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The Folk Music Hour: Past Episodes 2014

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.

Airing time: Your choice; on-demand



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 70s, dabbling in folk rock and pop in California in the 80s, and creating a country garden in the 90s 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 ...

A long-standing performer of NZ folk, Davey also 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.

 

Podcasts

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Christmas 2014

Duration: 01:02:10 | Date: 19 December, 2014

Ry Cooder - Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down

Duration: 01:02:42 | Date: 12 December, 2014

Schuman Lawson

Duration: 00:59:06 | Date: 5 December, 2014

Mandolins

Duration: 01:00:15 | Date: 28 November, 2014

Pauline Scanlon

Duration: 00:56:16 | Date: 21 November, 2014

Phil Garland

Duration: 01:03:24 | Date: 14 November, 2014

Brownie McGee

Duration: 01:00:50 | Date: 7 November, 2014

The Dubliners

Duration: 00:58:04 | Date: 31 October, 2014

Tiny Ruins And Flip Grater

Duration: 00:56:13 | Date: 24 October, 2014

Gitbox

Duration: 01:00:49 | Date: 17 October, 2014

Emily Smith

Duration: 01:01:49 | Date: 10 October, 2014

Dylan Bootlegs Pt2

Duration: 01:10:17 | Date: 3 October, 2014

Dylan Bootlegs Pt1

Duration: 01:02:22 | Date: 26 September, 2014

Andrew London

Duration: 00:55:01 | Date: 19 September, 2014

Doc Watson And Clarence Ashley Folkways

Duration: 00:58:54 | Date: 12 September, 2014

Ali Farka Toure And Toumani Diabate

Duration: 01:02:03 | Date: 5 September, 2014

Woman Troubadours

Duration: 01:04:02 | Date: 30 August, 2014

Troubadours

Duration: 00:51:11 | Date: 22 August, 2014

The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band Live

Duration: 01:19:03 | Date: 15 August, 2014

Sahara Blues Of The Desert

Duration: 01:03:28 | Date: 8 August, 2014

Back Roads To Cold Mountain Pt2

Duration: 01:01:27 | Date: 31 July, 2014

Back Roads To Cold Mountain

Duration: 01:02:34 | Date: 25 July, 2014

Yasmin Levy

Duration: 01:04:15 | Date: 18 July, 2014

Marcus Turner

Duration: 01:04:03 | Date: 11 July, 2014

British Folk Rock

Duration: 01:03:42 | Date: 4 July, 2014

Lenoard Cohen

Duration: 01:01:08 | Date: 27 June, 2014

Kids Songs From Pete Seeger

Duration: 00:58:03 | Date: 20 June, 2014

Clannad

Duration: 00:56:52 | Date: 13 June, 2014

Peter, Paul And Mary

Duration: 00:58:09 | Date: 6 June, 2014

Seprewa Kasa

Duration: 01:02:44 | Date: 30 May, 2014

A Womans Heart

Duration: 00:58:39 | Date: 23 May, 2014

Minelli Jamal And Owen Van Larkins

Duration: 00:54:50 | Date: 16 May, 2014

American Folk Music Anthology Vol6

Duration: 00:56:30 | Date: 9 May, 2014

The Dillards

Duration: 00:52:13 | Date: 2 May, 2014

American Folk Music Anthology Vol5

Duration: 00:59:54 | Date: 25 April, 2014

Legends Of Folk Rock

Duration: 00:59:04 | Date: 18 April, 2014

American Folk Music Anthology Vol4

Duration: 00:57:46 | Date: 11 April, 2014

Braebach

Duration: 01:01:27 | Date: 4 April, 2014

American Folk Music Anthology Vol3

Duration: 00:29:43 | Date: 28 March, 2014

Eva Cassidy

Duration: 00:58:21 | Date: 21 March, 2014

American Folk Music Anthology Vol2

Duration: 00:58:29 | Date: 14 March, 2014

Bob Dylan Debut Album

Duration: 00:54:59 | Date: 7 March, 2014

The Smithsonian Anthology Of American Folk music Vol1

Duration: 00:52:24 | Date: 21 February, 2014