Festival of LOVE: The Covers

The UK’s top folk performers singing their unique versions of classic love songs. For the Folk on Foot Festival of LOVE on Valentine’s Day, 23 amazing folk acts each performed an original love song, a traditional love song and a cover version of someone else’s love song. They did it to raise money for musicians who’ve lost their livelihoods during the pandemic. You can donate at www.folkonfoot.com/festival. Now we’ve distilled the Festival into three podcast episodes. This one brings together all the cover versions. So, settle down with a drink and some snacks and get in the romantic mood. Here are the tracks:


Heidi Talbot: I Love You/Tom Waits and Allelujah/First of a Million Kisses/Fairground Attraction

Seth Lakeman: Beeswing/Richard Thompson

Lady Nade: I Remember Everything/John Prine

Kris Drever: Michelle/The Beatles

O’Hooley and Tidow: Teardrop/Massive Attack

Chris Wood: I Second That Emotion/Smokey Robinson

Bella Hardy: And I Love You So/Don Maclean

Sam Lee: Dream A Little Dream of Me/Mamas and Papas

Rachel Newton: I Will/The Beatles

Eliza Carthy: Colorblind/Irving Berlin

Beth Porter and the Bookshop Band: Under the Boardwalk/The Drifters

Gwilym Bowen Rhys: Pueblito Viejo/Jose Alejandro Morales

Lisa Knapp and Gerry Diver: The Look of Love/Bacharach and David

Martin Simpson: Buckets of Rain/Bob Dylan

Kerry Andrew/You Are Wolf: Tender/Blur

Seckou Keita: No Woman No Cry/Bob Marley

Peggy Seeger: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face/Ewan MacColl

Kitty Macfarlane: Song To The Siren/Tim Buckley and Larry Beckett

The Breath: Lay Lady Lay/Bob Dylan

Steve Knightley: Romeo and Juliet/Dire Straits

Karine Polwart: Carey/Joni Mitchell

Jon Boden: I Want To Dance With Somebody/Whitney Houston

Nancy Kerr and James Fagan: You’ve Got A Friend/Carole King


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