The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe
John Smith 15 May 13
Devon-raised, Liverpool-based guitarist and songwriter John Smith performs tracks from his new album Great Lakes. There's also a live folk music highlight from the 2 Day Gala Concert, news of a tour by New Orleans group Hurray For The Riff Raff, and new music from Martin Simpson, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker and Solas.
The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe: John Smith session
Mark welcomes Devon singer and guitarist John Smith to the studio for a live session.
Folk: Loudon Wainwright III, 8 May 2013
Canadian singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III drops into the Salford studio to play tracks from his latest album Older Than My Old Man Now, as well as something special from much earlier in his four-decade career. Plus a vintage Barbara Dickson live recording, news of a tour by Martyn Joseph and new music from esteemed Finnish group Värttinä.
Folk: May Day Special, 1 May 2013
Music and songs connected to the weird and wonderful folk customs observed in Britain on 1 May, from waking the Jack-in-the-Green to Padstow’s Obby Oss Festival. There’s also tracks reflecting the day's significance as a workers' holiday around the world. With music by Waterson:Carthy, Lisa Knapp, The Futureheads, Dick Gaughan and John Kirkpatrick.
Folk: Eliza Carthy, 24 April 2013
One of the greatest voices in contemporary English folk music, Eliza Carthy, catches up with Mark and puts on some incredible performances in the Salford studio. Plus music from Canada’s Old Man Luedecke, tracks to mark St. George’s Day by Chris Wood and Dipper & Daniels, and news of the 50th anniversary of Davy Graham’s immortal guitar tune, Angi.
Folk: Steve Martin, 17 April 2013
Hollywood star and Grammy-winning bluegrass musician Steve Martin talks to Mark about his new album with songwriter Edie Brickell, and his lifelong love for the banjo. Plus a beautiful new folk-jazz collaboration featuring June Tabor, details of Eliza Carthy’s new release and tour, and tunes from County Sligo’s Dervish.
Folk: Theatre events and Nick Drake's mum, 10 April 2013
With great music and news of theatrical projects concerning Bob Fox, Laura Marling and Maz OâConnor, a fascinating recording of Nick Drake's mother and a Nick cover by Scott Matthews, two fine jigs by County Cork guitarist Jim Murray, plus music from Devon's John Smith, the Peak District's Rheingans Sisters and Hollywood's Steve Martin.
Folk: Jackie Oates, 4 April 2013
Award-winning singer and fiddle player Jackie Oates joins Mark in the studio. Accompanied by Belinda O’Hooley on piano and Chris Sarjeant on guitar, they play a selection of tracks from Jackie’s latest album ‘Lullabies’. Plus, there’s also music from Calan, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West and an exclusive recording from Darragh Morgan.
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