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Feb 12, 2019

David Gunawardana is a young singer/songwriter who is gradually and deservedly making a name for himself. He is an interesting personality equally happy talking about, folk music, films or philosophy

In January 2019 David released a 6 track EP entitled 'Figures and Faces' now available on Amazon, iTunes etc. Invisible Folk Club's Jon Bickley was asked to write the sleeve notes, this is what he had to say:
'It’s hard to say where David comes from. His family is from Sri Lanka and he comes from London but when you listen to his songs there is an other-worldly quality to them. It might be because of his mellifluous voice. It might be his light touch on his Martin guitar. Or it might be his beguiling tales of far-off forest glades, caves and towers, happy tribes challenged or dancing spirits. With the whispers of Gillian Welch and Anne Briggs hovering around him, he casts a spell with every performance. There is a disarming brightness about his presence and his devotion to his craft is clear for all to hear.'

https://www.davidgunawardana.com/
https://www.facebook.com/davidgunawardanamusic/

Feb 11, 2019

David Gunawardana is a young singer/songwriter who is gradually and deservedly making a name for himself. He is an interesting personality equally happy talking about, folk music, films or philosophy

In January 2019 David released a 6 track EP entitled 'Figures and Faces' now available on Amazon, iTunes etc. Invisible Folk Club's Jon Bickley was asked to write the sleeve notes, this is what he had to say:
'It’s hard to say where David comes from. His family is from Sri Lanka and he comes from London but when you listen to his songs there is an other-worldly quality to them. It might be because of his mellifluous voice. It might be his light touch on his Martin guitar. Or it might be his beguiling tales of far-off forest glades, caves and towers, happy tribes challenged or dancing spirits. With the whispers of Gillian Welch and Anne Briggs hovering around him, he casts a spell with every performance. There is a disarming brightness about his presence and his devotion to his craft is clear for all to hear.'

https://www.davidgunawardana.com/
https://www.facebook.com/davidgunawardanamusic/

Feb 10, 2019

Martin Olyett is a talented singer/songwriter whose observational material ranges from intimate to cinematic in its scope. He has been a longstanding and valued friend of Invisible Folk Club from the earliest days and was part of the original 3 Songwriters podcast that is still our most popular to date. In this new podcast, amongst many other things, Martin chats to host Jon Bickley about two subjects very close to his heart, namely guitars and Beatles. Amen to that!

At the end of 2018 Martin put out a 5 track EP entitled 'Strawman' which comes highly recommended. The review in Unicorn magazine says 'the tracks demonstrate Martin playing some tasty finger picked and strummed steel sting guitar, singing thoughtful and well-articulated lyrics.'
If you wish to get hold of a copy please go to https://invisiblefolkclub.com/contact/ and leave us a message.
We'll ensure Martin receives your communication.

Jan 29, 2019

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 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. 

Original radio broadcast 14th Oct 2018:
Ralph McTell - Streets of London
Anti-Nowhere League - Streets of London
Amazing Blondel - Celestial Light
Magna Carta - My Son's a Prawn
Pentangle - The Trees they Do Grow High
Trees - Glasgerion
Comus - The Herald
Graeme Morrell - Kodak Ghosts
Kelvin Davies - Step It Up and Go
Marisa, Jack & Davy - Oak,Ash and Thorn
Jon Bickley - We've Come to Hell to Fight the Devil
Nick Drake - Harvest Breed

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

Jan 29, 2019

Pete Castle is a folk singer and storyteller nowadays based in Belper, Derbyshire. He works all over the country in folk clubs, on the storytelling circuit, in schools and libraries and with the wider public. He first came to the attention of Invisible Folk when we were researching Bedfordshire folk songs. Pete is a former resident of the county (1976-87) and collected around 70 songs of local origin and deposited them at Luton Wardown Museum. 20 of these songs were released by Pete on cassette in 1981 and the first song in this podcast comes from that collection.

We met Pete at the Strutts Community Centre in Belper and talked about his life as a professional musician. His repertoire is mainly traditional English songs and ballads but he has branched out into world music working with a Bengali musician in the late 1980s and Romanian folk musicians in the mid 1990s. He was main organiser of the Luton Folk Festival from 1976-82, and from 1981-87 he ran the folk show on Chiltern Radio (UK independent local radio).

Pete is a veteran performer and over the years has met and become friends with many well known musicians, most notably Peter Bellamy about whom he talks in the podcast.

For more information visit the comprehensive Website at https://petecastle.co.uk/

Jan 29, 2019

Pete Castle is a folk singer and storyteller nowadays based in Belper, Derbyshire. He works all over the country in folk clubs, on the storytelling circuit, in schools and libraries and with the wider public. He first came to the attention of Invisible Folk when we were researching Bedfordshire folk songs. Pete is a former resident of the county (1976-87) and collected around 70 songs of local origin and deposited them at Luton Wardown Museum. 20 of these songs were released by Pete on cassette in 1981 and the first song in this podcast comes from that collection.

We met Pete at the Strutts Community Centre in Belper and talked about his life as a professional musician. His repertoire is mainly traditional English songs and ballads but he has branched out into world music working with a Bengali musician in the late 1980s and Romanian folk musicians in the mid 1990s. He was main organiser of the Luton Folk Festival from 1976-82, and from 1981-87 he ran the folk show on Chiltern Radio (UK independent local radio).

Pete is a veteran performer and over the years has met and become friends with many well known musicians, most notably Peter Bellamy about whom he talks in the podcast.

For more information visit the comprehensive Website at https://petecastle.co.uk/

Jan 29, 2019

Pete Castle is a folk singer and storyteller nowadays based in Belper, Derbyshire. He works all over the country in folk clubs, on the storytelling circuit, in schools and libraries and with the wider public. He first came to the attention of Invisible Folk when we were researching Bedfordshire folk songs. Pete is a former resident of the county (1976-87) and collected around 70 songs of local origin and deposited them at Luton Wardown Museum. 20 of these songs were released by Pete on cassette in 1981 and the first song in this podcast comes from that collection.

We met Pete at the Strutts Community Centre in Belper and talked about his life as a professional musician. His repertoire is mainly traditional English songs and ballads but he has branched out into world music working with a Bengali musician in the late 1980s and Romanian folk musicians in the mid 1990s. He was main organiser of the Luton Folk Festival from 1976-82, and from 1981-87 he ran the folk show on Chiltern Radio (UK independent local radio).

Pete is a veteran performer and over the years has met and become friends with many well known musicians, most notably Peter Bellamy about whom he talks in the podcast.

For more information visit the comprehensive Website at https://petecastle.co.uk/

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