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Folk artist Seth Lakeman takes us on a whirlwind tour of the traditional music of the British Isles, exploring the distinct sounds of different regions.

Seth Lakeman takes us on a whirlwind tour of the folk and traditional music of the British Isles, exploring the distinct sounds of different regions.

In this four part series, English fiddle player Seth Lakeman takes a look at the folk music found in Scotland, England, Wales, and Ireland, talking to some of its greatest proponents and asking what makes each tradition distinct.

In this first episode, Seth heads to Scotland. He hears from fellow fiddle player John McCusker, Gaelic harpist Rachel Newton, accordion player Phil Cunningham, folk singer Karine Polwart, Celtic Connections Festival organizer Donald Shaw, young folk artist Iona Fyfe, and host of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show Mark Radcliffe. They discuss their favourite Scottish songs and tunes and the elements that comprise Scotland’s sonic identity.

57 minutes

Last on

Sat 1 Feb 2020 21:00

Music Played

  • The Jura Wedding Reels (feat. Capercaillie)

    • At The Heart Of It All.
    • Vertical Records.
    • VERTCD 100.
    • 9.
  • Auld Lang Syne (feat. Dougie MacLean)

    • Tribute.
    • Dunkeld Records.
    • DUNCD-020.
    • 10.
  • Now Westlin Winds (feat. Dick Gaughan)

    • Handful of Earth.
    • Topic.
    • TSCD-419.
    • 1.
  • Rattlin Roarin Wullie / The Deil's Awa Wi' Th'exciseman / Kelly Mcinnes' / Lord Macdonald's / Mary Ann Macisaacs (feat. Brìghde Chaimbeul)

    • BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016.
    • Proper Music Distribution.
    • PROPERFOLK17.
    • 14.
  • Hùg Air A' Bhonaid Mhòir (feat. Julie Fowlis)

    • Cuilidh.
    • Spit And Polish.
    • SPIT-032.
    • 1.
  • Slow Air: Bonnie At Morn (feat. Duncan Chisholm)

    • Making Music In The Highlands.
  • Violet Tulloch Queen of Lerwick (feat. Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham)

    • The Best of Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham.
    • Whitlie Records.
    • WHIRLIECD-9.
    • 5.
  • Bothy Jigs (feat. John McCusker)

    • Hello Goodbye.
    • Under One Sky Records.
    • UOSR002P.
    • 4.
  • Sean Maguire's (feat. John McCusker)

    • Goodnight Ginger.
    • Pure Records.
    • PRCD-09.
    • 5.
  • Caledonia (feat. Dougie MacLean)

    • With Strings.
    • Dunkeld Records.
    • DUNCD-028.
    • 10.
  • The Freedom Come All Ye (feat. Hamish Henderson)

    • Scotland's Voices.
    • Greentrax.
    • CDTRAX 400.
    • 1.
  • The Chad Mitchell Trio

    The Banks of Sicily

    • Reflecting.
    • Mercury.
    • MG 20891.
    • 6.
  • The Times They Are A Changing (feat. Bob Dylan)

    • Columbia.
    • 468086-2.
  • Lord Randall (feat. Burl Ives)

    • The Return of the Wayfaring Stranger.
    • Columbia.
    • CL 1459.
    • 10.
  • A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (feat. Bob Dylan)

    • The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol.2.
    • Columbia.
    • 493-3612.
    • 2.
  • My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose (feat. Eddi Reader)

    • Sings The Songs of Robert Burns.
    • Rough Trade.
  • The Shee

    An Till Mise Chaoidh

    • Murmurations.
    • Shee Records.
    • SHEE3.
    • 11.
  • Jim Lindsay and his Scottish Dance Band

    Eightsome Reel

    • The Black Watch Ball.
    • Black Watch.
    • 1.
  • Highland Fling (Fast) (Steps 4 Tempo 124) (feat. Peter Purvis)

    • Highland Dance, Vol. 1.
    • Cold Room Records.
    • 6.
  • Dignity (feat. Karine Polwart)

    • 3.
    • Hegri Music.
    • HEGRICD11.
    • 3.
  • Guise Of Tough (feat. Iona Fyfe)

    • Away From My Window.
    • Cairnie Records.
    • 01.
    • 1.
  • Peggy Seeger

    Brewer Laddie (feat. Ewan MacColl)

    • Bothy Ballads of Scotland.
    • Smithsonian Folkways.
    • FW8759.
    • 6.

Broadcast

  • Sat 1 Feb 2020 21:00