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|Festive Selection Box 2016
Released December 19th 2016
Music, poetry and fun for a very merry Christmas and a blessed Yule!MUSIC BY: Kate Rusby - Sam Bush - Cara Dillon - Skinner And T'Witch - Eddie & Luc - Greg Trafidlo - Hicks & Goulbourn - Jethro Tull - Wood, Wire & Words - Ken Nicol - Eddy Mann - The Changing Room - The Houghton Weavers - Andrews Massey Duo - Pilgrim's Way - The Magnets - Neil Diamond - Simon Mayor & Hilary James - Telynor - Ange Hardy - Ellen And The Escapades - Johnnyswim - Joshua Burnell
POETRY AND FUN BY: Johnny Cash - Jim Thielen - Judge Reinhold and Eric Lloyd - John Betjeman, read by Robert Donat - Bill Murray - Dollie Radford - The Muppets - Gracie Burns and Peter Brocco - Bing Crosby and David Bowie - Julie Andrews and Peter Ustinov.
Released December 1st 2016
celebration and contemplation for the darkest season, in music and
Music by: Heg & The Wolf Chorus - Gordon Tyrrall - Pete Shirley - Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate - Jack The Lad - The Bills - K.P. Devlin - Peter Mayer - Pilgrim - Skippinish - Paul Davy - Krista Detor - Ida Wenĝe - Maddy Prior - Richard Trethewey - Gren Bartley - Lady Maisery - Mary McPartlan - Broom Bezzums - Hannah James - Kingfisher Blue
Readings by: Robert Bridges - Gavin Douglas, read by John Laurie - Phil Widdows
|Autumn Crackler 2016
Released September 1st 2016
FolkCast’s Autumn Crackler for 2016.
Music by: Spiral Dance - Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy & Paul Weller - Dave Pegg & PJ Wright - Locomotive Ghost - Radim Zenkl - Mind Of Max - Scott McWatt - Michael Chapman - Magna Carta - Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman - Ninebarrow - Sharron Kraus & Friends - Show Of Hands - The Story - Christopher Cross - Giggetty - The Gathering Tide - Katy Rose Bennett - Kristina Olsen
Readings from: "The Golden Bough" by Sir James Frazer - “Mushrooms” by Margaret Atwood - "All Hallow's Eve" by Erin Morgenstern - “The Origin And Customs Of Guy Fawkes' Day” from The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Gunpowder Plot.
released June 1st 2016
|Jump in and
take a ride through more than an hour of superb sounds to keep you
sizzling all summer long...
Music by: King Courgette - Erik Johnson - Martha Tilston And The Woods - Jimmy Lee Morris - Wood, Wire & Words - Ken Nicol - Bluebird Avenue - Rab Noakes - Ross Ainslie - Hot Fingers - Genevieve And The Wild Sundays - James Filkins - Jacanda - Helen Chadwick - Rusty Shackle - Clive Palmer - Kris Drever - Amy Cook - Talis Kimberley - Darwin's Daughter - Carol Laula.
"You know it's summer when ... the FolkCast Summer Sizzler hits your podcatcher!"
|March Into May 2016:
released March 10th 2016
fourth annual celebration of Spring.
Featuring music by: Arthur Askey - Spoil The Dance - Coope Boyes & Simpson - Kellianna - Mark Owen Music - Mike Reinstein - Green Genes - The Knights Of Mentis - John Kirkpatrick - Show Of Hands - Andy Cutting, Nancy Kerr & Martin Simpson - Sarah McQuaid - Kenny Rankin - Christof - Mike O’Connor - The Changing Room - Lisa Knapp - Jackie Oates - Becky Mills - Faustus - Hilary James & Simon Mayor - Fabian Holland - Charlie Chaplin
Poetry by: Margaret Buckle - Anon.
|The Last Hurrah! version
2.015 - Music for New Year's Eve
released December 30th 2015
Updated every year, this is the ever-expanding, ever-improving mix of music for a fiery New Year's Eve, full of drinking songs, tradition, jigs, reels, hangovers and repentance!Music by: Blackbeard's Tea Party - Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band - Life And Times - The Red Hot Chilli Pipers - Swill And The Swaggerband - The Levellers / The Levellers & Bellowhead - Enter The Haggis - Krista Di Gregorio - 100 Mile House - The Unthanks - Mary Chapin Carpenter - Reid Jamieson - Oysterband - Findlay Napier and The Bar Room Mountaineers - Moulettes - Eddi Reader - Heavy Mellow - The Freddie Mitchell Orchestra - Spike Jones and his City Slickers - Robb Johnson & The Irregulars - Nowell Sing We Clear - Peter Nardini - The Duncan McFarlane Acoustic Band - Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass - Over The Rhine.
PLUS The Auld Lang Syne Megamix!
|FolkCast Selection Box 2015
released December 15th 2015
|Take a trip
to Babba's Island, somewhere off the south coast of
England, and discover how Folkie Phil and Babba get several sack-loads
of music and readings all about Christmas, to good little FolkCasters
all over the world ... in just one night!
Music by: Reid Jamieson - Christy Moore - Homer & Jethro - Terence Blacker - Whapweasel - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer - Rue Royale - Thea Gilmore - Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook - Lorrie Newman Keating - Mike Reinstein and the Christmas Daysies - The Voice Squad - Under A Banner - 100 Mile House - River Whyless - Catt Kingsgrave - The Last Bison - Abney Park - Angelo Branduardi - Kirsty Almeida - Marina Florence - Commoners Choir - Skinner & T'witch - Ange Hardy - Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie
Readings from and by: Phil & Babba - Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud - Agatha Christie - Hugh Fraser
|FolkCast Winter Storm 2015
released November 27th 2015
The Winter Storm: music and readings for the darkest months
Music: Spiral Dance - Jay Woodward - Maz O'Connor - Battlefield Band - Luke Jackson - Iain Morrison - Kris Drever, John McCusker, Roddy Woomble - NE3Folk - Jackie Leven - Magna Carta - Jethro Tull - Mike Reinstein and The Christmas Daysies - Heed The Thunder - Damh The Bard - Waterson-Carthy - Winter Mountain - Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin - Adam Dale - Thedra - Martyn Wyndham-Read - Alex Cambridge - Steve Folk (aka Blabbermouth) - John Butler Trio
Spoken Word: Various meteorologists - Edgar Fawcett - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Lauren Raine - The Simpsons
|FolkCast Autumn Crackler 2015
released September 1st 2015
fades, enjoy the wonders of Autumn with the Crackler!
Music by: Don Amero - Paul Green - Geraldo & His Orchestra - Spoil The Dance - Talis Kimberley - The Albion Dance Band - Ashley Hutchings & Ken Nicol -Oysterband with Steve Knightley and June Tabor - Little Miss Higgins - The Riverside - Dick Gaughan - Gill Sandell & Chris T-T - March To May - Tudor Lodge - Phil Beer - Clype (featuring Jenny Sturgeon) - Jackson C. Frank - Gilmore & Roberts - Beautiful Junkyards - Luke Daniels & John Dipper - Blanche Rowan & Mike Gulston - Sandy Denny - Na-Mara
Readings & Verse: Edgar Albert Guest - Dahm The Bard - David Drever - Ron Hynes - Michael Crummey
|Summer Sizzler 2015
released June 2nd 2015
basket stuffed with treats for the season of sun, wasps, downpours and
Music by: Merry Hell - Laura Veirs - Paul McGladdery and Gaynor Wilson - Peter Knight's Gigspanner - Whapweasel - Teresa Doyle and Doug Riley - The Decemberists - Anne-Marie Sanderson - Lee Maddison - Seasick Steve - David Dee Moore - Abbie Lathe - Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston - Steve Knightley - Stormy Mondays - Joe Brown - Skinner And T'witch - Fairytale - Gaia Consort - Damh The Bard - Blackmailed & Bereft
Poetry by: Dora Greenwell - Thomas Aird
|March Into May 2015:
released March 2nd 2015
May 2015: A Podcast all about the season of Spring!
Good news! You've survived the winter! Let's celebrate the coming of Spring with FolkCast's March Into May 2015, a progression in music and verse from the slow departure of old man winter to the birth of the summer.
Music by: Music by: Charlie Chaplin - Bella Hardy - Lee Maddison - Luka Bloom - The North Atlantic Trio - Terence Blacker - Laura Veirs - Amazing Blondel - Matthew Tomayko - De-Malebysse - Pete Seeger - Damh The Bard - S.J. Tucker - Tracy Grammer - Threepenny Bit - Jolly Jack - Nancy Kerr & James Fagan - Paul McGladdery - Fats Waller - Kyle Carey, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - Richard Thompson - Life And Times - Beltane Border Morris - Fairytale - Danni Nichols - Spiral Dance
Poetry by: Phil Widdows - Darren Sant - Harold Peary - Night An'Fey - A.E.Housman
|The Last Hurrah! version
2.014 - Music for New Year's Eve
released December 30th 2014
updated revision of FolkCast'smusic
for a fiery New Year's Eve, full of drinking songs, tradition, jigs,
reels, hangovers and
repentance! This is an updated and revised edition of 2012's show.
Latest revision: December 2014
Music by: Blackbeard's Tea Party - Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band
- Life And Times - The Red Hot Chilli Pipers - Swill And The
Swaggerband - The Levellers - Enter The Haggis - Krista Di Gregorio -
100 Mile House - The Unthanks - Mary Chapin Carpenter - Caroline
Herring - Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston - Nowell Sing We Clear - Peter
Nardini - The Duncan McFarlane Acoustic Band - Frank Turner and Jon
Snodgrass - Over The Rhine - Jimi Hendrix
|FolkCast Festive Selection Box 2014
released December 9th 2014
|The FolkCast Festive Selection Box - bursting
with good things for the season of Christmas, Yule and Saturnalia, with
specially selected music and readings.
Music by: Jon Lindsay - Hank Snow - Christmas Accordion - Robb Johnson - Lisa Redford - Johnny Aitken - The Longest Johns - John Smith - Maggie Boyle - Andrews Massey Duo - Anne Marie Sanderson - Barry Allen - Johnny Coppin - Runrig - Blackheart - Albion Christmas Band - Bella Hardy - Lunasa - Straight No Chaser - Ringo Starr - Marillion - Zoe Wren - Nowell Sing We Clear - Vicki Swan & Johnny Dyer - Wood Wire And Words
Readings and verse by: Bart Simpson - Mrs CS Stone - Ashley Hutchings - Virginia Woolf.
|FolkCast Winter Storm 2014
released November 23rd 2014
collection of songs, poetry and prose for the winter 2014/15.
Music by: Green Diesel - The Imagined Village - The Young 'Uns - Peter Lacey - Reid Jamieson - Ninebarrow - Mark Ellis - Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar - KC Barber - George Boomsma - Stooshie - Rainbow Chasers - Miranda Sykes - Shine - Kyle Carey - Charlie Mosbrook - Duncan McCrone - Nigel Brown.
Quotations by: Oliver Herford - James Carlos Blake - John Burrows - Thomas De Quincey - John Updyke - Lord Byron - Billy Connolly - Sinclair Lewis - Phil Widdows - Robert Byrne - JR Stockton.
|Autumn Crackler 2014
released September 23rd 2014
a musical walk
through the Autumn, from September to December, via Halloween and Guy
Music by: Phil Manzenara - Kim Lowings & The Greenwood - John Conolly - Maia - Jane Thomason - Peter Lacey - Smoke Fairies - Show Of Hands - Jon Budworth - The Vessels - David Gibb & Elly Lucas - Salt House - Ninebarrow - Feast Of Fiddles - Deborah Rose - Nick Cook - Taylor Brown Trio - John Kirkpatrick - Brooke Bentham - Ange Hardy - Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie with The Missing Pieces - The Oldham Tinkers - The Moody Blues
Poetry and quotations by: Wallace Stegner - Debra Welsh - Kālidāsa - Alys Fowler - Will Carleton - Lauren DeStefano - Robert Frost - Rainbow Rowell - Ewan MacColl - Thomas Hood - William Cullen Bryant
|Summer Sizzler 2014||Pull up a
beach chair, help yourself to
barbecue and beer, and enjoy 80 minutes of sizzling summer sounds.
Music by: John Martyn - Pentangle - Chris Hardy - Peter Lacey - The Tansads - Runrig - Broadfoot - Fairport Convention - 3 Boxes - The Peddlers - The Clydesiders - The Saw Doctors - Moonrakers - Ninebarrow - Life And Times - Damh The Bard - Paul McGladdery - Golden Bough - David Gibb & Elly Lucas - Merry Hell - House Of Hats - Locomotive Ghost - Steeleye Span
Quotations and poems by: Darell Hammond - Sandy Gingras - Gene Perret - Sam Keen - John Clare - Sophie Watson - Ada Louise Huxtable - Ewan MacColl - Henry James
|March Into May -
Spring Special 2014
second annual celebration of the season of Spring, as told in music,
rhyme and verse. Come on, let's set out now on a journey from the death
of Old Man Winter to the dawning of a new summer ... on the way we'll
visit April and Easter as we March Into May!
Music by: Charlie Chaplin - Paul McGladdery - The Webb Sisters - John Kirkpatrick - Becky Mills - Blue Rose Code - John Rutter & The Cambridge Singers - Suburban Tribe - George Breakfast - Martin Simpson - Skylark Song - Maddy Prior - The Watersons - Christy Moore - Ange Hardy - Ashley Hutchings - Tom Lehrer - Emmett Doyle - Rosa Rebecka - Blanche Rowan & Mike Gulston - James Bell - The Morris On Band - Hunter's Moon Morris - Triangle - Oysterband
Poetry and prose by: Ian Bland - Robert Frost - Dogman (aka David Sands) - Bill Hicks - PG Wodehouse - Ewan MacColl - Cecil Sharp - Phil Widdows
|Selection Box VIII - 2013
Music and poetry for
the season of Winter, of Christmas & Yuletide.
Secret Garden - Anne Marie Almedal - Fairground Attraction - Winter
Wilson - Judy Dyble - Howard Haigh - Martin Barre - Maddy Prior -
Kathryn and Bob Tickell - Life And Times - Bellowhead - Blast From The
Past - Kerfuffle - Andrews Massey Duo - Gareth Davies-Jones - Nick Lowe
- Lisa Redford - Eric Bogle - Steve Folk - Niels Cremer - The Halstead
Clan - The Albion Christmas Band - Roy Mette - Brian Brink - Bella Hardy
|FolkCast Autumn Crackler 2013
of songs and quotations for the Autumn season.
Music by: Show Of Hands - Roy Harper - Nick Cook - Paolo Nutini - Ashley Hutchings - Talis Kimberley - Jethro Tull - Gill Sandell - Marco Catracchia - Mark Handley - FolkLaw - Luluc - In Gowan Ring - Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker - Tuung - The Last Bison - Prydwyn And Kira with Quickthorn - Maddy Prior - Anthony Thistlethwaite - Mark Knopfler - Steven Lindsay - The Black Feathers
Quotations by: Jane Austen - George Eliot - Stephen King - Hal Borland - P.G. Wodehouse - Humbert Wolfe - Keith Donohue - John Greenleaf Whittier - Shauna Niequist - Daphne du Maurier - Clyde Watson
|| A soundtrack for the season: summery songs
and songs of the summer, with poetry and quotations to match.
Music from: Eddi Reader - The True Gents - Candidate - Co-Pilgrim - Blanche Rowan & Mike Gulston - Lola & The Bludgies - Uku The Mighty - Union Jill - Jack Harris - Alexandre Nestorov - Damh The Bard - Jon Airdrie - Paul Mosley - Nick Drake - Mark Knopfler - Man's Ruin - Nigel Brown - Show Of Hands - Martin Francis - Luke Jackson - Eric Pukos
Poetry and quotations from: Enid Blyton - James Dent - William Cullen Bryant - F. Scott Fitzgerald - William Shakespeare - Natalie Babbitt - Deb Caleti
|FolkCast - Spring Into May - Easter 2013
A FolkCast Seasonal Special - Music and poetry for the Spring to early
Music from: Hilary James - Waking The Witch - Jonnie Murphy - Matthew Ord- Neil Cousin - Sedayne - Spriguns - Simon Fowler's Merrymouth - Tess - Fairport Convention - The Ralf Weihrauch Trio - James Findlay - Mike Vass - Spiral Dance - Magicfolk - Lisa Knapp - Jackie Oates - Little Johnny England - Runrig - Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts - Steeleye Span - Jethro Tull - The Bailey Sisters - Damh The Bard
Poetry and quotations from: E.E. Cummings - Doug Larson - Henry Van Dyke - WH Davies - Henry David Thoreau - E.B. White - Mark Twain - Omar Khayyam - Dave Alton - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Thomas Hardy - Rainer Maria Rilke
|FolkCast's Last Hurrah of
Music for a fiery New Year's Eve
|Music for a
fiery New Year's Eve, featuring tales of drinking and
arson. Ring out the old, ring in the new with The Last Hurrah and have
a Happy New Year!
Music by: Blackbeard's Tea Party - Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band - Life And Times - The Unthanks - Caroline Herring - Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston - Nowell Sing We Clear - Hogmanay - The Duncan McFarlane Acoustic Band
Selection Box VII - 2012
Come to the FolkCast Village Hall for a special show full of music, poetry and comedy to celebrate winter, Yuletide, Christmas and beyond!
Featuring music by: Green Diesel - Tarbox Ramblers - Emily Smith - Joy Dunlop and Twelfth Day - Life And Times - Josienne Clarke - Kerfuffle - Bob Kirkpatrick - Priscilla Ahn - Beegie Adair - Jars Of Clay - Bella Hardy - Barricades Rise - Mike Vass - The Albion Band - Ken Nicol - Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer - Anup - The Christmas Album Band - Jo Bywater - Gareth Davies-Jones - Lindisfarne.
With literary offerings by: William Shakespeare - Damh The Bard and Cerri Lee - Dave Carr - The Human Nutrino - Miracle on 34th Street - Ogden Nash
|FolkCast 078 - Autumn Crackler 2012||A special
show to mark the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, with a
journey through Halloween to reach the approach of winter. Music from:
Ray Bradfield - Allysen Callery - Candidate - Ashley Hutchings and Ken
Nicol - Tattie Jam - Jamie Smith's Mabon - Yvonne Lyon - Bert Jansch -
Mc2 - SedayneLore - Martha Tilston - Thursday's Child - The
Coffinshakers - John Carpenter - Tony Provencher - Sangsters - Jennifer
and Hazel Wrigley - Stargazer - Pig's Ear - Whalebone - Josienne Clarke
and Ben Walker
Poetry includes: Merry Autumn by Paul Laurence Dunbar (read by Paul Adams) - Poem In October by Dylan Thomas (read by Richard Burton) - The Last Week In October by Thomas Hardy (read by Ghizela Rowe) - Warlock's Ride by Robert Walsh - The Pumpkin Tree by Robert Wrigley (read by the poet) - To Autumn by John Keats (read by Michael Stuhlbarg)
Selection Box VI - 2011
||Bring a bottle and join the party for our festive special for 2011, with music from: Coope, Boyes, Simpson, Fraser, Freya and Boyes - The Rash - Findley Napier and The Bar Room Mountaineers - Debra Cowan - Thursday's Child - Cross The Border - Damien Barber and The Durbervilles - Erica Wheeler - Waterson:Carthy - The Morris On Band - Neil innes - The Banana Sessions - The Tremendous Seasons - David Cahalan - Carwyn Tywyn - The Glasgow Madrigirls - The Oxford Voices with Sioned Williams - The Oxford Waits - Ken And Lisa Theriot - Magpie Lane - Brocc - St Agnes Fountain - Billy Bragg and Ben Sollee - Robin Allender - Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Bailey Sisters.|
|New Year's Eve Blast 2010||A short, smooth blast of folk music that is just right for the end of the year with New Year's songs from Lisa Redford, Amy Dixon Kolar and The Albion Band.|
Selection Box V - 2010
||Our festive special for 2010 features music from: Tennessee Ernie Ford - B.E. Taylor - Damh The Bard - Jon London - Keith Ahern - Monte Selby - Eric Reed - The Magical Christmas Tree Tour featuring Pete Morton, Maggie Boyle and Chris Parkinson - Aine Furey - Brave Combo - Blabbermouth - Michael Silvestri - Stig Denson - Pink Martini - Durbin Elf - Natalie McCool - Tim & Kathy Mahoney - Joemy Wilson - The Lancashire Hotpots - The Columba Minstrels - Triangle - Ken Nicol - Joglaresa - Rusty Bladen - The cast of A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol - The Swing Cats - Pittsburgh Symphony Brass.|
Guy The Seeker - The FolkCast Guiser Play (2010)
||A recreation of the British folk tradition of the guiser or mummers play - an entertainment of great renown, featuring the finest theatrical talent and music both rare and excellent! Music from: The Christmas Revels - Peter Calo - The Oxford Waits.|
Selection Box IV - 2009
Seasonal songs, tunes and readings in a hand-picked mix of some of the very best alternative music for the Christmas period. Featuring: Roger Pontare - Steve Fulton - Undercover Christmas - Adrienne Pierce - Ann Sweeten - The GrooveBarbers - US Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants - Magpie Lane - Clearance - Asleep At The Wheel - Would Be Goods - The Tinsel Tones - Triangle - Dan Baraszu and Joseph Patrick Moore - Bill Furner - The Lancashire Hotpots - Torquestra (featuring Jobee) - Amy Marie - Anna Wilson - Janyse - The Swingle Singers - Kites With Lights - Kitty Robbins - Steeleye Span
Selection Box III - 2008
||Seasonal songs, tunes and readings in a hand-picked mix of some of the very best alternative music for the Christmas period. Music from: The Christmas Revels - Al Pettaway and Amy White - Lee Harris And Country Sunshine - Blitzen Trapper - Ian Whitcomb - Bill Kahler - Chris Goddard - Doug Astrop - Kitka - Pittsburgh Symphony Brass - The Tequila Mockingbirds - Jars Of Clay - Jennifer Avalon - Al Stravinsky - Simon Bernard-Smith - Maeron English Folk Music - Damh The Bard - The Klezmatics - Chris and Siobhan Nelson - James Edwards - Helene Blum - Mike Fred - Howell-Freundlich Orchestra - Neil Murray - Martin Sexton - Ken Nicol.|
Selection Box II - 2007
||No talk, just music. A journey through
mid-Winter into Yule, Christmas and New Year, ending with a look to the
far distant summer.
Featuring: Pig's Ear- Chris and Siobhan Nelson - Venereum Arvum - Philip G. Martin - Stonefield Tramp - Bernie Stocks - Christian Hoffman - Dahm The Bard - Pumajaw - Steeleye Span - The Numbskulz - The Bully Wee Band - Songs From The Blue House - Craig Cardiff - Erik Darling - Hank Stone - Lee Rosemere - Jim Goodrich - The Moonrakers - Ken Nicol - Rachel & John Bowyer - Flowman - The Volume Brothers - Magpie Lane - Abbie Lathe - Pig's Ear - Tracy Jane Comer -The Owl Service - Show Of Hands
Selection Box I - 2006
||Then, to brighten any year end
celebration, we present the Festive FolkCast - no talk from us, just
great music from Puzzlejug - The Hipcola - Dan Edwards - 3 Blind Mice -
Pete Dodds - Clive Gregson - Steve Tilston and Maggie Boyle - The
Christmas Jug Band - Gary - gidgets ga ga - The Albion Band ... and
something saucy and spicy from Big Al Whittle
(Warning - contains rude words! Adult listening only!)
||This page last updated: December 19th 2016|