Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Stuart Maconie is a gent

It does a poor podcaster's heart good when one of the biggest names on British national (nay, international via the web) radio keeps his word like a good 'un.

Stuart Maconie
Via the wonder that is Twitter, Stuart Maconie - of BBC Radio 2's Radcliffe & Maconie - announced that he was preparing a piece on the reissue of Traffic's landmark 'folkadelica' album from 1970, John Barleycorn Must Die.

FolkCast immediately contacted Stuart to steer him towards our Story Behind The Song about the title track which is, of course, an ancient British folk song.

Not only did Stuart take time to download our show from September 2007, and listen to the relevant segment, but he also recounted a version of Babba's tale on his show AND gave FolkCast a credit for it, as he had previously promised.
Click the above to hear the relevant clip from the Radcliffe & Maconie show.  Click below to hear the Story Behind The Song of John Barleycorn (Must Die).

Cheers, Stuart - you're a gent and a scholar.

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