Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Today's playlist

Christmas & Best of 2011 selections from Colin & Wes

Willow Lane Primary School - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

The Carrivick Sisters - Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Colin's Best Duo)

Bert Jansch - Bird Song (Sadly Missed)

Seth Lakeman - Lady of the Sea (Best Festival - Folk By The Oak)

Hanjan - Allerleirauh (Soundclouder of the Year)

Steve Knightley - Hook of Love (Colin's Album of the Year - Live in Somerset)

The Existence of Harvey Lord - If Thou Art A Demon then I Will Destroy Thee (Wes's Album of the Year - Yoke)

The Low Countries - Carry On Christmas (Most Played Local Band on OTBT)

Jens Lekman - Draw A Dinosaur For Me (Wes's Gig of the Year)

Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds - London's Calling (Colin's Gig of the Year)

Barclay Bunch - Fear of Change (OTBT Superfan Award - David Barclay)

Emily Smith - Gypsy Davy (Best Female Vocalist)

Herb Alpert - Spanish Flea (The Martin Family Most Played Song of the Year)

Friday, 16 December 2011

Top Tens of 2011

 Top Ten UK Folk Albums of 2011

 Steve Knightley - Live In Somerset
 Emily Smith - Traiveller's Joy
 The Carrivick Sisters - From The Fields
 Ian Morrison & Daibhidh Martin - Haunted Bird
 The Bailey Sisters - After Silence, Music
 Kevin Henderson - Fin Da Laand Ageen
 Pilgrim's Way - Wayside Courtesies
 Merry Hell - Blink... and you miss it
 Fairport Convention - Festival Bell
 Battlefield Band - Line Up

 Top 10 Live Acts of 2011

 Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds
 Seasick Steve w/ John Paul Jones
 Seth Lakeman
 Show of Hands
 Martin Simpson w/ Andy Cutting & Andy Seward
 The Richard Thompson Band
 Karine Polwart Trio
 Hayseed Dixie
 Jamie Smith's Mabon

 10 Most Played Local Artists of 2011

 The Low Countries
 The Existence of Harvey Lord
 The Long Lost Band
 New Zealand Story
 Idiot Johnson
 Jo Gillot
 Ewan Scarlett & Friends
 Marc Nellis
 Jess Thomas
 Paul Levy

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Today's playlist

A predominantly female line-up on today's show with an instrumental track by Michael Chapman (for Sam)

Chris While & Julie Matthews - On My Way
Ane Brun - The Treehouse
Karine Polwart - Daisy
Sally Ford & the Outside Sound - Where Did You Go
Anais Mitchell - When The Chips Are Down
Kathryn Williams - No One To Blame
Kate Bush - This Woman's Work
Jesca Hoop - Murder of Birds
Michael Chapman - Ponchatoulah
Allysen Callery - Little Star
The Bailey Sisters - Summerisle
Leslie Feist - Gatekeeper
Kami Thompson - Don't Bother Me
This is the Kit - Birchwood Beaker

Friday, 9 December 2011

Wes' playlists from November

Playlist from Wes' first solo show on 22nd of November

Dark Captain - Long Distance Driver
King Creosote - Bats in the Attic
Koryo Saito - Frozen Castle
Megan Henwood - song
Ronan Kearney - DADGADset
Nancy Elisabeth - song
Eddie Vedder - Rise
Jay Stansfield - Set Sail
James Edge - Whistle Stop
The Existence of Harvey lord - Suitcase

Wes' selections from the show he did with Reza on 29th of November

The Workers - Lets Work Together
karen O - Rumpus
The Clash - Career Opportunities
Billy Bragg - There is power in a Union
Chris Wood - Fathers Song
Xavier Rudd - GBA

"Off The Beaten Tracks" on Diversity FM
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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Local music playlist

The Long Lost Band - Something Came Out of the Dark/Survival
Dan Haywood's New Hawks - John's Shoes
Idiot Johnson - A Free Man In Preston
Paul Levy - On The Hill
Jesta - I Still Would Have Fallen
Stealing Sheep - Your Saddest Song
Stephen Hudson - Talluhlah
Thyme Machine - I Woke Up On The Planet of the Apes
The Low Countries - Carry On Christmas
Marc Nellis - Don't Take My Bottle
Ewan Scarlett & Friends - The Leaving
Jo Gillot - Knock-Shouldered
Howard Haigh's Lava - Highland Fling

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Saturday's fundraiser & Barnbox Christmas Party

Many thanks to everyone who came along to the Diversity FM fundraiser open mic night at the Gregson on Saturday. We raised a total of £150. Despite the PA giving out half way through the evening we carried on unplugged and demonstrated that in a small venue you don't always need amplification if the singers have loud enough voices and people keep quiet!

Special mention should go to Nigel of The Low Countries and Marc Nellis for their help setting up and clearing up before and after the event along with Eleanor and Jess who tried to get the PA back up and running. Also thanks to all the staff and volunteers from Diversity (especially Reza and Banksy) who helped publicise the evening and who came along on the night. 

I will be back on air next Tuesday after my two week break and the plan is to feature the best local music of 2011. So if there's a track you'd like to hear, please let me or Wes know.

One gig to mention is the The Barnbox Christmas Party with Stealing Sheep and Stephen Hudson & The Fiat Pandas which is taking place at the Yorkshire House in Lancaster on Sunday the 11th December. It's an early start with doors opening at 7 and the first band on at 7:30pm. Also on the bill are All We Are and The Bear Around Your Neck. Tickets are £5 on the door, £4 advance available from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/143976


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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Today's playlist

Jamie Smith's Mabon - The Hustler
Fairport Convention - The Hanging Song
Davy Graham - Don't Think Twice It's Alright
Martin Simpson - Masters of War
Billy Bragg - Between The Wars
State of Undress - Take Me To The Leader
Elbow Jane - The Boldest Blood
Nancy Kerr & James Fagin - Sweet Peace
Cara Dillon - There Were Roses
Show of Hands - Scratch
Ella Edmondson - Breathe
Kevin Henderson - Da Foula Reel \ Tilly Plump

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Today's playlist

You can download the Jessica Lawson track plus much more at

Kami Thompson - Tick Tock
Bret Anderson - A Different Place
Jessica Lawson - Lorelai
Steve Martin - The Crow
The Low Countries - Summer's Last Hurrah
Eddie Vedder - Tonight You Belong To Me
Sam Carter - Next of Kin
Robyn Hitchcock - Glass Hotel
Dan Melrose - Mary
Beck - Already Dead
Emma Forman - Love Spell
Sam Amidon - Fall on my Knees

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

This week's playlist

Steve Earle - The Graveyard Shift
Suzy Thompson - In The Pines
Greenheart - Bone
Angie Palmer - From A Blue Plains View
Richard Thompson - Razor Dance
Hugh Cornwell - Delightful Nightmare
Gin Goblins - Hammerama
Bird - Phantoms
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Ghost of a Dog
June Tabor - Cold and Raw
Kate Rusby - Sweet William's Ghost
Kathryn Roberts - The Drowned Lovers
Bill Malkin & The band Wagon - The Ghost of the Mary Rose
New Zealand Story - Wolves & Ravens

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

This week's playlist

Billy Bragg with Kirsty MacColl - Greetings To The New Brunette
Kathryn Williams & Neil MacColl - 6 am Corner
Pilgrim's Way - The Handweaver & The Factory Maid
Dave Greening, Barclaybunch & Oliver Sadie - He Returns Home
Jackson C Frank - Milk and Honey
Annie Lennox - Don't Let It Bring You Down
Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds - Once in a Lifetime
Josephine Foster - Celebrant's Song
Jens Lekman - Be Good
The Midden - Music or Something
Andrew Bird - Why

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

This week's playlist

Pentangle - Light Flight
Rab Noakes - How Can I Believe In You
The Carrivick Sisters - Song of the Night
O'Death - Busted Old Church
Merry Hell - The Crooked Man
Beth Orton - It's Not The Spotlight
Oren Lavie - Ruby Rises
The Existence of Harvey Lord - Chirp
Ottersgear - The Top of the Stair
Paul Levy - The Battle They Said It Was Over
Dogman - Avalanche
Mad Pudding - New Canadian Old Time Set

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Bert Jansch Special

In memory of Scottish folk musician and founding member of Pentangle,
Bert Jansch (3 November 1943 – 5 October 2011).

Bert Jansch - Finches
Bert Jansch - Strolling Down The Highway
Bert Jansch - Henry Martin
Bert Jansch - Rosemary Lane
Bert Jansch - The Waggoner's Lad
Brownie McGhee - The Way I Feel
Bert Jansch - Needle of Death
Bert Jansch - Dragonfly
Pentangle - Springtime Promises
Bert Jansch - All This Remains (vocals by Hope Sandoval)
Bert Jansch - Black Swan
Bert Jansch - Lucky Thirteen

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Today's playlist

The first Tuesday edition of the show goes out at 9pm this evening. Wes and I were in bright and early this morning recording the show so here's the playlist -

Steeleye Span - New York Girls
Fling - Shady Grove
Fairport Convention - Autopsy
Sufjan Stevens - The Mistress Witch From McClure
Amy Duncan - Walk Away
Dave Greening - Jet Stream
Crosby & Nash - The Lee Shore
Idiot Johnson - Northern Rain
Matthew Connor - See You Again
Chris & Kellie While - Van Diemen's Land

Intro and outro music Kate Rusby - Elfin Knight 

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Friday, 30 September 2011

Today's playlist

The final Friday show. Tune in at 9pm on Tuesdays from now on.

Gogol Bordello - To Rise Above
Kat Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - No Rest For The Wicked
Laura Marlin - Tap At My Window
Broker Is Jonathan - Naked Girl and a Guitar
Jon Redfern - Lost
The Low Countries - Goodbye (not)
Jof Walters - Safe From Harm
John Shuttleworth - I Can't Go Back To Savoury Now
Gin Goblins - Sleepy Hollow
Bergman    Ever Since
Wes Martin - The Clear & Brightening Sky
Gemma Hayes - Evening Sun
Kate Rusby - Elfin Knight

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Final lunchtime edition of the show

Yes, due to major changes to the schedule at Diversity FM from Monday the 3rd of October, this week's show will be the final live lunchtime broadcast of Off The Beaten Tracks. 

The show will be moving to 9pm on Tuesdays from next week.

So please do try and tune in on Friday at 1pm and drop us a text or email as this will be your last opportunity. 

On this Friday's playlist we have The Low Countries and Wes Martin from Lancaster, new tracks from Soundcloud including Broker Is Jonathan and established artists including Kat Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Gogol Bordello and Kate Rusby. 

Tune in to Diversity on 103.5FM in the Lancaster and Morecambe area or listen online via the web site - www.diversityfm.co.uk

Email : studio@diversityfm.co.uk

Text : 07940 90 20 95

Friday, 23 September 2011

Today's playlist

Here's the playlist of the penultimate lunchtime edition of Off The Beaten Tracks. We will be moving to an evening slot in w\c 3rd October. Next week will be a request show so let Wes or me know what you'd like to hear.

R.E.M. - Wall of Death
Lambert & Nuttycombe - Ode To Drugan
Jennifer Crook - Come September
Hannah & Demis - Eve At The Tree
Ash Mandrake - Love Magic
Gillian Welch - Scarlet Town
Merry Hell - This Time
The Weary Band - I Am Green As Well
The Gentle Good - The Ocean Is King
Jonathan Byrd - Dungarees Overalls
Marc Black - Moment After Dawn
Tracy Moore - Mumbles the Cat

Friday, 16 September 2011

Today's playlist

Hayseed Dixie - Rockin' In the Free World
Return To Normal - Nothing Here
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bats in the Attic
Jess Thomas - In Between The Cracks
Sam Amidon - Saro
Tom McCarthy - Clasped To The Pig
Oliver Sadie - Eternal Echo
Elbow Jane - Ode To Icarus
Chris & Kellie While - Neptune
David Ferrard - I Want To Be With You
Chris Stout's Brazilian Theory - Maria Rosa

This Friday's show \ Diversity FM news

Tune in at 1pm today for one of the final lunchtime editions of Off The Beaten Tracks. From October there will be major changes to the Diversity FM schedule with specialist music shows like mine being moved to the evening. This will probably mean that all my shows from next month will be pre-recorded.

Today I will be joined by Wes Martin and we'll be playing tracks by Mercury Music Award nominees King Creosote & Jon Hopkins plus some Hayseed Dixie, Jess Thomas and Tom McCarthy.

Check out the new-look Diversity FM web site.

"Off The Beaten Tracks" on Diversity FM
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Friday, 2 September 2011

Today's playlist

Kenny Young & The Eggplants - Earl The Squirrel
Christy Moore - Rory Is Gone
Mary Hampton - Florence Foster Jenkins
Stephen Hudson - Kevin
Marc Black - Scott's Bungalow
Kris Kristofferson - Me and Bobby McGee
Angie Palmer - Hey Lazarus!
Cherish The Ladies - Betsy Belle & Mary Gray
Uiscedwr - Neptune
Ewan Scarlett - Song For Christopher
Daisy Chapman - Marry Mary
Richard Thompson - Shane & Dixie
Mrs Ackroyd Band - Sloop John A


Hayseed Dixie
Thursday 15 September
Tickets £17.50 8pm
Morecambe Platform

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Friday, 26 August 2011

Today's playlist

Cara Dillon - Never In A Million Years
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Psycho Killer
Julee Cruise - Into The Night
The Low Countries - Still Time
Holika - Corner of a Circle
Linda Thompson - Weary Life
Richard & Linda Thompson - A Heart Needs A Home
Simon Jaymes - She's A Lady
Charlie Barker - Poppies
Pilgrim's Way - Tarry Trousers
Paul Levy - Never A Word
Peatbog Faeries - Room 215

"Off The Beaten Tracks" on Diversity FM
Fridays at 1pm, repeated 8pm & Sunday at 4pm
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Friday, 19 August 2011

Today's playlist

Thanks to Marc Nellis & Jess Thomas who played live in the studio today. See them at the Yorkshire House next Saturday. Details below.

Joni Mitchell - Chelsea Morning
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies - The Lost Piper
Marc Nellis - Untitled (Desmond's Lonely Feet)
Marc Nellis - You Must Know This By Now
Neil Young - Sail Away
Bruise - Don't Make Me Wait
Jess Thomas - Northern Rain
The Carrivick Sisters - Flowers With Jamie
Jess Thomas - Inbetween The Cracks
The Bailey Sisters - Stretford & Northern May Song
Peter Knight's Gigspanner - Picnic

"Off The Beaten Tracks" on Diversity FM
Fridays at 1pm, repeated 8pm & Sunday at 4pm
103.5 FM in the Lancaster & Morecambe area
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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

This Friday's show

It's a pre-recorded show this week as I'll be at Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival on Friday. The last two tracks are live versions recorded at Cropredy in 2007 and 2002.

Fairport Convention - The Festival Bell
Kat Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Hunter Man
Hayseed Dixie - Black Dog
UB40 - Food For Thought
Bill Malkin & John Sylvester - Cropredy Musical Fair
Judy Dyble - Summer Gathers
The Dylan Project - Someone's Gotta Hold of my Heart
The Coral - In The Morning
Seasick Steve - Underneath a Blue and Cloudless Sky
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What A Waste!
Fairport Convention - Medley : The Lark In The Morning, Rakish Paddy, Fox-Hunter's Jig, Toss The Feathers
Fairport Convention - Meet on the Ledge

"Off The Beaten Tracks" on Diversity FM
Fridays at 1pm, repeated 8pm & Sunday at 4pm
103.5 FM in the Lancaster & Morecambe area
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Friday, 5 August 2011

Today's playlist

Alison Krauss & Union Station - Take Me For Longing
Eric Bibb - Delia's Gone
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Trouble In Your Mind
Seasick Steve - You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Climbing On Top Of The Hill
Dolly Parton - Little Sparrow
Linda Thompson - Dear Mary
Iain Morrison & Daibhidh Martin - Greatest Painter of Night
Roddy Frame - Small World
Kate Bush - Love and Anger
Fairport Convention - Rising For The Moon
Iain Morrison & Daibhidh Martin - Taketori
Peatbog Faeries - Ascent of Conival

"Off The Beaten Tracks" on Diversity FM
Fridays at 1pm, repeated 8pm & Sunday at 4pm
103.5 FM in the Lancaster & Morecambe area
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Friday, 29 July 2011

Today's playlist

My thanks to Harvey Lord for coming in to the studio today. His new album titled Yoke will be released in September or October. More info at http://www.myspace.com/theexistenceofharveylord

The Bad Shepherds - I Fought The Law
Johnny Cash - Man In Black
Gillian Welch - Six White Horses
The Existence of Harvey Lord - Sky Belugas
Jonathan Byrd - Reckon I Did
King Creosote - I'll Fly By The Seat Of My Pants
Nick Drake - Things Behind The Sun
Show of Hands - Country Life
The Existence of Harvey Lord - Ill Bell
America - Sandman
Gillian Welch - The Way It Goes

"Off The Beaten Tracks" on Diversity FM
Fridays at 1pm, repeated 8pm & Sunday at 4pm
103.5 FM in the Lancaster & Morecambe area
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Friday, 22 July 2011

Today's playlist

Seth Lakeman - The Bold Knight
Karine Polwart - I'm Gonna Do It All
Richard Thompson - Bad Again
Jennifer Crook - Merry-Go-Round
Battlefield Band - That's How Strong My Love Is
Kat Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - No Rest For The Wicked
Rosered - Turtle Race Turtle Power
Jonathan Byrd - Father's Day
Stevie Palmer - Heartprint Shadow
Battlefield Band - The Great White Herring

"Off The Beaten Tracks" on Diversity FM
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103.5 FM in the Lancaster & Morecambe area
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Friday, 15 July 2011

Today's playlist

Hope you enjoyed the animal theme on today's show. Next week will see the first ever live session on Off The Beaten Tracks when Wes and I will be joined by Harvey Lord.

The Pogues - Wild Cats of Kilkenny
James Yorkston - The Year of the Leopard
Bill Malkin & John Sylvester - Hunting With The Hounds
Nancy Kerr & James Fagin - I Am The Fox
Didi Bergman - Bird
Emily Smith - Butterfly
John Renbourn - Goat Island
The Bailey Sisters - The Cuckoo
Mrs Ackroyd Band - Krill
Dan Melrose - The Horse
Harvey Lord - Dead Hen
KT Tunstall - White Bird
Malinky - The Drunken Duck


Lancaster Spotlight
15 July Doors open 8pm
Music from TLC and Mollie Baxter
Storey Institute, Meeting House Lane

Moll Baxter Band, Po)))nies, Jo Gillot & Cam Crook
16 July · 21:00 - 00:00
Golden Lion, Lancaster

Stuart Anthony's Long Lost Band + Dave Rybka & The Victorian Dad Band
16 July · 20:30 - 23:30
Yorkshire House, Parliament Street, Lancaster

Ken Nicol & Friends - Folk Night w/ Ashley Hutchings & Phil Cool
Saturday 16th July 7.30pm
part of Preston’s Riversway Festival
Preston Dock Estate
Tickets: £10 adults £8.50 concessions

"Off The Beaten Tracks" on Diversity FM
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103.5 FM in the Lancaster & Morecambe area
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Monday, 11 July 2011

Show info 8 July

Info on some of those I featured on last Friday's show...

Jennifer Crook - jennifercrook.com
New album 'Merry-Go-Round' produced by Boo Hewerdine and features guest vocals from Eddi Reader.
Released in the UK on 11th July 2011 by Proper.

Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll
Latest cd - 'Beneath the Black Tree'
Check out their new web site - englishfiddle.com

Battlefield Band - battlefieldband.co.uk
New cd 'Line-up' is released on the 18th July on Temple Records
'Song Composed in August' by Robert Burns is better known as 'Now Westlin Winds'

Jez Lowe - jezlowe.com
24 September "All Along The Wall" at Bury Met, Lancs
Julie Matthews, Rory McLeod, Ruth Notman, Boo Hewerdine and Jez Lowe were involved with this project of writing songs about Hadrian's Wall. Read more about it at...

In tribute to Mike Waterson, who died on the 22nd of June, I played a track by his sister Lal Waterson & her son Oliver Knight. 'The Flight of the Pelican' is taken from 'Once In A Blue Moon' released in 1996.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Today's playlist

The Carrivick Sisters - Today Is A Good Day
Jennifer Crook - Come September
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll - Flat Cap & Imperial Quickstep
Roger Wilson - Sick of the Working Life
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Willow Tree
Battlefield Band - Song Composed In August
Martin Stephenson & The Daintees - Crocodile Cryer
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies - It's A Champion Life
Bella Hardy - Young Edmund
Lal Waterson & Olly Knight - The Flight of the Pelican
Jennifer Crook - One Little Song
Gigspanner - Si Beg Si Mor

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

24 June Playlist

Better late than never! I've been away on holiday. And last Friday's show was a repeat of the one that went out on 22 April.

Nancy Kerr & James Fagin - Queen of Waters
Iain Morrison & Dai Martin - Walls
Kat Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Skip and Jump
Kathryn Tickell - Yeavering
The Bailey Sisters - Navigator
Blanket Apology - Changes
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies - The Judas Bus
The Carrivick Sisters - Early, Early In The Spring
Hayseed Dixie - Running With The Devil
Free Reed Band - Westmorland
Arlo Guthrie - Ukulele Lady
Seth Lakeman - Tiny World

Friday, 17 June 2011

Today's playlist

It's the 3rd anniversary of my first show on Diversity so I chose some of my favourites for today's show.

Kris Drever - Harvest Gypsies
Kate Rusby - Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Dick Gaughan - Erin Go Bragh
Jo Gillot - River Pinn
Rachel Unthank & the Winterset - Blackbird
Show of Hands - The Napoli
Cara Dillon - She Moved Through The Fair
Christy Moore - Missing You
New Zealand Story - Not Like The Films
Richard Thompson - Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands

Track played during the gig guide was Buckfast by Blazin' Fiddles

Friday, 10 June 2011

Today's playlist

Hope you enjoyed the ukulele music on the show today. Next week is my 3rd anniversary of broadcasting on Diversity FM so I'll be playing some of my favourites.

George Harrison - Any Road
The Low Countries - If Only
Amanda Palmer - No Surprises
Jake Shimabukuro - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
George Formby - With My Little Ukulele in my Hand
Beirut - Postcards from Italy
Fairport Convention - Ukulele Central
Joe Brown - I'll See You In My Dreams
Dean Martin - Makin' Love Ukulele Style
Eddie Vedder - Without You
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Wuthering Heights

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

This Friday's show

Wes, aka @ukuleleboy on Twitter, has decided on a ukulele theme for this week's show. So expect tracks by George Harrison, Fairport Convention, Jake Shimabukuro and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

Tune in on Friday at 1pm for Off The Beaten Tracks on Diversity 103.5FM

Listen online at www.diversityfm.co.uk

Friday, 3 June 2011

Today's playlist

Richard & Linda Thompson - When I Get To the Border
The Beatles - Two of Us
The Once - Three Fishers
Robb Johnson - Man Walks into a Pub
Free Reed Band - Villafiord
Stevie Palmer - Everybody Knows
The Mamas & The Papas - Dream A Little Dream of Me
Kami Thompson - Oh World
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies - Watter's Coming Annie
Pentangle - Maid That's Deep In Love
Rock Salt & Nails - I'm Looking Through You
Karine Polwart - 12345
Blazin' Fiddles - Strolkas

Friday, 27 May 2011

Today's playlist

Dylan at 70 playlist

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
Bob Dylan - If You See Her Say Hello
Bob Dylan - Blind Willie McTell
The Dylan Project - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Fairport Convention - Jack O'Diamonds
Judy Collins - Masters of War
Bob Dylan - Mr Tambourine Man
Johnny Cash & June Carter - It Ain't Me Babe
Patti Smith - Wicked Messenger
Hugh Cornwell - 24/7
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman - The Ballad of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changing

Friday, 20 May 2011

Today's playlist

Hope you enjoyed today's show with the theme of water, rivers, the sea etc. Next week is a Bob Dylan at 70 request show so let us know what you'd like to hear.

The Levellers - Riverflow
America - Riverside
Angie Palmer - The Fiery Lake
Ane Brun - Sleeping By the Fyris River
Kris Drever - Braw Sailin' on the Sea
I Am Kloot - The Same Deep Water As Me
The Poozies - Black Eyed Susan
The Bailey Sisters - Summerisle
Gravenhurst - The Diver
John Mellencamp - To the River
Richard Hawley - The Ocean

Links - baileysisters.co.uk

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Friday the 13th show

A day late with the blog as I've been away for a couple of days. Hopefully the show went out ok. The repeat should be going out on Sunday at 4pm.

Smoke Fairies - Strange Moon Rising
John Renbourn - I Know My Babe
Charlie Barker - New Horizons
Radiohead - Exit Music (For A Film)
The Imagined Village - Scarborough Fair
Roger Wilson - Where My Feet Are Going I Don't Know
Bellowhead - One May Morning Early
Skerryvore - On The Road
Jo Gillot - Travelling Raft
The Bad Shepherds - London Calling
Flook - The Tortoise & The Hare

Friday, 6 May 2011

Today's playlist

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - Munster Milk \ Mrs O'Sullivan's
Kathryn Tickell - Alan & Catherine's Wedding Jig
Le Loup - Canto I
The Balkanics - Warsaw
Koryo Saito - Stone Magic
Andy Cutting - Potato \ Theatre
Nick Drake - Sunday
Stuart Anthony's Long Lost Band - The Hawk
Eddie Vedder - Tuolumne
John Renbourn - Lady Nothing's Toye Puffe
Mark T - Packington's Pound
Belle & Sebastian - Fuck This Shit
Gallowglass Ceili Band - Bonny Kate \ Woman of the House \ Maid Behind The Bar
Gigspanner - Untitled bonus track

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Gigs, links etc

Another gig to tell you about, happening this Tuesday the 3rd of May. The duo Cassard are performing at The Gregson on Moor Lane in Lancaster. It starts at 7:30pm and tickets are £8 \ £6 concession.

The evening will begin with a concert spot of around one hour, followed by a ‘Bal-Folk’ with Christoph leading and explaining dances from France, Brittany, Germany, and elsewhere.


Also, check out the OTBT page on Facebook where I post comments and updates and sneak previews of tracks coming up on the next show.


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Friday, 29 April 2011

Today's playlist

An English theme to today's show as it was St George's Day last Saturday.

Steeleye Span - Hard Times of Old England
Fairport Convention - Wouldn't Say No
Darwin Song Project - Heavy in my Hand
The Beatles - Girl
Stuart Anthony's Long Lost Band - For My Sins
The Icicle Works - The Needle & The Damage Done
Moll Baxter - Red Lady
Ottersgear - Castle of Cold Comforts
Richard Thompson - See My Friends
Tiny Tin Lady - Love Is A Duel
Merry Hell - One More Day
Billy Bragg - England Half English
Kat Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - The Badger Set

Friday, 22 April 2011

Today's playlist

Today's show featured 4 artists on the Greentrax Recordings label* - http://www.greentrax.com/

Jonathan Byrd - Cackalack
Didi Bergman - Jules and Jim
Ewan Robertson - Ride Away*
Annlaug - Sveve Heim
Steve Knightley - Hook of Love
Megson - The Cabman
Malinky - The Ploughboy and the Maid*
Judy Dyble - Talking With Strangers
Marc Black - Ooh I Love My Coffee
Stevie Palmer - Just A Smile*
Emily Smith - Somewhere Along the Road
Rua MacMillan - Jigs*

Friday, 15 April 2011

Today's playlist

Hope you enjoyed the Songs from Films theme on today's show. Apologies to any Radiohead fans for the 45 seconds of "Exit Music". I'll play it in full on a future show.

John Barry - Theme to Midnight Cowboy
Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Ween - Japanese Cowboy
The Soggy Bottom Boys - In The Jailhouse Now
Daniel Johnston - Come See Me Tonight
Seu Jorges - Rebel Rebel
Kris Kristofferson - Crippled Crow
Smog - Vessel In Vain
Julee Cruise - Questions in a World of Blue
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
Radiohead - Exit Music (For A Film)

The films and TV series these songs were from were : Midnight Cowboy, Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid, Morvern Callar, O Brother Where Art Thou?, My So Called Life, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, A Star Is Born, Dead Man's Shoes, Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me, Once and After.Life

Friday, 8 April 2011

Today's playlist

Dave 'Swarb' Swarbrick at 70

Fairport Convention - Walk Awhile
Feast of Fiddles - Geronimo's Cadillac
Ewan Scarlett & Friends - Song for Christopher
Ponies - Begin Again Again
Charlie Barker - Naked
Fairport Convention - Matty Groves
Bert Jansch - Gypsy Dave
New Zealand Story - Not Every Moment Rules
Idiot Johnson - A Free Man In Preston
Annlaug - Ord Som Fell
Swarb's Lazarus - Kilty Town \ The Road To Cashel \ Dog Big and Dog Little

Friday, 1 April 2011

Today's playlist

Show of Hands - Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed
Jesca Hoop - Summertime
Karine Polwart - Harder To Walk These Days Than Run
Uiscedwr - Germs
The Low Countries - Brian Cox's Locks
Sharon King - Ordinary Girl
This Is The Kit - We Need Our Knees
Cara Dillon - False False
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - The Maid With the Bonny Brown Hair
Vin Garbutt - The Lovers Ghost
The Wurzels - I Want To Be An Eddie Stobart Driver

Friday, 25 March 2011

Today's playlist

Off The Bluegrass Tracks...

Hayseed Dixie - Blind Beggar Breakdown
New Lost City Ramblers - Keep On The Sunny Side
Jonathan Byrd - Chicken Wire
Steve Martin - Clawhammer Medley
Banjo Remedy - Cast Away
Dolly Parton - Marry Me
Baskery - Haunt You
The Handsome Family - My Beautiful Bride
The Stanley Brothers - Man of Constant Sorrow
The Greenbriar Boys - I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When
Matt Bauer - Sea Lion
16 Horsepower - Strawfoot
Dave Alvin - Blue Wing
Dolly Parton - I Get A Kick Out of You
Jonathan Byrd - White Oak Wood
Hayseed Dixie - Duelling Banjos

Friday, 18 March 2011

Today's playlist

Jake Thackray - Sister Josephine
The Ian McMillan Orchestra - The Shanty Attacker
Kate Rusby - Village Green Preservation Society
James Edge - The Wolves
Magpahi - Friendship
Billy Bragg - Waiting For The Great Leap Forward
Show of Hands - The Worried Well
Seth Lakeman - Lady of the Sea
The Existence of Harvey Lord - Who Dreams
Ruth Notman - The Life of Lily
Sam & The Plants - Shadow
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - Blue's Gaen Oot o' the Fashion

Friday, 11 March 2011

Today's playlist

Michelle Shocked - When I Grow Up
Jill Jackson - All of the Colours
Jesta - Scully Said
Stuart Anthony's Long Lost Band - The Big Light Secret
Bill Callahan - Night
Linda Thompson - Blue and Gold
Clayhill - Afterlight
Wes Martin - The Bus Song
Sharon King & The Nevernever Cowboys - Fair Sailing
Josh T Pearson - Drive Her Out
Roy Harper - When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease



Friday, 4 March 2011

Today's playlist

Cover versions - (originals in brackets)

Beausoleil - Valerie (Richard Thompson)
The Be Good Tanyas - House of the Rising Sun (trad)
Christy Moore - America You Are Not The World (Morrissey)
Eric Bibb - Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes (Taj Mahal)
Indigo Girls - Midnight Train To Georgia (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
Amanda Palmer - No Surprises (Radiohead)
Karan Casey - The Fiddle and The Drum (Joni Mitchell)
Ewan Robertson - (1952) Vincent Black Lightning (Richard Thompson)
Chris Bradley - Your Close Friend (Rev Edward W Clayborn)
Susanna & The Magical Orchestra - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode)
Doves - Willow's Song (Magnet, Wicker Man soundtrack)
Fairport Convention - You Ain't Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan)

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Local artists on OTBT

As we are required to keep a note of all our playlists at Diversity FM and with it approaching 3 years since I first got involved at the YMCA, I thought it would be interesting to compile a list of those Lancaster & Morecambe based artists who I have featured on the show (plus one or two others like April Maybe May). And if there are any local bands or singers you think should be getting airplay, please let me know! Many thanks to all those of you who have sent CD's or mp3s to us at Diversity.

Number of times featured on "Off The Beaten Tracks" (since 27 June 2008)

April Maybe May - 9
Cameron Crook - 1
Dan Haywood's New Hawks - 8
Greenheart - 4
Idiot Johnson - 7
Jess Thomas - 10
Jo Gillot - 17
Jo Gillot & Wes Martin - 4
Joanne Levey - 4
John Rigby - 9
Kish McGuire - 3
Kriss Foster - 2
Lava - 2
New Zealand Story - 5
Ottersgear - 8
Ponies - 5
Rich Tea - 14
Stephen Hudson - 9
Stuart Anthony - 16
The Balkanics - 2
The Existence of Harvey Lord - 11
The Low Countries - 18
The Thyme Machine - 1
Turnstone - 4
Uncle Jeff - 1

Friday, 25 February 2011

Today's playlist

The show featured various singers and bands from Lancaster. Click on the links for more info & music.

The Levellers - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Dan Haywood's New Hawks - Killer of Men
Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Hunter Man
Stuart Anthony's Long Lost Band - Refuge
Emily Smith - Dreams & Lullabies
Idiot Johnson - Astronauts
The Low Countries - Learning In The Ways of Love
New Zealand Story - Hey Boy
Ewan Robertson - Doesn't Get Better Than This
Jo Gillot - Sandals
Cream - Wrapping Paper

Friday, 18 February 2011

Today's playlist

Hope you enjoyed the Cajun tracks I featured on today's show. They were all from a 2002 compilation titled 'Cajun Music - The Essential Collection' on Rounder Records

Steve Knightley - The Girl From The North Country
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
Suzy Thompson - Kennedy Rag
Coteau - Grand Mamou
Magnolia Sisters - La Fleur De La Jeunesse
Jo-El Sonnier - Evangeline Special
Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys - Tes Parents Veulent Plus Me Voir
Balfa Toujours - J'ai Vu Le Loup, Le Renard et la Belette
Steve Knightley - Stop Copying Me
Megson - The Handloom Weaver & The Factory Maid
Steeleye Span - Saucy Sailor
Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenburg & Edgar Meyer - Monkey Bay

Friday, 11 February 2011

Today's playlist

Fairport Convention - Breakfast In Mayfair
Dan Haywood - Fear of Lightning
Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Off To California
Birdengine - Alone With The Beast Folk
Martin Simpson - Peggy & The Soldier
Stephen Hudson - Hailstorm Waltz
June Tabor - Genesis Hall
Josh T Pearson - Sweetheart I Ain't Your Christ
Rosie Doonan - I Need You Around
Chris Wood - Hollow Point
Fairport Convention - Rui's Guitar

Friday, 4 February 2011

Today's playlist

Steve Knightley - Downbound Train
Thin Lizzy - Honesty Is No Excuse
Moll Baxter & Ponies - Thieves
The Thyme Machine - Ghost Walk
John Shuttleworth - I Can't Go Back To Savoury Now
Rua MacMillan - Traditionally Incorrect
Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Fleetwood  Fair
Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Our House
Joni Mitchell - This Flight Tonight
America - Sister Golden Hair
Heidi Talbot - Music Tree
Bellowhead - Cold Blows The Wind
Rua MacMillan - Taxi

Friday, 28 January 2011

Today's playlist

Thanks to Nigel Parrington for guesting on today's show. Check out The Low Countries at www.myspace.com/thelowcountries

The Low Countries - A JourneyNick Cave - Love Letter
Darwin Song Project - We'll Hunt Him Down
Tom Robinson - War Baby
Emily Smith - Gypsy Davy
June Tabor - Strange Affair
Cara Dillon - Johnny, Lovely Johnny
Ron Sexsmith - Gold In Them Hills
Malinky - The Broomfield Hill
The High Ones - Blueberry Smile

Friday, 21 January 2011

Today's playlist

Hope you enjoyed today's request show. You can ask for requests at any time, just email studio@diversityfm.co.uk and put 'FAO Colin Bertram' in the subject line.

Smoke Fairies - Strange Moon Rising
Gerry Rafferty - Whatever's Written in your Heart
Eilen Jewell - Rich Man's World
Michael Chapman - The Mallard
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
The Angels of Light - Untitled Love Song
Emily Smith - Waltzing's For Dreamers
Richard Thompson - Stumble On
Queen - Who Needs You
Nick Drake - Harvest Breed
REM - Try Not To Breathe

Friday, 14 January 2011

Today's playlist

Next week will be a request show. Let us know what you'd like to hear. You  can email me at colin@wintonwebdesign.co.uk

The Watersons - Here We Come A-Wassailing
John Kirkpatrick - The Green Man
The Existence of Harvey Lord - Golden Light
Martin Carthy - Scarborough Fair
Magpie Lane - Poor Frozen-Out Gardener
Megson - The Old Miner
Bruise - Maybes
Stuart Anthony's Long Lost Band - A Tale of Two Masters
Fairport Convention - The Wassail Song
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick - John Barleycorn
Cameron Crook - Wolves

Friday, 7 January 2011

Today's playlist

Today's show featured 3 tracks by Gerry Rafferty who died on the 4th of January 2011. Also 2 tracks by Richard Thompson who was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours.

Richard Thompson - Wall of Death
The Humblebums - Song For Simon
Julie Fowlis - Wind and Rain
The Low Countries - Wino
Ruth Notman - Here's To Belief
Ribbon Road - Pieces
Gerry Rafferty - The Maid of Culmore
Chris Bradley - At The Outpost
Richard Thompson - Here Comes Geordie
Darwin Song Project - Thinking Path
Didi Bergman - Sooner or Later
Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You
Gigspanner - Rolling Down The Bourne