The Folk Music Hour


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The Folk Music Hour

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The Folk Music Hour 04-12-2022 Mixtape 12( 0:58:18)       
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Sometimes Folk Music Hour stumbles on new songs or a new take on an old song to share with you.
Published: 5/12/2022 10:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 27-11-2022 Bonny Light Horseman( 0:57:30)       
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A Trio recording new folk has its roots planted in traditional soil.
Published: 28/11/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 20-11-2022 Finger Pickin' Good( 0:56:11)       
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A playlist of songs accompanied by a folk guitar style way more delectable than fried chicken.
Published: 21/11/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 13-11-2022 Trios( 0:58:37)       
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Three-part harmony sounds good, so the trio has a long history in groups, folk and beyond.
Published: 14/11/2022 11:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 06-11-2022 Joni at 79( 0:59:1)       
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We cannot let Joni’s birthday pass without her music, our admiration and some welcome news.
Published: 7/11/2022 12:45:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 30-10-2022 400( 0:59:10)       
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A collection from among David’s favourite songs with folk roots, chosen from a lifetime of loving music, and marking a Folk Music Hour milestone.
Published: 31/10/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 23-10-2022 Labour Day( 0:57:18)       
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We explore the folk music that arises out of the struggle for workers’ rights, as May Day and our own Labour Day mark workers’ contributions to our lives.
Published: 25/10/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 16-10-2022 Mixtape 11( 0:58:16)       
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A programme of songs and tunes too good to not share.
Published: 17/10/2022 10:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 09-10-2022 Drums and Percussion( 0:58:9)       
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In our 2nd in the series, The Instruments of Folk, we put the case that wanting percussion led to the first human instrument-making.
Published: 10/10/2022 11:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 02-10-2022 All Music is Folk( 0:56:54)       
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Folk is a broad church and restricting who is and who isn’t performing it can tie us in knots.
Published: 3/10/2022 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 25-09-2022 Sarah Jarosz( 0:58:39)       
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The Texas-raised singer and multi-instrumentalist has strong folk and old-timey roots but can sound right up-to-date, too.
Published: 27/09/2022 3:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 18-09-2022 The Instruments of Folk Pt. 1 - The Voice( 0:55:32)       
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We launch an occasional series of programmes exploring the musical instruments of Folk, starting with the human voice.
Published: 19/09/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 11-09-2022 Funny Folks( 0:57:57)       
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We relax and have a laugh with some folk humour from around the world.
Published: 12/09/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 04-09-2022 Luck O' the Irish( 0:57:10)       
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The songs of the Emerald Isle have influenced folk music the world over.
Published: 5/09/2022 11:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 28-08-2022 Virtuosi of Folk( 0:57:27)       
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We’re accustomed to virtuosos playing in classical music, but folk instrumentalists show some stunning skills, too.
Published: 29/08/2022 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 21-08-2022 Natalie Merchant( 0:58:19)       
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The former lyricist and singer for a Jamestown NY rock band has solo albums with powerful settings of some folk classics
Published: 22/08/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 14-08-2022 Stan Rogers( 0:58:7)       
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In just a few years, the Canadian songwriter and folk artist made a collection of original folk music still enjoyed all over the world.
Published: 15/08/2022 10:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 07-08-2022 Mixtape 10( 0:59:46)       
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Our wide-ranging tenth mixtape shows how the folk song is always reinventing itself, with touches of country and touchstones of history.
Published: 8/08/2022 10:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 31-07-2022 Works Both Ways( 0:59:15)       
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We explore the way folk-style writers broaden their audience by going pop, and how rock is reinventing itself closer to its folk roots.
Published: 1/08/2022 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 24-07-2022 Famous Lives( 0:58:35)       
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It is the folk tradition we look to for the best expression of our feelings when we lose a significant historical figure.
Published: 25/07/2022 11:32:25 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 17-07-2022 Woody Guthrie( 0:58:20)       
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The Oklahoma balladeer’s songs will live forever and are performed around his 110th birthdate by a who’s who of country & folk.
Published: 18/07/2022 10:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 10-07-2022 We Mavericks( 0:59:37)       
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A duo consisting of a New Zealander and an Australian is making some enticing new contemporary folk
Published: 11/07/2022 2:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 03-07-2022 Amateurs( 0:59:46)       
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We round off an extended NZ Music Month with tracks that Kiwi singers have sent in for us to enjoy.
Published: 4/07/2022 10:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 26-06-2022 T Bone and Turkey( 0:57:57)       
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A Wellington quintet mix American, Irish, and Kiwi influence in a melting pot, cooking up an original sound with plenty of energy.
Published: 27/06/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 19-06-2022 Graham Wardrop( 0:59:8)       
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In this NZMM special, we feature the astounding guitar picking of the Christchurch musician.
Published: 20/06/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 12-06-2022 Cath Woodman( 0:59:56)       
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We remember the late Cath Woodman, whose voice brought such pleasure to NZ folk audiences.
Published: 13/06/2022 10:45:00 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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