Folk Shows On The Internet

 

 

There are hundreds of folk shows on the Internet – obviously, with four volunteers inputing all the data, there is no way we can cover every show. What follows is a selection which will be added to as time allows.

 

All programme times are shown in UK / Ireland local time unless stated otherwise.

A

 

A6 Folk and Blues Road – Sun 9-11pm, Tues 4-5pm

The Acoustic Programme with Andy Boyt – Fri 8-10pm, Tues 4-5pm

Alive Radio Folk Show – Tuesdays

B

 

James Blatchley’s Folk Show – Tuesday 8-10pm, Chorley FM / online

Bishop FM Folk Show – Monday 9pm-11pm, Bishop FM / online

Bob’s Folk Show – Tuesday 9-11pm, Radio Wey (online only)

Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe Radio Show – on Blues and Roots Radio, 9pm Fridays and 5pm Sundays.

C

 

Celtic Bridge – broadcasts on 3 of the Q Radio Network stations Q101.2 FM Q106 FM & Q100.5 FM & online via the website but only on these 3 stations and clicking LISTEN LIVE from 8-9 am Sundays. Hopefully a podcast service is coming soon!

Celtic Journey – Streaming out of Boston in the USA – great station concentrating as the name suggests on music from the Celtic Fringe

Celtic Music Radio – Scottish, Irish and World Folk Music broadcasting 24 hours a day on 1530AM in Scotland, and Online

Chorley FM Folk RadioShow – Tuesday 8-10pm, with James Blatchley

Copperplate – 70 mins of the very best in Irish Music traditional and contemporary presented by Alan O’Leary – a man who really knows his stuff.

Mike Ganley’s Crooked Road

D

 

The Drift with Phil Brown – Fri 8-9pm, BBC Radio Lancashire / online

The Durbervilles Folk & Roots Show – Sun 8pm, BBC Radio Leeds / online

E

 

F

Folkcast – FolkCast a NW of England show fronted by Phill Widdows

Folk Alley – A 24/7 PBS station streaming out of the USA – lots of great American music but the station also plays a good deal of folk from these islands. Intelligent and very wide reaching with “specials” and in depth stuff as well. Like Sing Out this is a really professional site.

Folk Music Showcase – Saturday 5.30pm, BBC Radio Gloucestershire / online

FolkRadio UK – a superb site with tons of information and a streaming broadcast of excellent music – one of the best there is.

Folk, Roots & Acoustic Mix – Sun 4pm – 5pm, Radio Basingstoke / online

Folkal Point with Liz Franklin – Tues 8-9pm, repeated Sat 7-8pm, Radio Teesdale / Online

FOLKUS – on Hospital Radio Lynn, Tuesdays, 10pm-11pm

Fox’s Den with Bill Horncastle – Fri 9pm-midnight, Vixen FM / Online

fRoots Radio

G

 

Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk – Sun 6pm – 8pm, BBC Radio Shropshire / online

Gentlefolk

H

 

The Mike Harding Folk Show – yes, we realise you already know about this one (!) but we wanted to have as full a list as possible…

The Richard Harris Folk and Blues Show – Tuesdays 7-8pm on Somervalleyfm.co.uk, “playing songs from the little well known to the
more obscure”

Hermitage Folk – Thursday 6-8pm, Hermitage FM / online

Homegrown – cutting edge and left of field

I

 

J

 

Jonti’s Roots and Acoustic Music Show from Sine fm in Doncaster

 

Josh’s Folk Show – Sun 8am-9am

K

Kent Folk – Sun 9pm

 

L

 

Live Ireland – a great trad stream coming out of Dublin – good quality – can be accessed via iTunes too

M

 

Mountainfolk – Mountain Folk by”East side” Dave Kline out of Reading, Pennsylvania

N

 

O

 

P

 

Q

 

R

 

Readifolk Radio Show – Friday 6-8pm on Reading4u

Roots and Fusion with Rick Stuart – Wednesday 10pm-midnight on Pure Radio / online

S

 

Sing Out – American Roots n Folk Magazine that hosts a great radio show – the mag is probably the oldest continuous running folk mag in the world.

Sounds of Folk – Oldham Community Radio / online

Sin – é Coming out od Dublin – great Irish music station

T

 

Thank Goodness It’s Folk – Friday 10am-12noon, Sheffield live / podcast

That’s All Folks – Sunday 11am – 1pm, The Source FM (Cornwall) / online

Traditional Irish Music Show with John Devine – Monday 7-9pm, Radio Verulam 92.6FM(Herts) / available live online

U

 

Under The Masons Apron – a monthly-ish podcast featuring folk music old and new for aficionados and the uninitiated alike. From the famous to the obscure, signed or unsigned, live or dead, good or …erm… whatever.

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X

 

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Z

 

 


 

Thanks to Mal Robins for his help in compiling this list

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