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THE MIKE HARDING FOLK SHOW
www.mikehardingfolkshow.com will take you into the world of folk – links to artists you hear on the show / folk clubs & session near you / other folk radio sites / folk record labels / folk festivals and much more. The very best in folk, roots and acoustic.

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THE MIKE HARDING FOLK SHOW
www.mikehardingfolkshow.com will take you into the world of folk – links to artists you hear on the show / folk clubs & session near you / other folk radio sites / folk record labels / folk festivals and much more. The very best in folk, roots and acoustic.

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    PODCAST: 26 Jan 2020


     
    01 Three Chords & The Truth - Van Morrison - Three Chords & The Truth
    02 The Berry Fields O' Blair - Jim and Susie Malcolm - The Berries
    03 Goose And Common - Askew Sisters - Enclosure
    04 The Humours Of Castlefinn (Egan's) / The Ewe Reel / McFadden’s - Kevin Burke - Sligo Made
    05 The Garden Of England (Seeds Of Love) - Sam Lee - Old Wow
    06 Tippin' It Up To Nancy - Christy Moore - Magic Nights [Disc 2]
    07 Elvis Presley Blues - Wayward Jane - Old Train
    08 Down By The Sally Gardens - Steve Hicks - Rule Of Thumb
    09 I Ain't Marching Anymore - Martyn Joseph - Days Of Decision: A Tribute To Phil Ochs
    10 Dance Junkies - Drohne - Le Son Du Bois 
    11 A Pair Of Brown Eyes - Christy Moore - Magic Nights [Disc 1]
    12 Egyptian Princess - The Servant's Ball - The Servant's Ball
    13 Viva Zapata (1993) - Andy Irvine - Old Dog Long Road – Vol.1 (1961-2012) [Disc 1]
    14 Up A Lazy River - Duck Baker - When You Wore A Tulip
    15 My Father Built Me A Pretty Tower - Askew Sisters - Enclosure
    16 My Little Carpenter - Mozaik - The Long And The Short Of It
    17 Murphys Hornpipe / The Showman's Fancy - Ryan Molloy & Fergal Scahill - One Day: November Woods
    18 Goodbye Monday Blues (1999) - Andy Irvine - Old Dog Long Road – Vol.1 (1961-2012) [Disc 1]
    19 The Shearing's Not For You - Yorkston/Thorne/Khan - Navarasa: Nine Emotions
    20 There But For Fortune - Martyn Joseph - Days Of Decision: A Tribute To Phil Ochs
    21 The Wounded Huzzar - Ryan Molloy - Pianophony
    22 The Song Of The Nightingale - Mozaik - The Long And The Short Of It
    23 Lads Of Laois / Dinny O'Brien's / Pat Touhy's (Reels) - Aoibheann and Pamela Queally - Beyond The Bellows And The Bow
    24 Scarlet Town - Mishra - The Loft Tapes
    25 Pilgrim Brother - Seth Lakeman - The Pilgrims Tale
    26 George Whites / The Humours Of Lisadell - Caoimhin O Fearghall & Paddy Tutty - Flute & Fiddle
    27 Road Dust And Honey  - Mishra - The Loft Tapes
     

    • 2 hrs 21 min
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    PODCAST: 15 Dec 2019


    01 Gobby’s Christmas Hornpipes – Steamchicken – 20 Years
    02 Sing We All Merrily – Lady Maisery, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith – Awake Arise: A Winter Album
    03 Merry Xmas Everybody / Bloomer’s Birthday Strathspey – Broom Bezzums – Winterman
    04 Sunny Bank – Kate Rusby – The Frost Is All Over
    05 Here We Come A-Wassailing – Watersons – Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual and Magical Songs
    06 The Huron Indian Carol – Carol Duveneck – Wassail! Wassail!
    07 Christmas Day In Da Mornin’ / Christmas Day In The Morning / Mug Of Brown Ale – Broom Bezzums – Winterman
    08 One More Xmas – O’Hooley & Tidow – Winterfolk
    09 Family Christmas – Roaring Jelly – Golden Grates & The Rampin’ Cat
    10 Silent Night – Churchfitters – A Christmas Wassail 
    11 The Seven Rejoices Of Mary – Oddfellows – Oddfellows
    12 I Saw Three Ships – Simon Mayor – Winter With Mandolins
    13 Christmas Eve 1914 – Artisan – Paper Angels
    14 Bethlehem – Michael Morpurgo / Coope Boyes & Simpson
    15 While Shepherds Watched / Chime On – Michael Morpurgo, Coope Boyes & Simpson – On Angel Wings
    16 Sleigh Ride – Sam Bush – Our Favorite Christmas Tunes
    17 X-Mas On The Isthmus – Terry Allen  & Guy Clark – Our Favorite Christmas Tunes
    18 There Are No Lights On Our Christmas Tree – Cyril Tawney – Man 
    19 Merry Christmas To All And Goodnight – Emily Smith – Songs For Christmas 
    20 Christmas In Kandahar – Fred Smith – Dust Of Uruzgan 
    21 Christmas In The Cookhouse – Billy Bennett – Almost A Gentleman 
    22 A Christmas Childhood – Tom Sweeney – Favourite Irish Poems With Music 
    23 Up In The Morning Early / Awake Arise – Lady Maisery, Jimmy Aldreidge & Sid Goldsmith – A Winter Album
    24 A Connemara Christmas (Mick’s Tune) – Johnny Coppin – All On A Winter’s Night 
    25 The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
    26 Christmas Is Coming – Lead Belly – Blues Blues Christmas Volume 3, 1927-1962 
    27 Christmas In Australia – Roaring Jelly – Nowt So Funny As Folk
    28 Merry Christmas – Malcolm Holcombe Feat. Iris Dement – Come Hell Or High Water 
    29 Christmas Landscape – Laurie Lee & Johnny Coppin – Edge Of Day 
    30 The Holly Bears A Berry – Watersons – Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual And Magical Songs 
    31 A Christmas Tale / Christmas Day In The Morning – Magpie Lane – The 25Th
    32 Christmas Day In The Morning – Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra – Song Of Solstice 
    33 Fire & Wine – O’Hooley & Tidow – Winterfolk 
    34 Christmas At Sea – Sting – If On A Winter’s Night 
    35 Weihnachten 1914 (Christmas 1914) – Kerstin Blodig & Ian Melrose – Schneetreiben
    36 The Coppers’ Christmas Song – Coope, Boyes & Simpson – Hindsight
    37 Coventry Carol – O’Hooley & Tidow  – Winterfolk 
    38 The King – Steeleye Span – Please To See The King
    39 Fairytale Of New York – Christy Moore – Smoke & Strong Whiskey
    40 The 12 Folk Days Of Christmas – The McCalmans – Scots Abroad 
    41 I Saw Three Ships (Arr. J. Ritchie) – Tudor Choir, The – An American Christmas: Shapenote Carols From New England & Appalachia
    42 Cherry Tree Carol – Jean Ritchie – Ballads From Her Appalachian Family Tradition
    43 The Arrival Of The Wren Boys – The Chieftains – The Bells Of Dublin 
    44 The Dingle Set Dance – The Chieftains – The Bells (continued)

    • 2 hrs 58 min
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    PODCAST: 24 Nov 2019


    01 They’ll Be Waiting – John Campbell Munro – The Kelly Collection
    02 George Collins – Cordelia’s Dad – Comet
    03 Going Down To The Wasteland – Jon Boden – Rose In June
    04 Mule Skinner Blues – David Grisman – Dawg Duos
    05 Polly On The Shore – Bella & Polly – Bella & Polly
    06 Glossop Road – Harp and a Monkey – The Victorians
    07 Inse Gall – Willie Campbell & Band – Dileab: A Legacy
    08 Paddy’s Lamentation – Will Finn & Rosie Calvert – Beneath This Place
    09 The Battle Of Cable Street – Man The Lifeboats – When The Bell Rings
    10 The Dark Eyed Gypsy – Lankum – The Livelong Day
    11 Up A Lazy River – Duck Baker – When You Wore A Tulip
    12 The Moving On Song – The Wicca Men – Albion’s Darkness
    13 Rufford Park Poachers – Ewan McLennan – Borrowed Songs
    14 Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood – Daria Kulesh – Earthly Delights
    15 Nana Was A Suffragette – Lizzy Hardingham – Dusk  
    16 Bear Creak – Lankum – The Livelong Day
    17 The Rambling Irishman – Harry Brazil – Travellers
    18 Seven Bonnie Gypsies – Jon Boden – Rose In June
    19 Fields Of Gold – Flossie Malavialle – Live – June 2018
    20 Widnes Bound – Stanley Accrington – Home Banker
    21 Paddy And The Judge – Tommy Sands – Fair Play To You All
    22 Ode To Europe – Tommy Sands – Fair Play To You All
    23 Love And War – Track Dogs – Fire On The Rails
    24 Wassail Song – Various – Flash Company/25 Years Of Fellside Records
    26 Gortvale Rock – Cathal Haydn – Hooked On Banjo

    • 2 hrs 3 min
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    PODCAST: 27 Oct 2019


    01 My Dixie Darling – Sheesham, Lotus & Son  – The High Stepping Music Of Sheesham & Lotus & Son 
    02 Calico Printer's Clerk - Harp and a Monkey - The Victorians
    03 The Flying Farmer - Dana and Susan Robinson - The Town That Music Saved
    04 The Golden Eagle - Natalie MacMaster - Sketches
    05 Devil Is In The Dust - The Tweed Project - The Tweed Project
    06 John Lover - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer - Twelve Months & A Day
    07 Paddy's Return / Trip To Athlone - Michael Walsh - Quarehawk
    08 The Catalpa - Lunatraktors - This Is Broken Folk
    09 The Winding Stair - Johnny Coppin - 30 Songs [Disc 2]
    10 The Bleacher Lassie O' Kelvinhaugh - The Tweed Project - The Tweed Project
    11 We Looked Away - Reg Meuross - Raw
    12 Gertrude and Alice - Ralph McTell - Hill Of Beans
    13 Who's Going To Save You? - Keith Christmas - Life, Life
    14 We Sailed Away - Tom Reid - Up On The Roof Of Song
    15 Do The Right Thing - Tom Reid - Up On The Roof Of Song
    16 Paddy In The Smoke - Michael McGoldrick - Wired
    17 Baltic Avenue - Charlie Roth - Tartan Cactus Heart
    18 So Do I - Christy Moore - This Is The Day
    19 The Man Who Waters The Workers' Beer - Dave Brooks / Bernard Wrigley - Folk Songs... At The Octagon
    20 Isle Of France - Nic Jones - Noahs Ark Trap
    21 Shake 'Em Up Charlie - Mighty Mo Rodgers - Griot Blues
    22 Workers Song - Dick Gaughan - Handful Of Earth
    23 The Dalesman's Litany - Dave Burland - A Dalesman's Litany
    24 Follow The Heron - Malinky - Three Ravens
    25 Ton Rowe's/Trip To Athlone/Cathal McConnell’s - Dezi Donnelly - Familiar Footsteps
    26 The Auld Triangle - Jack-E McAuley - Shadow Boxing

    • 2 hrs 7 min
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    PODCAST: 29 Sep 2019


    01 Battlefield Dance Floor - Show Of Hands- Battlefield Dance Floor
    02 Brighton Belle - Ralph McTell- Hill Of Beans
    03 Polly On the Shore - Debra Cowan- Greening the Dark
    04 JD's Untitled Mazurka - Dermot Byrne, Éamonn Coyne& John Doyle- Liag
    05 The World Turned Upside Down - Dick Gaughan- The Harvard Tapes
    06 Lines - Rowan Rheingans- The Lines We Draw Together
    07 Yr Hosan Las - Gwilym Bowen Rhys- Arenig
    08 Sowing On The Mountain - Tim Grimm- Heart Land Again
    09 Tattered and Torn - Steve Tilston& Jez Lowe- The Janus Game
    10 Angelus Bell - David Metcalfe- Legionnaire
    11 Wheels Of The World - Granny's Attic- Wheels Of The World 
    12 No Use For A Gun - Rory McLeod- Gusto!
    13 Truth From Lies - Tom Reid- Up On The Roof Of Song
    14 Who's Going to Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot? - Martin Simpson, Andy Cuttingand Nancy Kerr- Rooted [Disc 1]
    15 Same Kind Of Blue - Sam Baker- Horses And Stars
    16 He Called For A Candle - Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente- The Morning Tempest
    17 Back On The Road - Mic & Susie Darling- The Road Is Home 
    18 Conker (Magic Casket) - The Lost Words: Spell Songs and Karine Polwart- The Lost Words: Spell Songs
    19 The Drummer Boy For Waterloo - Coe, Peters& Smyth- The Road To Peterloo
    20 The Ex-Pitman's Pot-Holing Pub Quiz Team - Jez Lowe-Wotcheor!
    21 The Gasman Cometh - The Bar-Steward Sons Of Val Doonican- Place Of Spades
    22 The Derry Hornpipe/The Newcastle Clog/Drops Of Brandy - Tim Edey- Being Myself
    23 Mother Tongue - Show Of Hands- Battlefield Dance Floor
    24 The Rothes Colliery - TMSA Young Trad Tour 2018- TMSA Young Trad Tour 2018
    25 Jigs - Dancing Eyes/Paddy Fahy’s - Ceoltoiri Na Breataine- Glúin Nua
    26 Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Luke Jackson- Journals

    • 2 hrs 6 min
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    PODCAST: 25 Aug 2019


    01 Hunters House / The Oak Tree - Hedgehog Pie - The Green Lady
    02 When I Get To The Border - Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want To  See The Bright Lights Tonight
    03 Calico Printers Clerk - The Wayfarers - The Wayfarers
    04 I Live Not Where I Love - Tim Hart & Maddy Prior - Summer Solstice
    05 The Gay Goshawk - Mr Fox - The Story Of British Folk
    06 Sovay - Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick - Life And Limb
    07 Sweet Thames Flow Softly - Christy Moore - Unreleased
    08 Capstick Comes Home - Tony Capstick - Nowt So Funny As Folk
    09 Been On The Road - Alex Campbell - In Copenhagen 
    10 A Blacksmith Courted Me - Shirley Collins - English Originals
    11 The Bunch Of Thyme / The Perfect Cure / The Sweets Of May - Oak - Welcome To Our Fair
    12 Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl - Black & White – The Definite 
    13 Needle Of Death - Bert Jansch - The All New Electric Muse - The Story Of Folk Into Rock
    14 Three Score And Ten - The Watersons - Early Days
    15 The Sandgate Girl's Lament / Elsie Marley - The High Level Ranters - Northumberland Forever - Traditional Dance & Song From The North East
    16 The Innocent Hare - The Young Tradition - Young Tradition / So Cheerfully Round
    17 In My Liverpool Home - The Spinners - Best Of The Spinners (Live)
    18 Sir Patrick Spens - Nic Jones - Ballads And Songs
    19 Set Dance: The Ace And Deuce Of Piping - John Doonan - Flute For The Feis
    20 When Marilyn Monroe Died Blues (Ain't It A Shame) - Mary Asquith - Closing Time
    21 Jock O’Hazledean - Dick Gaughan - No More Forever
    22 The Diamond - The McCalmans - Lost Tracks
    23 Cod Liver Oil And Orange Juice - Hamish Imlach - Cod Liver Oil And Orange Juice - The Transatlantic Anthology
    24 The Rout Of The Blues - Robin and Barry Dransfield - The Rout Of The Blues
    25 Here’s The Tender Coming - Dave Burland - A Dalesman’s Litany
    26 Heather Down The Moor - June Tabor and Martin Simpson - A Cut Above
    27 Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Sandy Denny and Strawbs - I've Always Kept A Unicorn - The Acoustic Sandy Denny

    • 2 hrs 1 min

Customer Reviews

iffent ,

Don’t let the buggers grind you down

Not too much radical new stuff. Not too much finger in the ear.
Just right!
If Mike likes it he plays it.
It is like a never ending compilation with helpful commentary in the in-betweenie bits supplied in a gentle informative manner.

Mind how you go

JJC-uk ,

Simply excellent!

I’ll admit to being a relative latecomer to this podcast although have been woke to folk for a long time but now I have more time and have started listening properly it’s a sheer delight to hear a wonderful mix of old and new tracks and unerringly great commentary from a definitive source. Shame on you BBC for not continuing with Mike. But the result is that the pod show is longer and even more diverse, so is even better than the original broadcast version.
You can support the show production through donation via PayPal - but I can’t yet find a Patreon link which would seem the most logical for those of us who want to recognise the value and make a regular contribution... please don’t ever stop producing this show Mike!

TheBiff01 ,

Cost me hundreds - Bargain of the century

Been listening to this since about MFHS50ish. Wonderful collections of tunes from right across the Folk canon. Mike plays a tune, you love it, discover on the website more about the Artist(s) and decide to buy more of their back catalogue. That’s why he’s cost me £100’s. The podcast is free but chuck the lad a few quid to help cover the costs. That is an investment as the joy received outweighs the money donated. You can even download past Podcasts FOC, 272 of ‘em to date. Bargain

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