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The Folk Music Hour 22-05-2022 Nancy Howie( 0:59:0)       
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Whether performing with the trio Tweed or multi-tracking at home, this NZ songwriter has some amazing material.
Published: 23/05/2022 1:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 15-05-2022 Bob McNeill( 0:56:49)       
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We feature the new album by the Scottish Kiwi trad and contemporary singer and instrumentalist.
Published: 16/05/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 08-05-2022 WomenFolk( 0:59:5)       
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A New Zealand Music Month special featuring women folk musicians and singers.
Published: 9/05/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 01-05-2022 NZMM 2022( 0:59:29)       
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Every May, we play only NZ songs and/or Kiwi folk artists and begin with a mixtape of terrific tracks.
Published: 2/05/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 24-04-2022 ANZAC 2022( 0:58:12)       
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To mark our national day of observance, a programme of poignant and inspiring songs from many past conflicts, with a yearning for peace...
Published: 26/04/2022 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 17-04-2022 Guitar Time( 1:0:2)       
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We salute the key instrument in folk song performance with a selection of terrific playing.
Published: 19/04/2022 10:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 10-04-2022 In the Family Way( 0:59:24)       
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There can't be many moments more wonderful for a folk artist than sharing the stage with a musical descendant, or ancestor.
Published: 11/04/2022 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 03-04-2022 Maura O'Connell( 0:58:54)       
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The Irish singer Maura O’Connell lived in the US, and her repertoire bridges the pond, between the new world and the old.
Published: 4/04/2022 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 27-03-2022 Folk on Screen( 0:57:14)       
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Another playlist of folk and folkish songs featured in soundtracks on both the big and small screens.
Published: 28/03/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 20-03-2022 Tom Paley( 0:56:4)       
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The old-timey specialist was one of the influential young musicians of the 60s who helped America re-discover its folk heritage.
Published: 21/03/2022 11:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 13-03-2022 WOMAD Dreams( 1:0:3)       
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Womad Taranaki ‘22 has run smack dab into omicron/omigosh. For the second year, we bring you a virtual Womad and dream of better days ahead.
Published: 15/03/2022 1:45:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 06-03-2022 The McGarrigles( 0:59:56)       
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Kate and Anna McGarrigle, sisters beloved in their native Canada and beyond, are recalled in this retrospective tribute.
Published: 7/03/2022 10:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 27-02-2022 Covers( 0:58:49)       
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Enjoying songs where one artist records something written by another leads to some interesting discoveries.
Published: 1/03/2022 9:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 20-02-2022 Black History Month( 0:59:18)       
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Some fascinating revelations about February’s commemorations, with some amazing music.
Published: 21/02/2022 11:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 13-02-2022 Maggie Boyle( 0:58:43)       
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The Anglo-Irish singer and flute-player is the archetype of the collaborative folk artist.
Published: 14/02/2022 10:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 06-02-2022 Folk on the Charts( 0:57:16)       
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Folk or folkish songs have captured the listening public’s imagination since at least the 1950s, and have even hit the Top Ten.
Published: 8/02/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 31-01-2022 Pete Seeger( 0:58:43)       
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Every year, we play a programme of entertaining songs from the Johnny Appleseed of folk and Americana whose banjo kicks off every Folk Music Hour
Published: 31/01/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 23-01-2022 Burns Night( 0:57:23)       
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Every January 25th, the world celebrates the birthday of the Scottish poet and song writer Robert Burns, born in 1759.
Published: 24/01/2022 11:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 16-01-2022 Mixtape 9( 0:59:40)       
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We launch into another folkin' good year, with more variety than you can shake a stick at, in our 9th mixtape.
Published: 17/01/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 09-01-2022 Blues and More( 0:57:5)       
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Every year, around Martin Luther King Day, a US public holiday, we feature the kind of music we think he would’ve enjoyed, and hope you will, too.
Published: 10/01/2022 1:30:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 02-01-2022 Sandy Denny( 0:58:28)       
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We begin every year with our tribute to Sandy Denny, near her birthdate of 6th Jan. For 2022 we play her unreleased demos.
Published: 2/01/2022 3:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 19-12-2021 Season's Greetings( 0:58:32)       
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Our Holiday Season show! Wishing you happy holidays and happy trails, we present some great songs for the season. See you next year!
Published: 20/12/2021 12:40:45 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 12-12-2021 The Demon Drink( 0:53:57)       
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As society wrestles with the pleasures and dangers of alcohol this festive season, Folk songs have plenty to say on the subject.
Published: 13/12/2021 3:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 05-12-2021 The Lost Words: Spell Songs( 0:56:41)       
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A programme of beautiful music and song and natural sounds with an environmental theme and an extraordinary reach.
Published: 6/12/2021 2:30:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 28-11-2021 Nick Drake( 0:58:10)       
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Nearly 50 years after his death, the singer and guitarist’s songs still have a cult following.
Published: 29/11/2021 4:00:00 p.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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