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FolkCast 049 - February 2010
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FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol
Your host is Phil Widdows

01:16 to 05:11

Ewan Dobson
I Know Your Pain
by
Ewan Dobson

from the album "Ewan Dobson"
(Candy Rat Records)

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08:16 to 13:33

Crow Man
Twa Corbies

by
Damh The Bard


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15:19 to 17:54

The Spirit Of St Louis
by
Letters To The Front

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17:54 to 22:30

Stew Simpson

 

Love Is A Curse
by
Stew Simpson

22:30 to 26:14

David Oakes

 

Shipwrecks And Sunsets
by
David Oakes

28:17 to 35:35

A Free Trade Tale
A Folk Poem by
Dave "The Rhymer" Alton

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Great Escape

by
Nigel Eaton


from "Pandemonium (Music Of The Hurdy-Gurdy)"
(Beautiful Jo)

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SOUND EFFECTS COURTESY OF:
The Free Sound Project
Mixed and produced by Phil Widdows

36:27 to 42:17
Empire & Love
Byker Hill
by
The Imagined Village

from "Empire & Love"
(Emmerson Corncrake Constantine)

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43:46 to 48:10

Salamander
Hanter Dro / Tuolpagorni
by
Bellevue Rendezvous

from "Salamander"
(Journeyman Records)

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00:49:26 to
01:00:11

The Story Behind The Song

Springhill
The Springhill Mining Disaster
by Peggy Seegar

In the town of Springhill, Nova Scotia
Down in the dark of the Cumberland Mine
There's blood on the coal and the miners lie
In the roads that never saw sun nor sky.

In the town of Springhill, you don't sleep easy
Often the earth will tremble and roar
When the earth is restless, miners die
Bone and blood is the price of coal.

In the town of Springhill, Nova Scotia
Late in the year of fifty-eight
Day still comes and the sun still shines
(But it's) Dark as the grave in the Cumberland mine.

Down at the coal face, miners working
Rattle of the belt and the cutter's blade
Rumble of the rock and the walls closed round
(The) Living and the dead men two miles down.

Twelve men lay two miles from the pitshaft
Twelve men lay in the dark and sang

Long hot days in the miners tomb
(It was) Three feet high and a hundred long.

Three days past and the lamps gave out
And Caleb Rushton got up and and said
There’s no more water, or light, or bread
(So we'll) Live on song and hope instead.

Listen for the shouts of the barefaced miners
Listen thru the rubble for a rescue team
Six hundred feet of coal and slag
Hope imprisoned in a three foot seam.

Eight days passes and some were rescued
Leaving the dead to lie alone
Thru all their lives they dug their grave
Two miles of earth for a marking stone.

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

01:00:11 to
01:03:28

The Sea Kings

Carry
by
The Sea Kings

01:03:28 to
01:06:54

kathryntickell

 

Tiger's First Bird
by
Kathryn Tickell
from the album The Very Best of Kathryn Tickell

01:06:54 to
01:08:32


BombadealThe Blacksmith
(feat. Longfellow)
by
Bombadeal (The Green Man)

from "Songs from the Wood"
(Tea Sea Records)

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01:08:32 to
01:09:54

Bombadeal Further

 

Hug Me
by
Bombadeal

01:14:44 to
01:17:04
Ian A Anderson
Time is Ripe
by
Ian A. Anderson

from "Time Is Ripe"
(Weekend Beatnik)

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01:17:05 to end

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