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The acclaimed folk music podcast from the United Kingdom, bringing you the best in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots-based music. Podcasting since 2006 - FolkCast - it’s OUR finger in YOUR ear!
See our website: www.folkcast.co.uk

FolkCast Phil Widdows

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The acclaimed folk music podcast from the United Kingdom, bringing you the best in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots-based music. Podcasting since 2006 - FolkCast - it’s OUR finger in YOUR ear!
See our website: www.folkcast.co.uk

    FolkCast 157 - 14 Jan 2019

    FolkCast 157 - 14 Jan 2019

    FOLKCAST 157 - 14 January 2019

    A fresh selection of folkie releases.

    Music by: Kitty Macfarlane - Holly D. Johnston - Reed Foehl - Julie Felix - Oran Bargaigh Project - Amy McCarley - Lau - Andy Harding - Jamie Smith’s Mabon - David Milton - Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall.

    Story Behind The Song: Ann Glanville, presented by Andy Harding (nautical)

    See the ShowNotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

    • 1 hr 17 min
    FolkCast Selection Box 2018

    FolkCast Selection Box 2018

    The Selection Box 2018: Our latest collection of music, old and new, for Christmas.

    Music by: Cara Dillon - Gregory Fish - Folk On - The Christmas Jug Band - Hidden Xmas Deluxe - Jimmy Lee Morris - The Legendary Ten Seconds - Lew Bear - Rebecca Loebe & Findlay Napier - The Andrews Sisters - Norm Adams & Julia Robertson - JD McPherson - Songwriterz - The Gathering Tide - Duke Robillard - The Grizzly Folk - The Staves - Yvonne Lyon - Morecambe & Wise - Rum Ragged - Crofts Family - Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra - Kurt Lewis Neufer - Keston Cobblers Club - The Black Dyke Band. Guest appearances by: Garrison Keillor - David Nixon

    • 1 hr 16 min
    FolkCast 156 - 10 Dec 18

    FolkCast 156 - 10 Dec 18

    Sounds from the Folkosphere, chosen at random and played without prejudice. Anything goes, but it all sounds great!

    Music by: Merry Hell - Hickory Signals - Yvonne Lyon - Chantelle Smith - Vision Thing - Hannah Rarity - Assynt - Kinnaris Quintet - Phillip Henry - Richard Thompson - The Watanabes - Trail West - Nic Norton and the County Band

    FolkCast is produced and presented by ‘Folkie’ Phil Widdows

    • 1 hr 24 min
    FolkCast 155 - 10 Nov 2018

    FolkCast 155 - 10 Nov 2018

    FolkCast 155

    Singer-songwriter (and FolkCast co-founder) Ken Nicol joins Phil in the studio to roll a Randomizer dice, listen to some music and chat about what it’s like to be a performer touring the world.

    FolkCast is produced and presented by ‘Folkie’ Phil Widdows
    Music featured:

    Wee McGhee’s
    by Mairearad And Anna
    from the album “Farran” (2018)

    A chailinn donn
    by Gillebride MacMillan
    from the album “Hidden Roots” (2018)

    World Gone Wrong
    by Brian P. Matheny
    from the album “The Canary & The Cage” (2018)

    Be My Guess
    by Linda Mizzi
    from the album “Real People” (2018)

    Knees Up
    by Breabach
    from the album “FrenzyOf The Meeting” (2018)

    Twenty Seven
    by John Mosedale
    recorded live at Bromsgrove Folk Club (2018)

    Too Many Feet
    by Skinner & T’witch
    from the album “Everybody’s Grotty” (2018)

    Second Sight
    by Taylor Martin
    from the album “Song Dogs” (2018)

    Lord Middleton
    by Bob Gilbert
    recorded live (2018)
    (courtesy of Graham Dixon of Trouble at’ Mill)

    Out Of Our Hands
    by The Willows
    from the album “Through The Wild” (2018)

    For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

    • 1 hr 36 min
    FolkCast 154 - 24 October 2018

    FolkCast 154 - 24 October 2018

    FolkCast 154

    Another randomized dip into the postbag to hear tracks from the latest releases. Featuring guest co-host, the FolkCast Super Computer!

    FolkCast is produced and presented by ‘Folkie’ Phil Widdows
    Music featured:

    How To Rob A Bank
    by Willy Porter
    from the album “How To Rob A Bank” (2009)

    Mosquito
    by Chris Ronald
    from the album “Fragments” (2018)

    Dad’s Promise
    by Andrew Huggan
    from the album “Down The Railway Line” (2018)

    Little Lightmaker
    by Linda Em
    from the E.P. “London Irish” (2018)

    The Thoughts Of An Average Man
    by Terence Blacker
    from the album “Enough About Me” (2018)

    Samhainn
    by Christine Weir
    Single (2017)

    Proverbial Paradigm
    by Trouble at’ Mill
    Single (2018)

    The Weight
    by James Galvo Parker
    Single (2018)

    Ground Down
    by Simeon
    Single (2018)

    Colour Of Love
    by Son Of William
    from the E.P. “Colour Of Love” (2018)

    The Mermaid In Your Glass
    by Siobhan McCrudden
    Single (2018)

    A Dying Sailor To His Shipmates
    by Drop The Floor
    from the album “Fairly Cookin’” (2018)

    Bean A’Tí Ar Lár
    by Maartin Allcock
    from the album “OX15” (1999)

    For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

    • 1 hr 17 min
    FolkCast 153 - 06 Oct 2018

    FolkCast 153 - 06 Oct 2018

    FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music.

    Folkie Phil returns from his summer break for a new season of shows, and he’s got a bulging sack of sensational new music … probably! The only problem is, he hasn’t listened to any of it. What to do? Let the Randomizer sort out the chaos!

    Phil grabs a record blind and then spins the wheel of fortune to select which track to play. Will this result in a genius choice of fabulousness … or a complete mess? Only one way to find out. Press “play” and take a listen. It’s an audio adventure!

    FolkCast is produced and presented by ‘Folkie’ Phil Widdows

    Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
    by Luke Jackson
    single release (October 2018)

    Jamaica
    by Chris Green
    from the album “Switched-on Playford” (2018)

    The Banks Of Sweet Primroses
    by Amsher
    from the album “Patience Vaisey at Adwell 1892” (2018)

    Died Of Love
    by Kelly Oliver
    from the album “Botany Bay” (2018)

    When The Gun Goes Down
    by Alan Hull
    from the album “Statues & Liberties” (1996, re-released 2018)

    Sam Hall
    by Rusty Shackle
    single release (October 5th 2018)

    Wise
    by Imar
    from the album “Avalanche” (2018)

    Teen
    by Mike Vass
    from the album “Notes From The Boat” (2018)

    Jimmy The Mole
    by Hamish Napier
    from the album “The Railway” (2018)

    Alberta
    by Chad Elliott & The Redemptions
    from the album “Rest Heavy: The Sun Studio Sessions” (2018)

    Hummingbird
    by John Smith
    from the album “Hummingbird” (2018)

    10,000 Steveadores
    by Kelly & Woolley
    from the album “Miner’s Eyes” (2018)

    Vent d’Irelande
    by Yves Lambert Trio
    from the album “Tentation” (2018)

    For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk

    • 1 hr 31 min

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