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Nancy Kerr and Spiro

Nancy Kerr & Spiro – New Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions

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The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions 2014 will soon be upon us – an incredible collection of the very best live tracks recorded on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show across the year. The full track listing will be announced shortly but until then you can feast your ears on this – brand new releases from Nancy Kerr and Spiro. Their sessions are the latest to be released as part of the Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions series and will be available to stream and download worldwide from Sunday the 2nd of November. THE MARK RADCLIFFE FOLK SESSIONS: SPIRO DELPH107 – Recorded 17th September…

Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions October

New Folk Sessions…Adam Holmes & The Embers / The Mischa Macpherson Trio / Dervish / The Young’uns / The Furrow Collective / The Rails

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Six artists join the The BBC Radio 2 Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions series on the 12th of October 2014 – all available to stream and download worldwide. Adam Holmes & The Embers / Dervish / The Rails / The Young’uns / The Mischa Macpherson Trio / The Furrow Collective   THE MARK RADCLIFFE FOLK SESSIONS: ADAM HOLMES & THE EMBERS DELPH097 – Recorded 9th April 2014  1. Monday Morning 2. Oh My God 3. I Can’t Be Right  Pre-order on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/kdfhvi It’s been an exciting year for Edinburgh’s Adam Holmes. In January the singer-songwriter released his debut album – the…

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The Proust Playlist: Jackie Oates

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The Proust Questionnaire was devised in the late 19th Century, providing a means for writers to learn more about themselves and for readers to discover new things about old friends. The questions were not actually devised by Proust he was simply the first to answer them. Many great thinkers, writers and academics have since undertaken the task of addressing these searching questions, but had only archaic things like words and sentences with which to respond. Now we have Spotify and Youtube. The great debate over which is better, words or Youtube, will continue to rage regardless – but in an attempt to…

Gordie MacKeeman

The Proust Playlist: Gordie MacKeeman

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The Proust Questionnaire was devised in the late 19th Century, providing a means for writers to learn more about themselves and for readers to discover new things about old friends. The questions were not actually devised by Proust he was simply the first to answer them. Many great thinkers, writers and academics have since undertaken the task of addressing these searching questions, but had only archaic things like words and sentences with which to respond. Now we have Spotify and Youtube. The great debate over which is better, words or Youtube, will continue to rage regardless – but in an attempt to…

9bach

More Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions out Sunday 10th August

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Duncan Chisholm / Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin / Tim Edey & Will Pound / 9Bach / Johnny Coppin   The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions are a series of very special live releases recorded on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe. The show goes out every Wednesday night at 19:00 and features intimate performances from some of the world’s finest folk and roots musicians. Delphonic Music have been making these sessions available to stream and download worldwide since Mark first joined the Folk Show with previous releases coming from Fairport Convention, John Smith, Olivia Chaney, Show of…

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Cambridge Folk Festival: Celebrating 50 Years

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The world’s famous Cambridge Folk Festival reaches the grand age of 50 this year, so to mark this extraordinary milestone we are releasing a truly special live compilation album featuring 50 of the very best live tracks ever recorded at the event. Cambridge Folk Festival: Celebrating 50 Years, will be available to stream and download worldwide from Sunday the 27th July – a week before this year’s festival gets underway. In 1960 a documentary called Jazz on a Summer’s Day was made covering the Newport Jazz Festival which had begun just six years previously in Rhode Island. It featured performances from many of…

Steve Tilston

The Proust Playlist: Steve Tilston

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The Proust Questionnaire was devised in the late 19th Century, providing a means for writers to learn more about themselves and for readers to discover new things about old friends. The questions were not actually devised by Proust he was simply the first to answer them. Many great thinkers, writers and academics have since undertaken the task of addressing these searching questions, but had only archaic things like words and sentences with which to respond. Now we have Spotify and Youtube. The great debate over which is better, words or Youtube, will continue to rage regardless – but in an attempt to…

O'Hooley & Tidow

The Proust Playlist – Belinda O’Hooley

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There are now four new additions to our Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions series – our first live folk releases from 2014 – and that’s fantastic news. The most recent artists to have made their live performances from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show (Wednesdays 19:00 GMT) available worldwide, joining an illustrious list of folk luminaries, are Jim Causley, Éamonn Coyne & Kris Drever, Oysterband and O’Hooley & Tidow. In celebration of the fact, we have asked some of the artists from the series to provide us with their personalised Proust Playlists… What’s the Proust Playlist? The Proust Playlist is musical spin-off of…

Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions

The Return of the Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions

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The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions are back!  The first set of live releases from this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show are available worldwide to stream and download. The sessions are taken from live sets recorded on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show which goes out live every Wednesday evening at 7pm (GMT). In 2013 performances from… 1. Blair Dunlop 2. Eliza Carthy 3. Fairport Convention 4. Faustus 5. Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar 6. Geordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys 7. Heidi Talbot 8. Jackie Oates 9. John Kirkpatrick 10. John Smith 11. Lisa Knapp 12. Mike Heron & The Trembling Bells 13. Olivia Chaney 14. Sarah Savoy & The Francadians 15. Show of Hands 16. The Spooky Men’s…

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014

The BBC Folk Awards 2014 Preview

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It’s a mere two days away. On Wednesday, while the pop world heads for the bright lights of the O2 Arena, the Albert Hall will play host to the biggest night in folk music. The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards will be held at the venue for the first time in the event’s illustrious 15 year history and it looks set to be another fantastic evening of stunning performances, surprise guests and life changing accolades. Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis will again be at the helm with the whole show being broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and on the red button. What a…