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Farewell Special

Mike bids farewell with a selection of his favourite ever folk, roots and acoustic tracks.

Mike bids farewell to Radio 2 by playing a selection of his favourite ever folk tracks.

Songs come from artists including the esteemed guitarists Martin Simpson and Nic Jones, and two young songwriters based in the North East of England: Emily Portman and Rebekah Findlay.

Jack-e McAuley's version of The Auld Triangle and The Unwanted's take on The Morning Blues also make Mike's final playlist, as do songs by Christy Moore and Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight, and a listener favourite by Roaring Jelly.

After nearly 15 years presenting the show, this special Boxing Day programme will be Mike's last on Radio 2. Mark Radcliffe begins presenting the new Folk Show on Wednesday 2 January 2013 at 7pm, with Bellowhead live in session.

1 hour

Last on

Boxing Day 2012 19:00

Music Played

  • Jackie McAuley

    The Auld Triangle

    • Shadowboxing.
    • Road Goes On Forever RGF/JMCCD 041.
  • The Unwanted

    The Morning Blues

    • Music From The Atlantic Fringe.
    • Compass COM45262.
  • Emily Portman

    Stick Stock

    • The Glamoury.
    • Furrow Records FUR002.
  • Roaring Jelly

    Valerie Wilkins

    • Nowt So Funny As Folk.
    • Ada ADA105CD.
  • Rebekah Findlay

    Far From Home

    • Northern Skies.
    • Self-released TEDRFCD001.
  • Christy Moore

    On Morecambe Bay

    • Folk Tale.
    • Columbia / Sony Music 88697973042.
  • Nic Jones

    Sir Patrick Spens

    • Ballads and Songs (LP).
    • Trailer LER 2014.
  • Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight - Some Old Salty

  • Martin Simpson

    One Day

    • True Stories.
    • Topic Records Ltd. TSCD578.
  • Show of Hands

    Arrogance Ignorance & Greed

    • Arrogance Ignorance & Greed.
    • Hands On Music HMCD 29.
  • Dave Burland

    Waltzing's For Dreamers

    • His Master's Choice.
    • Road Goes On Forever RGFCD 009.
  • Mike Harding

    Closing Time

    • Plutonium Alley.
    • Moonraker CDM009.
  • The Voice Squad

    The Parting Glass

    • Many's The Foolish Youth.
    • Tara TARA 4004.


  • Boxing Day 2012 19:00