Tag - Trad

Mark & Val’s Mailbag on Foolkiller Folk

Today we bring you selections from Show of Hands' 2019 release Battlefield Dance Floor, Martin Simpson's 2020 Home Recordings, Tim Edy's 2019 release Being Myself, Josienne Clark's 2019 In All Weather, The Unthanks with Diversions, Vol 5: Live & Unaccompanied - 2020, Joni Mitchell from Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol 1:The Early Years...

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The Christmas Story in Song

To do a 2020 Christmas show or not to do a 2020 Christmas show – that is the question! And, given the pandemic, it’s a hard question. But we’re doing one (although we’re not including any songs that would encourage gathering in large groups :-)). Usually I put together...

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Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?

Welcome to Mark & Val’s annual tribute honoring Traditional/Folk musicians who have passed in the prior year. It was a rough year for Traditional/Folk music lovers and today we’ll be honoring: Oliver Mtukudzi, known as Tuku; legend of the Zimbabwean music scene; celebrated as much for his messages in his...

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What’s (more or less) new in (mostly) English Folk

Mark & Val with a mostly English Folk (we snuck in a Scot), mostly 2018/2019 releases (we snuck in a 2015 that's new to us) mailbag program. For the Halloween show (which should be still available in the archives until tomorrow) we included a lot of Child Ballads; this show...

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Mark and Val’s Rainy Day Mailbag

Today's rainy day mailbag  journey takes you on a folk music tour across the pond and back again with new (to us) music from England, Ireland, Scotland, Romania, Estonia, the Balkans and Turkey, Sweden, around the US, and from Kansas City (Howard Iceberg and the Titanics, Kelly Hunt). The show...

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Foolkiller Folk Previews the Irish Fest

This Sunday at 11:00 AM, Mark & Val bring you a taste of every 2019 KC Irish Fest performer from Trad to Celtic rock we could find commercially available recordings for :-).  Starting with some local favorites and seguing into the international headliners, you'll be hearing: Eddie Delahunt, Bob...

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