Folk Radio: Listen to the New Playlist

Folk Show: Episode 38 Playlist

00:00 Kitty Macfarlane – Seventeen
03:51 Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith – Hawks Call
07:15 Norma Waterson – Black Muddy River
11:26 Kevin McSherry – All By The Quay
15:59 Karan Casey – Sixteen Come Next Sunday
19:59 Shooglenifty & Dhun Dhora – A’Bhriogais Uallach
25:44 Assynt – Conal McDonagh’s
29:05 The Breath – All That You Have Been
33:29 Rusty Shackle – Sam Hall
37:08 Solasta – The 5/8 Set
43:39 Niall Hanna – Erin’s Lovely Home
46:26 Northern Flyway – The Eagle
50:05 Katherine Priddy – Wolf
54:12 Karine Polwart – I Burn But I Am Not Consumed
59:35 The Jaywalkers – What Do I Know?
01:03:56 Richard Thompson – My Rock, My Rope
01:07:10 Dave Van Ronk – The Old Man (Live)
01:09:11 Michael Hurley – Move It On Over
01:12:31 Niall and Cillian Vallely – The Singing Stream

A history of the Clootie Dumpling, including a recipe for making your own 

Clootie dumpling is the traditional Scottish pudding I think most closely associated with Christmas and Hogmanay, at the least for high days and holidays as a celebration cake. Many Scots have fond memories of their grandmothers or their mothers making so it is something many Scots are fond of. In case you haven’t tried this …

More at THE SCOTSMAN: A history of the Clootie Dumpling, including a recipe for making your own – Scotsman Food and Drink

Take the Mac away from Glasgow School of Art, MSPs to be told 

Questions about whether the Glasgow School of Art should maintain control of the Mac will be raised at a Scottish parliamentary committee, as criticism mounts over the college’s stewardship of the building

Four experts have been invited to Holyrood to give evidence next week (20 September) on the fire that almost completely destroyed Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s landmark building in June.MSP Joan McAlpine, convenor of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee, said the session would explore ‘how we got to this point, whether lessons were learned from the past’ and how to move forward. One of the witnesses, Mackintosh expert Roger Billcliffe, told Glasgow’s Evening Times that while he is still considering what he will recommend to MSPs, he believes that using the Mackintosh building as a teaching facility is ‘not reconcilable’.‘The building is a work of art and a museum; it should be treated like one,’ he said. ‘The future of the building should be under consideration and questions over whether it should remain as a school should be asked.’ [ . . . ]

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The Mercury music prize has lost its way – here’s how to fix it

Eliza Carthy
Eliza Carthy

The ‘token’ jazz, folk and avant garde nominees for the UK’s most prestigious music prize are the ones who stand to gain the most from it – but they are being ignored

Jude Rogers

The question posed most often, and most crabbily, in the history of the Mercury prize is: what’s the point of the “token” acts on the shortlist? Jazz, folk and classical nominees are only ever there to make the judges of the UK’s most prestigious music award look clever; they certainly never win.Talk to the acts themselves, however, and a different story emerges. “I don’t care if we’re called a token jazz act if we sell 3,000 more records,” says Shabaka Hutchings, whose jazz group, Sons of Kemet, are among the favourites to win. “And it might be a coincidence, but I’ve noticed things happening since we were nominated this year.” Their gigs are selling out more consistently and the band are getting better stages at events. They’re getting support they don’t get from the Mobos, Hutchings argues, as he has before, and don’t start him on the Brits. “That side of the industry doesn’t care. But this is like a little stamp: you are given a level of validation that reverberates. And if it sells more albums or tickets, it helps subsidise our music and push our scene as far as it can go.”

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