In this month's show:

A feast of storytelling in song - two true tales of sporting endeavour that end in disaster and death; a biographical story of a young woman finding her identity while hitchhiking to Ireland; we visit the circus, and go to the beach, and we've a couple of songs by men with no name - or rather, men with two names. And we've another Story Behind The Song, with FolkCast's own badger-bothering, island dwelling history hobo, Babba. And after that, we'll hear about a pasta-based god and the Queen of Hearts, with not a jam tart in sight.

Geordieland by The Ree-Vahs!
from the album "Geordieland"

The Saucy Bold Robber by James Delarre and Saul Rose
from the album "Cabln Fever"

The Cockfight by Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar
from the album "The Call"

The Daring Lassie by Ange Hardy
from the album "The Lament Of The Black Sheep"

Sold To The Circus by Buffo's Wake
from the album "Carniphobia"

The Mansion Song by Orphan Jane
from the album "A Poke In The Eye"

Merry Tom by Lew Bear
from the album "Ripples"

Reason To Believe by Claire Boswell
from the album "Claire Boswell"

Waves In The Sea by Daniel Pearson
Single release

One Day At A Time by Blue Rose Code
from the album "The Ballads Of Peckham Rye"

Rain Down by Fifteen Days
from the EP "The Oldest Lie"

Babba presents The Story Behind The Song of…
Roll Alabama, by Bellowhead

Flying Spaghetti Monster by KARA
from the album "Waters So Deep"

The Queen Of Hearts by Martin and Eliza Carthy
from the album "The Moral Of The Elephant"

Ghost Of A Sailor by Pete Morton
from the album "Frappin' And Rambling"

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