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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The singer, songwriter and fiddle player Bella Hardy was Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year in 2014. She takes Matthew for a rain-sodden walk through the majestic countryside of the Edale Valley in the P...
March 13, 2020
After a life on the road, folk legend Peggy Seeger has settled in the village of Iffley on the outskirts of Oxford.  In this episode she talks poignantly about her mother, Ruth Crawford, a talented co...
February 14, 2020
The guitarist, singer and songwriter Kris Drever – Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2017 - was born and brought up on Orkney, the archipelago of about 70 islands off the Northern coast of Scotland whic...
January 17, 2020
In search of the festive spirit of Christmas – and bearing gifts -  we travel to the Peak District and Sheffield to hear the area’s unique local carols. Along the way we collect music from Jon Boden, ...
December 13, 2019
This episode has by far the largest cast of walkers we’ve ever assembled – and the most musicians.  The lead singer of Oysterband John Jones started walking from gig to gig and singing on the way long...
November 15, 2019
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 par...
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 Union Mine...
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 Oxford...
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

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