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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A delicious taster of some of the amazing new episodes coming your way in season 5 of Folk on Foot. Recorded before the lockdown, we’ve been walking with Kitty Macfarlane on the Somerset Levels, Chris...
June 26, 2020
Here’s a chance to re-visit some of the musical highlights of season 4 of Folk on Foot – complete and uninterrupted. It features “Queen of Waters” by Nancy Kerr, “Scapa Flow 1919” by Kris Drever, “Sle...
June 5, 2020
On Monday 25th May – Spring Bank Holiday in the UK – we staged the Folk on Foot Front Room Festival 2 with an astonishing line up of artists. The show lasted for eight hours – but we have distilled it...
May 26, 2020
Jarlath Henderson has been described as the “Jimi Hendrix of the uilleann pipes”.  He is also a fine singer and accomplished player of the whistle. At the age of 17 he became the youngest ever winner ...
May 8, 2020
Another episode recorded at the Isle of Skye Festival of Small Halls in November 2019. Su-a Lee is a classically trained cellist and a member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, but she loves breaking ...
May 1, 2020
The Edinburgh-born harpist, fiddle player and singer Rachel Newton was Radio 2’s Musician of the Year in 2017. She sings in both English and Gaelic and is a member of The Shee, The Furrow Collective a...
April 24, 2020
On Easter Bank Holiday Monday, April 13th 2020, we organised the Folk on Foot Front Room Festival - seven and a half hours of wonderful folk music from 15 top artists playing in their front rooms, lin...
April 14, 2020
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

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