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FOLKCAST 157 - 14 January 2019 A fresh selection of folkie releases. Music by: Kitty Macfarlane - Holly D. Johnston - Reed Foehl - Julie Felix - Oran Bargaigh Project - Amy McCarley - Lau - Andy Harding - Jamie Smith’s Mabon - David Milton - Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall. Story Behind The Song: Ann Glanville, presented by Andy Harding (nautical) See t…
 
The Selection Box 2018: Our latest collection of music, old and new, for Christmas. Music by: Cara Dillon - Gregory Fish - Folk On - The Christmas Jug Band - Hidden Xmas Deluxe - Jimmy Lee Morris - The Legendary Ten Seconds - Lew Bear - Rebecca Loebe & Findlay Napier - The Andrews Sisters - Norm Adams & Julia Robertson - JD McPherson - Songwriterz …
 
Sounds from the Folkosphere, chosen at random and played without prejudice. Anything goes, but it all sounds great! Music by: Merry Hell - Hickory Signals - Yvonne Lyon - Chantelle Smith - Vision Thing - Hannah Rarity - Assynt - Kinnaris Quintet - Phillip Henry - Richard Thompson - The Watanabes - Trail West - Nic Norton and the County Band FolkCas…
 
Folkie Phil returns from his summer break for a new season of shows, and he’s got a bulging sack of sensational new music … probably! The only problem is, he hasn’t listened to any of it. What to do? Let the Randomizer sort out the chaos! Phil grabs a record blind and then spins the wheel of fortune to select which track to play. Will this result i…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: FolkCast heads off on its summer break with a show featuring songs about darkness, songs about light, and songs about the meaning of life! Also, news on Gobefest, Manchester's celebration of the folk traditions of East…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: The Morning After is a mellow mix of music for fragile folkies. Turn on, tune in, chill out! FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: MORNING AFTER by Plant & Taylor from the album “G…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: We celebrate our 150th regular show with The Great Folkie Booze Up, a programme full to the brim with music all about the demon drink. So, charge your glasses and say cheers to FolkCast 150! FolkCast is produced and pr…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: A special feature on 1970s folk-rockers Jack The Lad as their first three albums are rereleased on CD. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: The Intro… DRUNK ON SUMMER by Ray Coope…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: We look to the past to mark Shakespeare's birthday, look to the future with songs of tomorrow, and look at the present with news of a new way of turning songs into recordings. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Fol…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: Rewind Special. We step back from the constant cascade of brand new releases and take a bite – often a second or third bite – from records that are still new but maybe no longer brand spanking new. The first scuffs are on the sleeve no…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. News of an especially special show on the current tour of England by Peter Knight and John Spiers. Peter Knight & John Spiers tour - March 2018 9 - Leicester: Guildhall 10 - Halesworth: The Cut 11 - Lincoln: Performing Arts Centre 12 - Sheffield:…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: We meet a big man with a big hammer and we get bare naked. We stir the Alphabetti Folketti pan, visit Ireland for an audio controversy, and say 'balls' to a tortoise. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music fe…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: A brand new regular feature for you - Alphabetti Folketti - in which I’ll be getting out my big pan of spaghetti letters in tomato sauce, giving it a stir, and seeing which letter floats to the surface. Yes, it’s a pasta-based random l…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. We have a handful of Willies - steady now! - that’s three songs or tunes about blokes called Bill. There’s a couple of Stories Behind a couple of Songs, and we’ll be settling once and for all, that age old question about whose best: men or women.…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. INTERVIEW SPECIAL: DAMH THE BARD. Pagan singer-songwriter Damh The Bard (aka Dave The Bard, aka Dave Smith) has launched a career-defining musical project - a telling of the ancient story cycle called Y Mabinogi, based on the traditional bardic t…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. Who gives a fox for folk? We do! FolkCast puts out the call for your favourite live performers, the ones who not only play great music but also put on a good show, the ones who go the extra yard, the ones who tell stories, share a joke, and actua…
 
Welcome to the start of a Happy New Year of the latest and greatest from the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Music featured: The Intro… BOSTON CITY by Damien O’Kane from the album “Avenging & Bright” (2018) http://damienokane.co.uk WISHING WELL by Skipinnish Si…
 
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” (201…
 
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…
 
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 W…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 i…
 
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 tree…
 
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… …
 
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: Th…
 
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. FolkCa…
 
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 a…
 
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 tr…
 
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! FolkCa…
 
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 …
 
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’ Wi…
 
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 s…
 
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 th…
 
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 g…
 
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…
 
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 b…
 
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…
 
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…
 
A celebration and contemplation for the darkest season. Produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows Hide! The Storm Is Coming by Heg & The Wolf Chorus from the album "Raising The Fires" (2016) Verses (Tho Winter Comes Dreary) by Gordon Tyrrall from the album "A Distance From The Town" (2000) When Winter Rides In by Pete Shirley from the album "…
 
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. FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows He Died With His Boots On by The Changing Room from the EP “Names On A Wall” (…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the best from the Folkosphere Welcome to FolkCast’s Autumn Crackler for 2016. In just under 80 minutes we’ll follow the harvest, collect wild mushrooms and visit the standing stones. We’ll celebrate All Hallow’s Eve and Bonfire Night, and join Thanksgiving. So come on, bring a basket and we’ll gather the season…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. The Summer Sizzler 2016: Jump in and take a ride through more than an hour of superb sounds to keep you sizzling all summer long… FolkCast is produced and presented by Folkie Phil Widdows Music featured: First Day Of Summer by King Courgette from…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. Get down (Shep!) with a selection of the latest folkie sounds, plus an Eastern European excursion for some brilliant new releases. FolkCast is produced and presented by Folkie Phil Widdows Music featured: Death And The Maiden by Nuala Kennedy fro…
 
FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. Good evening! This is a Rewind Special, in which we play a selection of music from albums released over recent months, some previously featured on the show but also to check out some that for one reason or another just didn’t get played at all. A…
 
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