The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe
Folk: Dougie MacLean interview, 22 October 201410/23/14
Dougie MacLean talks to Mark about his new album recorded with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and about his festival, Perthshire Amber. Plus new music from Anais Mitchell and Dublin band Lynched.
Folk: Bellowhead, 15 October 2014
Folk big band Bellowhead join Mark live in Salford Quays ahead of their UK tour. The band celebrated their 10 year anniversary this year and recently released their Revival album. There’s also music from The Willows, Salt House and The Changing Room.
Folk: Ewan McLennan, 8 October 2014
Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist Ewan McLennan performs live and speaks about his new album, Stories Still Untold. Plus a track to remember Pete Shutler of The Yetties, tracks by Mozaik and Clannad, and new music by Hattie Briggs and The Hut...
Folk: Young Folk Award Launch, 1 October 2014
Mark opens the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award for entries. With music by past winners and participants from the event’s 17-year history, including Emma Sweeney, Jim Moray, Adam Holmes, and last years winners The Mischa Macpherson Trio.
Folk: Kathryn Tickell interview, 24 September 2014
Esteemed Northumbrian musician Kathryn Tickell talks about her new band The Side. Plus new music from Mishaped Pearls and Luke Daniels, and tracks by James Yorkston and Bert Jansch on a fox theme.
Folk: Spiro, 17 September 2014
Spiro play a selection of hypnotising and beautiful acoustic music. They have recently re-released their Pole Star album on Real World Records. There’s music from Kate Rusby, Martha Tilston and Leonard Cohen, and a song from Bellowhead’s performance...
Folk: Peggy Seeger interview, 10 September 2014
Peggy Seeger talks about her life with Ewan MacColl and her remarkable new album, Everything Changes. Mark plays tracks from Breabach and Sam Lee, alongside new music from Polly Barrett, Coope, Boyes & Simpson and We Banjo 3.
Folk: Dervish, 3 September 2014
Dervish play live in session. The band share how they have been celebrating 25 years together, and showcase tracks from their The Thrush in the Storm album. Mark plays classics from Sandy Denny, D.L. Menard and June Tabor, plus new music from Anaïs...
Folk: August 27th 2014
Mark plays new releases from the Levellers and Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin. Also, classic instrumentals by John Fahey and Chris Wood & Andy Cutting and tracks from exciting young voices Jamie Doe, Kate Young and Siobhan Miller.
Folk: 20 August 2014
Music from all-star folk project The Elizabethan Session, songs in the Manx Gaelic and Welsh languages and songs written by and sung by Glasgow legend Matt McGinn. Plus, something from Old Crow Medicine Show founder Willie Watson’s new folk album.
Folk: The Young’uns, 13 August 2014
Teesside trio The Young’uns join Mark in session and conversation. There’s a live track from this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival from Yves Lambert, and new music from Kris Drever & Eamonn Coyne, Kevin Macleod and Loudon Wainwright III.
Folk: Cambridge Folk Festival Highlights, 6 August 2014
Highlights from the 50th Cambridge Folk Festival, including live performances from Richard Thompson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sarah Jarosz, Cara Dillon, The Young’uns, Julie Fowlis and more. Mark also catches up with Kate Rusby, Calan, The High Kings...
Folk: World War I in song, 30 July 2014
To commemorate 100 years since the start of World War, Sam Sweeney and Hugh Lipton talk about their ‘Made in the Great War’ project. Steve Knightley discusses Show of Hands’ new album of music and poetry about the Great War, ‘Centenary’. There’s also...
Folk: Nicola Benedetti interview, 23 July 2014
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti speaks about her new album of Scottish folk music, which sees her joining forces with folk musicians such as Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham and Julie Fowlis. Mark plays new music from Megson, Luke Daniels, Naomi Bedford...
Folk: Nancy Kerr, 16 July 2014
Nancy Kerr is live in session with the Sweet Visitor band, playing music from her first ever solo album. Mark celebrates what would have been Woody Guthrie’s 102nd birthday with a special Bob Dylan recording, and plays new music from False Lights,...
Folk: The Mischa Macpherson Trio, 09 July 2014
The 2014 Young Folk Award winners The Mischa Macpherson Trio are live in session and conversation. The group scooped up the prize at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this year. Mark has an exclusive first play of music from...
Folk: 25 June 2014
Mark plays brand new music from Bellowhead, Richard Thompson, Fernhill and Robert Plant. There are also classics from Shirley Collins and Joni Mitchell, and a track by Malian artist Fatoumata Diawara.
Folk: Johnny Coppin, 18 June 2014
Johnny Coppin joins Mark live in session. The singer-songwriter, composer poetry anthologist and broadcaster showcases songs from his new album Borderland, and talks about his involvement in celebrating the centenary of Laurie Lee. There’s also music...
Folk: More from Orkney, 11 June 2014
More from last month’s Orkney Folk Festival. Gary Innes and Norrie MacIver from Mànran talk about their popular brand of Gaelic rock, and Mairearad Green and Anna Massie talk about their long musical partnership. Plus another chance to hear a...
Folk: 9Bach, 4 June 2014
9Bach are in session, performing traditional and original songs in Welsh from their new album Tincian. Mark plays new releases from Nancy Kerr, False Lights and Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, and a classic track by Ian Campbell to mark the 70th...
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