Friday, 26 August 2016

Beyond Radio playlist 25 August

Here's last night's playlist. If you would like to be included on a future show or request something then please contact me on Twitter - @thebeatentracks - or via the Beyond Radio web site 

The Folk & Acoustic Music Show 25 Aug 2016

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Marrakesh Express (demo)
Indigo Girls - Closer To Fine
Cara Dillon - P Stands for Paddy (Lament for Johnny)
Paddy Garrigan & The Stroller Priests - Sea Monsters
Bellowhead - London Town
Broom Bezzums - Passing Through
Al Scorch - Slipknot
The High Bar Gang - Silver Dagger
Martin Stephenson - Little Red Bottle
Kris Drever & Eamonn Coyne - Moving On Song
Jenny Sturgeon - Running Free
Michelle Lewis - Running Back Home
Joni Mitchell - Chelsea Morning
Grateful Dead - Uncle John's Band

Here's the link to the Paddy Garrigan video

And links to upcoming gigs in Morecambe at the Hothouse and Platform including...

Friday 09 September
Roving Crows
The Platform

Saturday 10 September
The Baghdaddies
The Hothouse

Friday, 19 August 2016

First show on Beyond Radio

Here's last night's playlist with links to some of the tracks on YouTube. I thought the show went quite well though the two tracks I played one after the other could have done with a bit of a gap between them - that's something for me to bear in mind for the future. And I think that song by The Lovin' Spoonful came in automatically from the backup system, there having been a few seconds of silence before the Kim Edgar track. But it's early days at Beyond Radio and the odd technical hitch is to be expected. As the saying goes, to err is human but to make a real mess you need a computer.

Richard Thompson - Friday on my Mind
Ewan MacColl (with Kirsty MacColl) - The Manchester Rambler
Annie Keating - Coney Island
Will Pound - Waxy's
Clype - Now My Home
Kim Edgar - Things Crack Then Shatter
The Rails - Borstal
Natalie Merchant - After The Goldrush
Angie Palmer - The Secret Between The Sun and The Moon
The Alt - Going for a Soldier Jenny \ The Chandelier
Michael Chapman - The Mallard
Danny Schmidt - Bad Year For Cane
Rab Noakes & Barbara Dickson - (Don't Say) Money Doesn't Matter
Barrule - Europop Vona

Tune in every Thursday at 8pm for more folk, acoustic and Americana music on 103.5FM and online at

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

OTBT radio show 1 August

It's been a while since I recorded a show but I felt in the mood to do one after listening to Beyond Radio at the weekend which is the new community radio station based in Lancaster. I hope to be doing a folk music show on Beyond but need to attend an induction and training session before they'll let me loose on the airwaves. If you live in the Morecambe Bay area you can tune in on 103.5 FM.

I've also been to a couple of music festivals recently, the Village Pump Folk Festival in Wiltshire and the Cloudspotting festival here in Lancashire, though it may be in Yorkshire now as they've been messing about with the county borders to increase the size of the Dales. But I've included tracks by some of the bands and singers I saw at those festivals.

Listen to the show at

Kaela Rowan - Mary & the Gallant Soldier
Richard Thompson - Beatnik Walking
Megson - Burn Away
Barbara Dymock - Usher's Well
Kim Edgar - Anchor in the Sky
King Creosote - Not One Bit Ashamed
Michael Chapman - Prospector
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Cindy Girl
The Willows - Roseville Fair
The Proclaimers - Let's Get Married
Kaela Rowan - Bratach Bana
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams - The Trans-Slambovian Bipolar Express