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FolkCast 016 - April 2007
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Introduction and welcome...
FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol
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Stop by Leatherat
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Bones In The Cupboard by Bleeding Hearts
00:09:15 to 00:13:13
Bedlam Boys by Silver Dogs
00:14:51 to 00:18:14
Roxburgh Castle by David Kilpatrick

00:18:14 to 00:21:01

Common Ground
from "Dreamcatcher"
by Andy McKee
Candy Rat Records
More On This Album

00:22:03 to 00:26:12
The Boatman's White Dog by Debbie Cassell
00:26:12 to 00:28:45
Bold Reynard by Wistman's Wood

Wistman's Wood

00:28:45 to 00:31:52

The Smoke Of Home by Megson

00:33:07 to 00:44:08

The Story Behind The Song
The Banks Of Claudy

Babba looks at a young man's life all on the raging main, and at how, though the cunning use of the "broken token", he could be sure of being recognised by his sweetheart once he returned from sea.

The raging main...

Song performed by John & Rachel Bowyer

Twas on a summer's evening
All in the month of May
Down in a flowery garden
Where Betsy she did stray
I overheard this fair maid
In sorrow did complain,
All for her absent lover
Who ploughed the raging main.

I stepped up to this fair maid
And put her in surprise.
I own she did not know me
I being there in disguise
Says I: "Me charming creature,
My joy and heart's delight,
How far have you to travel
This dark and rainy night?"

"Away kind sir to the Claudy Banks,
if you will please to show,
Pity a poor girl distracted,
it's there I have to go.
And I'm looking for a young man.
And Johnny is his name.
And I'm told it's there on Claudy Banks today he do remain."

"If my Johnny he was here this night,
He'd keep me from all harm,
but he's cruising the wide ocean,
in tempest and in storm,
He's a-cruising the wild ocean
For honour and for gain."
But I'm told his ship got wrecked,
all on the coast of Spain!

When Betsy heard this dreadful news she fell into dispair,
by the wringing of her hands
And a-tearing of her hair.
Since My Johnny's gone and left me
no man on earth I'll take,
But it's all my life on Claudy Banks, I'll wander for his sake.

Now Johnny hearing her say so,
he could no longer stand
He fell into her arms,
crying "Betsy, I'm your man!
I am that faithful young man,
and whom you thought was slain
And since we've met on Claudy Banks
We'll never part again."

00:44:08 to 00:46:46
The Lonesomeman's Dance by Ceili Moss
00:47:07 to 00:52:52

Phil's Festival Round-Up

Music featured:

00:54:07 to 00:56:38
Greenhouse by Luigi Cappel
00:57:26 to 00:59:45
Far Ahead (Going Home) by Carolyn Anona Scott
00:59:45 to 01:02:45
Two Ravens by Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts

Gilmore Roberts
01:05:10 to 01:08:11
Pretty Nancy Of Yarmouth by Feast Of Fiddles
01:08:11 to 01:11:33
Roots (single remix) by Show Of Hands
"...Bye bye ..."

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