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Matthew Bannister goes walking with a leading folk musician in a landscape that has inspired them. They sing and play exclusive acoustic songs on location.

Folk on Foot Matthew Bannister

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    • 4.8 • 376 Ratings

Matthew Bannister goes walking with a leading folk musician in a landscape that has inspired them. They sing and play exclusive acoustic songs on location.

    Official Folk Albums Chart Show—5th July 2022

    Official Folk Albums Chart Show—5th July 2022

    This month’s Official Folk Albums Chart Show from Folk on Foot has the Welsh harpist Catrin Finch reflecting on her ten year musical partnership with the kora player Seckou Keita, plus music from Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler, Hannah Rarity, Boo Hewerdine, Phil Odgers and Crake and all the latest Festival news from Lucy Shields of the Folk Forecast.

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    • 50 min
    Jamie Webster in Liverpool

    Jamie Webster in Liverpool

    “My city, my people, my heart” – Jamie Webster loves his home city of Liverpool – and Liverpool loves Jamie Webster. The young singer and songwriter started out performing chants for fans of Liverpool FC, which led to a gig in front of 60,000 at the Champions League Final and a meeting with manager Jurgen Klopp. Now his songs of working-class life have made Jamie a local hero with two hit albums under his belt.

    In this episode he takes us to a community centre called “the Florrie” where he volunteers. In the centre’s food bank, he expresses his anger that so many people in a wealthy country like the UK can’t afford to feed themselves. Then it’s off to the Beatles statue, the Liver Building and the Cavern Club where Jamie has just joined the illustrious list of performers with their names written on bricks outside.

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    Find out more about Jamie Webster at https://www.jamiewebstermusic.com/

    • 54 min
    Raynor Winn and the Gigspanner Big Band on the South West Coast Path

    Raynor Winn and the Gigspanner Big Band on the South West Coast Path

    Raynor Winn’s best-selling book “The Salt Path” tells how she and her husband Moth became homeless just as he was diagnosed with a terminal neuro-degenerative disease. Despite this, they set off to walk the 630 challenging miles of the South West Coast Path. The redemptive story of their dogged determination, loving relationship and close connection with the natural world made the book a best seller.

    Now Raynor has teamed up with Peter Knight’s brilliant Gigspanner Big Band to create a new show which combines traditional music from the South West Coast with words about the area. In this atmospheric episode, host Matthew Bannister goes to rehearsals in a village hall near Exmouth, and then walks the Coast Path with Raynor.

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    Find out more about the Gigspanner Big Band at https://www.gigspanner.com/gigspanner-big-band

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Grace Petrie in Leicester

    Grace Petrie in Leicester

    Grace Petrie sometimes introduces herself on stage as “a socialist, feminist, lesbian protest singer”. Her acutely observed songs range from political and passionate to personal and profound.  She’s also been known to turn her hand to comedy. In this walk through her home city of Leicester she tells Matthew Bannister about her childhood and musical journey, reflects on what it means always to be on “The Losing Side” in politics and reveals the poignant story behind a visit to IKEA.

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    You can choose your level and get great rewards, ranging from a stylish Folk on Foot badge to access to our amazing and ever expanding Folk on Foot on Film video archive of more than 150 unique performances filmed on our travels.

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    Find out more about Grace at https://gracepetrie.com/

    • 56 min
    Johnny Kalsi in Southall

    Johnny Kalsi in Southall

    The drummer Johnny Kalsi (The Dhol Foundation, Transglobal Underground, Afro Celt Sound System, Imagined Village) takes us for a walk round Southall - an area of West London known as “Little India”. We visit a Sikh temple, marvel at the sumptuous fabrics and glittering jewellery in the bridal shops on the High Street and drop in to his favourite restaurant for “food like you’ve never tasted before”. But above all we head to two music shops where Johnny gives a bravura demonstration of how to play his beloved dhol drums. 


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    Access exclusive films of Johnny along our walk, along with over 150 performances from dozens of artists, by signing up to Folk On Foot On Film: https://www.folkonfoot.com/watch


    We rely entirely on support from our listeners to make Folk on Foot. So please consider becoming a patron. You’ll make a small monthly contribution and get great rewards. Find out more at www.patreon.com/folkonfoot.


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    • 54 min
    Maurice Henderson & Ewen Thomson on Shetland

    Maurice Henderson & Ewen Thomson on Shetland

    We’re back on the glorious Shetland Isles for this episode and who better to show us around than the renowned local fiddle player Maurice Henderson (of Fiddlers Bid) and his friend the luthier and guitarist from Fair Isle Ewen Thomson? After Ewen demonstrates how to make a great violin, they take us to the beach where they tell folk tales, play traditional dance tunes and introduce us to the sea birds.


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    Access exclusive films of Maurice and Ewan performing along our walk, along with over 150 other performances from dozens of artists, by signing up to Folk On Foot On Film: https://www.folkonfoot.com/watch


    We rely entirely on support from our listeners to make Folk on Foot. So please consider becoming a patron. You’ll make a small monthly contribution and get great rewards. Find out more at www.patreon.com/folkonfoot.


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
376 Ratings

376 Ratings

Narue6 ,

Riveting & heartwarming!

I stumbled upon this podcast and was drawn in straightaway! I love the live music & community innovations shared!

Lostincolour ,

Heartwarming

This podcast is an antidote to current distressing local and world affairs. A balm to soothe the soul, I’m not sure I could live without it. Thank you folk on foot for reminding us there is so much more to life. Love, laughter, the great outdoors & music. It doesn’t get much better than that ♡

The Mox Club ,

Frank Turner

Excellent convo about the role of cityscapes in shaping music. And some cracking acoustic tunes! Nice one!

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