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United Kingdom

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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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Language:

English


Episodes

FolkCast 136 - 23 Sept 2017

9/23/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS EDITION: Help yourself to another collection of tangy and tasty choice pickings from the musical buffet that we call 'folk'. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows. WEBSITE: www.folkcast.co.uk Music featured: THE INTRO… Ravynstoun by The Deadly Winters from the album “Ravynstoun” (2017) -- A303 (Radio Edit) by Greg Hancock from the album “A303”...

Duration: 01:18:01


FolkCast 135 - 2nd Sept 2017

9/2/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS EDITION: A focus on new singles from singer-songwriters and indie-folk bands, plus chamber folk, dance instrumentals and trad. songs. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows. WEBSITE: www.folkcast.co.uk Music featured: The Intro… Eagle Eye by Mancunia from the album “Turn Towards The Sun” (2017) -- On A Stage by Elijah James and The Nightmares from the...

Duration: 01:18:01


FolkCast 134 - 19 Aug 2017

8/18/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. The newest song and the oldest song, long songs and short songs, tribute songs and angry songs, songs of summer and songs of season's end. And a tune with a daft title. All folkie life is here! * Free Kazoo subject to terms and conditions. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: THE INTRO… The Banks Of Newfoundland by Siobhan Miller from the...

Duration: 01:18:00


FolkCast 133 - 5 Aug 2017

8/4/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. This edition: songs of protest, songs of the outsider and the isolated, songs to stir the spirit and songs of unity. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: THE INTRO… Through The Trees by Nancy Kerr from the album “Shake The Chains” (2017) http://www.shakethechains.com Refugee by The Roving Crows from the album “Bury Me Naked”...

Duration: 01:18:00


FolkCast 132 - 15 July 2017

7/14/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. A ton of great new sounds from the Folkosphere to share with you, plus there’s nudity… with a steampunk morris dancer, there’s sex… with a cuckoo, and there’s an Insanely Mental Instrumental that will drive Homer Simpson crazy, and there are a trio of new songs inspired by classics. FolkCast is produced and presented by Folkie Phil Widdows Music featured: THE INTRO… Sheepcrook And...

Duration: 01:18:01


FolkCast 131 - 1 July 2017

7/1/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. We run away with the gypsies, we ask “who da man?”, we have slip jigs, reels and Slip Jigs And Reels. We’ll stop to smell the roses, we go crazy with goblins and people drop by to tell us the stories behind their songs. Oh, and Yellow Car! FolkCast is produced and presented by ‘Folkie Phil’ Widdows. MUSIC FEATURED: THE INTRO… E.G.A. by Greg Russell from the album “Inclined To Be...

Duration: 01:18:02


FolkCast 130 - 17 Jun 17

6/16/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. The latest releases from the Folkosphere, plus a tribute to Vin Garbutt. FolkCast is produced and presented by ‘Folkie Phil’ Widdows. MUSIC FEATURED: Wings by Vin Garbutt from the album "Plugged!" (1995) http://www.vingarbutt.com Jolly Good Jigs / Atween Da Watters by Vair, from the album “A Place In Time” (2017) https://www.facebook.com/pg/VairBand/about/ Little Trophies by Pog,...

Duration: 01:17:59


FolkCast 129 - 03 Jun 17

6/3/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. Take a spin back down the years to catch up with artists featured in June podcasts past. We hear new music from old favourites, plus brand new music from new friends with the latest releases. FolkCast is produced and presented by ‘Folkie Phil’ Widdows. MUSIC FEATURED: The Hills Of Arran by John Meed, from the album “The Hills Of Arran” (2015) http://johnmeed.net Put On The Grass...

Duration: 01:18:02


FolkCast 128 - May 2017

5/20/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. On this edition of FolkCast we’ve got a hold full of songs about the sea! There are songs about racing on the sea, fishing on the sea and coming home from the sea. We’ve mariners, pirates, whalers and lost sailers. We’ve got boats and tides and ships and sails. That’s right, FolkCasters … it’s a naughty nautical special! FolkCast is produced and presented by Folkie Phil...

Duration: 01:18:00


FolkCast 127 - May 2017

5/5/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. In this edition of FolkCast we sing a couple of songs of the merry, merry month of May, we go to Gracelands, we wonder where the time has gone, we visit the court house to hear our brother speak, before not visiting Denver. Then we get wild in the country. It could be England, it could Ireland, it could be Wales … or it could be Transylvania! We go on a bug hunt with a flying Yeti and...

Duration: 01:17:59


FolkCast 126 - April 2017

4/21/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. In this edition: we build a railway, lose a lover or two to war, head to the hills, spend the night with drunken sailors, take a bite out of the Big Apple, rant against the modern world, go insane with a tinker, take the last train to Delhi and get lost in France before the whole thing ends in a Fiasco! FolkCast is produced and presented by Folkie Phil Widdows Music...

Duration: 01:18:01


FolkCast 125 - April 2017

4/8/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. This time featuring songs about … hypnotism … a mermaid … a Geordie from outer space … an alewife … two sisters who stitch up a dirty old lord … a witch with a secret … and the secret of a happy life. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie Phil' Widdows Music featured: The Afternoon Show by Meet George Brown from the EP “Meet Georgia Brown” (April 2017) Mermaid Song by Fly...

Duration: 01:18:01


FolkCast 124 - March 2017

3/25/2017
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FolkCast Episode 124: Beware! Giant squid attack! FolkCast is produced and presented by Folkie Phil Widdows Music featured: The Beast Below by Apple Of My Eye from the album “The Beast Below” (2017) Three Rivers by Two’s Company from the album “Go Together” (2016) The Golden Fox by Amy Duncan from the album “Antidote” (2017) Reynard And The Goose by The Trials Of Cato from the EP “The Trials Of Cato” (2017) THE STORY BEHIND MY SONG Griogal Chridhe by Kaela Rowan from the...

Duration: 01:18:05


FolkCast 123 - March 2017

3/8/2017
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. We're back, baby! The start of a new season and we reveal plans for future FolkCasts. Then we go to the races, go down the mines, take to the ocean, search for passage through the ice and sail the stars. There are daft dogs and dirty dogs and Old Blind Dogs, and we finish in a honking great big mucky lorry! Who dares to say that folk music is boring? FolkCast is produced and presented...

Duration: 01:21:52


FolkCast Last Hurrah! 2.016

12/30/2016
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Music for a fiery New Year's Eve, featuring tales of drinking and ritual arson. Ring out the old, ring in the new with The Last Hurrah, from FolkCast.co.uk and have a Happy New Year! FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol Your host is Phil Widdows Music featured: 1. Hour by Manran - from the album "An Da La - The Two Days" (released January 2017) 2. Snow Falls by Whapweasel - from the album "Festivalis" (2012) 3. Landlord by Blackbeard's Tea Party 4. Bring Us...

Duration: 01:44:40


FolkCast Festive Selection Box 2016

12/14/2016
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Music, poetry and fun for a very merry Christmas and a blessed Yule! The Christmas Goose by Kate Rusby From the album "The Frost Is All Over" (2015) "Johnny's Christmas Guitar" with Johnny Cash from The Johnny Cash & Family Christmas TV Show (1977) Sleigh Ride by Sam Bush from the album "Christmas Roots" (2013) Standing By My Christmas Tree by Cara Dillon from the album "Upon A Winter's Night" (2016) The Winter Song by Skinner And T'Witch single release (2016) Infinite...

Duration: 01:18:07


FolkCast 122 - Nov 2016

11/18/2016
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. This month we bid a fond, final "Fare Thee Well" to Babba, FolkCast's folk historian, who has died aged 60. He Died With His Boots On by The Changing Room from the EP “Names On A Wall” (2016) Bloodlines by Merry Hell from the album “Bloodlines” (2016) Praise The Storm by Heg & The Wolf Chorus from the album “Raising The Fires” (2016) The Lofty Tall Ship / Shallow...

Duration: 00:52:11


FolkCast 121 - August 2016

8/19/2016
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. Attention class! We're going on a world trip, taking in England, Scotland, Ireland, America, Australia, Spain and Germany. All aboard the FolkCast executive jet … and don't forget to bring a packed lunch (hic!). FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows We Need Each Other Now by Merry Hell from the forthcoming album “Bloodlines” (2016) Here We Go Again by Broom...

Duration: 00:31:19


FolkCast 120 - July 2016

7/18/2016
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. Out of the tangled mess of politics and world events we present an entertaining mix of music and chat. There's a focus on 'folk concept albums' and 'folk-influenced projects'. We hear from Ken Nicol about his new 'super group'. We dance with the Devil. And we meet 'the King of the 'Draulicers' in his mansion on the crag. Music featured: This Is Why We Drink by Danielle French from...

Duration: 02:06:08


FolkCast 119 - June 2016

6/19/2016
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. The Story Behind The Song turns 100 with the remarkable tale of "the man they couldn't hang', who inspired an entire album by Fairport Convention. But what happened to John "Babbacombe" Lee after he escaped from the hangman's noose? Also in this edition we chat to multi-talented musician Ken Nicol, and hear about how he has become a "guitar-slinger for hire", helping to rescue two...

Duration: 10:26:20

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