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FolkCast 140 - 18 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017 @ 03:28 am

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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 Coat Worth Wearing” (2017)

NEVERTHELESS
by Old Blind Dogs
from the album “A Room With A View” (2017)

Story Behind My Song
NO SING
by Chris Tye
from the album “Stronger In Numbers” (2017)

PASSING ON THE LOVE
by The Roving Crows
from the album “Bury Me Naked” (2017)

HAND THAT FEEDS YOU
by Keston Cobblers Club
from the album “Almost Home” (2017)

The Insanely Mental Instrumental
DIS FOUND HARMONIUM
by The Hut People
from the album “Routes” (2017)

THE DINNER BELL
by Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll
from the album “The Songs Of Edward Capern” (2017)

Story Behind My Song
RUN
by Roxanne de Bastion
from the album “Heirlooms & Hearsay” (2017)

IN THE MORNING
by Sam Airey
from the album “In Darkened Rooms”

WESTERN APPROACHES
by Steamchicken
from the album “Look Both Ways” (2017)

THE RUGGED SAILOR SET
by The Twisted Twenty
from the album “The Twisted Twenty” (2017)

TAKE ME HOME
by Jimmy Lee Morris
from the album “Gallery” (2017)

HUGHIE GRAEME
by Devils Water
from the album “Treading The Marches” (2017)

TWO RECRUITIN’ SERGEANTS
by Auld Hat New Heids
from the album “Auld Hat New Heids Vol 1” (2017)

DING DONG DOLLAR
by Findlay Napier / Glasgow Song Guild
from the album “Shake The Chains” (2017)

THIS OLD LIFE
by The Deadly Winters
from the album “Ravynstoun” (2017)

For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

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FolkCast 139 - 04 Nov 2017
3 Nov 2017 @ 02:52 am

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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 recorded just for us by the people who wrote them.

FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows

Music featured:

The Intro…
GREENLAND WHALE
by Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
from the album “Pretty Peggy” (2017)

ADMIRAL BENBOW
by John Dory
from the album “Street Songs” (1996)
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BRAVE BENBOW
by Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp
from the album “The Poacher's Fate” (2017)

The Story Behind My Song
Jon Bennett tells us about…
THE SINGER
by Moonrakers
from the album “Tides” (2017)

ADRIFT, ADRIFT
by Rosie Hood
from the album “The Beautiful & The Actual” (2017)

DARK WATER
by The Young ‘Uns
from the album “Strangers” (2017)

The Insanely Mental Instrumental
MIND THE GAP
by Assembly Lane
from the album “Northbound” (2017)

THUNDERHEAD
by The Native Howl
from the album “Thrash Grass” (2017)

FINAL ARRANGEMENTS
by The Stoned Cherries
from the album “Baked In A Pie” (2017)

I WISH I WAS IN HEAVEN SITTING DOWN and A NEW ROAD
by Mark T.
from the album “From Blues To Rembetika” (2017)

QUIET GIANT
by Emma Langford
from the album “Quiet Giant” (2017)

The Story Behind My Song
Ian Churchward tells of the mystery of...
THE DUBLIN KING
by The Legendary Ten Seconds
from the album “Murray And Blue” (2017)

THE ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN
by Leatherat
from the album “Garden Of Eden” (2007)
Leatherat play their final gig on December 16 2017

JOHNNY SANDS
by Peter Fergus McClelland
from the album “The Turn Of The Tide” (2017)

…and The Outro
THE ROSE
by Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
from the album “Pretty Peggy” (2017)

For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

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FolkCast Blast 007 - 28 Oct 17
28 Oct 2017 @ 05:08 am

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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 details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

FolkCast 138 - 21 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 @ 03:31 am

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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 Anderson
from the album “Right At Home: Live At Mount Hooley” (2017)

OVERTURNED BOAT
by Dusty Cut
from the album “Hawaii” (2017)

CAPE CORNWALL
by Jupiter Owls
from the album “The Fallow Cry Of The Jupiter Owls” (2017)

THE STORY BEHIND MY SONG
THE DEAR GREEN PLACE
by Alan Reid and Rob van Sante
from the album “The Dear Green Place” (2017)

THE STORY BEHIND MY SONG
YOUNG GOTHS IN THE NECROPOLIS
by Findlay Napier
from the album “Glasgow” (2017)

BREATH YOU IN
by Ashton Lane
Single release (2017)

OVER THE FIELDS
by Blue Rose Code
from the album “The Water Of Leith” (2017)

SEARCHING FOR LAND
by Lucy Kitchen
from the album “Sun To My Moon” (2017)

FORFARSHIRE (featuring Steve Knightley)
by Kirsty Merryn
from the album “She & I” (2017)

THE STORY BEHIND MY SONG
LANDLORD
by Jim Page
from the album “A Handful Of Songs” (2017)\

WALK TOGETHER
by Hot Tamale
Single release (2017)

HOLDING ON TO ME
by Lane Norberg
from the EP “Under The Trees” (2017)

THE WHITE WITCH
by Heg & The Wolf Chorus
from the album “Raising The Fires” (2016)

WITCHES FLIGHT
by The Stoned Cherries
from the album “Baked In A Pie” (2017)

HALLOWEEN
by Skinner And T’Witch
from the album “The Fool’s Journey” (2017)

… and The Outro
THE ROAD TO THE NORTH / LASSES PASS THE BRANDY
by Dan Walsh & Alistair Anderson
from the album “Right At Home: Live At Mount Hooley” (2017)

For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

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FolkCast 137 - 07 Oct 2017
7 Oct 2017 @ 12:52 pm

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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 Intro…
TAKE THE POWER BACK
by Bob Hillary & The Massive Mellow
from the album “Simplify” (2017)
http://www.bobhillary.com

THE TREE
by Marek Dusil Blend
from the EP “Raw” (2017)
https://www.reverbnation.com/marekdusilblend
UK gig 26 Oct 2017: https://www.thegladpub.co.uk/events

PLANE TREE
by Banter
from the album “Yes” (2017)
http://www.banter.band

DANCE AROUND THE GALLOWS TREE
by Magpie Lane
from the album “Three Quarter Time” (2017)
http://www.magpielane.co.uk

POOR WILL AND THE JOLLY HANGMAN
by Richard Thompson
from the album “Acoustic Rarities” (2017)
http://www.richardthompson-music.com

PEGGY AND THE SOLDIER
by Peter Knight’s Gigspanner
from the album “The Wife Of Urban Law” (2017)
http://www.gigspanner.com

The Story Behind My Song
TREACHERY AT THE BLUE ANCHOR
by Trouble At Mill
from the album “Brindle Ballads” (2017)
https://www.troubleatmill.com

SAUCY BOLD ROBBER
by Pilgrims’ Way
from the album “Stand And Deliver” (2017)
http://www.pilgrims-way.net

PIRATE GOLD
by Skullthuggery
from the album “Oh No! Not More Songs About Pirates!” (2017)
http://www.destructors.co.uk/buy/4571969932/skullthuggery-by-skullthuggery/8798714

The Insanely Mental Instrumental
THE FIRST STRAW
by Ken Nicol
from the album “Days Of Reason” (2017)
https://kennicol.com

THE BANKS OF SWEET PRIMROSES
by Blackthorn Band
from the album “Hobgoblin Music: 40 Years” (2017)

The Story Behind My Song
LULLABYE
by James Parkin
from the album “My Cure” (2017)
http://jamesparkinmusic.com/

WHO’S GOING TO HOLD YOUR HAND?
by Hope In High Water
from the album “Never Settle” (2017)
https://www.hopeinhighwater.com

IT ISN’T OVER YET
by Red Shoes
from the album “It Isn’t Over Yet” (2017)
http://www.redshoes-music.com/index.html

THE JANUARY GIRL
by The Foxglove Trio
from the album "Distant Havens" (2017)
http://www.thefoxglovetrio.co.uk

…The Outro
LET THE MOMENT HIT YOU GENTLY
by Bob Hillary & The Massive Mellow
from the album “Simplify” (2017)
http://www.bobhillary.com

For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

FolkCast 136 - 23 Sept 2017
23 Sep 2017 @ 02:13 am

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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)

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A303 (Radio Edit)
by Greg Hancock
from the album “A303” (2017)

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The One Man Folk Band
by Neil Brophy
Single release (2017)

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Lean On Me Love
by Merry Hell
from the EP “Come On, England” (2017)

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Building Ships
by Findlay Napier
from the album “Shake The Chains” (2017)

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THE STORY BEHIND MY SONG
Little Piece Of Tin
by Andy Harding
from the album “Tuesday Night Troubadour” (2017)

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The Dear Green Place
by Alan Reid and Rob van Sante
from the album “The Dear Green Place” (2017)

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THE STORY BEHIND MY SONG
Love & Freedom
by New Celeste
from the album “A Perfect Sky” (2016)
also single release (2017)

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THE INSANELY MENTAL INSTRUMENTAL
Friggin’ Polska
by Frigg
from the album “Frost On Fiddles” (2017)

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Ocean Of The Free
by Skippinish
from the album “The Seventh Wave” (2017)

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THE STORY BEHIND MY SONG
Joyce
by Thursday’s Child
from the album “Carry My Thoughts” (2016)

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Windwhistle Hill
by Alison & Jack
from the album “Adzooks!” (2017)

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Be Someone Better
by Dougal’s Jumper
Single release (2017)

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Cable Street
by The Young ‘Uns
from the album “Strangers” (2017)

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…AND THE OUTRO
The Day We Went To War
by The Deadly Winters
from the album “Ravynstoun” (2017)

For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

FolkCast 135 - 2nd Sept 2017
2 Sep 2017 @ 05:37 am

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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)
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On A Stage
by Elijah James and The Nightmares
from the EP “Live From Elevator Studios” (2017)
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Analytical & Open
by Gallery 47
Single release (2017)
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Magnificent
by Speak, Brother
Single release (2017)
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Drifter
by Richard Sutton
Single release (2017)
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The Story Behind My Song
Michael James tells us about…
Girls Like You
by Michael James and The Bedheads
Single Release (2017)
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City Skies
by Jay Ebby East
Single release (2017)
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Chamber Folk
The Butterfly / Kodo
by Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble
from the album “Painted” (2017)
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The Three Ravens
by The Twisted Twenty
from the album “The Twisted Twenty” (2017)
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Night Mouse
by The Routes Quartet
from the album “Windrose” (2017)
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Sovay
by Magpie Lane
from the album “Three Quarter Time” (2017)
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Through The Seasons
Will Pound
from the album “Through The Season” (To be released 2018)
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Blackwaterside
by Karin Grandal-Park And Karl Robins
from the album “The Snows They Melt The Soonest” (2017)
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Jump At The Sun
by Banter
from the album “Yes” (2017)
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The Trees They Do Grow High
by Georgia Lewis
from the album “The Bird Who Sings Freedom” (2017)
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The Outro…
Posillipo / Reels
by Mancunia
from the album “Turn Towards The Sun” (2017)

For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

FolkCast 134 - 19 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017 @ 01:56 am

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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 album “Strata” (2017)
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Summer Rose
by Nigel Brown
from the album “Looking For The Rising Sun” (2017)
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Summer
by Elephant Sessions
from the album “All We Have Is Now” (2017)
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Summer
by David Hershaw & Sandie Forbes
from the album “Here Comes Tomorrow” (2017)
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Last Night Of Summer
by Ian Bland
from the album “Everything And Nothing” (2016)
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One For Jo
by Bert Jansch
from the album “LA Turnaround” (1974)
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70s’s Bert
by Pairdown
from the album “Reach To Ring” (2017)
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Far Too Long
by Apples … I’m Home
from the album “Against The Tide” (2017
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These Days Are Gone
by Nescora
from the album “Some Place Some Where” (2017)
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THE INSANELY MENTAL INSTRUMENTAL
The Back Of The Change House / The Nine Pint Coggie / John Of Badenyon / Och Is Duine Truagh Mi (Strathspey and Reels)
by Ryan Young
from the album “Ryan Young” (2017)
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THE STORY BEHIND MY SONG
Stew Simpson tells us about…
Alice
by Hadrian’s Union
from the album “Aural Borderalis” (2017)
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Not With A Bang
by Simon Scardinelli
Single release (2017)
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A Melody Of Emmett’s Yodels
by Yodel Song
Released on 78rpm disc (1902)
Available online as part of the Great 78 Project
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The Trysting Tree
by Vision Thing
from the EP “The Trysting Tree” (2017)
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THE OUTRO…
The Ramblin’ Rover
by Siobhan Miller
from the album “Strata” (2017)

For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

FolkCast 133 - 5 Aug 2017
4 Aug 2017 @ 08:27 am

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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” (2017)
http://www.rovingcrows.com/

Refugee
by Reg Meuross
from the album “Faraway People” (2017)
http://www.regmeuross.com

STORY BEHIND MY SONG
Stew Simpson tells us about…
Wandering Winnie
by Hadrian’s Union
from the album “Aural Borderalis” (2017)
http://www.hadriansunion.co.uk/

Been On The Road So Long
by Auld Hats New Heids
from the album “Auld Hats New Heids Vol 1”
https://www.fraserbruce.co.uk/auld-hat---new-heids

The Derwentwater Lights
by Devils Water
from the album “Treading The Marches” (2017)
http://www.devilswater.co.uk

Until One Day
by Georgia Lewis
from the album “The Bird Who Sings Freedom” (2017)
http://www.georgialewis.co.uk

THE INSANELY MENTAL INSTRUMENTAL
The 5-8 Set
by Solasta
Recorded Live
http://www.solastaband.com/
KICKSTARTER: http://bit.ly/solastakickstarter

Wayfaring Stranger
by Daniel Nestlerode
from the album “Almost Home”
https://www.nestlerode.co.uk

Small Towns
by Mondegreen
from the EP “Small Towns” (2017)
https://heymondegreen.bandcamp.com/album/small-towns-single

Come On, England!
by Merry Hell
from the EP “Come On, England!” (2017)
http://www.merryhell.co.uk

Warriors’ Cry
by Christine Weir
from the album “Weir Celts” (2017)
http://www.christineweir.co.za/

THE OUTRO…
We Shall Overcome
by Shake The Chains
from the album “Shake The Chains” (2017)
http://www.shakethechains.com

For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

FolkCast 132 - 15 July 2017
15 Jul 2017 @ 04:06 am

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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 Black Dog
by Offa Rex
from the album “The Queen Of Hearts” (2017)
http://www.decemberists.com/news/offa-rex/

Sheepcrook And Black Dog (excerpt)
by Steeleye Span
from the album “Below The Salt” (1972)
http://steeleyespan.org.uk

Nothing Matters Anymore
by Richard Sutton
Single, 2017
http://www.richard-sutton.com/

No One Listens
by Nigel Brown
from the album “Waiting For The Rising Sun” (2017)
https://www.nigelbrownmusic.com

Better Days (Radio Mix)
by Thomas John
Single, 2017
http://thomasjohnmusic.com/index/

STORY BEHIND HIS SONG
The Maid Of Llanwellyn
Story told by Andrew Weighill-Richards
Song sung by John Shepherd,
recorded live at Rhyl Folk Club

The Rocks Of The Brae
by Ben Robertson
Unreleased recording, 2017
https://www.facebook.com/BenRobertsonMusic

I Pity The Poor Immigrant (Excerpt)
by Bob Dylan
from the album John Wesley Harding (1967)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wesley_Harding_(album)

A Belated Reflection On Bob Dylan’s I Pity The Poor Immigrant Fifty Years After The Fact
by Ian Bland
from the album “Everything And Nothing” (2017)
http://ianbland.com.au

THE INSANELY MENTAL INSTRUMENTAL
Oh My Doughnuts
by Pons Aelius
from the album “Captain Glen’s Comfort” (2017)
http://ponsaeliusmusic.com

Heaven Knows
by Bella Gaffney
from the album “Heaven Knows” (2017)
http://www.bellagaffney.co.uk

The Cuckoo’s Nest (excerpt)
by Ashley Hutching’s Morris On Band
from the album “Morris On The Road” (2005)
http://www.ashleyhutchings.com

The Cuckoo's Nest
by TradArrr
from the album "Further Tales Of Love! Death! and Treachery!" (2017)
http://www.tradarrr.com

THE STORY BEHIND MY SONG
Stew Simpson tells us about
Body To Body
by Hadrian’s Union
from the album “Aural Borderalis” (2017)
http://www.hadriansunion.co.uk
http://www.spencertunick.com

Easy Rider (Banjo Version)
by Eddie Berman
Single release (2017)
https://www.eddiebermanmusic.com
Imagined England
by Lostboy
From the EP “Lost Boy” (2017)
https://www.lostboyduo.co.uk
…AND THE OUTRO
The Old Churchyard
Offa Rex
from the album “The Queen Of Hearts” (2017)
http://www.decemberists.com/news/offa-rex/


For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk