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

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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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