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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 24, 2020

Matt Fleming is a musician (under his own name or One Formation) and photographer/videographer (Minus Tone). In this podcast he plays a mix of solo acoustic songs and synthesiser generated instrumental pieces. The two forms come together memorably in 'Floating' so listen out for that one in Part 2 of this podcast!

He talks about utilising engineering and production skills learned on a commercial music course at university to work with young people in Slough. He talks candidly about those sometimes tough but rewarding years in community services. In the end government cuts resulted in the closure of most activity centres. Sadly we can see the negative results of such policies in many of our towns and cities.

Matt has recently set up his own photography and video business which is how Invisible Folk became aware of his talents. He continues to encourage artistic growth in the local community with the Music & Words Club at The Hope, a vibrant new community space in Windsor. He organises a twice monthly gathering of musicians, poets, singers, composers, electronic artists etc who showcase original material. He is also involved in occasional pop-up events at the Loading Bay Cafe (Windsor).

Apr 24, 2020

Matt Fleming is a musician (under his own name or One Formation) and photographer/videographer (Minus Tone). In this podcast he plays a mix of solo acoustic songs and synthesiser generated instrumental pieces. The two forms come together memorably in 'Floating' so listen out for that one!

He talks about utilising engineering and production skills learned on a commercial music course at university to work with young people in Slough. He talks candidly about those sometimes tough but rewarding years in community services. In the end government cuts resulted in the closure of most activity centres. Sadly we can see the negative results of such policies in many of our towns and cities.

Matt has recently set up his own photography and video business which is how Invisible Folk became aware of his talents. He continues to encourage artistic growth in the local community with the Music & Words Club at The Hope, a vibrant new community space in Windsor. He organises a twice monthly gathering of musicians, poets, singers, composers, electronic artists etc who showcase original material. He is also involved in occasional pop-up events at the Loading Bay Cafe (Windsor).

Apr 20, 2020

It's catch up time. This Invisible Folk Club radio show went out live to four community stations across England. Jon Bickley was curator/presenter, Steve Yarwood producer.

Nothing in the broad church of folk related music is off limits, there's many shades of folk, ours is an eclectic mix. There's some famous names and some not so famous names, they all deserve your attention. There's something for everybody, we'll continue to be predictably unpredictable!

If you want more information please visit our website https://invisiblefolkclub.com/

This week's line-up:
Jack Sharp - Good Times Older
Jack Sharp - Gamekeeper
Jack Sharp - God Dog
hazeyjane - Anima Rising
hazeyjane - Inside Out
Maggie Duffy - Dance For Your Mother
Maggie Duffy - Milliner's Daughter
Rookeries - Glaslyn
Mike Carter-Jones & Mike Nacey - Saturday Pictures
Lovell - Parsely
Jon Bickley - Winter

Apr 20, 2020

It's catch up time. This Invisible Folk Club radio show went out live to four community stations across England. Jon Bickley was curator/presenter, Steve Yarwood producer.

Nothing in the broad church of folk related music is off limits, there's many shades of folk, ours is an eclectic mix. There's some famous names and some not so famous names, they all deserve your attention. There's something for everybody, we'll continue to be predictably unpredictable!

If you want more information please visit our website https://invisiblefolkclub.com/

This week's line-up:
The Perfect Trip - DMT
Pete Morton - Emily Dickinson Revisited
Robin Williamson & His Merry Band - When Evening Shadows Fall
Gemma Khawaja - Bold Fisherman
Secret Archives of the Vatican - Isolation Elucidation Dub
Steeleye Span - Following Me
Robert Johnson - Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Kelvin Davis - Downtown Blues
Townes Van Zandt - At My Window
Lizzy Hardingham - Harvester of Gold
Jon Bickley & Invisible Folk - Into The Woods (Soundtrack)

Apr 16, 2020

It's catch up time. This Invisible Folk Club radio show went out live to four community stations across England. Jon Bickley was curator/presenter, Steve Yarwood producer.

Nothing in the broad church of folk related music is off limits, there's many shades of folk, ours is an eclectic mix. There's some famous names and some not so famous names, they all deserve your attention. There's something for everybody, we'll continue to be predictably unpredictable!

If you want more information please visit our website https://invisiblefolkclub.com/

This week's line-up:
Pete Morton - The Farmer's Boy
Pete Morton - The Grenfell Carol
Pete Morton - Universal Basic Income
Pete Morton - Barbry Allen
Chris Manners - England's Last Apprentice
Chris Manners - Exit, Pursued By A Bear
The Perfect Trip - The Magician's Trick
The Perfect Trip - What The Birds Know
Alan Garmonsway - Carry the Torch for Each Other
Alan Garmonsway & Lilijan Rose - Saturday Morning
Thomas & the Empty Orchestra - Old Crow
Na-Mara - Sisters & Brothers
Na-Mara - Navajos & Pirates

Apr 9, 2020

It's catch up time. This Invisible Folk Club radio show went out live to four community stations across England. Jon Bickley was curator/presenter, Steve Yarwood producer.

Nothing in the broad church of folk related music is off limits, there's many shades of folk, ours is an eclectic mix. There's some famous names and some not so famous names, they all deserve your attention. There's something for everybody, we'll continue to be predictably unpredictable!

If you want more information please visit our website https://invisiblefolkclub.com/

This week's line-up:
Mike Waterson - John Barleycorn
Lal Waterson - Red Wine and Promises
Lal Waterson - Bird
Kitty Macfarlane - Go Your Way
Lankum - The Sea Captain
Lisa Knapp - I Wish My Love Was a Cherry
Ant Savage - Lessons of Theft
Ant Savage - Home
Ian Roland & The Subtown Set - The Valley
Ian Roland & The Subtown Set - In The Darkness
Geraldine Pearson-Green - Cardington Men
Simon Pritchard - Bobby Briggs

Apr 8, 2020

In an occasional series entitled 'The Ballad of Bedfordshire' Jon Bickley tells the story of the Luton Peace Day riots in words and music.

This is a re-recorded and expanded version of a radio show first broadcast in July 2019 with additional material to paint the wider picture. Around the original core songs are others recalling the patriotic fervour to enlist in 1914 and the sense of real worth and status it gave the Tommies. The harsh realities that hit home on arrival at the front soon put paid to that.

At the end of the war the promise to build a land fit for heroes failed to materialise. Luton ex-servicemen unhappy with unemployment and other grievances, particularly the high handed attitude of Mayor Henry Impey, took matters into their own hands and burned down the Town Hall.

To mark the centenary Jon performs his own original songs about the events that occurred in Luton town centre between 19th - 21st July 1919. The narrative is finally brought up to date with a reflection on the aftermath of any conflict, be it a declared war between nations or the ongoing 'war on terror.'

All songs written and performed by Jon Bickley & friends except **

MARCH TO WAR
1 - John McCormack - Keep the Home Fires Burning **
2 - We're the Tommies You've Heard About
3 - To Kill the Devil (Neil Stanton - violin)
4 - We're All Going Home in the Morning
RETURN
5 - Keep Your Heads Down (Bob Templeman - guitar, Annette Burrows - vocal)
6 - Shiny Buttons and Badges (Neil Stanton - violin)
ANGER
7 - Treat Him Like a Dog (Neil Stanton - violin)
8 - We Will March (Mandy & Lizzy Hardingham - backing vocals, John Maw - mandola)
9 - Mayor Henry Impey
10 - Luton Town (Neil Stanton - violin)
REFLECTION
11 - If Justice Had Wings (Mandy & Lizzy Hardingham - backing vocals)
12 - Choose Peace (Mandy & Lizzy Hardingham - backing vocals)
13 - Poppies for Sale

'Keep the Home-Fires Burning' written by Ivor Novello, performed by John McCormack

Apr 2, 2020

It's catch up time. This Invisible Folk Club radio show went out live to four community stations across England. Jon Bickley was curator/presenter, Steve Yarwood producer.

Nothing in the broad church of folk related music is off limits, there's many shades of folk, ours is an eclectic mix. There's some famous names and some not so famous names, they all deserve your attention. There's something for everybody, we'll continue to be predictably unpredictable!

If you want more information please visit our website https://invisiblefolkclub.com/

This week's line-up:
Robin Williamson & His Merry Band - Port London Early
Robin Williamson & His Merry Band - Pacheco
Robin Williamson & His Merry Band - These Islands Green
Watersons - Twankidillo
Watersons - Plough Boy
Watersons - I Am a Rover
Emily Portman & Rob Harbron - Bay Of Biscay
John Smith - She Moves Through The Fair
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - The Banks Of The Sweet Primroses
Jon Bickley - Call the Sun
Van Morrison - Almost Independence Day

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