Sounds of Folk Programme Information

Sounds of Folk celebrates the diversity and wealth of talent in folk music – song, music, dance and poetry – presented in the Greater Manchester area, and specifically in Oldham.
During the hour, several tracks are played – of local artists, artists coming into the area to perform, or artists booked to appear at the numerous festivals. These could be local performers, national, or international.
Guests perform live in the studio most weeks – occasionally interviews are via telephone, or pre-recorded before a local performance. Sometimes the guests travel long distances to appear on the programme, and most of the “big” names on the folk scene have been interviewed over the years. Sometimes the guests are folk club or festival organisers, talking about their event, and playing tracks of future artists.
Diary dates are given out weekly, and always updated.

Ali O'Brien

About Ali O'Brien

Ali has been involved with folk music for over 30 years – quite apart from presenting Sounds of Folk for almost 9 years – enjoying performances of numerous artists, singing traditional songs unaccompanied, running a folk club in the Saddleworth area, director of Saddleworth Folk Festival for 12 years, and MCing at festivals all across the North West.

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2 Responses to Sounds of Folk Programme Information

  1. Pete Abbott says:

    Hi Ali, thanks for playing Other Roads tonight…. unfortunately I was late joining the show and just caught Dave’s ‘Count On You’.
    See you soon, take care
    Pete

  2. I was just listening to the show, as I normally do plugged in to my headphones at work, and I was blown away when you played Scarborough Fair from mine and Jack’s CD ‘Half Hands Round’. Thank you so much…really appreciated.
    Alison

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