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Latest episode: The Ciderhouse Rebellion & Jessie Summerhayes in the Rosedale Valley

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In the shadow of the disused ironstone kilns of the Rosedale Valley in North Yorkshire, Ciderhouse Rebellion - fiddle player Adam Summerhayes and accordionist Murray Grainger - conjure up a soundscape of rare beauty - improvised on the spot. Then they add evocative poetry from Adam’s daughter Jessie to create,  in words and music, a picture of the harshness of Victorian industry in the midst of the beauty of nature.

Previous episode: Edgelarks at Scorhill Stone Circle

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A Bronze Age site on Dartmoor, six musical instruments, a feather, harmonica-enhanced beatboxing, a stone that is said to increase fertility, a fast flowing river, a baby and a caring grandmother - all ingredients of a wonderful walk with the award-winning duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin).

Official Folk Albums Chart Show—2nd November 2021

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This month’s Official Folk Albums Chart Show features interviews with Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan and Grace Petrie and her dog Frank. There’s also music from The Last Inklings, David Keenan, Manran, Will Varley, Danny George Wilson, Afterlight and Ferocious Dog.

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Festivals

The four Folk on Foot Festivals have raised an astonishing £327,000 for musicians during the COVID 19 lockdowns. Half the money has been donated to the charity Help Musicians and the rest was divided equally between the scores of performers who took part.

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