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BBC Radio 2, 15 January - 21st Century Folk

GUEST,keberoxu 26 Jan 23 - 06:07 PM
Dave the Gnome 24 Jan 23 - 06:18 AM
FreddyHeadey 14 Jan 23 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,henryp 14 Jan 23 - 07:24 AM
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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 15 January 21st Century Folk
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 26 Jan 23 - 06:07 PM

Sean Cooney's song is LONG --
no wonder he had to have the lyrics in front of him.
Fun, though.
Except when it was too true to life:

"people eating pet food 'cos they can't afford to cook" --
that really does happen.

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Subject: 21st century folk
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Jan 23 - 06:18 AM

Anyone heard the BBC Folk show's item 21st Century folk? I have heard a couple up to now and they were both very good in my opinion. I have not linked to the individual podcasts but here is a link to the overall concept -

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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 15 January 21st Century Folk
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 14 Jan 23 - 10:38 AM

Blimey. I know they are mostly somber subjects but with the exception of Sean Cooney's song about the Doctor I found them all terribly ponderous.
Surely should have had the Young'uns doing the song for the foyboatmen.

Here's the page with the programmes available

I presume the YouTubes of the songs
will remain for longer.

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Subject: BBC Radio 2 15 January 21st Century Folk
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Jan 23 - 07:24 AM

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

Sean Cooney of Stockton-on-Tees band The Young'uns has turned Dr Lone's story into a song called Doctor Boro, combining his passions for the NHS and Middlesbrough FC.
Watch The Young'Uns on Youtube

Martyn Joseph sings about how Andrea Bell serves "a cup of love" in the soup kitchen and food bank she helps to run in Sunderland. Watch on YouTube

Michael Dodds, a fifth-generation foyboatman who helps ships dock in the Port of Sunderland, stars in a modern maritime folk tune by Kathryn Williams and Squeeze's Chris Difford. Watch on YouTube

The Unthanks and Angeline Morrison sing that Katie Toner, from Northumberland, "will make a dream" for neurodiverse children by organising accessible parties and sleepovers. Watch on YouTube

Thea Gilmore puts the spotlight on Delyth Raffell, whose daughter Ellen died in 2019 at the age of 16 after suffering an allergic reaction, and who set up the charity Ellen's Gift of Hope.
Watch on The One Show on BBC One at 19:00 GMT on Monday and on BBC iPlayer

Now available on demand on BBC Sounds but only for 24 days!

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