Many thanks to my colleagues Martin Henning and Richard Cooke for their contributions to today's show. I really enjoyed it and hope you did too. Thanks too to John Bickford and John Stephens for filling us in about the past, present and future of Topsham Folk Club. Very informative and entertaining too given the recording played of Paul Downes at the club.
I list below what we played. I'll start putting related links separately on the right-hand side for easier accessibility. I will add one as I forgot to mention on the show that there is a link to hear a song by "the boys" Mawkin Causley. Sorry, John!
Looking forward to Martin Henning on rootsandshoots next Monday 10am - 12.
What was played today... Artist/Track/Album
Martin Simpson, Lakes Of Champlain/Prodigal Son
The Eel Grinders, The Smiler, Aquamarine (Eel Grinders pictured)
Bernard Loffet, Chaňj Tu + Kost Er Hoed
Taraf De Haïdouks, Barbugiu, Band Of Gypsies
Eliades Ochoa with Buena Vista Social Club, Chan Chan, Buena Vista Social Social Club
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Bassekou, Segu Blue
Mamborama, Las Cubanas Que Lindas Son, Directamente Al Mambo
Miriam Makeba, African Sunset, Welela
Papa Wemba, Le Voyageur
Matt Norman, The Cliff/Eight Days Late
The Devil’s Interval, Silver Dagger, Blood & Honey
Paul Downes, Angie/Cocaine, Topsham Folk Club (not commercially available)
Tim Van Eyken, Australia, Stiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves
Marta Sebestyén, Haj Révés, World Star World Music
Xenos, Ani More Nuse, My Mother Said
Richard Bona, Muntula Moto, Reverence
Zulya, Saginou, Music From The Tea Lands
New England Dancing Masters, On The Danforth, Sashay The Donut
Spinach For Norman, Hopping Up Haytor, Ready To Start Again
Shirley Collins & Morris On Band, Willow Tree, Morris On