Welcome to the very first in a new mix series from Folk Radio UK. Singing from the Floor will bring you folk music from the past and present. There will be tunes, traditional ballads, songs of political dissent and contemporary songs inspired by the folk tradition. It will celebrate all that is folk music and may even include the odd exclusive here and there.
In each mix, you’ll find a contrasting songs or tunes. In our first, The Furrow Collective (main image above and winners of this years Best Group at the BBC Folk Awards) give us their version of Wild Hog after an earlier version by Eunice Yeatts MacAlexander…and it closes with another version by Michael and Carrie Kline. The mix also features The Unthanks whom we recently interviewed here and The Young’uns who have a new album on the way very soon, read about it here.
Singing from the Floor No. 1 Playlist
Eunice Yeatts MacAlexander – Wild Hog In The Woods (extract)
The Furrow Collective – Wild Hog in the Woods
Andy Irvine And Paul Brady – Arthur McBride
Dan Dowd – Taimse i mo chodladh
Christy Moore – Cunla
Lal & Mike Waterson – Child Among The Weeds
Dick Gaughan – Sleepytoun
John Tams – The Traveller
Dave Swarbrick, Martin Carthy – Arthur Mcbride and the Sergeant
Mick Hanly & Micheal O Dhomhnaill – The Banks of Claudy
June Tabor – Young Johnstone (Live)
The Unthanks – Blue Bleezin Blind Drunk
Nancy Elizabeth – Cornfield
Eliza Carthy – Thirty-Foot Trailers
Ewan Mclennan – Jute Mill Song
The Young’uns – Jack Ironside
Michael and Carrie Kline – Bangum and the Wild Boar
Mix Image Photo Credit: Seth Tinsley via Alan Bearman press image.