Tagged: "Folk Music"


Gypsy Folk Radio – World Radio

11:30 & 23.30 GMT

Gypsy Folk Radio is a monthly podcast run by Balkan Alien Sound bouzouki player Martin Coyle. Its aim is to share the music that inspires us and also to interview local musicians exploring the influence of folk and trad in their musical lives and hear their stories behind the tunes.
Listen on demand the full series:
www.balkanaliensound.wix.com.

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Yo Rovaniemella

Weekly Album Choice “Yö Rovaniemellä”

On The Weekly Album Choice show, we choose a world/folk/roots album and play it in its entirety.
Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha are from Lapland, from small towns called Salla, Inari and Rovaniemi. Their music is a specialty marinated in many soups. You may hear echoes from Balkan gypsy music, Russian romances and old Finnish humppa.
“Yö Rovaniemellä” which translates into “Night in Rovaniemi”, beautifully and emotionally delivers a tight mixture of shlager and Balkan tunes. It leaves your ears warm and your heart thumping. www.mrjaakko.com


East Belfast Arts Festival “Ricky McQuillan”

Music from local singer/songwriter Ricky McQuillan.
Recorded as part of the East Belfast Arts Festival, Homely Planet radio partnered with the Orchardville Society to host a radio hub in Expresso East. Volunteers interviewed participants, performers, visitors and the odd celebrity in the cafe to gather their thoughts on the festival and changes in the East. www.eastbelfastartsfestival.org

East Belfast Arts Radio

East Belfast Arts Radio

East Belfast Arts Radio “A Barton Fink Band”

Interview & Music with Simon & Andy from A Barton Fink Band.
Recorded as part of the East Belfast Arts Festival, Homely Planet radio partnered with the Orchardville Society to host a radio hub in Expresso East. Volunteers interviewed participants, performers, visitors and the odd celebrity in the cafe to gather their thoughts on the festival and changes in the East. www.eastbelfastartsfestival.org
Produced by Venus McDonald and Przemek Straus


Weekly Album Choice “Opa!”

Balkan Alien Sound are an energetic band of musicians, formed in 2007 and hailing from the North West of Ireland, celebrating the sounds of Eastern Europe, Gypsy and Klezmer music.
With a wide range of influences and backgrounds including folk, classical, jazz and blues, this melting pot of fiddle, bouzouki, bass, drum and song on their debut album “Opa!” really does create a sound sensation. www.balkanaliensound.wix.com
On The Weekly Album Choice show, we choose a world/folk/roots album and play it in its entirety.

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Songlines-Podcast

Songlines “Music Magazine Podcast”

11:00 & 23:00 GMT

A monthly podcast complimenting the Songlines magazine which covers the world’s most exciting music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, featuring artists from all around the globe. Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, concert-listings & travel stories. www.songlines.co.uk


Barry Gilder’s Songs and Secrets

Barry Gilder, South African folk singer and ex-ANC intelligence operative, is the author of Songs and Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance. In the interview, he reflects on freedom songs, exile, and armed struggle. Gilder performs his “Matola Song,” about a friend killed by an apartheid death squad. He ends with thoughts on democratic governance and on the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, a think tank he co-founded in 2010.

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