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FolkCast 029 - May 2008
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FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol
Your host is Phil Widdows

00:04:28 to 00:07:43
Folksong Song by Plunkett
00:07:44 to 00:09:42
On The Run by Stormy Mondays

00:11:11 to 00:13:32

00:13:33 to 00:16:42

Garden Of The Wild Stars by 12000 Days

Alphabetagammadelta by Temple Music

...from the compilation album
When The Moon Was Red

When The Moon Was Red
00:17:45 to 00:22:07
Rocks of Rodel/Andro by Kiss The Mistress
Kiss The Mistress
00:22:08 to 00:26:59
Lancashire Hero by Trouble At'Mill

00:28:11 to 00:30:48

Mr Preston's Hornpipe by Zoox

00:30:49 to 00:34:56

Ken's Hornpipes by The Albion Band

00:36:24 to 00:49:09

The Story Behind The Song
The Black Velvet Band

In a neat little town they call Belfast
An apprentice boy I was bound
And many's the happy hour
I have spent in that neat little town
But bad misfortune o'ertook me
And caused me to stray from the land
Far away from my friends and relations,
Betrayed by the black velvet band

Oh, one evening late as I rambled
Not meaning to go very far,
When I met with a gay young deceiver
She was plyin' her trade in a bar.
Oh, her eyes they shone like the diamonds
And I thought her the pride of the land
And her hair hung over her shoulders
Tied up with a black velvet band.

Oh, one evening a flashman, a watchman
She happened to meet on the sly
I could tell that her mind it was altered
By the roll of her roving dark eye
Oh, that watch she took from his pocket
She slipped it right into my hand
Then she gave me in charge to the policeman
Bad luck to the black velvet band

Now before the Lord Mayor I was taken
My guilt they proved quite plain
And he said if I was not mistaken
I should have to cross the salt main
Now its sixteen long years have they gave me
To plough upon Van Diemen's land
Far away from my friends and relations
A curse on the black velvet band

So come all ye jolly young fellows,
I'll have ye take warning from me
Whenever you're out on the liquor,
Beware of them pretty colleens.
They'll treat you to whiskey and porter,
Till you are not able to stand;
And the very next thing that you know, my lads,
You'll end up in Van Diemen's land.


Black Velvet Band

"...tied up with a black velvet band..."

The Story is told by Babba
The Song is performed by Rachel & John Bowyer
00:50:20 to 00:54:38
Dookin For Beetroot / The Head Roaster by The Battlefield Band
00:54:39 to 00:57:45
Half Eight leath ina dhiadh a hocht by Kila
Gambler's Ballet
00:58:53 to 01:01:37
Whiskey Trick by Tanglefoot
01:02:08 to 01:05:58
Es Ist Verspielt by Jahrtal
01:07:56 to 01:09:31
My Town by Phillip Hartley
01:09:32 to
In My Town by Scullion John

01:14:18 to end

Nightlight by SixPeopleAway

"...Bye bye ..."

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