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Olivia Chaney in session

Mark presents an hour of folk and acoustic music, including a live session from Olivia Chaney, one of English folk's most exciting new voices.

Mark presents his weekly folk and acoustic show, live from Salford.

His guest this week is singer and musician Olivia Chaney, one of the most exciting new talents on the English folk scene.

The songwriter and interpreter of traditional music has earned a small army of admirers on the back of her appearances and collaborations with the likes of Zero 7, Alasdair Roberts, Concerto Caledonia and The Woodbine and Ivy Band.

Olivia plays live in the studio and talks about her self-released EP, her plans for a much-anticipated debut album, and the pros and cons of making your own way in the music world.

Radio 2's Folk Show sees Mark Radcliffe 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.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Seth Lakeman

    The Watchman

    • Hearts & Minds.
  • Ruth Moody

    Trouble and Woe

    • These Wilder Things.
  • Ewan McLennan

    Bob Dylan's Blues

    • The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - A Folk Tribute.
  • Olivia Chaney

    The Dark Eyed Sailor

    • Live performance.
  • Stephane Wrembel

    Bistro Fada

    • Origins.
  • John Jones

    Black & White Bird

    • Unreleased.
  • Olivia Chaney


    • Live performance.
  • Olivia Chaney


    • Live performance.
  • Ry Cooder

    El Corrido de Jesse James

    • Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down.
  • Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

    Bo Na Leathadhairce

    • The Small Hours.