To celebrate the launch by The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) of The Full English, an online portal of manuscripts and archive from the collections of Frank Sidgwick, Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan Williams and many others – Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music is to feature an Ultimate Folk Playlist this coming Sunday 13th October at 6:00pm on Now Playing @6 Music. To help put this together Folk Radio UK have been asked to get involved and this is where you can help.
We have selected Six artists which you can listen to below. All you need to do is let us know which of these six artists you think best reflects the alternative side of folk music. I will be introducing the selected artist and a track during the show so make sure you tune in. You can let us know in a number of different ways:
- Click on this poll link to select the artist of your choice but don’t forget to leave your reasons why (these are very important as selection is not just based on votes…Also please mention the artist in your comments!). Link to Poll
- Let us know by commenting on our Facebook page here.
- Or you can Tweet us @FRUK using the hashtag #Folk6Music and tell us the artist and reason why.
Just to re-clarify: Your comments are important, not just the votes! Please mention the artist in your comments
The Artists are:
1) James Yorkston
2) Cocos Lovers
3) Rachael Dadd
4) Ian Humberstone
5) This is the Kit
6) Lisa Knapp
Now Playing @6 Music is on Sunday between 6:00pm – 8:00pm on BBC Radio 6
Why Don’t You Pick an Artist
And if you want to contribute to 6 Music’s Ultimate Folk Playlist with suggestions of what you think should be included and why, head to their blog here which explains all the ways you can get involved.
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