The Folk Music Hour


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The Folk Music Hour

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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.
The Folk Music Hour 19-03-2023 Country Folk Too( 0:58:24)       
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Another look at the place where folk and country meet.
Published: 20/03/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 12-03-2023 Folk and Feminism Part 2( 0:58:13)       
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We continue the theme of women’s rights traced through folk and contemporary songs, marking Int’l Women’s Day
Published: 14/03/2023 2:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 05-03-2023 Folk and Feminism Part 1( 0:58:18)       
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Throughout the struggle for the rights of women, folk songs have been telling the truth. A programme for International Women’s Day
Published: 6/03/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 26-02-2023 The Emerald Isle( 0:58:17)       
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Another programme of musical riches from Ireland. Simply grand!
Published: 27/02/2023 11:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 19-02-2023 Billy Bragg( 0:58:17)       
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The Londoner has excelled for years in singing gutsy folk material with an electric edge.
Published: 20/02/2023 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 12-02-2023 Woverview 2023 Part 2( 0:58:30)       
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A further look at the delights in store for Womadders coming to New Plymouth, March 17-19th.
Published: 13/02/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 05-02-2023 Woverview 2023 Part 1( 0:58:10)       
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WOMAD is back, and we’re playing some of the music, hoping you’ll come to sunny New Plymouth in March.
Published: 7/02/2023 10:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 30-01-2023 Pete Seeger 2023( 0:58:14)       
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Our annual Pete Seeger special looks at the songs he sang promoting freedom & civil rights
Published: 30/01/2023 10:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 22-01-2023 Burns Night( 0:57:23)       
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Every January 25th, the world celebrates the birthday of the Scottish poet and songwriter Robert Burns, born in 1759.
Published: 23/01/2023 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 15-01-2023 Folk and Racism( 0:58:16)       
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Society honours its living conformists and its dead trouble-makers. A special programme of African American folk for Martin Luther King Day.
Published: 17/01/2023 11:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 08-01-2023 Harps Down Under( 0:57:37)       
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A double bill of Australian Harpers introduces a Harp Festival in Auckland on Waitangi Weekend.
Published: 8/01/2023 11:57:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 01-01-2023 Sandy Denny( 0:58:14)       
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Our year always begins with Sandy, whose birthdate is January 6th. This year, some of the many covers of her songs by other artists.
Published: 1/01/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 18-12-2022 The Festive Season 2022( 0:58:11)       
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You can listen on 104.4FM, stream, or podcast our Christmas/New Year programme throughout the season. Thank you for following the Folk Music Hour. Happy Holidays!
Published: 19/12/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 11-12-2022 Fleurieu( 0:58:22)       
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A terrific folk festival in South australia is a colourful and laid back glimpse into the broad range of Aussie folk talent.
Published: 12/12/2022 12:15:00 p.m.
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 Fingerpickin' 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.

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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