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The Folk Music Hour 14-04-2024 EuroFolk at WOMAD( 0:58:28)       
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Two outstanding acts at Womad ‘24 make for a great double bill.
Published: 15/04/2024 12:45:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 08-04-2024 Country Womenfolk( 0:58:12)       
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We are once again somewhere on the musical spectrum where folk and country music connect, with a programme of female artists.
Published: 8/04/2024 10:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 31-03-2024 Covers Galore( 0:58:10)       
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A fifth programme of musical treats where artists delight in covering the songs of others.
Published: 2/04/2024 11:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 24-03-2024 Josh White( 0:58:12)       
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Father and son were influential guitarists, balladeers and bluesmen.
Published: 25/03/2024 10:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 17-03-2024 Saint Paddy's Day( 0:58:7)       
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We help the Irish celebrate their national day with a medley of songs, tunes and humour.
Published: 18/03/2024 10:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 10-03-2024 The Folk Grammy( 0:58:11)       
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We drill down into the albums nominated for the 2024 Grammy Folk Award.
Published: 12/03/2024 11:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 03-03-2024 Mixtape 15( 0:58:19)       
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Another playlist of irresistible music, folk and beyond.
Published: 4/03/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 25-02-2024 Summertime( 0:57:44)       
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Summer runs through the folk tradition and beyond, whether we long for it, love it or wish it weren’t so hot.
Published: 26/02/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 18-02-2024 Woverview 2024( 0:58:6)       
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A month out from Womad 24 we look at the bill of fare, especially the folk music featured in this 21st WOMAD NZ
Published: 19/02/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 11-02-2024 What I Heard on my Holidays( 0:58:10)       
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A playlist of pleasantly surprising tracks discovered during the summer break.
Published: 12/02/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 04-02-2024 Tom Rush( 0:57:58)       
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Veteran singer and guitarist, Tom Rush, turns 83 in 2024, and by way of a tribute we share his early folk and blues recording.
Published: 5/02/2024 10:30:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 28-01-2024 Pete 2024( 0:57:33)       
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Our annual Pete Seeger show delights us with his work in the civil rights movement.
Published: 29/01/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 21-01-2024 Colours( 0:58:4)       
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A playlist of folk where colour is a significant element.
Published: 22/01/2024 12:15:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 14-01-2024 Black Folk( 0:58:12)       
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Around the time of the US national holiday to honour Martin Luther King Jr, we mark the day with music from the rich legacy of African American folk.
Published: 15/01/2024 12:25:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 07-01-2024 Sandy In 2024( 0:58:14)       
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We begin another fab year of folk in the usual way, remembering the all-too-short career of Sandy Denny
Published: 8/01/2024 12:45:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 17-12-2023 Season's Greetings( 0:57:1)       
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Our end-of-year show included songs old and new for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Cheers.
Published: 18/12/2023 11:45:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 10-12-2023 Lankum( 0:58:5)       
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Four excellent Irish musicians are bringing their folk group, Lankum, to WOMAD in ‘24.
Published: 11/12/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 03-12-2023 Nufolk( 0:58:11)       
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The 21st century shows no signs of tiring of new ways of playing folk.
Published: 4/12/2023 11:15:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 26-11-2023 Christy Moore( 0:58:21)       
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Christy Moore has a great record of performance, with original songs that highlight & extend the folk legacy of Ireland.
Published: 27/11/2023 2:30:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 19-11-2023 Mixtape 14( 0:58:19)       
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Another Mixtape with discoveries we simply must share.
Published: 20/11/2023 12:48:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 12-11-2023 Joni at 80( 0:58:12)       
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Joni Mitchell was born on November 7th, 1943, and we celebrate her 80th.
Published: 13/11/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 05-11-2023 Songs of Peace( 0:58:10)       
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A programme of songs for Parihaka Day, November 5th, with an emphasis on peace and reconciliation.
Published: 7/11/2023 3:15:00 p.m.
The Folk Music Hour 29-10-2023 Our 450th( 0:58:40)       
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Our 450th programme. We celebrate with a playlist of our favourite music, folk and beyond.
Published: 30/10/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
The Folk Music Hour 22-10-2023 Emily Portman( 0:57:49)       
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The West Country folk singer is winning a following for her solo work as well as her collaborations with others.
Published: 24/10/2023 2:45:00 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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