The Folk Music Hour


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The Folk Music Hour

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The Folk Music Hour 17-09-2023 Mid-Year WOMAD( 0:58:12)       
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We go around the world with a programme of world music to keep us going until WOMAD 2024.
Published: 18/09/2023 10:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 10-09-2023 John Martyn( 0:57:36)       
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Since his passing in 2009, the music of the UK folk & experimental artist has come to be appreciated even more widely.
Published: 11/09/2023 10:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 03-09-2023 Instruments of Folk Part 4 - Pluck( 0:55:47)       
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The fourth in our series The Instruments of Folk investigates the music that comes from plucking strings.
Published: 4/09/2023 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 27-08-2023 Instruments of Folk Part 3 - Blow( 0:58:19)       
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We continue our occasional series about the instruments of folk with the oldest musical instruments of humankind - ones that we blow.
Published: 28/08/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 20-08-2023 More Folk on Screen( 0:58:14)       
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Another playlist of folk & folkish that have made a film look good
Published: 21/08/2023 10:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 13-08-2023 Folkways Turns 75( 0:57:22)       
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The iconic record label, the source of so many songs still sung today, marks a milestone.
Published: 14/08/2023 3:15:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 06-08-2023 Molly Tuttle( 0:58:16)       
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The instrumental virtuoso Molly Tuttle has wowed audiences from an early age with her folk and bluegrass music.
Published: 7/08/2023 11:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 30-07-2023 Mixtape 13( 0:58:11)       
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Another lineup of great folk from a variety of talented artists from many different backgrounds.
Published: 31/07/2023 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 23-07-2023 Traditional Folk( 0:58:12)       
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The genesis of traditional songs and what became of them is a sort of musical detective story that anyone can play.
Published: 24/07/2023 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 16-07-2023 W W Guthrie( 0:58:24)       
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We honour the Oklahoma troubadour around the time of his July 14 birthday, playing his songs performed by his descendants and admirers
Published: 17/07/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 09-07-2023 David Crosby( 0:58:12)       
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Known for a career in rock, the late singer’s legacy of beautiful acoustic music has a contemporary folk feel.
Published: 10/07/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 02-07-2023 More Covers( 0:58:29)       
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A playlist of songs with that thing folk does so well - artists covering others’ songs in new ways.
Published: 3/07/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 25-06-2023 Abigail Lapell( 0:58:14)       
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A Canadian contemporary folk artist is making waves at home, and abroad.
Published: 26/06/2023 11:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 18-06-2023 Juneteenth( 0:58:25)       
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Our first programme observing President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
Published: 19/06/2023 11:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 11-06-2023 Songs of the Sea( 0:58:14)       
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Songs about seafaring are some of our most loved, a rich strand woven into the folk tradition.
Published: 12/06/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 04-06-2023 Richard and Linda Thompson( 0:58:19)       
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The ‘golden couple’ of British folk rock gave us some songs still celebrated and performed to this day.
Published: 6/06/2023 1:30:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 28-05-2023 All Kiwi Folk Too( 0:58:14)       
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We wrap up another NZ Music Month with a selection of Kiwi folk performers, showing the extraordinary variety of our own musicians.
Published: 29/05/2023 12:15:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 21-05-2023 All Kiwi-Folk( 0:56:13)       
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Our third all-Kiwi show for NZ Music Month, with some exciting news for lovers of our own folk songs
Published: 22/05/2023 11:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 14-05-2023 North Island Folk( 0:58:6)       
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Our second collection of all-Kiwi folk for 2023, with a North Island focus.
Published: 15/05/2023 3:14:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 07-05-2023 South Island Folk( 0:58:15)       
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We launch our NZ Music Month programmes with folk artists from the South Island.
Published: 8/05/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 30-04-2023 Folk and All That Jazz( 0:57:19)       
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We put the case that folk blues and ballads are the origins of the music we call jazz, which in essence is “folk by other means”.
Published: 1/05/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 23-04-2023 Napoleon( 0:56:46)       
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The war against Napoleon in the late 18th & early 19th century caused untold misery but left us with some extraordinary folk songs.
Published: 24/04/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 16-04-2023 The American Civil War( 0:58:22)       
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162 years after the April start of the American Civil War, the enmity remains, but so does a body of poignant folk songs.
Published: 17/04/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 09-04-2023 Doc Watson( 0:58:14)       
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The master of the acoustic guitar will delight generations to come with his interpretations of American folk music.
Published: 11/04/2023 11:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 02-04-2023 Our WoReview( 0:58:17)       
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The exciting return of Womad to New Plymouth’s Brooklands Park led to some great musical encounters.
Published: 3/04/2023 10:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 26-03-2023 Shawn Colvin( 0:57:38)       
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The influential singer has roots in the folk revival and has taken songwriting to new heights.
Published: 27/03/2023 11:45:00 a.m.

David Calder presents the music he loves in The Folk Music Hour, with the aim of rekindling listeners' interest in acoustic music in the Anglo-American tradition, including NZ folk song, and world folk music such as that heard at WOMAD in New Plymouth's beautiful Brookland's Park. Almost all music has a folk origin: blues, jazz, rock and even so-called classical. As Big Bill Broonzy famously said - "all songs are folk songs; ain't never heard a horse sing!" Arguably the first Kiwi to make a living with a mandolin, David spent some of his musical life playing bluegrass, but was performing in the folk boom as early as 1964. He was playing in Europe and the UK in the 70's, dabbling in folk rock and pop in California in the 80's, and creating a country garden in the 90's and teaching children to read. These days, kind of retired, he is free to pursue any of the musical paths he loves: song-writing, tuition, and performance with guitar, piano, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, dulcimer, even bass; playing jazz, folk, blues and originals. Or to just kick back and listen to Bach or Grappelli ... He is a long-standing performer of NZ folk, and maintains a love affair with US old-time music nurtured since Doc Watson's LPs first made it to these shores. A natural entertainer since his debut on radio aged six, David thinks radio is the perfect performance medium.

Host: David Calder

Produced By: Access Radio Taranaki

Language: English

Category: Community

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