tickets are limited to two per recording and you can receive tickets for a maximum of five BBC events at this year's festival. You can follow us for latest updates and news on Twitter and Instagram.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Jul 22 - 11:32 AM

Folk Show Wednesday 9pm BBC Radio 2

29 June 25 days to listen Mark plays new music by Siobhan Miller, Adam Holmes and Bella Hardy. We also hear new collaborations by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Gigspanner Big Band with 'The Salt Path' author, Raynor Winn.

6 July Upcoming trio The Magpies play live and talk about creating their Magpies Festival, now in its second year. The York-based group are Bella Gaffney on guitar, Kate Griffin on banjo, and Holly Brandon on fiddle.

13 July

20 July

27 July 8pm Commonwealth of Folk Mark Radcliffe celebrates roots music from around the Commonwealth, ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. In a two-hour special, Mark plays music that connects the UK with Canada, India, Pakistan and Jamaica. His guests include Australian duo, The Weeping Willows.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Jul 22 - 03:03 AM

No link to BBC, I'm afraid. I've posted it here as an addition to RVW 150 celebrations.

THe Broomdasher website has a list of performances completed and arranged with more to come, I hope.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 30 Jun 22 - 05:59 PM

henryp, is there a BBC radio link for From Pub to Pulpit please?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 30 Jun 22 - 02:25 PM

From Pub to Pulpit; Ralph Vaughan Williams 150th Anniversary Concert Tour. From Pub to Pulpit is a celebration of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 150th anniversary, and includes music from Broomdasher, Coracle and the Cathedral’s own choristers. An acapella folk group, a classically trained instrumental trio, twenty cathedral organists and choirs, community choirs and concert audiences will turn folk songs into hymns in a flagship nationwide tour.

It ends at the July 2023 Gloucester Cathedral Three Choirs Festival. Other venues this year include Chester, Derby, Newcastle, Exeter, Lincoln, Wells, Carlisle, Broadstairs and Ledbury, with 10 more in 2023. Fri 30 September Derby Cathedral and Derby Folk Festival Location: Derby Cathedral Tickets: £12 - £5

Every performance will be different, as the host organist will add their own influence and there will also be pre-show workshops for the local communities to practice singing. The musical arrangements, scores and tour brochure are also being posted free online, so that anyone, anywhere, can adapt them. For more information, visit broomdasher.com or coracleband.co.uk

From Pub to Pulpit is an imaginative and rousing concert tour that brings to life the musical journey of folk sings Vaughan Williams collected before “borrowing” the tunes for hymn arrangements in The English Hymnal he edited in 1906. This event is also the only project that crosses the boundaries of Vaughan Williams's work, bringing several genres together in a popular and accessible way, so is definitely not one to be missed!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Rain Dog
Date: 22 Jun 22 - 01:59 PM

On BBC Radio 4 Extra. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015

The true story of Abner Jay

Laura Barton pieces together the true story of Abner Jay, a most unusual musical talent.

Abner Jay was an itinerant musician – a modern-day minstrel. He was a one-man band, a songster, a storehouse of history and an off-colour raconteur; he was a direct line to a different era.

He said that his instruments were centuries old, passed down through his family. That his father and grandfather had been slaves. He claimed to have fathered 16 children, that daily doses of water from the Suwannee River kept him young and that he was 25 years younger than you think.

But you never know what to believe with Abner Jay.

What is certainly true is that he travelled the Southern states of the US with a converted mobile home which he opened out into a makeshift stage. And he was possibly the last performer of the 'bones' – a musical tradition that involved playing rhythms on cow and chicken bones dried in the sun.

The writer Laura Barton talks to those who knew him and those who love his music in an effort to dig beneath the myth and misdirection and reveal the true story of Abner Jay.

Featuring:

Sherry Sherrod Dupree
William Ferris
Jay Martin
Jack Teague
Brandie Watson


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 21 Jun 22 - 12:18 AM

BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Stick in the Wheel and Sarah Angliss
Released On: 27 May 2022 Available for 5 days

Verity Sharp shares our latest collaboration session, recorded live in the studio, between east London duo Stick in the Wheel and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Angliss. Together, the three musicians respond to the work of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams as part of BBC Radio 3’s celebrations marking 150 years since his birth. Drawing from the composer’s A London Symphony as a starting point, their collaboration explores a joint interest in urban folklore and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s connection to the capital where the three artists all live and work.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 20 Jun 22 - 06:49 PM

BBC Radio 3 Northern Drift

Monday 4 July 21.30 Elizabeth Alker presents another edition of our north-facing late-night show recorded before an audience at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club. Tonight's guests are Liverpudlian poet Mark Pajak and Leeds folk singer/composer Iona Lane.

Monday 11 July 21.30 Music and writing from the Hebden Bridge Trades Club in the heart of Calderdale. Today's artists are Northumberland poet Katrina Porteous and Leeds folk singer Iona Lane.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 20 Jun 22 - 02:50 PM

BBC Radio 3 In Tune Released On: 07 Jun 2022 Available 0n BBC Sounds for 16 days

Katie Derham is joined by Yorkshire folk duo Bryony Griffith and Alice Jones, playing live in the studio. She also meets soprano Sophie Bevan and countertenor Raffaele Pe, both currently starring in Handel's opera Tamerlano at The Grange Festival in Hampshire.

1 Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones My Johnny was a Shoemaker
5 Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones The Girl who was Poorly Clad
6 Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones Willy went to Westerdale


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 20 Jun 22 - 02:38 PM

BBC Radio 3 In Tune Released On: 20 Jun 2022 Available on BBC Sounds for 29 days

Folk-singing doyenne Kate Rusby joins presenter Sean Rafferty to perform live in the studio, and we're joined by medieval folk band Joglaresa ahead of their concert at the Brighton Early Music Festival.

Soprano Rachel Nicholls and director Carmen Jakobi speak with Sean, too, about a new production of Korngold's Die Tote Stadt at Longborough Festival Opera.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 06:20 PM

Had to google that, Manitas - I didn't get into folk music until bumping into the 35th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering in 2002.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 06:12 PM

Something like Folkweave,perhaps?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 04:12 PM

Do you think there are enough good English tunes and musicians for a weekly programme, Manitas?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 03:43 PM

We had one about Morris dancing just a few years ago. My sword dance team were featured. In fact the BBC seem to have had quite a few programmes about Morris dancing in recent years.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 03:17 PM

Very good - now what we need in England is something like "Get your clogs on", with English clog-dancing tunes, etc.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 02:08 PM

Gary Innes now - was Robbie Shepherd last time I listened to Take the Floor.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 11:51 AM

A week or two ago, they had highlights from a past World Pipe Band Championships on BBC Alba - and I noted in my calendar 12/8/2022 for the next one, on Glasgow Green.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 11:33 AM

Thanks - I still have BBC R Scot on my Sky favourites but, of course, could not have the athletics on as well that way.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 07:21 AM

And of course Pipeline follows Take the Floor !


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 07:12 AM

Radio only if you are in Scotland, otherwise internet:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0018fvs

or VLC - http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_scotland_fm.m3u8


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 06:05 AM

Thanks Bonzo - I'd forgotten about "Take the Floor" but used to tune-in quite often about a decade ago...could have that Diamond League leg on the tele & TTF on a radio..?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 05:01 AM

That's if you are not watching queen of the high jumpers Yaroslava Mahuchikh in the Paris Diamond League meeting!!!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 04:33 AM

Susan MacFadyen Scottish Dance Band session on BBC Radio Scotland "Take the Floor" - 7pm tonight. Task Scheduler is set to record it as ever, I have 200+ sessions from that great programme!!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Stanron
Date: 12 Jun 22 - 06:52 AM

Oops, should that be Flook?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Stanron
Date: 12 Jun 22 - 06:28 AM

I turned on Radio 3 this morning and almost the first thing I heard was Fluke playing Wrong Foot Forward. There's been no Folk Music since then but what a nice start to the day.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Rain Dog
Date: 05 Jun 22 - 06:48 AM

Originally broadcast in March this year and repeated last night on BBC Radio 4

Past Forward - A century of Sound


Greg Jenner hears a recording of the song Lord Rendall (sometimes known as Lord Randall) by Somerset folk singer Louie Hooper.

The recording was made in 1942 by the pioneering radio producer Douglas Cleverdon.

With his guests, the playwright Nell Leyshon and Tom Gray from the band Gomez, Greg explores the idea of musical ownership and how musicians are remunerated today.

Marking the centenary of the BBC, Past Forward uses a random date generator to alight somewhere in the BBC's vast archive over the past 100 years. Greg Jenner hears an archive clip for the first time at the top of the programme, and uses it as a starting point in a journey towards the present day. The archive captures a century of British life in a unique way - a history of ordinary people’s lives, as well as news of the great events. Greg uncovers connections through people, places and ideas that link the archive fragment to Britain in 2022, pulling in help from experts and those who remember the time, and looking at how far we've come since then.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 31 May 22 - 03:29 PM

BBC Radio Scotland Orkney Folk Festival

Orkney Folk Festival

Special live from the Festival Club in Stromness, featuring some of the musicians taking part and of course Orkney's local talent.

26/05/2022 24 days left to listen
27/05/2022 25 days left to listen


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 31 May 22 - 09:00 AM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe Wednesday 9:00pm

Tomorrow 1 June Acoustic escapes to Woodstock, Trinidad and Killiecrankie

8 June Judy Collins looks forward and back American folk legend Judy Collins talk about her life in music and her new album, Spellbound.
After more than 60 years of performing, Spellbound is Judy's first full set of self-penned songs.

15 June Wild Folk Mark presents a special episode filled with music inspired by British wildlife.

22 June The best in folk and acoustic music from Britain and beyond.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 31 May 22 - 07:53 AM

Last week on the BBC's "Folk" Show, Martin Freeman (filling in) made Mark Radcliffe look almost as traditional as Sam Larner - as if there isn't enough Americanisation on our airwaves! In my book, Mike Harding didn't present enough trad music but he was better than those two.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 May 22 - 09:05 AM

BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Petroc Trelawny follows the Great Glen (Monday 6 June – Friday 10 June)

Monday 6 June; From the foreshore at Cromarty. There’s traditional folk music played by Highland-based, internationally-acclaimed Celtic harpist Isbel Pendlebury on the clarsach - the country’s oldest national instrument.

Tuesday 7 June; From the north-east shore of Loch Ness at Dores. Live music is provided by Duncan Chisholm, one of Scotland's most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers; piper and whistle player Ross Ainslie, three times nominated for Musician of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; and Glasgow multi-instrumentalist Innes Watson.

Wednesday 8 June; From the Caledonian Canal staircase at Fort Augustus.

Thursday 9 June; From the harbour side at Oban. With performances from the Oban Gaelic choir, one of the oldest competition choirs in the Gaelic-speaking world.

Friday 10 June; At the further point west on the Isle of Mull. Live music is provided by local musicians fiddle player singer and composer Hannah Fisher and guitarist Sorren Maclean, who have built busy careers as solo artists and collaborators.

WOMAD: BBC Radio 3 celebrates WOMAD at 40 with a weekend of special broadcasts, including performances by some of the headline acts, introduced by Lopa Kothari (Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 July). Details will be announced in due course.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 May 22 - 08:04 AM

Holst and Vaughan Williams: Making Music English BBC iplayer 27 days left to watch

Historian Amanda Vickery and broadcaster Tom Service unearth the fascinating story of the life-long friendship between composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst, whose music gave birth to the 'English sound' in the first half of the 20th century. They retrace the walking trips the two composers took together across the country to discover how influences ranging from the Renaissance masters to folk music imbued their music with the 'Englishness' we recognise today. Illustrating the story, the BBC Concert Orchestra perform excerpts of both composers' music.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: The Sandman
Date: 24 May 22 - 12:44 PM

thanks, interesting


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Rain Dog
Date: 24 May 22 - 07:24 AM

On BBC Radio 4 this morning and now available to listen to

Black Roots - Episode 1


Episode One – Frank Johnson, Joe Thompson and the fiddle in North Carolina.

Black Roots

String bands, hoedowns, square dances, old-time fiddle and banjo styles, these sounds were a dominant strand in African American roots music from the 17th century onwards. Despite this, many people think that such music comes solely from dungaree-wearing, white rural folk. Country might appear to be the whitest of all music genres, but it has some surprising roots.

How have these black roots been whitewashed from the history of American folk and country music? How have folk and country been positioned as white genres? What does black Americana sound like today?

In this episode, acclaimed musician Rhiannon Giddens returns to her home state of North Carolina to explore the lives of two black fiddlers - Joe Thompson and Frank Johnson. Johnson was one of the first black celebrities in the Southern states of the USA. Born into slavery, he bought freedom for himself and his family on the back of his profits as a musician. More than 2,000 people processed through Wilmington, North Carolina for his funeral in 1871. Though he died before the start of the recording industry, his music was passed down through generations of black fiddlers in the region. The last of these fiddlers was Joe Thompson, who taught Rhiannon countless songs.

Featuring Iris Thompson Chapman, Phil Jamison, John Jeremiah Sullivan and Dr. Lewin Manly.

Presented by Rhiannon Giddens
Produced by Tom Woolfenden


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 May 22 - 03:41 PM

BBC Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe Episodes available;

Acoustic music with guest Paul Brady 8 days left to listen

Bringing in the May 15 days left to listen

Boo Hewerdine sings new songs 22 days left to listen

Acoustic sounds with guest Heidi Talbot 29 days left to listen

Martin Freeman sits in 25 May 2022

1 June 2022

8 June 2022

Music inspired by British wildlife 15 June 2022


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: Felipa
Date: 15 May 22 - 11:41 AM

Peggy Seeger was also interviewed on the Culture Café on Radio Ulster, along with her son Calum MacColl, on Sat. 14 May 2022. The programme starts at 18.05 BST (UTC+1); I think the Seeger and MacColl interview was at about 18.30 (I listened on radio).
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0017b5r


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 May 22 - 05:22 AM

The Captain's Apprentice: Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Story of a Folk Song by Caroline Davison will be published by Chatto & Windus in August 2022, the 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams's birth.   

I am enjoying Caroline Davison's blog on the first year of Vaughan Williams's listening journey into folk song - from the first song he collected in December 1903 (‘Bushes and Briars’) to the moment he heard ‘The Captain’s Apprentice’ in January 1905.

We have even been for lunch at the Olde Dog at Herongate/Little Burstead/East Horndon. The blog can be found here: Ralph Vaughan Williams's Journey into Folk substack


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 13 May 22 - 06:46 PM

I'm loving all this RVW. Trying to keep up with Composer of the Week (month!) whilst on holiday!


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