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« on: March 03, 2010, 12:51:08 PM »

Many apologies to all who find this old ground - I'm quite new here and new to a lot of other things besides, such as folk music on the radio.
Please could someone tell me the best / most widely listened to regular radio shows that cover folk music please, specifically new releases of folk from British and Irish artists?
Also, does anyone know any good shows that cover world/roots or American folk/roots music?
Thanks in advance for any replies, I know this must be annoyingly obvious to most of you.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 12:56:10 PM »

Self promotion alert!!
You could try mine that mixes all that you like in a somewhat ad hoc manner. You can find the show, it's called Roots And Branches, on WCR FM which around the Wolverhampton area can be found on 101.8 FM and everywhere at www.wcrfm.com. It's broadcast at 10pm on Thursday night with a repeat at midnight on Sunday.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 12:58:13 PM »

This one's good, Marc.

http://www.folkradio.co.uk/
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 02:16:22 PM »

The BBC local radio folk music programmes I have listened to and enjoyed in the past include:

  • Folkwaves on Radio Derby
  • Genevieve Tudor on Radio Shropshire
  • Johnny Coppin on Radio Gloucestershire


I don't know about including new releases but I always hear something new to me and something that I like. Smiley

Anyone know any other of the BBC local radio progs worth listening to?
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 02:45:38 PM »

Also on i-player old Digance is doing Devon Folk, on BBC Devon strangely enough.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 04:28:04 PM »

Not forgetting Mike Harding on Radio 2, 7-8pm this and every Wednesday evening.
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010, 05:22:27 PM »


This one's good, Marc.
http://www.folkradio.co.uk/


I didn't know about this one. Thanks for the info...
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2010, 05:37:02 PM »


Self promotion alert!!


Likewise - I present a show on Diversity FM, a community radio station in Lancaster, and it's mainly folk and acoustic stuff I play along with whatever else people request. I feature local musicians as and when they send cds in to me.

With Monday having been St David's Days I'm playing a couple of Martyn Joseph tracks on this week's show. I'm on air on Fridays at 1pm, repeated (usually) at 8pm Friday and 4pm Sunday.

103.5FM in the Lancaster & Morecambe area or listen online at http://diversityfm.co.uk

I post my playlists at http://blogs.myspace.com/offthebeatentracks

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 06:38:29 PM »

The Durbervilles Folk and roots show on BBC radio Leeds

Sundays @ 8 and all week on Iplayer.

Great music and fun !!!

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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2011, 01:56:17 PM »

Just resurrecting this thread as I've recently discovered a couple more folk music programmes that are available on the internet:

http://http://www.sheffieldlive.org/podcast/index.php?cat=Thank%20Goodness%20its%20Folk

Thank Goodness it's Folk on Sheffield Live. I came across this one as Dave Eyre the presenter did a feature on the demise of Folkwaves recently.

And also:
http://www.oldhamcommunityradio.com/programmes/specialist-music/sounds-of-folk/

Sounds of Folk on Oldham Community Radio.


I think I've solved my 'Listen Again' problems and the solution was so obvious I'm almost embarrassed to mention it.

I used to Listen Again to all the regional BBC folk programmes at work, but I'm not able to do this any more so was limited to listening through headphones on my laptop at home. I couldn't listen for long as having headphones on I couldn't move around and get on with other things.

After pondering on various complicated solutions such as getting a very expensive smartphone that had access to Listen Again I had a thought about whether I could get an external speaker for the laptop. As I said I feel a bit silly for not thinking of it months ago!

So now I'm in the kitchen taking my time with the washing-up or whatever else needs doing listening to great radio progs. A simple solution but one that really does make life a bit better.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2011, 02:18:30 PM »

Cue another self-promotion alert !  Grin

Shep Woolley hosts a show called Scattering The Roots between 4 and 6 every Sunday on Express FM 93.7, every week I have a guest slot in the middle of the show to play my choice of music and natter about local gigs of interest, etc. For the first time this Sunday 13th Feb, I'm deputising for Shep as he's on tour and I'm doing the whole show by myself ! Expect to hear a mix including Fairport, Richard Thompson, Thea Gilmore, Trader Horne, Blair Dunlop, Red Shoes, Gordon Giltrap, Andrea Glass, Joan As Policewoman, Ade Cull, Robert Johnson, even a sneaky interview with Steve Knightley ! Listen online :

http://www.expressfm.com/rooting-around-293063
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2011, 06:44:21 PM »

Just a reminder of something coming up on Friday 18th February...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/devon/hi/tv_and_radio/newsid_9112000/9112132.stm

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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2011, 07:06:38 PM »

[quote author  Stroud link=topic=34317.msg546643#msg546643 date=1297518977]

So now I'm in the kitchen taking my time with the washing-up or whatever else needs doing listening to great radio progs. A simple solution but one that really does make life a bit better.  Smiley

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It's great isn't it Ruth, when the penny drops and the solution was there all the time!  I'm still waiting for my penny to roll along.... Grin
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2011, 12:07:14 PM »


Cue another self-promotion alert !  Grin

Shep Woolley hosts a show called Scattering The Roots between 4 and 6 every Sunday on Express FM 93.7, every week I have a guest slot in the middle of the show to play my choice of music and natter about local gigs of interest, etc. For the first time this Sunday 13th Feb, I'm deputising for Shep as he's on tour and I'm doing the whole show by myself ! Expect to hear a mix including Fairport, Richard Thompson, Thea Gilmore, Trader Horne, Blair Dunlop, Red Shoes, Gordon Giltrap, Andrea Glass, Joan As Policewoman, Ade Cull, Robert Johnson, even a sneaky interview with Steve Knightley ! Listen online :

http://www.expressfm.com/rooting-around-293063
Good luck with the broadcast Dan. I'll be listening on line.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2011, 02:19:50 PM »

My uncle Doug has been presenting a classical music show on Speysound radio for the last 20 years or so but there's a folk music show on Wednesdays at 8pm.

http://www.speysoundradio.com/?q=node/15

I should also plug another show on Diversity FM - The International Music Escape with Gordon Smith on Thursdays at 3pm. He plays 'world music' (a term he dislikes) and some UK folk as well. Recently he's played Lau and Emily Smith.

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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2011, 03:46:27 PM »

Bob Meyer has a weekly two hour show on Tuesdays from 9pm on internet radio station http://www.radiowey.co.uk That features a good combination of old and new
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2011, 04:14:51 PM »


....I'm doing the whole show by myself ! Expect to hear a mix including Fairport, Richard Thompson, Thea Gilmore, Trader Horne, Blair Dunlop, Red Shoes, Gordon Giltrap, Andrea Glass, Joan As Policewoman, Ade Cull, Robert Johnson, even a sneaky interview with Steve Knightley ! Listen online :

http://www.expressfm.com/rooting-around-293063


Coming through loud and clear in Lancaster. Enjoying the music so far! I wouldn't mind doing a 2 hour show.

Hey, I've just found my show listed on the fFoots web site radio listings. I'll have to tell them I'm no longer using MySpace for my playlists.

 Cool

http://www.frootsmag.com/content/issue/netroot/#radio

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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2011, 06:04:13 PM »

Great show Dan, and thanks for the mention!!
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2011, 06:34:20 PM »

Yes well done Dan, cracking show including lots of our favourite musicians, I shall definitely tune in again sometime.

I'm not a bit jealous of Bill, Claire & Adam getting a mention 'cos I didn't want one anyway, so there   Grin
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2011, 02:21:04 PM »

If you are listening online then I can suggest Grace Notes on Lyric Fm 7-8 pm on Thursdays.

Plays mostly Irish traditional music with some Scottish and other material.

Lyric is part of RTE so you can get it through RTE.IE (I don't know how to post links,sorry)

Also on Lyric on week day afternoons is The John Kelly Ensemble a show on which you can hear everything from The Modern Jazz Quartet to Bert Jansch or Ali Farka Toure played one after the other.

Last year Kelly interviewed Robin Williamson at 3 in the afternoon which you wouldn't often hear on mainstream radio.
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