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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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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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@folkcast

Language:

English


Episodes

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 On...

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 “A...

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


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: 01:18:00


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 featured: Iron...

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

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