Sunday, 25 February 2007

The Show's Too Big!

We've just been putting the March edition together - and it's too big! Lots of FolkCast listeners like to burn the show to a CD, and that means that if we go over 1hr 18mins in length, it won't fit. This month's show will probably end up at around 1hr 30mins - so what to do? Well, we could edit some of the content out - but what's the point of that? There's loads of great music out there, and we want to share it with you. Instead, we've decided to split the show into two halves, in separate downloads. If you subscribe to the show, you will get both halves automatically via your "podcatcher" application. If you get the show manually, all will be explained on the website. So - two FolkCasts for the price of one! A case of download two, get both for free...

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Gigs at Ebbesbourne Wake Village Hall, Wiltshire, UK

Folkcast listener Bill Cox-Martin writes: Hi Phil and Ken, I've been listening to the show since you started and I'd like to say how much I've enjoyed each one and how worthwhile it's been following up some of the more unknown artists that you've featured, along with the interviews of more established acts - fantastic.
In this month's show [February 2007] you gave a mild plug to someone funning a clup in South Petherington and he sounds as if he's getting some great gigs - I was wondering if you might do the same for us and give a gig by the wonderful Megson at Ebbesbourne Wake Village Hall on March 24th a mention and perhaps a play - they are the first of our Spring gigs followed by Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes on April 27th and PJ Wright and Dave Pegg on May 19th, so some good stuff to welcome in the better weather and longer nights. Contact no's 01722 780005/780717.
Cheers for now - keep up the good work. Bill

Sunday, 4 February 2007

FolkCast 014 on the air, er, web!

The latest show is available now. The Guv'nor himself - Ashley Hutchings - is once again the star guest of the new episode of FolkCast, the premier podcast covering folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots-based music. In this show, Ashley - founder member of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band - tells us in depth about his latest band, The Rainbow Chasers, and his award-winning Morris On project. Also on February's FolkCast there's music from artists including Iona - Kira - Nick Cook - Patrick Briscoe - The Wyrd Sisters - The Rainbow Chasers - The Albion Band - The Morris On Band - Plunkett - The Goodbye Plot. Plus there's the first edition of The Story Behind The Song, in which Babba delves into the amazing history behind the classic folk song Lord Franklin - a tale of adventure, bravery, mystery ... and cannibalism! Plus, we've an exclusive new version of the song, performed by John and Rachel Bowyer. Download FolkCast for FREE and join thousands of listeners from all around the world. Any comments will be welcome!