The Mill Race Folk Podcast

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Yeah! Our pilot episode is out now. You can click here to download and listen now.

It’s all about traditional folk songs by the people who perform them.

In our trial episode we spoke to Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp when they played at Mill Race Folk in Bromham Mill in November 2017. They performed their version of ‘Murder in the Red Barn’ for the podcast. This song features on their fantastic debut album, ‘The Poacher’s Fate’. We had an extensive conversation about where they found the lyrics, where they found the tune for this folk song and their approach to arranging and performing. We chatted about the broadside printer, Catnach and other versions of this ballad. We talked about murder, executions and gruesome artifacts too.

Like the music? Come to Mill Race Folk in Bedford and experience the night for yourself. The next show is on Saturday 20th January with The Foxglove Trio. We would love to see you there. Find us on FacebookTwitter and keep checking our website.

Seek out our new page on Podbean. Hopefully within the next few days you’ll be able to hear it on iTunes too.


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