31 March 2021

Podwireless 224 April 2021

 

PLAY LINK: PODWIRELESS 224 APRIL 2021

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1. (Sig) English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) Bandcamp

2. Jumpleads : False Knight On The Road from the DL album The Stag Must Die (Ock) Bandcamp

3. Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi : Waterbound from the CD They're Calling Me Home (Nonesuch) Website

4. Piers Faccini feat. Ben Harper & Abdelkebir Merchane : All Aboard from the CD Shapes Of The Fall (Nø Førmat) Website

5. Kamel El Harrachi : Ghabou from the CD Nouara (Kamiyad) Facebook

6. Dom La Nena : Oiseau Sauvage from the CD Tempo (Six Degrees) Website

7. Cuarteto Tafi : Frida Libre from the CD Amanecer (Boa Viagem) Website

8. Jackie Oates : Rolling Of The Stones from the DL single (Lush Spa) Website

9. Teyr : Estren from the CD Estren (Sleight Of Hand) Bandcamp

10. Ballaké Sissoko feat. Patrick Messina & Vincent Ségal : Jeu Sur La Symphonie Fantastique from the CD Djourou (Nø Førmat) Website

11. Samba Touré : Sambalama from the CD Binga (Glitterbeat) Website

12. Lorcán Mac Mathúna : An Bhuatais from the CD An Bhuatais & The Meaning Of Life (Lorcán Mac Mathúna) Website

13. Perttula : Rauta from the CD Pajavasara (Bafe's Factory) Website

14. Black Patti : Get On The Road To Glory from the CD Satan's Funeral (Rhythm Bomb) Website

15. The Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave Trio : I Lost My Gal From Memphis from the CD Breezin' Along With The Breeze (Ukulele Uff Trio) Website

16. Manika Kaur : Deh Shiva from the CD EK (Six Degrees) Website

17. Oka Vanga : Seek And Run from the CD Oka Vanga (Crazy Bird) Website

18. Luis Peixoto feat. Catarina Moura : Chula Do Salto from the CD Geodesia (Groove Punch) Website

19. Roberto Cassani : Camion Militari from the CD Ansema We Stand (Roberto Cassani) Website

20. Yasmin Williams feat. Taryn Wood : Adrift from the CD Urban Driftwood (Yasmin Williams) Bandcamp

21. Jacken Elswyth : Scene 2, After Dock Boggs from the DL album Six Static Scenes (Takuroku) Website

22. C Joynes : First Medley from the DL album Betwixt & Between 7 (Bandcamp) Bandcamp

23. Ar Vro Bagan : Tuchenn Mikêl from the CD War Hent Youenn Gwernig (Paker) Website

24. Himla : Hjertet Er Stengt from the CD Himla (Go' Danish Folk Music) Website

25. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings : Poor Ellen Smith from the CD All The Good Times (Acony) Website

26. Ray Cooper : Brave Wolfe from the CD Land Of Heroes (Westpark) Website

27. Wau Wau Collectif : Mame Cheikh Sidy Anta Mba from the CD Yaral Sa Doom (Sahel Sounds) Bandcamp

28. Kasai All-Stars : Olooh, A War Dance For Peace from the CD Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound (Crammed) Bandcamp

29. Jumpleads : Tom Cave's from the DL album The Stag Must Die (Ock) Bandcamp

 

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15 March 2021

Podwireless 21stC English Folk 2

 

 

PLAY LINK: 21st CENTURY ENGLISH FOLK 2

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It's hard to believe that we're already 21 years into the 21st Century!

This programme is the second of two song-lead companion pieces to last June's No Voices (England) which showcased instrumental tracks by English musicians. Part 1 went live in February. They're natural successors to my Rough Guide To English Folk and Looking For A New England compilation CDs of a decade back.

For most of the second half of the last century, folk music by English performers tended to get overshadowed by music from Ireland, Scotland and, obviously, America – even to English people. But this century things have really changed and I didn't have to look very far to find loads of great examples. Everything here was included on one of the dozens of compilation CDs and download albums that I assembled for fRoots magazine (RIP) up to the summer of 2019, and the only problem was what to leave out! They were regular showcases for the state of the art, often by newly emerging artists. And another big change to previous decades is the justified predominance of women artists, something where the folk scene has been well ahead of the world of rock and pop.

It's these 21st century newcomers that are the focus here. With just a couple of exceptions, nearly everybody I've included in these two programmes began their playing careers or released their first recordings in the 21st century, adding to the amazing pool of existing, often iconic, artists and their records from the previous generation(s). Many have already established themselves well, a few briefly burned brightly and then slipped away again. All digits are crossed that new performing careers survive the pandemic hiatus and restrictions.

Because I already did No Voices, the only instrumental tracks here are those which open and close each show. But that's another massive element of 21st Century English folk/ roots music for you to investigate!

If you missed Part 1 last month, it featured Three Cane Whale, Eliza Carthy, Sproatly Smith, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Olivia Chaney, You Are Wolf, Telling The Bees, Lucy Farrell & Jonny Kearney, Harp And A Monkey, Bella Hardy, Ian King, Mary Hampton, Long Hill Ramblers, The Memory Band, Jim Moray, Emily Portman, Lutine, Jason Steel, Thom Ashworth, Martha Tilston, Tim Van Eyken, Rhona Dalling, Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns, Lisa Knapp, Nick Hart, Rachael McShane & The Cartographers, Stick In The Wheel and Leveret.

 

1. Spiro : The White Hart from the CD First Light (Real World) http://www.realworldrecords.com

2. The Rheingans Sisters : Green Unstopping from the CD Bright Field (RootBeat) https://therheinganssisters.bandcamp.com

3. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne : Ripon Sword Dance Song from the CD Outway Songster (Wild Goose) Website

4. Bird In The Belly : Irish Emigrant from the CD The Crowing (GFM) Website

5. Kitty Macfarlane : Man, Friendship from the CD Namer Of Clouds (Navigator) Website

6. False Lights : Polly On The Shore from the DL EP False Lights Live (False Lights) Bandcamp

7. Alula Down : Master Kilby from the CD Homespun (Alula Down) Bandcamp

8. This Is The Kit : Spores All Settling from the CD Bashed Out (Brassland) Website

9. Jack Rutter : Stormy Winds from the CD Hills (Jack Rutter) Website

10. Ruth Theodore : False Alarm from the CD White Holes Of Molehills (River Rat) Website

11. Nancy Wallace : Joy To The World from the CD Old Stories (Midwich) Bandcamp

12. Mawkin Causley : Come My Lads from the CD Cold Ruin (Navigator) Website

13. Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker : Banks Of Sweet Primroses from the DL album fRoots 53 (fRoots) Website

14. Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock : Caught On Coattails from the CD Two Wolves (One Little Indian) Website

15. Katie Rose : Witches' Reel from the CD Weirdlore (Folk Police) Website

16. The Lords Of Thyme : Proud Maisrie from the CD EP The Lords Of Thyme (Sunstone) Website 

17. Spiers & Boden : Captain Ward from the CD Vagabond (Navigator) Website

18. Jackie Oates : Lark In The Morning from the CD The Violet Hour (Chudleigh Roots) Bandcamp

19. Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar : Royal Comrade from the CD The Call (Fellside) Website 

20. Hladowski & Joynes : Lord Bateman from the CD The Wild Wild Berry (Bo Weavil) Website

21. Jon Wilks : Colin's Ghost from the CD Midlife (Jon Wilks) Bandcamp

22. Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp : The Manchester Angel from the CD The Poacher's Fate (Broken Token) Website

23. Sam Lee : The Ballad Of George Collins from the CD Ground Of Its Own (Sam Lee) Website

24. Dogan Mehmet : The Raging Seas from the CD Gypsyhead (Hobgoblin) Website 

25. Lori Campbell : Johnny Malone from the DL EP Seeds (Lori Campbell) Bandcamp

26. Heg & The Wolf Chorus : Three Sailors from the CD EP A Tale Of Sailors (Heg & The Wolf Chorus) Website

27. Julian Gaskell & His Ragged Trousered Philanthropists : Bottle Of Luck from the CD Here The Brute Harpies Make Their Nests (RTP) Bandcamp

28. Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin : Courting Is A Pleasure from the CD Singing The Bones (Dragonfly Roots) Bandcamp

29. Gadarene : The King's Head Hornpipe from the CD Vol 2: Live In 2016 (Gadarene) Website

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28 February 2021

Podwireless 223 March 2021

 

PLAY LINK: PODWIRELESS 223 MARCH 2021

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1. (Sig) English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) Bandcamp

2. Mari Joyce : Home from the CD Dear Moon (Mari Joyce) Bandcamp

3. Alula Down : Winter Song from the DL EP Postcards From Godley Moor, Winter 2020/1 (Alula Down) https://aluladown.bandcamp.com/

4. Transglobal Underground & European Friends feat. Jim Moray & Nóri Kovács : Lisbon/ Soldier Song From Ördöngösfüzes from the CD A Gathering Of Strangers 2021 (Mule 20) Bandcamp

5. Rafiki Jazz : Tum Na Aaye from the DL single (Konimusic) Website

6. Bishop Dready Manning feat. Marie Manning : Hard Luck & Trouble  from the CD Hanging Tree Guitars (Music Maker) Website

7. Mazäher : Elbahareya from the CD Zar (Ajabu!) Website

8. Breabach : Uilebheist from the CD Dùsgadh (Breabach) Website

9. Gnoss : Tuction from the CD The Light Of The Moon (Blackfly) Website

10. Patterson Dipper : Rere's Hill from the CD Unearthing (Patterson Dipper) Bandcamp

11. Jon Boden : Dream Of The Ocean from the CD Last Mile Home (Hudson) Website

12. Anna Cinzia Villani : E Scusati Signori from the CD Ulìa (Core De Villani) Website

13. San Salvador : La Fin De La Guerra from the CD La Grande Folie (Pagans) Bandcamp

14. L'Alba : Guarisce from the CD À Principiu (Buda) Website

15. Chalk Horse Music : Turtle Dove from the DL single (Chalk Horse Music) Website

16. The John Renbourn Group : Turn Your Money Green from the CD A Maid In Bremen (MIG) Website

17. Steve Gunn : Spring In Brooklyn II from the DL album Spring In Brooklyn (Takuroku) Website

18. Wu Man : Summer from the CD Flow (In A Circle) Website

19. Ben Morgan-Brown : Knotted Pines from the CD Moment (Ben Morgan-Brown) Bandcamp

20. Iona Fyfe : The Wild Geese from the DL single (Iona Fyfe) Bandcamp

21. Lunatraktors : Unquiet Grave from the CD The Missing Star (Lunatraktors) Bandcamp

22. Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno : On The Line from the CD Vivian Leyva & Riley Calcagno (Free Dirt) Website

23. Cath & Phil Tyler : Bruton Town from the DL album To The Dust (Takuroku) Website

24. Honey And The Bear : Unless We Start It from the CD Journey Through The Roke (Honey And The Bear) Website

25. Helen Gentile & Lewis Wood : Trip To Barnard from the CD Alors, On Danse! (Gentile & Wood) Bandcamp

26. Eli West : Johnny Wombat from the CD Tapered Point Of Stone (Eli West) Bandcamp

27. Sara Vidal : Descante Aos Noivos from the CD Matriz (Sons Vadios) Website

28. Carla Pires : Virafado from the CD Cartografado (Ocarina) Website

29. Lil Obeah Meets Dub Colossus : Tacerea (Santur – Tambal) from the CD Tacerea (Sound Of Art To Come) Bandcamp

 

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14 February 2021

Podwireless 21stC English Folk 1

 

PLAY LINK: 21st CENTURY ENGLISH FOLK 1

(This playlink is to Mixcloud streaming:  you can also download the podcasts from Podomatic )

 

It's hard to believe that we're already 21 years into the 21st Century!

This programme is the first of two song-lead companion pieces to last June's No Voices (England) which showcased instrumental tracks by English musicians. They're natural successors to my Rough Guide To English Folk and Looking For A New England compilation CDs of a decade back.

For most of the second half of the last century, folk music by English performers tended to get overshadowed by music from Ireland, Scotland and, obviously, America – even to English people. But this century things have really changed and I didn't have to look very far to find loads of great examples. Everything here was included on one of the dozens of compilation CDs and download albums that I assembled for fRoots magazine (RIP) up to the summer of 2019, and the only problem was what to leave out! They were regular showcases for the state of the art, often by newly emerging artists. And another big change to previous decades is the justified predominance of women artists, something where the folk scene has been well ahead of the world of rock and pop.

It's these 21st century newcomers that are the focus here. With just a couple of exceptions, nearly everybody I've included in these two programmes began their playing careers or released their first recordings in the 21st century, adding to the amazing pool of existing, often iconic, artists and their records from the previous generation(s). Many have already established themselves well, a few briefly burned brightly and then slipped away again. All digits are crossed that new performing careers survive the pandemic hiatus and restrictions.

Because I already did No Voices, the only instrumental tracks here are those which open and close each show. But that's another massive element of 21st Century English folk/ roots music for you to investigate!

Part 2 of will be along in mid-March, featuring Spiro, The Rheingans Sisters, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Bird In The Belly, Kitty Macfarlane, False Lights, Alula Down, This Is The Kit, Jack Rutter, Ruth Theodore, Nancy Wallace, Mawkin Causley, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock, Katie Rose, The Lords Of Thyme, Spiers & Boden, Jackie Oates, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Hladowski & Joynes, Jon Wilks, Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp, Sam Lee, Dogan Mehmet, Lori Campbell, Heg & The Wolf Chorus, Julian Gaskell & His Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin and Gadarene.

 

1. Three Cane Whale : Dancing Ledge from the CD Three Cane Whale (Idyllic) Website

2. Eliza Carthy : Pretty Ploughboy from the CD Anglicana (Topic) Website

3. Sproatly Smith : The Blue Flame from the CD The Minstrel's Grave (Folk Police) Website

4. Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith : A Monument To The Times/ The Stepped Ford from the CD Many A Thousand (Jimmy & Sid) Website

5. Olivia Chaney : The King's Horses from the CD EP Olivia Chaney (Olivia Chaney) Website

6. You Are Wolf : As Sylvie Was Walking from the CD Keld (Firecrest) Website

7. Telling The Bees : Windflower from the CD Steer By The Stars (Black Thrustle) Bandcamp

8. Lucy Farrell & Jonny Kearney : Hares On The Mountain from the CD EP The North Farm Sessions (Rabble Rouser) Website

9. Harp And A Monkey : The Manchester Angel from the CD All Life Is Here (Moonraker) Website

10. Bella Hardy : All Things Are Quite Silent from the CD Night Visiting (Noe) Website

11. Ian King : Four Loom Weaver from the CD Panic Grass & Fever Few (Fledg'ling) Website

12. Mary Hampton : Forget-Me-Not from the CD Folly (Teaspoon) Website

13. Long Hill Ramblers : Lady Diamond from the CD Beauty & Butchery (Long Hill Ramblers) Website

14. The Memory Band : Come Write Me Down from the CD Apron Strings (Peace Frog) Website

15. Jim Moray : William Of Barbary from the CD Upcetera (NIAG) Website

16. Emily Portman : Stick Stock from the CD The Glamoury (Furrow) Website

17. Lutine : Death And The Lady from the CD White Flowers (Front & Follow) Website

18. Jason Steel : We Danced from the CD Crucible Songs (Rif Mountain) Website

19. Thom Ashworth : Work Life Out To Keep Life In from the CD Hollow (TAUK) Website

20. Martha Tilston : Lovely On The Water from the CD The Sea (Squiggly) Website

21. Tim Van Eyken : Fair Ellen Of Ratcliffe from the CD Stiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves (Topic) Website

22. Rhona Dalling : I Don't Mind from the DL album Walk Me Round (Rhona Dalling) Bandcamp

23. Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns : Blossom & Fruit from the CD Blossom & Fruit (Tim Jones Music) Bandcamp

24. Lisa Knapp : Pleasant Month Of May from the CD Till April Is Dead (Ear To The Ground) Bandcamp

25. Nick Hart : The Rakish Young Fellow from the CD Nick Hart Sings Nine English Folk Songs (Nick Hart) Website

26. Rachael McShane & The Cartographers : Sheath And Knife from the CD When All Is Still (Topic) Website

27. Stick In The Wheel : Roving Blade from the CD Follow Them True (From Here) Website

28. Leveret : The Good Old Way from the CD In The Round (RootBeat) Website

 

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31 January 2021

Podwireless 222 February 2021

 

PLAY LINK: PODWIRELESS 222 FEBRUARY 2021

(This playlink is to Mixcloud streaming:  you can also download the podcasts from Podomatic )

 

1. (Sig) English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) Bandcamp

2. The Young Tradition : Randy Dandy-O from the Chicken On A Raft EP (Transatlantic/ Castle)

3. Edward II : Hold Em Joe from the CD Dancing Tunes (Edward II) Website

4. La Talvera : Anuèit A La Talvera from the CD A Tu Vai (Cordae La Tavera) Website

5. Amparanoia : El D’a Que No from the CD Himnopsis Colectiva (Mamita) Website

6. Jon Wilks : The Lover's Ghost from the CD Up The Cut (Jon Wilks) Bandcamp

7. Jim Causley : Childe The Hunter from the CD Devonshire Roses (Hroc Music) Website

8. Vaev : Klaphopsa from the CD Vaev (Go' Danish Folk Music) Website

9. Kjorstad Brothers : Katta Satt Oppå Takje from the CD Kjære Min Maur (Ta:Lik) Bandcamp

10. Britt Pernille Frøholm : Møllarguten Sin Halling from the CD Fokhaugen (Kviven) Website

11. Komasi : Doni Doni from the CD Mezclatotal (Komasi) Facebook

12. Anansy Cissé : Talka (Poverty) from the CD Anoura (Riverboat) Website

13. Kitty MacFarlane : Half Wild from the DL single (Gilded Lily) Website

14. Sarah McQuaid : The Silence Above Us from the DL album The St Buryan Sessions (Shovel And A Spade) Website

15. Myles Cochran : Churrito from the CD Unsung (9Ball) Website

16. Mandel : Mini Suite iii from the DL EP Nha Trang Mini Suite (Bedroom Community) Bandcamp

17. Cuarteto Aguilar : Fiesta Mora en Tánger from the DL album Secret Museum Of Mankind: Guitars Vol. 1 (Jalopy) Bandcamp

18. Jack Gregory : Minore Tou Teke from the DL album Secret Museum Of Mankind: Guitars Vol. 1 (Jalopy) Bandcamp

19. Malika & Party : Si Bure Mambo from the CD Zanzibara 10 (Buda) Website

20. Stella Chiweshe : Sarura Wako from the CD Ambuya! (Remastered) (Piranha) Website

21. Dave Townsend : The Princess Royal/Old Tom Of Oxford from the CD Concertina Allsorts (Serpent Press) Website

22. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne : The Jolly Highwayman from the CD Rakes & Misfits (Grimdon) Website

23. Tuuletar : Taival from the DL EP Vetten Vuoro (Bafes Factory) Website

24. Las Lloronas : Me Confio from the CD Soaked (Muziekpublique) Website

25. Staritsa : Kak u nashej u Dunyashi from the CD Klyukva (CPL-Music) Website

26. Lewis Barfoot : Sweet Dreams from the DL single (Lewis Barfoot) Website

27. Dowally : Three Little Babes from the CD Early Bird // Night Owl (Dowally) Website

28. 4 Mars : Baxsanow Ismaacil from the CD Super Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura (Ostinato) Website

29. Vis-A-Vis : Kankyema from the CD Obi Agye Me Dofo (We Are Busy Bodies) Bandcamp

30. Hairetis Harper : Lost In The City from the DL album Draft (Same Difference) Bandcamp

 

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