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The best folk and acoustic music from Britain and beyond.

This week, songwriter Kathryn Williams looks back on her 20-year career and plays live.

The best folk and acoustic music from Britain and beyond.

This week, songwriter Kathryn Williams looks back on her 20-year career and plays live.

Kathryn is releasing a new boxset, entitled 'Anthology', on the One Little Indian label. The Liverpool-born singer-songwriter has made 14 albums since 1999, including 2000's Little Black Numbers, which was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.

Besides her solo releases, Kathryn has collaborated with Neill MacColl, Anthony Kerr, Maxïmo Park, Tom McRae and Squeeze's Chris Difford. She has maintained a strong affinity with poets and novelists through her various projects.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Ry Cooder

    How Can You Keep Moving

    • Into the Purple Valley.
  • Fairport Convention

    Come All Ye (Live) (feat. Chris While, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings & Dave Mattacks)

    • What We Did On Our Saturday.
    • Matty Grooves.
  • Kinnaris Quintet

    Can You Repeat That, Please? / The Fisherman In The Wardrobe

    • Free One.
  • Kathryn Williams

    Mirrorball (Live on the Radio 2 Folk Show)

  • Guy Garvey & The MacColls

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Live at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards)

  • The Rails

    Call Me When It All Goes Wrong

    • Cancel the Sun.
    • Psychonaut Sounds.
  • Kathryn Williams

    Beating Heart (Live on the Radio 2 Folk Show)

  • Kathryn Williams

    Prospero (Live on the Radio 2 Folk Show)

  • The Oldham Tinkers

    Peterloo

    • An Introduction to The Oldham Tinkers.
    • Topic Records.
  • VRï

    Ffoles Llantrisant

    • Tŷ ein Tadau.

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