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Latest 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).

Previous episode: Olivia Chaney at the House on Hawnby Moor

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Olivia Chaney wrote many of the songs for her critically acclaimed second solo album whilst living alone without electricity or mains water at her family’s remote and crumbling farmhouse on Hawnby Moor in North Yorkshire. On a hot summer’s day, she takes Matthew Bannister back across the Moor, singing and playing along the way, circled by curlews and lapwings, to share the atmospheric isolation that brought her inspiration.

Official Folk Albums Chart Show—5th October 2021

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The Official Folk Albums Chart Show from Folk on Foot features a special backstage performance by Spiers and Boden, Jamie Webster playing dockside in Liverpool, an interview with Sam Kelly about his latest album with the Lost Boys and music from Phil Odgers and Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn.

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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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