folkcast096-May2014logoFrom the sunny streets of an idealised England to doomed romances both modern and ancient… From a trip to the bathroom to a journey to the Far East… From murderous gangs of lovers to deep-voiced deadly goblins…From a wooden man to a wee man…From the battle of Agincourt to a fight defused by tea and biscuits…It's all in this month's edition of FolkCast!

The best in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music from the UK and around the world.

Music featured:
Sunshine Street
by The Men With Strong Arms
from the album "Sunshine Street"

Closer Than You Thought
by Crafting For Foes
from the EP "Love Is Scorned"

In The Garden
by Avital Raz
from the album "The Believer"

Letting Go
by Daria Kulesh
from the album "Eternal Child"

by Crossharbour
from the album "Crossharbour"

Daisy In The Sun/Trip To The Bathroom
by Fifteen String Trio
Unreleased track

Shoe Strings
by The Rambling Roots
from the EP "The Rambling Roots"

"Grim And Grimy Folk"
The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow
by Tammerlin
from the album "Wind Horses"
What's your nomination for the Grimmest, Grimiest folk song there ever was?
Let us know by email and we could feature it in a future edition of FolkCast!

In The Hall Of The Mountain King
by Gavin Pennycook
from the album "Octave Fiddle"

Fantasia On The Yorkshire Anthem
by Simon Mayor
from the album "The Art Of The Mandolin"

Bet Beesley & Her Wooden Man
by Megson
from the album "In A Box"

Diminutive Man
by Bridie Jackson & The Arbour
from the album "New Skin"

Babba presents The Story Behind The Song
A tale of blood, mud and diarrhea, being the battle of
as celebrated in song by
Mather & Robinson
on their 2014 album "In Time"

Lovely Cup Of Tea
by The Young 'Uns
from the album "Never Forget"

For full details and links to artists' websites, see the ShowNotes at