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  • athgray
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    A few folk related comments. Any favourite artist or songs?
    The Bonnie Ship the Diamond
    [video]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bk2nIrZV-9w#[/video]
    Also like Roddy Woomble, The Peat Bog Faeries and Tom Mcconville.

    IHN
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    I love Mumford and Sons

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    One of many.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVq2hiphg5I[/video]

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    The Peat Bog Faeries, Runrig, Capercaillie, Shoglenifty, Afro Celt, Wolfstone…..

    Should I go on?

    passiflora86
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    A Miner’s Life
    –Heard someone singing it in a pub.

    iridebikes
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    Emily portman is amazing… listen to ‘stick stock’ and a song called ‘dear Julia’ by Lucy ward is anothervfave

    gordimhor
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    Erin gu bragh by dick gaughan, sorry can’t do links from my phone

    mt
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    Canadee I O, Nic Jones. Probably spelt completely wrong. Listen to the guitar playing.

    Plus loads and loads of others.

    user-removed
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    The Sally Garden is a cracker, best heard at closing time, sung by a toothless elderly gent with a booming voice (me usually). Proper traditional English folk song.

    Lots of stuff by The Boys of the Lough is just brilliant – too many to mention. Not very fashionable just now, but Planxty have come out with some diamonds too.

    So much good contemporary American stuff floating about now too – I’m enjoying Josh T. Pearson’s Last of the Country Gentlemen and a few albums by The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

    Any thing by The Unthanks

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2xODjbfYw8[/video]
    I remember hearing this song for the first time. Just stopped the car and sat in total silence ,absorbing every delicious moment of it.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_eBNWu07Jw[/video]
    These guys generally float my boat when I’m in the mood for some impromptu folk-ish listening.

    fasthaggis
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    Indie folk ?

    Track from the EP State Hospital.

    I have had the new album (Pedestrian Verse)on repeat from the first play.

    Beautiful ,bleak stories

    Cara Dillon’s False False never fails to send shivers down my spine

    CountZero
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    Zippy, a pretty much perfect song that, did you know that Sandy was fourteen when she wrote that?
    Probably my favourite ‘folk’ song, but there’s loads that come under ‘roots’, or Americana as well, Emmylou Harris’ Prayer In Open ‘D’ can just break my heart if I’m in the right frame of mind.
    The Unthanks King Of Rome, is another one; I first heard it on RadMac’s show on 6Music, and it caught me at a vulnerable moment and had me in bits. Also Kate Rusby’s My Young Man, from Little Lights, another heart-breaker about a wife’s love for her husband, health broken from working the pits.
    This could start a very long list… 😀
    [edit] My Young Man is about Kate’s Grandparents, so she sings from the heart:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AjblYI9KEY&sns=em[/video]

    CountZero
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    And here’s the Unthanks:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fL3E8FRxiw&sns=em[/video]

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYElsv4-ecY[/video]

    It’s supposed to be funny. 🙂

    The Battle of Sowerby Bridge were fought on the 44th o’ March,
    The King’s Cross Fusiliers turned out, all marchin’ as stiff as starch.
    They marched as far as Bolton Brow and the enemy hove in sight.
    And they called us generals nasty names and challenged us to fight.

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    An assortment of nu-folk

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bju_zgZY5M8[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_piFY20Du4[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx9Ro0V5ydg[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_NyuGX_fjg[/video]

    mt
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    Martin Simpson is on in Reeth in March if you fancy mixing a good ride and a bit classic folk music. Cannot remember the date but its normally a Friday.

    Never any good with money by Martin Simpson is also one of my current repeat plays. Really touching song.

    You showed me eyebright in the hedgerow,
    speedwell and travellers joy.
    You showed me how to use my eyes
    When I was just a boy;
    And you taught me how to love a song
    And all you knew of nature’s ways:
    The greatest gifts I have ever known,
    And I use them every day.

    bikebouy
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    Ray LaMontagne, ” Trouble “

    [video]http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=q_ttbun_YoQ&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dq_ttbun_YoQ&gl=GB[/video]

    &

    Kate Rusby, ” Village Green…”

    [video]http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=iRK6U5vIHCs&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DiRK6U5vIHCs&gl=GB[/video]

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    John Martyns early stuff is some of the best quitar based folk music I’ve heard.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk8OsZESTxg[/video]

    and anyone who writes a song about a motorbike is ok with me, even name checks Box Hill.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxKTzwaEa2o[/video]

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZbifjRPv6Q[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oorEQF7UZNo[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fL3E8FRxiw[/video]

    BlindMelon
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqzQPaySC3I[/video]

    and

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0VldmoLF5Y[/video]

    and

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfaFWcymqFE[/video]

    Nice to see ‘Barnsley lass getting a couple of mentions. Can’t do the link thing but ‘the imagined village’ is an interesting album – bit hit and miss, but some good stuff on it all the same.

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0ixcNjq9d0[/video]

    ” alas I cannot swim ” by Laura Marling

    ” Norton black lightning 1952 ” by Richard Thompson

    Excellent Drac. Try googling ‘summer of 75’ by Reeves and Mortimer.

    ti_pin_man
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    is this a trick question?

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    Ooh Mr Potatohead ,you’re in trouble!

    rattrap
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c36JAGhkKLA[/video]

    scuttler
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    Gotta be these.

    The challenge in light of this new pic is you may now need to recalculate the order in which they get punched.

    Why so zippykona ?

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    Just found this on youtube.

    4 minutes of tuning up followed by a great song. Proper folk.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Blccc0PM0&list=PL08DC6661478B42B2[/video]

    feels like folk to me, anyway.

    titusrider
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM9D2PVkpYg[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjRBQeXB9Ew[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sLVaHtZLQo[/video]

    zigzag69
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    When runrig were good..

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv5Ev40jIAw[/video]

    And wee bit more uplifting, although folk rock – Frightened Rabbit

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkh33pvvG1U[/video]

    Canadee I O, Nic Jones. Probably spelt completely wrong. Listen to the guitar playing.

    This.

    ” alas I cannot swim ” by Laura Marling

    And That.

    Kuco
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1YsFgDaEeo[/video]

    Nick Drake Cello Song

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