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Latest episode: Amy-Jane Beer and Cynefin along the River Clettwr

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Why do rivers play such a vital role in our lives, culture and folklore? In this glorious episode, the nature writer Amy-Jane Beer, author of “The Flow”, joins the Welsh singer and songwriter Owen Shiers (also known as Cynefin) on a walk up the beautiful River Clettwr in Ceredigion. There are songs and stories aplenty and even a game of Pooh sticks.

Find out more about Cynefin at https://cynefinmusic.wales/

Get hold of Amy's book at https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9781472977397?gC=5a105e8b

Previous episode: Freedom To Roam in the Malvern Hills

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Freedom To Roam is a music and multi-media project dreamed up by the flautist Eliza Marshall as a response to many of the pressing issues facing us right now. On this walk climbing the glorious Malvern Hills she is joined by Catrin Finch (harp), Andrew Morgan (percussion) Donal Rogers (piano, guitar and more) and Jackie Shave (violin) to share the exquisite music they’ve created to tell a story of migration, liberation and care for our planet.

Find out more about Freedom to Roam at https://www.freedomtoroam.earth/

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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Official Folk Albums Chart Show—7th March 2023

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The Official Folk Albums Chart Show from Folk on Foot features an exclusive acoustic performance by James Yorkston and Nina Persson filmed in Tentsmuir Forest on the Fife coast. There’s also music from Lisa O’Neill, Unthank:Smith, Rozi Plain, Show of Hands and Track Dogs, Heidi Talbot and Siobhan Miller.

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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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