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Mike presents an hour of the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music, including an interview with Bellowhead members John Spiers and Sam Sweeney.

Mike Harding presents an hour of the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music including news from the world of folk and the latest album releases.

This week, Mike's guests are John Spiers and Sam Sweeney from the all-conquering English folk supergroup, Bellowhead. John and Sam tell Mike about their new album, which sees them continue working with the acclaimed producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead).

Bellowhead started in 2004 when John Spiers and Jon Boden invited jazz, brass and fellow folk musicians to form a band, which now has eleven full-time members. The group is renowned for its exciting live shows, and has won multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Their last album, Hedonism, is one of the best selling independently released English folk albums ever.

57 minutes

Last on

Wed 17 Oct 2012 19:00

Music Played

  • The Saw Doctors

    The Joyce Country Ceili Band

    • Songs from Sun Street.
    • Shamtown SAWDOC006CD.
  • Gadarene


    • Volume One: 1694-2011.
    • Artist Own Label.
  • Pilgrims’ Way

    Tarry Trousers

    • Wayside Courtesies.
    • Fellside FECD239.
  • Heidi Talbot

    Grace Darling

    • My Sister the Moon.
    • Under One Sky UOSR001.
  • Bellowhead

    10,000 Miles Away

    • Broadside.
    • Navigator Navigator073.
  • Bellowhead

    What's the Life of a Man?

    • Broadside.
    • Navigator Navigator073.
  • Bellowhead


    • Broadside.
    • Navigator Navigator073.
  • Kathleen MacInnes

    Tanga Binn Mo Mhathair

    • Kilbride.
    • Artist Own Label KMAC001.
  • Stephanie Hladowski & C Joynes

    The Dark Eyed Sailor

    • The Wild Wild Berry.
    • Bo Weavil WEAVIL49CD.
  • Kate Rusby with Paul Weller

    Sun Grazers

    • 20.
    • Island Promo Copy.
  • Bob Dylan

    Early Roman Kings

    • Tempest.
    • Columbia 88725457602.


  • Wed 17 Oct 2012 19:00