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Syndication

Mulled wine; mulled cider; kittens; mince pies in the shape of Christmas trees; terrible, terrible Christmas records: these are a few of the Folkbuddies favourite things.

Caution: May contain singing

Playlist (naughty)

Playlist (nice)

Direct download: Episode_35_Its_Cliched_To_Be_Cynical_At_Christmas.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:37pm PDT

The Folk Buddies have been to some gigs. They talk about them. PLUS: Andrew's nephew explains Mumford and Sons. 

 

Play List. 

Direct download: The_Folk_Event_of_the_Year.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm PDT

The Folk Buddies continue their autumnal ruminations about folk, fairy tales and feminism. They turn their attention to contemporary faerie-influenced bands like Heg and the Wolf Chorus and the Emily Portman Trio. This leads to an unprecedented outbreak of unanimity.  

As ever, a play list.

Direct download: Halloween_II.mp3
Category:Spoken Word -- posted at: 11:11am PDT

It is quite literally Halloween, so the folk buddies  decide to have an in depth scholarly discussion about Tam Lin. They end up bickerig about who they love more, Sandy Denny or Maddy Prior. 

There's a playlist and everything. 

Direct download: Tam_Lin.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:41am PDT

In an orgy of topicality the folkbuddies turn their musical eye north of Hadrian's wall, to Scotland! Home of Dick Gaughan, Karine Polwart and even some artists whose names we can pronounce. Listeners are warned that Andrew eats Haribo throughout.

Direct download: Scots-Wahey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23am PDT

As autumn settles upon the UK like a wet rag, let this twenty six minute bucket of podcast offcuts be the kindling that lights the fire of laughter in your hearts or something I don't know.

Direct download: minisode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am PDT

The epic conclusion of the Folk Battles saga. Families torn apart, vows that can never be taken back, Eurovision. That sort of thing. 

Direct download: Folkbattles_Episode_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm PDT

In the second instalment of our Folk Battle, things take a more serious turn as we discuss the role of archaic language in creating emotional distance. Trigger warning for discussion of sexual assault.

Direct download: Folkbattles_Episode_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am PDT

A long time ago, on a dining room table far away, the folk buddies prepared for each other a playlist of 'their' folk music. They swapped, and then they listened, and then they talked and talked and TALKED. 

Direct download: Folkbattles_Episode_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25am PDT

Flat foods! Incest! Drugs! A philosophical argument about what constitutes a 'camper van'! All this plus Eliza Carthy  and Martin Simpson at the 2014 Village Pump Folk Festival.

Direct download: Trowbridge_Village_Pump_Festival_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50am PDT