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

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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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