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Heidi Talbot in session

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 February 2013

Mark Radcliffe presents Radio 2's new folk and acoustic show live from Salford Quays.

This week, Mark welcomes Irish singer Heidi Talbot to the studio for a live session. Heidi and her very excellent musical friends will perform tracks from her forthcoming album, Angels Without Wings.

Heidi, originally from County Kildare but now based in Scotland, was formerly a member of the New York-based Irish-American group Cherish the Ladies. As a solo artist she has made five albums and picked up multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.

The new album features contributions from some of contemporary folk's biggest names: Dobro guitar master Jerry Douglas, bluegrass star Tim O'Brien, and Scottish musicians Karine Polwart and Julie Fowlis all do turns on the record, as do King Creosote and Mark Knopfler.

Mark Radcliffe's new Radio 2 Folk Show sees Mark explore the wide and wonderful range of traditional and contemporary folk and acoustic music from around the UK and the world, with regular interviews and live sessions from folk's finest performers.

Guests on upcoming programmes include Richard Thompson (20 February) and Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer (27 February).

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