100 episodes

Invisible Folk Club core podcasts create an ambience somewhere between a folk club and a workshop. We want to entertain and educate through music and conversation. Egos are parked outside, everybody is treated the same. We do not record in a 'proper' studio, we simply set up the Zoom recorder in a terraced cottage in the heart of England and off we go. It is literally a cottage industry! We create a convivial atmosphere in which the musicians soon forget about the microphones. Then the spirit, talent, skill and enjoyment can shine through.

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Invisible Folk Club core podcasts create an ambience somewhere between a folk club and a workshop. We want to entertain and educate through music and conversation. Egos are parked outside, everybody is treated the same. We do not record in a 'proper' studio, we simply set up the Zoom recorder in a terraced cottage in the heart of England and off we go. It is literally a cottage industry! We create a convivial atmosphere in which the musicians soon forget about the microphones. Then the spirit, talent, skill and enjoyment can shine through.

    Invisible Folk and the Arts Council

    Invisible Folk and the Arts Council

    Since Spring 2019 Invisible Folk are proud to have been the recipients of four Arts Council Grants.
    In this podcast Jon Bickley talks about our relationship with the Arts Council and how that has enabled us to commission new compositions, new performances and to inject some money into the folk music community. You'll also hear some great music; without Arts Council funding it would never have existed.
    For more information go to our Website https://invisiblefolk.com/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Sabine Baring-Gould @ the Invisible Folk Club

    Sabine Baring-Gould @ the Invisible Folk Club

    Singer/Songwriters Jim Causley and Miranda Sykes joined narrator John Palmer (director of the critically-acclaimed Vaughan Williams anniversary 'From Pub to Pulpit' Cathedral tour) to talk us through a new show entitled 'Ghosts, werewolves and countryfolk - the songs and stories of Sabine Baring-Gould' 
    Polymath and Victorian superstar Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was, amongst many other things, a best-selling novelist most notably for stories of ghosts, werewolves and Norse myths. Despite wide ranging interests he felt the most important part of his life was collecting songs from Devon and Cornwall, amassing more than 2000 songs. In the show Miranda, Jim and John interweave some of those songs with anecdotes from Baring-Gould's astonishing life and stories. Ticket info from https://www.mirandasykes.com/baring-gould-centenary/
    Songs (in order of appearance):
    Jim Causley & Miranda Sykes - My Lady's Coach
    Jim Causley & Miranda Sykes - Cottage Well Thatched
    Jim Causley & Miranda Sykes - Last of the Singers
    All songs Trad/Arr Causley & Sykes
    Links to artist websites:
    https://www.mirandasykes.com/
    https://www.jimcausley.co.uk/

    • 57 min
    Brewer's Daughter revisits the Invisible Folk Club

    Brewer's Daughter revisits the Invisible Folk Club

    Rhiannon Crutchley is an independent, alternative, acoustic musician who performs under the name Brewer's Daughter. For the last 10 years she has lived on a narrowboat travelling the inland waterways of the English east Midlands. She has worked the festival scene in the UK and Europe both solo and as fiddle player with Tarantism. 
    Released on 5th April 2024 ‘Made Undone’ is Rhiannon's third solo album and is by far her most advanced to date, not only in terms of songwriting, but in production values too. The collaboration with Hawkwind guitarist Magnus Martin has been particularly fruitful.
    For music and merch go to https://thebrewersdaughter.bandcamp.com/
    For gigs and other information keep an eye on Facebook

    • 1 hr 3 min
    James Walvin - a new book about Amazing Grace

    James Walvin - a new book about Amazing Grace

    This is the final podcast of our Grace will lead me home project, a partnership with the Cooper & Newton Museum (Olney) to mark the 250th anniversary of the writing of Amazing Grace. Our guest speaker is James Walvin, OBE Emeritus Professor of History at York University, his latest book is the cultural history of Amazing Grace. It is fascinating and comprehensive, not only of the creation of the beloved hymn, but its evolution from 1772 as it passes through a series of cultural ecosystems.
    For further info about the Grace will lead me home project go to this link

    • 43 min
    Invisible Folk Club radio (New Year & Wassail)

    Invisible Folk Club radio (New Year & Wassail)

    It's catch-up time. The Invisible Folk Club radio show is currently syndicated to eight community or local stations, six based in the UK with the other two mainland Europe. Jon Bickley presents the show, Steve Yarwood is Producer.
    Nothing in the broad church of trad folk, roots or Americana is off limits, there are so many shades. Our show features established artists, rising stars, quality new music, blasts from the past. 
    In the final part of our festive trilogy we reflect on the old year and ring in the new. For centuries, wassailing was a key part of year-end celebrations. 'Wassail' derives from the old Norse for 'good health' usually involving drinking and raucous singing. Bring us in good ale!
    https://invisiblefolk.com/
    Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith - Turning of the Year
    The Wilderness Yet - Turn The Year Round
    Virginia Kettle - Closing Down the Year
    Emily Portman - Hinge of the Year
    Janice Burns & Jon Doran - The Month of January
    Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where The Time Goes
    Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones - The Yorkshire Wassailing Song
    Eliza Carthy & Jon Boden - Ashen Bowl
    Johnny Flynn & Robert Macfarlane - The Sun also Rises
    Blur - The Wassailing Song
    Mediæval Bæbes - Gower Wassail
    Rachel Unthank & the Winterset - Tar Barrel in Dale
    The Watersons - Apple Tree Wassail
    Waterson : Carthy - Awake Awake
    Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay - Bright Edge Deep

    • 1 hr
    Invisible Folk Club radio (Christmas)

    Invisible Folk Club radio (Christmas)

    It's catch-up time. The Invisible Folk Club radio show is currently syndicated to eight community or local stations, six based in the UK with the other two mainland Europe. Jon Bickley presents the show, Steve Yarwood is Producer.
    Nothing in the broad church of trad folk, roots or Americana is off limits, there are so many shades. Our show features established artists, rising stars, quality new music, blasts from the past. 
    It's Part 2 of our festive trilogy, so this is Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year, so they say. The music we have chosen reflects the many faces of Christmas, mostly smiling faces but not all.
    https://invisiblefolk.com/
    Staple Singers - The Last Month of the Year
    Eliza Carthy & Jon Boden - Beautiful Star
    Jon Wilks - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    Lisa Knapp - Cherry Tree Carol
    Paul Hutchinson - The Coventry Carol & Retreat from Kabul
    Burd Ellen - Sans Day Carol
    Angeline Morrison - Christmas is Now Drawing Near at Hand
    Anna Howie - Searching For Christmas
    Alan & Sue Garmonsway - Spiritus Sanctum
    Emma Scarr - Christmas in Paradise
    Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones - King Christmas
    Coope, Boyes & Simpson - How Beautiful Upon the Mountains
    Hattie Whitehead - In The Bleak Midwinter
    The Band - Christmas Must Be Tonight
    A Winter Union - White Christmas Somewhere
    Mediæval Bæbes - Carol of the Bells
    Mean Mary - Here We Come a-Caroling

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Wonderful

A fantastic show - showcasing music and chat that creates a unique atmosphere.

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A wide variety of music

This show has a wide variety of great music. There are interviews that are engaging and entertaining.

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