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Mark presents an hour of the best folk and acoustic music, speaks to fRoots editor Ian Anderson and pays tribute to the late Dave Swarbrick.

An hour of the best folk and acoustic music from Britain and beyond.

This week Mark speaks to fRoots editor Ian Anderson, and also pays tribute to the late Dave Swarbrick.

Ian Anderson co-founded Southern Rag in 1979. Thirty-seven years later, the magazine continues as fRoots and is about to publish its 400th issue.

Mark talks to Ian about the magazine's history, the changing UK folk scene, and Ian's own musical adventures.

Plus the usual mix of exciting new releases, classic tracks and news from the folk world.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Fairport Convention

    Medley

  • Jess Morgan

    Natalie

  • Rant

    Wha’ll Dance Wi’ Wattie?

  • Starless

    Duthaich Mhicaoidh (feat. Julie Fowlis)

  • New Victory Band

    Harper’s Frolic / Bonny Kate

  • The Rheingans Sisters

    Mackerel

  • Hot Vultures

    South Coast Bound

  • Damien Dempsey

    Sullivan John

  • The Ian Campbell Folk Group

    Twa Recruiting Sergeants

  • Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

    Newlyn Town

  • Jerry Douglas

    The Boxer (feat. Paul Simon & Mumford & Sons)

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