It's a new year in the shires with more music and tales than you can wag a stick at with Ragamuffin's Brian and Mike.
- No One Will Ever Know - Billy and Harry
from Back to Basics - Billy and Harry
Time to put some wood in the stove, the coffee pot on the boil, butter the toast and play some music for a Sunday morning.
I Had A Teacher Tom Taylor Texas Storyteller
- Walking Dreams Jack
a perfect pairing Tom lives in Texas and when we recorded this programme Jack Williams was down in San Antonio.
- I Like Brunettes John Lester
- I Saw You John
a native of San Francisco, John Lester is based in Amsterdam and is a frequent visitor to the shires. The selections tonight are taken from his Live At the Frieght and Salvage album.
- The Singer's House Maura O'Connell
- Irish Blues Maura
Maura O'Connell based in Nashville, Ireland never far him her heart performs Seamus Heaney's poem The Singer's House and a stonking Irish Blues from her classic album Wandering Home
- Thomas Hart Benton Ragamuffin
Mike and Cath Watkins (fiddle)
One night at the Nonsuch Folk Club I asked fiddle player Cath Watkins if she would add her playing behind my verses about Thomas Hart Benton and a few days later she made a recorded version for me. Thankyou.
- High Hill Uncle
I saw Champ Hood play with Toni Price about ten years or so ago in Austin. I love his singing and his song with Uncle Walts Band. Sadly Champ was struck down by cancer a few years ago but I feel his spirit lives on through his music.
- Hamburg John Calvert
- The Teeside Buccaneers John
Fascinating slab of the North East from Ragamuffin Brian's rambles with Teeside's John Calvert bringing the history of Teeside to life.
- All Your Beauty Fairport Convention
- The Girl From The Hiring Fair Fairport
Another one of those connections. All Your Beauty from Fairport's Five Seasons album (second track) and Fairport are performing on the Island tonight! Beautiful rendition of Ralph McTell's Girl From The Hiring Fair
- Plays out with No One Will Ever Know - Billy and Harry
from Back to Basics - Billy and Harry from Bellbuckle, Tennessee.
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