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Founded in January 2006, FolkCast is the original folk music podcast from the UK. It features the best in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots-based music. Your hosts are Phil Widdows and Ken Nicol, who bring you the inside ear on what's happening on the scene with some of the best new music and interviews with the artists making that music today, plus fun and frolics from the broad world of folk. Podcasting from Preston in England, FolkCast's main show is produced monthly and there are also extra, special shows released during the year, including a special Christmas collection - the FolkCast Festive Selection Box - and the FolkCast Blast, a 15-minute explosion of songs, mainly from the folk-pop end of the spectrum.

Founded in January 2006, FolkCast is the original folk music podcast from the UK. It features the best in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots-based music. Your hosts are Phil Widdows and Ken Nicol, who bring you the inside ear on what's happening on the scene with some of the best new music and interviews with the artists making that music today, plus fun and frolics from the broad world of folk. Podcasting from Preston in England, FolkCast's main show is produced monthly and there are also extra, special shows released during the year, including a special Christmas collection - the FolkCast Festive Selection Box - and the FolkCast Blast, a 15-minute explosion of songs, mainly from the folk-pop end of the spectrum.
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Founded in January 2006, FolkCast is the original folk music podcast from the UK. It features the best in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots-based music. Your hosts are Phil Widdows and Ken Nicol, who bring you the inside ear on what's happening on the scene with some of the best new music and interviews with the artists making that music today, plus fun and frolics from the broad world of folk. Podcasting from Preston in England, FolkCast's main show is produced monthly and there are also extra, special shows released during the year, including a special Christmas collection - the FolkCast Festive Selection Box - and the FolkCast Blast, a 15-minute explosion of songs, mainly from the folk-pop end of the spectrum.

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English


Episodes

FolkCast 152 - 16 June 2018

6/16/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: FolkCast heads off on its summer break with a show featuring songs about darkness, songs about light, and songs about the meaning of life! Also, news on Gobefest, Manchester's celebration of the folk traditions of Eastern Europe. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows THE EXORCISTS by Skerryvore from the album “EVO”...

Duration:01:00:04

FolkCast 151 - 2 June 18 - The Morning After...

6/1/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: The Morning After is a mellow mix of music for fragile folkies. Turn on, tune in, chill out! FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: MORNING AFTER by Plant & Taylor from the album “Goodbye Girl” (2017) https://www.plantandtaylor.com/ FJELLVÅK by Ben Robertson from the EP “North”...

Duration:01:18:02

FolkCast 150 - 19 May 2018

5/19/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: We celebrate our 150th regular show with The Great Folkie Booze Up, a programme full to the brim with music all about the demon drink. So, charge your glasses and say cheers to FolkCast 150! FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: WHAT SHALL WE DRINK TO TONIGHT by David Stevenson from the album “Unfinished Lace”...

Duration:01:18:00

FolkCast 149 - 5 May 2018

5/5/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: A special feature on 1970s folk-rockers Jack The Lad as their first three albums are rereleased on CD. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: The Intro… DRUNK ON SUMMER by Ray Cooper from the album “Between the Golden Age & the Promised Land” (2018) http://www.raycooper.org DRUNKEN SAILOR by The Salts from the...

Duration:01:18:02

FolkCast 148 - 07 April 2018

4/7/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: We look to the past to mark Shakespeare's birthday, look to the future with songs of tomorrow, and look at the present with news of a new way of turning songs into recordings. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: The Intro… THOUGHTS & OBSERVATIONS (INTRODUCTION) / KEEP SOMETHING INSIDE by Phil Cooper from the album...

Duration:01:18:02

FolkCast 147 - 17 Mar 2018

3/17/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: Rewind Special. We step back from the constant cascade of brand new releases and take a bite – often a second or third bite – from records that are still new but maybe no longer brand spanking new. The first scuffs are on the sleeve notes. At least one has got an unfortunate coffee ring on the back of the jacket, and a couple of the CDs have got mixed up in each other's...

Duration:01:18:02

FolkCast Blast 008 - 8 March 2018

3/8/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. News of an especially special show on the current tour of England by Peter Knight and John Spiers. Peter Knight & John Spiers tour - March 2018 9 - Leicester: Guildhall 10 - Halesworth: The Cut 11 - Lincoln: Performing Arts Centre 12 - Sheffield: Greystones 14 - Hexham: The Queen’s Hall 15 - Leyland: Fox Lane Sports and Social Club 16 - Settle: Victoria Hall 17 - Liverpool:...

Duration:00:12:03

FolkCast 146 - 3 March 2018

3/3/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: We meet a big man with a big hammer and we get bare naked. We stir the Alphabetti Folketti pan, visit Ireland for an audio controversy, and say 'balls' to a tortoise. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: The Intro… THE KNIGHT’S GHOST by Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman from the album “Personae” (2018) SO HIGH WE LOSE OUR MINDS by...

Duration:01:18:02

FolkCast 145 - 17 February 18

2/17/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: A brand new regular feature for you - Alphabetti Folketti - in which I’ll be getting out my big pan of spaghetti letters in tomato sauce, giving it a stir, and seeing which letter floats to the surface. Yes, it’s a pasta-based random letter generator which will develop into a folkie lexicon, an A-to-Z on toast of all things related to our kind of music. Which letter will the...

Duration:01:18:02

FolkCast 144 - 3 February 2017

2/3/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. We have a handful of Willies - steady now! - that’s three songs or tunes about blokes called Bill. There’s a couple of Stories Behind a couple of Songs, and we’ll be settling once and for all, that age old question about whose best: men or women. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol Music featured: FUN OF IT by...

Duration:01:18:00

FolkCast Interview Special - Damh The Bard - January 2018

1/26/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. INTERVIEW SPECIAL: DAMH THE BARD. Pagan singer-songwriter Damh The Bard (aka Dave The Bard, aka Dave Smith) has launched a career-defining musical project - a telling of the ancient story cycle called Y Mabinogi, based on the traditional bardic tales contained in the earliest native British writings, The Mabinogion. It’s a very impressive and ambitious concept, and Dave tells us all...

Duration:00:46:57

FolkCast 143 - 20 January 2018

1/20/2018
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. Who gives a fox for folk? We do! FolkCast puts out the call for your favourite live performers, the ones who not only play great music but also put on a good show, the ones who go the extra yard, the ones who tell stories, share a joke, and actually engage with the paying punters. Get in touch by email and tell the world about your favourites. FolkCast is produced and presented by...

Duration:01:18:02

FolkCast 142 - 6 January 2018

1/5/2018
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Welcome to the start of a Happy New Year of the latest and greatest from the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: The Intro… BOSTON CITY by Damien O’Kane from the album “Avenging & Bright” (2018) http://damienokane.co.uk WISHING WELL by Skipinnish Single release (2017) https://www.skipinnish.com ANSWER THE KNOCK AT THE DOOR by Zoe Mulford from the album “Small Brown Birds”...

Duration:01:18:03

FolkCast 2017 Selection Box

12/15/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS EDITION: A marvellously magical mix of music for a merry Christmas and a cool Yule! FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: IT'S ONLY CHRISTMAS TIME by Kludo White from the album “The Christmas Album” (2012) WINTER ECLIPSE by Beta Radio from the album “The Songs The Season Brings Vol 1-4” (2015) CHRISTMAS LITE by Milton Hide Single...

Duration:01:18:03

FolkCast 141 - 2 December 2017

12/1/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS EDITION: An unofficial theme of Sisterhood develops throughout the show. Folkie sisters are doing it for themselves! And the brothers join in the fun, too. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: The Intro... INNER SANCTUARY by Ross Ainsley from the album “Sanctuary” (2017) COLD HAILY WINDY NIGHT by Fish Out Of Water from the EP “Hares...

Duration:01:18:00

FolkCast 140 - 18 Nov 2017

11/17/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS EDITION: A 2017 retrospective - more music from releases we've featured this year. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: GYPSY LADDIE by The Rachel Hamer Band from the album “Hard Ground” (2017) IF YOU WERE A MOUNTAIN by Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer from the album “Marble Town” (2017) OLD GLORY BLUES by Neil McSweeney from the album...

Duration:01:18:03

FolkCast 139 - 04 Nov 2017

11/3/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS EDITION: A whale of a show! We meet a British naval hero who wasn’t Lord Nelson; hear topical songs about tragedies averted; and play songs that put the “FUN” into funeral. We get Insanely Mental with an Underground Instrumental, and we find out what happens when you mix bluegrass with thrash metal to create a folkie Frankenstein’s monster! All that, and Stories Behind two Songs...

Duration:01:18:01

FolkCast Blast 007 - 28 Oct 17

10/28/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS EDITION: A short sharp blast of new singles and releases that wouldn't fit into our regular show. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows. FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol Music featured: WILLOW BABY by Tara Velarde FOR YOUR HEALTH by Edan Laniado SECRET by Circumnavigate THE AGEING SECRET AGENT by Skinner & T'Witch For full...

Duration:00:16:19

FolkCast 138 - 21 Oct 2017

10/21/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS EDITION: We make a return trip to Glasgow, we’ve a trio of Hallowe'en treats, we have three guests dropping by to tell us the Stories Behind Their Songs, and we take a squint at interesting and topical new recordings from the USA. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: The Intro… ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS by Dan Walsh & Alistair...

Duration:01:18:00

FolkCast 137 - 07 Oct 2017

10/6/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS EDITION: Brand new scrumpings from the FolkCast orchard which is groaning under the weight of this season’s fruity folk, ripe folk-rock, scrumptious singer-songwriter and rather tasty roots type music. We sing songs of trees, of gallows trees, of pirates and highwaymen. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows. WEBSITE: www.folkcast.co.uk Music featured: The...

Duration:01:18:00