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posted on June 11th, 2016

By any normal (first world) measure, I’ve had a rough couple of days on the road. Nothing disastrous but a pile of small things going wrong, with outcomes leaving me somewhere between mildly inconvenienced and quite vulnerable… read more

Here’s the playlist for Midnight Campfire #90, first broadcast on Brighton’s Juice 107.2, Wed 8 June 2016. The first hour is all new tracks, then the second hour focuses on the music of English folk’s master fiddler Dave Swarbrick, who sadly died recently. RIP Swarb. Here’s the TotallyRadio archive link and here’s what I played… read more

Here’s the track listing for Midnight Campfire #89, first broadcast on Juice 107.2 Wed 1 June 2016. Listen to the online archive at TotallyRadio. I hugely enjoyed this one, so that’s two-in-a-row without a theme that have still be very fun. Here’s what I played… read more

Here’s the playlist for Midnight Campfire episode #88, first broadcast on Juice 107.2 on Wed 25 May 2016. I loved this one; it’s a great mix plus I spun Jess Morgan’s homemade 7″ as an experiment and it worked. Two Dylans for his birthday, three from The National’s Grateful Dead tribute comp (for the Red Hot HIV charity) and the second hour is long songs. Fun show. You can listen online via TotallyRadio and here’s what I played… read more

Brighton’s sprawling Great Escape Festival and Convention kicked off today. Although many industry experts and fans write tip-sheets of favourite artists across the weekend, I haven’t seen a list specifically for folk – not even the broad church we call ‘folk-ish’ on the Midnight Campfire. So here’s my Top 10 Folk(-ish) Artists at The Great Escape 2016, plus some more, plus some picks from The Alternative Escape… read more

Here’s the playlist for Midnight Campfire #87, first broadcast on Juice 107.2 on Wed 18 May 2016. Loved this one; although it’s a simple show – no theme – it felt a ton better than last week. Gill Sandell is still Album of the Month and one of our favourite listeners Andy Waller suggested this week’s Campfire Songbook entry. Listen online at TotallyRadio and here’s what I played… read more

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