First broadcast August 2, 2013

Entirely English

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Just as the title states, this program consists entirely of English folk artists as the “front men”. It's a show prompted partly by recent listener requests. The night’s fare is a mix of old and new and features new releases from the legendary John Kirkpatrick and relative newcomers Whalebone. Both are from Shropshire, which made for placing the county in the limelight for commentary. I also took a brief trip back to the roots of English folk rock and followed that with a short set featuring young “up and comers” on the British folk scene.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Kathryn Tickell & Ensemble Mystical, “Sevens”, Kathryn Tickell & Ensemble Mystical, Park Records

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  • Nic Jones, “Bonny Light Horseman”, “Lakes Of Shillin”, Game Set Match, Topic

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  • John Kirkpatrick, “Wednesday Night/The Great Eastern Polka”, “John Barleycorn”, Every Mortal Place, Fledg’ling Records

  • Whalebone, “Tamlin”, “Christchurch Cathedral”, Runes, Two Wild Women Records

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  • John Kirkpatrick, “Tommy Suet’s Ball”, Every Mortal Place, Fledg’ling Records

  • Whalebone, “Severn Sins”, Runes, Two Wild Women Records

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  • Coope Boyes & Simpson, “Horkstow Grange”, The Rough Guide To Coope Boyes & Simpson, World Music Network

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  • Fairport Convention, “Come All Ye”, “The Lark In The Morning/Rakish Paddy/Fox Hunter’s Jig/Toss The Feathers”, Liege & Lief, A&M Records

  • Steeleye Span, “A Calling-On Song/The Blacksmith”, “Dark-Eyed Sailor”, Hark! The Village Wait, Mooncrest

  • Fairport Convention, “Reynardine”, Liege & Lief, A&M Records

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  • Dalla, “Bishops’ Jig/No Song No Supper”, The Rough Guide To English Folk, World Music Network

  • Bella Hardy, “The Herring Girl”, The Rough Guide To English Folk, World Music Network

  • Emily Portman, “Tongue-Tied”, The Rough Guide To English Folk, World Music Network

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  • Kathryn Tickell & Ensemble Mystical, “Carols”, Kathryn Tickell & Ensemble Mystical, Park Records