Folk on Foot

Matthew Bannister goes walking with a leading folk musician in a landscape that has inspired them. They sing and play exclusive acoustic songs on location.

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For twelve years, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nancy Kerr lived on a narrow boat, travelling the length and breadth of England’s inland waterways. “We felt like it was a secret...
October 18, 2019
A tantalising taste of the glorious episodes we have in store for you during season 4. It features Nancy Kerr along the Kennet and Avon Canal, John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers walking to the Wick...
October 4, 2019
A chance to re-live some of the musical highlights from season 3 of Folk on Foot with six uninterrupted songs.     You’ll hear: Never Any Good—Martin Simpson Charm On, Goldfinch—Beth Porter Un...
September 13, 2019
Martin Simpson performs some of the songs from his new album “Rooted” and talks to Matthew Bannister on the Big Barn stage at the BBC Countryfile Live event in the grounds of Blenheim Palace in Ox...
August 30, 2019
Sandwood Bay, at the far North Western tip of Scotland near Cape Wrath, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. This wild, isolated place inspired the Scottish fiddle player and composer Dunca...
August 9, 2019
The singer and fiddle player Lisa Knapp takes Matthew to the south London borough of Tooting where she was born and brought up. She performs songs with links to the area and tells how she stumbled acr...
August 2, 2019
John Smith is known for his delicate and intricate guitar work, honey-and-gravel voice and songs of lost love. He was born in Essex, but brought up in the seaside town of Brixham in Devon. Struck down...
July 26, 2019
Every winter, Rachael and Becky Unthank and their extended families invite their fans to join them for singing weekends in their native Northumberland. Some fifty people stay together at a bunkhouse w...
July 19, 2019
Regularly voted one of the world’s greatest guitarists, Martin Simpson has been nominated for an astonishing 23 Radio 2 Folk Awards – and won artist of the year twice. He was brought up in the Nor...
July 12, 2019
The beautiful Lost Words book by artist Jackie Morris and writer Robert Macfarlane has become a cultural phenomenon, raising awareness of the importance of nature words in our lives. It has also spawn...
July 5, 2019

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