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FolkCast 033 - October 2008
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00:00:00 to 00:00:49

FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol
Your hosts are Phil Widdows and Ken Nicol

00:00:49 to 00:05:03

Everything's Made In China

by Dave Pegg & PJ Wright

00:05:04 to 00:08:27

A Pretty Penny by Steve Tilston

Ziggurat by Steve Tilston

00:11:04 to 00:16:05

Usher's Well
by Black Rat

00:16:06 to 00:19:47

Everything In Nature
by Broken Poets

Broken Poets

00:21:07 to 00:26:06

Widow's Curse
by Bellowhead

Matachin by Bellowhead
Tour Dates

00:26:07 to 00:33:13

Henry's Rose by Red Ruth

Red Ruth


"Around The World In 80 Folks"
from Canada, it's...

Les Cousinages by Genticorium

Malins Plaisirs by Genticorum

Tour Dates



Location: Southport Old Links Golf Club, Moss Lane, Churchtown, Southport, PR9 7QS
Date: Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
Time: Doors – 1900 hrs; Concert 2000 hrs
Tickets: £10
Contact for information: 07841 842137 or
Contact for tickets: 01704 540011 or


An evening with Mike Heron and Clive Palmer

Saturday, November 15th 2008
St Clements Church, Edge Lane, Manchester, M21 9JU
support from John Stammers, Lazybones and more.
Bar, hot food, cakes, vintage record & clothes stalls, fire jugglers.
doors 4pm - 11pm. first act 4pm sharp.
Tickets £14 available from 0161 832 1111

1 = 00:40:05

2 = 00:43:07

3 = 00:46:13

Folk Rising 2 segue

Folk Rising 2
1: Down In Yon Forest by Bella Hardy

2: Free Grace by Mary Hampton

3: Eucalyptus by Kate Doubleday

00:50:40 to 01:04:15

The Story Behind The Song
Ned Kelly

Come all you sons of liberty, the news is going round
That on the bold Ned Kelly's head they've set a thousand pound
For Steve Hart and Dan Kelly five hundred they will give
But if the sum was doubled, I'm sure the Kelly boys would live

It was in November Seventy Nine, the Kelly boys came down
After shooting sergeant Kennedy, they rode into Euroa town
To rob the bank of all its gold was their idea that day
Blood horses they was mounted on to make their getaway

Ned Kelly walked into the bank a pistol in his hand
Hand over all the money now ten thousand pound on demand
Likewise the ammunition the bold Ned Kelly said
And get on the go and dont be slow or I'll shoot you through the head

An Afghan hawker they captured next as everybody knows
He come in handy to the gang by fitting them out with clothes
And of their worn out rags me boys they made a few bonfires
And then destroyed the telegraph by cutting down the wires

Ned Kelly's Armour
Ned Kelly's Armour

They raced into Jerilderie town about twelve o'clock at night
They caught the troopers in their beds and gave them a hell of a fright
They held them up at pistol point and I'm ashamed to tell
They marched them along in their nightshirts and they locked them in a cell

Next morning dressed in troopers clothes still owners of the ground
They took their horses to the forge and had them shod free all round
They led them back and mounted and their plans worked out so well
They strolled along the main street and stuck up the Royal Hotel

Their robbing over the mounted then and made a quick retreat
They swept awy with all their loot along down Morgan's old beat
And where they are now well I dont know if I did I wouldn't tell
So now until I hear from them I bid you all fairwell

Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly

"I have been wronged and my mother and four or five men lagged innocent and is my brothers and sisters and my mother not to be pitied also who has no alternative only to put up with the brutal and cowardly conduct off a parcel of big ugly fat-necked wombat headed big bellied magpie legged narrow hipped splaw-footed sons of Irish Bailiffs or english landlords which is better known as Officers of Justice or Victorian Police who some call honest gentlemen."


Read Ned Kelly's letter online

The Story is told by Babba
The Song is performed by Rachel and John Bowyer

01:05:25 to 01:09:17

Polska by Box Club

Box Club

01:09:17 to 01:12:56
A Ghaoth Andeas
by Zoe Conway
Tour Dates
01:15:56 to end
All Hallow's Eve
by The Story

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