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The Folk Music Hour: Past Episodes 2015

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 Special

Duration: 00:58:59 | Date: 18 December, 2015

The Dustbusters

Duration: 01:01:52 | Date: 11 December, 2015

Nyckelharpa

Duration: 00:56:23 | Date: 4 December, 2015

Cow Cow Blues

Duration: 00:54:52 | Date: 27 November, 2015

Kaia Kater

Duration: 00:55:00 | Date: 20 November, 2015

Prairie Home Companion

Duration: 00:53:22 | Date: 13 November, 2015

Leveret

Duration: 00:59:26 | Date: 6 November, 2015

The Incredible String Band

Duration: 00:46:32 | Date: 30 October, 2015

Ry Cooder - My Name Is Buddy

Duration: 01:33:34 | Date: 23 October, 2015

Oscar Lopez and James Keelaghan - Compadres

Duration: 01:00:24 | Date: 16 October, 2015

Cathy and Carol

Duration: 00:58:07 | Date: 9 October, 2015

Duos

Duration: 00:50:26 | Date: 2 October, 2015

Bob Fox

Duration: 00:58:53 | Date: 25 September, 2015

Cara Dillon

Duration: 00:58:46 | Date: 18 September, 2015

Murmurs by Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr

Duration: 01:08:18 | Date: 11 September, 2015

Kate Rusby

Duration: 01:02:21 | Date: 4 September, 2015

Toure Cooder

Duration: 01:04:07 | Date: 28 August, 2015

Santoor Bansuri

Duration: 00:59:23 | Date: 21 August, 2015

70 Colombia

Duration: 00:59:57 | Date: 14 August, 2015

The Terem Quartet

Duration: 00:57:46 | Date: 7 August, 2015

Duets

Duration: 00:54:52 | Date: 31 July, 2015

The Unthanks

Duration: 01:04:52 | Date: 24 July, 2015

Caper Caillie

Duration: 01:00:08 | Date: 17 July, 2015

Jose Gonzales

Duration: 00:58:36 | Date: 10 July, 2015

Ronnie Gilbert

Duration: 00:56:05 | Date: 3 July, 2015

Bellowhead

Duration: 01:01:47 | Date: 26 June, 2015

The Full English

Duration: 01:04:25 | Date: 19 June, 2015

Richard Thompson

Duration: 01:05:35 | Date: 12 June, 2015

Steeleye Span

Duration: 01:06:31 | Date: 5 June, 2015

Dave Jordan

Duration: 00:59:27 | Date: 29 May, 2015

NZ Folk

Duration: 01:01:33 | Date: 22 May, 2015

Mel Parsons

Duration: 01:03:36 | Date: 8 May, 2015

Rambling Jack Elliot

Duration: 00:57:24 | Date: 1 May, 2015

Marion Arts

Duration: 00:58:49 | Date: 24 April, 2015

Ramzi Aburedwan

Duration: 01:03:50 | Date: 17 April, 2015

The Remarkables

Duration: 00:59:04 | Date: 10 April, 2015

Toumani And Sidiki Diabate

Duration: 01:04:09 | Date: 3 April, 2015

Emily Smith

Duration: 00:56:20 | Date: 27 March, 2015

Mike Harding

Duration: 00:57:35 | Date: 20 March, 2015

The Gloaming

Duration: 01:04:40 | Date: 6 March, 2015

WOMAD Pt.2

Duration: 00:57:43 | Date: 27 February, 2015

WOMAD 2015

Duration: 00:55:44 | Date: 20 February, 2015

Dobet Gnahore

Duration: 00:54:44 | Date: 7 February, 2015

Dylan vs Seeger

Duration: 01:01:58 | Date: 30 January, 2015