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The Folk Music Hour: Past Episodes 2016

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: 00:56:34 | Date: 25 December, 2016

Lady Maisery

Duration: 01:02:15 | Date: 18 December, 2016

The Staves

Duration: 01:03:06 | Date: 11 December, 2016

I'm With Her

Duration: 00:56:11 | Date: 4 December, 2016

The Sixties

Duration: 00:51:56 | Date: 27 November, 2016

Jerry Garcia

Duration: 01:01:49 | Date: 20 November, 2016

Made In The Great War

Duration: 01:00:10 | Date: 13 November, 2016

FRUK

Duration: 00:59:01 | Date: 6 November, 2016

John Renbourn

Duration: 00:59:47 | Date: 25 September, 2016

Del and Woody

Duration: 01:02:28 | Date: 25 September, 2016

Songs Of Separation

Duration: 01:02:23 | Date: 18 September, 2016

Ewen MacColl

Duration: 01:02:37 | Date: 11 September, 2016

Loudon Wainright

Duration: 00:54:08 | Date: 4 September, 2016

Willy Watson

Duration: 01:01:49 | Date: 28 August, 2016

Owen Taylor

Duration: 00:53:02 | Date: 21 August, 2016

James Taylor

Duration: 00:57:20 | Date: 14 August, 2016

The Rankin Family

Duration: 00:59:05 | Date: 31 July, 2016

Bruce Cockburn

Duration: 01:00:18 | Date: 24 July, 2016

The Wailing Jennys

Duration: 01:00:29 | Date: 17 July, 2016

Gordon Lightfoot

Duration: 00:59:47 | Date: 10 July, 2016

Sahara Blues Of The Desert

Duration: 01:03:38 | Date: 3 July, 2016

Marie Brennan

Duration: 00:56:45 | Date: 26 June, 2016

Ruth Moody

Duration: 01:00:19 | Date: 19 June, 2016

Joni Mitchell

Duration: 00:56:44 | Date: 12 June, 2016

Helen Webby and Davy Stuart

Duration: 01:03:00 | Date: 29 May, 2016

New Zealand Music Month Special

Duration: 00:58:59 | Date: 22 May, 2016

NZ Folk_Phil Garland and Mike Harding

Duration: 01:01:16 | Date: 15 May, 2016

Holly Arrowsmith and NadiaReid

Duration: 00:58:42 | Date: 8 May, 2016

Chris Thompson

Duration: 00:59:01 | Date: 1 May, 2016

William Clawson

Duration: 01:05:00 | Date: 24 April, 2016

Amanac Singers

Duration: 00:58:34 | Date: 17 April, 2016

Bert Jansch

Duration: 00:56:26 | Date: 10 April, 2016

Himmerland

Duration: 00:56:07 | Date: 3 April, 2016

Tom Rush

Duration: 00:55:39 | Date: 27 March, 2016

Fat Dog

Duration: 01:02:13 | Date: 20 March, 2016

Woverview 4

A preview of artists to be performing at WOMAD 2016

Duration: 01:00:43 | Date: 6 March, 2016

Woverview 3

A preview of artists to be performing at WOMAD 2016

Duration: 00:58:20 | Date: 28 February, 2016

Woverview 2

A preview of artists to be performing at WOMAD 2016

Duration: 00:53:22 | Date: 19 February, 2016

Woverview 1

A preview of artists to be performing at WOMAD 2016

Duration: 00:58:10 | Date: 14 February, 2016

Andrew London 2

Duration: 00:44:20 | Date: 5 February, 2016

Dan Walsh

Duration: 00:56:30 | Date: 29 January, 2016