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The Folk Music Hour: Past Episodes 2017

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.

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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.

 NZ Radio Award Certificate

The show is The Folk Music Hour. The episode was called The Nobel Dylan.

David Calder and Chris Foreman are still smiling having brought home to ART the 2017 NZ Radio Award for “Best Music Programme in Any Language”. This was the first year ART has entered into the very competitive national arena, and to gain recognition at this level is HUGE for us. Hear the award winning show here: The Nobel Dylan

 

Podcasts

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The Nobel Dylan

Winner of the 2017 NZ Radio Awards for "Best Music Programme in Any Language"

Duration: 00:25:59 | Date: 30 October, 2017

New Years Show

Duration: 01:00:18 | Date: 31 December, 2017

Christmas Special

Duration: 00:58:51 | Date: 17 December, 2017

Mike Harding

Duration: 00:57:45 | Date: 10 December, 2017

Woverview One

Looking forward to WOMAD 2018

Duration: 00:55:52 | Date: 3 December, 2017

Ben The Hoose

Duration: 00:59:50 | Date: 26 November, 2017

Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine

Duration: 01:09:14 | Date: 19 November, 2017

Oh Canada

Duration: 00:57:37 | Date: 12 November, 2017

Too Many Blokes

Duration: 00:57:06 | Date: 29 October, 2017

Too Many Blokes

Duration: 00:57:06 | Date: 29 October, 2017

Chris Preistley

Duration: 00:53:15 | Date: 22 October, 2017

Big Daddy Wilson

Duration: 00:58:59 | Date: 15 October, 2017

Vishten

Duration: 00:57:42 | Date: 8 October, 2017

The Rheingans Sisters

Duration: 00:00:02 | Date: 17 September, 2017

Martin Simpson

Duration: 00:59:54 | Date: 10 September, 2017

Solas

Duration: 01:20:20 | Date: 3 September, 2017

Cat Stephens

Duration: 00:54:39 | Date: 27 August, 2017

Folk In The Movies

Duration: 00:59:31 | Date: 20 August, 2017

Jackie Oates

Duration: 01:01:42 | Date: 13 August, 2017

Mike Seeger

Duration: 01:00:15 | Date: 6 August, 2017

Julie Fowlis

Duration: 01:02:00 | Date: 30 July, 2017

Jug Band Music

Duration: 00:59:17 | Date: 23 July, 2017

Caladh Nua

Duration: 00:57:07 | Date: 16 July, 2017

Mermaid Ave

Duration: 00:59:51 | Date: 9 July, 2017

Wish It Were Folk Pt2

Duration: 00:58:46 | Date: 2 July, 2017

Wish It Were Folk

Duration: 00:56:36 | Date: 25 June, 2017

The Shee

Duration: 00:59:42 | Date: 18 June, 2017

Our 150th Show

Duration: 01:01:31 | Date: 11 June, 2017

Lenoard Cohen

Duration: 01:09:02 | Date: 4 June, 2017

A Dunedin Show

Duration: 00:56:05 | Date: 28 May, 2017

Dave Murphy

Duration: 00:56:54 | Date: 21 May, 2017

Graeme Allwright

Duration: 00:56:23 | Date: 14 May, 2017

NZ Music Month Special

Duration: 01:00:18 | Date: 7 May, 2017

Phil Garland

Duration: 01:03:24 | Date: 30 April, 2017

Made In The Great War

Duration: 01:00:10 | Date: 23 April, 2017

Piedmont Blues

Duration: 00:59:57 | Date: 16 April, 2017

Rhiannon Giddens

Duration: 00:58:43 | Date: 2 April, 2017

Clannad Live

Duration: 01:00:53 | Date: 26 March, 2017

Thomas Loefke

Duration: 00:54:31 | Date: 19 March, 2017

Woverview 3

Duration: 00:53:00 | Date: 26 February, 2017

Woverview 2

Duration: 00:46:02 | Date: 19 February, 2017

Woverview 2017 Part1

Duration: 00:58:30 | Date: 12 February, 2017

Smithsonian

Duration: 00:59:11 | Date: 5 February, 2017

Seeger 17

Duration: 00:54:54 | Date: 29 January, 2017

Maire Ni Chathasaigh

Duration: 01:00:03 | Date: 22 January, 2017

Martin Luther King

Duration: 01:04:04 | Date: 15 January, 2017

SandyDennyAnniversary

Duration: 00:55:11 | Date: 1 January, 2017