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

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
Fridays at 1pm, repeated 8pm & Sunday at 4pm
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 -
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 -

Battlefield Band -
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 -
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