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The Folk Music Hour-22-11-2020 Gillian Welch( 0:58:31)       
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With her partner David Rawlings, Gillian has built a repertoire that sits perfectly at the place where folk song meets country music.
Published: 11/23/2020 4:20:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour-15-11-2020 Blind Folk( 0:57:19)       
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We listen to some influential musicians who have amazed us with their playing and singing despite their visual impairment.
Published: 11/16/2020 12:45:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour-08-11-2020 Paul Metsers( 1:1:5)       
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An expat Kiwi has become one of the UK’s most loved songwriters.
Published: 11/11/2020 9:30:00 AM
The Folk Music Hour-01-11-2020 Joni at 77( 0:59:41)       
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Around her 77th birthday, we trace Joni Mitchell’s artistic life, realising an hour can hardly hope to cover this musician’s brilliant work.
Published: 11/3/2020 11:45:00 AM
The Folk Music Hour-25-10-2020 Rainbow Folk( 0:55:45)       
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We play the songs of artists who have blazed a trail for rainbow community rights just by being themselves.
Published: 10/27/2020 3:30:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour-18-10-2020 Jon Hooker( 0:54:13)       
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The Christchurch guitarist Jon Hooker has a self-released solo album that makes some fingerpickin’ good listening.
Published: 10/20/2020 12:45:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour-11-10-2020 Dervish( 0:58:23)       
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The Irish group Dervish celebrate 30 years of music with a great collection of Irish folk songs
Published: 10/12/2020 12:15:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour-04-10-2020 Nic Jones( 0:58:13)       
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We explore the great playing and rich repertoire of the English folk singer, on whom the EFDSS conferred its Golden Badge.
Published: 10/5/2020 1:00:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour-27-09-2020 300th( 0:56:54)       
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Davey cruises down a musical memory lane for his 300th show
Published: 9/28/2020 3:00:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour-20-09-2020 The Boundary Riders( 0:59:9)       
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We play Rachel Dawick’s extraordinary folk drama which dips into 19th century NZ with a new take on the stories of our past.
Published: 9/21/2020 3:15:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour-13-09-2020 Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori( 0:56:46)       
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Every year we play a selection of folk and acoustic music by artists performed for the most part in te reo
Published: 9/14/2020 3:45:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour-06-09-2020 Modern Folk Part 2( 0:56:19)       
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Published: 9/9/2020 1:23:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour-30-08-2020 Modern Folk Pt.1( 0:58:20)       
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For nearly a century, musicians have been reinventing the folk tradition, or writing songs with one foot firmly planted in that tradition and yet one eye clearly turned towards the future.
Published: 9/1/2020 12:45:00 PM

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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