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FolkCast 046 - November, 2009
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FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol
Your host is Phil Widdows

00:57 - 04:42

The Sea Kings

The Sea Kings

06:31 - 10:25

Linda Cricklair

10:25 - 14:09

Broken Dove

Broken Dove

14:09 - 17:28


Silver Whistle
The Silver Whistle

Dave Alton

featuring music from Pendle Moon by Phil Brown

Standing Stone

Steeleye Span Autumn/Winter Tour of England and Wales

Friday 13th The Mick Jagger Centre Dartford 01322 291100
Sunday 15th The Swan Theatre Worcester 01905 611427
Monday 16th Reading Concert Hall Reading 0118 960 6060
Tuesday 17th The Playhouse Theatre Weston Super Mare 01934 645544
Wednesday 18th Exeter Corn Exchange Exeter 01392 665866
Thursday 19th Salisbury City Hall Salisbury 01722 434434
Friday 20th Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre 01892 530613
Sunday 22nd Marina Theatre Lowestoft 01502 533200
Monday 23rd Ipswich Corn Exchange Ipswich 01473 433100
Thursday 26th The Medina Theatre Newport 01983 527020
Friday 27th Town Hall Birmingham 0121 780 3333
Sunday 29th The New Theatre Oxford 0844 847 1585
Monday 30th Epsom Playhouse Epsom 01372 742555

Tuesday 1st The Stables Milton Keynes 01908 280800
Wednesday 2nd The Stables Milton Keynes 01908 280800
Thursday 3rd The Regent Centre Christchurch 01202 499199
Friday 4th Farnham Maltings Farnham 01252 745444
Sunday 6th Chichester Festival Theatre Chichester 01243 781312
Monday 7th The Barbican Centre London 0207 6388891
Tuesday 8th Grand Theatre Swansea 01792 475715
Wednesday 9th Borough Theatre Abergavenny 01873 850805
Thursday 10th Roses Theatre Tewkesbury 01684 295074
Friday 11th De Montfort Hall Leicester 0116 233 3111
Monday 14th St George’s Hall Bradford 01274 432000
Tuesday 15th Parr Hall Warrington 01925 442345
Wednesday 16th The Sage Gateshead Gateshead 0191 443 4661
Thursday 17th Preston Guildhall Preston 0845 344 2012
Saturday 19th The Hove Centre Hove 0844 847 1515
Sunday 20th Warwick Arts Centre Warwick 024 7652 4524
Monday 21st Buxton Opera House Buxton 0845 127 2190

30:02 - 34:41

The Sheel Row Flood/Shiftin' To The Toon
Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox

35:37 - 41:10

Around The World In 80 Folks

La Voz del Cajón

Juan Medrano Cotito

from "La Voz del Cajon"
(Round World Records)

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41:10 - 44:27

Peter Bradley Adams

Something 'Bout You Lately
Peter Bradley Adams

44:27 - 47:00
Stone Folke
47:00 - 53:52

California Grey
Roy Jay

Roy Jay

55:19 - 01:10:49

The Story Behind The Song

Turpin Hero


On Hounslow Heath, as I rode o'er,
I spied a lawyer riding before;
'Kind sir,' said I, 'are you not afraid,
Of Turpin that mischievous blade?'

O rare Turpin, hero,
O rare Turpin, O.

Says Turpin, 'I have been most acute,
My gold I've hid in the heel of my boot'
'O', says the lawyer, 'there's none can find
My gold, for it lies in my cap behind.

As they rode down by the Poulter mill,
Turpin demands him to stand still;
Says he, 'your cap I must cut off,
For my mare she wants a saddle cloth'.

This caused the lawyer sore to fret,
To think he was so fairly bit;
For soon was he rifled of his store,
Because he knew how to lie for more.

As Turpin rode in search of prey,
He met an exciseman on the way;
He boldly bid him for to stand,
'Your gold,' said he, 'I do demand."

With that the exciseman he replied,
'Your proud demands must be denied;
Before my money you receive,
One of us two must cease to live'.

Turpin then without remorse,
He knocked him quite from off his horse;
And left him on the ground to sprawl,
As off he rode with his gold and all.

As he rode over Salisbury plain,
He met Lord Judge with all his train:
Then hero-like he did approach,
And robbed the Judge as he sat in his coach.

An usurer as I am told,
Who had in change a sum of gold;
With a cloak clouted from side to side,
Just like a palmer he did ride.

And as he jogged along the way,
He met with Turpin that same day;
With hat in hand, most courteously,
He asked him for charity.

'If that be true thou tells to me,
I'll freely give thee charity;
But I made a vow and it I'll keep,
To search all palmers that I meet.

He searched his bags, wherein he found
Upwards of three hundred pound;
In ready gold and white money,
Which made him to laugh heartily.

O rare Turpin, hero,
O rare Turpin, O.

'This begging is a curious trade,
For on thy way thou hast well sped;
This prize I count is found money,
Because thou made an arrant lie.

For shooting of a dunghill cock,
Poor Turpin he at last was took;
And carried straight into a jail,
Where his misfortune he does bewail.

Now some do say that he will hang,
Turpin the last of all the gang;
I wish this cock had ne'er been hatched,
For like a fish in the net he's catched.

But if I had my liberty,
And were upon yon mountains high;
There's not a man in old England,
Durst bid bold Turpin for to stand.
O poor Turpin, hero, &c.

I ventured bold at young and old,
And fairly fought them for their gold:
Of no man kind I was afraid,
But now alas ! I am betrayed.

Now Turpin he's condemned to die,
To hang upon yon gallows high;
Whose legacy is a strong rope,
For stealing of a dung-hill cock.

O poor Turpin, hero
O poor Turpin, O


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

01:13:37 to end

A Winter's Beach
Hollyann & The Katie Winter


Begging Bowl
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