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Sep 25, 2018

Each month we select a past Invisible Folk Club radio show to air on the podcast channel. Jon Bickley curates and presents the show. Nothing in the broad church of folk related music is off limits.

On our podcast channel you'll find the radio shows where the songs might be longer, where the music is allowed to stretch and breathe. Maybe something a little more challenging.

We know our podcast listeners have the time, space and inclination to play the long game, to allow something to evolve.

This is a very English playlist, apart from Mr Dylan of course! (original radio broadcast 8th April 2018):

John Martyn - She Moved Through The Fair
John Martyn - Glistening Glyndebourne
John Martyn - Over The Hill
Pentangle - Lord Franklin
Pentangle - Jack Orion
Pentangle - I Saw An Angel
Jon Bickley - St James Infirmary Blues
Pagan Harvest - Rebecca Falls
Craig Joiner - Mr O
Bob Dylan - Went To See The Gypsy
Show of Hands - Hambledon Fair
Robert Plant - Carry Fire

If you want more information about our podcasts or radio shows please go to the website https://invisiblefolkclub.com/

Sep 25, 2018

Graeme Morrell is a fine guitarist and excellent singer. In this podcast he talks to host Jon Bickley about how the discovery of his musical hero, veteran English singer/songwriter Michael Chapman, shaped his own guitar style and musical outlook.

Graeme performs a selection of Chapman's best songs doing full justice to their gritty beauty and talks about the man and his music. He is occasionally joined by his old friend and previous Invisible Folk Club guest singer/guitarist David Artus.

Michael Chapman first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in the mid 60s playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical songs with a distinctive finger picking guitar style. His earlier albums were released on the highly respected Harvest label of which Fully Qualified Survivor (1970) is probably the best known. Although he never really made the big time he has always had an enthusiastic and loyal following. He is still touring and recording, his talent remains undiminished.

Sep 25, 2018

Graeme Morrell is a fine guitarist and excellent singer. In this podcast he talks to host Jon Bickley about how the discovery of his musical hero, veteran English singer/songwriter Michael Chapman, shaped his own guitar style and musical outlook.

Graeme performs a selection of Chapman's best songs doing full justice to their gritty beauty and talks about the man and his music. He is occasionally joined by his old friend and previous Invisible Folk Club guest singer/guitarist David Artus.

Michael Chapman first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in the mid 60s playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical songs with a distinctive finger picking guitar style. His earlier albums were released on the highly respected Harvest label of which Fully Qualified Survivor (1970) is probably the best known. Although he never really made the big time he has always had an enthusiastic and loyal following. He is still touring and recording, his talent remains undiminished.

Sep 25, 2018

Graeme Morrell is a fine guitarist and excellent singer. In this podcast he talks to host Jon Bickley about how the discovery of his musical hero, veteran English singer/songwriter Michael Chapman, shaped his own guitar style and musical outlook.

Graeme performs a selection of Chapman's best songs doing full justice to their gritty beauty and talks about the man and his music. He is occasionally joined by his old friend and previous Invisible Folk Club guest singer/guitarist David Artus.

Michael Chapman first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in the mid 60s playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical songs with a distinctive finger picking guitar style. His earlier albums were released on the highly respected Harvest label of which Fully Qualified Survivor (1970) is probably the best known. Although he never really made the big time he has always had an enthusiastic and loyal following. He is still touring and recording, his talent remains undiminished.

Sep 25, 2018

Ray Butler is a folk singer, he is also a canal and narrowboat enthusiast. Invisible Folk Club host Jon Bickley and producer Steve Yarwood traveled to the Grand Union Canal at Harefield (Borough of London) excited at the prospect of a first field recording. Or to be completely accurate it was a waterborne recording! 

Ray welcomed us aboard Pisces and we sat in the small cabin at the rear of the boat listening his unaccompanied songs about the lives and times of hard working boatmen. Between songs Ray took us through a fascinating history of British canals. As well as the singing and conversation we also captured the ambient sounds of a stretch of canal still used by working boats.

The narrowboat Pisces was built in Northwich (Cheshire) by WJ Yarwood & Sons in 1935. In 1942 she was requisitioned by the Ministry of War Transport as a fire boat based in the Surrey Commercial Docks. Since the mid 60s she has been owned by the London Borough of Hillingdon as a youth outreach facility and latterly the Hillingdon Narrowboats Association for leisure activities.

For more info visit the Hillingdon Narrowboats Association website http://www.hna.org.uk/. While you're there check the details of the Grand Charity Concert on October 13th 2018 to mark 50 years community service by Pisces.
For general canal information https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/

Sep 25, 2018

Ray Butler is a folk singer, he is also a canal and narrowboat enthusiast. Invisible Folk Club host Jon Bickley and producer Steve Yarwood traveled to the Grand Union Canal at Harefield (Borough of London) excited at the prospect of a first field recording. Or to be completely accurate it was a waterborne recording!

Ray welcomed us aboard Pisces and we sat in the small cabin at the rear of the boat listening his unaccompanied songs about the lives and times of hard working boatmen. Between songs Ray took us through a fascinating history of British canals. As well as the singing and conversation we also captured the ambient sounds of a stretch of canal still used by working boats.

Narrowboat Pisces was built in Northwich (Cheshire) by WJ Yarwood & Sons in 1935. In 1942 she was requisitioned by the Ministry of War Transport as a fire boat based in the Surrey Commercial Docks. Since the mid 60s she has been owned by the London Borough of Hillingdon as a youth outreach facility and latterly the Hillingdon Narrowboats Association for leisure activities.

For more info visit the Hillingdon Narrowboats Association website http://www.hna.org.uk/. While you're there check the details of the Grand Charity Concert on October 13th 2018 to mark 50 years community service by Pisces.
For general canal information https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/

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