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Latest episode: Jon Boden, Seth Lakeman, Ben Nicholls, Emily Portman and Jack Rutter on a tall ship

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Ahoy there! A folk supergroup – The Sea Song Sessions - playing and singing on board a tall ship in Fowey Harbour in Cornwall as the water laps the hull. A discussion of the role of seafaring music in our island history. And a tour of the good ship Anny of Charlestown from her skipper. Shiver me timbers – it’s a great listen!

Find out more about Sea Song Sessions at https://www.topicrecords.co.uk/2022/08/sea-song-sessions/

Previous episode: Gwilym Bowen Rhys in Aberdaron

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Come for a wild, wet and windy walk on the beach at Aberdaron on the Llyn peninsula in Wales with the singer and songwriter Gwilym Bowen Rhys. Then join us in the local church where  Gwilym demonstrates his musical versatility, accompanying himself on the guitar, fiddle, harmonica and organ and throwing in a whistling solo for good measure. He sings a song about a local shipwreck and shows us the grave of the victims in the churchyard. We learn about local history, Welsh language and culture and Gwilym’s own inspiration in another fascinating episode.

Find out more about Gwilym at https://www.gwilymbowenrhys.com/

Folk on Foot Presents The Front Room Gigs

We’re massively excited to announce the unique Folk on Foot Front Room gigs. Live on Zoom between 3–4pm UK time on Sunday afternoons, they are exclusively available to the lovely people who sign up to become Folk on Foot Heroes.

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Tonight: Official Folk Albums Chart Show—6th December 2022

This month's Official Folk Albums Chart Show from Folk on Foot features an interview with Eliza Carthy as she celebrates her astonishing 30 year career. There’s music from Janice Burns and Jon Doran, Albion Christmas Band, Burd Ellen, Magpie Arc, The Mary Wallopers and Lady Maisery. Plus the Chief Executive of the charity Help Musicians, James Ainscough, talks about the unique pressures facing musicians as 2022 draws to a close.

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Festivals

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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