First broadcast March 7, 2014

English Award Winners / Insights Into Life

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is a show in two parts: (1) The first hour offers songs from some of the top winners at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, perhaps the most prestigious of all folk music awards in the United Kingdom. Featured are Martin Carthy and Clannad who earned lifetime achievement awards. (2) The second hour offers selections from new albums that offer excellent musical glimpses of everyday life and the human condition.

Mixed in at both ends is fine fiddling from Donna Hebert, a master of French-Canadian fiddling, who will be in concert with vocalist Josée Vachon in our broadcast area Saturday night.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Donna Hebert, “Blackberry Quadrille/La Galope Bouchard”, In Full Bloom, Independent

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  • Clannad, “Theme From Harry’s Game”, “Dulaman”, Christ Church Cathedral, Arc Music

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

  • Bella Hardy, “Three Black Feathers”, Night Visiting, Noe Records

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  • Martin Carthy, “Famous Flower Of Serving Men”, Shearwater, Pegasus

  • Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, “Riddles Wisely Expounded”, Child Ballads, Wilderland Records

  • Martin Carthy, “Sir Patrick Spens”, The Folk Collection, Topic

  • Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, “Willie Of Winsbury”, Child Ballads, Wilderland Records

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  • Sara Thomsen, “Somewhere To Begin”, Somewhere To Begin, Independent

  • Tim Grimm, “The Lake”, The Turning Point, Cavalier

  • John McCutcheon, “Of An Age”, 22 Days, Appalsongs

  • Claudia Schmidt, “Already”, “Sea iof Forgiveness”, New Whirled Order, Red House

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  • Sara Thomsen, “Is It For Freedom?”, Somewhere To Begin, Independent

  • Tim Grimm, “The Tree”, The Turning Point, Cavalier

  • John McCutcheon, “Morning”, 22 Days, Appalsongs

  • Claudia Schmidt, “Strong Woman Has A Bad Day Polka”, New Whirled Order, Red House

  • Donna Hebert & Max Cohen, “Valse Pour Carmelle Begin”, Independent,