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Subject: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 Dec 22 - 03:05 PM

21:00 Wednesday 04 January 2023 BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe Magpie Arc

Anglo-Scottish folk-rock supergroup The Magpie Arc play live. The band features renowned singers and musicians Nancy Kerr, Martin Simpson, Findlay Napier, Alex Hunter and Tom A. Wright.
Their debut album, 'Glamour in the Grey', was released at the end of 2022. They have gigs in Gateshead and Cambridge in February.

21st Century Folk; Folk singers have always sung the stories of real people in these islands. 21st Century Folk pairs five Radio 2 listeners with talented songwriters and musicians:
Thea, Sean, Martyn Joseph, Chris Difford with Kathryn Williams, and Angeline Morrison with The Unthanks.

21:00 Wednesday 11 January 2023 BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe Thea Gilmore and Sean Cooney

Thea joins Mark in the studio to perform her song from 21st Century Folk. Her latest full-length album, 'The Emancipation of Eva Gray', was released in 2021
in parallel with ‘Afterlight’, a new album and distinct new stage name. Thea’s latest EP, 'Was', came out in October 2022.

Sean, from Stockton-on-Tees, co-founded The Young’uns with David Eagle and Michael Hughes. The Young'uns' new album, 'Tiny Notes', is due in March 2023.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 Dec 22 - 03:16 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/category/music-folk?sort=popular
BBC Sounds Folk Programmes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/genres/music/folk/player
BBC Folk Programmes


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 15 Dec 22 - 03:31 PM

Bryony Griffith and Alice Jones have just been singing songs from their latest album on Radio 3, about 6.30.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 Dec 22 - 03:52 PM

BBC Radio 3 In Tune 15 December 2022 Hanna Hipp, Isobel Waller-Bridge, Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones
BBC Sounds In Tune 29 days left to listen

Sean Rafferty is joined by mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp, who performs live in the studio ahead of her concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra. Isobel Waller-Bridge gives us a sneak preview of her soundtrack to the adaptation of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, which broadcasts on BBC1 on Christmas Eve.

Plus folk duo Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones perform their new single - traditional Yorkshire Christmas song 'Early Pearly' - in the studio.

Tracklist
1 John Foster While shepherds watched their flocks by night
10 Trad. The Grey Goose and Gander
14 Trad. Early Pearly
17 Trad. The Christmas Goose


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 15 Dec 22 - 07:56 PM

Another page listing
BBC Radio Available for over a year

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=171922


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 18 Dec 22 - 01:25 AM

23 December 2023 23:00 BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

In this special festive edition of Late Junction, we hand over the musical reins to comedian and long-time listener Tom Allen. When not busy with comedy panel shows, hosting The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice or on tour with his award-winning standup, Tom is a keen appreciator of the weird and wonderful in music, and shares some of his sonic favourites with us alongside stories and cheer.

Drawn to things that are melancholic, maudlin or camp, he’s a big fan of renaissance choral music, sea shanties, traditional folk songs, and a new genre he’s coined ‘Medieval Emo’. A Late Junction listener from his early teenage years, he shares some tracks he discovered via the show, as well as other songs close to his heart from the likes of Thomas Tallis, Sufjan Stevens and Kate Bush.

Plus there’s an exclusive mixtape from the legendary jazz collective The Sun Ra Arkestra.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Dec 22 - 12:09 PM

Friday 30 December 8.30pm BBC Radio 4 Extra Soul Music Auld Lang Syne
Available now on demand on BBC Sounds

Soul Music hears the stories behind the song, how it went from being a reflective melancholic Scottish air about the parting of the ways, to the jaunty tune we know today.

Monday 2nd January 16.00 BBC Radio 4 Soul Music The Parting Glass
Available now on demand on BBC Sounds

The Parting Glass has become synonymous with leaving. It was written in Scotland and has criss-crossed the Irish Sea becoming a popular song among Celtic peoples around the world. Song versions: Karine Polwart, Hozier, Finbar Furey, The High Kings, The MacDonalds.

181 episodes of Soul Music available on BBC Sounds.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 Dec 22 - 12:46 PM

Broadcast Friday 23 December 2022 10.00 BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour
Available on BBC Sounds for over a year. At 53 minutes.

The fiddler and folk singer Bryony Griffith and singer, instrumentalist and percussive step dancer, Alice Jones joined forces and earlier this year they released an album of Yorkshire songs and folklore: “A year too late and a month too soon”. They join Krupa Padhy live in the studio to discuss the tradition and to perform a Yorkshire Christmas song, Early Pearly, again!

Their version comes from the record Trans Pennine by Dave Hillery and Harry Boardman (Haley Paley) and a recording of Margaret Gardham - yes, Steve Gardham's Mum - on the Yorkshire Garland website. Sadly, their song is abruptly truncated after the introduction!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 Dec 22 - 06:34 PM

Music Planet BBC Radio 3 16:00 31 December 2022

At home with the Carthys; The first family of English folk
Kathryn Tickell visits Martin and Eliza Carthy at home in Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire. There will be live music-making, some classic tracks from the Waterson-Carthy family heritage, and a look back on the life of Norma Waterson, who died earlier this year.

Music Planet BBC Radio 3 16:00 7 January 2022

Lopa Kothari introduces a session form Karnatic singer Sushma Soma, plus a round-up of the latest new releases from across the world.

Music Planet BBC Radio 3 16:00 14 January 2022

Lopa Kothari is joined by singers Psoy Korolenko and Alice Zadwadzki for a session of Yiddish songs that were all at one time confiscated by the KGB, plus this week's classic artist is Kenyan guitarist George Mukabi and we've a handful of the best new releases from around the globe.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 29 Dec 22 - 08:12 AM

BBC Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

Wednesday 4 January 9pm
Anglo-Scottish folk-rock supergroup The Magpie Arc; Nancy Kerr, Martin Simpson, Findlay Napier, Alex Hunter and Tom A. Wright.

Wednesday 11 January 9pm
21st Century Folk with Thea Gilmore and Sean Cooney


Sunday 15 January 20:00 BBC Radio 2 21st Century Folk
Singers write brand new songs about real people from the North East of England.

20:00 1/5 Andrea: Food and Friendship in Sunderland
Andrea Bell runs a soup kitchen and food bank in Sunderland. Martyn Joseph writes a song inspired by Andrea and her fellow volunteers.

20:25 2/5 Delyth: Gifts of Hope in Blyth
After Delyth Raffell lost her teenage daughter, Ellen, she founded a charity that supports disabled children. Singer Thea Gilmore writes a new song inspired by the family.

20:50 3/5 Ifti: Care, Community and Football in Middlesbrough
Sean Cooney and Teesside band The Young’uns write a song about Doctor Iftikhar Lone, his dedication to his patients, his love of Middlesbrough FC, and his battle with Covid.

21:15 4/5 Michael: Life On Wearside Docks
Michael Dodds is a fifth-generation foyboatman on Wearside. Squeeze’s Chris Difford and singer Kathryn Williams write a song about Michael’s life and work.

21:40 5/5 Katie: Parties with a Difference in Northumberland
Katie Toner runs accessible parties and sleepovers for neurodivergent children. Angeline Morrison and The Unthanks tell Katie’s story through music.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 29 Dec 22 - 08:29 AM

BBC Sounds Radio Scotland; Take the Floor

Sat 17 Dec 2022 Compilation Programme 18 days left to listen

Christmas Day Festive Special 26 days left to listen

31 December 2022 20:00 Hogmanay Ceilidh

07 January 2023 19:00 Iain MacPhail Dance Band
From October 2022. Special guest is Barbara Dickson.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 30 Dec 22 - 03:05 PM

31 December 2022 Music Planet 16:00 BBC Radio 3 At home with the Carthys; The first family of English folk

Kathryn Tickell visits Martin and Eliza Carthy at home in Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire. There will be live music-making, some classic tracks from the Waterson-Carthy family heritage, and a look back on the life of Norma Waterson, who died earlier this year.

A new series of This Cultural Life starts this week on BBC Radio 4, Saturdays at 19.15. Eliza Carthy is expected to be among John Wilson's guests.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Jan 23 - 04:38 AM

250 years of 'Amazing Grace'. The hymn was written for a New Year service in 1773.

01 January 2023 BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship BBC Sounds Available for 29 days. Featuring a broad variety of arrangements of the famous hymn and reflections from those who’ve performed or adapted it, including Bob Chilcott, Karen Gibson, John Rutter and Will Todd.

Also 08 January 2023 13:15 BBC1 S0ngs of Praise On 1 January 1773, John Newton’s now famous words were first performed in the parish church where he was curate. 250 years on, Claire visits that same church to discover the remarkable story behind the hymn, the extraordinary life of its composer and the reasons for the composition’s enduring power. In Olney, Claire meets local experts who reflect on the life of John Newton, from his early years of debauchery as a sailor and then as a slave trader to his later life as a dedicated clergy man, hymn writer and abolitionist. Claire hears how a moment of epiphany at sea sparked a deep Christian faith that helped him to realise the full horror of his actions and compelled him to spend the rest of his life serving others and striving to abolish the evil of slavery.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Jan 23 - 05:21 AM

Amazing Grace. The Museum of the Bible suggests that the hymn was first sung at the Manor Of Olney rather than the Parish Church. "It was January 1, 1773. John Newton led his congregation down the road from the parish church in Olney, England, to Lord Dartmouth’s Great Hall to sing “new” music not traditionally allowed by the Anglican Church."

The Lordship of Olney; Lord Dartmouth’s great interest in the Evangelical Revival earned him the name of the Psalm Singer, and though Colonial Secretary in 1772–5 and Lord Privy Seal in 1775–82 he found opportunity for interest in the schemes of Newton and for correspondence with the leading members of the seriously-minded society of his day.

The Museum of the Bible; January 1, 2023, is the 250th anniversary of the first time “Amazing Grace” was ever sung. In celebration, Museum of the Bible has launched an online exhibit today. Enjoy a timeline of some of the most pivotal moments in the song’s life and see how each verse of the song corresponds to a part of Newton’s New Year’s Day sermon. Guests can also listen to different historical adaptations of the song through our jukebox feature, experiencing the many verses and tunes that have been part of the hymn.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Jan 23 - 06:23 AM

05 January 2023 15:00 BBC Radio 4 Open Country Folk on the Hills. Then on BBC Sounds for a month.

Folk musician Johnny Campbell is recording an album of songs from the summits and industrial hotspots of northern England. Jez Lowe joins him at Kinder Scout in Derbyshire to celebrate ninety years since the ‘Right to Roam’ movement began and explore the traditional songs of the Peak District.

Jez meets local singer Bella Hardy to hear how her home in Edale has inspired and influenced her work, and writer Roly Smith who can explain the history of Kinder and the 1932 mass trespass. It may be ninety years ago, but for young global folk stars Kate Griffin and Ford Collier of Mishra, the call for a right to roam is still relevant.

They have recorded a version of Ewan MacColl’s ‘Manchester Rambler’, a song inspired by the Kinder trespass. Jez meets Kate, Ford, Johnny and Bella to hear how a new generation of musicians are continuing MacColl’s legacy of folk singers fighting for our rights in the countryside.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Jan 23 - 09:18 AM

^ Open Country - Folk on the Hills
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001gl6x
(idk for sure but Open Country progs are usually available for over a year ,,,)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Jan 23 - 04:17 PM

Open Country St Just in Midwinter broadcast Christmas Eve 2022 Available now (indefinitely?) on BBC Sounds

Helen Mark tries to live in the moment at a deserted cliff edge chapel, hears carols that have deep ties to Cornwall's tin mining heritage, and comes face to face with hell's snarling jaws as she visits the town of St Just in Penwith.

In the heart of the town is the "plen-an-gwari", one of the last of the Cornish medieval amphitheatres built to host a sequence of religious mystery plays, the Ordinalia. Centuries after their suppression, the plays were revived in the 2000s as a community-wide venture that once again brought them, and the "plen", to the centre of community life.

And at the Miner's Chapel we hear how the tin mines which once dominated the area gave rise to a tradition of local carolling that survives to this day, with Alan Cargeeg and his fellow singers.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Jan 23 - 04:43 PM

BBC Radio 4 Open Country - 458 episodes available now on BBC Sounds!

April 15, 2021 - Open Country; Songs of England
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000v2x0
Singer Sam Lee has paired folk songs with some of English Heritage's greatest sites.

2 November, 2019 - Open Country; Folklore and Ghost Stories in Northumberland
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0009t5d
Jez Lowe is a singer and writer and in this Halloween episode of Open Country he explores the slightly sinister song and story of Northumberland. Further into the park he learns about the murderous Duergarr and meets Rachel Unthank to hear about the traditional song that depict maidens turned into serpents and cruel sisters.

July 5, 2018 - Open Country; Tynemouth Sea and Song
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b8b7rg
Folk singer Jez Lowe uncovers the traditions of seafaring and song in Tynemouth and North Shields.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio last week 2023
From: Felipa
Date: 04 Jan 23 - 04:50 PM

during the holiday period, BBC Radio Ulster (Northern Ireland) featured a lot of extended interviews with renowned people. The ones I happened to listen to by chance were Fr. Brian Darcy in conversation with Irish country singer Philomena Begley https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001gkw6 Released On: 02 Jan 2023
Available for 29 days (as of 4 Jan 2023)

and an interview with Neil Martin, who plays cello and uileann pipes and has done a lot of performance linking classical and traditional music
on Talkback 30 Dec 2022, available for 24 days (as of 4 Jan 2023). https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001gk21


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Jan 23 - 08:17 PM

Thanks Felipa
And I see that on what they call the 'clips' page both interviews are available in full as videos.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001dq7v/clips

I dont know what 'Radio' Ulster are up to!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Jan 23 - 08:23 PM

! ^ oops
No, the videos are
the one with Philomena Begley
and
one with Paul Brady
(Lynette Fay speaks to folk legend Paul Brady)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Jan 23 - 05:02 AM

Front Row - 10 Jan 2023 19.15
How AI is changing art, the TS Eliot Prize for poetry and the folk music of wassailing
It’s the time of year when lovers of orchards, apples and cider gather to bless and encourage their trees. The tradition of wassailing is ancient, and modern too. Jim Causley from Whimple, Dartmoor, sings wassails old and new, and with artist Simon Pope talk about their project ‘Here’s to Thee’.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001gwzk
> ~13:30

(They clip they play is from the recording by Peter Kennedy
Walter Sealy and Harry Sealy wassail songs, Ash Priors, Somerset 1957. Tape 2
https://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/Peter-Kennedy-Collection/025M-C0604X0974XX-0001V0)

(Simon Pope's HERE'S TO THEE
Experiments with the more-than-human social worlds of Devonshire cidermaking
http://heres-to-thee.org.uk/)

(THE HALSTOW WASSAIL
A FILM BY BEVIS BOWDEN
https://www.bevisbowdenfilms.co.uk/work#/new-gallery-5/)

(“Here’s To Thee”
Cecil Sharp House, London   
Hear songs old and new, and watch Bevis Bowden’s new film The Halstow Wassail.
Wednesday 11 Jan 2023    7:30pm-9:30pm
https://www.efdss.org/whats-on/26-gigs/11933-here-s-to-thee)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 11 Jan 23 - 06:02 AM

"Jim Causley from Whimple, Dartmoor, sings wassails old and new."

Jim Causley comes from Whimple in East Devon, which was also the home of Whiteways cider and the centre of the extensive orchards there.

The Causley family home was the village of Trusham in West Devon. Jim now lives on Dartmoor, also in West Devon.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Jan 23 - 07:07 AM

BBC Radio 2 Sunday 15 January 20:00 Mark Radcliffe presents 21st Century Folk
21st Century Folk article

Now available on demand on BBC Sounds but only for 24 days!
21st Century Folk


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 18 Jan 23 - 02:21 PM

BBC RADIO 4 Front Row 19:15 18 January 2023
Hepworth, Moore, landscape and cows' backs; fiddle player John McCusker; novelist Victoria MacKenzie
John McCusker discusses and performs live from his new ‘Best of ‘Album, which celebrates his 30-year career
as one of Scotland’s most acclaimed fiddle players and musical collaborators.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 18 Jan 23 - 02:36 PM

^ John McCusker
First ~15 minutes of tonight's Front Row -
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001h60p


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 19 Jan 23 - 11:37 AM

Ivor Cutler - Love him or hate him,,, Quite a lot of music and he has followers here.

Radio 4Extra - Wednesdays: January 18th ; 25th ; February 2nd

Cutler the Lax - 2014
Legendary Scottish surrealist Ivor Cutler,,,,
Episode 1 -
,,, provides disappointment for cavemen and a cheap alternative to liquor.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vczgx

Episode 2   -
,,, discovers ancient Egyptian music and what the Dutch think of British pubs.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03zx9pg

Episode 3   -
,,, samples the archives and enjoys some Marabut music and a jolly Japanese ditty.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b040hrx4


episodes guide
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vczg2/episodes/player


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 23 Jan 23 - 11:02 AM

Good programme for Burns night\week:
Travelling Folk - 19th Jan 2023 - Radio Scotland
Allan Henderson explores the story of Robert Burns through the music that immortalises him and is in conversation with national treasure, Sheena Wellington.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001h3x2


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From: Felipa
Date: 24 Jan 23 - 04:04 PM

Subject: RE: Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
From: Rain Dog
Date: 24 Jan 23 - 02:04 PM

Broadcast this afternoon on BBC Radio 4. Available to listen to on BBC Sounds

Great Lives Adjoa Andoh on Zora Neale Hurston
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001hfck

Actor Adjoa Andoh has a list of TV, theatre and film credits as long as your arm. She's best known worldwide as Bridgerton's Lady Danbury, and is due to direct - and star in the title role - in a new production of Richard III. Her great life is the 20th century American writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, author of "Their Eyes Were Watching God". An iconic figure in the literature of the jazz age, her name was all but forgotten after her death in 1960, before being pulled back into public consciousness in the US by fellow author Alice Walker in the 1970s.

Adjoa makes the case that we should all know more about Zora, a trailblazer who - on top of her writing career - researched zombies in the Caribbean and helped collect the stories of slavery's last survivors.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Jan 23 - 03:28 PM

this evening, on the anniversary of Rabbie Burns' birthday (and also Ewan MacColl's), BBC Radio Ulster aired a programme about "fellow" songwriter, Lady Nairne. I recognised that name right away, but didn't recognise the name "Carolina Oliphant". I found the programme, immensely interesting, and commend it to you - even though it is mostly talk and a lot of the singing featured is performed in what I would call a parlour song style. Here is an article about the programme "The Secret Bard"

The programme is available for listening till late Feb (29 days from broadcast) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001hfm1


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 28 Jan 23 - 03:15 PM

Eliza Carthy - 2023
This Cultural Life - Radio 4
She tells John Wilson about the first time she attended the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in 1989, aged 13. Standing on the main stage at sunset overlooking the mountains and sea was a defining moment at the start of her career. She also discusses the influence that singer Billy Bragg and Scottish folk rock band Shooglenifty had on her music. Eliza also talks about the impact of the pandemic on the folk music community and the personal loss of her mother.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001hnxb


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Jan 23 - 03:18 PM

Just listened to Eliza on this programme and it was superb Please listen to it.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 29 Jan 23 - 06:12 AM

Excellent Take the Floor from BBC Radio Scotland last night, 2 bands - almost 2 hours of live music!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 29 Jan 23 - 06:42 AM

Loose Ends BBC Radio 4 28 Jan 2023 Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by Layton Williams, for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
With music from Nickel Creek and Sacha T

Award-winning trio Nickel Creek aka mandolinist Chris Thile, violinist Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins will release 'Celebrants', their first new album in nine years, on March 24th via Thirty Tigers. Ahead of the release, the new song, ‘Strangers’, came out this week.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: DaveRo
Date: 01 Feb 23 - 11:26 AM

Knowing that her followers have short memories, Charlie Dore waited until the last moment to send us a newsletter:
Tonight at 9pm for the first time we’ll be playing live on Radio 2’s Folk Show with the now approaching legendary status Mark Radcliffe at the helm. We’re very honoured as the live sessions are a more rare event these days…three songs and a chat with Lord Radcliffe of Bolton. Hurrah!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001hdfp


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From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 01 Feb 23 - 09:05 PM

The Hills are Alive! Commoners Choir in Calderdale - 2 Feb 2023 15:00
Ramblings -
Boff Whalley is best known for Tubthumping with the band Chumbawamba but now he’s a core member of the Leeds based Commoners Choir which he founded. They sing about the world around them, about inequality and injustice, and they also love to walk.
Cath Long, a fellow member, wrote to Ramblings to ask Clare to join them on a hike in the South Pennines near Todmorden in Calderdale, West Yorkshire.
So, on a chilly, wet and blustery Saturday in early January, they met by the Shepherd’s Rest pub and headed into the hills to ramble and sing.
Boff created a choir manifesto, and one aim was to 'rehearse until we're brilliant' and they really are. Their Skelmanthorpe Flag Song (https://youtu.be/SIsryw_3gfk), which they performed at the historic Basin Stone, was heard by fellow walkers at least two miles down in the valley. On a circular hike, which began and ended at the pub, they stopped off at Gaddings Dam, often described as the highest beach in the UK, where some choir members took the plunge and sang out from the wind-blown waves of the reservoir.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001hnmg


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 07 Feb 23 - 06:50 AM

BBC Sounds Radio 4 7 February 2023 In Time to the Music; The House of the Rising Sun

The third episode explores the journey of The House of the Rising Sun - was it based on a 17th-century broadside ballad that travelled from northern England to the Appalachian Mountains in the US? Some version of it or a similar ballad passed down through generations until it was captured in a recording by celebrated musicologist Alan Lomax in the 1930s. It was a key song in the folk revival of the 1960s before becoming a hit for The Animals in 1964. The programme also examines other music that has travelled through time.

Featuring musicologists Professor Laura Tunbridge, Professor Richard Dumbrill, singer Ian Shaw and pianist and educator Gareth Williams. Written and Presented by Andrew McGibbon


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 23 Feb 23 - 10:56 AM

BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Released On: 22 Feb 2023
Available on BBC Sounds for over a year

Eleanor McEvoy is one of Ireland's foremost songwriters and has worked with the likes of U2, Sinead O'Connor and Mary Black. She is the composer and co-performer of A Woman's Heart, the title track for the best-selling Irish album in Irish history, and one of Ireland's favourite folk songs, which recently featured in the award winning Derry Girls.

One of Eleanor's songs, Sophie, is used in treatment centres to treat patients with eating disorders. She joins Nuala live in the studio to discuss her UK tour, the inspiration behind the tracks of her most recent album Gimme Some Wine and to perform the track South Anne Street.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 23 Feb 23 - 01:42 PM

BBC Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001jb1c BBC Folk show

Available now;
1st Feb Songwriter Charlie Dore plays live in the company of Julian Littman; 8 days left to listen
8th Feb Irish singer Lisa O'Neill talks to Mark about her latest album, All of This is Chance; 15 days left to listen
15th Feb Singer and musician Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin shares music from his album The Deepest Breath; 22 days left to listen
22nd Feb From Lankum to Lady Nade; 29 days left to listen

Coming up;
01 March 2023 Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow perform songs from their new album Cloudheads.
08 March 2023 TBA
15 March 2023 Lisa Knapp, Marry Waterson and Nathaniel Mann perform in their new trio: Hack-Poets Guild.
22 March 2023 TBA


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From: GUEST
Date: 03 Mar 23 - 04:36 PM

A Jig into History - 2023
Sunday Feature - R3
With a copy of Kemp’s recollection of his feat ‘Kemps Nine Daies Wonder’ under her arm, Professor Nandini Das takes to the streets of London to examine the impact of Kemp’s endeavour and explain why it had as much to do with merchant venturing as it did street and theatrical entertainment.
She’s joined by scholars Tracey Hill, Daisy Black and the former Olympian Peter Radford, all of whom believe that while Shakespeare’s legacy endures through a clear line of English Theatrical tradition, Kemp’s journey should also be seen as an early example of the enduring tradition of ordinary folk making sporting endeavour and entertainment pay.

Producer Tom Alban
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001j4rz


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From: GUEST
Date: 03 Mar 23 - 04:45 PM

Government Song Woman - Sun 5th March 2023
Sunday Feature - R3
American musician Rhiannon Giddens investigates the fascinating life and recordings of the folk song collector Sidney Robertson Cowell. Travelling thousands of miles all over the US in the depression era, Cowell was willing to track down songs in unlikely places, once writing "I don't scare easily." She spent a night riding in a hearse in Wisconsin just to question the driver and hear his songs, walked up mountains to record lumberjacks and traditional Appalachian singers and poled three miles downriver after dark on a makeshift raft to find a famed fiddler in his goldmine in California.

Listening to her recordings is like travelling back in time; they capture the voices of so many different nationalities that emigrated to the US, but she also made recordings on the Aran Islands in Ireland. During her lifetime Cowell was marginalised like so many women collectors of that period, but in this celebration of her recordings and observations, Giddens finally gives her work the attention it deserves.

With indebted thanks to the American Folklife Center archive in the Library of Congress who hold the collection of Sidney Robertson Cowell's recordings and to the following contributors who have done so much to bring her work to light:

Cathy Hiebert Kerst, folklorist and archivist who catalogued Sidney's recordings of the WPA California Folk Project.

Sheryl Kaskowitz, scholar of American music and author of forthcoming book: The Music Unit: FDR's Hidden New Deal Program that Tried to Save America from the Great Depression—One Song at a Time.

Jim P Leary, a folklorist and scholar of Scandinavian studies, and a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, author of Folksongs of Another America.

Dr. Deirdre Ní Chonghaile writer, researcher and musician (she plays fiddle with Rhiannon at the end of the programme) who has written about the collecting work of Sidney Robertson Cowell on the Aran Islands in the 1950s.

Robert Cochrane, Professor of English and folklore specialist at the University of Arkansas.

Peggy Seeger, folksinger.

California Gold:
Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell: https://www.loc.gov/collections/sidney-robertson-cowell-northern-california-folk-music/about-this-collection/


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001jlm9


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Mar 23 - 05:09 AM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001hph9 Metal City

Sunday Feature Metal City BBC Radio 3 Sunday 5 February 2023

Gregory Leadbetter’s poem traces this story from the discovery of ore in the Staffordshire hills, through the Staffordshire Hoard, the Birmingham Pieces from the Knights Templar, the establishment and development of Birmingham as a great metalworking centre becoming the Toyshop of the World, the development of steam power by Matthew Boulton, being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the City of a Thousand Trades, all the way to the birth of Heavy Metal Music.

Vocal Music:
‘Ommer ‘Ommer ‘Ommer – a nail maker’s verse set to music by Caroline Price. Sung by Stream of Sound.
Final Chorus of Mendelssohn’s Oratorio Elijah, famously premiered in August 1846 in Birmingham’s Town Hall.
Song of Steam – a Birmingham broadside ballad set to an old Hymn tune and arranged by Caroline Price. Sung by Stream of Sound.
Metal City – a specially composed song based on the old Jack of All Trades broadside ballads. Words and music by Caroline and Matt Price. Sung by Stream of Sound.

Stream of Sound was one of the first UK folk choirs. Based in Stourbridge, they have a particular interest in the folk music of the West Midlands.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Mar 23 - 06:42 AM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tnwp/episodes/player?page=7

Sunday Feature BBC Sounds Available now 421 episodes including

Andy Kershaw introduces his own cassette recordings of music from his travels during the 1980s and 1990s.
More Kershaw Tapes
Even more Kershaw Tapes


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Mar 23 - 05:59 PM

I'm looking forward to listening to 'Metal City'.
Thanks.


The Sunday Feature series has some great programmes.

The only folky ones I'd found are on the 'over a year' thread
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=171922
& do a word search for Sunday Feature.

,,,a couple more of Kershaw plus Cathy & Brian Peters


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 13 Mar 23 - 06:22 AM

Government Song Woman BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature 5 March 2023 Available now on BBC Sounds

American musician Rhiannon Giddens investigates the fascinating life and recordings of the folk song collector Sidney Robertson Cowell. Travelling thousands of miles all over the US in the depression era, Cowell was willing to track down songs in unlikely places, once writing "I don't scare easily."

Listening to her recordings is like travelling back in time; they capture the voices of so many different nationalities that emigrated to the US, but she also made recordings on the Aran Islands in Ireland.


Songs for the Dead Saturday 20 Aug 2016 15:30 BBC Radio 4 Available now on BBC Sounds

Marie-Louise Muir explores the tradition of Ireland's keening women, who were once paid to cry, wail and sing over the dead at wake houses and funerals.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Mar 23 - 07:19 AM

A fairly folky poetry programme from 2020.
Features Kathryn and her father Mike Tickell.

The Dam - available for ~4 weeks
Poetry Extra

Award-winning writer David Almond tells a timely true story about the flooding of Northumberland's Kielder Valley 40 years ago to make a dam, and the music and poetry which lie submerged within us all

This had been one of the wildest corners of the county - a place of farms and homesteads, a school and a stretch of railway. It had also been a place of music and song, dancing and legends. Now it was all to be flooded in order to create the largest artificial lake in the UK.

David tells of the father and daughter who visited the abandoned homes on the eve of the sealing of the dam, playing one last song before the diggers moved in, the valley was submerged and they were lost forever.

"He woke her early. 'Bring your fiddle,' he said. The day was dawning. Into the valley they walked....."

In a programme resonant with birdsong, running streams, sighing trees, leaping salmon and first-person testimonial, this is a story about the reservoirs of music, poetry and song in us all.

Featuring Northumbrian folk music, with additional fiddle-playing by Georgia Russelll, the programme culminates in a revelation by David about the identity of the protagonists in this haunting story.


Based around David Almond's picture book, The Dam, with illustrations by Levi Pinfold, published by Walker Studio.

With additional fiddle-playing by Georgia Russell

Producer: Beaty Rubens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2020.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001k01b


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 18 Mar 23 - 09:02 PM

BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends 18 Mar 2023 Loose Ends Available on BBC Sounds for over a year
Clive Anderson and George Egg are joined by Frank Skinner, Sophie Okonedo, Gurdeep Loyal and Sam Brown for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
With music from Daoirí Farrell and Say She She.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 Mar 23 - 01:02 PM

BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature 18:45 Sunday 09 April 2023 Please Mr Lacey, Let Me Work Your Lovely Machine

Bruce Lacey defies categorisation. He painted, made sculptures, films, installations and was a performance artist in the 60s. Roger Law goes in search of an artistic enigma.

Lacey's robots appeared on the Fairport Convention LP What We Did On Our Holidays (1969) in the song "Mr Lacey", written by Ashley Hutchings. The song is about Lacey, and the noise of his robots (which he brought into the studio) contribute the "instrumental break".

Please Mr Lacey, let me work your loving machine
Please Mr Lacey, let me work your loving machine
Will you let me control the handles,
You know it's the best thing I've ever seen


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 Mar 23 - 09:49 AM

BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk Thursday 20:00-22:00

Available now on BBC Sounds;
An Dannsa Dub Scottish Folk/Reggae band An Dannsa Dub joins Anna in the studio to talk about their debut album Air An Turas. 26 days left to listen.
The Lullaby Project & Lullaby Nana Ahead of Mother's Day, Anna is joined by Tara-Jean, the organiser of the Feis Rois Lullaby Project, and we also hear from Marie-Louise Napier about her new album 'Lullaby Nana'. 19 days left to listen.
Malin Lewis and The Official Folk Album Chart Anna Massie catches up with Malin Lewis to talk about their new EP and album, and we run through the Top 10 of the Official Folk Album Charts. 12 days left to listen.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 Mar 23 - 05:19 PM

BBC Radio 3 Music Planet Sunday 26 March Béla Fleck
Lopa Kothari is joined by banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck to share some of their favourite sounds from around the globe.
27 days left to listen on BBC Sounds


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Rain Dog
Date: 28 Mar 23 - 03:48 AM

Front Row last night on BBC Radio 4

Front Row

Last 15 minutes or so

"Hack-Poets Guild is a collaboration between the renowned folk musicians Marry Waterson, Lisa Knapp and Nathaniel Mann. Their new album Blackletter Garland is inspired by the collection of broadside ballads in the Bodleian Library, news sheets that circulated between the 16th and 20th Centuries."


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From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 23 - 05:11 AM

A look ahead to 2023 Shetland Folk Festival with Caroline Moyes.
Radio Scotland

The 41st Festival will be held between 27th April and 30th April 2023
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001kq13
(mostly chat)


festival lineup
https://www.shetlandfolkfestival.com/line-up

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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 09 Apr 23 - 08:55 AM

The Reunion BBC Radio 4 11:15 Sunday 16 April 2023 Sharpe

It was a Napoleonic war drama to be shot in the Crimean Peninsula. But little did the producers know that they would be sending the cast and crew to film in a rapidly disintegrating Soviet Union. Once in Crimea, the whole production faced near-starvation and danger around every corner as they set about creating one of Britain’s most successful and critically acclaimed 90s television programmes, Sharpe.

Our panel includes Sharpe’s author Bernard Cornwell, actor and author Julian Fellowes, then-assistant producer Stuart Sutherland, one of the “chosen men” Jason Salkey who played one of Sean Bean’s right hand men, Michael Cochrane who played Colonel Sir Henry Simmerson across the entire series, and Diana Perez who played Ramona.

But, sadly, not John Tams who played sharp-shooter Daniel Hagman, co-wrote the musical score and acted as script associate to Director Tom Clegg.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Rain Dog
Date: 17 Apr 23 - 02:59 AM

On BBC Radio 4 Extra this coming friday at 20.00 21.4.23. It is already available on BBC Sounds.

The Real MacColl



"John Cooper Clarke looks back at the life of Ewan MacColl, a working class boy from Salford, who became renowned as a dramatist, broadcaster, songwriter and folk singer.

Ewan MacColl immortalised his city, Salford, in the song Dirty Old Town. To many, he's best known as the creator of that song and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, but it's perhaps the lesser known things about him that are the most fascinating – his struggles as a young boy growing up in the Salford slums, his involvement with radical street theatre, and his re-appearance after the Second World War with a new name.

Born in 1915, John Cooper Clarke looks back at MacColl's early years and formative influences and discovers how his upbringing went on to inform the important work he would go on to do in theatre, radio and in the British folk revival. With contributions from biographer Ben Harker, legendary folk artist Martin Carthy and American folk singer and musician Peggy Seeger, MacColl's partner from 1956 until the day he died.

Produced by Kellie While
A Smooth Operation production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015."


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Rain Dog
Date: 23 Apr 23 - 01:49 AM

Not radio but on the TV. BBC FOUR 21.00 TONIGHT and will be on the iplayer afterwards.

The Alehouse Sessions

"The exotic musical sound-world of 17th-century London is brought vividly to life by one of the world's most dynamic and virtuosic performing groups - Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene - plus a cameo appearance by celebrated soprano Mary Bevan.

Beauty, improvisation, melancholy, bawdiness - Purcell, Playford and their European contemporaries bang heads with ballads, ditties, elegies, sea-shanties and folk song. Along with a variety of classical stringed instruments, their own arrangements delight us in a joyful mix of vocals, percussion, harmonium, guitar, charango and storytelling.

Filmed on location in one of London's oldest taverns, The George Inn, Southwark."


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 Apr 23 - 06:13 AM

BBC Radio Scotland Available on BBC Sounds for 5 days
Travelling Folk Gaelic Songwriting & Lisa O'Neill

Gaelic songs have been composed for over 1000 years. Indeed some of these earliest songs are still sung at ceilidhs and gatherings to this day. However, this unbroken chain of Gaelic song composition almost came to an end in the 1970s and 1980s. The decline of the Gaelic house ceilidhs and the decline of traditional poets meant that Gaelic songs were few and far between. However, in recent years there has been a revival of new and contemporary Gaelic songwriting. Known as the Outlander bard and language coach, Gillebrìde MacMillan is a renowned songwriter and lecturer in Gaelic Song at The University of Glasgow. In a new 10 part series on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, Gillebrìde explores contemporary Gaelic song compositions. He joins Anna to chat about what's coming up on the series.

BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal còmhla ri Gillebrìde MacIlleMhaoil Òran Annad
Available on BBC Sounds 7 days left to listen

Tha Gillebrìde MacIlleMhaoil a' toirt aithne agus èisdeachd dha na h-òranaichean a tha air a bhith a' cruthachadh òrain ùra ann an Gàidhlig. An t-seachdain sa òrain bho Bhinneas, Niall Gòrdan agus Dòmhnall agus Peigi Barker. Bidh Màiri NicAonghais ag innse mar a tha I fhèin a’ sgrìobhadh òrain.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Rain Dog
Date: 25 Apr 23 - 03:14 PM

BBC Radio 4 today at 19.15 - will be available soon on BBC sounds

Playwright Ryan Calais Cameron, musician Stewart Copeland and is Morris dancing

The last 10 minutes or so are about

"Next Monday is May Day when morris dancers will perform at dawn to greet the summer. Morris dancing is itself enjoying a moment in the sun: Boss Morris, an all-female folk dance group, performed with the Best New Artist winners, Wet Leg, at this year's Brit Awards. Samira is joined by Michael Heaney, author of a new history of the dance; the musician Rob Harbron, who composes new morris tunes; and Lily Cheetham of Boss Morris – who will dance for us."

More details on Michael Heaney's book here:

The Ancient English Morris Dance


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Rain Dog
Date: 27 Apr 23 - 10:12 AM

BBC Radio 4 now. Available shortly on BBC Sounds

Open Country - Chasing Jamie Allan

"Jamie Allan was a celebrated musician and friend of the aristocracy, but also a thief, bigamist, and deserter. Known as "The Dukes Piper", he is the source of many songs and legends in Northumbria. In this programme, folk singer Jez Lowe traces one of these legends across the Rivers Ouse and Nidd, over which Jamie Allan supposedly fled from army conscription to freedom in Scotland. As he crosses the waterways of North Yorkshire, Jez finds out about the life and adventures of this Robin Hood figure from the 18th century, and enjoys some of the music he would have played."


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 20 Jun 23 - 01:34 PM

BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show Wednesday 9.00pm

21 June Folk for midsummer, with guest Cinder Well, aka Amelia Baker.

Amelia Baker from California recently moved to County Clare on Ireland's west coast. Her second album under the name Cinder Well is called Cadence, and she tells Mark about the inspirations behind it. Plus music to mark today's Summer Solstice, or Midsummer's Day.

28 June Shirley Collins chats to Mark from her Sussex home.

After a long time away from music-making, Shirley has released a string of acclaimed albums in her 80s, the latest being Archangel Hill.

5 July Billie Marten, just back from a US tour, drops into the studio to sing live.

Plus, the usual blend of classic tracks, exciting new releases and news from the folk world.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 11 Jul 23 - 03:08 PM

Front Row BBC Radio 4 11/07/23

Sally Potter is best known as a filmmaker- from Orlando starring Tilda Swinton to The Roads Not Taken with Javier Bardem. But she's also a musician, collaborating on the scores for all of her films. Now Sally has released her first album as a singer-songwriter, Pink Bikini and joins Nick Ahad to reflect on this musical coming of age.

https://www.ft.com/content/b681be00-9061-4fca-8e0b-057256ffd8be
Sally Potter


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From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 16 Jul 23 - 03:20 AM

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Proms
8pm, BBC Four & BBC Radio 3

"The best-known work of Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi is the centrepiece of this concert from top chamber orchestra the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. It will be heard as never before, as the original pastoral scenes are interspersed with folk music improvisations from violinist and conductor Pekka Kuusisto and citternist Ale Carr"

.............. should be interesting


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From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 16 Jul 23 - 03:22 AM

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Proms 8pm, BBC Four & BBC Radio 3 . . . . . that is, TONIGHT, 16 July!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: DaveRo
Date: 16 Jul 23 - 05:01 AM

Here's the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001nnvd

In the picture on that page I recognise Simon Rattle, Sheku Kanneh Mason, Marin Alsop, and Mariza. Who are the others?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jul 23 - 11:42 AM

The “Proms” should be worth listening to this Friday (21st) with the Fado Prom with Mariza and her band of excellent musicians.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 16 Jul 23 - 07:20 PM

The Proms photo
I think :

Simon Rattle, Anna Lapwood

Dee Dee Bridgewater ; Yuja Wang

Sheku Kanneh Mason ; Marin Alsop ; Mariza ; Felix Klieser


www.bbc.com/mediacentre/mediapacks/proms-2023


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 21 Jul 23 - 09:39 AM

A curiosity! BBC One TV today 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Robson Green's Weekend Escapes Series 1, Episode 5
Robson Green and Sandra Kerr sing Water of Tyne.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 24 Jul 23 - 04:56 AM

Yesterday's Words & Music on Radio 3 was about Northumbria with several folkies featured including The Unthanks, Kathryn Tickell & Alistair Anderson


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From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 23 - 03:03 PM

28 July 2023 BBC Radio 4 19.15 Add to List

Film and TV composer Debbie Wiseman OBE and musician and fiddler Sam Sweeney, formerly of the folk group Bellowhead, join Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye as they choose the next five tracks, in the penultimate episode of the current series.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 28 Jul 23 - 03:07 PM

29 July 2023 BBC Radio 4 9am Saturday Live

Radio 4's Saturday morning show brings you extraordinary stories and remarkable people;
Peggy Seeger, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Ruth Birch, Dave Mustaine


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: DaveRo
Date: 29 Jul 23 - 05:23 PM

GUEST wrote: The “Proms” should be worth listening to this Friday (21st) with the Fado Prom with Mariza and her band of excellent musicians.
I was hoping this would be televised but no sign of it - maybe it will be some day. So I finally got round to listening. And I was startled: she had an orchestral backing! She'd been smoothed down, made more familiar to the proms audience.

I've seen Mariza live several times, but always with her own backing group. Here she had an accordian, Spanish guitar, Portuguese guitar, bass and drums. When the orchestra shut up it was much better - and appreciated more by the the usual substantial Portuguese contingent in the audience.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001nnzb

Her usual encore, O Gente da Minha Terra, is at 74 mins


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 31 Jul 23 - 04:43 AM

Shirley Collins on Desert Island Discs with Lauren Laverne!

BBC Radio 4 11.15 Sunday, 6 August, repeated 9.00am Friday 11 August, plus BBC Sounds
Shirley Collins, folksinger, shares the eight tracks, book and luxury that she would take with her if cast away to a desert island.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 31 Jul 23 - 05:08 AM

BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends 18.30 Saturday 29 July repeated 21.30 Sunday 30 July 2023 and BBC Sounds

Clive Anderson and Sara Cox are joined by Freema Agyeman, John O'Farrell, Dr Xand van Tulleken and Ravinder Bhogal for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

With music from Lady Nade and Saramaccan Sound (Suriname)


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Aug 23 - 01:22 PM

18.15 Saturday 5 August 2023 / 21.30 Sunday 6 August 2023 and BBC Sounds
BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends

Anneka Rice and Yolanda Brown are joined by Kevin Rowland, Lou Sanders, Poppy Jay and Sam Palladio for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
With music from Beth Nielsen Chapman and Sabiyha.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,patriot
Date: 05 Aug 23 - 01:24 PM

cue for me to turn off the radio, I'm afraid


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 08 Aug 23 - 08:18 PM

The BBC would not know folk music from a hole in the arse!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,RJM
Date: 09 Aug 23 - 03:26 AM

I enjoyed desert island discs with Shirley Collins


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 10 Aug 23 - 05:33 AM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Show Available Episodes on BBC Sounds;

Round the block and over the sea 29 days left to listen
Cambridge Folk Festival 2023 Extended Highlights 22 days left to listen
Cambridge Folk Festival 2023 22 days left to listen
Whirlpools and brooks 15 days left to listen
Acoustic music 8 days left to listen
Rhiannon Giddens on songwriting 1 day left to listen

Next episode; 9pm 16 August BBC Radio 2 Ellie Gowers in session
Warwickshire songwriter Ellie Gowers performs songs from her album Dwelling by the Weir.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 10 Aug 23 - 06:10 AM

BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk Available now on BBC Sounds;

Gareth Williams: Songs From The Last Page; 23 days left to listen
New feature Back Tracks continues plus composer and musicians Gareth Williams joins Anna live to talk about his latest album.

Back Tracks and Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín in Session; 16 days left to listen

Folky Rewind; 9 days left to listen

News of Travelling Folk's Edinburgh Festival show 2023 & The Official Folk Album Chart; 2 days left to listen

Today 10 August BBC 8pm Radio Scotland; Peatbog Faeries & The Official Folk Album Chart

17 August At the Edinburgh Festivals; Anna hosts an evening of live music from the heart of the Edinburgh Festivals featuring Deirdre Graham, Tide Lines, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards & Kinnaris Quintet


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 12 Aug 23 - 06:39 AM

BBC Sounds Desert Island Discs Shirley Collins, folk singer 22 days left to listen
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001pf7y Shirley Collins

Shirley Collins first enjoyed success as one of the leading figures in the British folk revival of the 1960s. She initially performed with her sister, Dolly Collins, and also collaborated with other folk luminaries to create some of the era’s most beloved albums. In the past decade she has made an acclaimed return to the concert stage and the recording studio. Shirley lives in Sussex, not far from her childhood home.

Shirley was born in Sussex in 1935. She can still recall how her grandfather used to sing folk songs to comfort her while they were sheltering during German air raids in the early 1940s. Alongside her career as a singer, in the 1950s she travelled to the American South with Alan Lomax, where they made field recordings of blues and folk musicians, helping to create a significant archive.

Later in her performing career, Shirley found that she could no longer sing, following a distressing betrayal in her private life. She stepped away from music and was silent for many years, taking on other work, including a stint in a job centre Then, in her 80s, she found her voice again. In 2016 she released her first new album after a gap of almost four decades, and she has since released two more albums.

DISC ONE: Chiling O Guiry - Concerto Caledonia
DISC TWO: The Birds in the Spring - The Copper Family
DISC THREE: Who Would True Valour See - Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band
DISC FOUR: Dear Father, Pray Build Me a Boat - Sheila Smith
DISC FIVE: 61 Highway Blues - Mississippi Fred McDowell
DISC SIX: Poor Sally Sits a-weeping - Dolly Collins
DISC SEVEN: A Heart Needs A Home - Richard & Linda Thompson
DISC EIGHT: Going Home - Mark Knopfler

BOOK CHOICE: A collection of Brodie detective novels by Kate Atkinson
LUXURY ITEM: A solar powered fridge filled with Italian Ice cream and two lipsticks
CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: Poor Sally Sits a Weeping


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 15 Aug 23 - 04:04 AM

Cropredy 2023
Radio Oxford
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0g4tvk8


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Rain Dog
Date: 10 Sep 23 - 02:11 AM

BBC Radio 4 Seek the Light

"Award-winning folk musician Karine Polwart weaves together stories of science, history and the natural world around a theme of light."

Last episode on BBC Radio 4 today at 13.30

The previous 2 episodes are available for the next month.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Sep 23 - 05:53 AM

I don't know how folky this will be - if at all. Simon Armitage and the band do perform in clubs.

Saturday afternoon 15:00 16 September 2023 Drama on 4 The Ballad of Eldon Street - an unnatural history. A new form of radio ballad to mark the centenary of Radio Drama on the BBC.

The story of this iconic Barnsley street told by the people who know it best, interwoven with specially composed songs written by LYR - Simon Armitage, Patrick J Pearson and Richard Walters. With Malcolm Bird, Ann Bunting, Alison Dixon, Wayne Johnson, Tegwen Roberts, Peter Roberts and Steven Skelley. Music performed by Simon Armitage, Patrick Pearson, Richard Walters, Matt Taylor, Beth Bellis and Mike Monahan.

Produced by Susan Roberts A BBC Drama North Production


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 Sep 23 - 03:42 AM

Today 19 September 16:00 BBC Radio 4 The Compass Crossing the Cuillin Mountains

In this two part series, we accompany the writer and mountaineer Robert Macfarlane on his attempt to complete the Cuillin Ridge. This expedition marks twenty years since his first book 'Mountains of the Mind' in which he tries to understand the human fascination with mountains. Along the way, he muses on the ways in which these particular mountains have been explored imaginatively and in reality. The reality for Robert is both challenging and wonderful.

Two modern works are weaved throughout Robert's journey. The words of the great late Gaelic poet Sorely MacLean who knew these mountains intimately and wrote of them in his long poem, 'The Cuillin'. And the more recent musical work of fiddler and composer Duncan Chisholm and his album 'Black Cuillin'. We also feature brand new music from Duncan Chisholm and Gaelic Singer Julie Fowlis. Plus a song with lyrics by Robert Macfarlane based on his experience of the Ridge.

Presented by Robert Macfarlane Produced by Helen Needham
Mountain Guide - Richard Parker Readings by Julie Fowlis and Sorley MacLean
Music by Duncan Chisholm, Julie Fowlis and Donald Shaw Mixed by Ron McCaskill
A BBC Scotland Production made in Aberdeen for BBC Radio 4.

Tuesday 26 September 16:00 BBC Radio 4 The Inaccessible Pinnacle Before Breakfast
Crossing the Cuillin Mountains Robert Macfarlane crosses the iconic Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye


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From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 27 Sep 23 - 07:23 PM

Ken Loach on Gerrard Winstanley
BBC Radio 4 - Great Lives - 2023

Veteran British film director Ken Loach nominates the 17th century radical pamphleteer and and leader of the Diggers, Gerrard Winstanley.

With Emeritus Professor of Early Modern history, Ann Hughes.

Presented by Matthew Parris and produced for BBC Audio in Bristol by Ellie Richold
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001qtc5

28 minutes


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 29 Sep 23 - 11:28 AM

I've come across a couple more programmes with Robert Macfarlane.
You can find them on BBC Sounds

BBC Radio 3 The Essay First broadcast January 2021.
First Flight The Frozen River Episode 1 of 5

BBC Radio 3 Private Passions First broadcast in July 2013.
Robert Macfarlane


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 02 Oct 23 - 07:03 PM

Sadly it looks like Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folk programme on BBC Radio Shropshire is due to end.
Last episode Sunday 8th October 2023
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt/broadcasts/upcoming


Radio Cambridgeshire's The Folk Show had its last episode on the 24th September.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06j49wd/episodes/player


Tim Walker's Folk on Radio Lincolnshire has another couple of episodes scheduled; 8th & 15th October
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09czfyb/broadcasts/upcoming

Various articles written about bbc cutbacks
www.google.com/search?q=bbc+reducing+local+radio+programmes

Some quotes collected by RadioToday

The changes to Local BBC Radio have been debated in Parliament with the house ruling for the BBC to reconsider the decision to reduce local output.

Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead brought forward the motion and started by saying, in his constituency, BBC Three Counties will turn into BBC Eight Counties on the weekend under current plans.
Sir Mike said: “This is about people. The way that the HR department have handled this is absolutely appalling for a public body.
“This house will not tolerate the undermining of local radio in our constituencies.”

Andy Carter, MP for Warrington South and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Commercial Radio, added: This house expects Ofcom to regulate the BBC, to ensure it robustly holds to account the management of the BBC for delivering local services.”

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck, MP for South Shields: “Disgracefully, it was through the pandemic that the BBC started these cuts asking over 100 staff to take voluntary redundancy, stripping back the schedules, forcing all shows to have four hour slots, with solo presenters.

“This set the scene to make the cuts they want to make now and merging everything from 2pm onwards. For the nation’s flagship broadcaster to introduce these changes without consulting the fee paying public is pretty appalling.”

Rt Hon Sir Robert Buckland KC MP for South Swindon said: “Without local radio then local people are not going to be informed.”

The Conservative MP paid tribute to community radio station Swindon 105.5 but said the BBC has an obligation to provide a local public service.

Many MPs promoted the benefits of local radio including having local conversations with local people, local weather being provided, engagement with listeners and local journalists providing local news – although these elements will still be heard on each local service albeit for fewer hours each day.

Local radio stations will continue to provide local news, and local programmes for eight hours per weekday, although the majority of the discussion assumed the entire network was being closed down.

Over 20 MPs from all over the UK debated the issue for almost two hours, all agreeing the planned reductions to local programmes will cause a substantial change to the network.

In closing, Sir Mike Penning said: “This is what Parliament is about. Parliament has come together on a motion to tell the BBC what they are doing is wrong. The BBC are independent of government, but they are not independent of this house.

“The BBC cannot ignore the motion before the house today and if they do it will be at their peril.”

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2023/06/parliament-local-radio-debate-the-bbc-will-ignore-this-motion-at-their-peril/


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: DaveRo
Date: 03 Oct 23 - 03:10 AM

These local folk programmes ceased in most of England years ago. Radio London (Mike Sparrow - not just folk), Radio Oxford (Roger Watson), 3-Counties Radio (? Meek and Phil Richards) and most recently Radio Kent (Doug Welch). Genevieve's was always the most ideosyncratic. Perhaps she'll start a podcast - Mike Harding has stopped his. (And sold his bass concertina!)

They survived - indeed were revived after the first set of cutbacks - in Shropshire and Mereseyside, and a new programme started in Sheffield.

Doug Welch now publishes his whats-on on Facebook, BTW: kentsundayfolk


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 10 Oct 23 - 11:48 AM

Front Row - BBC radio 4 - Mon 9th Oct 2023
Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening’s new album, Cloud Horizons, fuses synthesizers with a bone flute, a sistrum – very old Egyptian instrument - and lyrics based on an inscription in Latin carved on a stone in Northumberland nearly 2 millennia ago.
Kathryn talks to Samira about this ancient Northumbrian futurism and plays her smallpipes, live.


www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001r7qr

first item \ starts @ ~1minute


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Oct 23 - 07:26 PM

Guitar Legends
10th October 2023 - BBC Radio Scotland
Caroline Moyes explores the legacies of Peerie Willie Johnson and Ian Bairnson.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001rd9f

first item
available for 4 weeks


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 23 - 03:27 AM

Thanks


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 12 Oct 23 - 08:35 AM

90% chat
but might be of interest
Radio Scotland - October 2023

Folk Festival
Eva Runciman looks back at the [Shetland] 2023 Folk Festival.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04kk263/episodes/guide
two episodes
available for ~three weeks


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 12 Oct 23 - 02:20 PM

12 October 19.15 BBC Radio 4 Front Row - and BBC Sounds

Martin Hayes has gone from playing the fiddle in his father’s ceilidh band in County Clare to performing for President Obama at the White House. Martin brings his band, The Common Ground Ensemble to perform in the Front Row studio.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Oct 23 - 05:31 AM

BBC Radio 4 10.30 Saturday morning A new series of Soul Music

Today I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston
Then Somewhere from West Side Story
Defying Gravity from Wicked
Days by The Kinks
Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba
Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Oct 23 - 02:15 PM

17 October 19.15 BBC Radio 4 Front Row - and BBC Sounds

Singer Cara Dillon is known globally for her interpretations of traditional Irish songs. As she performs at the Belfast International Arts Festival, she explains why she’s taking a new direction with her upcoming album, the first time she’s released an album of original songs.

And also 9 October Front Row BBC Sounds

Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening’s new album, Cloud Horizons, fuses synthesizers with a bone flute, a sistrum – very old Egyptian instrument - and lyrics based on an inscription in Latin carved on a stone in Northumberland nearly 2 millennia ago. Kathryn talks to Samira about this ancient Northumbrian futurism and plays her smallpipes, live.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Oct 23 - 08:41 AM


The Ciderhouse Rebellion - Oct 2023
Genevieve Talks Folk
"We were there within the first 8 bars doing things that shouldn't have been possible."
Master accordionist Murray Grainger and fiddle player Adam Summerhayes tell Genevieve what makes their relationship so special.

9 minutes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0gmpsm7



Chloe Matharu - Oct 2023
Genevieve Talks Folk
Genevieve Tudor talks to Chloe about her career as Navigational Officer and how it inspired her career as an award-winning singer-songwriter and harpist.
9 minutes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0gkzzmd



What is modern folk music? - Jan 2023
The World at One Highlights
Imar's Mohsen Amini & Georgie Gage of The Deep Blue on the evolution of folk.
5 minutes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0dxrm4b

,,, don't shoot the messenger ;)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 23 Oct 23 - 07:13 PM

Genevieve's podcast page is
https://m.mixcloud.com/Genevieve_Tudor/
& facebook announcements page
https://facebook.com/groups/genevieve.tudor/announcements
(the playlist might be buried in the ordinary posts somewhere)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 29 Oct 23 - 09:39 PM


Polly Bolton - Oct 2023
Genevieve Talks Folk - Radio Shropshire
Folk singer Polly Bolton talks to Genevieve about her new project, "An acre of land" a collection of folk songs rooted in south Shropshire and The Marches.
10 minutes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0gp3zn6

(^ This is the Shropshire Polly Bolton, not the Polly Bolton who sings with The Trials of Cato
https://youtu.be/o5GR7vl_Xvk&t=0m39s)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 30 Oct 23 - 04:59 AM

Monday 30 October 9am BBC Radio 4 Start the Week
The singer Natalie Merchant, writer Michel Faber and teacher-cum-broadcaster Jeffrey Boakye discuss the power of music with Kirsty Wark.

Wednesday 9pm BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show
25 October Texas troubadours and a Suffolk hero 25 days left to listen
1 November
8 November Listeners choose Joni Mitchell songs that mean the most to them, creating an ultimate playlist to celebrate her 80th birthday.

Thursday 4pm BBC Radio 4 Legend - The Joni Mitchell Story
Join Jesca Hoop for an intimate journey through the life and music of Joni Mitchell, as we explore the life beyond the legend.
2 November 1 of 6 The Urge for Going
9 November 2 of 6 Lady of the Canyon
16 November 3 of 6 Blue


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 30 Oct 23 - 11:49 AM

I dont think this series has been mentioned & it didn't come up in the BBC 'folk' category.


Blas Ceoil - Radio Ulster
,,,starts your weekend in style, featuring new releases, gig guide details and live acoustic sessions to keep. (in Gaelic ~75:25(?) chat:music)
episodes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cmsk6/episodes/
video and audio clips
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cmsk6/clips


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,Anne Lister sans cookie
Date: 30 Oct 23 - 12:08 PM

"Private Passions" on Radio 3 on Sunday was Chris Addison, who chose Eliza Carthy as one of his favourite pieces of music, and talked of being "something of a folkie".


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Nov 23 - 01:05 PM

Joni Mitchell was born on 7 November, 1943; the BBC celebrates her 80th birthday.

Thursday 4pm BBC Radio 4 Legend - The Joni Mitchell Story
Join Jesca Hoop for an intimate journey through the life and music of Joni Mitchell;
2 November 1 of 6 The Urge for Going
9 November 2 of 6 Lady of the Canyon
16 November 3 of 6 Blue

Saturday 4 November 20:00 BBC Radio 4 Archive on 4 Joni Mitchell: Verbatim
Previously unheard interviews, studio out takes, rare demo recordings and
archive dating back to Mitchell’s very first radio interview recorded in 1964.

Wednesday 8 November 9pm BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show
Listeners choose the Joni Mitchell songs that mean the most to them.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Nov 23 - 10:55 AM

Is piping folk? ;)
I just noticed this series of eight programmes that some might be interested in.
NB only temporarily available, two only for two days.


The Piping Season
Gary West follows the fortunes of Scotland's pipers from this year's World Championships to the top solo competitions in Scotland. With a special guest each week, Gary explores eight fundamental ingredients that make the piping world unique.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001r0ww


The weekly piping programme seems to be
Piping Sounds
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001kvzf


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Nov 23 - 02:01 PM

BBC Sounds Radio 2 In Concert Joni Mitchell and James Taylor performing in October 1970.
Released on Saturday 4 Nov 2023 Available for 29 days

Marking her 80th birthday on 7 November, this archive concert recorded at the BBC's Paris Studios in London's Lower Regent Street,
captures Joni along with her guest James Taylor at an early point in their musical careers.

Saturday 4 November 20:00 BBC Radio 4 Archive on 4 Joni Mitchell: Verbatim
Previously unheard interviews, studio out takes, rare demo recordings and
archive dating back to Mitchell’s very first radio interview recorded in 1964.

Wednesday 8 November 9pm BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show
Listeners choose the Joni Mitchell songs that mean the most to them.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Nov 23 - 04:26 PM

BBC Radio 4 4 November Loose Ends Available on BBC Sounds for over a year.
Barrie Rutter, Eliza Carthy, Richard Bean, Leah Brotherhead, Kat Hudson, Chiedu Oraka, Kofi Smiles, Clive Anderson.
Eliza Carthy sings Beautiful Star of Bethlehem - at 14 minutes - from The Wassail tour with Jon Boden.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Nov 23 - 09:04 PM

Dave Webber - Nov 2023
Genevieve Talks Folk
Dave’s been part of the folk tradition for a long time, singing all over the UK and the United States with his wife Anni Fentiman.
Since retiring he’s moved to the country and spends more time looking after his bees and wild flowers.

4½minutes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0gqkrq2


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Nov 23 - 05:55 AM

BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk available now;

Día de los Muertos; Anna explores the traditional music of Mexico on their Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
27 days left to listen

Grammy Award winners Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi in session.
20 days left to listen

Highlights from the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year semi-finals.
13 days left to listen

20.00 Thursday 09/11/2023
21.00 Thursday 16/11/2023
20.00 Thursday 23/11/2023

Many clips - of all kinds - available on the website.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Nov 23 - 12:04 PM

BBC Sounds Radio 6 6 Music Artist Collection
Joni Mitchell Available for 16 days!

Johnny Walker's Long Players 16 Oct 2012 Available for 16 days
Johnnie Walker & David Hepworth examine Joni Mitchell's classic 1971 LP Blue.

Joni Mitchell at the BBC 02 Feb 2023 Available for 16 days
Joni Mitchell in session for the BBC from 1968 & 1972.

Joni Mitchell at TV Centre 17 Oct 2023 Available for 16 days
Joni Mitchell performing live at TV Centre in 1970.

Joni Mitchell Live at Wembley 17 Oct 2023 Available for 16 days
Joni Mitchell recorded live at Wembley Arena in 1983.

The Joni Mitchell Playlist 17 Oct 2023 Available for 16 days
The music of Joni Mitchell chosen by Jess & Camilla from The Staves.


BBC Radio 4 Archive on 4

Joni Mitchell Taught Me How To Feel 7 months left to listen
Music writer and broadcaster Ann Powers explores Joni Mitchell’s impact on her fans and on songwriting. From 2018.

Joni Mitchell: Verbatim 04 Nov 2023 Available for over a year
Joni Mitchell's influential life and career, told in her own words.


BBC Radio 2 Tracks of My Years 05 Nov 2023 Available for 28 days
In this special edition we will be celebrating Joni Mitchell's 80th birthday.

BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show 08 November 2023 then BBC Sounds for 4 weeks
This week, listeners choose Joni Mitchell songs that mean the most to them, creating an ultimate playlist to celebrate her 80th birthday.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Nov 23 - 12:13 PM

BBC Radio 2 Front Row 7.15pm Tuesday 7 November 2023
Billy Bragg, Booker author Paul Murray, Feminist art of the 1970s


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Nov 23 - 01:07 PM

BBC Sounds Radio 6 6 Artist Collection 16 Oct 2012 Available for 16 days
Johnny Walker's Long Players Johnnie Walker & David Hepworth examine Joni Mitchell's classic 1971 LP Blue.

BBC Sounds Radio 4 Blue: Pain and Pleasure 17 Jun 2021 Available for over a year
Marking the 50th anniversary of the release of Joni Mitchell's seminal album Blue, Laura Marling tells the story behind the writing and recording of the album,
and explains why Blue is regarded by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Nov 23 - 05:14 PM

Thursday 4pm BBC Radio 4 Legend - The Joni Mitchell Story
Join Jesca Hoop for an intimate journey through the life and music of Joni Mitchell;
2 November 1 of 6 The Urge for Going Available now on BBC Sounds
9 November 2 of 6 Lady of the Canyon Available now on BBC Sounds
16 November 3 of 6 Blue
23 November 4 of 6 Refuge of the Roads
30 November 5 of 6 Dog Eat Dog
7 December 6 of 6 The Circle Game


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 Nov 23 - 12:44 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/category/music-folk Folk shows

Two pages of links to recent folk shows on national and local BBC radio, with further links to earlier episodes still available.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Sep 23 - 05:53 AM

I don't know how folky this will be - if at all. Simon Armitage and the band do perform in clubs.

Saturday afternoon 15:00 16 September 2023 Drama on 4 The Ballad of Eldon Street - an unnatural history. A new form of radio ballad to mark the centenary of Radio Drama on the BBC.

The story of this iconic Barnsley street told by the people who know it best, interwoven with specially composed songs written by LYR - Simon Armitage, Patrick J Pearson and Richard Walters. With Malcolm Bird, Ann Bunting, Alison Dixon, Wayne Johnson, Tegwen Roberts, Peter Roberts and Steven Skelley. Music performed by Simon Armitage, Patrick Pearson, Richard Walters, Matt Taylor, Beth Bellis and Mike Monahan.

Produced by Susan Roberts A BBC Drama North Production


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 Sep 23 - 03:42 AM

Today 19 September 16:00 BBC Radio 4 The Compass Crossing the Cuillin Mountains

In this two part series, we accompany the writer and mountaineer Robert Macfarlane on his attempt to complete the Cuillin Ridge. This expedition marks twenty years since his first book 'Mountains of the Mind' in which he tries to understand the human fascination with mountains. Along the way, he muses on the ways in which these particular mountains have been explored imaginatively and in reality. The reality for Robert is both challenging and wonderful.

Two modern works are weaved throughout Robert's journey. The words of the great late Gaelic poet Sorely MacLean who knew these mountains intimately and wrote of them in his long poem, 'The Cuillin'. And the more recent musical work of fiddler and composer Duncan Chisholm and his album 'Black Cuillin'. We also feature brand new music from Duncan Chisholm and Gaelic Singer Julie Fowlis. Plus a song with lyrics by Robert Macfarlane based on his experience of the Ridge.

Presented by Robert Macfarlane Produced by Helen Needham
Mountain Guide - Richard Parker Readings by Julie Fowlis and Sorley MacLean
Music by Duncan Chisholm, Julie Fowlis and Donald Shaw Mixed by Ron McCaskill
A BBC Scotland Production made in Aberdeen for BBC Radio 4.

Tuesday 26 September 16:00 BBC Radio 4 The Inaccessible Pinnacle Before Breakfast
Crossing the Cuillin Mountains Robert Macfarlane crosses the iconic Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 29 Sep 23 - 11:28 AM

I've come across a couple more programmes with Robert Macfarlane.
You can find them on BBC Sounds

BBC Radio 3 The Essay First broadcast January 2021.
First Flight The Frozen River Episode 1 of 5

BBC Radio 3 Private Passions First broadcast in July 2013.
Robert Macfarlane


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From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 23 - 03:27 AM

Thanks


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 12 Oct 23 - 02:20 PM

12 October 19.15 BBC Radio 4 Front Row - and BBC Sounds

Martin Hayes has gone from playing the fiddle in his father’s ceilidh band in County Clare to performing for President Obama at the White House. Martin brings his band, The Common Ground Ensemble to perform in the Front Row studio.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Oct 23 - 05:31 AM

BBC Radio 4 10.30 Saturday morning A new series of Soul Music

Today I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston
Then Somewhere from West Side Story
Defying Gravity from Wicked
Days by The Kinks
Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba
Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Oct 23 - 02:15 PM

17 October 19.15 BBC Radio 4 Front Row - and BBC Sounds

Singer Cara Dillon is known globally for her interpretations of traditional Irish songs. As she performs at the Belfast International Arts Festival, she explains why she’s taking a new direction with her upcoming album, the first time she’s released an album of original songs.

And also 9 October Front Row BBC Sounds

Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening’s new album, Cloud Horizons, fuses synthesizers with a bone flute, a sistrum – very old Egyptian instrument - and lyrics based on an inscription in Latin carved on a stone in Northumberland nearly 2 millennia ago. Kathryn talks to Samira about this ancient Northumbrian futurism and plays her smallpipes, live.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Rain Dog
Date: 10 Sep 23 - 02:11 AM

BBC Radio 4 Seek the Light

"Award-winning folk musician Karine Polwart weaves together stories of science, history and the natural world around a theme of light."

Last episode on BBC Radio 4 today at 13.30

The previous 2 episodes are available for the next month.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 27 Sep 23 - 07:23 PM

Ken Loach on Gerrard Winstanley
BBC Radio 4 - Great Lives - 2023

Veteran British film director Ken Loach nominates the 17th century radical pamphleteer and and leader of the Diggers, Gerrard Winstanley.

With Emeritus Professor of Early Modern history, Ann Hughes.

Presented by Matthew Parris and produced for BBC Audio in Bristol by Ellie Richold
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001qtc5

28 minutes


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 02 Oct 23 - 07:03 PM

Sadly it looks like Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folk programme on BBC Radio Shropshire is due to end.
Last episode Sunday 8th October 2023
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt/broadcasts/upcoming


Radio Cambridgeshire's The Folk Show had its last episode on the 24th September.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06j49wd/episodes/player


Tim Walker's Folk on Radio Lincolnshire has another couple of episodes scheduled; 8th & 15th October
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09czfyb/broadcasts/upcoming

Various articles written about bbc cutbacks
www.google.com/search?q=bbc+reducing+local+radio+programmes

Some quotes collected by RadioToday

The changes to Local BBC Radio have been debated in Parliament with the house ruling for the BBC to reconsider the decision to reduce local output.

Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead brought forward the motion and started by saying, in his constituency, BBC Three Counties will turn into BBC Eight Counties on the weekend under current plans.
Sir Mike said: “This is about people. The way that the HR department have handled this is absolutely appalling for a public body.
“This house will not tolerate the undermining of local radio in our constituencies.”

Andy Carter, MP for Warrington South and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Commercial Radio, added: This house expects Ofcom to regulate the BBC, to ensure it robustly holds to account the management of the BBC for delivering local services.”

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck, MP for South Shields: “Disgracefully, it was through the pandemic that the BBC started these cuts asking over 100 staff to take voluntary redundancy, stripping back the schedules, forcing all shows to have four hour slots, with solo presenters.

“This set the scene to make the cuts they want to make now and merging everything from 2pm onwards. For the nation’s flagship broadcaster to introduce these changes without consulting the fee paying public is pretty appalling.”

Rt Hon Sir Robert Buckland KC MP for South Swindon said: “Without local radio then local people are not going to be informed.”

The Conservative MP paid tribute to community radio station Swindon 105.5 but said the BBC has an obligation to provide a local public service.

Many MPs promoted the benefits of local radio including having local conversations with local people, local weather being provided, engagement with listeners and local journalists providing local news – although these elements will still be heard on each local service albeit for fewer hours each day.

Local radio stations will continue to provide local news, and local programmes for eight hours per weekday, although the majority of the discussion assumed the entire network was being closed down.

Over 20 MPs from all over the UK debated the issue for almost two hours, all agreeing the planned reductions to local programmes will cause a substantial change to the network.

In closing, Sir Mike Penning said: “This is what Parliament is about. Parliament has come together on a motion to tell the BBC what they are doing is wrong. The BBC are independent of government, but they are not independent of this house.

“The BBC cannot ignore the motion before the house today and if they do it will be at their peril.”

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2023/06/parliament-local-radio-debate-the-bbc-will-ignore-this-motion-at-their-peril/


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 10 Oct 23 - 11:48 AM

Front Row - BBC radio 4 - Mon 9th Oct 2023
Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening’s new album, Cloud Horizons, fuses synthesizers with a bone flute, a sistrum – very old Egyptian instrument - and lyrics based on an inscription in Latin carved on a stone in Northumberland nearly 2 millennia ago.
Kathryn talks to Samira about this ancient Northumbrian futurism and plays her smallpipes, live.


www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001r7qr

first item \ starts @ ~1minute


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Oct 23 - 07:26 PM

Guitar Legends
10th October 2023 - BBC Radio Scotland
Caroline Moyes explores the legacies of Peerie Willie Johnson and Ian Bairnson.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001rd9f

first item
available for 4 weeks


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 12 Oct 23 - 08:35 AM

90% chat
but might be of interest
Radio Scotland - October 2023

Folk Festival
Eva Runciman looks back at the [Shetland] 2023 Folk Festival.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04kk263/episodes/guide
two episodes
available for ~three weeks


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Oct 23 - 08:41 AM


The Ciderhouse Rebellion - Oct 2023
Genevieve Talks Folk
"We were there within the first 8 bars doing things that shouldn't have been possible."
Master accordionist Murray Grainger and fiddle player Adam Summerhayes tell Genevieve what makes their relationship so special.

9 minutes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0gmpsm7



Chloe Matharu - Oct 2023
Genevieve Talks Folk
Genevieve Tudor talks to Chloe about her career as Navigational Officer and how it inspired her career as an award-winning singer-songwriter and harpist.
9 minutes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0gkzzmd



What is modern folk music? - Jan 2023
The World at One Highlights
Imar's Mohsen Amini & Georgie Gage of The Deep Blue on the evolution of folk.
5 minutes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0dxrm4b

,,, don't shoot the messenger ;)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: DaveRo
Date: 03 Oct 23 - 03:10 AM

These local folk programmes ceased in most of England years ago. Radio London (Mike Sparrow - not just folk), Radio Oxford (Roger Watson), 3-Counties Radio (? Meek and Phil Richards) and most recently Radio Kent (Doug Welch). Genevieve's was always the most ideosyncratic. Perhaps she'll start a podcast - Mike Harding has stopped his. (And sold his bass concertina!)

They survived - indeed were revived after the first set of cutbacks - in Shropshire and Mereseyside, and a new programme started in Sheffield.

Doug Welch now publishes his whats-on on Facebook, BTW: kentsundayfolk


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 30 Oct 23 - 04:59 AM

Monday 30 October 9am BBC Radio 4 Start the Week
The singer Natalie Merchant, writer Michel Faber and teacher-cum-broadcaster Jeffrey Boakye discuss the power of music with Kirsty Wark.

Wednesday 9pm BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show
25 October Texas troubadours and a Suffolk hero 25 days left to listen
1 November
8 November Listeners choose Joni Mitchell songs that mean the most to them, creating an ultimate playlist to celebrate her 80th birthday.

Thursday 4pm BBC Radio 4 Legend - The Joni Mitchell Story
Join Jesca Hoop for an intimate journey through the life and music of Joni Mitchell, as we explore the life beyond the legend.
2 November 1 of 6 The Urge for Going
9 November 2 of 6 Lady of the Canyon
16 November 3 of 6 Blue


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,Anne Lister sans cookie
Date: 30 Oct 23 - 12:08 PM

"Private Passions" on Radio 3 on Sunday was Chris Addison, who chose Eliza Carthy as one of his favourite pieces of music, and talked of being "something of a folkie".


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Nov 23 - 01:05 PM

Joni Mitchell was born on 7 November, 1943; the BBC celebrates her 80th birthday.

Thursday 4pm BBC Radio 4 Legend - The Joni Mitchell Story
Join Jesca Hoop for an intimate journey through the life and music of Joni Mitchell;
2 November 1 of 6 The Urge for Going
9 November 2 of 6 Lady of the Canyon
16 November 3 of 6 Blue

Saturday 4 November 20:00 BBC Radio 4 Archive on 4 Joni Mitchell: Verbatim
Previously unheard interviews, studio out takes, rare demo recordings and
archive dating back to Mitchell’s very first radio interview recorded in 1964.

Wednesday 8 November 9pm BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show
Listeners choose the Joni Mitchell songs that mean the most to them.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Nov 23 - 02:01 PM

BBC Sounds Radio 2 In Concert Joni Mitchell and James Taylor performing in October 1970.
Released on Saturday 4 Nov 2023 Available for 29 days

Marking her 80th birthday on 7 November, this archive concert recorded at the BBC's Paris Studios in London's Lower Regent Street,
captures Joni along with her guest James Taylor at an early point in their musical careers.

Saturday 4 November 20:00 BBC Radio 4 Archive on 4 Joni Mitchell: Verbatim
Previously unheard interviews, studio out takes, rare demo recordings and
archive dating back to Mitchell’s very first radio interview recorded in 1964.

Wednesday 8 November 9pm BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show
Listeners choose the Joni Mitchell songs that mean the most to them.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Nov 23 - 04:26 PM

BBC Radio 4 4 November Loose Ends Available on BBC Sounds for over a year.
Barrie Rutter, Eliza Carthy, Richard Bean, Leah Brotherhead, Kat Hudson, Chiedu Oraka, Kofi Smiles, Clive Anderson.
Eliza Carthy sings Beautiful Star of Bethlehem - at 14 minutes - from The Wassail tour with Jon Boden.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Nov 23 - 05:55 AM

BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk available now;

Día de los Muertos; Anna explores the traditional music of Mexico on their Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
27 days left to listen

Grammy Award winners Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi in session.
20 days left to listen

Highlights from the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year semi-finals.
13 days left to listen

20.00 Thursday 09/11/2023
21.00 Thursday 16/11/2023
20.00 Thursday 23/11/2023

Many clips - of all kinds - available on the website.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Nov 23 - 12:04 PM

BBC Sounds Radio 6 6 Music Artist Collection
Joni Mitchell Available for 16 days!

Johnny Walker's Long Players 16 Oct 2012 Available for 16 days
Johnnie Walker & David Hepworth examine Joni Mitchell's classic 1971 LP Blue.

Joni Mitchell at the BBC 02 Feb 2023 Available for 16 days
Joni Mitchell in session for the BBC from 1968 & 1972.

Joni Mitchell at TV Centre 17 Oct 2023 Available for 16 days
Joni Mitchell performing live at TV Centre in 1970.

Joni Mitchell Live at Wembley 17 Oct 2023 Available for 16 days
Joni Mitchell recorded live at Wembley Arena in 1983.

The Joni Mitchell Playlist 17 Oct 2023 Available for 16 days
The music of Joni Mitchell chosen by Jess & Camilla from The Staves.


BBC Radio 4 Archive on 4

Joni Mitchell Taught Me How To Feel 7 months left to listen
Music writer and broadcaster Ann Powers explores Joni Mitchell’s impact on her fans and on songwriting. From 2018.

Joni Mitchell: Verbatim 04 Nov 2023 Available for over a year
Joni Mitchell's influential life and career, told in her own words.


BBC Radio 2 Tracks of My Years 05 Nov 2023 Available for 28 days
In this special edition we will be celebrating Joni Mitchell's 80th birthday.

BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show 08 November 2023 then BBC Sounds for 4 weeks
This week, listeners choose Joni Mitchell songs that mean the most to them, creating an ultimate playlist to celebrate her 80th birthday.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Nov 23 - 12:13 PM

BBC Radio 2 Front Row 7.15pm Tuesday 7 November 2023
Billy Bragg, Booker author Paul Murray, Feminist art of the 1970s


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Nov 23 - 01:07 PM

BBC Sounds Radio 6 6 Artist Collection 16 Oct 2012 Available for 16 days
Johnny Walker's Long Players Johnnie Walker & David Hepworth examine Joni Mitchell's classic 1971 LP Blue.

BBC Sounds Radio 4 Blue: Pain and Pleasure 17 Jun 2021 Available for over a year
Marking the 50th anniversary of the release of Joni Mitchell's seminal album Blue, Laura Marling tells the story behind the writing and recording of the album,
and explains why Blue is regarded by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Nov 23 - 05:14 PM

Thursday 4pm BBC Radio 4 Legend - The Joni Mitchell Story
Join Jesca Hoop for an intimate journey through the life and music of Joni Mitchell;
2 November 1 of 6 The Urge for Going Available now on BBC Sounds
9 November 2 of 6 Lady of the Canyon Available now on BBC Sounds
16 November 3 of 6 Blue
23 November 4 of 6 Refuge of the Roads
30 November 5 of 6 Dog Eat Dog
7 December 6 of 6 The Circle Game


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 Nov 23 - 12:44 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/category/music-folk Folk shows

Two pages of links to recent folk shows on national and local BBC radio, with further links to earlier episodes still available.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 23 Oct 23 - 07:13 PM

Genevieve's podcast page is
https://m.mixcloud.com/Genevieve_Tudor/
& facebook announcements page
https://facebook.com/groups/genevieve.tudor/announcements
(the playlist might be buried in the ordinary posts somewhere)


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From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 29 Oct 23 - 09:39 PM


Polly Bolton - Oct 2023
Genevieve Talks Folk - Radio Shropshire
Folk singer Polly Bolton talks to Genevieve about her new project, "An acre of land" a collection of folk songs rooted in south Shropshire and The Marches.
10 minutes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0gp3zn6

(^ This is the Shropshire Polly Bolton, not the Polly Bolton who sings with The Trials of Cato
https://youtu.be/o5GR7vl_Xvk&t=0m39s)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 30 Oct 23 - 11:49 AM

I dont think this series has been mentioned & it didn't come up in the BBC 'folk' category.


Blas Ceoil - Radio Ulster
,,,starts your weekend in style, featuring new releases, gig guide details and live acoustic sessions to keep. (in Gaelic ~75:25(?) chat:music)
episodes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cmsk6/episodes/
video and audio clips
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cmsk6/clips


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Nov 23 - 10:55 AM

Is piping folk? ;)
I just noticed this series of eight programmes that some might be interested in.
NB only temporarily available, two only for two days.


The Piping Season
Gary West follows the fortunes of Scotland's pipers from this year's World Championships to the top solo competitions in Scotland. With a special guest each week, Gary explores eight fundamental ingredients that make the piping world unique.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001r0ww


The weekly piping programme seems to be
Piping Sounds
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001kvzf


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Nov 23 - 09:04 PM

Dave Webber - Nov 2023
Genevieve Talks Folk
Dave’s been part of the folk tradition for a long time, singing all over the UK and the United States with his wife Anni Fentiman.
Since retiring he’s moved to the country and spends more time looking after his bees and wild flowers.

4½minutes
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0gqkrq2


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Dec 23 - 01:43 PM

Loose Ends BBC Radio 4 18.15 2 December

Clive Anderson and Kiri Pritchard-McLean are joined by Max Boyce, Non Evans, AJ and Curtis Pritchard and Caryl Lewis for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

With music from Angharad Jenkins & Huw Warren and Aisha Kigs, recorded at Swansea Grand Theatre.

Calennig by Angharad Jenkins & Huw Warren "Beautiful new versions of Welsh Plygain Carols"
Exclusive Preorder of Calennig CD (Sienco4) - signed and numbered by Angharad Jenkins and Huw Warren.
Original artwork of Plygain Candlestick by Lowri Davies, CD design by Almon.
Official launch launch on Dec 1st 2023


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Dec 23 - 01:55 PM

Travelling Folk BBC Radio Scotland Released On: 30 Nov 2023 Available for 28 days

30 November marks 100 years since the death of Scottish revolutionary John MacLean - whose life story, and the tragedy of his martyrdom, has inspired many of Scotland's poets and songwriters over the years. On the centenary of MacLean's death, Allan Henderson explores the remarkable life of the man behind the music.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Dec 23 - 04:12 PM

BBC Radio 4 Front Row 27 November; Available now on BBC Sounds
Maria Callas, Johnny Flynn and Robert Macfarlane, Rory Pilgrim

After successfully teaming up during the pandemic to create the album, Lost in the Cedar Wood, musician and actor Johnny Flynn
and nature writer and poet Robert Macfarlane talk to Tom about their second collaboration The Moon Also Rises,
and Johnny performs live in the Front Row studio.

Here are the Official Folk Albums Chart Top 40 for October 2023;
NEW        No.1        THE MOON ALSO RISES        JOHNNY FLYNN & ROBERT MACFARLANE


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 11 Dec 23 - 04:45 AM

Tuesday 12 December 14.00 BBC Radio 3 Afternoon concert
Including more Croatian folk music with the HRT Tamburitza Orchestra and musicians of the LADO National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia.

Saturday 16 December 16.00 BBC Radio 3 Music Planet Maddy Prior
Kathryn Tickell visits English folk star singer Maddy Prior at home in Cumbria. As lead singer of Steeleye Span, she was at the forefront of the 1970s English folk revival.

Saturday 23 December 16.15 BBC Radio 3 Music Planet A Folk Christmas
Kathryn Tickell explores Christmas folk music from the British Isles. Yorkshire and Derbyshire have their own rich folk carol repertoire that's still widely sung in pubs today, and Cornwall has also kept a distinctive tradition, which includes the celebrated ‘Sans Day Carol’. We'll also hear a carol in the Manx language, the song 'Leanabh an Aigh' in Scots Gaelic, and there's a track from Ireland's The Chieftains, plus songs from a Welsh 'plygain' service, which takes place on Christmas morning between the hours of three and six.

Saturday 30 December 16.00 BBC Radio 3 Music Planet Angelique Kidjo
Lopa Kothari meets Angelique Kidjo, who has been a star singer in African music for more than four decades.

Wednesday 21.00 BBC Radio 2 BBC Folk Show

6 December Carols and seasonal songs inspired by Christmas customs and scenes of town and country. 19 days left to listen

13 December Kate Rusby and her band pile into the studio to lead a seasonal singalong. Kate's new album Light Years is the latest in her proud history of celebrating Christmas on record and on stage.

20 December Julie Fowlis and Karine Polwart speak and sing in the remote village of Inverie, after two lengthy journeys.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 11 Dec 23 - 05:54 AM

BBC Radio Ulster Folk Club with Lynette Fay

18 Nov 2023 7 days left to listen
Folk and traditional music from Ireland and beyond. New music from John Francis Flynn, The Henry Girls & Ríoghnach Connolly, Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin.
Live performances from Paul Brady and Conor Mallon from the NI Music Prize.

25 Nov 2923 14 days left to listen
With new releases from Boygenius & Ye Vagabonds, Cillian Vallely & David Doocey, John Francis Flynn and more.

02 Dec 2023 21 days left to listen Shane MacGowan
Tribute to the Pogues frontman, songwriter of a generation who died this week. Winter warmers special in the second hour - songs and tunes to warm the cold winter.

09 Dec 2023 Available for 28 days Kate Rusby
Kate Rusby joins Lynette and talks about her love of Christmas songs and traditions as she releases her seventh Christmas album. New music from Dervish, Plúirín na mBan, Ispíní na hÉireann, Heidi Talbot and more.

Sat 23 Dec 2023 20:03 Radio Ulster Christmas Folk Club
From Jingle Bell Jazz to Oíche Chiúin, Lynette has the ultimate Christmas folk playlist. The perfect accompaniment for cooking, wrapping or travelling this Christmas.

Sat 30 Dec 29.03 Radio Ulster Folk Club
Lynette reviews what has been a great year for folk music, playing some of her favourite songs and tunes of the year, including studio session tracks.


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From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 14 Dec 23 - 11:03 PM

Sumer Is Icumen In
Michael Rosen traces the history of the folk tune, Sumer Is Icumen In.
Recorded at the British Library.
With music library curator Richard Chesser.

12 mins
- First broadcast on BBC World Service in 1995.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p033k73w


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 Dec 23 - 04:15 AM

BBC Radio 2 10am Saturday 2 December Claudia Winkleman with Billy Porter and Johnny Flynn!

Claudia Winkleman settles in for another fabulous Saturday morning.
This week it's all singing and stardom, with Billy Porter and Johnny Flynn joining the fun.

16 days left to listen, 2 hours, 27 minutes. Programme website gives an idea of running order.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 Dec 23 - 04:32 AM

BBC Radio 4 15:15 Christmas Day 2023 With Great Pleasure
Repeated at 21:00 Boxing Day 2023

Ruth Jones shares the poems and stories that have meant the most in her life as a writer and actress, for our festive delight.
The co-creator of the hugely-loved sit-com Gavin and Stacey shares some of her early comic inspirations as well as memories of growing up in Wales.

Recorded in the BBC Radio Theatre, her readers are Steve Speirs and Yasmine Akram, with music from English folk musicians Kate Rusby and Damien O’Kane. Music includes;
Porthcawl by Chartered Hurricane
The Rocking Carol by Kate Rusby & Damien O'Kane
A Yorkshire Merry Christmas by Kate Rusby & Damien O'Kane
Caledonia by Dougie MacLean


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 Dec 23 - 08:52 AM

BBC Radio 4 Seek the Light; Singer, story teller and seven-times Radio 2 Folk Awards winner, Karine Polwart brings together her love of science, history and the natural world.

27 Aug 2023 I'm Not Who You Think; Available for over a year
She begins the series with the story of the Sabal Bermudana. This rare palm tree was the pride of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic gardens and the oldest specimen in their living collection.

03 Sep 2023 Sea Swallows; Available for over a year
Of all the amazing stories of bird migration none is more epic than that of the Arctic Tern, sometimes nicknamed the sea swallow because of its graceful, streamlined shape and long tail streamers.

10 Sep 2023 Out of the Shadows; Available for over a year
Karine looks up into the dark for a story of discovery, diversity and the righting of a historical wrong.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 Dec 23 - 08:56 AM

You can also search for;

BBC Sounds music category folk Dec 2023


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Dec 23 - 06:32 AM

BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends Lounge

23.00 Monday 25 December 2023 Christmas Day
Clive Anderson with the first of two programmes showcasing some of the best music performances on Loose Ends this year, including Suzanne Vega, Carminho, Joesef, Rae Morris, Ondara, Romeo Stodart and Sacha T.

22.00 Sunday 31 December 2023 New Year's Eve
Clive Anderson with the final programme showcasing some of the best music performances on Loose Ends this year, featuring Pokey LaFarge, The Teskey Brothers, Rae Morris, Fantastic Negrito, Daoirí Farrell and Galen & Paul.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Dec 23 - 09:52 AM

The Music Planet on R3 that henryp mentioned, with Kathryn Tickell chatting with Maddy Prior, was a very nice listen.


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From: DaveRo
Date: 20 Dec 23 - 11:04 AM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001thbn

BBC Radio 3 Christmas Eve 18:15 2023

While Shepherds Watched: The hidden world of the South Yorkshire village carol sings

Sunday Feature

Elizabeth Alker explores the ancient tradition of South Yorkshire carolling. Originally sung in churches by musicians and choirs, the carol tradition in the Victorian era suffered what must have appeared to some as a huge reverse. Carols, it seemed, had failed the Victorian humour test and all but a few were driven out of churches. They found a new home, however, in pubs around Sheffield and South Yorkshire, where they found favour and sometimes a licentious edge. They flourish there today where the tradition has survived intact and according to the international carol singing expert, the musicologist Dr Ian Russell, Professor Emeritus of the University of Aberdeen, the movement is proving increasingly popular, spreading across county lines to other part of the UK and abroad. And the tradition of carol composing is still evolving there too - there are over 30 charted versions of While Shepherds Watched, for instance, including revivals of once lost examples. Elizabeth Alker sets out in search of lost carols, a thriving and binding social phenomenon, speaking with Dr. Russell, local punters for whom these carols serve an important social function and folk musicians like Kate Rusby, brought up on the pub carolling tradition and one of the vast array of musicians who are enabling this hidden tradition to flourish.

Release date: 24 December 2023
44 minutes


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 20 Dec 23 - 12:35 PM

BBC Radio 3 17:00-19:00 Wednesday 20 December In Tune Christmas Special

Live from the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House in London, presenters Katie Derham and Sean Rafferty bring you a Christmas party celebration like no other! With special live performances from some of the show’s greatest performer friends, including cellist Natalie Clein, folk singer Cara Dillon, pianist Iain Farrington, Alex Mendham and His Orchestra, the Kleio String Quartet and the BBC Singers, don't miss them play all your favourite Christmas classics alongside a seasonal reading from writer and comedian Sandi Toksvig.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 20 Dec 23 - 02:27 PM

BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week A Vaughan Williams Christmas

Monday 18 December Leith Hill Place
Tuesday 19 December Christmases in Italy and London
Wednesday 20 December At War
Thursday 21 December White Gates,
including The Ploughboy’s Dream by Coope, Boyes & Simpson
Friday 22 December Hanover Terrace


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 20 Dec 23 - 04:25 PM

BBC RADIO 4 16:30 Christmas Eve 2023 Pilgrimage for a Pint

Folk musicians Julie Fowlis and Karine Polwart set out on a journey to the most remote pub in mainland Britain - The Old Forge in Inverie.
Joining Julie and Karine are fellow musicians Iain MacFarlane and Ingrid Henderson, and the poets Sarah Grant and Doug Wilson Garry.

Located on the Knoydart Peninsular on the west coast of Scotland, the pub is only accessible by a 15 mile hike through the hills from the nearest single-track road,
or by sailing into Loch Nevis from the port of Mallaig.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 22 Dec 23 - 01:02 AM

BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA Archive on 4 20:00 Wednesday 20 December Available now on BBC Sounds

Sing Christmas; On Christmas Day 1957, the BBC made a ground-breaking hour-long live broadcast. Christmas songs were transmitted from around the British Isles. Texan folklorist and broadcaster Alan Lomax was the host.

The broadcast was a mixture of ancient carols, folk songs, calypso, West African music, dixieland, skiffle, children's carols and glees. Singers across the country contributed live performances, with Lomax sitting at the centre of the web in a Birmingham studio.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 22 Dec 23 - 08:04 PM

Moya Brennan - Dec 2023
Irish Music Icons
Moya Brennan joins Lynette Fay to reflect on her life in music.
From the early days at Leo’s Tavern in Donegal to global success with her band Clannad and later recognition as a solo artist. Moya has sent tremors through the world of traditional music, taking the Irish language to places it had never been before.
A definitive interview with one of our great artists who continues to redefine Irish music today.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001tqsl
(the programme on the Sounds app is time limited but the video on this page might be available indefinitely)

Irish Music Icons
series page
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001dq7v/episodes/player


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 23 Dec 23 - 03:38 AM

Today; a reminder!

Saturday 23 December 16.15 BBC Radio 3 Music Planet A Folk Christmas

Kathryn Tickell explores Christmas folk music from the British Isles. Yorkshire and Derbyshire have their own rich folk carol repertoire that's still widely sung in pubs today, and Cornwall has also kept a distinctive tradition, which includes the celebrated ‘Sans Day Carol’.

We'll also hear a carol in the Manx language, the song 'Leanabh an Aigh' in Scots Gaelic, and there's a track from Ireland's The Chieftains, plus songs from a Welsh 'plygain' service, which takes place on Christmas morning between the hours of three and six.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 23 Dec 23 - 07:23 AM

Moya Brennan's Christmassy solo album, sadly, was rated as a bit mediocre by the Irish Times.

Moya Brennan: Nollaig Gaelach - The first lady of Celtic music corners her market

"...Better songs and better production would have allowed Brennan to use her voice to more potent effect..."


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 23 Dec 23 - 09:02 AM

BBC Radio 4 12:04 Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December Archive on 4: Joni Mitchell: Verbatim
Her life and career described in her own words. Repeat


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 23 Dec 23 - 09:15 AM

BBC Radio 4 12:04 Thursday 28 December Archive on 4: Bob Dylan: Verbatim
His life and music in his own words. Repeat


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 23 Dec 23 - 09:29 AM

BBC Radio 3 New Year's Eve 12:00 Sunday 31 December Private Passions Johnny Flynn

He’s currently starring as Richard Burton in the play The Motive and the Cue, the story of how Burton and Sir John Gielgud clashed as they staged Hamlet on Broadway in 1964.

Johnny has also released four albums with his band Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit. He composed the theme song for the acclaimed TV series Detectorists, and more recently he’s collaborated with the nature writer Robert MacFarlane on two folk albums: Lost in the Cedarwood and The Moon Also Rises. His musical choices include Paul Robeson, Sondheim and Bizet.

Official Folk Albums Chart Top 40 for October 2023; No.1 THE MOON ALSO RISES JOHNNY FLYNN & ROBERT MACFARLANE


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 Dec 23 - 02:31 AM

BBC Radio 4 Broadcasting House 9:00 24 December 2023
A Christmas carol written by a Barnsley factory worker 90 years ago has been brought back to life after being uncovered by museum archivists.

It was found during research for the anniversary of the opening of Barnsley's Town Hall in 1933. Written by bottle-maker Arthur Godfrey, Christmas Eve is inspired by the Christmas bell chimes rung by some churches at midnight on 24 December.

Barnsley Museum recorded it to mark the Town Hall's anniversary on 14 December. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orlqLBPFnxk Barnsley carol


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From: GUEST
Date: 24 Dec 23 - 10:34 AM

BBC RADIO 4 15:00 Christmas Eve A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
BBC RADIO 3 13.08 Christmas Day
A service of carols, hymns and readings live from the candlelit Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.

Hymn: Once in royal David's City (Irby, descant Ledger)
Carol: Out of your sleep (Robin Nelson)
Carol: Adam lay ybounden (Matthew Martin)
Carol: Illuminare Jerusalem (Judith Weir)
Carol: O radiant dawn (James MacMillan)
Hymn: O Little town of Bethlehem (Forest Green, descant Armstrong)
Carol: King Jesus hath a garden (Trad. Dutch arr. Wood, Cleobury)
Carol: A spotless rose (Philip Ledger)
Carol: Gabriel’s message (Trad. Basque, arr. Willcocks)
Carol: Hereford Carol (arr. Robinson)
Carol: Sir Christemas (Mathias)
Hymn: The first Nowell the angel did say (The first Nowell, arr. Willcocks)
Carol: The Cradle (Cheryl Frances-Hoad) – 2023 Commission
Carol: All the stars looked down (John Rutter)
Carol: Benedicamus Domino (Warlock)
Hymn: O come, all ye faithful (Adeste Fideles, arr. Willcocks, Daniel Hyde)
Hymn: Hark, the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn, arr. Willcocks)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Rain Dog
Date: 25 Dec 23 - 12:47 AM

On BBC Radio 4 last nighg was a repeat of a programme originally broadcast in 2015

Soul Music - Fairytale of New York

"The tragi-comic tale of love gone sour and shattered dreams eloquently depicted in the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York is the focus of this edition of Soul Music. James Fearnley, pianist with The Pogues recounts how the song started off as a transatlantic love story between an Irish seafarer missing his girl at Christmas before becoming the bittersweet reminiscences of the Irish immigrant down on his luck in the Big Apple, attempting to win back the woman he wooed with promises of 'cars big as bars and rivers of gold'.

Gaelic footballer Alisha Jordan came to New York to play football aged 17 from County Meath in Ireland. Despite being dazzled by the glamour and pace of New York City, she missed her family and friends and stencilled the words 'Fairytale of New York' on her apartment wall as an affirmation of her determination to make the most of her new life in the city. When she was later attacked on the street by a stranger, the words came to signify her battle to recover and not to
let the horrific facial injuries she suffered defeat her or her ambition to captain her football team.

Rachel Burdett posted the video of the song onto her friend Michelle's social media page to let her know she was thinking of her and praying for her safe return when Michelle went missing suddenly one December. Stories of redemption and of a recognition that Christmas is often not the fairytale we are sold, told through a seasonal favourite.

Producer: Maggie Ayre."


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 27 Dec 23 - 02:36 PM

Another seasonal 'Soul Music' programme

Auld Lang Syne - 2016
Soul Music
Soul Music hears the stories behind the song, how it went from being a reflective melancholic Scottish air about the parting of the ways, to the jaunty tune we know today.
NB Only a small portion from musicians. It's mostly stories of love, sorrow, hope and joy, emotions that are especially heightened at this time of year.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b085trlz


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 28 Dec 23 - 12:52 PM

"BBC Radio 4 12:04 Thursday 28 December Archive on 4: Bob Dylan: Verbatim
His life and music in his own words. Repeat"

I heard this in the car today. There wasn't much else on. 30 seconds of it confirmed for me what I've always thought of him (which isn't much). A clip of his snarly, whining voice singing a contorted Pretty Boy Floyd morphed into Woody singing it in his plain, clear, storytelling way. From the ridiculous to the sublime. Still, whatever stirs yer loins!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 28 Dec 23 - 08:12 PM

The Longpuddle Players
Mackenzie Crook reading a comic tale from his favourite author Thomas Hardy's collection A Few Crusted Characters.
> 1:00 the bogus fiddler trying for a free meal
> 5:20 the band gets banished from the church

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001trw8


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 30 Dec 23 - 02:15 AM

BBC Radio 4 6.30 Saturday 30 December Farming Today The Pull of the Plough Available for 29 days

Vernon Harwood visits the British National Ploughing Championships near Taunton to meet the people with a passion for ploughs and ploughing to discover why the task of turning the soil holds such a fascination.

Along the way he meets the man who cares for a priceless collection of Victorian ploughs in Berkshire, a famous cheese-maker with a prized Gloucestershire Long Plough, celebrated folk singer John Kirkpatrick keeping forgotten plough songs alive and comes nose-to-muzzle with Sam and Tilly, the last working plough horses in Somerset.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 30 Dec 23 - 06:01 PM

BBC Nan Gaidheal 29 December 2023 Caithream Ciùil Available for 28 days
Ceòl Gaidhealach 's Ceilteach agus fiosrachadh air na tha dol agaibhse, còmhla ri Seonag Monk. Tha ceòl aig Seonag bho Trail West, Tim Edey, Rachel Hair is Fara. Cuiribh fios thugainn mu na tachartasan tha dol agaibhse gu dethadol@bbc.co.uk.

BBC Nan Gaidheal 29 December 2023 A' Mire ri Mòir Available for 28 days
Tha i beachdail, tha i beòthail agus tha Morag Dhòmhnallach a' feitheamh ribh le taghadh ciùil 's taghadh de dh'òrain Ghàidhlig. Feuch gum bi sibh ann còmhla rithe airson seanchas neo dhà cuideachd. Cuiribh fios thugainn mu dè tha dol agaibhse agus ar naidheachdan le teachdaireachd fhàgail air duilleag Facebook BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, neo sgrìobhaibh post-dealain gu mor@bbc.co.uk, neo fònaibh an asgaidh gu 08000 96 70 50.Tiompan

BBC Nan Gaidheal 29 December 2023 Available for 29 days
Mairead NicIllinnein le ceòl Ceilteach, clàran ùra agus fios mu cò tha cluich càite. Tha ceòl aig Mairead bho The Henry Girls, Joan Shelley, Project Smok agus gu leòr eile.

BBC Radio Scotland 30 December 2023 Take the Floor Available for 29 days
Our session for you tonight comes from the specially formed Centenary Scottish Country Dance Players.

BBC Radio Scotland 30 December 2023 Piping Sounds Available for 29 days
In the last Piping Sounds of the year Mìcheal looks back at the piping highlights of 2023 with sets from Calum Beaumont, Brìghde Chaimbeul and Mark Saul. He also has medleys from Rura and Inveraray and District Pipe Band.

BBC Radio Ulster 30 December 2023 Folk Club Available for 29 days
Lynette Fay reviews what has been a great year for folk music, playing some of her favourite songs and tunes of the year, including studio session tracks.

BBC Radio Scotland 18:00 31 December 2023 Runrig: A Celebration
Gary Innes celebrates 50 Years of Celtic rock band, Runrig showcasing their incredible legacy through their music, interviews with the band and their fans.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 30 Dec 23 - 06:24 PM

BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal 30 December 2023 Sar Chlar Skippinish The Seventh Wave Repeat from 28 Dec 2021 Available for 29 days
Còmhradh le Rhoda Meek ann an Tiriodh, 's i a' toirt dhuinn clàr le sàr chòmhlan an eilein sin fhèin, Skipinnish, airson ar cur ann an sunnd ro àm na Bliadhn’ Ùire.

BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal 10:30am 31 December 2023 Crunluath Còmhla ri Mìcheal Steele Taghadh de cheòl na pìoba. A selection of pipe music.
An t-seachdain sa tha Micheal a' coimhead air ais air a' bhliadhna 2023 ann an saoghal na pìobaireachd. Cluinnidh sibh cuid de na bhuannaich na farpaisean mòra agus ceòl bho na clàran ùra a thàinig a-mach air a' bhliadhna.


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Jan 24 - 11:53 AM

Happy New Year to you all!

Thank you for your interest and all your contributions.

Hope to see you on the 2024 page.


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From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 16 Jan 24 - 10:40 AM

Recording on the Nomads' Trail
Sunday Feature - December 2023

Musician Paul Purgas explores the life of Deben Bhattacharya, the uncelebrated godfather of Indian field recording.
Bhattacharya’s recordings have shaped the way the West has listened to the sounds of South Asia and beyond and the vastness of his output is remarkable: he produced over 100 records, 23 films and published more than a dozen books during his lifetime. He also left over 400 hours of tape recordings going far beyond India.
Who was the man behind it all? And what are we to make of his legacy today?

In Stockholm, Purgas visits the Musikverket archives to learn more about Bhattacharya’s approach to documenting songs and traditions. Here was a man who had dedicated his life to capturing the sounds of music, landscape and life on the road, embarking on extensive field recording trips throughout Asia and Europe; and yet his name seems to have been somewhat forgotten from the histories of what is now known as World Music. Purgas charts Bhattacharya’s journey, from his early life in India, to his work with the BBC where he introduced Indian music to British listeners in the 1950s. We hear first-hand accounts of Bhattacharya’s travels, explore the new possibilities that technology had to offer at the time, and delve into the rich archive of sounds recorded along the way.

With contributions from:
Dr DM Withers, Lecturer in Publishing at the University of Exeter
Robert Millis, Seattle-based sound artist
Srimoyi Bhattacharya, Bhattacharya’s daughter
Birgit Lundin, Bhattacharya’s ex-wife
Adim Lundin, Bhattacharya’s son
Wictor Johansson, archivist at Musikverket in Stockholm
Moushumi Bhowmik, Bengali musician and researcher
Sushrita Acharjee, Doctoral scholar at Jadavpur University
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001t2jj


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From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 22 Jan 24 - 08:22 PM

Soundtrack to life - September 2023
Start the Week
The American singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant often uses fictional or mythological characters in her songs, to capture contemporary and political concerns. Her latest album, Keep Your Courage, is a song cycle composed entirely of love songs. She tells Kirsty Wark she wanted to explore the isolation of illness and the power of care, felt in the last few years.

In his new book, Musical Truth, the educator and broadcaster Jeffrey Boakye creates a soundtrack that encapsulates key historical moments of the 20th and 21st century – from the carving up of Africa to feminism and football. Using jazz, disco and hip hop he explores how music both feeds into and mirrors its time, as well as its political and cultural impact.

But the writer Michel Faber is more interested in how music affects the individual. In a collection of essays, Listen: On Music, Sound and Us, he explores what’s going on inside when we listen to a whole range of tunes. And he asks two questions: how do we listen to music and why?

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001ry9f


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