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BBC Radio This week 2023

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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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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
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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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
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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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
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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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
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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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
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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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
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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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
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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Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
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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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: 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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