Jim's guests in the studio tonight are two fine singers from Scotland, Janet Russell and Christine Kydd, and Dr Ian Russell, who has made a study of the traditional village carols still being sung in the Sheffield area at this time of year.
Paul James presents some of the best European folk bands recorded during their visits to Britain.
This week features one of the pioneering Breton bands Ti Jaz. Formed in Paris, the group combine the traditional Breton bombarde and accordion with jazz saxes and rhythm section to make a very distinctive modern Breton sound.
A six-part series in which John Howson explores
England's rich heritage of traditional singing. 1: Liverpool
This week John re-visits his home city where he meets Merseyside shanty-singers Stormalong John in a dockside pub.
Hughie Jones , a founder member of the Spinners, talks about songwriting in Liverpool and we hear from singer Bruce Scott. Finally
Pete McGovern remembers the Washhouse - one of Britain's first folk clubs - and sings the city's most famous song.
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