Main: Folk Byways

Today we present a pro­gramme of mod­ern folk music from the UK.

We’ll be hear­ing fair­ly recent releas­es, plus tracks from the last 20 years or so, with the occa­sion­al tra­di­tion­al num­ber thrown in along­side the likes of the Unthanks, Chum­bawam­ba, Four­told and oth­ers.

In par­tic­u­lar, lis­ten out for tracks from the 2015 album by the Unthanks, Mount The Air, includ­ing their evoca­tive set­ting of the tra­di­tion­al (and here some­what extend­ed) Mag­pie, fea­tured recent­ly in the BBC’s Detec­torist series:


Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. If you are in the Unit­ed States, please click here to launch the Stream Licens­ing play­er. 

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Image: Rachel Unthank and the Win­ter­set at Germany’s folk, roots and world music fes­ti­val TFF Rudol­stadt, 2009. Pho­to by Schor­le

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