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The Folk Music Hour 18-11-2021 Dark as a Dungeon( 0:59:18)       
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Near the anniversary of the Pike River tragedy, we play some folk and country songs about Mining and the disasters it has seen.
Published: 11/18/2021 12:30:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 14-11-2021 Flowers of Scotland( 0:56:30)       
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We play a range of excellent folk artists who are, in a sense, the flowers of Scotland.
Published: 11/16/2021 4:00:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 07-11-2021 Joni Mitchell( 0:55:24)       
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In honour of Joni’s 78th birthday on Nov 7th, we play some previously unreleased performances from her formative years.
Published: 11/8/2021 10:45:00 AM
The Folk Music Hour 31-10-2021 350 ( 0:59:50)       
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Celebrating our 350th show, a playlist of favourites.
Published: 11/1/2021 10:15:00 AM
The Folk Music Hour 24-10-2021 Labour Day( 0:58:50)       
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This Labour Weekend, let’s reflect on those who’ve sacrificed their lives for the working class struggle through the songs that tell their stories.
Published: 10/21/2021 10:45:00 AM
The Folk Music Hour 17-10-2021 Katherine Priddy( 0:56:2)       
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The Birmingham-based singer and writer is at the top of the official UK Folk Charts and is winning awards, and listeners.
Published: 10/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Folk Music Hour 10-10-2021 Malinky( 0:57:33)       
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Described ad the finest young Scottish folk band around, these musicians are really enjoyable
Published: 10/11/2021 3:15:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 03-10-2021 Mark Laurent( 0:56:55)       
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One of NZ’s finest singer-songwriters, Mark has released a best-of, making a baker’s dozen of albums of his original work, with fine instrumental and vocal performances.
Published: 10/4/2021 4:00:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 26-09-2021 All Folked Up( 0:55:57)       
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What happens when popular songs appeal to folk artists who are moved to give them completely new arrangements.
Published: 9/27/2021 1:15:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 19-09-2021 Bruce Cockburn( 0:57:5)       
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The brilliant Canadian songwriter has a great repertoire of guitar instrumentals.
Published: 9/20/2021 1:45:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 12-09-2021 Te Wiki o te reo Maori( 0:53:5)       
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We feature the folk music of the tangata whenua, with the sounds of taonga puoro - singing treasures.
Published: 9/13/2021 11:45:00 AM
The Folk Music Hour 05-09-2021 Mainly Acoustic( 0:58:29)       
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Apart from some subtle background textures, these artists write and record acoustic music.
Published: 9/6/2021 12:15:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 29-08-2021 Oldies( 0:57:59)       
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We put together a show of songs for older folks - both poignant and funny.
Published: 8/30/2021 1:45:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 22-08-2021 Vikki Clayton Part 2( 0:57:46)       
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We continue our story of the English folk artist and trace her NZ journey.
Published: 8/23/2021 1:45:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 15-08-2021 Vikki Clayton Part 1( 0:58:11)       
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The UK ex-pat has an impressive discography of traditional and contemporary folk, with some fine original songwriting.
Published: 8/16/2021 10:45:00 AM
The Folk Music Hour 08-08-2021 Mixtape 8( 0:56:44)       
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Another eclectic mix of music from four continents.
Published: 8/10/2021 11:15:00 AM
The Folk Music Hour 01-08-2021 Nordic Folk( 0:56:34)       
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We’re biased towards Anglo-American folk, but our archive has a lot of music in languages other than English. This programme has some superb music from Scandinavia.
Published: 8/2/2021 11:45:00 AM
The Folk Music Hour 25-07-2021 Young Old Timey( 0:59:30)       
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Old-timey music is attracting young players globally - we feature two fiddlers, a Canadian and a Kiwi, who play it brilliantly.
Published: 7/26/2021 4:45:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 18-07-2021 Mississippi John Hurt( 0:59:15)       
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We play the songs of this significant blues artist whose recordings have recently been remastered.
Published: 7/19/2021 12:15:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 11-07-2021 Shanties( 0:52:31)       
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The phenomenon of Wellerman inspires us to choose folk songs about the seafaring life.
Published: 7/12/2021 10:45:00 AM
The Folk Music Hour 04-07-2021 Fay Hield( 0:58:4)       
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A great performer, and a senior lecturer at Sheffield University, Fay has a super repertoire and some excellent musicians, live, and in the studio.
Published: 7/6/2021 12:30:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 27-06-2021 The Roots of Modern Folk( 0:56:39)       
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Davey looks at the moments where folk evolved into the singer-songwriters who brought us into the present day.
Published: 6/28/2021 3:30:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 20-06-2021 Sam Lee( 0:53:26)       
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A specialist in traditional song works some magic with his astonishing arrangements.
Published: 6/21/2021 4:45:00 PM
The Folk Music Hour 13-06-2021 Hard Times( 0:55:5)       
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Life is tough for many in NZ these days, but the folk tradition reveals that hard times have always been with us.
Published: 6/14/2021 3:48:12 PM
The Folk Music Hour 06-06-2021 NZ Mixed Tape 2( 0:57:7)       
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We wrap up our NZMM series for 2021 with tracks from those who have kindly shared their music with the Folk Music Hou
Published: 6/8/2021 12:45:00 PM

David Calder presents the music he loves in The Folk Music Hour, with the aim of rekindling listeners' interest in acoustic music in the Anglo-American tradition, including NZ folk song, and world folk music such as that heard at WOMAD in New Plymouth's beautiful Brookland's Park. Almost all music has a folk origin: blues, jazz, rock and even so-called classical. As Big Bill Broonzy famously said - "all songs are folk songs; ain't never heard a horse sing!" Arguably the first Kiwi to make a living with a mandolin, David spent some of his musical life playing bluegrass, but was performing in the folk boom as early as 1964. He was playing in Europe and the UK in the 70's, dabbling in folk rock and pop in California in the 80's, and creating a country garden in the 90's and teaching children to read. These days, kind of retired, he is free to pursue any of the musical paths he loves: song-writing, tuition, and performance with guitar, piano, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, dulcimer, even bass; playing jazz, folk, blues and originals. Or to just kick back and listen to Bach or Grappelli ... He is a long-standing performer of NZ folk, and maintains a love affair with US old-time music nurtured since Doc Watson's LPs first made it to these shores. A natural entertainer since his debut on radio aged six, David thinks radio is the perfect performance medium.


Host: David Calder
Produced By: Access Radio Taranaki
Language: English
Category: Community
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