This month's programme reflects the growing appeal of Folk and Americana to wider and younger audiences.
Since its inception last year Walton Folk Festival has attracted fans of all ages. Ed Butcher, who with Caroline Smith, organises this great local event tells us what to expect on May 4th and their plans to make it even bigger next year.
The Luck tick so many boxes for modern must see music. We were so pleased that they were be able to play a live session for us and the harmonies of siblings Esmay and Max Luck excelled our expectations. There was also a first for Mainly Folk when part of it was live streamed on Twitch TV !
Hector Gilchrist's "The Song and the Story" recalls one of Robbie Burns’ amorous adventures in his excellent recording of ‘The Gowden Locks O’ Anna’.
Finally, Jim Guynan's guests are the jug band Doctor Slideshow in his Roots Canal section. The duo’s session breathes fresh air into this enduring form of music.
Presenter: Bev Harris. Producer: Jim Guynan.