with Folk on 2 Jim celebrates the programme's 25th anniversary with some of the people who were there when the programme started - as Folk on Friday - in April 1970. Including sessions from
Martyn Wyndham-Read , the "club singer" in the first programme, and Bob Johnson and Peter Knight of Steeleye Span, who made their first broadcast a few weeks later. Other guests include the programme's original producer, Frances Line - now Controller of Radio 2.
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In the second of asix-part series featuring well-known artists in concert,
Ralph McTell introduces the first of two programmes of highlights of a special concert held recently in honour of Ashley Hutchings 's 50th birthday. Included on the bill are the duo Show of Hands and the first of a number of reincarnations of The Albion Band.
The second of two programmes in which writer and folk singer Bob Copper accompanies Sean Street and Christopher Cook on a walk across Hilaire Belloc 's
Sussex - as celebrated in his book The Four Men. The
Copper family sings the songs that Belloc wrote about his corner of England. This week, they traverse the western side of the county.
Ulster singer and songwriter Colum Sends sets off on one of those musical journeys which could end up just about anywhere!
Travelling through towns and landscapes that have made the headlines, he explores the wealth of folk and traditional music which flourishes in the North of Ireland. He begins close to home, at Rostrevor, on the shores of Carlingford Lough. Producer Jim Sheridan
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