Playing tracks by
Sam Carter, Karine Polwart, India Electric Co., Jack Sharp and Reg Meuross, Marion Fleetwood.
May's Mainly Folk brings together two recent features which illustrate how today's performers are responding to the national lockdown.
Kirsty Merryn is taking an innovative approach to the current situation and recently masterminded The Home Folk Festival. Bev Harris talks to Kirsty about her exciting venture to get live music to the fans of folk music. Kirsty was about to go on tour to promote her great new album so this also gives us the opportunity to play some tracks from the excellent “Our Bright Night”.
John Smith is one of the hardest working performers on today's folk scene. Like Kirsty he would now have been on tour promoting his new album, "Live In Chester". Bev Harris catches up with John as he prepared to make the best of the current situation by creating a virtual world tour across the different time zones. Plus we get to hear some of the tracks from the new release which capture the immediacy and impact of John playing live.