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Latest episode: Kathryn Tickell & her Dad by the River Rede

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“He said you could pluck songs out of the air - pluck them out of the air - and sing them bonny”. The great Northumbrian pipe player Kathryn Tickell describes the River Rede near her home as the backdrop and soundscape to her life. On its bank, she is joined by her Dad Mike to perform music, songs and stories inspired by the beautiful county where he brought her up and introduced her to the folk tradition.

Coming soon: Official Folk Albums Chart of the Year Show 2021

Join us on Tuesday 1st February for a very special show streamed live from Cecil Sharp House. The show looks back at the highlights of 2021, the very first full year of The Official Folk Albums Chart.

Hosted by Matthew Bannister with guest co-host Lady Nade, the show features live performances and interviews with artists that have featured in the chart over the past year.

Watch via our YouTube channel on Tuesday 1st February

Official Folk Albums Chart Show—11th January 2022

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This month’s  Official Folk Albums Chart Show from Folk on Foot features an interview with Robert Macfarlane and Julie Fowlis about the emotional creative process behind the second Spell Songs album. There’s also music from Celtic Woman, Treetop Flyers, Kathryn Williams and Carol Ann Duffy, The Levellers and Richard Dawson and Circle. Plus a beautiful Wexford carol from Catriona O’Leary and friends.

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The four Folk on Foot Festivals have raised an astonishing £327,000 for musicians during the COVID 19 lockdowns. Half the money has been donated to the charity Help Musicians and the rest was divided equally between the scores of performers who took part.

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