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Latest episode: James Yorkston and Nina Persson in Tentsmuir Forest

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The Fife based singer/songwriter James Yorkston and the Cardigans lead singer Nina Persson teamed up with the Swedish Second Hand Orchestra to make the gorgeous album “The Great White Sea Eagle”. On this atmospheric walk through Tentsmuir Forest on the Scottish coast just north of St Andrews, James explains why he comes to the forest to find calm and space. Nina recalls her hectic time as a pop star in the 1990s and they share insights into their inspiration and creative process. Then their voices blend beautifully as they sing under the shade of the trees.

Find out more about James and Nina at https://www.jamesyorkston.co.uk/

Previous episode: Katherine Priddy at Alvechurch & Tanworth in Arden

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Katherine Priddy grew up in the village of Alvechurch in the West Midlands, writing songs as a teenager which eventually ended up on her beautiful debut album “The Eternal Rocks Beneath”.  On a walk in the nearby countryside, she sings two of them before we move on to Tanworth in Arden where Nick Drake is buried. Katherine is part of a stellar line up of artists who’ve been invited to re-interpret Nick’s songs for a new album. By his grave she sings his compositions “They’re Leaving Me Behind” and “Cello Song”. It’s an emotional tribute from one young artist to another.

Find out more about Katherine at https://www.katherinepriddy.co.uk/

Official Folk Albums Chart Show—9th May 2023

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This month’s Official Folk Albums Chart Show from Folk on Foot features an interview with the Young’Uns about their inspiring new album Tiny Notes and there’s music from Billie Marten, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Alasdair Roberts, Josienne Clarke, Craig Gould, Reg Meuross, O’Hooley and Tidow, Lucy Farrell and Westward The Light.

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