The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe
Folk: Folk Awards Preview, 15 April 201504/16/15
Mark looks forward to the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which takes place next week in Cardiff. Thereâs music from Lifetime Achievement award winners Loudon Wainwright III and Yusuf / Cat Stevens and Good Tradition award winner Meredydd Evans. Plus,...
Folk: Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, 8 April 2015
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman perform live songs taken from their new album Tomorrow Will Follow Today. The duo are on tour in the UK until May. There’s also music from Fotheringay and Alaw, plus new tracks from Rura and The Changing Room.
Folk: 01 April 2015
Mark plays music by Shirley Collins as she approaches her 80th birthday. There’s new music by Emily Portman, Malinky and Danu, and tracks in tribute to John Renbourn, the influential guitarist and founder member of The Pentangle who died last week.
Folk: Sam Lee, 25 March 2015
Sam Lee & Friends perform songs from the new album The Fade In Time. Sam talks about the work he does song collecting from traveler communities. Mark also plays new music from The Poozies, Jackie Oates and Calan.
Folk: General, 18 March 2015
Mark plays a selection of music from the folk world, including tracks from Oysterband, Stefan Grossman & John Renbourn and Michael Marra. Plus, hear new releases from The Woodbine & Ivy Band, Luke Daniels and Seckou Keita.
Folk: Simon Nicol, 11 March 2015
Simon Nicol, from Fairport Convention, talks about their new album Myths and Heroes and the lineup for this Year’s Cropredy Convention. There’s also new music from Dom Flemons, Hattie Briggs and The Young’uns.
Folk: Julie Murphy, 4 March 2015
Julie Murphy, from Fernhill, performs live in session. Mark pays tribute to Welsh singer, song collector and historian Meredydd Evans, who recently passed away aged 95. Plus, music from Bob Fox, Tony MacManus and Fairport Convention.
Folk: 6 Music Festival Highlights, 25 February 2015
Live highlights from the 6 Music Festival, including Eliza Carthy in conversation with spoken word artist Kate Tempest, shanty band Kings of the South Seas and Moulettes. Plus live music from Songhoy Blues, Marika Hackman, Tom Robinson with Gerry...
Folk: The Unthanks, 18 February 2015
The Unthanks are live in session performing songs from their new album Mount the Air. The sisters bring their full band with them ahead of their UK tour. Plus thereâs music from Alasdair Roberts, Altan and Calum Stewart & Lauren MacColl.
Folk: McCusker, McGoldrick & Doyle, 11 February 2015
John McCusker, Mike McGoldrick & John Doyle play live in session. The trio have just embarked on their annual UK tour. Mark plays music from Rory Gallagher and Karine Polwart, plus new music from Sam Kelly, Olivia Chaney and Stick in the Wheel.
Folk: 2015 Folk Awards Nominations, 4 February 2015
In this special show, Mark announces the nominees of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. This year’s ceremony will take place on the 22nd April at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. He plays tracks from last year’s winners, including The Full...
Folk: Cahalen Morrison and Eli West, 28 Jan 15
Seattle duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West play live as Mark continues Radio 2's week of music from Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival, with extra live highlights by Le Vent Du Nord, Charlie Dore and The Alan Kelly Gang.
Folk: Treacherous Orchestra, 21 January 2015
Eamonn Coyne and Duncan Lyall from Treacherous Orchestra talk about their new album, Grind. Mark looks ahead to the Celtic Connections festival on Radio 2 next week and pays tribute to Ewan MacColl. Plus, there’s music from Olivia Chaney, Adam Holmes...
Folk: Bella Hardy, 14 January 2015
Bella Hardy and band join Mark live in session. Bella, who scooped up ‘Folk Singer of the Year’ in the 2014 Folk Awards, plays tracks from her seventh solo album With The Dawn. Plus, there’s new music from Leveret, Jez Lowe, Fish & Bird and Dallahan.
Folk: Chris While & Julie Matthews, 7 January 2015
Chris While and Julie Matthews join Mark live in session, playing tracks from their new album, Who We Are. Mark talks to Rachel and Becky Unthank about their forthcoming album Mount The Air. Plus, there’s music from Duncan Chisholm, Bella Hardy, The...
Folk: Seasonal special 24/12/14
A special edition for Christmas Eve with our seasonal session band , the wonderful Voices at the Door - aka Coope Boyes & Simpson plus Jo Freya, Fi Fraser and Georgina Boyes - who represent one of the best possible offerings of seasonal British...
Folk: Thompson, 17 December 2014
New family super band Thompson play live in session, showcasing a selection of tracks from their new album Family. Gabrielle Drake also talks about a new Nick Drake biography. Plus, music from Emily Smith, Leveret, and Ange Hardy.
Folk: False Lights, 10 December 2014
Jim Moray and Sam Carter’s new folk-rock outfit False Lights join Mark for a session. There’s also new music from Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman and Findlay Napier and a classic track from The Tannahill Weavers.
Folk: Ralph McTell Special, 3 December 2014
Ralph McTell joins Mark in the studio to celebrate his 70th birthday. Ralph plays songs and talks about his life and career.
Folk: 3 Daft Monkeys, 26 November 2014
Cornish band 3 Daft Monkeys play live in session, performing tracks from their most recent album Of Stones and Bones. Thereâs also new music from Bella Hardy, Lynched and Treacherous Orchestra and Mark pays tribute to the late Clive Palmer.
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