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FolkCast 019 - July 2007
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00:00:00 to 00:01:33

Introduction from
Phil Widdows and Ken Nicol
(FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol)
00:01:33 to 00:05:36
The Jigs by Lau
00:05:36 to 00:08:58
Ellas Mari by Navan
00:10:56 to 00:13:45
The Hill by The Men They Couldn't Hang
00:13:45 to 00:17:18
World Of Discontent by Swill And The Swaggerband

00:18:30 to 00:21:30

Firefly by Benita Johnson

00:21:30 to 00:24:50
Stars Of The Southern Sky by Exelby
00:26:38 to 00:45:29

The FolkCast Interview
Maddy Prior

(Hear the full interview in the separate download)


Maddy PriorMaddy's Website

Music Featured

  • I Live Not Where I Love - Maddy Prior and Tim Hart
  • The Blacksmith - Steeleye Span
  • Bonny Black Hare - Steeleye Span


The Two Day Folk-Rock Festival
Kentwell Hall, Suffolk, England
July 27 & 28

00:46:31 to 00:49:40
I'm Still Young by Jon Redfern
00:49:47 to 01:01:52

The Story Behind The Song
The Blantyre Explosion

By Clyde's bonny banks
As I sadly did wander
Among the coal slag heaps
As evening drew nigh,
I spied a fair maiden
A-weeping and wailing
Weeping and wailing
With many a sigh.

I stepped up beside her
And thus I addressed her:
"Pray tell me fair maid
Of your trouble and pain."
Sobbing and sighing,
She sadly did answer:
"Johnny Murphy, kind sir,
Was my true lover's name."

Twenty-one years of age,
Full of youth and good looking,
To work down the mines
To High Blantyre he came.


Viewing the list of the dead

Blantyre Disaster Memorial
The memorial at

The wedding was fixed
All the guests were invited
That calm summers evening
Young Johnny was slain.

The explosion was heard,
All the women and children
With pale anxious faces
They haste to the mine.
When the news was made known,
The hills rang with their moaning,
Young miners were killed

Now husbands and wives
And sweethearts and brothers,
That Blantyre explosion
They'll never forget;
And all you young miners
That hear my sad story,
Shed a tear for the victims
Who are laid to their rest.

The Story is told by Babba
The Song is performed by Rachel & John Bowyer
01:01:52 to 01:04:18
St George Island by Heavy Mellow
01:04:18 to 01:11:26

Phil's Folk Files
Peatbog Faeries release new album
New Nick Drake album
New live John Martyn album
Seth Lakeman tour
Levellers announce Beautiful Nights concerts digital sheet music service
Concert on eve of Fairport's Cropredy Convention

01:11:26 to 01:14:17
The Battle Of Dussindale Reel by 1549
01:16:00 to end

Tomorrow by Naughty Jack

"...Bye bye ..."

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