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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 • 374 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.

    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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    Access exclusive films of Raynor Winn and the Gigspanner Big Band 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

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    Follow Raynor Winn at https://twitter.com/raynor_winn

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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Official Folk Albums Chart Show—3rd May 2022

    Official Folk Albums Chart Show—3rd May 2022

    This month’s Official Folk Albums Chart Show from Folk on Foot features Iona Lane, John Smith, Chris Brain, Michael Weston King, Hanging Stars, Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage and Passenger. Plus the latest gig news and the announcement of an exciting new episode of Folk on Foot. 

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    • 42 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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    Access exclusive films of Grace 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

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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
    Official Folk Albums Chart of the Year Show 2021

    Official Folk Albums Chart of the Year Show 2021

    Join us for a very special show streamed live from Cecil Sharp House. The show looks back at the highlights of 2021, the very first full year of The Official Folk Albums Chart.


    Hosted by Matthew Bannister with guest co-host Kitty Macfarlane, the show features live performances and interviews with artists that have featured in the chart over the past year including Spiers and Boden, Katherine Priddy, Gwenifer Raymond, Spell Songs and The Longest Johns.


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    Access 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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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
374 Ratings

374 Ratings

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!

Bendav93 ,

Flawless

Everything about this podcast is perfect. I feel connected to my ancestors, its incredibly calming and warm.
Thank you ✨

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